Plumbing & HVAC Apprentice Contests

The 2017 Plumbing & HVAC Apprentice Contests will offer the nation's top 20 plumbing and top 12 HVAC apprentices a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in an event that was exciting for everyone involved. The contests will be held during the CONNECT 2017 trade show in Milwaukee, WI., Oct. 4-6, 2017 

The impact of our contests is significant. Read the story of Tyler Plueger, the 2013 PHCC’s HVAC Apprentice Contest winner to see how! 

Plumbing and HVAC Apprentice Contests Application

Application Deadline: July 1
2017 applications coming soon.

The application period for the 2016 Plumbing & HVAC Apprentice Contests has closed. The contests offer apprentices a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills on a national stage. 

The contests provide an opportunity to generate awareness for local apprenticeship programs, boosting interest in the fields of plumbing and HVAC and attracting new recruits to the industry.   

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Reach the next generation of skilled workers by becoming a sponsor of our Apprentice Contests.

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2016 Contest Headline Sponsors

AO Smith    Channellock Logo    Cooper Development Logo with Alliance 2-15
Delta Faucet   IPS Corporation   Milwaukee Tool
 Reliance Worldwide    Uponor    Viega
Zoeller Pump Co.


2016 Contestant Sponsors

AB&I Logo   AC Pro   Brass Craft Logo  
    Kohler   Legend Valve   Mechanical Hub
Nate    NIBCO Logo   Oatey   Reed Manufacturing
Ridgid Logo   State Water Heaters   Tyler Pipe & Coupling    Auxiliary Logo


2016 Material & Prize Sponsors

 AB&I Foundry
AC Pro
Aireco, Inc.
A. O. Smith Water Products Co.
Appion, Inc.
Alabama Power
Atomic Plumbing
Bemis Manufacturing
Bradford White
BrassCraft Manufacturing Co.
Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute
Charlotte Pipe & Foundry
Copper Development Association
Dahl Valve
Daikin North America
Delta Faucet Company
Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher
Greene & Associates, Inc. 
Harris Products Group
KOHLER Company
Legend Valve
Milwaukee Tool
PHCC of San Antonio
PHCC National Auxillary
R.E.C. Industries, Inc.
Reed Manufacturing Co.
Ritchie Engineering/Yellow Jacket
Rothenberger USA
Sioux Chief Manuafacturing Co.
St. Philip's Company
Tyler Pipe & Coupling
UA Local 142
Viega, LLC
Wolverine Brass
Worthington Industries

Congratulations to the 2016 winners!

HVAC Contest Winners 2015   Plumbing Contest Winners 2015

2016 HVAC Winners (L to R):

Jonathan Barrick
Shapiro & Duncan, Inc. 
Rockville, Maryland

Jason O'Brien
Kuenster Heating & Air
Kalona, Iowa

Aaron Barcus
UA Local 597 Training Center 
Chicago, Illinois


2016 Plumbing Winners (L to R):

Daniel Huppert
Unlimited Plumbing & Piping
Sterling, Virginia
Isaac Bliek
Midwestern Mechanical
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Jorge Martinez
Mauerhan Plumbing
Glendale, California

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