Bill Howe Plumbing’s IT Executive Wins Coveted “IT of the Year” Award

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Mark Card, Chief Technology Officer of Bill Howe Plumbing, Represents Excellence in IT for the San Diego Plumbing Company at 2013 Award Ceremony

San Diego plumbing company, Bill Howe's own, Mark Card, wins coveted "IT of The Year" award

Mark Card & Tina Howe proudly display the coveted "IT of The Year" award

Since 1994, Mark has made possible new innovations and growth in our company and paved the way for advances in communication keeping us ahead in our industry... - Bill Howe

Bill Howe Plumbing has a distinguished history of offering high quality plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and restoration and flood services. For over 30 years, they have been industry leaders and set the precedence for service companies in their community. The San Diego plumber began the company with the mission to offer the highest quality services at affordable rates while creating a family culture in the local community. In addition to a dedication to community excellence, Bill Howe Plumbing is the recipient of multiple awards including the latest “IT of the Year” presented by the San Diego Business Journal on April 4, 2013.

Bill Howe Sr. invested in future innovations and technology by hiring Mark Card in 1994; little did either of them know that they would grow as fast as they have and eventually, Mark’s efforts would propel him into an elite company of technological savants representing San Diego businesses. When he began with the San Diego plumbing company, dispatch still printed calls and communicated information to the plumbers via pagers and payphones. Mark brought Bill Howe Plumbing into current times when he joined the company and has continually evolved the technological advances the company relies on for information and growth. He was instrumental in the development of the software the company has used since its implementation, which has been ever changing with the growing needs of the company. He has a vigilant eye on future practices to invest in for Bill Howe Plumbing to operate at the top of their trade and his success has added to the list of awards held by Bill Howe Plumbing.

“Part of my responsibility involves making hard decisions every day,” said Mark Card, Chief Technology Officer of Bill Howe Plumbing. “Keeping over 80 technicians in the field with up-to-the-minute information, keeping communication lines open between the field, office and customer, while ensuring accuracy and relevancy of all reporting is a fluid effort that continues to change each day. I enjoy the challenge of anticipating the next steps to benefit the company and look forward to new technology being unveiled at Bill Howe.”

In 2012, Mark prepared for, and facilitated Bill Howe Plumbing’s biggest move in their 30-year history. He was responsible for the design of the new space, which tripled their square footage, from the “ground up.” He created the network infrastructure ensuring all systems would integrate with current needs and allow for implementation of change in new developments within the company. Because of his work, the move was seamless and at no point was the San Diego plumber offline. His efforts in Bill Howe’s continued growth earned him this prestigious award in the medium business category of he “IT of the Year” nominations for 2013.

“Mark was instrumental in our new location choice and design,” said San Diego plumber and Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. President, Bill Howe. “Since 1994, he has made possible new innovations and growth in our company and paved the way for advances in communication keeping us ahead in our industry. In a service-based trade, it is a great honor to be recognized as the best in technology to help strengthen our services for the community. “

For more information about Bill Howe Plumbing, 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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