PHCC Educational Foundation

The PHCC Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit established in December 1986 by PHCC members with the goal of helping their fellow contractors be more successful through education and professional training. These contractors believed and still believe that by helping their friends and their competitors, the whole profession benefits.
  • 07.13.22

    SkillsUSA – Back in Person and In a New Location

    PHCC Educational Foundation Conducts Plumbing Contest at SkillsUSA Championships             FALLS CHURCH, Va. (July 13, 2022) – The members of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s Plumbing Apprentice and Journeyman Training (AJT) Committee are known for their problem-solving abilities. Their most recent feat? Successfully conducting the …

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  • 06.27.22

    PHCC Foreman Workshop

    Foremen Learn the Value of Pre-Planning at PHCC Foremen Workshop

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (June 27, 2022) – “It is incredibly expensive to show up on a jobsite with no plan and try to figure it out as you go. Yet, many of your companies will put you in that situation - if you allow it.” That was a message from instructor Kirk Alter to the 26 attendees of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s Super Foremen …

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  • 01.18.22

    Focus Newsletter Winter 2022 Cover

    Foundation Focus Newsletter – Winter 2022

    In this Issue of the Foundation Focus Newsletter: • Back in Action, Face to Face Plumbing & HVAC National Apprentice Contests • You Were There For Them! Meet Our Scholarship Winners • The Path Best Chosen Aligning Our Course Offerings • 2022 Construction Management Workshops • Familiar Faces New Members to the Board of Governors • Generous Donors Honoring Those Who Invest Today to Build a …

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  • 01.12.22

    Dick Irwin

    The Man Behind the Foundation’s Creation

    From the July 2007 edition of the Foundation Focus Newsletter In 1987, the PHCC National Association Educational Foundation came into existence because of the vision and commitment of a coterie of exceptional leaders, leaders who persisted despite initial reluctance, who after the first resolution for a foundation was tabled, redoubled their efforts, gathered support, often individual by …

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  • 07.28.21

    Have a Plan! Pre-Construction Planning Taught as Key to Success at PHCC Foremen Workshop

    Have a Plan! Pre-Construction Planning Taught as Key to Success at PHCC Foremen Workshop Sponsored by A. O. Smith University, A. O. Smith and Kohler Company   “Every dollar we spend on pre-construction planning will return $4 to $6 in additional profit.” That simple statement from instructor Kirk Alter at the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation …

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  • 07.08.21

    Foremen Learn the Value of Time at PHCC Workshop

    Foremen Learn the Value of Time at the PHCC Foremen Workshop Sponsored by A. O. Smith University, A. O. Smith and Kohler Company   The attendees of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s recent Super Foremen Workshop were surprised to learn just how much time is wasted on a typical construction project. In the workshop, attendees used a …

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