Foundation Stories

  • 05.08.18

    Issac Bliek

    Sometimes all it takes is someone to tell you can’t do something to motivate you to do it better than anyone else. Five years ago, after three tours with the U.S. Air Force, Isaac Bliek was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and told by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs that he would never be able to work again or hold a long-term job. Yet in late 2016, he earned PHCC’s prestigious Apprentice of the Year award and placed second in the Educational Foundation’s Plumbing Apprentice Contest at CONNECT 2016.

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  • 05.08.18

    Rodney Spinks

    My name is Rodney Spinks, from College Station, Texas. I wanted to share my story with you and to say thank you to the people who have contributed to the Foundation over the years. Passion for a job well done…that’s what got me into plumbing after Hurricane Ike destroyed my house in Texas in 2008. I was bothered at the time when I saw some plumbers cutting corners in their work. It re-ignited my desire to own a job, to be just as passionate about the quality of a project as the functionality.

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  • 05.08.18

    Sam Dowdy, Sr.

    The only way to be successful in the plumbing business is to learn. And learning means not only learning what's out there now, but what's coming in the future. You have to teach the old generation, you have to reach the young generation, you have to reach out to all the resources you can. PHCC is that source that I believe in and that is why I give back to the [PHCC Educational] Foundation.

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  • 05.08.18

    Nicole Gorrell

    Nicole Gorrell

    I wish to share my sincerest gratitude for granting me the PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarship. I know that you received many applications from people across the nation, and I am extremely thankful for being blessed by being your recipient.

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