By Staff Writer, PHCC-National Association
Recognizing Past National President Charles “Chip” Greene’s decades of dedication to the p-h-c industry and the association, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) presented its highest honor, the Col. George D. Scott Award, to Greene during its annual awards ceremony, held Oct. 7 at PHCCCONNECT2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
As a third-generation plumbing contractor and second-generation business owner, Greene learned from his father best business practices and the importance of being involved in the industry that provides your livelihood. For 30 years, Greene has continued his father’s legacy, faithfully devoted to his family, his employees, his community, PHCC—National and the PHCC of Georgia chapter.
“Chip Greene has an extensive list of accomplishments, which personify the very qualities that distinguish him among his peers and makes him very deserving of PHCC-National Association’s highest honor,” said 2021-2022 PHCC—National President Joel Long during the award presentation.
Inspired by PHCC’s inaugural president, Col. George D. Scott, the award acknowledges a PHCC member who has provided years of service and unselfish devotion to the association and to the industry … and whose industry efforts have provided many benefits to other p-h-c contractors.
Through the years, Greene built a solid reputation as a positive leader at PHCC—National, serving as national president in 2015-2016 after his role as Zone 2 director from 2012 to 2014. One of his goals as national president was to expand association efforts to support contractors who work in heating and cooling … an initiative PHCC embraced and continues to build on today. At PHCC—National, Greene also served on the Government Relations, Finance, Risk Management, Nominating, and Code committees. A strong supporter of the PHCC Educational Foundation, he has volunteered for both its National HVAC Apprentice Contest and its Investment Committee.
Greene joined the PHCC of Georgia Board of Directors in 1999, several years after starting his own contracting business, Greene & Associates, Inc., in Macon, Georgia. Since then, he has held several positions at the state level, including PHCC of Georgia president, director at large, and director, as well as Georgia Academy chairman and president.
Chapter leaders agree that Greene’s greatest legacy in Georgia is the creation and success of the PHCC of Georgia Academy 501(c)3 and the chapter’s first-ever technical training facility, centrally located in Macon. Through Greene’s leadership, the Academy’s facility was renovated after COVID to accommodate two classrooms, a large hands-on lab space, and a tools warehouse. “Chip’s influence as a servant leader in the community supported the donation of classroom chairs and tables from local school districts, facility services from local peers in the construction industry, and generous equipment donations from industry partners who know and have worked with Chip for decades,” explain PHCC of Georgia leaders in their nomination of Greene.
In his community, Greene also served as president of the Central Georgia Boy Scouts of America from 2019 to 2021 and continues to be an active leader in the Boy Scouts, recently creating a plan to build out the sewer system for a local Boy Scouts camp. He also serves on the Associated General Contractors of Central Georgia Legislative Council and is an appointee of the Governor of the State to the Conditioned Air License Board. “Chip’s stature is a testament to the professionalism of PHCC contractors,” chapter leaders share, adding: “There is no doubt that the success of the expansion of the PHCC brand in Central Georgia is proof of the kind of person Chip is – a committed servant leader and a kind, patient, and humble human being.”
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.
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