PHCC's Enhanced Service Group Events Roundup
On the heels of three events this winter, specialized member segments of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association are tackling business challenges equipped with new tools and strategies to help them run their companies more effectively.
At their respective winter conferences, the PHCC Enhanced Service Groups – Quality Service Contractors , Union-Affiliated Contractors and Construction Contractors’ Alliance – offered these key PHCC member segments opportunities to share best practices with fellow contractors and learn the latest approaches and technologies from expert speakers.
In February, QSC took its Power Meeting to Anaheim, where contractors in the service and repair industry got a mix of education and networking opportunities as well as exclusive coaching sessions to help them confront their toughest business challenges, improve operations and grow their profits.
During the annual election, Lawrence Snow, Valley Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Sandy, Utah, was elected chair of the QSC Board of Trustees; he replaces Jeff Kuhn, S & K Pump and Plumbing, Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Addressing the hottest topics among signatory contractors, UAC’s Unity Meeting – Feb. 27 - March 1 in Las Vegas – proved the benefit of cultivating strong working relationships among the industry’s labor and business leaders. Attendees tuned into powerful sessions on innovative and integrated technology for planning, design and construction of buildings; the “how’s and why’s” of market share studies; legal tips for UAC contractors; service contracting management and growth; and UA National Agreements. In a special address to the group, UA general president Mark McManus talked of the value of expanding partnerships with signatory contractors, growing apprentice programs and bringing more diversity into the UA. The UAC Trustees continue their terms, with Tom Gent, France Mechanical Corp. of Edwardsville, Ill., as chair.
Members in new construction convened in Park City, Utah, in early March for a packed program on business solutions, a contractor spotlight, commercial and residential breakout sessions, and valuable roundtable discussions where attendees shared challenges and best practices in the new construction arena. Of note, economist Dr. Alan Beaulieu of ITR Economics, delivered an insightful short- and long-term economic forecast, applying the forecast to how it would directly affect CCA members’ businesses. At the CCA Membership Meeting, Matt Erickson of C.J. Erickson Plumbing Co. was elected chair; he replaces Rob Kreutzer from Tatro Plumbing in Ulysses, Kan.
Membership in QSC, UAC and CCA is available to PHCC members only; for more information, e-mail email@example.com.