PHCC Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association 2017

SWAN Joins Prestigious Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Trade Association

Swan Plumbing, Heating & Air of Denver has become one of the most trusted plumbing and HVAC service providers throughout the Denver metropolitan area. We have proudly served more than 14,000 of our friends and neighbors. One reason we have been able to remain in business for so long is that we are constantly looking for ways to improve the service and equipment that we offer to our customers.

We are excited to announce that Swan is now a member of the nationally-acclaimed Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association. We believe that our membership in the organization will offer significant benefits for our business, our employees, and you the customer.

What Is PHCC?

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association is the oldest and most prestigious trade organization in the construction industry. The association is comprised of more than 4,000 plumbing, heating, and cooling contractors from throughout the commercial, residential, new construction, industrial, and service and repair industries.

History of PHCC

As the plumbing industry started to grow in the late 1800s with the advent of indoor plumbing, it soon became clear that there needed to be some way to identify the craftsmen who had taken the time to develop skill and expertise in this burgeoning field. This led a small group of plumbing craftsmen in New York to come together in 1882. Like-minded groups soon joined forces to create the forerunner of what is known today as the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association. PHCC is dedicated to the advancement and education of those within the plumbing and HVAC industry for the comfort, health, and safety of the public as well as for the protection of our environment.

Achievements of PHCC

Since its founding more than 130 years ago, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association has established an apprenticeship program for the plumbing and HVAC industry to ensure that those entering the field are adequately trained and prepared. PHCC members have also been active in encouraging the development of new and better plumbing fixtures and appliances and in advancing the availability of safe and adequate sanitation in local communities. The PHCC is also active in developing continuing education programs to help members stay abreast of technological changes within the industry.

PHCC and Swan — A Natural Fit

The vision of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association is to ensure that its member contractors are the leading choice for consumers looking for professional, knowledgeable, and reliable products and service. PHCC requires its members to abide by the highest standards of honesty and integrity. According to PHCC’s code of ethics, members must:

  • consider the trade as an opportunity to serve society
  • continually strive to improve themselves as well as their service and efficiency
  • not let the drive for business success come before ethics
  • maintain principles of integrity and honesty in advertising, sales, pricing, and service
  • abide by the latest industry standards and best practices
  • support the advancement of the industry
  • support the latest efforts to promote trade standardization and sanitation
  • conduct business in a manner that serves as an example to others
  • abide by all applicable industry regulations and codes
  • promote the conservation of water and energy

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association instituted these ethical guidelines because they make good business sense and are the right thing to do for customers and society as a whole. As a family business, Swan Plumbing, Heating & Air has abided by these standards since we opened our doors many years ago.

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association instituted these ethical guidelines because they make good business sense and are the right thing to do for customers and society as a whole. As a family business, Swan Plumbing, Heating & Air has abided by these standards since we opened our doors many years ago.

We believe that by becoming a member of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association that we will have access to even more tools and support to provide you with the type of service that you deserve and expect. For more information about Swan, our services, or our membership in PHCC, feel free to contact us by phone or through our convenient online contact form.

Military Discounts & Veterans Discounts from SWAN Plumbing, Heating & Air of Denver

Military Discounts & Veterans Discounts For Our Plumbing & HVAC Services

Swan Plumbing, Heating & Air is proud to be a veteran-owned business. As such, we are aware of the many sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform as well as their families. That is why we have chosen to show our appreciation by offering a military discount on all of our residential HVAC & plumbing services.

Our Military Discount

Unfortunately, many military families struggle financially. An unexpected expense, such as a plumbing or AC repair, can be devastating. We want to do our part to ease some of the burden. Going forward, all current and former active duty military members will receive a 10 percent discount simply by showing their military ID.
Types of Services Covered by the Discount:

Our military discount covers all of our services, including

  • bathroom and kitchen plumbing repairs,
  • water heater repair or replacement,
  • drain cleaning,
  • sewer line repair,
  • sump pump repair and installation,
  • furnace repair and installation,
  • boiler repair and installation, and
  • air conditioning maintenance and repair.

Why We Want to Honor Military Members

We realize that serving in the military is a calling answered by a select few. The following are a few reasons why those who serve hold a special place in our hearts.

  • Our brave men and women in uniform put their lives on the line every day to protect us from dangers both seen and unseen. In many cases, their successes are not even acknowledged.
  • Service members and their families endure significant hardships with little thanks. Deployments mean long separations from loved ones and missed milestones, including holidays, anniversaries, graduations, and even births of children. Frequent moves mean constantly having to start over in a new and unfamiliar community.
  • Freedom is not free. The men and women that work and sacrifice for our country pay the price for the freedom that the rest of us enjoy every day.
  • Our current and former military members serve as role models by exemplifying honor, valor, and integrity.
  • Our veterans are important voices that remind us of the true price of peace and freedom.
  • Those who have served in the military have valuable leadership skills that are assets in any business or industry.
  • Men and women who have served in the military learn the ability to act and think under tremendous pressure.
  • The fact that many military families are able to maintain strong marriages and family bonds despite long deployments and frequent relocations is an example and inspiration to us all.
  • The fact that so many men and women willingly volunteer for military service is why we have been able to avoid a draft for so long.
  • Our military is instrumental in providing humanitarian aid and rescue assistance after natural disasters at home and abroad.

Why Choose Swan?

At Swan Plumbing, Heating & Air, we look forward to serving military families in Denver and the surrounding area by providing quality installation, maintenance, and repair services. You can rest assured that our team will put our best foot forward regardless of whether the job is big or small.

  • We back all of our services with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. We are not satisfied until you are satisfied.
  • You will always receive a written estimate with a straightforward price. With Swan, you never have to worry about surprise charges or extra fees.
  • Your family’s comfort is our top priority. We offer same-day service, and we are also available 24/7 for emergencies.
  • All of our technicians are drug screened and background checked for your safety.
  • Our technicians are not allowed in the field until they complete rigorous training and industry certification. All of our plumbers and HVAC technicians are certified by North American Technician Excellence and the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that every job is done safely and correctly. When a Swan technician arrives at your home, you know that you are getting a professional with years of industry experience.
  • We take great care to ensure that we leave your home clean and damage-free.
  • Our technicians always arrive in a marked truck that is equipped with everything that they might need to resolve your issue quickly.

Call Today

Contact us today for more information about our military discount as well as our various plumbing, heating, and air conditioning services. You can also request a service call by completing our online request form. To all those who have served, we say thanks and humbly salute you.

SWAN Plumbing, Heating & Air of Denver Scholarship Award Program

Pursue Your Educational Goals With Our Scholarship Award Program

As plumbing and HVAC technicians, we realize that we are fortunate to have received education and training that allow us to pursue a fulfilling and challenging career and provide for our families. We are excited that we are now able to pay forward our good fortune to the next generation of individuals wishing to enter this rewarding field.

Swan Plumbing, Heating & Air Student Scholarship Award Program

We recently announced the launch of our scholarship award program for students wishing to enter the plumbing, heating, and air conditioning field or related careers, such as home design or engineering. Each year, we will award a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving student to help them complete their training and education at the college or trade school of their choice.

Trade Career Fast Facts:

• Only 6 percent of high school students choose a career in the trades compared to 66 percent who opt for higher education.
• Only one-third of the jobs expected to be created in the coming years will require a college degree.
• For every two jobs requiring a college degree, there are seven that require a trade certificate or 2-year degree.
• Only one skilled trades worker is entering the workforce for every three that are leaving.
• The turnover rate of employees in the skilled trades is projected to be 60 percent over the next 10 years. One reason for the high turnover is that a large percentage of skilled trades workers are approaching retirement age.
• More than one-third of employers around the world report having difficulty filling jobs for skill trades workers, technicians, and engineers. More than half of these employers report that the difficulty filling these jobs impacts their ability to serve their clients.

Why Pursue a Career in Plumbing or HVAC?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the plumbing and HVAC fields are among the fastest growing in the country. Both fields are projected to experience 21 percent growth during the decade from 2012 to 2022. The increased demand for high-efficiency heating and cooling systems means the need for qualified technicians to perform installations and maintenance will also increase. Likewise, there will always be a need for qualified plumbers. There is also little risk that these jobs will be lost due to automation or outsourcing.

Unlike other careers that require years of college costing thousands without the opportunity of making money, a trade profession allows you to enter the workforce quickly with relatively minimal tuition. In some cases, you can even earn money while receiving on-the-job training or working as an apprentice. Skilled trades workers also have the opportunity to chart their own career path. You can work your way up through the ranks at a large company or even start your own business.

Traits of Successful Plumbers and HVAC Technicians

To be successful in any field, it is important to have a passion for what you are doing as well as certain skills and traits. The following are a few traits and skills common among great service technicians.

  • You should have excellent communication skills and be able to work in coordination with others.
  • You should have the ability to provide outstanding customer service even under adverse circumstances.
  • You need the ability to understand and execute mechanical concepts.
  • You must be able to problem solve and adapt to unexpected situations.
  • You should have excellent time management skills and the ability to work under minimal direct supervision.
  • You must be detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task.
  • You should be able to understand and keep up with constantly changing regulations and building codes.

Apply Now

Our scholarship is open to students anywhere in the country. Applications must be received by December 31, and the recipient will be announced in time for the spring semester. The application process is simple. We simply want to know a little bit about you and why you are interested in a career in plumbing, HVAC, home design, or engineering. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the program.