David Dugger, president of Kalthoff, Inc., Knoxville, TN., has been named the 2004 Trane/PHCC HVAC Contractor of the Year.

Dugger was nominated by the Tennessee Association of Plumbing, Heating Cooling Contractors (TAPHCC) for his personal and professional commitment to upgrading the industry through education. In addition to serving as president of TAPHCC, he is active in the Tennessee Construction Career Days and is well-known as a mentor to his employees and the younger HVAC contractors entering the plumbing and HVACR industry.

Candidates for Trane/PHCC HVAC Contractor of the Year are evaluated by a committee of PHCC members using a system that weighs accomplishments in six areas: professionalism, merchandising skills, management skills, innovative plumbing skills, trade involvement and community service. For more information, visit www.phccweb.org