Bill Howe Family of Companies Starts In-House Yoga for Plumbers in San Diego, CA

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San Diego Plumbing Company Knows “Howe" to Stay Balanced

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By hosting events on site as well as fun events geared towards the many interests of our employees off site, we have seen a rise in participation. - Tina Howe

Continuing to dedicate themselves to promoting health and happiness company-wide, Bill Howe has begun offering weekly yoga instruction as part of its wellness program. Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. began operating out of a small Pacific Beach studio in 1980, and has since grown into the Bill Howe Family of Companies, one of the largest family-owned and operated service companies, employing highly trained plumbers in San Diego, CA as well as opening two more divisions including heating & air conditioning and flood and restoration services.

The Bill Howe Family of Companies, winner of two local healthiest company awards and named one of the Best Places to Work by the San Diego Business Journal, began a comprehensive wellness program in April 2013. With the knowledge that healthcare costs are on the rise and the majority of the company working in labor-intensive roles, Bill and Tina Howe felt it was important to invest in the employees so they could, in turn, invest in themselves. The company has always been dedicated to wellness initiatives but this new wellness program is the first time that they have teamed up with a professional coaching company to gain the momentum and results desired.

“One reason we have been successful in this wellness program is by getting the employees involved,” said Tina Howe, Vice President of the Bill Howe Family of Companies. “By hosting events on site as well as fun events geared towards the many interests of our employees off site, we have seen a rise in participation.”

In August, the company began offering yoga instruction every Tuesday in their training facility. Large enough to house all 125 members of the company, it is a perfect space to enjoy relaxation and deep stretching. Yoga is a new addition, alongside the Bill Howe sponsored Boot Camp, and offers a wonderfully diverse wellness experience for the San Diego plumbers. The first class was a great success and combined both field technicians and office staff. There was an immediate appreciation of what yoga can do to combat the intense labor the plumbers in the field experience every day.

BARR Workplace Wellness coaches have been on site each week to visit with the San Diego plumbers and coach them on nutrition, fitness, at-risk health issues, stress management and/or whatever health concern they may want to explore. All one-on-one consultations and biometrics screenings are confidential and initiated for the benefit of the employee. In addition to private coaching, the San Diego plumbers have a wide variety of on and off site wellness events available to them, including yoga, boot camp, employee led hikes and beach days, a continuing over the line team and many more.

For more information about the Bill Howe Family of Companies, visit our website, or to speak with Bill or Tina Howe regarding how they help San Diego plumbers get fit, 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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