Delta Faucet Company and PHCC Announce 2012 Contractor and Apprentice of the Year Award Winners

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Faucet Company congratulates the 2012 winners of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC)—National Association/Delta Faucet Company John Eberhardt Contractor of the Year and Apprentice of the Year awards, two prestigious honors sponsored by Delta Faucet Company.

Mary Jean Anderson, owner of Anderson Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. and member of the PHCC of San Diego chapter, was named PHCC/Delta Faucet Company John Eberhardt Contractor of the Year and Orbelin Roman, a student in the four-year plumbing apprentice program run by the PHCC of Nevada chapter, was named Apprentice of the Year. Both winners were recognized at an awards ceremony hosted by PHCC during its Connect 2012 industry conference in Philadelphia on October 5.

"As a company that is committed to its own innovation and leadership, Delta Faucet Company is honored to recognize and support Mary Jean Anderson and Orbelin Roman for their leadership and excellence in the heating, cooling and plumbing industry," said Jon Dartt, vice president of sales for Delta Faucet Company. "Delta Faucet Company values its relationship with the PHCC and is proud to continue its tradition of supporting these awards for the 27th consecutive year." The Contractor of the Year award was named after John Eberhardt, former senior vice president of sales and marketing at Delta Faucet. During his 30-year tenure with Delta Faucet Company, Eberhardt was a leading driver behind the relationship between the Delta® brand and PHCC.

Anderson was recognized for her superior business ethics, diverse marketing and advertising skills, ability to utilize new technology in innovative ways and commitment in raising breast cancer awareness. With more than 34 years of experience servicing the San Diego community, Anderson Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. has been recognized locally as an industry leader in its field. A family-owned business, the company has succeeded in providing its community with a full range of plumbing, heating and air conditioning services for residential, commercial and industrial properties.

Anderson Plumbing has been a member of the local PHCC San Diego Chapter for more than 30 years. The company's involvement has ranged from attending meetings to serving on all levels of the Board of Directors. Currently, Mary Jean's daughter, Kelly Anderson, is president of the PHCC San Diego Executive Board. Mary Jean has made a promise to support her daughter in expanding the education program to include training and certifications for heating and air conditioning technicians.

"It is with great honor that the PHCC of San Diego recommends Mary Jean Anderson of Anderson Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. to win the 2012 PHCC/Delta Faucet John Eberhardt Plumbing Contractor of the Year award," said Danielle Dorsey, executive director of the PHCC of San Diego Chapter. "I've had the pleasure to work closely with both Mary Jean and Kelly Anderson personally, and it has been a great experience and an inspiration to work with two strong female leaders in our industry."

Roman's dedicated work ethic, perfect attendance and exemplary improvement in the field helped earn him the 2012 Apprentice of the Year award. He came to the PHCC Nevada apprentice program after working as a laborer in the field. He has been known to stay late and come in early to ensure he has complete understanding in all aspects of the field.

About Delta Faucet Company
Delta Faucet Company is one of the largest U.S. manufacturers of residential and commercial faucets. The company manufactures Delta®, Brizo® and Peerless® branded faucets.

The flagship Delta product collection includes stylish and innovative products that add functionality and help consumers find a smarter way to work with water. Brizo products, a premium, fashion faucet brand, meet the demand for aesthetics and performance with a collection of distinctively designed faucets that create a fashion statement in the home, while the Peerless brand offers affordable faucets with proven design in a range of styles and finishes for both consumers and trade professionals.

There is a philosophy at the heart of every Delta® product: there is a better way to live with water. It goes beyond excellent design to incorporate smart thinking that anticipates people's needs. From proprietary Touch2O® Technology that turns faucets on and off with just a touch to H2Okinetic™ shower technology that uniquely shapes the water to create larger water droplets that retain heat longer for a more drenching shower experience, Delta products incorporate thoughtful features that delight. Paired with beautiful, inspirational design, it's another way that the Delta® brand is more than just a faucet.

Named 2011 WaterSense® Manufacturer Partner of the Year by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Delta Faucet Company is a worldwide leader in faucets and related accessories and sells products in more than 53 countries. For more information, visit

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About PHCC
The PHCC-National Association, formed in 1883, provides legislative advocacy, education and training to more than 3,500 plumbing and HVACR businesses and 70,000 technicians. Members of PHCC have access to a wide variety of services designed to increase their professionalism, grow their business and improve profitability. Visit for more information.

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