Born and raised in York, Pa., Dave began his career in the PHVAC trades in 1972. After serving his apprenticeship and working up to Master Plumber status, Dave struck out on his own in 1979. In 1985, Dave returned to the company where he had served his apprentice years and purchased F.W. Behler, Inc., a third-generation PHVAC firm that is celebrating 114 years of service in 2014. Dave’s company has won numerous awards for its work and Dave was the first recipient of the international Carlson-Holohan Industry Award of Excellence. A published author in numerous trade publications in the United States and overseas, Dave has also written articles for The World Book Encyclopedia. In addition to teaching, lecturing and presentations throughout the country, Dave has served as an adjunct professor and served on the Technical Advisory Board for the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. Dave is a past executive board member of the Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA), member of the Green Mechanical Council and served on the Radiant and Hydronics Council with ACCA. Dave recently retired after serving for 14 years as the board president for York Central Market, a 45,000-square-foot center-city farmers’ market in York. In February of 2014, Dave was named one of the most influential people in plumbing and hydronics by Contractor Magazine.