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New PHCC—National President Hunter Botto
Hunter Botto was installed as the newest president of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) during PHCCCONNECT2020.
Prepared to help member contractors “work smarter, not harder,” gain strength in numbers, and leverage pandemic-related challenges into new opportunities, Botto pledged to build on the advancements underway and strive to make them even better. He also encouraged PHCC members to get involved with the organization, stating: “It is our responsibility to be the leaders moving forward and teach the next generation … let’s all of us ‘get it done’ … I’m ready; we are ready; all of us need to be ready to launch into the new normal.”
A third-generation plumber, Botto has a long history with his family business – Botto Brothers Plumbing & Heating in Hicksville, New York. In 1980, he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, where he served as a boiler technician. He attended the Mechanics Institute in New York City from 1980-1984 and became a licensed master plumber in 1989. Several years later, his father retired, and Botto took over Botto Brothers, assuming ownership (together with his brother Roger) in 1993.
Along the way, Botto has moved through the ranks at PHCC, from local and state levels to leadership positions at PHCC—National, most recently, as PHCC—National vice president and president-elect.
The new PHCC president credits much of his professional success to his direct involvement in the organization at the local, state and national levels. Supporting the PHCC chapter network and involving younger members in leadership are some of his priorities as PHCC president. He also is committed to continuing PHCC’s vigorous advocacy efforts, workforce development programs and other initiatives included in the organization’s strategic plan. And, in this COVID-19 world, he sees opportunities for PHCC members—essential workers committed to protecting public health and safety and the environment—that their association can support by providing helpful resources for their businesses and representation of their interests on Capitol Hill.