I had the opportunity to sit down with David Ariano, the President of Ravinia Plumbing, Heating & Electric in Highland Park, Illinois, a family-owned business operating on Chicago’s North Shore since 1928. David is a third-generation owner.

Since David joined the company in 1994, it has grown from 16 employees to 76. The company has also acquired several plumbing and HVAC companies as well as other integral trades that coincide, creating a seamless experience for its customers.

His company is a six-time winner of Carrier Corp. President’s Award, has received the Angie’s List Super Service Award numerous times, and is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau. David is also a true champion of small business and shares his experience and knowledge with younger contractors as three-time past President of the Plumbing Contractors Association of Northern Illinois as well as current President of the Plumbing Council.

In today’s interview, David dispels the pitfalls and misconceptions of your HVAC systems as it relates to extreme temperatures and shares insights on how to prevent disasters in extreme weather conditions.

About Ravinia Plumbing, Heating & Electric
Founded in 1928, Ravinia Plumbing, Heating & Electric, exists to provide high-value repair and remodeling services. Ravinia Plumbing accomplishes this by making it easy for its customers to do business with it, being competitively priced in the market, and providing licensed, trained technicians who communicate with the customer, are trustworthy and leave their work-site cleaner than when they started. Services include installation and servicing of toilets, faucets, sinks, sump pumps, back-up pumps, furnaces, humidifiers, air purifiers, and air conditioning units. The company also offers sewer/excavation repair and electrical services. More information is available at RaviniaPlumbing.com.

Markus Loving

Multi #1 Best Selling Author & National Speaker, Markus Loving is a long time entrepreneur and a host on Business Innovators Radio Show and contributing reporter for Business Innovators Magazine and Small Business Trendsetters where he covers leaders and trendsetters in Business as well as the founder of OnlineMarketDomination.com.