Celebrating the Best of 2018 – Awards and Recognition

October 19, 2018
By Staff Writer, PHCC-National Association

CONNECT 2018 was an opportunity to celebrate the very best contractors, apprentices, auxiliary members, association executives and students. To illustrate PHCC’s faith in the future as we continue to collaborate for the success of our association and our industry, several award winners were recognized:

PHCC-National Association Awards

  • Colonel George D. Scott Award – Charles B. Gans, Charles B. Gans Plumbing and Heating, Inc., Havertown, Pennsylvania
  • PHCC/Delta Apprentice of the Year – Daniel Judd, David N. Judd Plumbing, Leesburg, Virginia
  • PHCC/Delta Plumbing Contractor of the Year – Jeff Hux, Norfolk Plumbing, Inc., Norfolk, Virginia
  • PHCC HVAC Contractor of the Year – Mitchell Cropp, Cropp-Metcalfe Service, Inc., Fairfax, Virginia
  • Federated Insurance’s “Safety First!” Contractor of the Year Award – Chris Sproles, Central Texas Plumbing Solutions LLC, Waco, Texas
  • Plumbing Instructor of the Year – Michael Hurt, PHCC of Virginia

Plumbing Apprentice Contest Winners

  • 1st Place – James Houser, Local 27, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 2nd Place – Kyle Mao, Lange Plumbing, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 3rd Place – Steven Kroope, Deluxe Plumbing & Heating, LLC, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

HVAC Apprentice Contest Winners

  • 1st Place – Josiah Tiegs, McDowall Comfort Management, Waite Park, Minnesota
  • 2nd Place – Daniel Deneve, GSM Services, Gastonia, North Carolina
  • 3rd Place – Jeffrey Deuel, American Mechanical Services, Denver, Colorado

AEC Spectrum Award

Mike McGraw, PHCC of Pennsylvania

AEC Communications Awards

  • Apprentice Materials – PHCC of Iowa
  • Convention/Events – PHCC of Indiana
  • Magazine – PHCC of New York
  • Membership Packet – PHCC of Indiana
  • Newsletter/E-Newsletter – PHCC of Tennessee
  • Social Media – PHCC of Texas
  • Website – PHCC of Indiana

Legislative Service Award

PHCC of Texas

Auxiliary Awards

  • Auxiliary 3-D Award – Sandy Stack, PHCC Auxiliary of Washington

Auxiliary Robert M. Cox Humanitarian Awards

  • Image 1st Place – PHCC Auxiliary of Illinois and PHCC Auxiliary of Lincoln
  • Image 2nd Place – PHCC Auxiliary of Delaware and PHCC Auxiliary of Nebraska
  • Recruitment 1st Place – PHCC Auxiliary of Illinois
  • Recruitment 2nd Place – PHCC Auxiliary of Delaware



Staff Writer
, PHCC-National Association
The PHCC-National Association, formed in 1883, provides legislative advocacy, education and training to approximately 3,600 plumbing and HVACR businesses and 65,000 technicians.

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