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2014 PHCC Legislative Conference, Washington D.C.

The 2014 PHCC Legislative Conference began with a legislative briefing and orientation.
June 4, 2014

The PHCC Legislative Conference took place on May 21-22, 2014. 

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Truck of the Month: Prestige Plumbing Heating Cooling, North Aurora, Ill.

Rebranding pays off
April 22, 2014

Tim Miller, co-owner and president of Prestige Plumbing Heating Cooling, has been in the business for 30 years. He started as a service plumber in 1984 and soon moved into new construction.

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Protecting plumbing

This North Carolina-based Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchise finds profitability with water treatment services.
March 17, 2014

The Charlotte, North Carolina area has .75 to 1.5 parts per million of chlorine in its water and outlying areas have up to 3.5 ppm of chloramine, a derivitive of ammonia. It’s almost like drinking pool water, says Paul Stefano, general manager of the Charlotte Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchise.

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Become a water auditor

PHCC’s new certification program helps customers save water — and money.
March 17, 2014

The average home’s water leaks can account for more than 10,000 gal. wasted each year — the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry. And 10% of homes have leaks that waste more than 90 gal. of water every day.

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PHCC Educational Foundation scholarships available

January 30, 2014

Applications are due no later than May 1, 2014.  

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John Baethke & Son Plumbing go low tech and high tech

Chicago plumbing contractor manages his service trucks with a paper-based inventory system and GPS mobile app.
November 18, 2013

John Baethke, president of John Baethke & Son Plumbing in Chicago, loves technology but doesn’t see automating his inventory management system on his fleet of service trucks anytime soon.

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Denver’s Applewood Plumbing celebrates 40 years of business

November 4, 2013

Applewood Plumbing President John Ward has seen his business, including its unmistakable orange service trucks, flourish into a neighborhood icon.

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Avoid OSHA citations by making sure everyone follows safety procedures on the jobsite

Follow the rules.
October 18, 2013

I have spent many years as the boss and fully realize how many critical items we are responsible for and how much attention that requires. Unfortunately, as the boss, you forget about your own personal safety. My No. 1 concern is for you, the contractor — for your safety and that of your managers and all your employees.

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More innovations for plumbing

Next year’s Emerging Technology Symposium will focus on using water wisely.
October 18, 2013

 You probably have heard the story about a former director of the U.S. Patent Office. In 1899, the story goes, he recommended closing the office because “everything that can be invented has been invented.” 

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2014 Truck of the Month

PM has featured so many great plumbing service trucks! See plenty of them here in our Truck Of The Month Archives page. Are you proud of your truck? Go to our Truck of the Month page to find out how your service truck could be chosen!

8/19/14 9:00 am PDT

Free Webinar: Firestop Systems

HOLDRITE will be hosting a free webinar for Firestop Systems on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

Plumbing and Mechanical

June 2014

2014 June

In the June issue of Plumbing & Mechanical, read about the Burke Agency and find out why they are the 2014 Plumbing & Mechanical Rep of the Year. Read about the latest method for renewable fuel, what to take into account when installing indoor climate systems and learn to be a trusted advisor with the 2015 water heater regulations. Find out who is this month's Truck of the Month, read this month's Tool Tips and check out the latest products and news from the plumbing and mechanical industry.
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2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

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Truck of the Month

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Are you proud of how your service truck looks? Do the graphics give people whiplash as they drive by? Have your calls increased because people remember your truck — and your company name? If so, we’d like to see it, too! Click here to find out how your service truck could be chosen as PM's Truck of the Month.



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