For his outstanding leadership and professionalism to the plumbing industry, Ray “Toz” Toczylowski, owner of Marines Services Company in Manassas, Virginia, was honored as the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) 2022 Plumbing Contractor of the Year. Co-sponsored by PHCC Executive Sponsor Delta Faucet, the award was presented last week at PHCCCONNECT2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
As announced at the awards ceremony, “the principles that the Marines embrace—integrity, readiness, teamwork, and dependability, to name a few—are embodied in the business philosophy that is Marines Plumbing.” Toczylowski carried on his family’s tradition to enter the trades after service, employed by some of the best plumbing companies in Northern Virginia before establishing Marines Services Company in 2014.
Today, Toczylowski leans heavily on his Marine Corps training, leading by example and asking nothing of his team members that he would not do himself, making sound and timely decisions, training employees as a team, and ensuring each task is understood, supervised, and accomplished.
Toczylowski’s loyalty extends to the plumbing industry as a whole. As a member of PHCC of Virginia’s Board of Directors, he has been an integral force in launching meaningful programs that have positively impacted membership growth and satisfaction.
“Every chapter should be fortunate enough to have someone on their team like Ray,” says PHCC of Virginia Executive Director Susan Milhoan. “He is a quintessential Marine, and we have benefitted from his energy, drive, dedication, creativity, and passion.”