Obituary: PHCC VP George Raburn

April 12, 2010
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McDONOUGH, Ga. - George Raburn, vice president of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors - National Association (PHCC-NA), passed away March 20 after a recurrence of cancer.

“We are extremely sad to lose such a wonderful man and supporter of our industry,” said PHCC-NA President Skip Pfeffer.

“He was always ready to make the extra effort to ensure an issue was heard or an event was a success. George was a happy, positive-thinking Southern gentleman that we are all going to miss.”

Raburn and wife Karen founded Raburn & Raburn Plumbing Co. Inc. in 1989. He was a member of the PHCC board of directors from 2006-09, representing Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. He was elected PHCC vice president in 2009.

Raburn held several committee positions within the association, including the Insurance Trust, Retirement Plan Trust, and 2008 Convention Planning Task Force. He was also a member of the PHCC Educational Foundation board, and was the Invest in Your Future Committee co-chair.

At the state level, Raburn was a member of the board of directors for PHCC of Georgia since 1995, and served as state president in 1999-2000 and 2003-04. He represented PHCC of Georgia on the Department of Community Affairs State Codes Advisory Committee from 1997-1999, served on the board of the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia from 1997-2000, and was chair of the PHCC of Georgia Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and Trade Council from 1998-2000. In 1998, PHCC of Georgia recognized the company with the Contractor of the Year Award.

He is survived by his wife Karen, four children, and seven grandchildren.

Publication date: 04/12/20010

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