FALLS CHURCH, VA – Kevin Tindall of New Jersey truly appreciates what the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) has done for his career, his family, his business, and his employees, and he’s been paying it forward with selfless service to the association, the industry, his community, and future generations for nearly two decades. In recognition of this dedication to serve, PHCC presented its highest honor, the Col. George D. Scott Award, to Tindall during its annual awards ceremony, held Oct. 27 at PHCCCONNECT2023 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Inspired by PHCC’s inaugural president, Col. George D. Scott, the award acknowledges a PHCC member who has provided years of service and unselfish devotion to the association and to the industry … and whose industry efforts have provided many benefits to other p-h-c contractors.
A Legacy of Service
“Kevin has always believed in the mission of PHCC and of our Educational Foundation… and he recognizes that our work is never done,” says Cindy Sheridan, PHCC’s chief executive officer. “It’s why he continues to volunteer whenever asked and is passionate about providing the next generation with the connections, resources, and training they need.”
As president of Tindall & Ranson in Windsor, New Jersey, Tindall is fully involved in the company’s daily business and—from many years of involvement in PHCC—recognizes the importance of investing in his employees. He provides regular education and training, conducts a monthly seminar for his technicians, and invites manufacturer representatives to provide new product training. These efforts have resulted in keeping his employees up to date on new codes, installs, repairs, and customer relations and retention.
Within PHCC, Tindall believes in building up the next generation, serving as a huge contributor to the PHCC Educational Foundation’s online apprenticeship program offered through PHCC of New Jersey and many other states. With Tindall’s support, PHCC of New Jersey has run its online program—PHCC Academyfor eight years; it has become the chapter’s biggest source of non-dues revenue and has helped countless apprentices who previously were unable to find a school in their area. As the Academy grew in New Jersey, Tindall supported the creation of the Foundation’s Apprenticeship Advisory Board, which helps maintain the PHCC Academy at the national level. He also has volunteered at the SkillsUSA Championships and the PHCC Educational Foundation’s National Apprentice Contests.
Tindall currently is chairman of the PHCC Educational Foundation. Among many other accomplishments in this position, in 2021 he approved a $500,000 budget to reinvest in the Foundation’s HVACR curriculum. Tindall also is committed to helping the rising leaders in the industry, mentoring the next generation of contractors based on his vast knowledge and expertise. In fact, he was a speaker at the Rising Leaders Summit last month at PHCCCONNECT2023.
Commitment to the Association
Within PHCC—National, Tindall has served in several positions, from zone director in 2005-2008 to president in 2014-2015, not to mention his work on numerous committees. In 2020, he was among the few PHCC members who were invited to the White House to celebrate Pledge to America’s Workers, with PHCC and the PHCC Educational Foundation committing to train 75,000 people through its plumbing and HVAC apprenticeship programs.
Tindall is no stranger to Washington, DC. He testified on behalf of PHCC in front of the US House Small Business Committee on healthcare reform and on the impact of green technologies on the plumbing and HVAC industry five years before passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and its expected influx of energy-efficient products into the market. He also was one of a select group of business community representatives who met with President Donald Trump at the White House as part of the president’s progress report on deregulation; Tindall shared how his business had benefitted from the rollback in regulations enacted by the then-President.
Tindall is a long-standing member of PHCC’s Government Relations Committee, where he offers his perspective on workforce development and other legislative and regulatory issues affecting the plumbing and HVAC industry. He also generously supports PHCC’s Political Action Committee, playing a central role in building and maintaining relationships with Congress. “He is vertebrae in the backbone of PHCC’s government affairs efforts,” reads his nomination for the Col. Scott Award.
Impact on the Industry
Beyond PHCC, Tindall has made an indelible impact on the industry. He has been an important part of the New Jersey NSPC coalition, fighting hard for the contractors to keep the state’s plumbing code. He also served on the IAPMO C.A.U.S.E. committee in 2010 and 2011, and in 2012 was named IAPMO’s Sustainable Professional of the Year. Tindall’s work extends beyond our borders as well, serving as a World Plumbing Council member from 2019 to 2023.
Closer to home, Tindall has served PHCC of New Jersey on a host of committees—Code, Legislative, Finance, Apprenticeship, and more—as well as on its Board of Directors, including as its current president. Within his community, he is a life member of the Volunteer Firemen for West Windsor. In 2013, he received PHCC’s Larry M. Cox Award for his efforts in his community after Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The day after the storm, Tindall and his family jumped into action to secure necessary items, including 10 Port-a-Potts, fresh water, socks, and food for first responders. His community knew they could turn to their “contractor neighbor” to provide the supplies, support, and knowledge they needed.
Tindall’s dedication to PHCC and its mission to help protect the health, safety, and comfort of society cannot be denied.