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Two Local San Diego Plumbers to Receive RIGID Scholarships for Journeyman Program in 2013
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Awards 10/18/13

Two Local San Diego Plumbers to Receive RIGID Scholarships for Journeyman Program in 2013

Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. Employees Awarded Scholarships and Tools to Assist in PHCC Journeyman Apprenticeship

Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. is one of the largest family-owned and operated service and repair companies in San Diego. Plumbers working for Bill Howe have been proud to be a part of the Local Plumbing-Heating-Cooling-Contractors of San Diego (PHCC-SD) since 1985. They have steadily grown since opening their doors adding divisions in restoration and flood and heating and air conditioning repair with a continual focus on education and training for their 100 + employees.

On September 18, RIGID awarded four scholarships, through the Educational Foundation of the PHCC-National association to students enrolled in the apprenticeship programs. The scholarships, administered through the PHCC, are designed to attract new talent and increase training from the plumbing and HVACR industry. Tyler Mitchell and Nestor Holquin of Bill Howe Plumbing were awarded two of those four scholarships. Each will receive $1000 in tuition cost and $1500 in RIGID tools. Bill Howe Plumbing has opened the apprenticeship program to all interested employees. The company encourages the technicians to seek out the scholarship opportunities and pays the difference.

The well-known San Diego heating and air conditioning, plumbing and restoration company has had ten employees receive scholarships for the PHCC program including the RIGID award as well as from other organizations and the PHCC itself. Since 2008, Bill Howe Plumbing has had nine of their San Diego plumbers graduate from the PHCC Journeyman Apprenticeship Program and has twenty-one current students as well as two teachers in the PHCC-SD school for the 2013 year.

“Bill and I have been a part of the PHCC since the early years of our company,” said Tina Howe, president of the PHCC-SD. “We support further education and training for our industry and believe everyone serving the San Diego community should continue training. We are also happy to now have an HVAC division of the training program operational this year; it means a great improvement to our trade.”

For more information about the Bill Howe Family of Companies services in San Diego heating and air conditioning, plumbing, restoration and flood, 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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