This year marks the 130th anniversary of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC.)  PHCC has several special observances planned to recognize the vital role its members have served in safeguarding the health, safety and comfort of society and protecting the environment.

“Since its founding in 1883, PHCC has continued to build on its unique heritage and bring members together to advance the industry,” said PHCC President Keith Bienvenu, Bienvenu Brothers Plumbing, Metaire, La.   “We are both proud of our past accomplishments and very much focused on the future.  As the industry evolves with new services, technologies, standards and regulations, PHCC continues to provide the high level of education, training and advocacy that plumbing and HVACR contractors need in an evolved business environment.   That has been the hallmark of our association throughout its 130-year history, and it continues today.”
During PHCC’s April 25-26 Legislative Conference, the association will honor the 125 founding contractors that had the vision and courage to join together to address industry issues.  The centerpiece of this event will be a reception on Capitol Hill named in recognition of Col. George D. Scott, the first president of PHCC.  National legislators have been invited to join PHCC members in the celebration.
The anniversary observance will continue during CONNECT 2012 Oct. 3-5 in Philadelphia.  There,  PHCC members can not only join in the anniversary celebrations, but also participate in a variety of seminars and networking opportunities that can help discover modern-day ways to continue the strong tradition of protecting the health and safety of the nation today.
Look for updates on the 130th anniversary celebration at www.phccweb.org.

PHCC, the oldest trade association in the construction industry, was formed in 1883 by a group of master plumbers in New York city dedicated to providing the public with a complete, safe and sanitary plumbing system.  Today, membership is composed of more than 3,500 PHCC professional plumbing and HVACR business owners nationwide who employ more than 70,000 trained technicians.
Members of PHCC have access to a wide variety of services designed to increase their professionalism, grow their business and improve profitability.