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.
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 TAPHCC is affiliated with the National Association of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors (NAPHCC).
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-mided 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.
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