President’s Message by Mike Barker, President, PHCC of California

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Thank you to everyone that attended PHCC WEST 2014: A Family Affair in Anaheim, CA in May.  It was a great convention, and during this convention I was sworn in as your President, and take this responsibility very seriously.  PHCC has changed the way Barker & Sons does business and has contributed significantly to the success we enjoy today.  I …

“A Passion for the Industry and My Community” By Patrick Wallner, Wallner Plumbing Co Inc. Redding CA

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August 29, 2014: Addition to Post: Will you be joining us at PHCC CONNECT 2014 in New Orleans?  If not, please click here for your Request for Absentee Ballot.  Let’s let Pat know that the PHCC of California stands behind him! There is one official candidate for PHCC Vice President:  Patrick Wallner.  The election will take place Oct. 10 during …

PHCC ORSB Installs Their 2014-2015 Board of Directors

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Mike Barker, President and Tracy Threlfall, Executive Vice President of PHCC of California were pleased to support PHCC of Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino at their 69th Annual Installation and Grant Awards Ceremony July 22, 2014 at The Claim Jumper in Fountain Valley, CA. Highlights included the following awards bestowed: Michael Greany of All Pro Plumbing PHCC ORSB Contractor of …

A Little Friendly Help, by Steve Coscia

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Latent potential exists within everyone.  This is what audiences hear from me. This potential may just sit there until a trusted friend’s nudge motivates the required action to transform what was latent into something more tangible. The above reality is what happened a few months ago when I was invited to write an article about mentoring in the trades.  Candace …

80% of California is now in extreme drought, new data show

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As California’s premier plumbing-heating-cooling professionals, PHCC Members across the state are doing their part to conserve water.  From ‘Brown is the New Green’ lawn watering restrictions to collecting ‘warm up’ water for watering plants and washing dishes, we are all doing our part to conserve water.  Why?  On a recent flight to visit PHCC ORSB, I had the opportunity to …

Licensure and the Miller Act, by Bruce D. Rudman – Abdulaziz, Grossbart & Rudman

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The recent case of Technica LLC v. Carolina Casualty Insurance Company brought the Miller Act to the forefront recently.  This case actually started as a simple matter of a sub-subcontractor not being paid in full.  It turned into a dispute over licensure. Before the licensure issue is discussed, a short overview of the Miller Act is in order.  Federal public …

US Dept of Energy Selects PHCC Representative to Serve on Regional Furnace Standards Advisory Committee

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. (July 15, 2014) –The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) is pleased to have a seat among a key rulemaking group under the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) to negotiate proposed regional federal standards for the energy efficiency requirements of residential and commercial appliances covered under the Final Furnace, Air Conditioner, and Heat Pump Rule. The …

CAPHCC Dues Increase in 2015

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At PHCC WEST 2014, 2nd Business Session on May 17th, 2014 the PHCC of California membership voted to increase PHCC of California monthly dues by $7.50 per month effective January of 2015.  This increase was proposed after two years of severe cost cutting measures, and is the second dues increase in 11 years.  We appreciate the understanding and support of the …