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Techtown Service Calls

Dec 27, 2021

The new year is nearly here, and for New Jersey’s Malachy Parts & Service that means a renewed focus on taking care of technicians and their families, plus working to stay ahead of the competition on training and tech. Find out why CEO Rich Malachy calls 2021 “a year for the books,” and how he’ll keep the...


Nov 22, 2021

Gary Schermann, president of General Parts Group, walks Service Calls through his company’s approach to technician training. Continuing education is “critical,” he says, especially now as manufacturers release new equipment technologies. Next, Dan Reese, director of training at CFESA, shares the costly training...


Oct 25, 2021

In the spirit of Halloween, Jason Quinones, regional supervisor at Clark Service Group, talks about the time he answered a service call at a Pennsylvania nursing home. To his surprise, employees pointed to a ghost as the reason for an oven’s faulty pilot light. But first, Clint Wilson, technician support supervisor...


Sep 27, 2021

With Hurricane Ida making headlines earlier this month, Service Calls checks in with Chris Evans, service manager at Gary’s East Coast Service, on how service technicians can best prepare for a disaster, whether it’s a flood, ice storm or even something man-made, like a fire. Then Dan Dibeler, president of...


Aug 30, 2021

From touch-screens to Wi-Fi capabilities, foodservice equipment continues to evolve. Paul Pumputis, service manager at Duffy's AIS, gives a couple tips for techs when it comes to keeping up with smart equipment. Next up, Scott Hester, president of RSI, recalls a service visit involving a neglected margarita machine at a...