iMarket was started with one goal in mind: to provide HVAC, plumbing, and electrical contracting businesses with tools for powerful online marketing. We start with websites designed for maximum search engine response. We build on this foundation with carefully coordinated online marketing activities. Our marketing campaigns include search engine optimization activities, pay-per-click advertising, and email marketing to promote customer loyalty and retention. All our campaigns are custom-managed by industry experts to achieve premium results.
Like many marketing companies, we believe that the most effective marketing campaigns utilize a variety of media, including traditional and paid online advertising. What makes iMarket different is our success in maximizing local organic (free) search results. Over time, this will dramatically decrease your overall cost-per-lead. You'll get more customers while spending less money!
We understand that you have a business to run and that you value both your money and your time. We've developed a variety of website and online marketing packages to meet the different needs of small, mid-size, and large contracting businesses. Whether you are looking for an affordable entry level web presence or a turnkey strategy for maximum search engine response and lead generation, we've got a solution for you.
iMarket's sales and management team has a total of over 40 years' experience in the HVAC industry. We know what contractors need to be successful, and we'll put that knowledge to work every day to help you achieve maximum results.
The iMarket Management Team
Nadia Romeo, President
Nadia is a rising star in the HVAC industry. A native of Russia, she came to the US at age 16 as a high school exchange student and stayed to attend college, earning a BA magna cum laude in International Business. Right after graduating, she started her own marketing company, ProGrowth Promotions, which focused on lead generation and product promotion for locally-owned businesses. She was recruited by Johnson Controls in 2006 where, as the Marketing Manager for Dealer Recruitment and Retention, she developed marketing and lead generation programs for HVAC dealers in US and Canada, and helped to lead the distributorship through its transition to York International. In 2008 Nadia was promoted to Branch Regional Sales Manager. In this capacity she ran York's northwest distributorship, working with large media companies to negotiate buys and create dealer programs, managing a seven-person sales team, and doubling sales in only one and a half years.
As the President of iMarket Solutions, Nadia is responsible for daily operations and long-term strategic planning, as well as sales and account management.
Nadia lives near Seattle with her husband.
Gary Elekes, Co-Owner
Gary Elekes has been involved in the HVAC industry for over two decades. He is currently President of Elekes Performance Consulting (EPC) Inc., a training and consulting organization, President of ePL for Residential, an online resource center for HVAC companies, and the owner of Air Solutions Heating and Air Conditioning, a contracting firm.
Gary began his HVAC career in sales for Magic Chef Air Conditioning. Within three years he held the positions of Regional Sales Manager, Director of Contractor Products, and Director of Advertising & Marketing. In 1987, Gary joined Lennox Industries, where he served as Territory Manager, Dealer Business Consultant, District Manager for Detroit, District Manager for Columbus, and Director of North American Commercial Products. After 15 years working with manufacturers and distributors, in 1998 Gary became Director of Operations & Marketing for Service Experts.
After 18 years working in all areas of the HVAC industry, Gary began his entrepreneurial career by reaching back to his passion: helping others become more successful. He started EPC to create the most professional industry training available, with a particular focus on performance enhancement. Gary has worked directly with well over 1000 contractors to improve their businesses, trained thousands more through professional training sessions, trained hundreds of technicians to sell, and has been directly involved in over 30 successful turnarounds of under-performing operations ranging in size from $300,000 to $42 million in revenues.
Gary graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS in Business Administration, and later received an MBA from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He lives in Nashville with his wife and three children.
Andrew Allen, Chief Technical Officer
After an All-American football career at Williams College and a B.A. in Economics, Andrew took the reins of County Data Corporation, his family's database marketing firm. He ran the company for five years, sold it to InfoUSA in 1996, and led the transition company for another two years. Since then, he has been an active angel investor in companies such as AdventurousTraveler.com, Visual Legacy Group, Fat Cat Inc, and CollectorOnline.com.
Andrew founded Vermont Design Works in 1999 with the goal of helping Vermont companies become more competitive in the online world. He was an early adopter of search engine optimization techniques, and over the past decade he has consistently stayed at the leading edge of this exciting field, putting each new development to work for his clients.
In the early 2000s, Andrew expanded the mission of Vermont Design Works and partnered with Electronic Performance Learning to help create and manage online resource centers for HVAC contractors.
As Chief Technical Offer of iMarket Solutions, Andrew is responsible for online marketing strategy and implementation, which includes managing iMarket's technical team. In addition to his knowledge of the web, Andrew also brings the consumer viewpoint to iMarket. In Vermont, Andrew owns 14 residential units, 7 commercial units, and 2 vacation rental homes, and is a high-level consumer of HVAC, plumbing, and electrical services.
Andrew is also the co-founder of Santa Night, an international fundraising event that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for kids in need during the holiday season. He also serves actively on the local Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors. He lives with his wife in Burlington, Vermont.
Here's what people say:
I have a heating and air conditioning company, The Clean Air Act Inc. of Beavercreek, Oregon. We are small by choice (I like to do real work, not babysit a crew of techs as my friends in the industry say). As the economy started to shrink I saw the need to change. Our HVAC distributor asked me to take a class about web sites. I was game--I (had) a web site, but OK, I knew it sucked and needed help BAD. I sat in this class and within 15 minutes I got real focused. I knew I was missing the boat and I needed to get aboard. The class was great. I was going (to sign up) the next day. I worked with Nadia and Wendy on the (website), and now Martina is now managing it and it is going great. We sold three systems in the first two months and got a hand full of service calls--they told us it would be slow growing. I am very happy so far. The more information you get them, the faster and better your project will go. Thank you so much iMarket Solutions.
Your friend Rodger A. Brown
Clean Air Act, Inc.
Here's what's going on:
We love blogging for our clients - but we also love it when you take a little time to get involved to add personal touches to the blogs to make them even more share-worthy. One of our newly launched clients, Lee's Foodservice Parts & Repairs went the extra mile this week and wrote their own blog post that involved some history, a famous gangster, and a speakeasy... and the post still had to do with a service call to install a walk-in cooler in Chicago! Here's an excerpt from the post to grab your interest:
As a business owner serving a specific geographic area, you should have a listing on Yelp.com. Once that listing is claimed and verified by you or your SEO team here at iMarket Solutions, you have access to several tools in the back end of the site. Yelp announced a new tool available as of Monday March 25th to help business owners even more!