the howies work culture
We have a unique work culture here at Howies. We grow out our mustaches in November, we have a synthetic ice in the back of the warehouse for getting in shots, and we skate together as a company on Tuesday mornings at our local ice rink. We mess around with hockey sticks and golf clubs while on the phone with customers and throw a football around while talking strategy. Fortunately, we have the ability to translate a lot of that into our work. We work with rink owners, pro shop employees, team managers, athletic trainers, and coaches on a daily basis that all share one common interest: hockey. In the office we talk hockey and sports in general basically all day long. Whether you are a customer looking to exchange a T-shirt for a different size, or an equipment manager looking to put your team order in for the year, we'll talk hockey. Who your favorite players are, how your team is doing this season, we love every second of it. All of us love playing and watching hockey, so being able to work in the industry is truly a gift that no one takes for granted. We are lucky to work for an awesome, fun, culture-focused company and we are always trying to make it better!
work hard, play hard
Here at Howies, we take the phrase “work hard, play hard” very seriously. When we are not busy assisting our customers, we are busy playing hockey and having a good time. When the days are just too perfect to be working, we will take a quick trip to the driving range, play pickup basketball, throw the football around, or get some batting practice in to stay seasoned for our summer softball league. Occasionally on one of these nice days in the summertime, we will grab some meat to BBQ and some drinks to share and enjoy each other’s company outside during lunch break. In the wintertime, we will crack open a couple of cold ones and watch the Red Wings or even pop downtown and catch a Griffins game at the Van. All in all, we are always up for a good time, both in the office and out. We strive to make the office an awesome environment that our team is excited to come to on a daily basis and put in a hard day’s work.
the howies difference
Our team knows that Howies would not exist without you, the Howies faithful. It would be an easy out for us to just issue a standard "Thank You" in this post or give a shout on social media about how grateful we are for you, but we want to do more. That's why after you place an order with Howies, you can expect a personal phone call from someone here just to tell you how much we appreciate your business. This program is one more example of what makes ordering from Howies the "World's Highest Quality" experience!