The Bill Howe Family of Companies Continues Strong on Path to Company-wide Wellness

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Well Established San Diego Plumbing Company Giving Away Mountain Bike and Juicer to Two Employees as Wellness Reward

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We want them [employees] to know they are valued and have all the opportunities to succeed and advance in their careers while maintaining a healthy and happy life outside of work. We take care of them like the family they are. - Tina Howe

One of the largest family-owned and operated San Diego plumbing Company’s 2013 wellness program has already seen great success within the company and its founders are excited to present two lucky employees with well-deserved rewards. Beginning operations in 1980, Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. has grown into a family of companies with multiple divisions in San Diego including: heating & air conditioning, plumbing and restoration & flood services; a true one-stop-shop for the local community’s home service needs.

Part of their success, which has also earned them the title of one of San Diego’s Best Places to Work at the 2013 San Diego Business Journal event this month, is by retaining good employees. Bill Howe Plumbing, Heating & Air and Restoration & Flood Services, Inc., which make up the Family of Companies, have a high retention rate in employees as well as high interest for future applicants. The company receives hundreds of applications and resumes within the first 24 hours of posting "Now Hiring" ads according to the Operations Manager. It is a place where people want to work.

How does the San Diego plumbing company attract and retain quality employees? "The employees are our biggest asset," says Tina Howe, Vice President of the Bill Howe Family of Companies. "We want them to know they are valued and have all the opportunities to succeed and advance in their careers while maintaining a healthy and happy life outside of work. We take care of them like the family they are."

One incentive to promote healthy balanced lives and taking care of the employees is a reward-based initiative as part of the wellness program. The program has been in full effect since April, and was built upon the already successful in-house initiatives created over the years. September marks the beginning of the next quarter and the company is happy to give away the incentive prizes for employee participation so far. The wellness rewards, a Mongoose Mountain Bike and a state-of-the-art Ninja Juicer will be raffled off at the August company meeting. All employees are eligible and have been earning points by attending wellness events.

There were 14 points available, and some employees will have their name entered up to 14 times for their participation at events such as: volunteering at the San Diego Food Bank, fitness boot camps, over the line games, Cowles Mountain hikes, biometrics screenings, private health consultations and educational lunch & learns. For the next quarter’s prize, the company will vote on a Roxy Beach Cruiser, Paddle Board, 1 year of Personal Training or a full 1-year membership to 24-hour Fitness Club.

For more information about the Bill Howe Family of Companies’ services offered in San Diego, visit http://www.billhowe.com, 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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