GSTS Voted Best Trade School in Best of 603 Contest

Thanks for casting your vote and supporting us in Manchester Radio Group’s Best of the 603 contest which celebrates places, restaurants and local businesses in New Hampshire.

Manchester Radio Group’s Best of the 603 had over 2,500 businesses, organizations, and individuals competing to be named in the top three spots of 243 categories.

During our voting, more than 50,000 votes were cast, an amazing response in the first year and a testament to how customers, fans, and friends feel about their favorite local businesses and the pride they have for New Hampshire.

GSTS adds PHCC Fast Track to Service Plumbing online course

GSTS partners with the Plumbing- Heating Contractors Association to offer online fast track training for plumbing service and repair. This PHCC Academy® course allows you to enroll at any time and learn at your own pace over 12 to 18 months.

The course provides comprehensive entry-level training*, designed for contractors by contractors, for employees who need to be job-ready with a good understanding of plumbing systems for residential and commercial applications. The course is designed to provide a path to success by involving the employee’s supervisor in their hands-on training.

Granite State Trade School graduates first class of Advanced Service Technician Specialists

Granite State Trade School recently graduated their first class of Advanced Service Technician Specialists. The Advanced Service Technician patch reassures customers that the technician working on their equipment has specialized training and will provide the highest level of expertise in working on their natural gas and propane appliances.

The course provides hands-on recognition for properly servicing and troubleshooting gas appliances as well as the proper startup and testing required by most manufacturers. Instruction is given on safely servicing, troubleshooting, and repairing natural gas and propane operated appliances and equipment. Customers look at technicians who have achieved their Advanced Service Technician status with confidence.

Jim Fusco talks about Coronavirus impact on repairs and upgrades on WMUR

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With businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, one industry is in such high demand it needs to train and hire more workers.

Jim Fusco, owner of the Granite State trade school in Raymond, said requests have poured in for qualified people to handle repairs and upgrades.

“Putting in ultra-violet lights in the warm air and AC systems to kill off bacteria, and they’re also supplying additional filters, HEPA filters and the like, to try to keep this under control,” Fusco said.

His trade school, as a chapter of the National Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association, offers online education – another need during the pandemic.

“You want to be the best you can be, you want to make serious money,” Fusco said. “I’ve got guys who come in here who are making well over six figures and people don’t realize that there are good paying jobs in the trades.”


Granite State Trade School is now offering Online Continuing Education courses in Gas and Plumbing

Granite State Trade School has announced it will now be offering online continuing education course for gas and plumbing. “It took us longer than anticipated to make our continuing education course available online, but we wanted to make sure they had the same quality instruction people have come to expect from us in the live classes.” said Jim Fusco. Course for April and May are now available on the website, with more to follow. Once students register for a course, they will receive an email invitation to access the course. To learn more about the online continuing education courses, call 603-895-4444 or email

Professor Wrench on Electrical Continuing Ed

Professor Wrench here to let you know that we now offer Electrical Continuing Education.
We offer the 15 hour Continuing Education Course for electricians that need to stay up-to-date on New Hampshire’s electrical code. We will be holding classes in some onsite locations as well as here at our facility.
Also check out our Facebook page each week to test your knowledge with our Professor Wrench Quiz Questions. If you have a technical question you’d like to submit to Professor Wrench, post them on our page or Click Here. If your question involves installation issues take photos and attach them to so we can offer the proper advice on your issues. We look forward to all of you technicians out there putting up your questions and photos.
Until next time,
Professor Wrench


Certification is a validation of experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and competencies for a particular job or profession. Personal certification is a demonstration of an individual’s knowledge, skills, and abilities in a specific trade or field. Whatever your career objectives are, call Granite State Trade school and start taking your career to the next level.


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