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Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics Names the Bill Howe Family of Companies Finalist Third Year in a Row
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Awards 12/5/13

Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics Names the Bill Howe Family of Companies Finalist Third Year in a Row

Esteemed San Diego plumber, Bill Howe, and his wife Tina Howe, proud to represent ethical marketplace practices in local community

December 5, 2013 San Diego, Calif. – For the third consecutive year, the Bill Howe Family of Companies has been named a finalist of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. The award winners were announced during an award ceremony held on December 3, 2013 at the Town & Country Resort in Mission Valley in San Diego. Plumber and businessman Bill Howe and his wife, Tina Howe, accepted the award for 2nd place finalist in the “100-249 employees” category.

WebIn its 16th year, the BBB Torch Awards honor companies that make as a priority in daily operations, the commitment to ethical practices, integrity and support of the San Diego marketplace.  To be considered for the award, companies must compile a nomination that outlines and proves their commitment to ethics in categories including management practices, community and stakeholder relations, communications and marketing practices, and industry reputation. A panel of judges reviews the submissions and grades each category on a scale of 1-10. While many of the businesses that are nominated for the award are in the San Diego heating and air conditioning or plumbing business, the award is open to businesses in any industry.

This years’ keynote speaker, George K. H. Schell, Chief Marketing Counsel for the North American Coca-Cola Company, spoke about how to achieve trust in the marketplace. He said “communication plus connection in context equals trust,” and that is something that every company can grow a foundation upon. Communication is of the utmost importance in business dealings and something the local San Diego plumber holds as paramount to their continued success.

The Bill Howe Family of Companies started with Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. in 1980 and now offers services in San Diego heating and air conditioning, as well as restoration and flood services. Since its inception, the company upholds their philosophy that to be successful they focus on ensuring the happiness of their employees, their customers and their community. Recently, the Bill Howe Family of Companies proved their philosophy has been a success when they moved to an office more than twice the size of the previous office, to accommodate their growing workforce.

“The Torch Award nomination process is something we look forward to each year,” said Tina Howe, Vice President of the Bill Howe Family of Companies. “Compiling our nomination allows us to investigate, in depth, all the areas of our business;  where we are succeeding, where we fall short, and ultimately making us a stronger company for our employees, customers and community.”

To learn more about the Bill Howe Family of Companies or to speak with Bill Howe about his commitment to not only upholding ethics within his company, but helping the plumbing industry as a whole uphold ethical excellence through his work with the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling-Contractors Association of San Diego, call 619-286-6348 or visit

For more information about the Bill Howe Family of Companies, visit, or to speak with Bill or Tina Howe regarding this announcement, contact Bill Howe Marketing Director, Julie Riddle at [email protected]

About Bill Howe Family of Companies

Bill Howe Family of Companies is comprised of Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc.; Bill Howe Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.; Bill Howe Restoration & Flood Services, Inc. The family-owned and operated company began in 1980 with the plumbing division and has grown into San Diego County’s largest low-cost one-stop-shop for service, repairs and installation, offering both residential and commercial services. 9085 Aero Drive, Suite B, San Diego CA 92123. Call 1-800-BILL-HOWE because We Know Howe!



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