Adam Bardi, Bardi Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, and Heather Fleming, MST (ProfitSense with Bill McDermott, Episode 38)
On this episode of ProfitSense, host Bill McDermott welcomed two outstanding business leaders. Adam Bardi, Owner and CEO of Bardi Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, talked about growth and scaling a business, attracting talent, and more. Heather Fleming, Business Development Manager at MST, discussed the hot topics in accounting right now, what brought her back to the workforce, and more. Bill closed the show with a commentary on four crucial issues all business owners need to consider as they look ahead to 2023.
Bardi Heating, Cooling, Plumbing
Bardi Heating, Cooling & Plumbing has served the greater Atlanta area since 1989, specializing in expert solutions for residential communities. We are family-owned, and we invoke our core values- honesty, family, respect, and a positive attitude in every professional project we obtain.
Adam Bardi, Owner & CEO, Bardi Heating, Cooling, Plumbing
Adam Bardi is many things: loving husband to his wife Heather, Girl Dad of two beautiful daughters, and the proud Owner/CEO of Bardi Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing. Adam has several primary influences that he credits to making him a successful entrepreneur. The first being family. Growing up as a First Generation American, Adam learned the importance of work ethic and the privilege of pursuing the American Dream. Adam’s father instilled important values in him.
Adam believes that being reared by an entrepreneur was the key to his success because he saw first-hand what it takes to be successful. Sports also heavily influenced Adam. As an avid sports fan and former athlete, sports taught Adam how to be a team player and the power of collective action.
He believes that Bardi is the best home service company to work for in Atlanta because of its employees. Adam loves being an entrepreneur because it gives him the ability to provide opportunity. For Adam, it’s not just about the success of his company, it’s about changing lives.
MSTiller LLC (“MST”)
MSTiller LLC (“MST”) celebrates its 66th anniversary this year. The Firm has 4 offices, 3 located in Georgia and 1 in New York. They have over 130 staff members serving clients in a variety of industries. MST is noted by Accounting Today as a “Firm to Watch”, ranked as one of the “Top 25 Accounting Firms” by Atlanta Business Chronicle and ranked by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as “Top Work Places”.
What makes them different? They advocate for their clients continuously. Their clients view them as problem solvers and trusted advisors that anticipate issues and planning opportunities. They believe that their client service approach is what truly defines their firm. Resources and experience are meaningless without a desire to use those tools to help organizations achieve their goals. MST’s client service approach can best be described as hands-on, proactive and ongoing. They aim to be involved beyond the year-end services. Their client relationships typically are for the long-term, often extending over decades and the continuity of these client relationships is the ultimate testament to their service approach.
MST specializes in serving closely held and privately-owned businesses ranging in size from $10 million to over $300 million in revenue. Their services are composed of a broad range of audit, tax and strategic consulting matters. They have substantial experience in serving as the outside accountant for a wide range of growth and mature professional service providers.
Additionally, MST is a member of the Moore Global network of firms, which provides them immediate access to industry expertise from similar firms throughout the United States and internationally.
Heather Fleming, Business Development Manager, MST
Heather Fleming is a Business Development Manager with MST and has helped get this new practice at the firm up and running over the last year and a half. Heather started her professional career at SunTrust Bank in 1998 as a part of their Commercial Banking Training Program. After finishing the training program and working with a commercial banking team in Lawrenceville, she was named a Relationship Manager in 2000. She worked with privately held companies in Gwinnett County as their main point of contact and advocate at SunTrust Bank.
She joins the MST team with a great understanding of the financial world and how to connect with local business owners in the Atlanta market. Her goal is to help businesses determine what accounting services match their strategic or compliance needs and connect them with the partner and team that is going to be best for them and their team.
In her free time, she is raising 3 teenagers, is on the board for a couple non profit organizations, gives back to her community through her membership in YMSL and NCL with her kids, teaches Sunday School to high school girls and enjoys working out at a local CrossFit gym.