Matthew Bratsis will facilitate a discussion covering the current economic environment and recent trends, in order to help contractors understand how to navigate these challenging times.
Jesse Davis will talk about new developments across the industry and the impact financing will have on the future. We will look at buyer habits and product and technology challenges, including shipping and manufacturing, as well as trends in the distribution network. As the economic changes continue to roll out across the industry, the financing programs you offer must be comprehensive and competitive. The HVAC industry is experiencing changes comparable to the solar industry, including longer-term loans and the need for competitive interest rates.
Talbot Gee will provide highlights from HARDI’s recently released State of the Channel report focusing on the keys for the HVAC channel to succeed in a slowing market in 2023. Determining how to navigate slowing growth with continued inflation, supply chain issues and regulatory changes presents significant challenges, but the most informed companies will continue to thrive. Margin for error will be smaller in 2023, but that can be a huge opportunity for prepared contractors.
In this session, you’ll learn:
- Why dealer fees exist and how they impact you and your customer
- How other home improvement verticals embrace dealer fees and turn them into a profit center
- How all the rate changes impact your business
- Challenges throughout the distribution network
- The importance of utilizing buy-downs