NEW ORLEANS — Mark Giebelhaus, president of Marlin Mechanical Corp., Phoenix, has been named the 2014 Col. George D. Scott award winner by the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association.
The prestigious award, presented Oct. 10 during CONNECT 2014, PHCC’s annual convention at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, La., recognizes a PHCC member who has provided years of service and unselfish devotion to his or her association and industry, and whose industry efforts have provided many benefits to other p-h-c contractors. It also recognizes the continuing philosophy of dedicated service inspired by Col. George D. Scott, PHCC’s first president.
Giebelhaus has been involved in the P-H-C industry since the early 1980s. Very soon after founding his company in 1982, he began to accept leadership roles within his local and state PHCC associations. By the 1990s, he had stepped up to the national PHCC level, where he participated in nearly every committee and served as the 1996-1997 PHCC – National Association President.
The current chair of the PHCC Government Relations Committee, Giebelhaus has been a driving force on the political scene, both in his home state and on the federal level. He has represented the plumbing trade to countless politicians and lobbyists, and has been a champion in leading the charge on key issues affecting the industry. He has been recognized as a Delta Faucet Contractor of the Year and PHCC of Arizona Contractor of the Year and is a past recipient of the PHCC Legislative Service Award.
As his Col. Scott award nomination states: “[Giebelhaus] is smart, savvy, and involved in government issues from local to national. He makes it his duty to form relationships with all his legislators, knowing they will listen to his concerns and act upon them. He takes on the challenges for our industry, as well as teaching people in other industries how to work for their own issues. He is not just a member of our chapter, but truly an inspiration to all in our industry.”