I have been finally working for a commercial HVAC service company for the past many years.
I usually service the same HVAC company accounts every month and I think all of my co-workers as well as all of the managers for each of the properties.
A couple of weeks ago, my boss picked up another property. The two of us are now servicing a hotel on the beach that is in need of a lot of renovations. I was assigned to evaluate the HVAC needs for the hotel. I spent most of the afternoon looking at the property and inspecting all of the HVAC equipment. The hotel was recently purchased by a new owner and the company wants to make some repairs and updates. One of the greatest complications in the hotel is the heating and cooling and ventilation equipment. By the time I was finished with my investigation, I had a report that was almost six pages long. I wrote a full report to give to the hotel management company. They were completely appalled when they saw the list of repairs! I quickly explained that most of the items on the list were necessary in order for the hotel to meet local building codes. The locale had not been renovated for nearly 60 years and a lot of complications needed to be fixed before the city would even issue a permit to open. I don’t think the guy realized the seriousness of the heating and A/C complications until he saw everything written on paper. The repairs were nearly fifteen thousands dollars and those were just the absolutely necessary items.