Cleveland Plumbing Contractors Association

About

The Cleveland Plumbing Contractors’ Association (CPCA) is the parent contractor organization representing union-affiliated plumbing contractors in Northeast Ohio. CPCA’s geographical jurisdiction includes Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula and parts of Summit and Medina counties.

Services

CPCA provides four main services: Negotiating the Collective Bargaining Agreement, standardizing the industry, co-administering the fringe benefit funds and protecting the health of the nation.

However, there is so much more that comes with being a member of the Association, as contractors join the CPCA for more than labor relations. Amongst the other reasons why contractors join CPAC:

Fellowship

Fellowship is high on the list. Members look forward to regularly meeting with competitors, old friends and associates. The comradery at CPCA meetings and social events run high.

Exchange of Info.

The exchange of information is a strong benefit enjoyed by members. If you are not a member of CPCA, you may not possess important industry information.

Enhanced Services
  • Safety
  • Legislative representation
  • Manuals
  • Codes
  • Directories
  • Educational programs
  • Meetings
  • Technical training
  • Government agency liaison
Policies

If there is a position to be taken on a plumbing industry issue, it is the CPCA who makes the policy.

Strength of Unity

Contractors can either take control of their own industry and be part of the decision-making process or they can be on the outside looking in. CPCA members are on the inside looking out. Not surprisingly, they are all independently successful.

History

CPCA’s predecessor organization, PHCC, was founded at the turn of the century in order to level the balance of power between the influential labor unions and the intimidated contractors. With the establishment of the Association, the contractors became a formidable opponent at the bargaining table.

Today, the CPCA and Plumbers Local 55 negotiate a CBA every three years and handle grievances that may arise during the contract.

Another basic purpose of early plumbing contractors’ associations was to standardize the pipe and fittings of all manufacturers. In the late 1800s, there were no codes to establish the size and composition of materials, so one manufacturer’s products would not properly connect to another. With the help of the contractors’ associations, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover established the first plumbing code, which began to resolve this problem.

The most important goal of the associations was to protect the nation’s health. Throughout history, poor plumbing and sanitation have been responsible for all major plagues. In fact, more civil war soldiers died from bad water and poor sanitation than from war wounds. Additionally, President Abraham Lincoln’s son Todd died from drinking bad water while in the White House. Industrialized nations can, in great part, thank the plumbing contractors’ associations for the high health standards they enjoy today.

After World War II, the unions began negotiating benefits for their members such as pensions and health insurance. In order for these benefits to be funded by pre-tax dollars and for the interest to be tax-free, ERISA and the Taft Hartley Act require the funds to be co-administered by the contractors’ associations. CPCA and Local 55 co-administer four joint committees: Pension, Health and Welfare, Supplemental Unemployment Benefits and Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

Executive Board

Dan Miller
President
(Miller Plumbing & Heating Co.)

Michael J. Gallagher
Vice President
(The John F. Gallagher Co.)

Layne Kendig
Treasurer
(Relmec Mechanical LLC)

CPCA Contractors

Advanced Mechanical Contractors, LLC

37960 Depot Street
Unit B
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
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(440) 951-7401

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Rick Morrison

Brewer-Garrett Co.

6800 Eastland Road
Middleburg Hts., Ohio 44130
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(440) 243-9993

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Lou Joseph

Coleman Spohn Corp.

1775 East 45th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
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(216) 431-6924

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Lonzo Coleman

Commerce Plumbing

5182 Richmond Road
Bedford Hts, Ohio 44146
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(216) 464-4619

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Jeff Epstein

Cromwell Mechanical, LLC

3405 Perkins Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
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(216) 370-7391

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Margaret Conkey

E.B. Katz Inc.

930 East 70th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
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(216) 431-1530

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David Katz

Formica Plumbing & Sewer Co.

1445 East 289th Street
Wickliffe, Ohio 44092
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(440) 943-0033

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Matt Formica

Gorman-Lavelle Corp.

3459 East 52nd Place
Cleveland, Ohio 44127
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(216) 641-3068

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Tim Lavelle

Hammond Corp.

1285 East 49th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
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Patricia Hopps

John Prochazka Plumbing & Heating

P.O. Box 427
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
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(216) 831-4359

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John Prochazka Jr.

Miller Plumbing & Heating Co.

196 Bell Street
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
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(440) 247-0160

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Dan Miller

Neptune Plumbing & Heating Co.

23860 Miles Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44128
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(216) 475-2996

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Scott Wallenstein

Parkway Plumbing

9925 Royalton Road
Unit C
North Royalton, Ohio 44133
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(440) 582-5475

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Dan Egizii

RELMEC Mechanical LLC

4975 Hamilton Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
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(216) 391-1817

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Layne Kendig

Ridge Plumbing Inc.

12995 York Delta Drive
Suite D2
North Royalton, Ohio 44133
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(440) 237-3577

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John Marotta

S.A. Comunale Co., Inc.

2900 Newpark Drive
Barberton, Ohio 44203
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(330) 861-0665

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Stephen Comunale

Schweizer Dipple, Inc.

7227 Division Street
Oakwood Village, Ohio 44146
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(440) 786-8099

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Peter McGrogan

Smith & Oby Co.

7676 Northfield Rd.
Walton Hills, Ohio 44146
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(440) 735-5334

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Michael Brandt

Summit Plumbing Contractors, LLC

8500 Brookpark Road
Suite A
Cleveland, Ohio 44129
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Michael Gallagher

The John F. Gallagher Co.

36360 Lakeland Blvd.
Eastlake, Ohio 44095
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(440) 953-8869

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Michael Gallagher

United Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

26660 Lakeland Blvd.
Euclid 44132
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(216) 261-7077

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Keith Willkomm

Wiemels-Hiros Plumbing Company

16419 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44111
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Fax

(216) 251-4272

Contacts

Joseph Hiros