Our Mission: The Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors of Nevada is dedicated to the promotion, advancement, education and training of the industry for the protection of our environment and the health, safety and comfort of our community.
The Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors of Nevada (PHCC of NV) was organized in 1980 and remains a vital organization which educates, supports, promotes, and renders assistance to the PHCC industry of Nevada. PHCC of NV was chartered by the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors - National Association (PHCC-NA) on November 13, 1990.
PHCC of Nevada is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors elected by the membership at the annual meeting in November. The board establishes all policies for PHCC of Nevada.
2014 Board of Directors
Bernie Lange, President
4690 Judson Avenue, Suite A
Las Vegas NV 89115
Brian Kerzetski, Past President
4155 W. Teco Ave.
Las Vegas NV 89118
Artie White, Vice President
2450 Lossee Road, #E
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Howard Arata, Secretary/Treasurer
2049 Pabco Road
Henderson, Nevada 89011
Don Pike, Director
R & K Concrete Cutting
3922 Octagon Rd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89030
Jerry Zimmerle, Director
Absolute Flood Response and Construction
5455 S. Valley View Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Cory Hoopes, Director
1220 S. Commerce, Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Frank McCourt, Director
5546 Camino Al Norte, Suite 243
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89031
Mike Hope, Director
M&K Heating & Cooling
5329 Cameron, Suite 108
Las Vegas, NV 89108
- 2011-2013 - Brian Kerzetski, Universal Plumbing
- 2009-2010 - Mark Larkin, Larkin Plumbing
- 2006-2008 - Doug Williams, The Plumber
- 2004-2005 - Dave Bold, Done Right Plumbing
- 2002-2003 - Artie White, Lakewood Plumbing
- 1999-2001 - Richard Kerzetski, Universal Plumbing
- 1997-1998 - Bobby Ruppert Jr., Hyndís Plumbing
- 1995-1996 - Henry Sharp, Sharp Plumbing
- 1993-1994 - Mark Larsen, Marlin Mechanical
- 1991-1992 - Bobby Williams, The Plumber
- 1989-1990 - Angelo Cassaro, AA Cassaro Plumbing
- 1986-1988 - Bobby Rupert Sr., Hynds Plumbing (deceased)
- 1982-1985 - Stephen L. Hawley, Classic Plumbing (deceased)
- 1980-1981 - Rick Borlase, Borlase Plumbing
PHCC of Nevada Award Winners
Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2012 Bobby Williams, Sr.
- 2011 Tom Gugino, City of Las Vegas
- 2010 Stephen L. Hawley, Classic Plumbing (deceased)
- 2009 Rich Kerzetski, Universal Plumbing
Contractor of the Year
- 2012 Mark Larkin, Larkin Plumbing
- 2011 PHCC Staff (John Busbee and Crystal Caywood)
- 2010 Dave Bold, Done Right Plumbing
- 2009 Rich Kerzetski, Universal Plumbing
Government Person of the Year
- 2012 J&S Mechanical
- 2011 Done Right Plumbing
- 2010 Universal Plumbing
- 2009 Interstate Plumbing
Industry Person of the Year
- 2012 Allen Becker, City of Henderson
- 2011 Dave Troup, Clark County Building Department
- 2010 Jordan Krahenbuhl, Clark County
- 2009 Tom Gugino, City of Las Vegas
- 2012 Stephanie Schuette, Keenan Supply
- 2011 Kim O'Neill, Barnett, Inc.
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Code of Ethics
- To consider our trade worthy as affording us distinct opportunities to serve society.
- To improve ourselves, increase our efficiency and enlarge our service, and by so doing attest our faith in the fundamental principles of life, that we profit most who serve best.
- To realize that we are business persons and ambitious to succeed; but we are first ethical persons, and wish no success that is not founded on the highest justice and morality.
- To maintain the highest ethical standards of advertising, pricing, selling, installation, and service guided by the principles of honesty and integrity.
- To promote the latest technological advances in the design, types and methods of installation of plumbing-heating-cooling systems; using equipment and materials complying with the standards recognized by this industry.
- To enter enthusiastically into the association work --to give as well as take--and do our part in elevating the industry.
- To support all progressive moves that are being carried out along the lines of trade extension, standardization and sanitation.
- To conduct our affairs that others in our business will find it wise, profitable and conductive to happiness to emulate our example.
- To follow and execute our work in conformity with federal, state, county and city building, safety, energy and water conservation, fire and housing codes; and refusing to be a party to any actions that violates these regulations.
- To promote conservation of water and energy to the public we serve through improved, adequate, safe, modern installation of energy efficient equipment.
Strategic Plan 2009-2011
Five goals were set. The plan should guide successive board presidents in prioritizing work, appointing committees and developing budgets.
I. Public Awareness and PR
II. Workforce Development and Education
III. Membership Benefits and Growth
IV. Government Representation
V. Model PHCC Chapter
Improve Member Business and Industry Image through Positive Public Relations
Maintain an Effective Workforce through Continuous Education and Training
- Increase member business and revenue through association referrals. (Bill Laub, Brian Kerzetski, Doug Williams and Bob Benedict to offer input on this strategy in 08-09.)
- Develop an office process for receiving consumer calls and making referrals to members on an equitable basis.
- Survey members to improve database of member specialty areas of service. (Fall 08 effort.)
- Consider creation of a PHCC NV consumer web site for industry and member information for selecting qualified, licensed industry professionals.
- Approach State Contractor Board to offer to be of help to their staff with consumer calls. (Doug Williams, Fall 08).
- Reach out to other allied associations, i.e. home builders, architects, general contractors, etc. to inform them of the resources available from PHCC NV. (Brian Kerzetski to prepare plan for the board.)
- Increase public awareness and the image of the industry and the association.
- Utilize PHCC existing press releases and issues papers and distribute regularly.
- Distribute press releases for free publicity to the listing of 130 media contacts (offered by Bill Laub.)
- Serve as a source of information to public boards, media, schools, building associations, etc.
- Strategically increase student interest (secondary school and community colleges) in the plumbing industry.
- Provide statistics to schools, guidance counselors and their associations on opportunities in the industry.
- Use PHCC resources and campaigns to attract students; and working to improve the image on the field at their grade levels.
- Position PHCC NV as the essential resource for all industry members.
- Explore advertising in The Construction Notebook publication and web site.
- Reach prospective members through improved PR and more frequent use of the PHCC logo.
- Encourage members to use the PHCC logo on forms, uniforms, t-shirts, window decals, etc. (Staff to suggest branding specialty items for purchase, to board.)
- Provide members with information on existing PHCC advertising programs that can be easily adapted for use by members.
- Promote environmental stewardship, through press releases and on the web site.
Advocate for the Industry at the State and Local Levels through a Government Relations Program
- Apprenticeship Program (JATC Committee)
- Re-evaluate the costs of the apprentice program with a need to break even or increase revenue.
- JATC to review and report 09-10 projections to the Board ASAP.
- Consider leasing warehouse space, school or supplier warehouse for the training site.
- Keep members informed of apprentice placement needs; safeguarding the availability of apprentices as a member benefit.
- Business Education (Doug Williams and Keith Ozawa)
- Develop courses to enhance business operations for company owner-managers.
- Identify potential speakers and/or utilize PHCC programs on topics such as:
- Cost of Doing Business and Balance Sheets
- Business Law
- Retaining Employees and Labor Issues
- Software Applications
- Environmental Certification
- Plan calendar of education in advance and market to non-members at a higher cost.
- Workforce Specialty Training
- Offer specialty training for plumbers during the down economy to enhance their skills for the future, considering courses such as:
- Tankless Heaters
- High Efficiency Boilers
- Environmental Issues and Compliance
Provide Benefits and Services to Increase Member Business and Prosperity
- Participate in coalitions to monitor and influence government (Dave Bold)
- Work with NSA (Become part of the Subcontractor Legislative Coalition)
- Subcontractor Legislative Coalition
- Allied building associations
- Make effective use of the Political Action Committee (PAC) to contribute to pro-industry lawmakers.
- Involve members in understanding, monitoring and influencing government.
- Improve government affairs awareness of the processes and issues, through newsletter article or classes.
- Keep members informed of the issues and positions of PHCC NV; becoming proactive rather than reactive.
- Monitor environmental issues and green initiatives of the government; and their impact on members and the industry.
- Monitor the agenda of the Nevada State Contractors Board; on-line and by attending meetings.
Maintain a Highly Effective Association to Serve Members and the Industry
- Develop communications tools to enhance industry awareness of the benefits and services of PHCC NV.
- Presentation folder of member services and the benefits of joining.
- Improve member awareness of the new benefits and services.
- Build upon and promote existing PHCC array of benefits and programs.
- Identify additional PHCC NV benefits that produce royalty and income for the association.
- Consider development of a PHCC NV Labor Resource Pool; identifying persons or consultants willing to accept short term positions, i.e. Drafting, office support, engineer, etc.
- Expand PHCC NV member services to include entire state; potentially chartering a Reno PHCC Chapter.
- As a board and staff, be responsible stewards of the resources of the PHCC NV.
- Ensure that the subsidiary organizations - PAC and Foundation - are used effectively and are beneficial to the PHCC NV goals.
- Provide a board notebook and leadership orientation for volunteers; and focus on inviting young professionals to take leadership positions.
- Utilize standing committees and task forces to supplement the work of the board of directors and engage more members in PHCC NV.
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