Jump to content


Use this Search Box to Find Appliance Repair Help Now
Need help finding your model number?
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!


FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Boot Camp | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact


Welcome to Appliantology.org, the Web's Premiere Appliance Repair Resource for DIYers!

The world-famous Samurai Appliance Repair Forums


You can post a question and get repair help for FREE! Click here to get started.


Already a member of the Appliantology Academy? Just sign in with your username and password in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

 


Photo

commercial appliance techs - advice requested

new career in commercial appl

  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 tommytech

tommytech

    Sōhei

  • Master Appliantologist
  • PipPipPip
  • 176 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:guiness

Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:52 AM

m

Edited by tommytech, 05 April 2013 - 06:53 PM.


Use the Appliantology Parts Search Box to Find What You Need!
Enter your model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!

#2 jumptrout

jumptrout

    Sensei

  • Academy Fellow
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,375 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:Coors Light

Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:02 PM

You can double or maybe triple your repair rates.



#3 tommytech

tommytech

    Sōhei

  • Master Appliantologist
  • PipPipPip
  • 176 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:guiness

Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:12 PM

I would be working for an established co,willing to train me,hourly wage is about $5 more an hour

#4 jumptrout

jumptrout

    Sensei

  • Academy Fellow
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,375 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:Coors Light

Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:21 PM

Go for it.

Further your knowledge.



#5 KurbyMstr

KurbyMstr

    Sōhei

  • Professional Appliantologist
  • PipPipPip
  • 113 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:Cherry Coke

Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:29 PM

If they're willing to train you on the commercial side I would say it's worth trying and gaining that knowledge. 



#6 RegUS_PatOff

RegUS_PatOff

    Sensei

  • Academy Instructor
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 33,588 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:Chief NTSC Black & White

Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:08 AM

I'm no expert, but rather than dealing with residents, etc ..

I'd rather deal with business owners / managers ...

They may have more money

They may be in more of a hurry ($$$)  to

"fix the fridge, my meat will spoil"

"fix the air conditioning system, my customers are getting angry"

etc ..


.

one of my video productions: “Easter Seals: Walk With Me”

every day is Down Syndrome Awareness Day
"A Child Is Waiting" . Burt Lancaster . Judy Garland . 1962

RegUS_PatOff > www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPAY2LsKVEw

#7 tommytech

tommytech

    Sōhei

  • Master Appliantologist
  • PipPipPip
  • 176 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:guiness

Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:00 AM

Thanks for the advice,been kinda bored for awhile now in residential-maybe change is what's needed...



#8 certified tech group 51

certified tech group 51

    Sensei

  • Academy Fellow
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,503 posts
  • Location: USA

Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:07 AM

I do about 80% residential ........ 15% commercial/restaurants......and 5%  coin-op laundromats..........The comm/rest. they do not complain about the bill.............They want it fixed, now..... Reg is correct on a few items......Frozen steaks and sea food is expensive to throw out if spoiled............An oven is an oven and refrigeration is refrigeration...........Just bigger......Most of it is plain simple stuff...................................But, I hate having to work around the deep fryers/ ovens during business hours......



#9 tommytech

tommytech

    Sōhei

  • Master Appliantologist
  • PipPipPip
  • 176 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:guiness

Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:48 PM

Ok,I'M gonna roll the dice

Edited by tommytech, 05 April 2013 - 06:54 PM.


#10 tommytech

tommytech

    Sōhei

  • Master Appliantologist
  • PipPipPip
  • 176 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:guiness

Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:03 AM

accepted a generous offer in commercial repair.

#11 tommytech

tommytech

    Sōhei

  • Master Appliantologist
  • PipPipPip
  • 176 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:guiness

Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:19 PM

Been at it a few weeks now,HUGE learning curve,but so far all is well.never realized there were so many different appliances ,like cream dispensers,b.i.m's ,lots of 3 phase

#12 RegUS_PatOff

RegUS_PatOff

    Sensei

  • Academy Instructor
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 33,588 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:Chief NTSC Black & White

Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:40 PM

...  like cream dispensers,b.i.m's ,lots of 3 phase

$$$  :thumbsup:


.

one of my video productions: “Easter Seals: Walk With Me”

every day is Down Syndrome Awareness Day
"A Child Is Waiting" . Burt Lancaster . Judy Garland . 1962

RegUS_PatOff > www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPAY2LsKVEw

#13 tommytech

tommytech

    Sōhei

  • Master Appliantologist
  • PipPipPip
  • 176 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:guiness

Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:48 PM

$ indeed ! Should of done this years ago..

#14 pjv83

pjv83

    Samanera

  • Chief Appliantologist
  • Pip
  • 13 posts
  • Location: USA

Posted 14 June 2013 - 05:18 PM

I am a commercial service tech by employment and do residential on my own time. I got started in the industry as residential with GE then moved to a commercial only company. I love the money commercial pays and it is a good fit for me. However, residential is much easier in my opinion. Commercial pays better because the repairs are so much more expensive. People repair $20K dollar ovens and $400K dishwasher, they don't blink at a $1K repair. I average 122 completed calls per month with an average of $44K billed. Residential..... well I rarely right a $1k bill without the customer gasping for air.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Boot Camp | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact


Use the Appliantology Parts Finder to Get What You Need!
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!

Your Sometimes-Lucid Host:
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
"If I can't help you fix your appliance and make you 100% satisfied, I will come to your home and slice open my belly,
spilling my steaming entrails onto your floor."

The Appliance Guru | AppliancePartsResource.com | Samurai's Blog

Real Time Analytics