AC Installation Español
Bill Howe Honored with Ethics in Business Recognition
Book Now
Book Now
Awards 11/30/16

Bill Howe Honored with Ethics in Business Recognition

Bill Howe Family of Companies’ Named Finalist in BBB Torch Awards
Local San Diego plumber recognized for ethics in the marketplace

November 29, 2016 San Diego, Calif. – The Bill Howe Family of Companies began as a one man plumbing company in San Diego over 35 years ago. Starting with a mission to offer the highest trained specialists, affordable services, and giving back to the community, Bill Howe has grown his company to over 160 employees across three divisions. The company has been recognized multiple times with industry awards including the Best San Diego Plumber, Heating & Air Company, and Contractor by the Union Tribune Readers Poll in 2016.

The Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics celebrates 19 years in 2016. The BBB seeks to promote and highlight companies for ethical business practices. The Torch Awards are open to all business and organizations in San Diego that are in good standing with the BBB. Nominations cover 6 areas of criteria that demonstrate the company, or organizations, commitment to high standards in the community and integrity for customers. Entries are judged based on eh submission by indecent community leaders and winners and finalists are announced at the Torch Award Ceremony each year. This year, the ceremony was held at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla. In addition to the awards, the BBB with generous help form their sponsor partner, SDG&E, present students with several levels of scholarships for their own essay submissions n integrity.

The Bill Howe Family of Companies has participated in the Torch Award for Marketplace ethics since 2010, and has been chosen as a finalist five times, including this year. “Our goal in participating in the Torch award is not to receive the honor, but in the creation of our nomination each year,” said Tina Howe, Vice President of the Bill Howe Family of Companies’. “We work on it throughout the year, and it really helps is to continue growing and becoming a better company. We take an in-depth look at our business practices, employee relations, community outreach and better understand how we are meeting our goals, and discover new and better ways to serve our customers.”

This year, the plumbing company in San Diego submitted the 180-page nomination online highlighting how they meet the principles of TRUST! Through Transformation ant the Top, Reinforce and Build, Unite the Team, Steer Performance, Treasure People, and Enthusiastically Reinvest. They were chosen as a finalist in the medium business category with 100-199 employees.

For more information about the how the plumbing company in San Diego began and the services they now offer, 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!




Leave a Reply

Related Posts

how to fix a running toilet

How to Fix a Running Toilet

If  your toilet won’t stop running, you will unfortunately end up with a larger water bill than expected. However, it’s easy to learn how to fix a running toilet and take care of the...

3 weeks ago Share Icon
Read More

What David says about us

Service for new garbage disposal. My ancient garbage disposal quit working, went online to get Bill Howe’s number, immediately received and accepted chat to describe my needs. Prompt call back to schedule an appointment, service tech Allen was out same morning, which was important to fit my work schedule. Job estimate was clear, work done fully to my expectations, area left clean, and price was very fair.
I was not surprised — I have used Bill Howe plumbers for several other tasks in the past. I have always found their staff to be helpful, attentive, and the plumbers very courteous and capable.

January 2020


What Michelle says about us

I have been using Bill Howe since the late 1980’s, their service has always been excellent, plumbing, heating and restoration. I am most impressed by the integrity of their employees, not only do they know their work/skill, they do not waste time, they are so efficient, they are so helpful and they are a true “service”!

February 2020


What Mira says about us

Bill Howe never fails us! We had a drain overflow, and Scott came (on a Saturday) to look at it and offer solution. He was punctual, professional, and extremely helpful. I should also praise the main office for always being helpful and always finding solutions. Very grateful to have you in San Diego!

February 2020

Restoration & Flood

What Ed Gohlich says about us

Cory was our technician on this job. We had a time sensitive repair issue and Bill Howe understood and assisted with getting the job done quickly.
Cory was on time to start the job and finished it quickly. Upon his leaving our home he’s was courteous, very knowledgeable, explaining what the problem was and how he fixed it. Very good communication and this is the way it’s has always been when we use Bill Howe plumbing.
Great company to work with.
Thanks Cory.

August 2019

Heating & Cooling

What Eric says about us

I had a shower that would not drain. The employee arrived on time and fixed the problem quickly and effectively at a very fair price. I was very happy with everything. Thank you and I highly recommend your plumbing service.

January 2019


What Bridgett says about us

I am extremely happy with the service we received from Bill Howe Plumbing. We were given an incorrect diagnosis of our main sewer line from another vendor, but Bill Howe’s servicemen came out for a second opinion, correctly diagnosed our problem and resolved our back up issues. We will continue to use Bill Howe for all our future plumbing needs!

Thank you Bill Howe Plumbing.

July 2019