A few years ago, I bought the restaurant for which I had been the sous chef for many years.
The owner retired and asked me if I wanted to buy him out. I thought it was a golden opportunity, so I took him up on his offer. You have to understand, this is an old restaurant that needed a lot of changes. I was aware of this when I bought the business, but I didn’t realize just how many changes needed to be made. One of the more surprising changes I had to make was when I ended up completely replacing the old HVAC system. I was losing customers in the winter because the furnace had gone out. The restaurant has a fireplace and several space heaters but that will only get you so far! I called up the HVAC provider to see what the problem was and the HVAC provider sent out an HVAC technician to take a look. He wasn’t too far into servicing the furnace before the HVAC technician told me I would have to replace the whole furnace and, while I was at it, it would be smart to replace the air conditioner too because apparently that old thing was on its last legs. The HVAC technician told me that he would give me a discount by replacing both the air conditioner and furnace with his HVAC company, so I agreed. I’m happy to report that business is booming again and the HVAC system works great. Unfortunately, replacing that HVAC system set me back quite a bit when in terms of redecorating this place!