PHCC of California Thanks Apprenticeship Contest Sponsors at Flow Expo 2017

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PHCC of California would like to thank the following sponsors for their selfless contributions to the  PHCC of California Apprenticeship Competition 2017: AB&I Foundry Bemis B-Line Brass Craft Brenelle Delco Sales Dahl Valve Elkhart Express Pipe & Supply Firestone Sales Goss Holdrite Howard C. Fletcher J.C. Whitlam J&D Plumbing Kohler Lenox Milwaukee Electric Tool Mueller Streamline Nibco Pasco PHCC California PHCC …

For Immediate Release: PHCC Ride & Decide Video Tour 2016 Is a Tremendous Success!

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Sacramento, CA – The PHCC of California Ride & Decide Program pairs high school students with PHCC Contractors during the summer for 2-4-6 weeks; that they can get a ‘hands on’ experience in the plumbing-heating-cooling trade.  In August of 2016, the Board of Directors of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of California association (CAPHCC) approved a revolutionary marketing program – The PHCC Ride …

Covered CA Summer Enrollment Feature – Beat the Rush!

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Small Businesses Avoiding Year-End Stress and Delays by Switching Open Enrollment to Summer Time Scheduling open enrollment for health insurance at the end of the year is akin to driving on the Bay Bridge during rush hour. The journey could be long, slow and more than a little frustrating. Unfortunately, November and December are exactly the times that many small …

Positive Move on Workforce Development: Congress Introduces Reformed Carl D Perkins Act That Strengthens Career and Technical Education

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For Immediate Release: July 6, 2016 For More Information: Charlotte Perham (800) 533-7694 perham@naphcc.org   FALLS CHURCH, Va. (July 6, 2016) –Both Republican and Democratic members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce recently introduced the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, a positive step for the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC), which has been …

Pre-Apprenticeship Course Gives Prospective Plumbing & HVAC Workers Timely Glimpse Into Program, Career by PHCC National

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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: June 28, 2016 For More Information: Cindy Sheridan (800) 533-7694 sheridan@naphcc.org New Pre-Apprenticeship Course Gives Prospective Plumbing & HVAC Workers Timely Glimpse into Program, Career FALLS CHURCH, VA. (June 28, 2016) – Adding to its toolbox of targeted solutions to address the critical worker shortage facing the plumbing-heating-cooling industry, the PHCC Educational Foundation today debuts …

How to Dispose of Mercury Thermostats

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How to Dispose of Mercury Thermostats Free Recycling for Contractors In California, there are as many as 10.5 million mercury-containing thermostats still in use. With each one containing about 4 grams of mercury, that equals nearly 50 tons of the toxic substance that must be handled and disposed of properly. As a contractor, you can help. Mercury can pose serious …

President’s Message, by Geno Caccia, President, PHCC of California

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  Convention is about the power of relationships, and nowhere was that more apparent than PHCC WEST 2016.  I want to thank our membership and affiliate partners for their participation, this was truly an unforgettable event. This is our industry, and the relationships we have within it ensure that we always have resources, both to give and take.  Caccia Plumbing provided an …

Practical Tips on Drafting Construction Contracts by Milene Apanian of Abdulaziz, Grossbart & Rudman

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Although some construction projects may be completed on a handshake and do not warrant a complicated and lengthy written contract, it is better to have a written agreement because an agreement establishes the obligation of the parties and helps avoid misunderstandings. A successful construction project starts with having the right contract executed by the parties involved. A well drafted contract …

Independent Contractor or Employee – Workers’ Compensation by Kenneth S. Grossbart, Abdulaziz, Grossbart & Rudman

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Business and Professions Code section 7125.2 provides in part that the “failure of a licensee to obtain or maintain workers’ compensation insurance… shall result in the automatic suspension of the license by operation of law…” There are two reported cases that bear on this issue, Wright v. Issak and Loranger v. Jones.  The Wright case held that a contractor who …