David Dugger named Contractor of the Year by PHCC and Trane.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - David Dugger, president of Kalthoff Inc. in Knoxville, Tenn., was named 2004 HVAC Contractor of the Year by Trane and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association.

The award was presented during the Oct. 12-16 PHCC annual convention in Boston.

Dugger was nominated by the Tennessee Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors for his work on industry education. In addition to serving as president of the Tennessee group, he has been active in Tennessee Construction Career Days.

Bryan Stansell of Stamar Inc. in Atlanta was first runner-up, Alan D. Givens of Parish Services in Manassas, Va., was second runner-up, and Bobby Wilkins of Wilkins Mechanical Services Inc. in Bedford, N.H., was named third runner-up.

Dugger received a check for $2,500 and an award made of crystal, while the three runners-up received $500 and a plaque.