FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Steve Carder, president of Carder Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Co in Sand Springs, Okla., assumed the presidency of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association during the group's Sept. 29-Oct. 3 annual convention in Las Vegas.

Carder has served on PHCC's national board of directors, and been chairman of several volunteer committees. He is a founding member of the PHCC Educational Foundation, and serves as a member of the foundation's board of governors. He also is a member of the PHCC Quality Service Contractors service group.

At the state and local level, he is former president of both the Oklahoma PHCC Chapter and the Tulsa PHCC Chapter.

In 1973, he received a journeyman plumbing and gas-fitters license for the state of Oklahoma. In 1981, he received a master's license in plumbing and mechanical.

Carder will serve on the PHCC executive committee with President-elect Steve Mary Garvelink, Secretary Keith Bienvenu and Executive Vice President Ike Casey.

Vice president named

Jim Stack of Stack Plumbing Inc. in Kirkland, Wash., was elected PHCC vice president.

From 1995 to 1998, Stack was zone director for the national PHCC board of directors, representing the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. He was asked to resume that position in 2002-2003.

Stack also has been on the board of directors for the PHCC of Washington and the local association since 1987. He has held almost every leadership position, including president of his state and local chapters. He also has chaired several PHCC committees.

Stack has been active in the industry for 30 years, and has owned a family plumbing business since 1983.

Golf tournament

Nearly 90 plumbing, heating and cooling contractors, manufacturer and wholesaler representatives braved the desert heat to participate in PHCC's Educational Foundation's golf tournament in Las Vegas.

The annual tournament's proceeds aid the foundation's mission of providing high-quality business management education to the plumbing, heating and cooling industry.

This year's tournament was held at Angel Park Golf Club, just before the PHCC annual convention and ISH-North America trade show.

Walter and Charles "Buddy" Parkes with Robert Miller and Dave Cameron of Federated Insurance won the tournament and retained their title as champions.