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No July or August meetings.

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Brian Lebo

Ben Franklin 




1st Vice President

Bill Fite

Fite Plumbing, LLC




2nd Vice President

Jamie Carter

Carter's My Plumber


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The July 2015 GIPHCC Ventstack

Have a Safe 4th of July!


july-fourth-sparkler.jpg On July 4, 1776, the members of the Second Continental Congress signed the final draft of the Declaration of Independence. It was read to the public in several cities with spontaneous cheering and celebrating.

In 1777 Philadelphia rang bells, lit candles, shot firecrackers to commemorate the day and event.  While the country was at war, celebrations were limited.

The war ended in 1783 and July 4 became a holiday in some places as a patriotic holiday.  Speeches, military events, parades, and fireworks were part of the festivities.  July 4th was declared a federal holiday by Congress in 1941.



Being a veteran of the United States Navy, I don't generally go in for anything Army.  I guess my time in the Navy just instilled this in me.  I really don't have anything against my Army brothers and sisters.  Actually my mother was in the Women's Army Corp during the Korean War where she served as a Drill Sargent at Camp Atterbury.  You can just imagine what this meant to the way our house was run.  My son also did a tour of duty in the Army National Guard where he spent much of his time in Kosovo.  I'm very proud of him for his willingness to serve in this way.  So, while I will continue to root for Navy in the annual football game, I have to give a huge shout out to the Army in their recent marketing campaign. 

You may have seen one of these TV ads.  The one I'm thinking of shows a young lad watching his dad as he removes his cap and places it over his heart during the playing of the National Anthem at the beginning of a baseball game.  The tag line goes something like this, "This moment of independence is brought to you by the US Army."  I think the Army hit a home run with this ad.  Thank you all who served in all branches of military service to provide the freedoms we enjoy every day.  Thank you also to all our emergency responders who risk their lives every day they go to work to maintain these freedoms for us all.  Independence is a treasure.  This Independence Day take a minute to reflect on the richness of what you've been given.

It's hard to believe that half the year has gone by already.  Time goes by so quickly.  Our annual trek to Victory Field was definitely worth the time.  The Indians rallied in an exciting 10th inning come-back win with a home run to center field.  It was definitely a beautiful evening and a good time for all.  If you couldn't make it this year, perhaps you'll find a way to fit it into your calendar next time.

Don't forget to reserve your spot at the IAPHCC Convention coming up in September.  This is a great way to relax, network, and learn more about what's going on in the industry.  I hope to see you all there.
Brian Lebo,
GIPHCC President



Mechanical Skills Instructor Needed:


Consider giving back to the industry!


Mechanical Skills, Inc. apprentice school in Indianapolis is looking for instructors for the 2015-2016 school year.  Classes will begin again in August and run through early May.   


If you are interested or need more information please contact Paul Hallam at Paul.Hallam@williamscomfortair.com.   

Gentle Reminder:


If there are topics you would like to have discussed at future meetings, please contact a board member with your suggestion.  The board will be developing the 2015-2016 calendar at its August board meeting.  Thank you.  

News of Note


Welcome back to B & W Plbg, Htg & A/C; Beth Rovazzini, 2101 Cunningham Rd., Indianapolis. 46224; 317-243-3581;




  • July, no meeting
  • August, no meeting
  • Sept. 17, IAPHCC golf outing, South Grove Golf Course
  • Sept. 18, State IAPHCC convention
  • Oct. 21,John Bain, speaker
  • Nov. 18
  • Dec. no GIPHCC meeting
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