Bill Howe Family of Companies | Who We Are

Knowing Howe for 43 Years!

Family owned and operated right here in San Diego since 1980, discover why Bill Howe isn’t just the region’s most recognizable home services company, but so much more!

  • We are family owned and operated
  • Started with a dream of offering San Diego a reliable and trustworthy plumber
  • Giving back to the community is part of our duty
  • We put people before profit

Our Story


  • 1980: AM/PM Sewer & Drain Cleaning opens for business. Bill Howe Sr. and Bill Howe Jr. (the plumber) started the plumbing company out of his tiny apartment on 974 Thomas Ave in Pacific Beach


1983 – 1987

  • 1983: Tina Bradshaw is hired as the first customer service representative at AM/PM Sewer and Drain
  • 1985: Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. is created
  • 1986: Bill and Tina get married!
  • 1986: Bill Howe Plumbing Inc./ A-M-P-M Sewer & Drain was registered as the official business name
  • 1987: Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. helps complete the giant panda exhibit at the San Diego Zoo

1983 – 1987

1990 – 1998

  • 1990: The ‘Little Guy’ is created
  • 1991: Bill Howe Plumbing moves from 974 Thomas to it’s first real office at 1815 Morena Blvd.
  • 1998: The Bill Howe Jingle is created

2001 – 2009

  • 2001: Bill Howe Plumbing moves from 1815 Morena Blvd. to 1364 Morena Blvd and opened it’s first warehouse!
  • 2007: Bill Howe Heating and Air Conditioning Division is established
  • 2008: Jaime Howe, oldest daughter of Bill and Tina joins the family business
  • 2009: Haley Howe, second eldest daughter of Bill and Tina joins the family business and Bill Howe Restoration and Flood Services are established

2001 – 2009

2011 – 2018

  • 2011: Bill Howe moves from 1364 Morena Blvd. to 9085 Aero Drive, and opens it’s first training room.
  • 2012: Jessica Howe, the youngest daughter of Bill and Tina joins the family business
  • 2015: Over 100 trucks in the field
  • 2018: Over 200 employees

2011 – 2018

2020 – 2022

  • 2020: Bill Howe celebrates 40 years in plumbing
  • Bill Howe awarded PHCC of California Contractor of the Year
  • 2022: Bill Howe acquires Specialized Pipe Technologies (SPT) and expands into commercial lining
  • Bill Howe purchases 9210 Sky Park Ct. doubling its space from Aero Dr. and providing upgraded training rooms, warehouse, and offices

2020 – 2022

Into the Future

  • 2023 - Bill Howe (the man) receives the CAPHCC Lifetime Achievement Award for his incredible work in the trades
  • Into the Future…

Bill Howe wouldn't be where it is today without its employees and our amazing San Diego communities. For the future, we commit to upholding the values that have carried us this far, and to looking after our employees and the customers we serve like our own family. We will continue to bring innovative solutions to San Diegans with plumbing, heating, cooling and restoration needs. And, we will continue to offer industry leading workmanship and service, because... we know Howe!

Into the Future

Mission Statement

We stand behind our reputation and guarantees, providing a Bill Howe customer experience that is reliable, positive, and top tier. We are ethical and fair with every customer and work to make things right if something goes wrong. We offer peace of mind to San Diego, knowing that we are available for all of its plumbing, heating & air, and flood & restoration needs 24/7/365.


Aim to be the best of the best and go above and beyond to provide 5 star legendary service


Strive to be fair, ethical, and transparent and work to solutions that benefit our company, employees, customers, and suppliers. 


Enjoy where we work by creating a safe and fun environment for all


Provide a fulfilling career in the trades that supports our team members and their families


Work to bring understanding, empathy, and willingness to help to every situation inside and outside the company


Care about the needs of the community, employees, and customers by fostering a culture of giving back.

Giving Back

Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego
San Diego Food Bank
Healthy Hearts Drawing Contest
Women in Blue
Spring Harp Fest
Veterans 360
Clear The Shelters
Women in Blue
Shelter To Soldier
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station


san diego best

Voted San Diego’s Best Plumber.


BBB Accreditation and A+ Rating for meeting the BBB’s accreditation standards.

PHCC Lifetime Award


Learn how YOU can get your Career started by working with Bill Howe!

Ready to be part of a tight-knit team that feels like family? At Bill Howe, you’ll find a company that fosters a supportive and collaborative work environment where you’ll find camaraderie, mentorship, and the opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals. Check out our careers page and learn how you can start a career with Bill Howe. 


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