The Continuing Education Conference returned to the Hyatt Regency Atlanta this year, bringing Contractors from across the Linc Service and TEGG networks together in-person to celebrate successes and share in educational sessions. Winning the Linc Service Contractor of the Year for the first time, Vulcan Mechanical Services was awarded for their impressive performance and growth in 2023.
Accepting on behalf of Vulcan, Principal Dan Shirey said in praise of his team: “You can’t do this business without people. I couldn’t be prouder of the team and what they’ve accomplished.” In thanking founding Principal George Fechter, who was in attendance, for his leadership and mentorship, Shirey shared one of Fechter’s guiding principles: “Take care of your employees, take care of your customers, and the business will take care of itself.”
In a LinkedIn Post about their win, General Manager Cory Martin praised their team: “I could not be more proud of this team, their achievements, and the entire Vulcan family.” A Linc Service Contractor since 2005, Vulcan Mechanical
operates with locations in Birmingham, Chattanooga, Huntsville, and Montgomery, Alabama, providing customized preventive and predictive maintenance solutions to maximize operating budgets and prolong equipment life. They previously won the ACE (Achieving Contractor Excellence) Award in 2009 and 2018.
The Linc Service Contractor of the Year Award is presented annually by ABM Franchising Group to the most outstanding Linc Service contractor. Criteria for achieving the award is based on, but not limited to, implementation of the Linc Service system and overall sales activity and performance.
The 2024 event theme, Driving Transformation Together, echoes the commitment of ABM Franchising Group and the Linc Service network to evolving the technology and practices that improve outcomes. Educational sessions before the annual awards ceremony focused on multiple topics, including safety, operations, change management, and more.
ABM Franchising Group hosts Continuing Education annually to provide educational and networking opportunities for franchises across the Linc Service and TEGG networks. 2024’s Signature Sponsors were Sunbelt Rentals and FM & HVAC Recruitment, Inc.
ABM Franchising Group supports mechanical and electrical contractors in their franchise networks by providing tools and solutions for their businesses to prosper – a proven operating system and a variety of field services, technology support, sales, marketing, operations, and training.
The 2025 Continuing Education Conference and Vendor Showcase will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, February 6-8.