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John began his Indoor Climate Control career at New Hampshire Vocational Technical College, in Manchester, New Hampshire, in 1980. With his completion of the 400-hour Oil Burner Technology program he was hired by a ‘Mom & Pop’ legacy fuel company – Tenney Fuels, Inc., in Concord. Tenney’s focus was to sell quality fuel products with exceptional oil burner installations and service.


After 3-1/2 years at Tenney, John returned to school at New Hampshire Technical Institute, in Concord full-time, in the Fall of 1984, as he worked part-time for another legacy fuel company in Concord, Ferns Energy Centers. Both companies were founded in the late 30s and 40s as coal suppliers, then, switched to oil products only in the 1970s. As a service and installation technician, John expanded his job description to include fuel delivery.


By 1988, John had worked for 2 other ‘HVAC’ companies, Desmarais Refrigeration and Bill Trombley Plumbing and Heating, then, started his own heating contracting company, Best Heating Company and changed to Best Heating Corp. in the early 1990s.


In 1996, John became an independent inventor of hand tools for the plumbing & heating trade, and in 1999 had signed 2 License Agreements with Taco, Inc., a manufacturer of heating components, for what would become the industry standard for connecting forced hot water heating system circulators to threaded and soldered piping. A few years of royalties allowed John to take a hiatus from HVAC work to finish 4 years of Mechanical Engineering and Business Management studies at NHTI.


In 2002, John took his first sales job at Dowling Corp., in Portsmouth, the namesake of the town he grew up in in the 1960s, in Rhode Island, also on the Atlantic Ocean. For Dowling, he designed HVAC systems and estimated their cost for installation and prepared Proposals and Change Orders for various Indoor Climate Control systems in residential and commercial buildings with various needs by their occupants. John became the only salesman in Dowling’s history to come from outside the company and sell jobs from the day he started to the day he left, a year later following the sale of the company. John returned to HVAC contracting, and remained self-employed until the economic downturn in 2008, when Thayer Corp contacted him with an offer that he couldn’t refuse. At Thayer as a Sales Engineer, John had 2-3 times more sales estimates than any of the 6 other Sales Engineers. The reason for John’s high productivity was his development of an estimating system in Lotus 123, back in 1988, then in 1998 he converted it to Excel and continued to build the materials database – the principal reason (not having to re-type every part in a new estimate) for his rapid estimating at Thayer. In 2009 the recession had forced closed the doors of Thayer’s New Hampshire operation, so John returned to self-employment.


Since 2009 John has perfected his processes for creating job estimates and billing his customers with accuracy, precision and honesty. In 2021, John’s revisions to his billing system that is based on his exacting estimating system was completed and ready to sell to Building Trades companies across North America. Quote-Rite and Bill-Rite are the best thing to happen to Time & Materials estimating, costing and billing methods and are designed for those who strive to be accurate, precise, honest, professional and more profitable than any other systems for Building Tradesmen, and then some.

As an inventor of products for Plumbing & Heating, John has created the best flange and isolation mechanical designs and products the trades have ever seen, and he enjoys the bragging rights of having the 2nd-greatest number of products by brand installed on his Forced Hot Water heating systems. Only pipe/fittings makers have more products than John.


Today, John is focused on his freelance Sales Engineering, marketing his Building Trades business products, consulting to building owners, legal teams and independent inventors, and developing his original mechanical designs for the Indoor Climate Control, Plumbing and Beekeeping industries.

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