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

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Mission

Delivering innovative solutions through people and technology.

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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.

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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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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.

Adam Sundermann
Vice President

Adam Sundermann joined Howe in 2017 with 13 years of experience in the HVAC Trade. Now Vice President, he started in the field as a Service Team Leader and rose to Service Operations Manager. He helped foster an environment for younger tradesmen to succeed and is passionate about the industry, growing in his own knowledge and becoming a Master plumber himself. He takes pride in maintaining top notch customer service and growing our team through an active role in the TEK Apprenticeship Programs. He graduated from Southeast Technical College and currently serves as Zone Director for the SDPHCC Association. Adam and his wife Katie have a busy life raising their 4 young children and love making Sioux Falls home.

Scott Kelderman
CFO

Scott Kelderman originally joined the company in 2012 after 4 years in public accounting. He started as Controller when it was a new position in the company and since then has helped support the company’s growth. He enjoys helping drive the strategies that better enable us to serve our customers. He graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Master’s in Professional Accountancy and is a licensed CPA. He is on the board of directors for the Siouxland Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association and is also actively involved in the Dakota Avenue chapter of Toastmasters International. Scott is married to Kari, and they are busy raising 5 kids on an acreage near Canton.

Department Leadership

Amy Tlam
Amy Tlam
Director of Human Resources & Safety
Chad Oxender
Chad Oxender
Director of Training & Development
Trent Odenbach
Trent Odenbach
Fabrication Manager
Lynette Konda
Lynette Konda
Warehouse / Logistics Manager
Zachary Ryhus
Zachary Rykhus, PE
Pre-Construction Manager
John Dougan
HVAC Division Manager
Beau Baker
Beau Baker
Piping Division Manager
Luke Kaiser
Luke Kaiser
Fire Protection Division Manager
Alex Narez
Alex Narez
VDC Manager
Kendal Bock
Fleet & Facilities Manager
Shon Roti
Marketing Coordinator
Shannon Allen
Accounting Manager

Service LEADERSHIP

Jarod Jone
Jarod Jones
Plumbing Service Manager
Steve Smith
Steve Smith
HVAC Service Manager
Bill Cuny
Fire Protection Service Manager
Chad Vandenberg
HVAC Account Manager
Chad Hart
Chad Hart
Service Installation Coordinator
Jim Berreth
Jim Berreth
Account Manager
Brian Wilber
Brian Wilber
Service Installation Coordinator
Warren Terveer
Warren Terveer
Assistant Service Manager

PROJECT LEADERSHIP

Chad Johnson
Chad Johnson
Plumbing Project Manager
Brady Welk
Brady Welk
Plumbing Project Manager
Chris Vroman
Chris Vroman
HVAC Project Manager
David Werner
David Werner, PE
HVAC Project Manager
Ethan Thompson
Ethan Thompson
HVAC Project Manager
Stan Simmons
Stan Simmons
Plumbing Project Manager
Nick Derickson
Fire Protection Designer / Project Manager

Josh Howe

1982-2023

Joshua Howe started at Howe, Inc. as an apprentice and rose through the ranks to become Vice President in 2012. A fourth-generation employee in the family business, Josh was deeply proud to be a Howe. He valued and supported both his team and his customers. He had a passion for developing young people in the industry and his mischievous spirit will forever be missed.

Josh Howe