Members in the News
Garvelink to Receive Honorary Doctorate at Ferris Commencement Ceremony
Garvelink, who graduated from Ferris State’s College of Education and Human Services in 1972, is principal owner and president of Commercial Design Engineering, the full-service mechanical contracting company that she began in 1975 with her husband, John Garvelink, a 1971 graduate of Ferris’ College of Engineering Technology.
Texas Contractors Tell How and Where They Recruit New Workers to the Industry
Featuring Alicia Dover of PHCC of Texas, Josh Hollub of Modern Plumbing Co. and Craig Lewis of R.E.C Industries.
Emerald City Service: People are the Biggest Asset at Seattle's South West Plumbing
The Buckinghams are the principals of South West Plumbing in Seattle, a fixture on the city's plumbing scene since 1982.
Stack Serves on Federated Insurance Advisory Council
Jim Stack, of Stack Plumbing, Inc. in Kirkland, WA and member of Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors – National Association and Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association of Washington State was among the 19 business executives who gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona, on February 23-25 to participate in the 2017 Federated Insurance Advisory Council.
National HVAC Contractor of the Year Charts a Course of Excellence
Pioneer’s marketing plan includes attention to inbound marketing opportunities provided by an Internet presence and a realization that consumers want to know the quality of reputation of prospective service providers.
Building Bridges Creates Opportunities for Students
Hundreds of students, parents, teachers and employers gathered at GCHS for Building Bridges, an effort to bring local employers, teachers and students together to create a better workforce in Garden City. Bob Kreutzer, PHCC Past National President, served as the keynote speaker.
A.J. Perri Associate Donates Over 3000 Garment Items to Women in Need
A.J. Perri, a New Jersey based provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, donated over 3000 clothing items to Dress for Success® and guests of the Night to Shine due to a generous contribution from an associate, Frank Lamitina.
The NEWS Salutes Classic Air’s One-Hour Heating & Air Conditioning
Owner Todd Kletz includes his team in every aspect of his business for ongoing success.
Ready to Hire? Get in Line
This article from Angie's List magazine's Feb. 2017 edition featured students going into the Mechanical Skills building and instructor John Weidman with apprentices in the shop. Another photo included Indiana PHCC member B&W Plumbing, Heating & Air training high school seniors in HVAC.
Contractor Spotlight: Cannistraro
This mechanical construction company in Boston has figured out the pieces to the puzzle that makes a company successful.
Here's to the Trades: A new school seeks to close the skills gap in Phoenix.
Check out this inspiring story in Plumbing & Mechanical about how an Arizona plumbing company is addressing the skills gap by creating a School of Plumbing Service and Repair at a local trade school.
The Trick to Getting Local Press Coverage
PHCC of South Carolina’s Anja Smith Column reveals her tricks to getting local press coverage.
Technology: Help or Hindrance?
Former PHCC-National Association President Chip Greene explains that with a little training and reassurance, tradesmen could boost their business.
InSinkErator honors PHCC Auxiliary members at CONNECT 2016
InSinkErator® presented Beverly Potts the PHCC Auxiliary's Member of the Year award in October at the PHCC national convention in San Antonio.
Forrest Anderson Donates AC Unit & Installation to Arizona Military Family
Forrest Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. (Forrest Anderson), a family-owned business in the Phoenix area since 1961, is excited to announce the winner of the company’s first ever “Military Hero AC Giveaway” contest.
PIPETECHS Plumbing Technology Earns 2016 PHCC Safety Award
The tenth annual Safety First! Contractor of the Year Award was presented to PIPETECHS Plumbing Technology, a Raleigh, North Carolina, business.
Frame Elected Director of Federated Insurance Companies
David P. Frame of South Bend, Indiana, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Federated Insurance Companies.
Two Texas Members Appointed to State Board of Plumbing Examiners
PHCC of Texas members Ben Friedman and Robi Jalnos were just appointed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to the state's Board of Plumbing Examiners.
My Plumber Heating & Cooling wins Virginia's Plumbing Contractor of the Year for 2015
My Plumber Heating & Cooling Founder, Wendell Presgrave Named Virginia's Plumbing Contractor of the Year for 2015.
Krohmer Plumbing named 2015 Contractor of the Year
Krohmer Plumbing Inc. of Mitchell and Sioux Falls has been named the 2015 Contractor of the Year by the South Dakota Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors.
Colonial Plumbing & Heating Helps Save Condemned Home
Colonial Plumbing & Heating in Richmond, Va., and others banded together to do what they do best for a neighbor in need.
2015 Plumbing Contractor of the Year: Jim Steinle and Atomic Plumbing
Plumbing & Mechanical's 2015 plumbing contractor of the year.
Contractor of the Year: Nice Guys Finish First
Contractor Magazine's Contractor of the Year Mark Giebelhaus has won just about every accolade available and he deserves every one of them.
Ride and Decide program aims to pair interested students with skilled industry contractors
As president of the PHCC of Knoxville, Noe is spearheading a pilot program he developed, called Ride and Decide, to help address worker shortage.
Warm Heart. Warm House.
Her Facebook post read: “Preheating the house. Oven set at 325.” PHCC of Iowa member Ames Heating & Cooling offers to install a new furnace for free.
Gold Seal Mechanical has built a reputation for quality work and customer service
The year 1969 was remembered by folks in Spokane, Wash. as one of extremes. In February, they had record cold temps – minus 11°F, substantially colder than the average of 22°F. And in August, they sizzled with in record highs of 99°F – 15 degrees higher than normal. It was a great year to start a heating and cooling enterprise.
Modern Mechanical was named 2014 Small Business of the Year by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce (Virginia)
Modern Mechanical was named 2014 Small Business of the Year by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce (Virginia) at the Annual Small Business Awards on Nov. 7. Modern Mechanical, a PHCC member, was chosen by an esteemed panel of business leaders from a pool of more than 500 applicants in the County.
Recruiting, education are the big issues, says PHCC’s Kevin Tindall
CONTRACTOR named Kevin and Kathy Tindall, Tindall & Ranson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Princeton, N.J., as 2012 CONTRACTOR magazine Contractor of the Year. A big reason was for how much the two have given back to the industry and their community, and they are still going full blast.
Bill Riley, still a hydronic and radiant force to reckon with
Bill Riley, owner of William J. Riley Plumbing & Heating, Warwick., R.I.
Plumbing Industry Council and Plumbers’ & Pipefitters’Local #562 Assist Local Families with Plumbing Repairs
Twenty-seven families benefited from the time, talent and donations of local union plumbing contractors as part of the Annual Rebuilding Together St. Louis. PIC contractors, supplier members and members of Plumbers’ and Pipefitters’ Local #562 joined together in providing plumbing repairs and home renovations for elderly, low-income and disabled residents.
Shapiro & Duncan celebrates continued commitment to community involvement, career-based education
Shapiro & Duncan Inc., Rockville, Md., announced its most recent community involvement efforts and achievements as it continues to deepen its role as a leader and mentor across the region.
Plumbers make repairs for needy homeowners
Supported by the Minnesota Mechanical Contractors Association and the Metro Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association, 96 union volunteers donated nearly 500 hours to repair plumbing problems for low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners.
The power of contractors' giving
Generosity is part of the DNA of the contractors in this industry and is typical for Howe Plumbing and Tindall & Ranson
John Baethke & Son Plumbing go low tech and high tech
John Baethke, president of John Baethke & Son Plumbing in Chicago, loves technology but doesn’t see automating his inventory management system on his fleet of service trucks anytime soon
Active advocate: Jo Rae Wagner to be honored for community involvement
In 1973, Wagner along with her husband and her father, started CTO Incorporated, a commercial plumbing company, in Harlingen. Over the years, Wagner became an important industry partner of Texas State Technical College as an active advocate of both education and the workforce
J.C. Cannistraro at 50: it’s all about family
This year marks Cannistraro’s fiftieth anniversary in business. Much has changed since 1963. While the technology has advanced, the buildings have become more complex and the workforce has grown, one fact has never changed about the people, processes and projects that make up the Cannistraro story — family matters
Milton Frank fixes plumbing problems at the source
When changes in water quality in the greater Houston area complicated plumbing repairs, Milton Frank Plumbing, Spring, Texas, partnered with PHCC Associate Member ProSystems to add a new service that has increased revenue for the company: diagnosing and explaining water quality issues
PHCC Legislative Conference Photo Gallery
Get a glimpse of what happens during the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association’s Legislative Conference.
Congratulations to Ronald Leclerc, Re-Bath, Baton Rouge, La.
Every year, Remodeling Magazine singles out companies that demonstrate broad expertise, sound business judgment, and a high degree of professionalism.
Plumbers' annual 'Water's Off' community service day helps 115 homeowners with plumbing repairs
A day of community service for 141 volunteers from Minneapolis Plumbers Local 15, St. Paul Plumbers Local 34 and Rochester Plumbers Local 6, fixed plumbing problems for 115 elderly, disabled, and low-income homeowners.
Can-Am Plumbing: 2012 Business Partner of the Year Award
PHCC member Can-Am Plumbing Inc. was named today as the 2012 Business Partner of the Year by W.L. Butler Construction, Inc.
Doug Turner Plumbing Celebrates 25 Years of Quality Service
PHCC member Doug Turner Plumbing, Sugar Land, Texas, is proudly celebrating their 25th anniversary. An important milestone for any company, the team at Doug Turner is already looking forward to providing residents of the Sugar Land, Stafford and Missouri City areas with another 25 years of service.
PHCC Member Offers “Helping Hands”
PHCC member Michael & Son Services’, Alexandria, Va., give back to the community through its “Michael & Son Cares Program” and is featured in a television program, “Helping Hands.” “Helping Hands” chronicles community members receiving essential home repairs they can't afford. Click here to watch recorded episodes.
Relationships Make Contractor the Best
At My Plumber Heating and Cooling, Manassas Va., it is hard to tell if employees are part of a large contracting firm or a big extended family. That is why The NEWS recognized them as its “Best Contractor to Work For” contest winner.
When it comes to taking over a business, the best and brightest of the next generation work hard to keep one foot in the past and one in the future.
Leading by serving
Kevin and Kathy Tindall have worked tirelessly for years to make the plumbing and HVAC industry and their community a better place.
Kevin Tindall is Recipient of IAPMO’s Green Contractor of the Year Award
Tindall & Ranson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is at the forefront of a growing nationwide movement seeking to introduce home and commercial building owners to myriad rebates and loans available to them should they choose to embrace green technologies in their plumbing and mechanical systems.
Plumbing Industry Council and Plumbers’ & Pipefitters’ Local #562 Assist Local Families with Plumbing Repairs
Fifty families benefited from the time, talent and donations of local union plumbing contractors as part of the Annual Rebuilding Together St. Louis event.
Small showrooms bring big benefits
Dave Ariano, president of Ravinia Plumbing & Heating in Highland Park, Ill., discovered that their showroom helps many of their customers focus their search.
Best Plumber / Plumbing Fixtures
Macca Plumbing, Hartford, Conn., has been answering the call since 1960 — whether from someone wanting a bathroom remodel, needing a leaking pipe fixed, or facing the ordeal of frozen pipes. Macca’s philosophy is that if they take care of the customers, the customers will keep coming back.
Riley Plumbing & Heating Celebrates Thirty-Five Years
William J. Riley Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. today announced the company celebrates its thirty-fifth year as a family-owned business serving residential and commercial customers throughout Rhode Island.
Township plans more tinkering on building codes
Mike McGraw, representing the Pennsylvania Association of Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors, said state lawmakers are considering dropping all licensing requirements, "and consumers are going to suffer."
Contractor Corner: Frank Bonetti Plumbing, Castro Valley, Calif.
Family-owned and operated Frank Bonetti Plumbing, based in Castro Valley, CA, has evolved over the years from the commercial construction company founded in 1955 by the late Frank Bonetti, today establishing a profitable niche in commercial service and maintenance. The company is also an accredited GreenPlumber.
Blue Is the New Green
With better-performing water-conservation products entering the market, it’s to a contractor’s advantage to target consumers who are interested in investing in water- and energy-saving applications, says Kevin Tindall, owner of Princeton, N.J.-based plumbing contractor Tindall & Ranson Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, which works on residential and light commercial jobs.
Trade Names: Plumbing business is all in the family
Sisters Lorrie Jones Gore, Betty Gregory and Linda Stevens own Gundlach Plumbing & Heating Co. "We work with a lot of families," Gore says. "We want it to be a close relationship with customers." All three have worked at the family-owned Gundlach Plumbing & Heating Co. off and on since middle school.