A PHILOSOPHY OF COMMUNITY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE

Building trust takes time. For local, full-service contractors like Howe, that trust comes from working tirelessly for you. We’ve provided communities in and around Sioux Falls with everything they need to keep their plumbing, HVAC and fire protection systems running smoothly. Homes and businesses alike appreciate how we combine cutting-edge solutions with a time-honored tradition of outstanding customer service.

As our industry evolves, we look for innovation and new opportunities. We seek new ways to support our community, adding new services and quality products to an ever-growing list. But our philosophy remains simple, based on the goals we’ve worked to achieve since 1940.

TRUSTED BY MANY, DEDICATED TO YOU!

COMPANY HISTORY

Undeterred, “Larry Howe Heating & Plumbing” assisted with contracts across South Dakota before settling down in Sioux Falls where he worked with his son Robert until retirement in 1953. By 1977, Robert’s own sons Larry and Ronald had joined the company, helping continue the family tradition of service for communities across South Dakota.

Today the business is managed by Lawrence’s great-grandchildren Justin and Josh. As the fourth generation of the Howe family, Justin and Josh preserve their family’s reputation for quality services, which now include cooling, fire protection and custom mechanical system engineering.

Core Values

Mission

Delivering innovative solutions through people and technology.

Vision

We will be recognized for excellence by providing the highest level of integrity and service to create lasting relationships with our employees and customers.

Values

Integrity • Quality • Service • Teamwork

INVESTING IN OUR TEAM TODAY

Howe strives to invest as much in our employees as we do our customers. By keeping our staff up to date with the latest innovations, we can ensure your mechanical needs are met. We invest in our staff through the following:

  • Training: As new methods and products reach the industry, we implement what works best into our comprehensive training and mentoring process.
  • Support: Good ideas can come from anywhere. We encourage all our staff to share their suggestions, and will offer support to make sure new ideas have the chance to succeed.
  • Growth: Dedication to hard work and customer service has benefitted Howe from the beginning. We return the favor by offering internal advancement opportunities for those who go above and beyond.

But Howe doesn’t stop there. It’s also important to invest in our tools and technology. State-of-the-art equipment helps us save more time and money, savings we pass right back to you. Some of the latest innovations include:

  • Digital estimating software for fast and accurate takeoff and pricing
  • Cloud based project management platform for real time data collaboration with the field
  • A cutting-edge Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) department offering CAD / BIM / 3D design and modeling
  • Renovated fabrication facility for piping, ductwork, and structural components
  • Modern diagnostic and installation equipment

Every project benefits from the combination of old-fashioned customer service with contemporary technology. And there’s no one who can offer that better than Howe. Call or Text us today at 605-339-2020.

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Howe is always looking for talent. Get in touch about open positions or general employment.

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Executive LEADERSHIP

Justin Howe
JUSTIN HOWE
President

In 1997, Justin Howe became the fourth generation at Howe, Inc.; joining his father, Larry and uncle, Ron. Justin began his professional career as a project manager after earning his degree in Computer Science from The University of Sioux Falls. Prior to his management roles at Howe, Justin spent many years in the field learning the trades, as well as being integral in the computerized design and prefabrication operations of the company. Justin became Vice President in 2001, and in 2012, he began his leadership of Howe, Inc. as President.

Josh Howe
JOSH HOWE
Vice President

Joshua Howe, son of Ronald Howe, joined the company in 2001 as a journeyman in the field after completing the Sioux Falls Plumbing Association Apprenticeship Program. He also spent time as a foreman and project manager/estimator before his current role as Vice President, overseeing business development. Joshua holds Master Plumber licenses for the states across the Midwest, including South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Nebraska. He also holds a Master License as a Mechanical Contractor in the city of Sioux Falls.

Chad Oxender
Chad Oxender
Operations Manager
Adam Sundermann
Adam Sundermann
Service Operations Manager
Scott Kelderman
Scott Kelderman
Controller
Steve Fiorello
Steve Fiorello
HR/Safety Director

Department Leadership

Trent Odenbach
Trent Odenbach
Fabrication Manager
Lynette Konda
Lynette Konda
Warehouse/Logistics Manager
Zachary Ryhus
Zachary Rykhus, PE
Pre-Construction Manager
John Dougan
John Dougan
HVAC Division Manager
Jarod Jone
Jarod Jones
Residential Service Manager
Steve Smith
Steve Smith
Commercial Service Manager
Dan Erikson
Dan Erikson
Fire Protection Service Manager
Warren Terveer
Warren Terveer
Assistant Service Manager

PROJECT LEADERSHIP

Beau Baker
Beau Baker
Senior Project Manager
Chad Johnson
Chad Johnson
Plumbing Project Manager
Brady Welk
Brady Welk
Plumbing Project Manager
Chris Vroman
Chris Vroman
HVAC Project Manager
Mark Dewit
Mark DeWit
HVAC Project Manger
David Werner
David Werner, PE
HVAC Project Manager
Luke Kaiser
Luke Kaiser
Fire Protection Project Manager