Past president of PHCC Georgia receives recognition from Trane.

Bryan Stansell, president and owner of Atlanta-based Stamar Inc., is the 2005 Contractor of the Year, according to Trane and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association.

Stansell was nominated by the Plumbing & Mechanical Association of Georgia. In addition to serving as past president of PHCC Georgia, Stansell serves on the boards of the state's plumbing association and the Quality Service Contractors, and is active in several community organizations, such as Atlanta's Habitat for Humanity program.

The runner-up honor went to Dan Foley of Foley Mechanical Inc. in Alexandria, Va. Foley Mechanical specializes in radiant heating and snow-melting systems for custom homes. Employee training is one of the company's top priorities.

Candidates for the award are evaluated by a committee of PHCC members using a 100-point system that weighs accomplishments in six areas: professionalism, merchandising skills, management skills, innovative plumbing skills, trade involvement and community service.

Stansell received a check for $2,500 and a crystal trophy. Foley received a check for $500 and a plaque.