The Bill Howe Family of Companies Recognized in Local Healthy Company Awards Third Year in a Row
Local San Diego a/c repair & plumbing company continues to make wellness priority in 2015
May 13, 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. Started by a San Diego plumber and entrepreneur, Bill Howe, the company quickly grew and has added heating and air conditioning and restoration and flood divisions 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 within the company to retain quality employees who in turn deliver quality service to the community.
In 2012, the San Diego a/c and plumbing repair company hired professional wellness coaches, BARR Corporate Health, and instituted a full wellness program. And in 2015, they have brought all of the Bill Howe Wellness endeavors in house routing a larger budget to events such as coed softball and quarterly wellness events for the employees and their family in San Diego. A/C specialists and plumbers who work in attics year round benefit from the added focus on well-being. Prior to the professional program, the Bill Howe Family of Companies sponsored several small initiatives to boost the culture of wellness and promote active lifestyles, but it didn’t resonate and take permanent hold. “We have an aging workforce in a labor intensive industry,” said Tina Howe, Vice President of the Bill Howe Family of Companies. “Part of our mission has always been to create happy and healthy employees, especially in an often hectic and busy work environment. There has to be a balance and time for everyone to spend with their loved ones.”
The San Diego Business Journal’s Healthiest Companies Award Program is in its fourth year and recognizes companies who incorporate wellness and healthy lifestyle promotions into their everyday culture. The San Diego plumber received the first place recognition in 2013 for medium sized business categories for their efforts in the first year of their full wellness program, a finalist’s recognition in 2014 and have once again made the list as one of San Diego’s Healthiest. New initiatives implemented this year include 100 percent healthy on site vending, restructured activity events, wellness weaved into team leader job descriptions and the first ever coed softball team of employees and their family members.
The Healthiest Company Award Ceremony was held on May 7 at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa. The San Diego plumber was ranked in the medium sized business category once again and was up against companies with up to 1000 employees. “We are proud of all of our employees who continue to make healthy choices each day,” said Tina Howe. “It is not always easy, but the return is knowing you will have a full life with your loved ones now and after retirement, and our team certainly deserves great rewards for their hard work.”
For more information about the Bill Howe Family of Companies, visit www.billhowe.com, 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!