Mark Giebelhaus, president of Marlin Mechanical Corporation. He has been involved in the p-h-c industry since the early 1980s. Very soon after founding his company in 1982, he began to accept leadership roles within his local and state Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors (PHCC) associations. By the 1990s, he had stepped up to the national PHCC level, where he participated in nearly every committee and served as the 1996·1997 PHCC – National Association President.
Giebelhaus has been a driving force on the political scene, both in his home state of Arizona and on the federal level. He has represented the plumbing trade to countless politicians and lobbyists and has been a champion in leading the charge on key issues affecting the industry. To give a single example, Giebelhaus was a co-founder in 2001 of the Construction Trades Coalition, which was instrumental in getting a prompt pay law passed in Arizona requiring customers to pay general contractors in 21 days and GCs to pay their subs seven days later.
In addition to giving back to the industry. Giebelhaus has made a point of giving back to his employees, championing good pay, benefits, and profit-sharing.
He has been recognized as a Delta Faucet Contractor of the Year and PHCC of Arizona Contractor of the Year (twice). He is a past recipient of the PHCC Legislative Service Award and the PHCC NA’s George D. Scott Award – the highest honor the association bestows. Giebelhaus was named CONTRACTOR Magazine’s Contractor of the Year in 2014.
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