About Us

Our Story

About Nextstar Network

In 1992, we were founded on the premise of contractor success through education and sharing, a principle that guides us today and every day.  Nexstar’s purpose is to help each other succeed as the best in customer service, profitability and employee engagement.

As a member-owned organization, Nexstar provides business networking opportunities through training classes and leadership events. Member dues stay in the organization to build new and enhance education, training and business solutions. We minimize operating expenses and channel virtually all remaining funds to research and development, programs, materials and member services that are supported by a professional staff.

Our Timeline

1990

A Great Idea

Plumbing, heating, cooling & electrical service industry veteran Frank J. Blau Jr. 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, faced with the daily challenges of running a profitable plumbing and heating business.

1992

Contractors 2000

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

2004

Nestar Network

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.

2019

Today

Nexstar has 600+ member companies and remains steadfastly dedicated to its members, while maintaining the founding core values: integrity, quality, value, member profitability and customer satisfaction.

"As an 85-year-old company, we were proud of the way we had carved out a reputation for ourselves. We were known as a high-quality residential HVAC company able to handle the toughest service challenges. When our growth stalled, Nexstar came into our organization like a breath of fresh air.

Our Nexstar coach helped us become more focused in our business, our processes, and our bottom line. When we stopped trying to reinvent the wheel and adopted Nexstar proven best practices, we experienced 20 percent revenue growth, along with significantly improved profitability in our first year."

Roger G. – AtlasCare, Ontario, Canada
Member since 9/2016

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