Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) January 13, 2012 -- On Thursday, December 8th the San Diego Business Journal honored Bill Howe of the Bill Howe Family of Companies with the 2011 Most Admired CEO in the large, family-owned business category.
The criteria for the award nomination was based on several key points including the CEO's contribution to the company's financial success; what the CEO has done to create and maintain a positive work environment and employee satisfaction; and the CEO's community involvement and philanthropic contributions. Seventy-five finalists were honored at the event, given plaques for their commitment to their business, trade and communities. The winners were selected in the following categories: Nonprofit Organization, Business Nonprofit Organization, Education, Public Company, Privately Held Company, and Family-Owned Business.
Over the past 30 years, Bill Howe has continued to uphold the commitment he made to his employees, to the community, and to the plumbing trade. Most notably, Bill Howe has been very active in helping young adults who are looking to enter the plumbing industry as he is an active sponsor of two organizations that provide both in-class and on-the-job training: San Diego Job Corps and the Andrew Chapman Mentorship Program.
Bill Howe's commitment to the company's growth and his employees has contributed to the company's low turn-over rate and has won him and the company awards such as the San Diego Business Journal's 2010 and 2011 Best Places to Work Finalist Award and the Better Business Bureau's 2011 Torch Finalist Award. Additionally, Bill Howe's commitment to his trade is proven not only in his active involvement with the San Diego Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Contractors Association (PHCC), but also with the recent recognition by the National PHCC when they, along with Delta Faucet Co., awarded Bill Howe with the 2011 National Contractor of the Year Award.
"There are a lot of great, remarkable CEOs throughout the San Diego community. It's truly an honor to receive this award," said Bill Howe CEO of the Bill Howe Family of Companies. "I'm only as great as the people around me. I might have won the Most Admired CEO Award, but it's my employees and everyone I'm surrounded by everyday who I admire."
In its fifth year of honoring CEOs of businesses throughout San Diego County, the Most Admired CEO Awards ceremony took place at the Paradise Point Resort in Mission Bay.