About Us

About Us

The Bill Howe Family of Companies is a San Diego-based family-owned and operated plumbing, heating and air conditioning, restoration and flood services company. Since its inception in 1980, Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. strived to be San Diego’s most reliable plumbing company. Through high quality work and competitive pricing, Bill Howe Plumbing not only became a company of success stories, but also grew into one of San Diego’s largest commercial and residential property services companies.

In 2007, Bill Howe began offering heating and air services within the new division, Bill Howe Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Our HVAC management staff spent eight months training our staff and recruiting the highest quality HVAC technicians. Our technicians are HVAC Excellence certified and trained to repair any brand.

In 2009, Bill Howe launched Bill Howe Restoration & Flood Services, Inc. Our company took another step in becoming San Diego’s one-stop-shop in residential and commercial property services. Once again our company recruited San Diego’s best technicians in restoration and flood mitigation and purchased state-of-the-art equipment to provide our customers with the highest quality service.

As a family-owned and operated company, Bill and Tina Howe have made it the company’s mission to focus on three different areas in order to continue their success. 1. Focus on the health and happiness of the employees, ensuring they have everything they need to excel in their careers; 2. Focus on the customers, always aiming for 100 percent customer satisfaction; and 3. Give back to the San Diego community who has been giving Bill Howe Plumbing their business since 1980.

The company has won many community and industry awards including 2011 National Contractor of the Year by the National Plumbing Heating Cooling Contracting Association and Delta Faucet, Co; 2011 Better Business Bureau Market Place Ethics Torch Award Finalist; 2011 Most Admired CEO Award by the San Diego Business Journal (awarded to Bill Howe); 2011 Heilbron Award 1st Place Winner and 2012 Heilbron Award 2nd Place Winner for the company’s “pay-it-forward” spirit by the San Diego Rotary Club 33; 2011 and 2010 Best Places to Work Award Finalist by the San Diego Business Journal; 2010 Woman Who Means Business Award by the San Diego Business Journal (awarded to Tina Howe); and 2010 Family-Owned and Closely Held Business Award by the San Diego Business Journal, and 2011 and 2012 Healthiest Companies Award Finalist by the San Diego Business Journal. The company also has an A+ rating by the San Diego Better Business Bureau.

Howe It All Started

Bill Howe started AM/PM Sewer & Drain Cleaning in 1980, and the company became Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. in 1985. The company was run out of Bill Howe’s studio apartment in Pacific Beach, with one goal in mind – give San Diego residents a plumbing company they can trust and continuously build a repeat customer base. Since 1980, Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. has evolved into one of San Diego’s largest building maintenance companies. Whether you see our trucks driving around town, you see Bill or Tina Howe on TV or hear our jingle on the radio; our name has become an icon in San Diego. We’ve been around since 1980 and we’ll be around for many years to come. You can rest assured that you will have a plumbing company you can count on year after year.

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What David says about us

Service for new garbage disposal. My ancient garbage disposal quit working, went online to get Bill Howe’s number, immediately received and accepted chat to describe my needs. Prompt call back to schedule an appointment, service tech Allen was out same morning, which was important to fit my work schedule. Job estimate was clear, work done fully to my expectations, area left clean, and price was very fair.
I was not surprised — I have used Bill Howe plumbers for several other tasks in the past. I have always found their staff to be helpful, attentive, and the plumbers very courteous and capable.

January 2020


What Michelle says about us

I have been using Bill Howe since the late 1980’s, their service has always been excellent, plumbing, heating and restoration. I am most impressed by the integrity of their employees, not only do they know their work/skill, they do not waste time, they are so efficient, they are so helpful and they are a true “service”!

February 2020


What Mira says about us

Bill Howe never fails us! We had a drain overflow, and Scott came (on a Saturday) to look at it and offer solution. He was punctual, professional, and extremely helpful. I should also praise the main office for always being helpful and always finding solutions. Very grateful to have you in San Diego!

February 2020

Restoration & Flood

What Ed Gohlich says about us

Cory was our technician on this job. We had a time sensitive repair issue and Bill Howe understood and assisted with getting the job done quickly.
Cory was on time to start the job and finished it quickly. Upon his leaving our home he’s was courteous, very knowledgeable, explaining what the problem was and how he fixed it. Very good communication and this is the way it’s has always been when we use Bill Howe plumbing.
Great company to work with.
Thanks Cory.

August 2019

Heating & Cooling

What Eric says about us

I had a shower that would not drain. The employee arrived on time and fixed the problem quickly and effectively at a very fair price. I was very happy with everything. Thank you and I highly recommend your plumbing service.

January 2019


What Bridgett says about us

I am extremely happy with the service we received from Bill Howe Plumbing. We were given an incorrect diagnosis of our main sewer line from another vendor, but Bill Howe’s servicemen came out for a second opinion, correctly diagnosed our problem and resolved our back up issues. We will continue to use Bill Howe for all our future plumbing needs!

Thank you Bill Howe Plumbing.

July 2019