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Local San Diego Plumber’s Chosen as Gold Medal Plumber 4th Year in a Row

Bill Howe plumbing has been named as Beach & Bay Press Readers’ Gold Medal Plumber in 2015 November 6, 2015 San Diego, Calif. – The Bill Howe Family of Companies is a multi-award winning San Diego plumbing, HVAC, and restoration company serving communities from the southern border to the 78 in the North County.  Starting in 1980 out of a small studio apartment in Pacific Beach, Bill Howe began building strong relationships and providing the best San Diego plumbers at affordable...

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Pre-Holiday Plumbing & Heating Checklist

The holiday season in San Diego brings cooler weather, cheer, visiting family and sometimes, plumbing and heating problems! And, really they’re only problems if you’re in the middle of cleaning up your family dinner and the drains start overflowing, or the furnace goes out in the middle of a cold winter night with guests in your home. So how do you prevent problems, before you know you have them?  With a pre-season home inspection and a little care! Best of all,...

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Your Area Drains and El Nino, What You Need to Know!

Just like all San Diego plumbers are not created equal (this links to another blog post about plumbers vs. drain techs), not all drains in San Diego are the same either! If you have ever had a sewer back up, clogged shower, stopped up kitchen sink, you know drain problems are no fun. But one problem area we don’t often think of is outside area drains in San Diego. After all, we have near perfect weather and short rains that...

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September Award Winners Announced at Bill Howe Family of Companies Monthly Meeting

Local San Diego plumbing company presents four awards each month to employees for outstanding service October 30, 2015 San Diego, Calif. – The Bill Howe Family of Companies has grown into a household name and has been a staple in the San Diego community. One of the largest plumbing service and repair companies for 35 years, they have grown by adding services in San Diego heating, air conditioning, and flood remediation for home owners and businesses looking for a one-stop-shop. Part...

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The Bill Howe Way: September Awards Recipients

Bill Howe is proud to recognize Brandon Pettway, Chris Orwen, Saul Serrano and Tyler Cervantes for upholding the Bill Howe Way.   Brandon Pittway, San Diego plumber and PHCC Apprentice of the Year, was presented with the Leading by Example Award for his outstanding achievements throughout September. Brandon is the epitome of the Bill Howe way; he arrives on time to job sites, clearly communicates with his customers, and is beyond professional in appearance and organization. Brandon Pettway is a shining example...

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Team Leader Competition at Bill Howe Family of Companies Boost Productivity in San Diego Plumbers

Award-winning San Diego plumbing company develops incentive based program for field employees October 27, 2015 San Diego, Calif. – Bill Howe Family of Companies is one of the leading service companies offering highly trained technicians in San Diego plumbing, heating, cooling and restoration services. For 35 years, they have hired the right talent, created a thriving environment for success, and delivered quality craftsmanship and customer service. As a result, the Bill Howe Family of Companies has a 90 percent repeat customer...

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Jaime Howe-Stolis of Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. Announced as Finalist in San Diego Women in Business Award

Second generation Howe recognized for leadership in family-owned business October 23, 2015 San Diego, Calif. – Bill Howe Plumbing in San Diego is a true family-owned and operated full service company providing the best in San Diego plumbers since 1980. Three of the Howe daughters, one niece, and a brother-in-law continue to work alongside the Howe’s to continue the excellence of the 35 year old San Diego plumbing company. Jaime Howe-Stolis, daughter of San Diego plumber, Bill Howe, is the Office Operations...

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Will San Diego Need Heating This Winter?

Yes! We always do, even if it’s only for a short period of time. And, now as we experience a relief from the heat, we are moving straight to our pre-season tune-ups for heating in San Diego. The weather is starting to feel a little cooler, it’s a perfect time for a Pumpkin Spice Latte AND a check up on your heating system so you can rest easy knowing it will work when San Diego turns cold, and it does turn...

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Bill Howe San Diego Plumber Named National PHCC/Delta Apprentice of the Year

Multi-award winning Plumbing Company in San Diego proud to recognize fourth-year PHCC Academy student October 9, 2015 San Diego, Calif. – The Bill Howe Family of Companies is an award winning HVAC and plumbing company in San Diego, also offering expert reconstruction and flood remediation services. San Diego plumbing, heating & air conditioning and restoration & flood services company. Family-owned and operated for 35 years, they have maintained value, ethics and the highest caliber of employees. They have been named the Best...

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Plumber vs. Technician

We came across an interesting article in a great industry online newsletter asking the question, what’s the difference between a plumber and a technician? Although we tend to disagree with how it was answered, we definitely thought it was worth talking about, especially since at Bill Howe Plumbing, we tend to use these terms interchangeably. In our expert opinion, and we have worked hard for 35 years to be experts in San Diego plumbing, it boils down to semantics. The most important...

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