2017 Western ND Golf Outing – Work Hard, Play Hard!

Thank you to all for attending the 2017 Western ND Golf Outing!

Summer is flying by too quickly, as a result, SVL team members and their customers had to take advantage of the beautiful weather while they could at the 2017 Western ND Customer Golf Outing. Accordingly, SVL hosted a customer golf outing for Western North Dakota contractors and engineers. All in all, it was a beautiful day for golf, good food, and friendly competition. Customers and SVL team members came from all over North Dakota and Minnesota to try their swing out on the greens. There is no better way to wrap up the summer than a beautiful day on the golf course!

 

 

                                                                                   

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SVL University … Coming January 2018

SVL is proud to launch SVL University!

SVL University, a comprehensive 10-month course geared towards individuals new to the industry. This is NOT our regular seminar… it is a classroom based experience teaching the fundamentals of HVAC. We will host the seminar at both of our new office locations. Please join us for the premier launch of “SVL U” in our new training facility! Stay tuned for more details… 

 

 

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Celebrating Summer with the Fridley Summer Party!

Fridley Warehouse Celebrates Summer with BBQ and Bags!

NOTHING beats Homemade BBQ ribs & brisket, perfect weather, and our GREAT Fridley team at the Fridley Summer Party! 

The Fridley Summer Party went off without a hitch! SVL and AQC’s warehouse employees teamed up for a bean bag tournament in the warehouse. Danny Bautista and Evan Jones proved to be the dream team with their tournament victory! 

 

We would like to thank Paul Fay for his mastery in BBQ ribs and brisket, Robert Rhodes for the homemade cole slaw, Mike Finke for the beans, Mike Leingruber for arranging the event and all our staff for taking time out to have some FUN!

 

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SVL Summer Party… Cheers to the last year!

 SVL’s last Summer Party in Shoreview, MN

What is better than beautiful weather, good food, a bean bag tournament and GREAT company? We think nothing…

SVL and AQC’s past and present employees teamed up for a bean bag tournament at this year’s Summer Party. A bitter sweet reunion as they celebrate summer and one last hoorah at the Shoreview office they called home for the last 30+ years. Everyone had a great time! The long standing tradition of the bean bag tournament continued and kept everyone watching eagerly from the sidelines until the last round. Todd Vollhaber and Charlie Vollhaber proved to be the dream team with their tournament victory!

 

Our employees are what make our office enjoyable to work in! Team building through friendly competition is a way for us to stretch our legs and socialize with people who we don’t work with on a regular basis. Teams were selected at random and both companies were intermingled making the summer party the perfect team building mixer. 

 

We would like to thank Up in Smoke and Ole Town Creamery for providing excellent lunch and treats! 

 

 

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Service Technician Retires After 40 Years with SVL

It’s a milestone 40 years in the making…

This spring, after 40 years as a Service Technician for SVL, Mark Zaharia is presently enjoying retirement. The impact of his career has been paramount to supporting customers and strengthening SVL. Mark spearheaded the service expansion of SVL when he and his wife Joanne moved from Minnesota to North Dakota in 2005.

 

When asked to share his reflections over his time at SVL Mark shared the following words, “SVL has had many quality people in the service department, sales department, and additional office staff to make it all happen. I feel very fortunate to have been a small cog in the gears of this company for 40 years. Thank you to all past and present coworkers!”

 

Recreationally, Mark is an avid snowmobiler. He continues to do annual snowmobile treks with his family. Additionally, he collects and works on antique tractors.

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Circa 1977- Mark Zaharia on top of a fan shaft.

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Hewing Hotel uses Integrated Piping System

 SVL’s Integrated Piping System (IPS) Seminar hosted at the Hewing Hotel in downtown Minneapolis fared to be a great turnout!

SVL’s recent seminar was a great opportunity to discuss how an integrated piping system can reduce costs. By combining the HVAC and domestic water piping systems, they are able to maintain individual room comfort and control of a 4-pipe fan coil system. As a result, the Hewing Hotel is extremely pleased with their IPS system and the energy cost savings they’ve been able to capture!

 

The Hewing Hotel incorporates native Minnesota elements into every room. The attention to detail, yet cozy design, fosters the “at-home” feel every guest is looking for. Another must see at the Hewing is the hotel bar and restaurant. Whether you are looking for a trendy happy hour or a spot to lay your head and soak up the Minnesota vibes, The Hewing has it all.

 

Thank you to all attendees. We look forward to seeing you at our next seminar!

 

For more information on the Hewing Hotel please visit: http://hewinghotel.com/ 

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Attendees learn how to utilize an integrated piping system with domestic water to save money and energy.

 

 

SVL Service Technician Wins First Place at Minnesota Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Contest

SVL Service Technician Jeremy McConkey recently brought the heat to the Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Competition held in Duluth.

The Minnesota Pipe Trades Apprenticeship competition held in Duluth, MN brought technicians from all over Minnesota to compete in the competition. As a result, several team members from SVL joined in volunteering and participating this year. The challenges entail troubleshooting and applying systems knowledge to commercial HVAC equipment. Due to his hard work and attention to detail, Jeremy took first place and will now move on to the Regional Apprenticeship Competition in June 2017. Competitors from all over the Midwest will participate. Jeremy has worked for SVL since 2011.

 

Visit http://ualocal11.com/ for more information on the Minnesota Pipe Trades Association.

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Chili Cook-off… It’s all about the Chili at SVL!

The 2017 Annual Chili Cook-off is Here!

SVL team members gather around crock pots and chili accompaniments as they wait in excitement for the annual cook-off to commence. This year 8 contestants tried their luck in the kitchen as our the office critiqued the feast. None the less, there were 6 winners this year. It is easy to say that we all left work with full bellies! Thank you to all who participated in the contest and served as taste testers.

Here are this year’s winners: 

SVL 1st Place: Marc Mullen

2nd Place tie: Addi, Amanda, Heather M.

3rd place tie: Derek and Janelle

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Join our Aftermarket team as a Service Technician!

SVL is currently looking for a Commercial HVAC Service Technician for our North Dakota office.

Do you like to work with your hands? Are you a team player, independent, hardworking? Do you enjoy taking a job from the start to the end? If so, we want you to apply! At SVL, the service technician performs startup and service work on many types of equipment. As a matter of fact, much of the equipment is the latest cutting edge technology. SVL techs are some of the best, highly trained techs in the industry. 

 If you have an interest please contact SVL at 651-481-0008 and ask for the Service Manager for more details.

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No 2017 Price Increase on Copeland Compressors!

Copeland Compressors

Copeland compressors are in stock. Over 100 models in stock and ready for immediate shipment.

 

Hard to find scrolls and tandems:

• Bristol | Copeland | Panasonic | Tecumseh

• In-stock compressor inventory makes service faster and easier for you

• Copeland semihermetic compressors ready for same-day service

 

For more information click here or email us at parts@svl.com

 

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