Associations, Contractors, Technology

PHCCCONNECT2023 Set to Help Plumbing and HVACR Contractors Make Real Progress on Their Businesses

June 14, 2023

FALLS CHURCH, VA. — For plumbing and HVACR contractors who are eager to discover proven, practical ideas to meet their business goals, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) is providing real insights, real solutions, and real value at its annual Conference and Product & Technology Showcase – PHCCCONNECT2023 – to be held this year on Oct. 25-27 in Cleveland, Ohio.

PHCC—National Association President Dave Frame, CEO of Bob Frame Plumbing Services, Inc., in South Bend, Indiana, is excited that attendees will be exploring these opportunities with the people who share their passion and purpose. “Every year, this is your best chance to connect with like-minded professionals who know your challenges, are eager to share their own solutions, and truly care not only about the future of their business but about the future of this industry.”

The Industry’s Best Educational Programming
Attendees can expect more than 20 targeted educational sessions on topics plumbing and HVACR contractors want most, from business management and leadership, to sales and marketing, to soft skills and technology. “These relevant sessions will result in key takeaways contractors can implement to make a significant difference in their business,” says Frame.

One of PHCC’s highly anticipated keynote speakers, Coach Ken Carter, is ready to push attendees to their full potential during his address, “Growth Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone.” This successful author, business owner and educator – and the inspiration behind the popular movie Coach Carter – will share his hard-hitting advice about accountability, integrity, and leadership … and his firm belief that “greatness is defined by the service you give to others.”

And, back by popular demand, Economist Connor Lokar of ITR Economics will offer an accurate, proven, analytical approach on “Piercing Through the Noise” concerning the status of today’s economy and will provide attendees with clear direction on how to maximize revenue and profit growth.

During a workforce development breakfast sponsored by – “The Truth About the Trades: Dispelling the Top 10 Myths About Working in the Industry” – contractors and other professionals will share stories about some perceptions in the industry and how attendees can promote the truth about the plumbing and HVACR professions.

Educational opportunities also include two sessions for union-affiliated contractors; manufacturer tours of Moen, Merit Brass, RIDGID, and Oatey; a Women in the Industry luncheon hosted by the PHCC National Auxiliary; and a chance to experience PHCC’s popular Finance Bootcamp.

Calling All Rising Leaders
Contractors are encouraged to bring the power performers in their companies for a special one-day Rising Leaders Summit on Thursday, Oct. 26. The program will be packed with two keynote speakers – Goalmakers Co-Founder and CEO Jeremy Wall, as well as Steve Acho, a human and business performance mentor. This summit is sponsored by A. O. Smith, Milwaukee Tool, Rheem Manufacturing, and Scorpion.

Showcase of Technology … and Talent
The year’s Product & Technology Showcase will be an unprecedented hub of activity – world-class technologies with a “hometown” feel – with new exhibitors, more technology, more plumbing and HVAC manufacturers, product demonstrations, education theaters, “QSC Talks” from a business coach, and intimate one-on-one conversations with the leaders of exhibiting companies.

And, inspiration flows both ways every year during the PHCC Educational Foundation’s National Plumbing and HVAC Apprentice Contests.

Destination: Cleveland
Attendees can enjoy Cleveland’s endless icons of art, culture, and history. In fact, the PHCCCONNECT2023 closing event is at the city’s legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

For more information – including the conference schedule, session descriptions, registration, sponsors, and hotel rates and reservations – visit Register by July 31 to take advantage of the Early Bird Rates!

About PHCC
The PHCC National Association, formed in 1883, provides legislative advocacy, education, and training to approximately 3,500 plumbing and HVACR businesses and 65,000 technicians. Members of PHCC have access to a wide variety of services designed to increase their professionalism, grow their business, and improve profitability. For more information about PHCC, visit