Howard Trust: Giving Back To Our Community

During his lifetime, Bill Howard, former president of William Charles, found creative ways to make kids feel important. No child had to worry that they didn’t have ice skates to enjoy skating outside the Howard home, because he made sure there were skates for everyone.

Bill’s huge, generous heart for children is ongoing through the William Howard Charitable Trust that he established in 1982 in Rockford, Illinois. Since its inception, the Trust has contributed over $4.4 million to not-for-profit organizations that serve mentally and physically handicapped or economically disadvantaged children.

With over a century of quality work behind our name, William Charles is still guided by the pursuit of excellence and the “Do it right the first time” work ethic that has been at the cornerstone of our business philosophy since 1892. Our attention to the customer and to the highest safety standards are at the very heart of all we do.