Two Local San Diego Plumbers from Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. Graduate from PHCC Academy

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2015 marks fourth consecutive year local San Diego plumbing company has graduates from program.

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In our industry, it is so important that our field techs are trained for their jobs.

Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. is one of the largest family-owned and operated service and repair companies in San Diego. Bill Howe offers all employees ample opportunity for education and training in their field, paid for by the company, through several organizations, but most notably through the local Plumbing-Heating-Cooling-Contractors of San Diego (PHCC-SD). The San Diego plumbing company has been a long standing member of the PHCC supporting licensed San Diego plumbers, education and high industry standards.

On June 27, the PHCC of San Diego hosted the 123rd annual Installation of Officers and Graduation Ceremony at the Island Palms Hotel & Marina in Shelter Island. Graduates participated in a 4-year program, the PHCC Journeyman Apprenticeship that prepares them for taking their Journeyman License Test. Since inception in 2008, the academy has seen hundreds of students complete the program and enter into the trade as licensed Journeyman plumbers. Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. has had over 40 of its employees take part in the program and this year will celebrate the fourth graduating class, with two of their own.

Justin Gould and Gilbert Baca began the PHCC Apprenticeship Program in 2011, and have each completed the 4-year course while working full time. It is a part class work one night each week; part on the job training led by industry leaders and is fully accredited. The San Diego plumbers have also been with Bill Howe Plumbing, Justin as a Lead Epoxy Lining Technician, and Gilbert in the drain services division, since 2010 and 2006, respectively. Each has worked their way from laborer, to drain tech trainee to lead technician in their chosen fields and are model employees and students.

“Bill and I have been a part of the PHCC for many years, and both of us have also served on the board and as President of the local chapter,” said Tina Howe, Vice President of Bill Howe Plumbing, inc. “In our industry, it is so important that our field techs are trained for their jobs. We are entrusted by the community and we want to provide on t the highest level of service. We know that is our responsibility to provide education to our employees and help them to grow in their careers, while taking care of our customers.”

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 Julie(at)billhowe(dot)com.

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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