Peak HVAC maintenance season brings plenty of work, and a shortage of HVAC professionals to do it. Between maintenance, repairs and new installations, your team is probably stretched thin.

ACHR News recently spotlighted a great temp worker site. posts profiles of workers seeking temporary employment in the trades, including HVAC. Candidates post pictures, references, certifications, specialties, work experience – even a list of tools they own. Hourly wages are set and clearly posted for different levels of competency. Contractors can search the site for workers that fit their needs, and then hire them.

Unfortunately, a tour of the site finds that it only profiles workers in California.

How do you handle hiring temporary workers? Do you fill positions through temp companies,, word-of-mouth? What’s been your biggest success story? Biggest misstep? We’d be interested to know.