By Staff Writer, PHCC-National Association
PHCC—National Awards Program: 2021 Winners
2021 Col. George D. Scott Award: Bill Jones, Raven Mechanical, Houston, Texas
2021 Plumbing Contractor of the Year (sponsored by Delta Faucet Company): James Lindsey, Lindsey Brothers, Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Paul Ongaro, Ongaro & Sons, Santa Rosa, California.
2021 HVAC Contractor of the Year (sponsored by Rheem): William Mock, Mock Plumbing & Mechanical, Inc., Savannah, Georgia
Federated Insurance “Safety First! Contractor of the Year”: Brent and Ruby McDiarmid, Glenn Mechanical Inc., El Dorado, Arkansas
2021 Plumbing Instructor of the Year (sponsored by Milwaukee Tool): Tony Bertolino, Norfolk Technical Center
2021 HVAC Instructor of the Year (sponsored by Milwaukee Tool): Jim Fusco, Granite State Trade School
The Association Executives Council (AEC) announces the following Chapter Awards for Excellence in Communications winners:
Outstanding Achievement in Production of Communications:
Convention/Events: PHCC of Illinois
Magazine: PHCC of New York
Membership Packet/Brochure: PHCC of Illinois
Newsletter/E-Newsletter: PHCC of Tennessee
Social Media: Plumbing Industry Council of St. Louis
Website: Gulf Coast PHCC
PHCC Government Affairs Recognizes the Following Chapters for Excellence in Advocacy
PHCC of Texas is the recipient of the 2021 PHCC Legislative Award for their work to ensure the Board of Plumbing Examiners remains intact for the next five years, thereby preserving the state’s plumbing license.
PHCC of Ohio is the recipient of the 2021 PHCC Grassroots Award for their work in their innovative advocacy and relentless pursuit of statewide residential contractor licensing requirements, resulting in legislation that may finally become law after ten years of pressuring state lawmakers.
Investing in the Future and Scholarships
Invested in the next generation of industry leaders, the PHCC Educational Foundation and the PHCC National Auxiliary announced scholarship awards totaling $189,815 this year: the Auxiliary Scholarship Committee awarded just under $40,000 to 18 deserving students (full list here), and the Foundation and its industry partners awarded $150,000 to 55 apprentices and college students (full list here).
Also during PHCCCONNECT2021, the Foundation announced that it raised more than $230,000 through its Invest in Your Future Campaign. With matching funds from InSinkErator, Ferguson, Moen and NIBCO, plus A. O. Smith, Bradford White, Federated Insurance, the International Code Council, Milwaukee Tool, Rheem, Scorpion Home Services and Viega, the Foundation surpassed its $175,000 goal for this year’s campaign. These valued partners make what we do possible!
The Foundation extends a special thank you to Moen, who provided $87,000 in new sponsorships and gifts this past year, including a gift to our Endowment.
PHCC—National Auxiliary Awards 2021
Larry Dore Member of the Year (sponsored by InSinkErator) – Gail McWilliams from Urbana, Illinois
3D Award (sponsored by the Copper Development Association): Ann Rivers from Pleasanton, California
Robert M. Cox Image Awards (sponsored by InSinkErator):
1st place for community service: PHCC Auxiliary of Illinois
2nd place for conventions and tradeshows: PHCC Auxiliary of New Orleans
1st Place recruitment: PHCC Auxiliary of Illinois (continuing education)
2nd place recruitment: PHCC Auxiliary of New Orleans (recruiting into the industry)
Honorable Mention: Auxiliary of Illinois (scholarships)