2020: A Year to Forget?
The American poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou advised that "we may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated." This extremely challenging year will be remembered for some time despite our collective desire to leave it in the rear view mirror. Yet despite a pandemic, protests, plagues, unemployment, a recession, wildfires, hurricanes, and a presidential election, our Association and our industry continues to demonstrate a resiliency and determination that in a larger sense, defines this great nation. Our PHCC members continue to move forward with hope in their eyes and a bone in their teeth as they protect the health and safety of everyone and our planet.read more >
With Heartfelt Thanks for a Year Shaped By Your Passion and Resilience
As we move into the final weeks of 2020, I am so proud of our members’ contributions and perspectives throughout this extremely challenging year. Despite a pandemic, protests, a recession, wildfires, hurricanes and a contested presidential election, our Association and our industry continue to demonstrate resilience and determination that, in a larger sense, define this great nation. PHCC members carry on with hope in their eyes and a bone in their teeth as they protect the health and safety of everyone and our planet.read more >
A Message from PHCC President Hunter Botto
PHCC Members: Let’s Make It Happen!
You would think that assuming the helm of an organization during the height of a global pandemic would be daunting, but when the organization is PHCC and I see every day all the ways the association is helping its members (and members are helping each other), it actually has me excited about our future.read more >
Content Too Good to Let It Go! What Are You Waiting For? Access Now!
PHCCCONNECT2020 attendees found the event’s content so valuable and relevant that we want to make sure everyone has access to it. If you were unable to attend the two-day event on Sept. 30-Oct. 1, it’s not too late to register for complete access! Just visit phccweb.org/connectto sign up!read more >
New PHCC—National President Hunter Botto Poised to Strengthen Membership, Leverage Opportunities in a Pandemic World
Prepared to help member contractors “work smarter, not harder,” gain strength in numbers, and leverage pandemic-related challenges into new opportunities, Hunter Botto was installed as the newest president of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Oct. 1 during PHCCCONNECT2020.read more >
With Wildfires Hitting Close to Home, PHCC of Oregon’s Darrell Fuller Steps In as a Red Cross Disaster Response Volunteer
Like so many associated with PHCC, Darrell Fuller is passionate about meeting needs in his local community. So when wildfires recently destroyed nearly a million acres in his home state – and with communities evacuating just a few miles from where he lives – the PHCC of Oregon executive director stepped in as a Red Cross Disaster Response volunteer. Since late August, he has deployed to two fires in California and two in Oregon.read more >
PHCCCONNECT2020: Bringing Us All Together Through the Power of Technology
Determined to safely proceed with a reimagined annual convention despite challenges presented by a global pandemic, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) tapped into creativity, adaptability and modern technology to host a virtual PHCCCONNECT2020, Sept. 30 - Oct. 1. The comprehensive event – the first annual convention held online in the association’s 138-year history – provided a rewarding opportunity for p-h-c contractors, industry partners and PHCC’s affiliated groups to reconnect as an industry.read more >
PHCC, Delta Recognize the Plumbing Industry’s Contractor of the Year and Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by Delta Faucet Company, PHCC’s Plumbing Contractor of the Year and Plumbing Apprentice of the Year awards have become symbols of excellence throughout the industry. This year, the organizations proudly recognized Cory Hoopes of Focus Plumbing in Nevada as the PHCC Plumbing Contractor of the Year, and Ed Zalko, a third-year apprentice with PHCC’s Greater Sacramento Area (GSA) Plumbing Apprentice Program, as the PHCC Plumbing Apprentice of the Year. The award recipients were honored during the PHCCCONNECT2020 Awards Ceremony, a virtual event this year.read more >
Eric Sell of Mock Plumbing and Mechanical Receives PHCC Plumbing Instructor of the Year Award
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) presented its annual Plumbing Instructor of the Year Award to Eric Sell, with Mock Plumbing and Mechanical of Savannah, Georgia, Oct. 1 at PHCCCONNECT2020 Virtual Conference.read more >
Victor Schmidt from Iowa Named PHCC HVAC Instructor of the Year
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) presented its annual HVAC Instructor of the Year Award to Victor Schmidt, a teacher at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, since 2001. The recognition occurred Oct. 1 during PHCCCONNECT2020.read more >