History & Awards

Serving the Contracting Industry for 18 Years


James R Leichter, Founder of Aptora

Our History

Starting in 1996, we are contractors making software for contractors. With a background in contracting, Aptora knows what it’s like to try and make a living in the service and contracting industry. It isn’t easy but we are able and willing to help you. Our staff brings years of contracting experience to the ongoing design and evolution of our software. Since then, we have become the management solution for multiple service industry companies.

Aptora creates and sells software for the HVAC, plumbing, electrical, appliance, and other service related industries. We are best known for our award winning accounting and dispatching software Total Office Manager that was first launched in 2004. We make the world’s number one flat rate pricing software. We have also created a wide range of products that include financial analysis software, heat load/gain software, GPS vehicle tracking, sales and marketing systems, CRM software, flat rate pricing books, job descriptions, company operations manuals, service agreement forms, service invoices, sales proposal forms, safety manuals and more. Services include custom software programming, databse analysis and data migration. Through our sister company, RA Tax and Accounting, we also offer accounting & bookkeeping services. Aptora hosts seminars, workshops, and participates in public speaking events all over America.

Founded by James R. Leichter; a well respected Kansas City contractor and consultant, we are dedicated to making the service and contracting industries more successful. This is done through a wide range of products and services as well as a complete lineup of free resources and advice.

Visit James’ blog site at www.MrHVAC.com for free downloads.

  • Aptora – A Top 25 Company

    • Aptora was voted one of the top 25 small businesses in Kansas City by the Small Business Journal.
  • Aptora – A Rising Star

    • Aptora was named one of Ingram’s Magazine’s 100 Fastest Growing Businesses, headquartered in the greater Kansas City region and a 2008 Corporate Report 100 Winner.
    • Aptora voted one of the best places to work in Kansas City!

better business bureau

Better Business Bureau

We have a perfect A+ rating with the BBB. There is no secret to how we maintain an A+ rating with the BBB. When there is a problem, we take care of it.



Disabled American Veterans®

On November 1, 2013, James Leichter, President of Aptora Corporation, was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation “in recognition for your generous support to Disabled American Veterans”.


Dealer Design Award2013 Comfortech Dealer Design – Silver Award

In 2013, Aptora received a Silver Comfortech Dealer Design Award for Aptora Mobile II software.


2013 Kansas Excellence in Business Management Software

Aptora Corporation was selected for the 2013 Kansas Excellence Award among all its peers and competitors by the US Trade & Commerce Institute (USTCI).

Each year the USTCI conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and community. Small businesses of this caliber enhance the consumer driven stature that Kansas is renowned for.