DALLAS - The Associated Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (APHCC) of Texas recently listed some of its accomplishments in 2004-2005 at the group's annual meeting in Dallas in mid-June.

  • Sixty new contractor members since July 1, 2004 for a total of 225 contractor members.

  • Workers Comp Trust started on January 1, 2005, making APHCC one of the first three groups approved by the Texas Department of Insurance.

  • One hundred sixty-one billboards put up in April-May in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.

  • Eleven thousand students taught in Plumbing Continuing Education.

  • Eighteen scholarships awarded by APHCC Charitable & Educational Foundation.

  • Jo Wagner elected as national PHCC vice president and Bill Jones serves as national director on the PHCC board.

  • Nancy Jones and Eddie Holub traveled to Connecticut to testify to the legislature on behalf of the Connecticut PHCC continuing education program.

  • APHCC developed its online correspondence course.

    In addition APHCC members were given a legislative update from the 79th regular session of the Texas legislature. Highlights included:

  • Enforcement of contracts with local government entities (HB 2039).

  • Reform of the procedures to resolve disputed claims with the state (HB 1940).

  • Asbestos and silica litigation reform (SB 15).

  • Measure banning local government entities from going into the construction industry (HB 1826).

  • Workers' compensation reform (HB 7).

    For more information on the APHCC of Texas annual meeting, see the stories "Making The Right Moves For The Future" and "Key Steps In Acquiring And Keeping Customers" in the July 11, 2005 issue of The News.

    Publication date: 07/11/2005