The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) is making it easy to find a quality subcontractor. The ASA has introduced SubLocate, a searchable Internet database containing the names of more than 6,000 construction subcontractors, suppliers and service providers nationwide.

According to ASA officials, www.SubLocate.com will open up the construction industry to the many possibilities of the Internet. “ASA is excited to provide this valuable service, both to our members and the public,” said ASA President Gerry Martin. “SubLocate will connect ASA members to the world, and the world to ASA members in a way that was unimaginable just a decade ago.”

The web site will allow searches by construction specialty trade within a specified radius of a city. A visitor may also search by a person’s name, company name or company telephone number. With each company that matches the search criteria, visitors can view the company’s profile, which includes contact information.

In addition to contractors, the web site also includes the names of accounting and financial firms, web service providers and attorneys who specialize in the construction industry. Future plans for the site include listings of multiple company work locations and expanded company profiles.

Sound interesting? Go to www.SubLocate.com.

  • International Comfort Products (ICP) now offers potential customers a close up look at the product lines of its four brand names: Heil, Arcoaire, Tempstar, and Comfortmaker. At www.arcoaire.com, www.comfort maker.com, www.heil-hvac.com and www.temp star.com, web site visitors can click on a box that says “Take a look inside.” As visitors move the cursor across the screen and the hvac unit, it gives details on parts such as fan controls and scroll compressors.

    ICP is also offering an online ad planner at the brands’ dealer web sites. With it, dealers can build their own newspaper ads. Clip art of units are available. See www.arcoairedlr.com, www.tempstardlr.com, www. heildlr.com and www.comfortmakerdlr.com for more information.

  • The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has created a new membership initiative to help customize its membership services. As part of the program, each NRCA member will be allowed to choose from the association new membership areas of emphasis— commercial, residential, metal and spray polyurethane foam-based roofing. Members will receive specific information pertaining to their selected areas and will be listed on the NRCA web site as contractors who specialize in those areas. Contractors wishing to be listed in more than two categories can choose additional categories for a fee of $100 each.

    For more information, go to www.nrca.net.

  • Quality Service Contractors (QSC), an enhanced service group of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling-Contractors National Association (PHCC), recently added an “Employment Opportunities” section to its web site. It allows members to search for potential employees across the U.S. It also allows members to post their company’s job openings. For more information, go to the web site at www.qsc-phcc.org.

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