Executive Office Message

  • 01.19.22

    PHCC CEO Team Brief

    THANK YOU to our Valued Partners Strategic Partner:  Bradford White Corporation Corporate Partners: A.O. Smith, Federated Insurance, International Code Council, InSinkErator, Kohler Co., Milwaukee Tool, Rheem and Scorpion A Word of Congratulations and Thanks As I begin 2022 as your new CEO, I am filled with so much optimism about the future of the p-h-c industry and your association. Before I …

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  • 09.27.21

    A Year of “Last Times”

    It is amazing that over six years have passed since I began my tenure as PHCC’s chief staff officer and this year has been filled with many “last times.” It’s been the last time for building budgets, preparing strategic plans, visiting corporate partners and sponsors, presenting at chapter conventions, participating in media podcasts, attending Alliance meetings, writing this PHCC CEO Team Brief, and now constructing our face-to-face PHCCCONNECT2021.

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  • 09.13.21

    Membership Recruitment Reminder

    As the PHCC National team enters into its renewal efforts, membership value needs to be front and center for the upcoming year. While it’s been a major focus area within the PHCC strategic plan, the federation is not growing sufficiently to outpace members who’ve left, in addition to recruiting new members.

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  • 08.27.21

    Another Active Hurricane Season

    As noted in a recent article in NEFI’s Oil and Energy Magazine, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a high number of Atlantic hurricanes in 2021 with 13-20 named storms and 3-5 major category 3, 4 or 5 hurricanes with winds of 111 mph or higher.  (Retrieved from the World Wide Web on July 8, 2021, at https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/noaa-predicts …

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  • 08.05.21

    Empathic Leadership

    I have a habit of reading a management book and then alternating with a book about my other interests.  This practice has helped me try to stay on top of latest best practices as a steward of this organization and our team.  I also check out TED Talks and other presentations as a way to give myself a personal kick-in-the-butt whilst striving to be a better leader.  Admittedly I am human and I …

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  • 06.25.21

    Carbon Pricing

    The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition defines carbon pricing as using pricing instruments to charge those emitters of greenhouse gasses (GHG), which trap heat and hence, heat up the planet, to “discourage the use of carbon dioxide–emitting fossil fuels in order to protect the environment, address the causes of climate change, and meet national and international climate agreements.”

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  • 06.10.21

    Driving Under the Influence of Electronics

    It is generally estimated that we unlock our mobile phones 10 times more than times we crack a smile. April was Distracted Driving Awareness Month with the National Safety Council estimating that over 700 people are injured in distracted driving crashes.  In March 2021, USA Today wrote “The nonprofit National Safety Council estimates in a [recent] report that 42,060 people died in vehicle crashes in 2020, an 8% increase over 2019 and the first jump in four years.”1 This occurred despite the fact that Americans drive 13% less miles during the pandemic.

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  • 05.27.21

    Biggest Challenge: Finding Employees

    In a recent PHCC Contractor Sentiment survey, one of the biggest challenges cited by our members is the inability to find employees.  While a problem for several years- this is a crisis exacerbated by the pandemic.  “In a study performed by Marcum’s National Construction Services group:  41% of pre-pandemic respondents chose ‘securing skilled labor’ as the No. 1 threat to their businesses.” (Retrieved from the World Wide Web on May 10, 2021, here), which is now contributing to project backlogs post- COVID-19. 

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  • 05.14.21

    PHCC Contractor Sentiment Survey

    We produced another PHCC Contractor Sentiment survey this spring. 92% of respondents were plumbing contractors and 55% were HVACR contractors who responded to this survey, albeit some plumbing contractors also provide HVACR services. With the economy growing by 6.4% in the first quarter, according to CNN on April 30, 2021, there is greater optimism and increased consumer confidence in this economic recovery.

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  • 04.23.21

    Minimizing Workplace Violence

    PHCC—National Association is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of GSM Services employees James Lewis and Robert Shook, two well-respected HVAC service technicians who were killed during a mass shooting that took place April 7 in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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