Our Story

Our Mission 

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association is dedicated to the advancement and education of the plumbing and HVACR industry for the health, safety, and comfort of society and the protection of the environment.

Our Vision

PHCC will become so relevant that PHCC contractors are the best choice for professionalism, reliable products and knowledgeable service. Our members are guided by the principles of honesty and integrity and follow the highest ethical standards in the industry.

Our History

During the 1880’s, the transition from outhouses to indoor plumbing was moving at a rapid pace, starting with better homes and commercial buildings. The burgeoning market for indoor plumbing spurred some gasfitters and other metal workers to specialize in this work.

The true craftsmen sought ways to distinguish those who knew what they were doing from those who didn’t. In 1882, a group of these new tradesmen in New York City banded together to form the Master Plumbers Association of New York.  Shortly afterward, a like-minded group joined forces in Brooklyn.

In 1883, the 125 members of the New York group formed the National Association of Master Plumbers (NAMP) to provide the public with a complete, safe and sanitary plumbing system. NAMP was the forerunner of the National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (NAPHCC), which in 1962 became the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association (PHCC).

The association has evolved over time, always upholding the standards that advance the industry and protect public health and safety. Today, PHCC continues its tradition of excellence by providing the best education, advocacy and connections to help its North American network of professionals strengthen their businesses—now and in the future.

Best People. Best Practices.®