ATLANTA - Bryan Stansell, president and owner of Stamar Inc., was named the 2005 Trane and Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) HVAC Contractor of the Year at the recent PHCC annual convention. Stansell and the other candidates were judged by a committee of PHCC members using a 100 point system, bearing in mind the candidates accomplishments in six different categories: Professionalism, merchandising, management, innovative plumbing, trade involvement, and community service.

Stansell practices innovative technology and management in his company. Serving as past president of the Georgia PHCC and functioning on the State Plumbing Association and the Quality Service Contractors boards, Stansell still finds time to volunteer for several community organizations, such as Atlanta's Habitat for Humanity program. He received a check for $2,500 and a crystal award.

Runner-up, Dan Foley, of Foley Mechanical Inc., Alexandria, Va., was nominated by the Plumbing & Mechanical Professionals of Virginia. Foley Mechanical specializes in radiant heating and snowmelt systems for custom homes and emphasizes employee training. Foley is past president and former education chair of the Northern Virginia PHCC chapter. He also participates in the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) ICE Test Committee and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) executive board. Foley is currently a board member of the Radiant Panel Association and has served as its past chair. He received a $500 cash prize and a plaque.

Publication date: 09/26/2005