1.800.245.5469
Menu
“Howe Healthy is Your Heart?” Special 2017 Spotlight
Book Now
Book Now
Plumbing 04/30/17

“Howe Healthy is Your Heart?” Special 2017 Spotlight

The Culmination of our American Heart Association & Bill Howe Sponsored Drawing Contest; Why Bill Howe has a Mission to Give Back to San Diego.

When we began Bill Howe Plumbing in San Diego, we had a clear goal to include community service in our mission. We have always believed that if we were to succeed in building Bill Howe into a great company, we had to commit to giving back. San Diego and the many communities from border to border are the places where we play, raise our children, and perform work, the Bill Howe Way!

And as we grew from just Bill as the local plumber to ten trucks, to twenty, to now over eighty on the road each day, it became even more important to support our plumbers own San Diego neighborhoods. When our communities are thriving, then we are thriving.

That is why we have dedicated our time, resources, and money to great local causes over the years, from our employee’s children sports teams to organizations like the American Heart Association (AHA).

Our support of the AHA started small over seven years ago but has since grown to an amazing three-month long collaboration with our communities centered around healthy hearts to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke. The AHA mission, and our own goal, is to help eliminate heart disease and we know it begins with our children.

We began our “Howe Healthy is Your Heart?” Drawing Contest six years ago and we have loved seeing all of the entries each year. But more importantly, we are proud to have expanded the contest to include schools across the county. We are in our 6th year of the contest and it was our biggest yet. Over 50 schools participated and we had over 700 entries.  We also added a bonus for the Grand Prize Winner in the form of a $1,000 donation to their school. We know that our local educators are often faced with limited budgets for art and physical education and we wanted to give a special gift to their school in their honor.

The culmination of the contest is, of course, the winners. We created six winning categories and today, we were proud to present our Grand Prize winner with a $250 Toys R Us Gift Card and the donation on his behalf to his elementary school, Stephen F. Foster in Allied Gardens. Our winner is Ethan R. a graduating fifth grader at Foster Elementary. On Monday, May 1, we attended Foster Elementary and it was the best way to begin our week.

Our winner’s message resonated with all of our team and focused on a central theme we can all agree is important, love and kindness. He says, “My heart is not healthy, but I keep it happy by showing love and kindness to everyone I meet.” He was our plumbers’ and office staff’s clear favorite, and we are so happy that we got to share in such a wonderful moment.

Ethan is a bright and happy 11-year old who puts a smile on everyone’s face he encounters. We witnessed him in action as we joined Foster Elementary’s morning assembly to present his prize and the $1,000 donation to Principal, Karla Shiminski. Ethan high five’d, shook hands, and hugged us all. He has a smile for his classmates, and his classmates adore him.

Ethan is also a heart survivor. He has experienced a heart attack and has had five heart surgeries. And though it saddens our hearts to know that he has suffered more than any child should, when you meet him, all you see is a big and bold, compassionate young man full of life. Meeting Ethan and his family, and seeing the joy he brings to his peers and people he meets has left us with an overwhelming feeling of gratitude. Ethan and Foster Elementary may have won an amazing gift, but we are leaving with something much more powerful and we will continue to pay-it-forward.

This is why we get involved. This is why our communities where we live and shop, where our teams live and raise their families, where we send our children to school and they play in sports, or perform in music or the arts, where we connect with one another-this is so valuable.

We would like to thank Ethan and his family for sharing this moment, Karla at Stephen F. Foster for allowing us to join the school assembly, and our San Diego community for continuing to support us and enable us to continue giving back.

For more information about the Bill Howe Family of Companies’ community involvement, visit billhowe.com/ or call 1-800 245-5469.

 

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

Blog

Residential Drainage Systems 101

San Diego has near perfect weather, but we do get winter storms and with them comes heavy rains. These rains can wreak havoc on the roads and also cause flooding across the county, including...

2 days ago Share Icon
Read More
Blog

How to Prevent Clogged Drains

No one usually thinks about drains until they are clogged. Learn how to prevent clogged drains here. How to Prevent Clogged Drains At best, a clogged drain will run slow giving homeowners time to...

1 month ago Share Icon
Read More
Blog

Drain Blockage Causes

Drains become clogged through normal use, abuse to the line, exterior elements, accidental causes, and neglect. Homeowners can take precautions to help eliminate constant backups, but it helps to understand what the main drain...

1 month ago Share Icon
Read More
Blog

What is a Grease Trap?

Grease traps, or grease interceptors, are plumbing systems designed to prevent fats, oils and grease buildup, as well as other solids from entering the cities public sewer system where they could accumulate over time...

3 months ago Share Icon
Read More
Blog

Can Coffee Grounds Go Down the Drain?

A quick Google search will lead homeowners to some very conflicting results on this particular matter. There seems to be a group of people that swear by coffee grounds as a remedy for foul-smelling...

3 months ago Share Icon
Read More

What Andy B. via Lennox Pro says about us

We have been using Bill Howe Plumbing’s service for more than 25 years and have been pleasantly surprised at how consistently they perform an excellent service call. We use them for our home and our rental properties, and their dispatchers and technicians have always been the best at problem solving; our tenants have told us how great the service is as well. When we needed air conditioning service, naturally we called Bill Howe first. There’s no reason to call anyone else. I know the job will be done right the first time, with fair pricing and professional service.

March 2017

Heating & Cooling

What Cristina C. via Yelp says about us

This time we had a major issue with our sewage line related to roots. Was terrible. But we called Billy Howe and Mike came and did an Incredible job. Not only he explained really well what was going on but he was careful and knowledgeable. I was so relief that not only we trust in BH team but we were lucky that was Mike coming to execute the service.

March 2017

Lining Solutions

What Uvonne Albers says about us

Water damage is a terrible thing to go through; however, it helps to know that Bill Howe’s Restoration and Flood Services will be there quickly and efficiently when needed. Christian and Carlos make a great team. They are friendly, polite, and hard working. They are a credit to the Bill Howe Services, and I’m glad they were here to help me. Thank you Christian and Carlos and the Bill Howe crew. I always call Bill Howe Plumbing, and recommend their services to State Farm Insurance, neighbors and friends. Thank you,

March 2015

Restoration & Flood

What David Chatham says about us

We have used Bill Howe Plumbing many times in the past. The technicians are always pleasant, professional and do outstanding work. Our last experience was with Jason who went above and beyond our expectations. His communication skills and advise were spot on. As well as just a really, really nice man!!!

March 2015

Plumbing

What Esther La Fuze says about us

You have an incredible team! My suite has had major issues constant backups. In the last few months we had a horrible flood that caused us thousands of dollars in repairs. Your team was so attentive and took care of all the repairs. Just yesterday another back up called them immediately and like quick responders they were there to take of it! A huge thank you from my La Costa providers and staff! We appreciate your hard and dedicated work!

March 2015

Restoration & Flood

What Heather K. via Yelp says about us

Bill Howe responded promptly to my request for remediation services for my place and the condo below my unit. They were clear about their pricing, up front.

March 2017

Plumbing