Bill Howe Plumbing in San Diego Recognizes Outstanding Employees

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Named San Diego’s Best Plumber, local company continues to honor workplace excellence

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We love the opportunity to present each award winner with a bonus check, extra recognition, and highlight something in which everyone can achieve.

Bill Howe Plumbing in San Diego began operations over 35 years ago. With a mission built around happy healthy employees, community involvement, and the highest quality of work, they have become one of the largest service companies and recently named San Diego's Best plumber by the Union Tribune Readers. Part of their success comes from ample recognition of employees.

Bill Howe has always recognized excellence within the company and honored employees who exemplify the Bill Howe Way. Through monthly award programs, additional benefits and rewards for outstanding work, the company ensures that employees know they are valued.

Since 2015, Bill Howe has been giving four distinct monthly awards to individuals and teams. The four awards, Above & Beyond, Leading by Example, Customer Service, and Job Excellence, recognize specialists in the field, office staff, and team leaders for their community involvement, craftsmanship, customer service, and adhering to the high standards of Bill Howe. The awards are chosen by a committee of managers with input from supervisors and the office team, and are presented at the company meeting each month. Awards presented are for the previous month’s achievements.

At the September company meeting, Rigoberto Barajas, Mel Sturla, D. J. Williams, and Brandon Pittway were recognized as the August Award Winners. The Above & Beyond award was presented to Rigoberto Barajas for his participation and outstanding beginning in year 2 of the PHCC Academy, and for his cross promotion within the three divisions at Bill Howe. “The Above & Beyond Award always goes to the individual that embodies the spirit go giving back, helping to promote all the Bill Howe divisions, and maintain gin an excellent online reputation,” said Marketing Director, Julie Riddle.

Mel Sturla was the award recipient for Leading by Example, adhering to the high Bill Howe standards, D. J. Williams was presented with the Customer Service Award for his outstanding treatment of a late night challenging plumbing repair, and the Excellence Award went to Brandon Pettway for his exemplary craftsmanship on a recent job.

“We are lucky to have the best team in San Diego and so proud of our incredible team,” said Tina Howe, Vice President of Bill Howe Plumbing. “Each month it is hard to choose the award recipient as so many of our team do such an outstanding job. We love the opportunity to present each award winner with a bonus check, extra recognition, and highlight something in which everyone can achieve.”

For more information about San Diego’s Best Plumber, visit, or to speak with Bill or Tina Howe regarding this announcement, contact Bill Howe Marketing Director, Julie Riddle at

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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