By Staff Writer, PHCC-National Association
2023 PHCC—National Awards
2023 Col. George D. Scott Award: Kevin Tindall, Windsor, New Jersey
2023 Plumbing Contractor of the Year (sponsored by Delta Faucet Co.): Rob and Tony Bertolino, Bertolino Plumbing & Heating, Virginia Beach, Virginia
2023 HVAC Contractor of the Year (sponsored by Rheem): Danny Reddick, Reddick & Sons Plumbing and HVAC, Manassas, Virginia
2023 “PHCC Safety First!” Award (sponsored by Federated Insurance): Greg Brenneman, Brenneco, Lafayette, Indiana
2023 Plumbing Instructor of the Year (sponsored by Milwaukee Tool): Tim Rutledge, Rutledge Plumbing, Burkburnett, Texas
2023 Plumbing Apprentice of the Year (sponsored by Delta Faucet Co.): Anthony Graham, Bion, Inc., Spotsylvania, Virginia
2023 HVACR Instructor of the Year (sponsored by Milwaukee Tool): Brian Millard, General Parts, LLC, Urbandale, Iowa
2023 HVAC Apprentice of the Year (sponsored by Rheem): Tyler Paul, BION, Inc. Bristow, Virginia
Association Executives Council (AEC) Chapter Awards for Excellence in Communications
Convention/Events: PHCC of Tennessee
Website: Gulf Coast PHCC (Texas)
Magazines, Membership Packets & Directories, and brochure categories: PHCC of Illinois
Newsletter/E-Newsletter and Social Media: PHCC of Texas
Apprenticeship Marketing: PHCC of Louisiana
Exemplary Service Resolution
Herman Bohinc for distinguished service to the association and the Ohio chapter.
AEC Exceptional Service Award
PHCC of Indiana Executive Director Brenda Dant
Recognition for Service
Rob Grim, retiring as InSinkErator’s Sr. VP of Sales, was recognized for his service to PHCC.
Chapter Excellence in Advocacy Awards
2023 PHCC Grassroots Excellence Award: PHCC of Virginia
2023 PHCC Legislative Excellence Award: PHCC of Pennsylvania and UAC 690
Investing in the Next Generation
Scholarships totaling $190,000 were announced by the PHCC Educational Foundation and PHCC National Auxiliary at CONNECT. The Auxiliary awarded 14 scholarships totaling $51,000 (full list here). The Foundation awarded $139,000 to 57 plumbing and HVAC apprentices, trade school students, and college students pursuing studies directly related to the p-h-c industry (read more here).
Educational Foundation 2023 National Apprentice Contest Winners
HVAC Apprentice Contest Winners
- First place: Jacob Lee of P1 Service in Lenexa, Kansas. Sponsored by RIDGID.
- Second place: AJ Posivak of Deluxe Plumbing & Heating in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Sponsored by Milwaukee Tool.
- Third place: Raulie Rojas of Midwestern Mechanical in Rapid City, South Dakota. Sponsored by RIDGID.
Plumbing Apprentice Contest Winners
- First Place: Cody McDonald of Van Contracting, Inc. in Columbia City, Indiana. Sponsored by the International Code Council.
- Second place: Nick Vasknetz of Local 525 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sponsored by Home Depot Pro.
- Third Place: Joseph Hardin of Local 333 in Lansing, Michigan. Sponsored by Bradford White.
PHCC—National Auxiliary Awards 2023
Larry Dore 2023 Member of the Year (sponsored by InSinkErator) – Carla Molinario Waguespack of PHCC Auxiliary of Louisiana
3D Award (sponsored by the Copper Development Association): Janice Voss from Boone, North Carolina
Robert M. Cox Awards (sponsored by InSinkErator):
- First place for conventions, tradeshows and community service: PHCC Auxiliary of North Carolina
- Second place honors for community service efforts: PHCC Auxiliary of Illinois
- First Place recruitment: PHCC Auxiliary of Illinois (Promoting Industry Careers)
- Second place recruitment: PHCC Auxiliary of Louisiana (Auxiliary Membership Recruiting)
The PHCC National Association, formed in 1883, provides legislative advocacy, education, and training to approximately 3,500 plumbing and HVACR businesses and 65,000 technicians. Members of PHCC have access to a wide variety of services designed to increase their professionalism, grow their business, and improve profitability. For more information about PHCC, visit phccweb.org.