TThe covid 19 pandemics did not spare most industries, including the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C world where I work… For the first few months, my friend and I got several orders as several people were stuck at home and could now focus on repairing their air conditioning units, while others wanted professional A/C cleaning… However, the residential tasks were actually few and could not sustain us for the next strenuous months ahead, i had to lay off a few of my workers after the eighth month because there was nothing much to do, then my buddy and I do not get new assignments for both Heating, Ventilation, and A/C repairs and heating & cooling system installations.
I had even contemplated shutting down the company before everything started picking again.
This was a time I had to assess my company objectives and strategize as I discovered how dependent my friend and I were on commercial Heating, Ventilation, and A/C repairs and repair… When offices and dealers closed down, my friend and I almost closed shop. I planned to diversify when things returned to normal. I will be expanding my Heating, Ventilation, and A/C company to accommodate consultations, selling of units, and repair and repair services for both residential and commercial clients. This would shield my people and me from ever getting to the vulnerable phase that my friend and I were in. I have been able to reinstate most of the workers’ let go when covid hit, and my friend and I are slowly rebuilding the company back to its former glory. My buddy and I are one of the few surviving companies that continue to hope others that it’s possible to come back strong. It is difficult not to appreciate the lessons from these hard times as a business.