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History

The Flint Association of Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors, Inc. has been an active local since the early 1920's. Some of the early things they have done to promote the P-H-C business include:

  • In 1956, two contractors, Ted Nixon and Rush Jacobs, were responsible for clearing out the sewer cleaner's listings from the plumber's section of the yellow pages. With the support of the Flint P-H-C, their work resulted in restraining Michigan Bell Telephone Company from accepting ads from "unqualified" persons in the "plumbers" listings in the yellow pages of the Flint book. A new code was written which makes the terms of the injunction a permanent matter of statute.
  • In the fall of 1956, Flint P-H-C was still hard at work. The contractor group launched an educational program to impress upon the public the importance of properly installed plumbing and heating equipment. At a special meeting, D.E. Editors outlined the purpose of the Qualified Contractor Program. They strongly emphasized the most effective means of combating the handyman installer is through an aggressive educational and promotional effort to identify the P.H. Contractor in the mind of the public as a responsible businessman, thoroughly qualified to make safe and dependable installations.

These are just a few of the efforts of the Flint Association to increase the safety and awareness of the P-H-C industry.

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Top left and right- Mark Goyette, Sr. Circa 1960

Left- Tom Goyette, Jim Wright, and Howard Shand at MCAA Convention, Maui, HI

 

Past Presidents:

1999-2001                    Douglas Wyrwicki
1997-1999                    David Hendershot
1995-1997                    Dominic Goyette
                                       MPMCA Pres. 2001-02
1989-1990                    P. Anthony Mainprize
1988-1989                    Ernest D. Johnson, Jr.
1986-1988                    Thomas D. Goyette
1984-1986                    Owen Wood
1983-1984                    Robert C. Brandt
1982-1983                    John G. Goyette
1981-1982                    Floyd H. Ecker
1979-1981                    William B. Boa
1976-1979                     *Walter G. Worthing
1975-1976                     George W. Bell
1973-1975                     Thomas D. Goyette
                                        MPMCA Pres. 1978-79
1971-1973                     James E. Roesner
1969-1971                     Howard S. Shand
1967-1969                     *Robert W. Eagleson
                                        MPMCA Pres. 1972-73
1965-1967                     *Stanley Cherwinski
1963-1965                     *James E. Johnson
1961-1963                     *William Blough,
                                         MPMCA Pres.1968-69
1959-1961                     Robert D. Almquist
1958-1959                     David A. Cuvrell
1957-1958                     Arnold A. Echlin
1956-1957                     *Bennie L. Suski
1954-1956                     Chester Baughan,
                                        MPMCA Pres. 1965-66
1953-54                         *Atleee Davanay
1952                               William Walte
1950-51                         *Albert Newman
1945-1949                     *Joseph Purzychi, Sr.
1942-1944                     *Amos Draper,
                                         MPMCA Pres. 1947-49
1941                                *John Quibell,
                                         MPMCA Pres. 1939-40
1940                                Max Holmes
1939                                *Jack Harrison
1938                               Seymour Wright
1936                                *Ferris Peterson
1935                                *Bill Ames
1930's                             *Herman Cohen
1920's                             *Edwin Sterner,
                                         MPMCA Pres. 1920-1921
1920's                             *Gus Engelhart

*deceased

 

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