Press Releases

  • 03.28.22

    Joel Long on “The Unintended Consequences of the Electrification Movement”—ACHR News

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (March 28, 2022) – PHCC—National President Joel Long of GSM Services in Gastonia, North Carolina, will periodically weigh in on hot topics in the industry. Read what he had to say...

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  • 03.21.22

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

    “Stop It!” Lessons From the PHCC Essentials of Project Management Class

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (March 22, 2022) – “Stop it!” was a common phrase heard during the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s popular Essentials of Project Management boot camp last week. There were 22 attendees for the four-day class conducted March 16 – 19. The program was broadcast live online from A. O. Smith University, with instruction from …

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  • 03.03.22

    PHCC EF Scholarships

    Is $2,500 Worth 30 Minutes of Paperwork?

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (March 3, 2022) – This year, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation scholarship program will award up to 61 scholarships totaling $160,000. Awards are available to plumbing and HVACR apprentices working for PHCC—National Association members, trade school or community college students taking plumbing or HVAC classes and …

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  • 02.14.22 Gift Makes $60,000 Gift to Support Industry Education Shows its Love for Supporting Industry Education this Valentine’s Day; Provides $60,000 to Support PHCC Efforts FALLS CHURCH, Va. (February 14, 2022) –, an e-commerce company that sells heating, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical supplies, has made a $30,000 contribution to the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation, …

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  • 01.14.22

    PHCC Past President and Industry Leader Raymond R. “Dick” Irwin Passes Away

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (Jan. 14, 2022) – It is with great sadness that the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) reports the passing of Raymond R. “Dick” Irwin, PHCC—National past president (1985-1986), a driving force behind the creation of the PHCC Educational Foundation, and a highly respected leader in the plumbing-heating-cooling industry. Irwin, of Palm Beach Gardens, …

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  • 12.01.21

    Michael Copp Honored with the AHRI Public Service Award

    The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) 2015-2021 Chief Executive Officer Michael Copp was awarded the prestigious Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Public Service Award on Nov. 16 during the AHRI virtual Leadership Forum. This award acknowledges individuals who make significant contributions to the North American HVACR and water heating …

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  • 11.02.21

    PHCCCONNECT2021: Reconnecting … Live and In Person. Celebrating Today and Preparing for Tomorrow.

    “It’s so good to be back together again … and to reconnect and celebrate our successes,” said 2020-2021 PHCC—National Association President Hunter Botto. This sentiment was shared by 2021-2022 PHCC President Joel Long by saying, “People want to be united!,” And united we were at PHCC’s 139th annual conference and technology showcase – PHCCCONNECT2021, Oct. 20-22 in Kansas City, Missouri – where hundreds of plumbing and HVAC contractors and industry partners were excited to move on from 19 months of COVID-related challenges, celebrate together, and prepare their businesses for what’s next.

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  • 11.01.21

    Celebrating the Very Best of 2021

    PHCC—National Awards Program: 2021 Winners

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  • 10.28.21

    William Mock of Georgia Honored As PHCC’s HVAC Contractor of the Year

    Dedicated to providing quality, sustainable solutions for his customers and continuous education and training for his employees, William Mock of Mock Plumbing & Mechanical, Inc. was honored as the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association’s (PHCC’s) 2021 HVAC Contractor of the Year. The association presented the award – sponsored by PHCC HVAC Partner Rheem – during its annual conference, PHCCCONNECT2021, held in Kansas City, Missouri.

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  • 10.28.21

    PHCC’s Plumbing Contractor of the Year Award Presented to Paul Ongaro of California and James Lindsey of Virginia

    Recognized as a symbol of excellence in the plumbing industry, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association’s (PHCC’s) Plumbing Contractor of the Year award was presented this year to two deserving professionals: Paul Ongaro of Ongaro & Sons in California and James Lindsey of Lindsey Brothers, Inc., in Virginia.

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