Kansas Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association
 Kansas Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association
The Essential
December 2020
 
As Essential Workers during this pandemic and in honor of all your hard work and dedication to keep Kansas safe, our Newsletter has a new name.
THANK YOU ALL!
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Hello, my name is Joleen Lorg.
I am the Executive Director for the Kansas Chapter of the PHCC- Plumbing-Cooling-Heating Contractors Association. In March of 2021 Kansas PHCC will celebrate its 130th Anniversary of being a part of the PHCC National Association. I do promise that the next newsletter will not be so long, and will most likely be by email, but I would like to inform you as best as I can about this association. After forty years in the aerospace industry, the company I worked for shut down. Out of a job for the first time since I was 14, along came this opportunity to represent the plumbing and heating and cooling contractors of Kansas. I will begin my fourth year with Kansas PHCC in February of 2021.
In November of 2017, 9 months after I started I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Basically it was slow motion for 2018. Between trying to learn a new job and chemo brain it was slow going, but I continued to plug away. 
When I was hired Kansas PHCC had 15 members and 1 Affiliate Member.
Today we have 44 Contractor Members, 18 Affiliate Members, and 6 Irrigation Contractors.
I can say that I have learned so much over the last four years, but have so much more to learn. 
I love what I am doing, but still considered a NEWBIE in the industry, 
I need your help in working to bring young people into your lines of work. Although there are air conditioning  and refrigeration classes at the technical schools, not much is out there for future plumbers. We need to work together and figure out the best way to train future employees in both areas.
Even though I live in Wichita, I represent the State of Kansas PHCC. Prior to Covid I travelled quite a bit, and miss seeing all of your faces. I can't wait to get back on the road to see all my old and NEW friends!
In this newsletter I will try to inform you of the opportunities and benefits of joining Kansas PHCC.

Thank you so much,
Joleen Lorg
For more information visit phccks.org

 

 
Proud sponsors of Kansas PHCC
Jordan Dunham
CO, KS, MO, NE, WY
Cell: 316-371-7936
Email: 
jtdunham@fedins.com
 
How Kansas PHCC has contributed to making the Plumbing & HVAC Industries  stronger over the last two years.
  • Online Zoom Continuing Education Classes throughout the state.
  • Sponsored Expo with Vendors & 6 hours of Code Classes.
  • Sponsored Backflow Certification Classes for over 200 students.
  • Sponsored Backflow Re-Certification Classes for over 200 students.
  • Sponsored classes for Continuing Education for over 400 students.
  • Sponsored Test Prep Journeyman Test Prep classes for over40 students.
  • Processed 460 Continuing Education Classes approved by the Kansas Mechanical Review Board.
  • Proctored Master & Journeyman Irrigation Exams in conjunction with K-State University.
  • Attended career fairs at high schools and community colleges
  • Attended Apprentice Task Force Meetings
  • Attended the Topeka members meeting monthly until Covid 19 hit.
  • Assisted several companies in working through being an essential worker at the beginning of the pandemic.
We haven't been able to socialize this year, but I can't wait until we are free of the virus! Here are some ideas.
Chicken n Pickle
Golf
Trap Shooting
Fishing
Top Golf
And anything else you all can come up with!
 
14 Week Journeyman Plumbing Test Prep Sponsored by Kansas PHCC
These fine gentlemen attended classes for 14 weeks on Monday and Wednesday evenings prepping to take their Journeyman Plumbing exam. I can't say enough about how polite all of them were. Thank you guys!
 
Continuing Education
Trying to obtain Continuing Ed hours in 2020 has been tough, but we did manage to hold 2 zoom plumbing and mechanical code classes the first 2 weeks of December.
I will begin to schedule classes for January soon. 
Covid will determine whether classes will be in person or online.
You can look forward to lunch and learn over lunch hours next year. 
Backflow
Backflow Certification is scheduled for January and Recertification for February. 
Registration is not open yet.  I will let you know when registration opens if you are on our waiting list.
I am working on logistics.
Other Education
Journeyman/Master  Plumbing & Mechanical Test Prep Class
Irrigation
Kansas PHCC administers Journeyman & Master Irrigation tests in conjunction with K-State.
 
Why partner with PHCC of Kansas?

We are working to turn competitors into colleagues by association. Working together, we are stronger. We have a greater impact. We are making a difference in the lives of each other and the lives of those our businesses serve. 
•We are leading efforts to maintain a high level of professionalism in the plumbing, heating, cooling and mechanical industries.
•We are educating contractors on the latest standards, newest products and services and key business issues that impact their organizations.
•We are THE leading resource for cooling, heating and plumbing contractors and associate businesses throughout the state of Kansas.

Benefits Offered
Industry Representation
PHCC membership give you a voice with today's legislators, giving you the lobbying edge on a State and National level. Kansas has our own legislative tracking system that allows us to monitor what bills are coming out that hurt or help our industry.

Advertising
Your company will be featured under the Find a Contractor page of our website www.phccks.org

Networking Opportunities
State and National meetings help you learn from others who have "been there, done that."

Education and Training
Access to education and business management expertise, all at a money saving discount and many programs are free to members. Great seminars for you, your technicians and office staff. As always you will get the member discounted rate on your seminar and code class registrations.

Education & Scholarships

PHCC Academy Plumbing & HVAC Workforce Readiness Course
PHCC Academy – Online Plumbing & HVAC Apprenticeship
PHCC Educational Foundation & Auxiliary Scholarships

EMPLOYERS - if you're looking for ways to attract, hire and train new workers, you will benefit greatly if you can offer employees access to an apprenticeship program.  Kansas PHCC Academy programs are customizable to match employers' needs, and are highly flexible.   If you are interested in enrolling a student or setting up a company program, contact the office to schedule an appointment. The Kansas PHCC Academy is a recognized plumbing and HVACR apprenticeship program sponsor, registered with the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship.
 

Other Benefits

Plumbing Assessment Tests
Webinar & Webinar Archives

National Contests

Plumbing & HVAC Apprentice Contests
SkillsUSA National Championships


COVID RESOURCE CENTER 
 

 

Retirement Program: New Member Benefit: Multi-Employer 401(k) Program!  

PHCC now offers a multi-employer 401(k) program as a member benefit! PHCC members can choose among several program options offered by Lincoln Financial. Check out the information below to see the cost-effective programs that are available now to offer to your employees and learn more about the benefits of offering a Multiple Employer Aggregation Program (MEAP).
 

PHCC Educational Foundation Fast Track Service & Repair Online Training 
A training course for service contractors by service contractors


The Fast Track to Service Plumbing course will provide business owners with a comprehensive program to train safe, efficient and job-ready technicians.

With over thirty training modules, each one is critical for the success of today’s plumbing professionals as they learn safety, customer service, plumbing and electrical work, basic business skills and more.
LEARN MORE HERE

 
 
A Message from PHCC President Hunter Botto
PHCC Members: Let’s Make It Happen!
November 18, 2020
By Hunter Botto, PHCC–National Association President (2020-2021)

You would think that assuming the helm of an organization during the height of a global pandemic would be daunting, but when the organization is PHCC and I see every day all the ways the association is helping its members (and members are helping each other), it actually has me excited about our future. If anything, I feel like our light shined brighter this year with:

  • Resources, templates and updates from PHCC National and state chapters on how to respond to – and move forward from – this public health crisis.
  • The priceless sharing of best practices among our members.
  • Advocacy on your behalf that secured business-friendly legislation (keeping our companies afloat and employees on our payroll!).
  • And, of course, all the ongoing educational opportunities that teach us the “business” of doing business.

In fact, this latest video from PHCC recaps all the resources developed for members just this year!

That said, there is power in numbers … and, with more members, we have even more power, more influence, and more to offer each other. I implore more of you to get involved. It is our responsibility to be the leaders moving forward and teach the next generation. Here are some things you can do right now:

  • Participate in your local or state chapter meetings and ask what you can do to help, such as serving on a committee, contacting a prospective member or mentoring a young contractor.
  • Invite a fellow contractor to join you at a chapter event; tell them about an educational session you attended and what you learned. Send them here to check out our Member Benefits Flyer.
  • Consider serving on a PHCC—National committee; go to the “Get Involved” tab at phccweb.org/resourcecenter, find your best fit, and click on “Apply to Volunteer.” You can even contact me directly at botto@naphcc.org, and I will help you find a spot.

And, to all our plumbing and HVAC manufacturers, suppliers and service providers, I invite you to get more involved with PHCC this year … ask what you can do to reach more contractors so they have access to the resources they need to effectively run their businesses. Help us strengthen our industry and grow our association.

To all our members, don’t wait for someone else to step up … this is your industry and your future. Get involved. Make it happen!

 
National PHCC 
Who and What is PHCC?

 
BEST PEOPLE. BEST PRACTICES. ® 
The premiere organization for the p-h-c professional, PHCC provides legislative advocacy, education and training to approximately 3,300 plumbing and HVACR open shop and union businesses and 65,000 technicians. Our members work in the residential, commercial, new construction, industrial and service and repair segments of the construction industry.
Members of PHCC have access to a wide variety of resources and services, strengthening their reputation as the best choice for professionalism, reliable products, and knowledgeable service—and as a proud protector of public health and safety and the environment.
Approximately 125 state and local association affiliates are part of PHCC’s chapter network.
MISSION STATEMENT
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association is dedicated to the advancement and education of the plumbing and HVACR industry for the health, safety and comfort of society and the protection of the environment.
OUR ACHIEVEMENTS
Since 1883, PHCC has led the promotion, advancement, education and training of the industry in ways like this:
•    Established a framework for the industry’s first apprenticeship system
•    Championed the cause of safe, adequate sanitation to state legislatures
•    Encouraged the invention of better plumbing appliances and fixtures
•    Spearheaded education programs to keep pace with technological change

JOIN THE COMMUNITY THAT MEANS BUSINESS
Built on a commitment to excellence in the plumbing-heating-cooling industry, PHCC provides the best education, advocacy and connections. It’s everything you need to strengthen your business—now and in the future.
  • PHCC gives you the power to succeed because we mean business.
  • BY JOINING THE PHCC, PROFESSIONALS BECOME A PART OF A DIVERSE GROUP OF CONTRACTORS AND MEMBERS THAT RUN SMALL, MEDIUM AND LARGE SIZED COMPANIES.
  •  The industry’s top independent contracting professionals join PHCC of California and benefit from access to career resources, experience, training, networking, events, and specialty service groups
  • For more information go to phccweb.org
 

Join Kansas PHCC!

Join this year yet and your membership will be through December 31st 2021

Contractor Introductory Special! 
First time members can receive introductory discounts for 1st & 2nd years of Membership.
First year Dues: $400.00
Second year Dues: $582.00
Third year will default to National & Local fee of $750.00
When you join PHCC Kansas you automatically become a member of PHCC National, giving you the benefit of their 130+ years of experience representing the interests of the mechanical, plumbing and HVACR industry. In addition, your membership in PHCC National provides you with a significant menu of products, services and features.
 

Affiliate Member
Annual Dues: $400.00
All firms and corporations that are considered to be manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, or manufacturers’ representatives for the plumbing, heating, cooling industry shall be eligible for Associate membership.  Associate membership applications shall be submitted to the Executive Director, who shall make due inquiry as to the eligibility. Membership does not include PHCC-National Association.
Dues are based on anniversary date of joining.


2020 Irrigation/Landscape Contractor 
Annual Dues: $400.00
Associate Contractor Non Plumbing or Mechanical Contractors
This membership is available to Irrigation-Nursery-Landscape companies.
Recognition as a Kansas PHCC Supporter.
Registration for Kansas PHCC events and classes at the discounted, member rate.
Company Logo & Info posted on Kansas PHCC website
Distribution of your company's announcements.
Article submissions in e-news.

Association. Dues are based on anniversary date of joining.

Click below to see a list of our members.

Kansas PHCC Contractor Members - Affiliate Members- Associate Members
 

1632 S. West St. Ste. 3 Wichita, Ks 67213 316-943-7100  office@phccks.org
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Kansas Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association

1632 S West St

Suite 3  
Wichita, KS 67213 

Phone: 316 943-7100

Email: office@phccks.org

Leave a message if I don't answer & I will return your call.

As always call or email me with questions.

Joleen

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