Over the past few years my associate and I have seen a dramatic decline in our numbers. My associate and I have had to let some genuinely loyal employees go because there just wasn’t enough contractor to afford them any longer. This has been heartsplitting. As a local HVAC contractor as well as maintenance shop my associate and I have been struggling. The biggest problem is the fact that our part has seemed to stop growing. With no modern homes being built, no modern businesses moving to the part as well as no need for major replacements my associate and I have run out of areas where my associate and I can be viable. The fact that my associate and I tune up the existing systems just isn’t keeping us afloat any longer, and for all of these reasons my associate and I have decided to close up shop as well as transfer a hundred miles away. This was a strenuous option but my associate and I wanted to continue to grow. My associate and I are basically starting over in the modern part but my associate and I can see great potential there. My associate and I sold the maintenance portion of the contractor so that our buyers can still continue to have their systems checked as well as repaired as well. The part my associate and I are moving to has seen a ten percent growth for residential as well as a nearly twenty percent growth in commercial over the last five years. Things are booming there as well as my associate and I hope to establish ourselves as a quality HVAC dealership as well as maintenance service there. This will allow us to hire employees as well as maintain our business. My associate and I can take advantage of modern condo builds, replacement of commercial units as well as develop relationships with local dealers. In many ways it is worried to leave where my associate and I are but my associate and I must keep up with the times or close our doors for good.