Havel's Michael Pethe Recognized With 1st Place Award In
National HVAC Apprentice Contest
---EMCOR Group, Inc. Company Employee Earns Top Honor in Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors–National Association Competition---
SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – October 20, 2015 – Michael Pethe, an apprentice with Havel in South Bend, Indiana, has been named the top HVAC Apprentice in the U.S., as part of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation's third annual National HVAC Apprentice Contest, held September 30 through October 1 in Hollywood, Florida.
Havel is a division of Shambaugh & Son, L.P. the third largest specialty contractor in the U.S. and a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure and building services for a diverse range of businesses.
The PHCC’s 2015 Plumbing & HVAC Apprentice Contests offered the nation's top 20 plumbing and top 12 HVAC apprentices a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. Held during the CONNECT 2015 Product & Technology Showcase event in Hollywood, Florida, the contest was judged by members of the PHCC Education Foundation’s HVACR Apprentice and Journeyman Training Committee.
“Havel is exceedingly proud of Michael Pethe earning the 1st place award in the national HVAC Apprentice Contest---indeed, his performance at the competition was exemplary,” stated James Witzenman, Senior Vice President, Havel. “It’s a great honor for him to be recognized as the top apprentice in the country by the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association.
Michael Pethe has worked for Havel for four years and is an integral part of the company’s service team. With a strong background in HVAC service and retrofits, Michael provides boiler and chiller maintenance, service and repair for some of the Havel’s valued clients.
For more than 60 years, Havel has provided construction services for the mechanical (PHVAC), electrical, building automation systems and energy services industries. The company offers single source solutions that meet a wide range of facility design, installation, operation and maintenance requirements. Based in Fort Wayne, IN, with offices in Indianapolis, South Bend and Kalamazoo, MI, Havel is a division of Shambaugh & Son, a wholly owned subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500 company with estimated 2015 revenues of ~$6.6B. EMCOR is a leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services. A provider of critical infrastructure systems, EMCOR gives life to new structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, installing, operating, maintaining, and protecting the sophisticated and dynamic systems that create facility environments---such as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, security, fire protection, and power generation systems---in virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of businesses, organizations and government. EMCOR represents a rare combination of broad reach with local execution, combining the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and care of 170 locations. The 29,000+ skilled employees of EMCOR have made the company, in the eyes of leading business publications, amongst the “World’s Most Admired” and “Best Managed”. EMCOR’s diversity---in terms of the services it provides, the industries it serves and the geography it spans---has enabled it to create a stable platform for sustained results. The Company’s strong financial position has enabled it to attract and retain among the best local and regional talent, to undertake and complete the most ambitious projects, and to redefine and shape the future of the construction and facilities services industry. Additional information on EMCOR can be found at www.EMCORGroup.com.