Blog – Issues & Comments Affecting Our Trade

October 12, 2023

A few years ago, Pfister Faucets developed a series of profiles of plumbing companies throughout the country 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,  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 […]

February 10, 2023

After a great deal of complaining from the UPHCA to DOPL about Bald Dude Plumbing located in the St. George area, he continues to do business as a plumber, unlicensed and uninsured. He has never been a qualified/licensed plumber or contractor, not even a handyman registration with the state.  Just 2 weeks ago one of […]

February 8, 2023

The 2023 Legislative Session is in full swing.  The legislators started off very fast on some difficult subjects and proposed bills.  However, it now has settled down to a dull roar, at least right now. The UPHCA along with others in the industry are working on a couple of initiatives.  The first is to provide […]

January 10, 2023

    Creation of the UPHCA Apprenticeship Academy – Published January 2023 The Utah Plumbing & Heating Contractors Association is excited to announce the creation of an online Plumbing Apprenticeship Academy starting in January 2023.  This DOPL and DOL approved apprenticeship program is designed to provide the individual student with achievement in an alternative way […]

January 10, 2023

What the UPHCA has been doing in 2022? – Published January 2023 Working with DOPL on various issues of concern!  This is becoming more important every year! A couple of the most recent   Maintenance Exception and the Incidental Plumbing Rule (Handyman).  We have tightened up the Maintenance Exception substantially and the proposed rule change […]

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