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The Official Publication for PHCC Ohio & ACCO Contractors and Suppliers

Volume 2017 Issue 2

2017-2018 PHCC OHIO OFFICERS

(L to R) Brian Nieman, Treasurer; Paul Episcopo, Vice President; Rodger Sweitzer, President-Elect; Dave Wolfe, President

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(L to R) Kris Guzik, Treasurer; Josh Hauser, President; Bobby Thompson, President-Elect; Mike Aerni, Vice President

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ACCO MISSION Our Mission is to identify, develop, promote and provide business resources and tools that will give our members a competitive advantage in the HVACR industry.

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Volume 2017 Issue 2

CONTENTS

Advertisers Index Bradford White

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Champion Pump Co.

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Federated Insurance

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Kolbi Pipe Marker Co.

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Liberty Pumps

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Metropolitan Industries

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A Message from ACCO President Josh Hauser

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A Message from PHCC Ohio President Dave Wolfe

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Legally Speaking: Discrimination Law Reform Coming - Loser Pays?

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Keeping Score: Summer 2017 - The Box Score

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A New Administration, A New Congress…Where Do We Stand?

Rheem

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2016 Ohio PAC Contributors and Donation Form

R.L. Deppmann

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Why Licensing Protects Ohioans

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Convention Highlights All In 2017

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ACCO Annual Report 2016 - 2017

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PHCC Annual Report 2016 - 2017

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ACCO & PHCC Ohio 2017-2018 Officers & Directors

Robertson Heating Supply Company T&S Brass Taco Welker McKee

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Ohio PHC Contractor is a news magazine produced by ACCO and PHCC Ohio. Articles published in this magazine are the views and opinions of the writers and do not necessarily reflect those of the Air Conditioning Contractors of Ohio, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of Ohio or the publisher, and should not be construed as an endorsement. Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of Ohio reserves the right in its sole discretion to reject advertising that does not meet its qualifications or which may detract from its business, professional or ethical standards.

The exclusive benefits from the Industry Partner Program provide recognition to contractors, as well as the public, as a leader in the PHC and HVACR Industry. Income from the Partnership Program makes it possible to improve the overall financial stability of PHCC and ACCO while supporting companies receive unique advertising and promotional opportunities.

News items or articles from ACCO and PHCC members will be considered for publication.

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ACCO President, Josh Hauser

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hat an awesome convention! Thank you again to our many contributors and organizers. Are you still All In!? Here in southwest Ohio it’s been hot for a while and we’re already in full AC service/ replacement mode, but warm weather brings crazy storms too! As I type this, a thunderstorm is passing and my wife talks me into checking the grounds to make sure things are secure. If not, it could mean disaster and maybe a call to the insurance man. You know, few things are as interesting as insurance reviews... premiums, umbrellas, deductibles, etc. … exhilarating! This is one reason why I love our association and our many partners that unite and diversify us. Like a good business, you need people from all backgrounds and talents. Each person with different experiences and education brings unique strengths to make the team strong and I believe we are blessed to have that in ACCO. We have a great opportunity to discuss residential licensing with our state legislators on June 6. Join me and your fellow contractors and represent ACCO and PHCC in Columbus for Legislative Day. Info has been sent via Constant Contact, the

ACCO Update and in this issue. Be heard and stand up for your trade and industry! Do you know the breadth of our membership? Members from all backgrounds with different strengths and unique talents. The more I get to know other contractors and businesses, the more I learn and feel it positively affects me and our business. For example, we recently had a roundtable meeting in Cincinnati where our membership shared, in a moderated discussion, some best business practices and tips. It was great to hear the different ideas and learn from others success. This brings me back to insurance and exhilarating umbrellas. I understand capacitors and I enjoy the IT part of our industry, but when it comes to insurance I rely on real word, down-to-earth explanations from a partner I trust. So, when it comes time to check your umbrella, I encourage you to call Federated Insurance and tap into that resource. Perhaps your credit card processing needs a review, check with World Pay or CareWorks has new info on workers comp. And surely you aren’t missing out on the Speedway Fuel benefit. Check our website and this magazine for a list partners that are associated with this same great organization as you! Oh, there’s the heavy rain again. Better go check the (associate provided) sump pump.

PHCC Ohio President, Dave Wolfe

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hope everyone is having a great spring with your families and work. We just completed another great ACCO/PHCC Convention! Thanks to my co-chair Josh Hauser of ACCO, the entire convention committee and especially Mary, Debbie, Joyce, and Rocco for a job well done. Congratulations to our 2016 Award Winners: BWA South, Manufacturer’s Rep of the Year; Dry Patrol, Service Contractor of the Year; Welker McKee, Supplier of the Year; and Rick Seifert of D&A Plumbing, Contractor of the Year. I hope you are able to attend the PHCC/ACCO Legislative Day June 6. We will meet with our elected legislators to discuss residential licensing. It’s an important issue that needs your attention. Stand up for your trade and stand up for your industry! The 2017 PHCC National Legislative Conference is June 1314. This is another perfect opportunity to leverage the power 6

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of PHCC to influence important policy. This is a great event if you have never been to one. I suggest you try to attend if at all possible. It seems like the pace of construction projects is getting faster which leads to a shorter time of completion. It puts pressure on the companies and employees. Don’t get me wrong, I am all in agreement in completing a job at a good pace, but we must not forget the main concern should be of the employee’s safety and health. To overcome the fast pace of the construction market is to keep up with today’s technologies and provide team members with the latest tools and equipment. We must think outside the box and come together with a plan that surpasses the one in place, knowing how to come up with recruiting and training more young talent in our industry. Thanks to all of you and remember your participation makes us all stronger. “Always desire to learn something useful.” - Dave PLUMBING-HEATING-COOLING CONTRACTORS


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Legally Speaking>>>

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DISCRIMINATION LAW REFORM COMING – LOSER PAYS?

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ith the new administration in Washington and many statehouses now being occupied by Republicans, reform is being attempted in various states for what many employers believe is unfair or “uneven” treatment when it comes to defending discrimination claims. Most employers have felt the brunt of a baseless charge of discrimination filed against them by a disgruntled ex-employee – filed just to strike back and get even. After all, what does the ex-employee have to lose by filing? Of course, the employer loses much time and money in defending these spurious charges – to say nothing of the angst! But, now, at least one state – Ohio – is trying to level the playing field. On April 6, 2017, changes were made to the law governing the Ohio Civil Rights Commission’s procedures for investigating and resolving employment discrimination charges to permit a charged employer who prevails at a formal Commission hearing to be eligible to receive its attorneys’ fees and costs of defense. Attorneys’ fees have been available to a prevailing claimant for quite some time. But, a prevailing employer, was left with practically no way to recover its expenses. Unfortunately, under the new law, the case has to go to a formal hearing before the Civil Rights Commission may award the attorneys’ fees. So, what about all the time and expense incurred in addressing discrimination charges which are dismissed before an actual hearing but after a lengthy investigation and the exchange of company information? No relief is yet available.

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This new “fee-shifting” provision, however, may very well serve as a deterrent to claimants and the Commission processing a case to hearing that should be resolved otherwise. It places the claimant at risk. Fee-shifting provisions whereby a prevailing claimant gets his or her attorneys’ fees have been around for quite some time but irked employers who have not had the same opportunity to recoup their costs when prevailing – unless the claim is brought in bad faith. So, this is a start to “leveling the playing field” and it may cut down on the number of claims an employer must defend. Another Ohio bill (HB 2) has been introduced recently and would drastically reform Ohio’s civil rights laws by limiting the time in which a claimant can bring an action, eliminate individual liability of supervisors and managers, cap damages, bar the automatic award of attorneys’ fees in age discrimination cases and stop an employee from concurrently filing an administrative action and a civil court case. These reform measures could very well set a trend in the states surrounding Ohio in the months to come. Stay tuned! For further information, use your Legal Services Plan and contact Bob Dunlevey, Board Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist, at (937) 641-1743. Bob Dunlevey has moved his practice to Taft Law at 40 N. Main Street, Suite 1700, Dayton, OH 45423 (937) 641-1743 – email rdunlevey@taftlaw.com.


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Keeping Score>>>

SUMMER 2017 – THE BOX SCORE Michael Bohinc, CPA

“H

ow’d the Tribe do yesterday?” a friend of mine asked me after I attended my first home opener in over a decade. (Opening Day and tax season usually don’t get along too well.) I responded “They won 2 – 1 in extra innings.” “How’d your guy do?” he followed up with. “He went 1 for 3 with a double, two walks and a strikeout. He knocked in the winning run in the 10th inning. It was a great way to return to the lineup and start the season!” (My guy is the Cleveland Indians’ Michael Brantley and he missed most of last season due to a shoulder injury.) (That’s great but where are you going with this? How does it relate to our industry?)

Here’s how. When you want to know how your team or favorite player performed in the game yesterday, you go to the “box score.” The box score tells you what happened in the game from a numbers perspective. It tells you if your team won or lost and how each team member performed in the game. You can take that same concept and create a box score for your company. Obviously the things that get measured are different and in most cases you’re establishing your own rules to determine a win or loss. In baseball, some of the things that are tracked (measured) are: win-loss record, batting average, hits, at-bats, types of hits, walks, strikeouts, runs scored, runs-batted-in and runners-left-on-base (to name just a few of probably hundreds of measurables). OK, what would be things that you can measure to review your team’s performance? • • • • • • • • • • • •

Number of service calls run (at-bats) Number of completed service calls where more than the service call fee, minimum fee or diagnostic fee is performed (hits) Conversion rate (batting average) Total Sales Average Sale Total number of tasks or services performed Tasks per service call Service agreements (SA) or Club memberships (CM) sold Conversion rate for service agreements or club memberships sold Hours worked Hours billed and many, many more Continued on Page 12 >>

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To find the nearest Ohio supply house for Taco Comfort products, call the main numbers listed or visit the suppliers’ websites.

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Morrow Control & Supply 800-362-9830 / www.morrowcontrol.com

New Haven Supply 419-933-2181 / www.manta.com

Robertson Heating Supply 800-433-9532 / rhs1.com

TTI Maumee Equipment 800-421-2864 / www.ttisupply.com

Wolff Brothers 888-659-6533 / www.wolffbros.com

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The above statistics (or key performance indicators [KPIs], if you prefer) are more than enough to get you started in creating the box score for your team. Here is how some of the above statistics are calculated: •

CONVERSION RATE ON SERVICE CALLS: # of service calls with sales amounts above the company’s minimum fee divided by # of service calls run (dispatched to)

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AVERAGE SALE: Total sales of technician (player) divided by the # of service calls run (dispatched to)

TASKS PER SERVICE CALL: # of total tasks performed divided by the # of service calls run

CONVERSION RATE ON SERVICE/MAINTENANCE AGREEMENTS OR CLUB MEMBERSHIPS: # of SA or CMs sold divided by the # of service calls run

BILLABLE (OR PRODUCTIVITY) PERCENTAGE: # of hours billed divided by the # of hours worked (NOTE: If you aren’t aware, this KPI is a driving force in your business and every business owner MUST know this percentage!)

Those are the basic statistics (KPIs) that you should be tracking for each of your technicians (players). This can be done with your dispatchers, customer service representatives (CSRs), install crews and any other department within your company. Their statistics are different but can be measured! If you want to have some fun with this, you can create “baseball cards” for each of the members on your team. If you do create “baseball cards” for your team members, I’d love to see them. You can send them to me via my contact information below. Play ball! Oh, and “Go Tribe,” of course! Michael A. Bohinc is a certified public accountant in Cleveland, OH. He is an instructor for the National PHCC Educational Foundation. He is also an Advisor for the Service Nation Alliance – Plumbing Group. Michael is a recipient of the Servant Leader Award. The award, rarely presented, recognizes outstanding individuals who lead through service to their industry and the people in their industry. He is the youngest to ever receive this honor. He has 27 years’ experience working on business management issues in the plumbing-heatingcooling industry. He can be reached at: 440/ 708-2583, e-mail mbohinc@keepingscorecpa.com.


A NEW ADMINISTRATION, A NEW CONGRESS… WHERE DO WE STAND?

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hroughout history, public policy making – regardless of political party and whether it’s local, state, or national – is a tough business. To treat it like it’s a scorecard is ridiculous. Every American president and every Member of Congress has the pressure to work toward improving the quality of life for a nation for this generation and future generations. This is nothing new. Absolutely this nation has endured lawmakers who have gotten off track, but we need to maintain the purity of the system. One of the toughest parts of public policy is to oppose something someone else is expressing, and still try to keep in mind that they are doing (in their heart) the right thing. It’s a true challenge, but important. So, where do we stand in Washington, D.C.? SUPREME COURT - Neil Gorsuch is our newest Supreme Court Justice HEALTH CARE - As you now by now, the American Health Care Act passed the House and now the debate moves to the Senate. We can analyze the actions of the House and the details of the issues of what passed the House all day, but in truth, we now need to wait and understand what the Senate is thinking (this could take weeks or months and the Senate has vowed to significantly modify the House bill). Whether you agree or disagree with what the House did, we’re still in the first inning. TAX REFORM - This is one of the most positive actions in Washington, D.C., this year. A proposed tax reform plan (which has been talked about for the last three years) has been released and is now being worked on in the House and Senate. The proposed tax reform plan would:– • Cut the number of income tax brackets from seven to three, with a top rate of 35 percent and lower rates of 25 percent and 10 percent. It is not clear what income ranges will fall under those brackets. It would also double the standard deduction. • Decrease the corporate tax rate to 15 percent from 35 percent. • Tax income flow through entities at 15%. • Eliminate tax deductions, with only a few exceptions,

including the mortgage interest and charitable contribution deductions. • Establish “one-time tax” on the trillions of dollars held by corporations overseas though the rate for that tax has yet to be determined, including a repatriation rate. • Repeal the “death tax.” • Repeal the alternative minimum tax. REGULATORY REFORM - Much or what PHCC has pursued in terms of regulatory reform has been taken care of with Presidential Executive Orders. PHCC will continue to pursue legislative regulatory reform, but for now there is a hold on many of the rules and regulations we’ve fought. Regulatory reform is also conveyed in tax reform in the form of regulatory accountability (a process by which a regulatory agency must comply with its obligations in terms of conducting economic impact studies prior to finalizing a rule or regulation, so as to understand the harm – if any – of the new rule or regulation to small business). INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING - A proposed $200 billion plan has been released. This is significant. It signals that lawmakers understand the true parallel between the health of the economy and the health of its transportation system. It also signals that there is a true commitment to apply needed funding to infrastructure underground as it pertains to clean water. None of these initiatives is unachievable and all are in play. The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association is the oldest construction trade association in the nation. PHCC may not set the agenda of what is considered in Washington, D.C., but PHCC certainly has a seat at the table when lawmakers need to make decisions on issues impacting the industry, and the best interest of the nation. On June 13-14, 2017, we will bring our collective voice to Capitol Hill. We need you to be involved and help the industry impact issues critical to the plumbing, heating, cooling industry. Contact PHCC National for more details. Volume 2017, Issue 2 • OHIO PHC CONTRACTOR

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Thank you for your support in 2017! Frank Alexander Steve Alexander Bruce Beckwith Dan Bemer George Brockman Paul Broerman Barb Burg Al DiLauro Greg Eisenhart Paul Episcopo Greg Faustina Rob Fetz Doug Fisher Roger Gundlach Kris Guzik

Jim Haberek Josh Hauser Jeff Heger Steve Jerome, Jr. David Keister Mike Kolp Doug McIntire Brian Nieman Northeast Ohio Master PHCC David Paley PHCC Akron/Canton PHCC Central Ohio PHCC Dayton Deborah Ratcliff Ed Reid

Ron Schmitt Rick Seifert Randy Shoup Brian Stack Kevin Stack Bruce Stebbins Rodger Sweitzer Mark Swepston Tom Tanner Bobby Thompson Don Van Horn Bob Warren Dave Wolfe Dean Wolfe

YES, I will support the Contractors Coalition Ohio PAC… Name: _________________________ Amount: _______________ Company: _____________________ Phone: _________________ Address: ______________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________________ Occupation: ___________________________________________ Payment Method:  PERSONAL check enclosed  Charge my PERSONAL credit card CC Type:  Visa /  MasterCard /  Discover Card #: ________________________ Exp. Date: ______________ Security Code: ___________ Name on Card: __________________ Signature: ______________________________________________ Please make checks payable to Contractors Coalition Ohio PAC 892 and mail to 8226 Stoney Brook Dr, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

Ohio PAC 892 is your Political Action Committee. ACCO and PHCC Ohio members unite to support the best qualified, pro-business candidates at the state level. Changes in state law or regulations could be detrimental to your business and bottom line. Your contribution to the PAC is an investment in the future of our industry and one of the most affordable options for political involvement. 14

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• Water activity in pit is monitored and alerts are sent for critical levels • Audible alarm and status LEDs alert users of emergency issues if problems occur • Remote alarm contact provides integration capability into existing security systems • Remote alarm input allows for connection of other sensor or device for alarm notification • Fully customizable settings adjustable via SMS with set points, up to 72” • Intrinsically safe barrier available

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The Ion Genesis® is a dual pump controller The new Ion Genesis® controller for sump and sewage pumps makes operational changes easy with innovations you (and your customers) will appreciate. The Controller • Control the liquid level without even entering the pit

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WHY LICENSING PROTECTS OHIOANS

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hen licensing is administered by the state, it provides an unbiased, unquestionable foundation based on health and safety for all. Licenses assure consumers that the tradesperson is qualified and accountable for the work performed. Therefore, it is crucial to obtain a license showing proficiency of installation and compliance with the code. An unlicensed, untrained person performing residential plumbing, HVAC or electrical work can blow up, burn down, flood, or cause a cross connection that can put themselves and the community they live in at risk of sickness, disease, and potential criminal and civil proceedings against them. These are some of the other professions that are now licensed in the State of Ohio: Accountants, Auctioneers, Chiropractors, Cosmetology Services, Insurance Agents, Realtors, Doctors, Nurses, Teachers, Attorneys, Barbers,

Beauticians, Appraisers, Architects, and Engineers. Contact your state representatives and state senators today to support residential licensing. Stand Up for Your Trade…Stand Up for Your Industry!

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2016 ACCO Supplier of the Year

2016 ACCO Contractor of the Year

Stu Bennett

Ed Reid

ACCO’s Supplier of the Year Award is given to a Supplier or Wholesaler, who has been supportive of the HVACR industry and provides outstanding assistance to ACCO members.

The ACCO Contractor of the Year Award recognizes an ACCO member who has a proven track record of hard work for the Association, our membership and the entire HVACR Industry.

According to the nominations, Stu Bennett “does a tremendous job helping his sales team develop a more personal approach to sales. They support our associations at the local and state, and they always support our state convention and give countless hours of training to our members.” Stu started his career working at a hardware store 28 years ago while in high school. He was also attending vocational school for building & remodeling. At a young age, he realized that physical labor wasn’t a strong point and he really enjoyed the personal interactions with customers. After high school, he continued in the distribution business working at a small family owned builder’s supply company. He covered every aspect of the business – counter, purchasing, warehouse, and delivery. He was also working part-time with a plumbing contractor doing rough-in and new construction. His next position was with a slightly larger family owned plumbing supply company where he started in the showroom, spending the majority as an outside sales associate. After 18 years, he left the company as Vice President of Sales. Staying with family owned businesses, Stu joined a 4th generation family owned business, Famous Supply in 2012 and currently holds the position of Northern District Sales Manager. Working for such a large company that still has the feel and culture of a family is exactly what he was looking for at this point in his career. At Famous, their purpose is “To build meaningful relationships for life” which he’s done throughout his entire career.

Ed Reid started in the business some 35 to 40 years ago. He always tells the story about how he got his start. At the time, he was doing foundation work - laying concrete - when someone walked up to him and asked if he wanted to be in the heating and air conditioning business. He looked around at what he was doing – down in a cement hole – and said, “sounds good.” He began working at Bartels Heating and Cooling in 1984 as a service tech and then worked his way up to sales and management. From there, he was offered the opportunity to take over the business – that was 20 years ago. Since that time, the company has grown to over 15 employees and has more than doubled in sales. Ed has served on the Greater Cincinnati Board, ACCO Board, and served as ACCO president in 2013-2014. He remains very active in both the local and state associations. He’s involved in his church, sings gospel music, and loves to fish. According to the nominations, “he is a go to guy and if help is ever needed on a project, you can count on him to assist anyway that he could. He is a great example of what an ACCO Member should be.” Another said, “He treats all the employees with respect and not a one person could tell you they don’t enjoy working with him.” Volume 2017, Issue 2 • OHIO PHC CONTRACTOR

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2016 PHCC Supplier of the Year

2016 PHCC Contractor of the Year

Welker-McKee

Rick Seifert

The PHCC Supplier of the Year Award is given to a supplier or wholesaler who has been supportive of the plumbing-heating-cooling industry and provides ongoing assistance to our members.

The PHCC Contractor of the Year award is given to the individual contractor member who has demonstrated over and over his or her willingness to serve PHCC, the industry, and their community with their time and talent.

Welker McKee began serving the community in 1909 as a prominent plumbing and hydronic heating supplier in Northeastern Ohio. Proud to be a part of Hajoca, one of the largest privately owned companies in the industry with over 270 locations in the U.S., the company maintains its entrepreneurial business model and offers vast access to product resources. This defines the company’s ability to act as a principal supply entity to its customers.

Growing up in a family plumbing business, hearing stories about work at the dinner table, it seemed the plumbing business was the obvious career choice for Rick Seifert. After graduating from the University of Akron with a Mechanical Engineering degree, Rick started working for the family business in 1982.

Their destination Premier Kohler Showroom is a winner of The American Society of Interior Designers’ “Interior of the Year Award”, and displays 7,000 sq. ft. of the latest trends in decorative bath and kitchen fixtures and faucets. Only exceptional brand names are included in the product offering to ensure confidence via distinctive wholesale quality preferred by professional contractors. Their reputation of superior customer service extends to their knowledgeable team of plumbing, heating, and commercial trade professionals, administrative staff as well as the number one rated city counter crew in the market. Through strong vendor partnerships and a dedicated business family, Welker-McKee has been honored with the PHCC Supplier of the Year Award twice before (2003 and 2009).

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Two years later, our winner was approached by GPD & Associates, Consulting Engineers, to join their company. There he spent 14 years doing plumbing & heating design for commercial and industrial projects. Their client list included North Royalton and Copley-Fairlawn schools, The Church of Latter Day Saints, and Jo-Ann Fabrics to name a few. This career move also allowed him to obtain his State of Ohio Professional Engineers license. After his time away, Rick rejoined the family business with his father (Gene) and brother (Scott) in 1999. Today the company does a mix of residential, commercial, industrial, and design / build projects. The company office is located in Uniontown, Ohio, where they employ an office staff of approximately 40 people. Rick is a member of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers, PHCC, and the East Central Ohio Mechanical Contractors Association. He is also past president of his local PHCC chapter and the local MCA chapter and has been serving as PHCC Ohio Director for the past 6 years. His favorite saying is, “The customer is always right, great customer service is the key to success.”


2016 PHCC Mfg. Rep of the Year

2016 PHCC Contractor Service Award

BWA South

Dry Patrol

The PHCC Manufacturers’ Rep Award is given to an individual or company that has supported PHCC, the plumbing-heating-cooling industry, and our members.

The PHCC Contractor Service Award is given to the PHCC member or company that has demonstrated their willingness to serve PHCC and the membership with their time, effort, and talent.

BWA South was started in 1956 when Harold Bergmann, Ralph Woodcock, and John Armbruster joined forces to serve the plumbing industry throughout the state of Ohio. Since the beginning, BWA has progressed to occupy a 34,000-sq.-ft. office and warehouse complex in Columbus, Ohio, covering Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Western Pennsylvania. They have supported our Annual Convention & Expo, often as Exhibitor Number 1, and as a sponsor over many years. They serve their trade area with 12 highly-qualified and experienced outside sales people. Backing up the outside team is a group of highly trained and motivated inside sales people. With a combined experience of over 250 years in plumbing and specialty construction products, the company is able to provide the best of service to its customers. Bob Armbruster is handing over the reins, after 35 years of leadership, to Jen Morton and Nick Hanes. BWA South is a dynamic and experienced agency representing some of the finest manufacturers in the industry today. A technologically advanced company, BWA South is poised and ready for the challenges of the 21st century.

Dry Patrol is currently an Elite PHCC Ohio Industry Partner and has participated and sponsored our Convention & Expo over the last several years. The company was founded in 2007 and started with a pickup truck and a trailer. Ten years later, they have four locations across Ohio. The growth of the company has not been easy. It has taken a strong work ethic, long hours, intensive training, focus, and integrity. Every day, they see homeowners and business owners in a state of panic and distress. They wonder, “will my home or business be okay? How much will it cost to get back to normal?” Dry Patrol understands how devastating water damage, mold, and fire can be to a home, business, and family. It’s always been their policy to treat the people first, then the problem. Their teams bring top quality, state-of-the-art equipment, techniques, knowledge, professional integrity and compassion to every job they do – they never cut a single corner. They are proud to be an Industry Partner, proud to support the industry and our members and will continue to serve you proudly.

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Advocacy | Education | Information | Success As a member of the Air Conditioning Contractors of Ohio, you have access to all the features of membership. Now more than ever, businesses are looking for opportunities to cut costs and reduce expenses and ACCO offers several programs available only at the state to do just that. The benefit of being a member is not just utilizing the numerous products and services we offer. You are also underwriting the crucial work we do in Columbus and around the state to ensure favorable laws and regulations for your business and all aspects of our industry. Your membership dues also support professional development for emerging professionals, consumer outreach, industry promotion, and much more. The ACCO Officers and Board of Directors look forward to continuing to provide quality services and programs and welcomes your input as the association continues moving through the transition process. All In! 2017 Ohio Convention & Expo / March 29-30 / Embassy Suites This is the place to recharge, network and collect information with your business in mind. Enjoy the EXPO, on Thursday (37pm), that includes 90 exhibits to help you solve your toughest business challenges. This year’s convention will exceed your educational and networking needs. Make sure to share ideas and most important – HAVE FUN!

Specialty Contractors Coalition PAC is your Political Action Committee. ACCO and PHCC Ohio members unite to support the best qualified, pro-business candidates at the state level. Changes in state law or regulations could be detrimental to your business and bottom line. Your contribution to the PAC is an investment in the future of our industry and one of the most affordable options for political involvement. ACCO/PHCC Members raise another $6,000! The Specialty Contractors Coalition would like to thank all ACCO and PHCC members who gave generously to the Ohio PAC in 2017. Monitored Legislation Throughout the year, ACCO tracked and monitored numerous items receiving attention by the legislature. These included SB 249 (Commercial Roofing Contractors License), HB 523 (Legalize Medical Marijuana), HB 394 (Changes to Unemployment Compensation) and SB 320 (Renewable Energy). Regulatory Residential Code ACCO attended the regular meetings, when held, of the Residential Construction Advisory Committee (RCAC) and provided input where needed.

ACCO supported RCO, Section 108, Inspection Process (108.1 General). A petition was sent from numerous electrical contracting associations to the Board of Building Standards requesting their rule include licensed contractors before inspections will be performed. The change would have greatly ADVOCACY reduced unlicensed activity throughout the state. The change This is most important benefit you never even know is taking was denied by the BBS Board. place. ACCO is constantly reviewing, attending and submitting requests, recommendations and legal opinions to ensure the best business climate and policies for our members. We’re Board of Building Standards ACCO attended and provided input working for you by interacting with state elected officials, at regular meetings of the Ohio Board of Building Standards. government agencies and staff on a daily basis. OCILB ACCO continued working with OCILB and attended Residential Contractor Licensing Last year, our legislative regular meetings, provided input and gathered information agents, ACCO and PHCC met with our potential sponsor helpful to licensed contractors in Ohio. and other interested parties several times. Discussions also continued with the Governor’s legislative staff, Dept. of OCILB HVAC/R Section Board ACCO supported Mike Roush Commerce, key house and senate legislative staff and OCILB to (Columbus, Mechanical Field Inspection Supervisor) to replace work on the draft legislation. Cheryl Roahrig (Columbus, Mechanical Inspection Supervisor) on the board. Ms. Roahrig retired in November 2016. Late in the year, PHCC and ACCO held a meeting to discuss (new residential construction only) the exemption of independent Columbia Gas Demand Side Management Program Columbia sub-contractors from being licensed. Since that meeting, ACCO Gas contacted ACCO to support the new Demand Side and PHCC Ohio have introduced new language that is under Management program that was submitted to the PUCO. The review by Direct Energy, Ohio Home Builders and OCILB. new proposal will start in 2017 (and continue 6 more years). 26

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The goal is to save over 4.4 MCF and the emissions from the burning of that gas (The environmental impact equates to 381,128 cars off the road or saving 1.48 million acres of trees).

COMMUNICATIONS ACCO Website The look, navigation and info is easy to access and find. Work continues on the site, so continue to visit as more content is added and updated.

EDUCATION Special thanks to ACC Greater Cincinnati for their $290 contribution to the ACCO Scholarship Fund.

Ohio PHC Magazine The magazine was published 4-times, at no cost, with a distribution of just over 6,000. This year we started working with a new publisher. Look for a new look and MEMBERSHIP new features in the future. Current membership stands at 147 Contractors, 14 Associates and 19 Branches. Since the disaffiliation in 2015, membership Social Media ACCO currently has over 565 “likes” on Face Book continues to be a “work in progress.” Local associations and the and over 40 members on our Friends of ACCO LinkedIn Group. state have been working directly with contractors to explain Social media continues to be a valuable resource to provide the changes and what it means for Ohio. updates and information, as well as have members interact with one another. Benefit of the Month ACCO continued to promote member only benefits that included: Business Services, Workers Social networking links to remember… Comp, Ohio Convention & Expo, Advocacy, Ohio PAC 892, Facebook: /ACCAOHIO ACCO Scholarships, Safety Lessons, Speedway, ACCO Forum LinkedIn: /FRIENDS-ACCA-4528554 Network, License Bond Program, Education and Training and YouTube: /ACCAOHIO Sutton Leasing. Industry Partner Program The Industry Partner Program continues its success by giving a Do Business with a Member! Throughout the year ACCO specific number of companies the opportunity to build name encouraged our HVAC contractors to team up with our recognition and brand loyalty, reach new customers and sell Associate members to do business together! By being a their products, by providing a comprehensive, year-long period member of ACCO you share common interests in the HVACR of advertising and marketing to ACCO contractor members. industry. You will find that ACCO members working together make a strong alliance. ACCO Membership/Image Committee continues working each month to ensure our growth and retention of members. Thanks to members Gary Jacob, Barb Burg, Kris Guzik, Ed Reid, Brian Stack, Bobby Thompson, Cynthia Hutson and Gary Jackson for serving on the committee. With the help of our members, ACCO brought in 5 new members for 2016.

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To date, Federated Insurance, Speedway, CareWorks, Arzel Zoning Technology, R.E. Michel and Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio are ACCO Industry Partners. FINANCE ACCO monitored its programs, maintained membership numbers and worked to increase participants in our benefit programs. As most years, expenses increased slightly and there were several opportunities to increase revenue from membership, benefits and the industry partner program. Our budget was aggressive, but realistic and maintained the services to keep our industry affiliation strong. The executive committee kept a close watch over the year and make adjustments with Board approval.

Fund Balance Beginning of Year $104,983 $109,327 End of Year $115,206 $104,983 Investments As of February 28, 2017, current CD holdings stand at $88,520. The Executive Committee reviewed our investments on a regular basis and made necessary adjustments, with the approval of the Board of Directors. ACCO Calendar of Events ACCO Board Meetings May 23-24, 2017 / Columbus August 15-16, 2017 / Columbus November 14-15, 2017 / Columbus February 20-21, 2018 / Columbus

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All In! 2017 Ohio Convention & Expo / March 29-31 / Embassy Suites We’ve brought in all new speakers, tweaked the format again, and our EXPO, on Thursday (3-7pm), includes 90 exhibits to help you solve your toughest business challenges. This year’s convention will exceed your educational and networking needs. Make sure to share ideas and most important – HAVE FUN! Federated Insurance and PHCC Ohio Celebrate 30-Year Partnership! Since 1986, PHCC members have received access to industryspecific insurance programs, and a wide variety of risk management resources designed to help mitigate the dayto-day risks unique to their business. Federated Insurance and PHCC Ohio are proud of their relationship and both look forward to many more years of this beneficial affiliation. ADVOCACY This is one of the most important benefits you never know is taking place. PHCC Ohio is constantly reviewing, attending and submitting requests, recommendations and legal opinions to ensure the best business climate for our members. We work for you by interacting with state elected officials and government agencies on a daily basis to keep ahead of issues that will affect you and your business. Residential Contractor Licensing Last year, our legislative agents and PHCC met with our potential sponsor and other interested parties several times to discuss residential licensing legislation. Discussions also continued with the Governor’s legislative staff, Dept. of Commerce, key house and senate legislative staff and OCILB to work on the draft legislation. Late in the year, we held a meeting to discuss proposed language that would exempt (new residential construction only) independent sub-contractors from being licensed. Currently, both ACCO and PHCC Ohio Boards are reviewing language to share with Direct Energy, Ohio Home Builders and OCILB. Specialty Contractors Coalition PAC is your Political Action Committee. ACCO and PHCC Ohio members unite to support the best qualified, pro-business candidates at the state- level. Changes in state law or regulations could be detrimental to your business and bottom line. Your contribution to the PAC is an investment in the future of our industry and one of the most affordable options for political involvement.

ACCO and PHCC Members raise another $6,000! The Specialty Contractors Coalition would like to thank all PHCC and ACCO members who gave generously to the Ohio PAC in 2016. Monitored Legislation Throughout the year we monitored several bills from the legislature. These included SB 249 (Commercial Roofing Contractors License), HB 523 (Legalize Medical Marijuana) and HB 394 (Changes to Unemployment Compensation). Regulatory Residential Code of Ohio PHCC continued to provide input at the regular meetings of the Residential Construction Advisory Committee (RCAC). PHCC supported RCO, Section 108, Inspection Process (108.1 General). A petition was sent from numerous electrical contracting associations to the Board of Building Standards requesting their rule include licensed contractors before inspections will be performed. The change would have greatly reduced unlicensed activity throughout the state. The change was denied by the BBS Board. Ohio Plumbing Code/Section 312 The conversation started in 2015 that air-testing would no longer be allowed on DWV systems. PHCC was able to get vacuum testing (or other methods) as an acceptable testing method in the update. PHCC also suggested new language to the proposed rule change that would allow for air testing if the manufacturer allowed it. Recently, PHCC contractors have been successfully testing systems with vacuum devices. Board of Building Standards PHCC provided input at the regular meetings of the Ohio Board of Building Standards. Backflow Advisory Committee Along with Committee Member Rodger Sweitzer, Baumann Plumbing PHCC continued to work closely with the Advisory Committee and Plumbing Supervisor Jack Soma. OCILB PHCC continued working with OCILB and attended regular meetings, provided input and gathered information helpful to licensed contractors in Ohio. OCILB HVAC/R Section Board PHCC supported Mike Roush (Columbus, Mechanical Field Inspection Supervisor) to replace Cheryl Roahrig (Columbus, Mechanical Inspection Supervisor) on the board. Ms. Roahrig retired in November 2016. Volume 2017, Issue 2 • OHIO PHC CONTRACTOR

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MEMBERSHIP PHCC Membership Committee continues working each month to ensure our growth and retention of members. Thanks to members Brian Nieman, Dan Voight, Dave Wolfe, Larry Betlejewski, Nicole Hollenbeck, Mike Trickey and Ron Schmitt for serving on the committee. With the help of our members and chapters, PHCC had 11 new members in 2016. Benefit of the Month PHCC continued to promote member only benefits that included: Business Services, Workers Comp Program, Ohio Convention & Expo, Advocacy, Ohio PAC, PHCC Ohio Scholarships, Safety Lessons, Speedway, Legal Services Plan, License Bond Program, Education and Training, and the PHCC Contractor Locator. Do Business with a Member! Throughout the year PHCC encouraged our Plumbing contractors to team up with our Associate members to do business together! By being a member of PHCC you share common interests in the plumbingheating-cooling industry. You will find that PHCC members working together make a strong alliance. COMMUNICATION Ohio PHC Magazine The magazine was published 4-times, at no cost, with a distribution of just over 6,000. This year we started working with a new publisher…Look for a new look and new features in the future. PHCC Website The look, navigation and info is easy to access and find. Work continues on the site, so continue to visit as more content is added and updated. Social Media PHCC Ohio continues to increase its presence on social media. PHCC currently has over 360 “likes” on Facebook and 201 members on our Friends of PHCC LinkedIn Group. Social media continues to be a valuable resource to provide updates and information as well as have members interact with one another. Social Media links to remember… Facebook: /PHCCOHIO Twitter:@PHCCOhio LinkedIn: /FRIENDS-PHCC-4528476 YouTube: /PHCCOHIO STRATEGIC PLAN/GOALS The PHCC Board continued to monitor current issues and trends to better serve the members. Our focused remained on these four issues: Government Affairs, Membership, Education and Marketing & Technology. Industry Partnership Program The Industry Partner Program gives a specific number of companies the opportunity to build name recognition and brand loyalty, reach new customers and sell their products, 30

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with a year-long period of advertising and marketing to PHCC contractors. To date, Dry Patrol, Federated Insurance, Winsupply of Cleveland, Famous Supply, Keeping Score, Inc., Welker McKee, Champion Pump, NIBCO and Milwaukee Tool are PHCC Industry Partners. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT To help meet the PHC industry’s crucial challenge to attract, train, and retain qualified workers, PHCC is sharing resources from the PHCC national online Workforce Development Center. Look here for ideas and tools you can use to guide efforts within your company and community. Visit the site at phccareers.com FINANCE PHCC monitored its programs, maintained membership numbers and worked to increase participants in our benefit programs. Expenses did increase this year and there were several opportunities to increase revenue (membership, member benefits, education and the industry partner program). Our budget was realistic and maintained services we needed to keep our industry affiliation strong. The Executive Committee reviewed operations throughout the year and made adjustments as necessary with Board approval. Preliminary Year End Review - December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015 2016 2015 Income $254,142 $219,427 Expense $220,670 $209,295 Income (loss) $34,472 $10,132 Before Federal Income Tax Fund Balance Beginning of Year $268,839 $258,707 End of Year $302,311 $268,839 Investments and CD’s As of February 28, 2017 holdings stand at $214,983 (CD Reserves- $10,703 / CD Legislative $14,441 and Investment Acct $189,839). The Investment Committee regularly monitored our holdings and made adjustments, with the approval of the Board of Directors. PHCC Ohio Calendar of Events PHCC Board Meetings May 11-12, 2017 / Dayton August 3-4, 2017 / Columbus November 9-10, 2017 / Columbus February 8-9, 2017 / Columbus PHCC National Convention Oct 4-6 / Milwaukee, WI PHCC National Legislative Conference June 12-14 / Washington, DC


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2017-2018 PHCC Ohio Leadership PRESIDENT Dave Wolfe Wat-Kem Mechanical 937-573-3072 / dwolfe@watkem.com PRESIDENT- ELECT Rodger Sweitzer Baumann Plumbing 614-888-2411 / baumannplumbing@ameritech.net VICE PRESIDENT Paul Episcopo VIP Plumbing 216-581-5730 / paul@vipplumbing.com TREASURER Brian Nieman Nieman Plumbing 513-851-5588 / brian@niemanplumbing.com DIRECTORS Dayton Joe Shank Mechanical Systems of Dayton 937-254-3235 / jshank@msdinc.net CMPA Jeff Heger NIXCO Plumbing, Inc. 513-398-5907 / jeff@nixcoplumbing.com Central Ohio Master Plumbers Jason Norris ARS Rescue Rooter 614-475-7071 / jnorris@ars.com Northeast Ohio Master Plumbers Steve Jerome, Jr. Jerome Plumbing 440-821-9199 / stevie@jeromeplumbing.com PHCC Akron/Canton Rick Seifert D & A Plumbing & Heating 330-499-8733 / ricks@crowngrouphio.com Past Presidents Advisory Committee Rob Fetz Fetz Plumbing-Heating & A/C 937-652-1136 / rfetz@ctcn.net Jim Haberek Haberek Plumbing & Heating 216-433-7774 / office@haberek.com Ron Schmitt Joe Schmitt & Sons Plumbing & Heating 937-510-1645 / schmitt.ronald@gmail.com PHCC National Zone 1 Director Bruce Stebbins Stebbins Plumbing & Heating 937-313-6545 / stebplumb@gmail.com Represents: Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia Volume 2017, Issue 2 â&#x20AC;¢ OHIO PHC CONTRACTOR

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