You are busy. We get that. That is one of the advantages of membership in PHCC: we work to protect your business and protect the health and safety of Virginians so you can focus on your business. But there are times when we need your help.
Our request will only take a few moments and will make a big difference.
Virginia is facing a potential elimination of natural gas or propane as a fuel source thanks to an aggressive movement towards electrification. We hope to establish a mandate to preserve fuel choice, but it will require approval of legislation in the Virginia General Assembly. We are working with a coalition including manufacturers, restaurant owners and others but the decision will come down to convincing individual legislators.
Please send an email to your elected official (click here for an email link) expressing your opinion. I have attached a sample email we hope you will consider sending to your customers asking them to weigh-in. You might add the issue to your website with a live link to “Who Is My Legislator.”
Lastly, we ask that you follow PHCCVA on Facebook you can collect additional content you can share with your own Facebook friends. If you want to send us a 30 second video on how fuel choice will impact you or your customers, we will post that as well. If you visit our website, you will find a collection of factoids you might find interesting.
As with all legislative issues, while there is a political aspect to this matter, PHCCVA argues that it is an economic and quality of life issue that has significant unintended consequences.
Thank you in advance for your help.
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PHCC National presented its 2022 HVAC Contractor of the Year Award to Mike Giordano and Francis “Butch” McGonegal of United Air Temp, headquartered in Lorton, Virginia. PHCC Corporate Partner Rheem co-sponsored the award, which recognizes excellence in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning profession. It was presentedin October at PHCC’s annual conference – PHCCCONNECT2022 – in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“United Air Temp was recognized by PHCC 11 years ago as an outstanding HVAC contractor, and the company’s performance under the direction of Giordano and McGonegal during the intervening years reads as an American success story,” said the emcee during the award announcement.
Giordano joined the company in its leadership program with a freshly minted psychology degree. “His success stems from his expertise in management and human resources and the ability to deploy resources to achieve growth,” says PHCC of Virginia Executive Director Susan Milhoan. Partnered with McGonegal, who serves as the face of the company, United Air Temp has grown exponentially in the past decade.
For his outstanding leadership and professionalism to the plumbing industry, Ray “Toz” Toczylowski, owner of Marines Services Company in Manassas, Virginia, was honored as the PHCC—National Association 2022 Plumbing Contractor of the Year. Co-sponsored by PHCC Executive Sponsor Delta Faucet, the award was presented in October at PHCCCONNECT2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
As announced at the awards ceremony, “the principles that the Marines embrace – integrity, readiness, teamwork, and dependability, to name a few – are embodied in the business philosophy that is Marines Plumbing.” Toczylowski carried on his family’s tradition to enter the trades after service, employed by some of the best plumbing companies in Northern Virginia before establishing Marines Services Company in 2014.
The 2023 Plumbing Apprentice Contest offers third and fourth year plumbing apprentices a truly unique opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in a practical, hands-on event that is fun and exciting for everyone involved. This year’s event will take place in April in Hampton Roads Virginia.
The apprentices will be required to rough-in a half bathroom on a pre-built module and the materials will be provided. Contestants will be given a layout, specification sheets, and the needed materials to compete in the contest. Contestants will not have to drill any holes, and will have approximately seven (7) hours to complete the contest. First, second and third place plaques are awarded for being the best, not for finishing first; we are looking for quality not quantity. Contestants must provide their own hand tools, and a tool list is attached for your convenience.
First and second place winners have a chance to attend the national Plumbing-Heating-Cooling-Contractors Association competition in Cleveland, Ohio in October. Expenses may be offset for winners from member businesses.
2005 Kevin James, Cameron Plumbing
2006 Tom Carpino, Evan Hibbs Plumbing
2007 Richard Jernigan, Kane Plumbing
2008 Thomas Keys, Jr., Clover Contracting, Inc.
2009 William Lloyd, Gainesville Plumbing
2010 Rusty Wamsley, Woodbridge Plumbing, Inc.
2011 Daniel Day, Phoenix Plumbing
2012 Justin Duke, D. E. Kirby
2013 Jose Noe Hernandez, D.F. Williams Plumbing
2014 Nathan Boggs, S.D. Boggs Plumbing
2015 Jared Beninati, Evan Hibbs Plumbing
2016 Daniel Huppert, Unlimited Plumbing and Piping
2017 Ryan Johnson, Presidential Plumbing
2018 Daniel Judd, David Judd Plumbing
2019 Tyler Paul, BION inc.
2021 Ryan Swindell, Atomic Plumbing
2022 Anthony Graham, BION, inc.
The mission of the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors of Virginia (PHCC Va) is to provide networking, information, education, and training to its statewide membership as well as tracking legislation and providing a forum for problem solving.The vision of PHCC VA is to provide a growing membership with the resources, education, and public recognition they need to expand their businesses in the most professional and profitable manner.
PHCC is governed by its Executive Committee and Committee Chairs. Members may contact PHCC leadership members at any time.
Being a chartered affilitate of the PHCC National Association, PHCC members enjoy a wide variety of member benefits on the national, state, and local level which helps provide the resources they need to expand their business. If you or your firm is interested in becoming a member, visit the Members page where you can download a membership application.
The Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors of Virginia (PHCC Va) is a chartered affiliate of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association (PHCC). PHCC VA members cover the entire range of plumbing and HVAC contractors in Virginia, from small companies to large contractors, with a wide range of services covering both residential and commercial projects. Our members are reputable contractors who agree to abide by our Code of Ethics in their business practices.