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The Bill Howe Family of Companies First Coed Softball Team Plays First Game
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Plumbing 05/8/15

The Bill Howe Family of Companies First Coed Softball Team Plays First Game

Local San Diego plumber, HVAC techs & water damage specialists, a.k.a. “The Bad News Bills,” played their first official game at Presidio Park

May 6, 2015 San Diego, Calif. – Bill Howe Family of Companies, one of San Diego’s largest family-owned businesses, has been offering expert services for 35 years. Beginning as a way to offer affordable San Diego plumbers in the local communities, the company has since grown with two new divisions in heating & air conditioning and restoration & flood services creating a one-stop shop for business owners and residents’ home care needs. Part of their success has been a consistent focus on creating a culture of healthy, happy employees within the company to retain quality people who in turn deliver quality service to customers.

Seeing a need to create a healthier company culture, in 2012, the San Diego plumbing company hired professional wellness coaches, BARR Corporate Health, and instituted a full wellness program. As part of the program model, on site fitness courses, nutritional education seminars and full biometrics were offered company wide. The wellness program gained momentum in the last three years and in 2015, a group of dedicated San Diego plumbers, HVAC techs and restoration specialists were calling for their very own sports team to represent the efforts of Bill Howe wellness.

In January, The Bill Howe wellness committee released an official survey to determine interest in hosting a sports team within the San Diego plumbing, air conditioning and restoration company. The survey asked for participation interest, possible sports people would like to play, and availability for interested parties. “Our repose rate was overwhelming,” says senior committee member and Human Resources Manager, Amber Baynard. “We weren’t sure what to expect and the level of interest we received was pretty amazing. I think it shows our efforts in promoting healthy active lifestyles are working.”

The most requested sport was softball and by February, the “Bad News Bills” were officially banded.  Although more than 35 people signed on to play, the company decided on creating only one team for the inaugural team. “Due to hectic family commitments and a demanding work schedule, we didn’t want anyone to feel pressured by another commitment outside of work,” said Tina Howe, Vice President of the Bill Howe Family of Companies and the Bills’ team mom. “We want this to be fun for everyone, and so we have a pretty big team to field every Tuesday. But, it keeps it stress free and balanced. We all want to cheer each other on and just play and do our best.”

The Bad News Bills played their first game on Cinco de Mayo at Presidio Park in Old Town. The season began with a loss, but Captain, Rick Cervantes says, “We’re just getting started. We know how to win and everyone is committed to making it a great season.” Games will be held every Tuesday night between 6-9 PM through Vavi Social Sports. The general public is welcome and encouraged to come and cheer on the Bad News Bills.

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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