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Safety 101: Hiring a Contractor
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Plumbing 01/17/15

Safety 101: Hiring a Contractor

Do you know who’s Knocking at Your Door?

Hiring a heating & air tech, general contractor, restoration specialist or plumber in San Diego can be a a difficult task. There are hundreds of independent people as well as companies vying for your jobs. But how do you know who is safe when you invite them into your home?

Bill Howe has been a household name in San Diego plumbing for 35 years. We have continually grown and added more services in heating and air conditioning, restoration, water filtration and reconstruction work to offer our customers an honest and reliable contractor for all home needs. And, in addition to our commitment to training and the highest quality craftsmanship, we are also dedicated to our number one priority: our customers and their safety. We believe that when you invite us into your home, you are placing your trust in the Bill Howe name and take that very seriously.

Every heating & air technician, restoration specialist and plumber in San Diego that we hire undergoes expensive background screening, including a  comprehensive 7-year criminal background check performed by a third party company specializing in criminal investigation.

Employees of Bill Howe are also required to have a spotless DMV record keeping you safe on the road as well as extensive drug screening before and during employment.

In addition to our strict hiring policies, we belong to organizations like the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association and the Better Business Bureau (where we have maintained an A+ rating). If you hire a reputable contractor of both organizations, you know you are getting a company that is fully licensed for their trade, fully insured and not afraid to place their name as a guarantee in the community.

We hold three licenses in the Bill Howe Family of companies. Our original license number is 488413, and allows us to perform all services in plumbing in San Diego. In 2007, we opened Bill Howe Heating & Air and hold License number 906704, and then in 2009 we opened the restoration & flood services division and hold a Class B General Contractor’s license, number 970643. You can verify all of our licenses with the California State Licensing Board where we have maintained a spotless record.

Additionally, Bill Howe is fully insured and that protects us and you! Our customers never have to worry about one of our employees being injured on a job, as they all work directly under our name and this keeps you, your family and your property safe at all times.

So next time you are looking to hire a contractor, look no further than Bill Howe. After all, we have been in San Diego since 1980 and will be here for many years to come. You can trust in our family’s promise to you, the peace of mind knowing you only need to place one call, and our dedication to providing the highest quality of service and employee.

Call 1-800 Bill Howe (245-5469) for all of your plumbing, heating, air conditioning, restoration and flood needs!


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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