Meet the Team

Work Hard, Play Hard

Here at Howies, we take the phrase "Work Hard, Play Hard" very seriously. When we're not busy taking care of our customers, we're busy playing hockey and having a good time. It's only right that we have our own men's league team and a morning skate every Tuesday at the ice rink right up the road. Every now and then in the summer, we'll grab some burgers, hot dogs, and potato salad and enjoy each other's company during our lunch breaks. When the days are just too perfect to be working, we'll hit the links, play pick-up basketball, or get some batting practice in at the rec center to stay seasoned for our summer softball league. In the wintertime, we'll crack a couple of cold ones and watch the Red Wings or even go to a Grand Rapids Griffins game downtown. All in all, we're always up for a good time, both in and out of the office.

We've got a unique work culture here at Howies. We all grow out our mustaches in November and chirp each other in our quarterly meetings. That's just the way it goes. Fortunately for us, we get the opportunity to translate a lot of that culture into our work. We work with so many people each and every day, and we relate to each one on at least one level - hockey. We'll talk hockey all day. Even if you're just looking to exchange a t-shirt, we want to know how your team is doing or who your favorite professional player is. Sometimes, we'll get a little bit too caught up in our conversations, but at the end of the day, we love every second of it. All of our customers and our fans allow us to do the job that we love, and we thrive in an atmosphere where hockey is at the core. So it makes sense. It makes sense that we have fun. It makes sense that we love a good time. Because we love what we do.