Blog – Issues & Comments Affecting Our Trade

March 23, 2024

The UPHCA has been able to secure discounts on Good Any Day Passport ONLINE  passes through a promo code provided by the association.  To receive a promo code you must contact the UPHCA through email at office@uphca.net with the subject line “2024 Lagoon Pass.” Good Any Day Discount     $74.95 + tax/per passport This is a $23/passport savings from the at […]

March 1, 2024

The Professionals in the plumbing trade are proud of their work.  However those who are unlicensed, or who classify themselves as “Handyman” who don’t have the training and skills to perform plumbing work are not only unethical but they can also cause significant costs to the homeowner and unsafe living conditions.  Here are a few […]

March 1, 2024

Tonight, March 1st the 2024 Legislative Session wraps up.  It has been full of issues and some challenges affecting the industry.  Here is a short report: HB 483 – was modifying the the scope of work commonly known as the “Handyman Exception”. The first draft that was introduced was terrible, increasing the value of a […]

February 27, 2024

On a recent KSL – Get Gephardt news story it shows how unlicensed individuals are doing work for homeowners and either not completing the work or not doing it at all.  This is happening in St. George area with Bald Dude Plumbing.  He has been fined 3 times for over $6,000 and still is out […]

October 12, 2023

A few years ago, Pfister Faucets developed a series of profiles of plumbing companies throughout the country https://www.americanplumberstories.com/ to show the trade and industry in a new light.  They have done an excellent job with this and recently the profiled a Utah company, Big Sky Plumbing, https://www.americanplumberstories.com/blogs/episodes/roping-the-future.  Excellent video showing the benefits of being part […]

September 29, 2023

West Valley City, UT, September 30, 2023—The Utah Plumbing and Heating Contractor’s Association (UPHCA) is pleased to announce the launch of the UPHCA Academy, an educational foundation established to further the plumbing trade in Utah. The Academy ribbon cutting ceremony and open house will be held on Thursday, November 9th at 2824 S. Redwood Road […]

August 7, 2023

It’s important to support locally owned and operated businesses, especially when it comes to services like Plumbing & HVAC Services.  Local businesses often have a vested interest in maintaining a good reputation within their community and providing quality work to their customers. By choosing a locally owned service company, you’re likely to receive more personalized […]

July 5, 2023

What has the UPHCA Been Doing? What Has Been Happening? I understand there are times when you might ask “What do I get from my membership to the UPHCA?  The following are a few answers and if you don’t agree with anyone of the items listed below please contact me! *  The ‘Handyman’ Exception or “Minor […]

March 30, 2023

What does it mean to be locally owned and operated? What is the difference to the public and local economy?  Is it a benefit to the consumer?  When a large box store moves into an area what does it do to the local businesses?  Where does the profits to the big national stores or operations […]

March 2, 2023

The Plumbing Industry, it seems, have a few unethical companies who are receiving ‘referral fees’ from some restoration companies.  Below are comments from a respected restoration company who is also a ‘Qualified’ member of the UPHCA sharing their insights. Plumber referral fees are now possibly up to $1500 with certain restoration companies that give referral […]