New Year’s Message from the President

Now that 2016 has passed, we are full throttle into 2017.  This is a grand time to reflect on lessons learned, errors made and successful achievements.  The New Year is a time to devote energy on developing our business skills.

Begin your process by becoming a member of the GIPHCC, and if you are currently a member, I challenge you to get involved.  Strive for higher achievements by utilizing the resources available through the GIPHCC.  Working together as a team member of the GIPHCC, you will have resources available to achieve higher objectives.

This year we are excited about the upcoming events.  We have a list of great speakers who will provide valuable information.  The first speaker is Troy Carson with Vectren Energy.  Troy will be speaking on an overview of natural gas and damage prevention on the 18th of January.

Make 2017 a great year,

Bill Fite Fite Plumbing GIPHCC President

Cathy Stegemoller, Steg Plumbing, GIPHCC Contractor of the Year

Cathy Stegemiller is owner and operator of Steg Plumbing.  Steg Plumbing was started by Cathy's husband, Brian, over 20 years ago and continues as a thriving plumbing service and new construction business serving the Greater Indianapolis area.  Cathy was honored for unselfishly giving her time and energy towards the development of the GIPHCC over the last several years.  Her outstanding organizational skills could be seen at the Vendor Expos or golf outings.  No detail left undone.  Every commitment completed on time and in the highest standard.  Congratulations!

January 18, 2017: Next Luncheon Meeting

The next GIPHCC meeting will be on January 18th at Primo's Banquet Center, 2615 E National, Indianapolis.  Registration is at 11:30 a.m.  Guest speaker will be Troy Carson, Vectren  with an overview of Natural Gas and Damage Prevention. Cost is $25 per person.  RSVP to Ann at mabooth01@gmail.com.

Join Us For the Vendor Fair

We hope to see you March 9 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the GIPHCC Vendor Fair at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Indianapolis.  There will be food and lots of vendors showing products and giving away great raffle prizes. Contact Ann Booth at mabooth01@gmail.com for more information.

Congrats GIPHCC Member CH Mechanical

The January 2016 issue of PHC News features CH Mechanical as their East Coast Contractor Spotlight.  Dan Canter and Charles Holden are owners of the Indianapolis company.  Read the article here.

Start the New Year With Us

denny_212x160The GIPHCC will meet on Wednesday, January 20th at Primo's at 11:30 a.m.  Guest speakers will be Andy Smith and Denny Smith of The Mutual Fund Store.  They will talk about business succession from each of their viewpoints.  Michael Copp, PHCC-National Association EVP, will be on hand to talk about what is new at the National Association.  Please make your reservations via email to Ann Booth at mabooth01@gmail.com.  Cost is $25.  

Join us for the November Luncheon

The next GIPHCC meeting will be on Wednesday, November 18th at 11:30 a.m. at Primos Banquet Center in Indianapolis.  Guest speaker will be Jeff Gallagher.   Topic is Legionella.
Each year an estimated 56,000 to 113,000 people are infected with the Legionella bacteria according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Estimated fatalities due to Legionella are around 4,000 annually.
Legionnaire's disease is a severe, often lethal respiratory infection, caused by the Legionella bacteria. Waterborne pathogens like Legionella rank among the top causes of outbreaks in public water systems in the U.S. Legionella bacteria are found in the environment, usually in warm, stagnant water-in domestic potable water plumbing systems, dental equipment, cooling towers, hot water tanks, decorative fountains, and pools and spas.
Cost: $25 per person
Please send in your reservations to Ann

Join us for October Luncheon

John Bain 2015GIPHCC will meet on October 21st at Primo's South, 2615 E. National, Indianapolis at 11:30 a.m.  Guest speaker will be John Bain, RT Moore, who will speak on Attracting New Talent to the Industry.  John is Chairman of the Indiana PHCC Workforce Development Task Force and will discuss the www.thebestcareer4you.com website and how it is bringing potential employees to GIPHCC members.  Contact Ann Booth via email (mabooth@att.net) to reserve a seat at the luncheon.  Cost is $25.

Enroll Your Apprentice Now

Summer has just begun but the Fall school term will be here before you know it.  If you are bringing on a new apprentice and enrolling him/her in Mechanical Skills you need to contact the school and get the ball rolling now!  It takes time (and paperwork!) to get the apprentice licensed and enrolled in the program.  Call (317) 352-1189 today.  Take the first step that will lead to a licensed, professional journeyman on your team!

GIPHCC Upcoming Meetings

2016 Jan. 20, Andy Smith and/or Denny Smith, 2nd generation, transitioning the business Feb. 17, Current Health Care legislation, Federated Ins. March 9, Vendors Fair April 20, Associates' Appreciation Night, dinner meeting May 19, GIPHCC golf outing, Eagle Creek June 16 (Thursday), baseball game/picnic, Pawtucket Red Sox  5:15 picnic time July/August no GIPHCC meeting Sept 23, Indiana PHCC State Convention, Belterra Resort Past meeting photos and news:  
Congratulations to new Esprit de Corp Hall of Fame winners:  Gary Bynum, Mike Kavanaugh, and Steve Richards of Plumbers Supply Indianapolis.
Upcoming Meetings: July/August - No Meetings Sept 18 - Indiana PHCC State Convention Oct. 21 - TBA Nov. 18 - TBA Thanks to everyone who made our Vendor Fair on March 11th a success.  Check out the pictures:
 

May 15, 2014 Golf Outing Results

On a cold May 15th, the fearless GIPHCC golfers set out to have a great day of fun and friendship.  The putting contest $10 prizes went to Brian Lebo, Dave Seamon , and Dave Nance.  Closest to the Pin was won by Wayne Williams.  Longest drive honors went to Jim Curry, Jim Barry, and Joe Anthis.  First prize team was the Barry team: Joe Rosinski, Brad Beeson, Mike Thayer, and Jim Barry.  Second place was the Wahl's Custom Plumber's team of Adam Wahl, Jeff Grey, Brett Gard, and Miggy Cabrera. Last place was Par None: Dave Heffner, Dave Nance, Keith Smith, and Brad Crawford. We truly couldn't have done it without your help and support. The following companies helped make the day a resounding success: Central Supply:  the luncheon and 2 beverage carts Restorex: awards presentation and Closest to the Pin Plumbers Supply:Longest Drive and Putting contests Hole Sponsors:  Ciriello Plumbing, MMI, Rocchio Kiley Insurance, Indianapolis WinSupply, Citizens Energy Group, Aspinall Associates, Inc., Ashworth-Train, Federated Insurance, JEBCCO Marketing, Co. Flag sponsors:  Winthrop Supply, Diversified Sales Group, Heffner Plumbing, P-M & Associates, K2 Plumbing, Central Supply, Plumbers Supply Flag/hole sponsors:  Viega, Schuler Plumbing, Ferguson Enterprises, Spears Manufacturing, Barry Co., Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, P.I.P.E. Teams:  Indianapolis WinSupply (4 teams), Winthrop Supply, Carter's My Plumber, Wahl's Custom Plumbing, Plumbers Supply, Ferguson Enterprises, TOP Marketing, Aspinall Associates, Inc., P.I.P.E., Citizens Energy Group, Barry Co., Lee Supply, Central Supply, Farm Bureau Insurance, Par None, Federated Insurance, and Amerestore. Additional thanks go to Dye's Walk; Joe and Todd, the beverage cart drivers; Amerestore and Becky Adams for the great prizes and tv. Also a heartfelt thank you to retired board member Vicki Garrett for all her help organizing and spearheading this yearly event.

Plumbing Code Training

A class on the 2012 Indiana Plumbing Code will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Primo's Banquet Center, 2615 National Avenue, Indianapolis from 8:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m.  Registration is required.  You can register online here.

Our Next Local Chapter Meeting

The Greater Indianapolis PHCC chapter will hold its January 2013 chapter meeting at Primo's South, Indianapolis on January 16th at 11:30 a.m.  Guest speaker will be Denny Smith, Mutual Fund Store, speaking on the current economic market.  Denny has been a resident of central Indiana his whole life.  He was born here, grew up here, was educated here, and has been a businessman here for nearly 40 years.  In short, his heart and soul are part of central Indiana and he is deeply passionate about sharing and debating the issues important to our way of life here in Indiana.   Denny, who works with The Mutual Fund Store in Indianapolis, is a graduate of Speedway High School and Marion College, and completed coursework at Boston University's Institute of Finance.  He is a Registered Investment Advisor who has also earned the designations of CRPC® (Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor) and CMFC® (Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor) from the College of Financial Planning.   Before opening his investment business, Denny owned and operated a well-known local plumbing company.  He also directed the multi-state plumbing operations of a national mechanical firm.  He is a licensed Master Plumber and a licensed Heating & Air Conditioning Contractor.  He has always been in the business of business and finance, and for many years he has been a speaker and instructor nationwide for both business and investing.

Our New Website

Welcome to the new Greater Indianapolis PHCC website.  This website is designed to be a helpful tool for both the consumer and the industry professional.  Consumers can search for licensed plumbing contractors near them and be rest assured that PHCC plumbers are a step above the rest. Contractors and associates, you can find information on our meetings and events as well as general industry information.  Thank you for visiting and we look forward to working with you.

Ventstack – December 2011

Top stories this month cover changes to our WTHR advertising, the upcoming launch of the new GIPHCC website, and the 2011 Holiday Party. Read the latest newsletter from GIPHCC.

Ventstack – November 2011

Top stories this month cover the Wheeler Mission Coat Drive, the Vendor's Expo and upcoming GIPHCC events. Read the latest edition of Ventstack.

Ventstack – October 2011

This month's top stories cover the Nancy L. Irwin Memorial Walk for A Cure, the 4th Annual Vendor Fair, and new Medical Gas System classes. Read the latest newsletter from GIPHCC.

Ventstack – September 2011

This month's top stories cover the September GIPHCC Luncheon, a recent crackdown on unlicensed contractors, and PHCC's new FLAG program. Read the latest newsletter from GIPHCC.