The Bill Howe Family of Companies, comprised of Bill Howe Plumbing, Bill Howe Heating & Air, and Bill Howe Restoration & Flood Services, is a San Diego-based family-owned and operated company. Since its inception in 1980, Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. continues to strive to be San Diego's most reliable plumbing company. Through high quality work and competitive pricing, the Bill Howe Family of Companies not only became a company of success stories, but also grew into one of San Diego's largest.. commercial and residential property maintenance and repair companies.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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CA Plumbing License # 488413, CA HVAC License # 906704, California State Contractor's License # C-4 359574, State Contractor's License # B-1 359574. Member of the BBB with A+ Rating. Finalist of San Diego Business Journal's Best Places to Work Award 2010, Finalist of the San Diego Business Journal's Family-Owned Companies Award 2010, 3rd place in San Diego Union Tribune's Best HVAC Company Award, La Jolla Light 2009 and 2010 Reader's Poll Best Plumber
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As a part of the Bill Howe movement to "Go Green" we have incorporated eco-conscious practices throughout the entire company. From recycling within our office, to offering monthly "Go Green" specials on Facebook & Twitter, to continuously educating ourselves on the current rebate & tax credit offers from product brands and San Diego Gas & Electric; we know how to help you save money while also saving the environment. Bill Howe Plumbing is also lead free to improve the state's drinking water.
I just want to say that Bill Howe plumbing is the best in San Diego. We have used Bill Howe many times and for different services but we really needed them on the day before thanksgiving as we had... company coming into town for the holiday. The technician came out, quoted us a price, cleaned out the problem and problem solved.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
I've used these guys in the past and they took good care of me on price and service. I had a female tenant call them to have a clogged line snaked and they charged her a whopping $395!!! I... guarantee you that they wouldn't have charged that if I were the one there. They clearly took advantage of a female. Well, they don't have to worry about that ever again as I will never use their shady company again. Hopefully this post will help save some of the females out there from being taken advantage of like my tenant was. If you want a company that treats everyone the same, check out Baird's Drain at (619) 462-8229VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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I just want to say that Bill Howe plumbing is the best in San Diego. We have used Bill Howe many times and for different services but we really needed them on the day before thanksgiving as we had company coming into town for the holiday. The technician came out, quoted us a price, cleaned out the problem and problem solved.
Posted: 11/29/2013 • Link to this review
I've used these guys in the past and they took good care of me on price and service. I had a female tenant call them to have a clogged line snaked and they charged her a whopping $395!!! I guarantee you that they wouldn't have charged that if I were the one there. They clearly took advantage of a female. Well, they don't have to worry about that ever again as I will never use their shady company again. Hopefully this post will help save some of the females out there from being taken advantage of like my tenant was. If you want a company that treats everyone the same, check out Baird's Drain at (619) 462-8229
Posted: 9/30/2013 • Last edited: 11/09/2015 • Link to this review
Our rates are flat and we do not charge based on gender. We quote prior to any work and never charge a service fee or trip charge so that customers have a choice before contracting our services. We spoke with Mr. W and attempted a resolution, but were unable to come to an agreement. This is not a gender issue, but an issue of cost. We are not the least expensive, but offer transparent pricing, full warranties and are happy to review pricing concerns to ensure customer satisfaction. We appreciate the feedback, but we have acted honestly, with integrity and at no time did we take advantage of anyone. In addition, we are an accredited business through the Better Business Bureau and have maintained an A+ rating because of our business ethics.
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I just wanted to contact your office to let you know how pleased I was with the top notch service that I got from one of your plumbers. Marcus responded to my need for someone to fix a leak under the kitchen sink, and it turns out that the faucet had to be replaced. The faucet was original to our 35-40 year old house and I had been told by many plumbers that it would be next to impossible to replace. It was obviously difficult to find a replacement faucet, and the installation was difficult, too, as it was a very tight work space, but Marcus and his assistant were able to pull it off over a two day period. In addition to the professional attitude and talent, Marcus was a very pleasant person to talk to on a personal level. Thanks, again.
Posted: 9/24/2013 • Link to this review
Thank you, Brian! We appreciate your time and business! Marcus recently returned after being out and we are very happy to have him back. He is a great tech and always professional. Sincerely, Julie Riddle
Had a great service experience with tech Brian D. Battled through Friday night traffic to fix our A/C unit which had shut down. Was kind enough to replace the filters for my wife (who was juggling the 9 mo. old) and got everything done in the hour. Just 1 star taken off on price - these days I think services should be flat rate from 6 am - 8 pm, 7 days a week. I understand overtime rates at 2am in the morning, but getting hit with that fee because I want afternoon service when I call at noon seems a bit pricey to me.
Posted: 7/14/2012 • Link to this review
Our drains recently started backing up and after getting a HUGE estimate from another company we called Bill Howe. Their tech came out quickly, was both friendly and professional and fixed our drain problems for a fraction of what the other company quoted us. I would recommend them to anyone.
Posted: 6/25/2012 • Link to this review
Emergency Sunday call and Rick Diamond was the MAN! Very polite and knowledgeable, got a new water heater installed in what had to be record time. Showed me how to do the necessary maintenance also. Please give this guy an extra day off or buy him a beer or something, he deserves it! Well done Rick, thanks again!
Posted: 6/25/2012 • Link to this review
Rick did an excellent job helping me with my garbage disposer. He took his time and showed me step by step exactly what he did and how it was done. He really showed a lot of care and attention to detail. We will want to have Rick's services again for any of our plumbing needs. Thanks Rick!!
Posted: 6/22/2012 • Link to this review
My wife and I have been customers of Bill Howe Plumbing for over 25 years, ever since my wife taught bill and Tina's children at preschool. Today's plumbing job was a challenge: every time Rick Diamond overcame one obstacle, another one rose up. Rick did great at figuring out how to do what I wanted done in getting water restored to my home. I would recommend Rick Diamond to everyone for his courtesy, good humor, and especially his savvy and experience in all matters plumbing. A BIG thank you to Rick...we have water again!
Posted: 5/07/2012 • Link to this review
We called Bill Howe Plumbing this morning due to a broken toilet supply line. Charlie Gamez came out before noon, completed the replacement in less than an hour and left no mess at all. He was very personable, professional and did a great job. We only use Bill Howe for our plumbing needs and have always been satisfied.
Posted: 4/18/2012 • Link to this review