Business Development Resources, Inc. (BDR) is the home service industry's premier business training and coaching provider, serving HVAC, plumbing, and electrical contractors and distributors. BDR has helped thousands of contractors build sustainable companies that offer opportunities for their employees and excellent service to the community they serve.
BDR’s Profit Coach program has a membership of 600 leading contractors, and ten thousand HVAC professionals across North America attend BDR training workshops annually.
Through teamwork, we will increase the profitability and efficiency of our clients to prime* while maintaining an environment that fosters unequaled team member growth and success.
*Prime: The most flourishing stage or state.
Inspired by a shared enthusiasm for building and coaching exceptional teams, Bruce Wiseman and Barry Burnett founded Business Development Resources, Inc. (BDR) in 1998 to equip service business owners with critical knowledge and skills for driving profit and growth.
Bruce Wiseman and Barry Burnett founded Business Development Resources, Inc. (BDR)
Introduced the TCS Manual in conjunction with Trane Corporation
Inaugural Profit Launch business planning workshop held in Seattle, WA
Members Convention held in Las Vegas, the precursor to SPARK
Expands dealer training offerings with new partnerships
BDR University training classes and workshops go virtual
Inaugural SPARK contractor networking and training event held in San Antonio, Texas
Celebrating 25 years of helping clients drive profit & growth
Bruce Wiseman credits the expertise of Barry Burnett, who passed away in 2018, with the company's 25-year track record of success. Learn more about Barry Burnett below.
"Barry touched the lives of countless people throughout our industry," Wiseman said. "The programs we use today are based partly on his extensive knowledge, insights, and heartfelt dedication to our clients and their desire to build better lives for themselves, their families, and their employees. I consider myself fortunate to have been his friend and business partner."
Awards & Affiliations
BDR is proud to be recognized for our achievements and exceptional team members. This recognition is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and unwavering commitment of our talented team. We take great pride in our accomplishments and are grateful for the trust and support of our valued clients, partners, and sponsorships. To find out more information about BDR Affiliates, click HERE.