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Community Support

Each year our industry works together planning the annual golf tournament and raising funds to benefit the local community.

This year $34,000 in tournament proceeds were donated to Women’s Lunch Place.  This local organization provides meals and critical support services for women experiencing homelessness and poverty.  Members of the PHCC of MA Golf Committee presented the check.

In 2016, the golf tournament proceeds were donated to Rosie's Place, which was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Their mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives. 

In 2015 we raised $32,000 for Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding.  Based in Lincoln, MA this non-profit provides a unique service to children with disabilities in a fun, supportive environment designed to achieve occupational, physical, speech, cognitive and other therapeutic gains.

In 2014 we raised $27,000 for HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS.  Based in Taunton, MA this organization builds specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans.

In 2013 we broke all past records and raised $30,000 to assist a member's family in their journey back form the Marathon Bombing.

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Scholarships   PHCC of MA awarded $1,000 scholarships to 3 deserving students: Gavin Dunkelberger, Jared Macone, and Brendan McAuliffe.

Gavin Dunkelberger accepts award from member Frank Monroe.



Jared Macone accepts award from Scholarship Chairman, Frank Monroe.


Brendan McAuliffe accepts award from Frank Monroe.

McGlame-Wordell awarded $2,500 scholarship. 


Matthew Doughty accepts award from Scholarship Chairman, Frank Monroe. 


F. A. Williams Scholarship awards $1,000.

Alexis Gouthro accepts award from Scholarship Chairman, Frank Monroe.

 In The News

PHCC Elects National Vice PresidentCongratulations are extended to Ken Nielsen, President of AccuAire, Inc.  A longtime member of PHCC, he served the state association as President of PHCC of MA and Chairman of Trade Show Committee.

President of the New England Council and Zone Director for New England, Ken also served on numerous PHCC National Committees, and as a judge for the HVAC Apprentice Contest.

Ken strongly believes in the need to attract more HVAC contractors to PHCC:  "More plumbers are now doing HVAC work, so they will need a place to look to for assistance in adding this field to their businesses."  This objective is part of the current PHCC National strategic plan.


PHCC of MA Installs New Officers.  Mark Riso, National Association Legislative Affairs Vice President, presented the new officers during the President's Banquet.  Members will serve a 2 year term. 

Officers 2017

Right to left: Sal DiCarlo (President's Advisor), Brian MacDonald (President), Brad Piesco (Vice President), and Owen Geoghegan (Treasurer). 

 Awards Presented at the 2017 President's Banquet  Special recognition and congratulations to three special members.

Contractor of the Year Award  -  Brian MacDonald

Contractor of Year-Brian MacDonald - 2017

Right: Tom Santer, Vice President of Sales, F. W. Webb presents award to Brian MacDonald (PHCC of MA President) for his contributions to the association, the industry, and the community. 


Sinnott Award -- Edward Giacchino

 Sinnott Award - Edward Giacchino

Right: Edward Giacchino of F. W. Webb receives award for outstanding and significant contributions to the association and industry.  Award presented by Past President Rob Basnett (center) and President, Brian MacDonald (left).


Bradford Rose Award  -- Andrew J. Lyne, Jr.

Bradford Rose Award - Lyne - 2017

Center: Andrew J. Lyne, Jr. receives award for his contributions to the association and communities during a period of many years.  Award presented by Owen Geoghegan (Treasurer) and Brian MacDonald (President). 




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