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1000 Dutch Valley Dr. Ste B, Knoxville, TN 37918



Tennessee Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors, Inc.

1928 Convention, Memphis TN


  • To consider our trade worthy as affording us distinct opportunities to serve society     
  • To improve ourselves, increase our efficiency and enlarge our service, and by so doing attest our faith in  the fundamental principles of life, that we profit most who serve best     
  • To realize that we are businesspersons and ambitious to succeed; but that we are first ethical persons,     and wish no success that is not founded on the highest justice and morality   
  • To maintain the highest ethical standards of advertising, pricing, selling, installation and service guided by the principles of honesty and integrity  
  • To promote the latest technological advances in the design, types and methods of installation of plumbing-heating-cooling systems; using equipment and materials complying with the standards recognized by this industry  
  • To enter enthusiastically into the association work—to give as well as take—and do our part in elevating the industry
  • To support all progressive moves that are being carried out along the lines of trade extension, standardization and sanitation    
  • To conduct our affairs that others in our business will find it wise, profitable and conducive to happiness to emulate our example
  • To follow and execute our work in conformity with federal, state, county and city building, safety, energy and water conservation, fire and housing codes; and refusing to be a party to any action that violates these regulations   
  • To promote conservation of water and energy to the public we serve through improved, adequate, safe, modern installation of energy efficient equipment

Pride In Our Past—Faith In Our Future

Each Local Chapter has Officers and regular meetings, contact your Local Chapter

About Us

During the 1880's, the transition from outhouses to indoor plumbing was moving at a rapid pace.  The true craftsmen sought ways to distinguish those who knew what they were doing from those who didn't.  In 1882, a group of these new tradesmen in New York City banded together to form the Master Plumbers Association of New York.  Shortly afterward, a like-minded group joined forces in Brooklyn.

In 1883, the 125 members of the New York group formed the National Association of Master Plumbers (NAMP) to provide the public with a complete, safe and sanitary plumbing system.  NAMP was the forerunner of the National PHCC, 
the oldest construction trade association in America.

The Tennessee Association of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors, Inc., is a not-for-profit association founded in 1897 for the purpose of providing services to plumbing-heating-cooling contractors and the PHC industry.

1941 Convention, Chattanooga TN

The TAPHCC has 3 Local Chapters:
Middle Tennessee
Northeast Tennessee

The NAPHCC is a federation with state and local associations. TAPHCC has a heritage of great leaders who have served on the local, state, and national levels of PHCC.  Four of its members have become PHCC National Presidents: Ben Burnette, '65-66; Gene Orr, '82-'83; Dan Burnette, '90-'91; David Dugger 2012-2013.

Our History-The TAPHCC represents the interests of plumbing and HVAC contractors in Tennessee by providing awareness, marketing tips, business enhancement tools and a strong legislative presence on issues that affect members' companies.  We are involved in community awareness programs and are proud to have been given a Proclamation from the Governor in 2008 in recognition of Plumbing Industry Week.

The Knoxville Chapter of the TAPHCC has four year apprenticeship programs in the plumbing and sheet metal trades for the purpose of education and training of qualified tradesmen for the future PHC industry.  The TAPHCC is affiliated with the National Association of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors (NAPHCC).

Each local Chapter has representation on the state Board of Directors