Phil has been involved in the plumbing and heating industry since 1979 forming PLAZR Sales Inc. in 1992. Phil resides as President and co-Owner along with his son Rhys and his company currently represents 11 different manufacturers of plumbing and HVAC across British Columbia and Alberta.
Though he first started with Dierks Equipment as an inside sales rep Phil quickly moved into outside sales under the mentorship of his then boss Al Dierks whom he still maintains close relations with.
In 1981 Phil transitioned to Canadian Aqualine as a Senior Sales Rep, eventually becoming a partner and solidifying himself as a solid figure in the plumbing and heating industry. Over the course of time Phil has won several sales awards through Canadian Aqualine and Plazr Sales Inc. but his proudest accomplishment was taking two different product lines from relative obscurity to a million dollars in sales over three years.
Balance between business and personal life has always been a priority for Phil. He helped to raise two daughters and one son, participate in their sporting activities and take on volunteer executive roles in his community while also taking part in his own sports interests that included curling, fast pitch and hockey.
Phil is an active member of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) and Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA), as well as a past member of The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE).
Rhys joined PLAZR Sales Inc. in 2014 as the Southern Alberta Plumbing and HVAC Sales Representative. Two years later, Rhys is now back in British Columbia and serves as Vice President and co-0wner.
Though relatively young Rhys brings with him extensive experience in customer service, shipping/receiving, and inside/outside sales. He has also studied Marketing Management at Langara College.
Rhys spent two years in Southern Alberta with PLAZR Sales Inc. working with and representing many different manufacturers in the fields of plumbing, HVAC, and steam/gas where his passion, determination and hard work proved him to be more than capable of outside sales.
Rhys is also a proud Associate Member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers – BC Chapter) where he sits on the volunteer board as Treasurer. Rhys enjoys the comfort of being back home where he can continue his passion for Curling, hockey, Friends and Family. Rhys is determined and committed to follow in his father’s footsteps and keep the Family business running through his passion, hard work, dedication and love for his job.
PLAZR Sales Inc. is a dedicated and hardworking manufacturer representative agency committed to being your one stop go to provider in the Plumbing and Heating Industry.
We are a dynamic father and son duo that offer an exciting blend of seasoned sage experience combined with youthful high energy and are committed to offering the best customer service and top quality products at competitive prices.
Our reputation, developed over 38 years in the business, has allowed us to increase sales volume and profitability for our manufacturers through exceptional client relations and hands on technical training to engineers, contractors and wholesalers.
We solve problems and handle consumer concerns immediately, professionally and reliably. It’s what we do and we’re good at it.
When you’re with PLAZR Sales Inc. you’re taken care of just like family. We guarantee it!