Wanna get the most-read industry news?

We will send you emails only several times per month. Isn't that cool?

Subscribe!

We will not spam you or sell your email to anyone.

Leroy Friend wins national HVAC apprentice contest

Shapiroandduncaninaction

Leroy Friend wins national HVAC apprentice contest

Three top HVAC apprentices received awards in the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors–National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s second annual HVAC Apprentice Contest, held Oct. 8-9 in New Orleans, La.

shapiroandduncaninactionThe Foundation’s HVACR Apprentice and Journeyman Training Committee members were on hand to set up and judge the contest, which was a highlight of the PHCC–National Association’s CONNECT 2014 Product & Technology Showcase. A portion of the contest was hosted by the HVAC program at Delgado Community College’s Jefferson Campus in Metairie, La.

This year’s awards went to:

  • 1st Place – Leroy Friend, Shapiro & Duncan, Inc., Rockville, Md.
  • 2nd Place – Tyler Sheppeck, Corporate Mechanical, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • 3rd Place – Chris Lighthart, The Lighthart Corp., Los Angeles, Cal.

shapiroandduncanwinnerFoundation volunteers operating this year’s event included:

  • Scott Balmer, Chair, ShoffnerKalthoff Mechanical Electrical Service, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Tony DeSantis, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Cal.
  • Bill Jones, Raven Mechanical, LLC, Houston, Texas
  • Craig Lewis, R.E.C. Industries, Inc., Bryan, Texas
  • Joel Long, GSM Services, Inc., Gastonia, N.C.
  • Warren Lupson, Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute, Arlington, Va.
  • Ron Newman, Lakes  Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc., Spirit Lake, Iowa
  • Ken Nielsen, AccuAire, Inc., Reading, Mass.
  • Kenny Ripberger, Delgado Community College, Metairie, La.
  • Jamie Simpson, Schaal Heating & Cooling, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa

The event was made possible by the following generous industry sponsors:

Headline Sponsors: Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI); Coburn Supply Co.; and Rheem.

Contestant Sponsors: AC Pro; AHRI; Cengage Learning; Coburn Supply Co.; Daikin; Emerson Climate Technologies; Milwaukee Electric Tool Co.; NATE and NIBCO, Inc.

Additional prize and materials sponsors included: Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI); Aireco, Inc.; Channellock; Delgado Community College; Emerson Climate Technologies; Fluke; Greenlee Textron Inc.; Hilmor; Honeywell; Imperial/Stride Tool; Milwaukee Electric Tool Co.; NetBraze, LLC; NIBCO, Inc.; RIDGID; Sioux Chief Manufacturing Co.; and Techsource Tools.

Leave a Reply

    No Twitter Messages.