PHCC/Rheem HVAC Apprentice of the Year Awarded to Troy Bryant of Tennessee

October 28, 2022
By Staff Writer, PHCC-National Association

Recognizing the outstanding skill and achievements of individuals enrolled in a HVAC training program, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) named Troy Bryant of Tennessee its 2022 HVAC Apprentice of the Year. Co-sponsored by PHCC Corporate Partner Rheem Manufacturing®, the award was presented last week at PHCCCONNECT2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

A 2020 PHCC Educational Foundation scholarship winner, Bryant completed his apprentice training in May 2022 from the Knoxville PHCC Apprentice School. In his words, he entered the profession because he enjoys working with his hands and believes there is always something to learn or get better at so he can do more to help his customers. His “can-do attitude” and willingness to help other students has garnered him the respect of fellow apprentices, instructors, and company supervisors.

Sponsored by PHCC member Gordy Noe of Pioneer Heating & Air in Knoxville, Bryant is skilled in all aspects of HVAC maintenance and service and has “excellent skills.” Noe adds that Bryant is a “quick learner … highly efficient … very knowledgeable.”

“Troy had the second-highest grades in school this year and always showed up on time for class looking and acting professional. As an apprentice, he is constantly and consistently looking to improve and be the best HVAC professional,” says Beth Killen, Executive Director for PHCC of Tennessee


About PHCC
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

About Rheem
Founded in 1925, Rheem innovates all-new ways to deliver just the right temperature while saving energy, water and supporting a more sustainable future. Today, Rheem is America’s #1 water heating brand, and its products are available in more than 50 countries. Paloma Co., Ltd.of Nagoya, Japan, acquired the iconic Rheem brand in 1988, and today the company’s portfolio of premium brands includes Rheem®, Raypak®, Ruud®, Eemax®, Richmond®, Splendid®, Intergas®, IBC®, Solahart® and EverHot™ as well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell®, Witt®, ColdZone® and Kramer®, which are part of the Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG®) division. For more information, visit

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