Newsline

Obituary: PHCC VP George Raburn

April 12, 2010
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

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

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

Mini Split Installation

Twin Cities contractor Aabott Ferraro helped retrofit an older St. Paul home.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: Doug Dougherty

Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 07-28-14 cover

2014 July 28

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

R-22 PHASEOUT POLL

Some in the industry are calling for the EPA to halt production of R-22 as of 2015. What do you think?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con