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.
  • 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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  • 03.24.21

    Live from the Studio – the PHCC Project Management Class

    NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2021 FOR MORE INFORMATION: John Zink zink@naphcc.org 800-533-7694 Live from the Studio – the PHCC Project Management Class Thanks to A. O. Smith University, A. O. Smith and Kohler Company FALLS CHURCH, Va. (March 24, 2021) –Last week the attendees of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s popular …

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  • 11.10.20

    Kirk Alter Teaching the Essentials of Project Management Class, Nov. 2020

    PHCC Project Management Boot Camp Goes Online

    NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2020 FOR MORE INFORMATION: John Zink zink@naphcc.org 800-533-7694 PHCC Project Management Boot Camp Goes Online Thanks to A. O. Smith University, A. O. Smith and Kohler Company  FALLS CHURCH, Va. (November 12, 2020) – The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation faced a tough question this year. How …

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  • 09.11.20

    Focus Flash Newsletter – September 2020 Issue

      September 2020 In this issue - Countdown to CONNECT2020, online apprentice training is still growing and a curve that needs to be flattened - you can help. School is back in session - have a little extra patience with the parents and teachers in your life this month. They have their hands full! Our Thanks to Focus Flash Sponsor CONNECT2020 is Virtually Here!      PHCC's annual convention …

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  • 09.11.20

    Focus Flash Newsletter – August 2020 Issue

      August 2020 In this issue - Flattening the contributions curve, farewell to Lorraine and congrats to 55 brand new scholarship winners. Keep safe with the 3 W's - Wear a face mask, Wash your hands and Watch your distance! Our Thanks to Focus Flash Sponsor Do Your Part to Flatten the Curve! (The Other One)      Each year at PHCC's annual convention (CONNECT) the conference attendees get a …

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  • 07.08.20

    Focus Flash Newsletter – July 2020 Issue

      July 2020 In this issue - Here are the Foundation programs that are available, what's new and what's on hold. What else would be helpful for you? Keep safe with the 3 W's - Wear a face mask, Wash your hands and Watch your distance! Our Thanks to Focus Flash Sponsor What is Working and What Isn't + What Do You Need from Us?      Here at the Foundation, most of our core programs can …

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