Mary Jean Anderson, president and owner of Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Inc., was named the PHCC Contractor of the Year.

Anderson was recognized by the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association for excellence in the HVACR industry, including professionalism, innovative practices and community service.

Anderson has worked as a board member for the Better Business Bureau, and her company also works with charities such as Rebuilding Together, the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

 On her nomination form, Anderson was called “a model business owner, constantly providing leadership and commitment to the community and the industry… (Her) success in an industry dominated by men has been chronicled in plumbing, heating and air-conditioning trade journals. She serves as an inspiration to other women in the industry.”