About the PHCC
What We Stand For and How We Operate
The PHCC’s mission statement is the guiding principle of the association.
Our members are guided by the principles of honesty and integrity and follow the highest ethical standards in the industry.
How We Got Started
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. The 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).
For detailed histories of PHCC and the PHCC Auxiliary, check out these publications:
How We Serve Members
How Our Leadership Serves You
The members of the PHCC of San Francisco Board of Directors are your trusted stewards and are committed to carrying out the association’s mission on your behalf.
PHCC Antitrust Statement
The purpose of this organization is to promote the business of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC). The 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.
The PHCC is not intended to, and may not, play any role in the competitive decisions of its members nor in any way may it 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