Some of the biggest names in the plumbing industry came together recently to host leading plumbing and mechanical contractors from all over North America at the annual Buds & Suds Contractor Invitational, the industry’s premier big game fishing tournament.

The 2016 Team Sponsors included Sloan, HOLDRITE, Rheem, Uponor, Milwaukee Tool, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry, MIFAB, TracPipe, and Oatey.

The two-day tournament — celebrating “Good Friends, Cold Suds & Big Fish” — was held in October at the Buena Vista Beach Resort on the Sea of Cortez in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Twenty-six teams of contractors from across North America partnered with their host sponsors to compete in the 2016 BSCI for cash & prizes totaling more than $55,000.

The Buds & Suds Contractor Invitational is an exclusive, invitation-only event. For additional information, including how to earn a coveted entry into next year’s event, visit