Our History

In 1990, PHCE service industry veteran Frank Blau set out to find fellow contractors interested in forming a new business network with a purpose to educate its members on how to run a better business. His drive to help others came from years as a business owner, facing the daily challenges of running a profitable plumbing and heating business.

In November of 1992, Frank Blau, George Brazil and a pioneering group of contractors formed Contractors 2000, a member-owned organization dedicated to education and sharing the residential home service industry.

In 2004, Contractors 2000 transformed itself into Nexstar Network®, a business networking organization that delivers comprehensive business training, proven business systems and dedicated business coaching to independent home service plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical professionals.

Today, Nexstar has nearly 500 member companies and remains steadfastly dedicated to its members, while maintaining the founding core values—integrity, quality, value, member profitability and customer satisfaction.

“Member by member, uplift the whole industry by setting the standard of excellence.”
-Frank Blau, founder Nexstar Network®

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