During the 1880s, the transition from outhouses to indoor plumbing was moving at a rapid pace, starting with better homes and commercial buildings. The burgeoning market for indoor plumbing spurred some gasfitters and other metal workers to specialize in this work.
The true craftsmen sought ways to distinguish those who knew what they were doing from those who didn't. In 1882, a group of these new tradesmen in New York City banded together to form the Master Plumbers Association of New York. Shortly afterward, a like-minded group joined forces in Brooklyn.
In 1883, the 125 members of the New York group formed the National Association of Master Plumbers (NAMP) to provide the public with a complete, safe and sanitary plumbing system. NAMP was the forerunner of the National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (NAPHCC), which later became the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association (PHCC).
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The members of the PHCC Board of Directors are your trusted stewards-committed to carrying out the association's mission on your behalf.
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The purpose of this organization is to promote the business of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association (PHCC). PHCC, the association, includes the enhanced service groups (Construction Contractors' Alliance, Quality Service Contractors and Union-Affiliated Contractors), the PHCC National Auxiliary, Association Executives Council and the PHCC Educational Foundation.
PHCC is not intended to, and may not, play any roll in the competitive decisions of its members nor in any way restrict competition. Antitrust compliance is the responsibility of every member of the association. The following rules are applicable to all association activities. They apply to all activities of the association, as well as all oral and written communications, including e-mails.
PHCC is composed of many members and groups who share a common passion for the association and industry and a commitment to fulfill the PHCC mission of protecting the environment and keeping our society safe.Whether through education, networking, scholarships or professional development, these groups provide significant contributions to the advancement of the industry:
Construction Contractors' Alliance
Quality Service Contractors
Association Executives Council