Our service promise is to efficiently and effectively install or repair your plumbing in as little time as possible!

We provide our customers with high-quality work at a fair price, and we do things right the first time, every time.  We don’t make excuses, we find solutions.  Our 40 years of service proves that we are here to stay.


Our fearless leader, Curtis Howard, originally hails from the great state of Illinois, joining the Marines at the tender age of 19.  When he received his orders that he would be stationed at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, he didn’t know just how much his life would change!

He met his future wife, Audrey, here in San Diego where they were married in 2002. Curtis was sent to Iraq on his first tour a short time later.  Audrey was pregnant with their first child at the time.  Three days before his daughter was born, Curtis was shot and wounded and ended up in a military hospital.  During that time, he reflected on his life path and decided it was more important to stay alive and care for his family so he decided to leave his beloved military career behind.

Fatefully, Curtis’s father-in-law, Laszlo, owned and operated a local plumbing business in Lakeside.  Before Curtis had even left the military, he would often jump in and help Laszlo on job sites whenever he was asked.  It was during these occasions that Curtis discovered he was fascinated by everything plumbing.  So, once he was faced with a career change, he started working with Laszlo more and more over weekends and after hours to learn all that he could about the craft.  He made his career decision official by graduating (with honors) from ROP with his Journeyman certificate.

After a few years of working in various capacities in the plumbing industry, one day, for his birthday, Curtis received a small box tied with a bow from Laszlo.  Inside was the keys to Laszlo’s company trucks and, therefore, the business.  Laszlo was ready to retire and he felt confident that his could entrust his life’s work to Curtis.

The business has since been rebranded to Stars & Pipes Plumbing and has grown to serve customers throughout the entire county of San Diego.  The continuation of his father-in-law’s legacy of generosity and compassion, and his lifelong commitment to an honest days’ work, has been interwoven with Curtis’ own sense of honor and commitment to the veterans of this great country we call home.  This is now the foundation of our business today.

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Whether you need a leaky faucet fixed or you need a professional implementation at a commercial project, Stars & Pipes Plumbing is here to serve you. Contact us today!

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