The award is presented in recognition of the continuing philosophy of dedicated service inspired by PHCC's first president. PHCC past national President Bill Trombly presented the award.
Bykowski served as national PHCC secretary and national zone director representing New York and New Jersey on the board of directors. He was also chairman of a convention and exposition committee, and has served on several other national committees, including the International Pipe Trades-Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee/International Training Fund, the Union-Affiliated Contractors Task Force and PHCC Insurance Trust.
At the state level, he has been president, vice president, secretary, director and legislative chairman.