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THE NEW YORK CONSTRUCTION EXPERTS
There is not a more complex construction environment than New York City. Whether it’s logistics, regulatory issues, space constraints, city mandates or timelines, EW Howell has been honing our construction experience for well over a century in one of the biggest and busiest cities in the world. And that work speaks for itself.

THE EW HOWELL WAY

We have always worked hard to remove the headaches and simplify the complicated construction process for our clients. That’s the value that EW Howell brings, and it runs throughout our entire organization, from estimating, all the way through to our on-site managers. For 125 years, we’ve been perfecting how we approach construction in the New York area, and that means we can do it better than anyone else.

“The PM’s are key, they need to be familiar with healthcare. We have a lot more requirements than general construction has.”
“With EW Howell they try to eliminate problems, and work out win-win situations for all involved.”
“Howell’s understanding of publicly active spaces gave us the confidence that they could handle our project.”
“At the interview, Howell demonstrated a working knowledge of our project as well as the cultural center space.
“EW Howell hand picks the team that’s right for the project, not just the team that’s available right now.”
“EW Howell strictly manages estimating and scheduling, because for schools, an ‘open date’ is not a suggestion.”

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER /
GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Over the course of our 125 years, we’ve learned what it takes to survive and succeed in this industry. Flexibility is key, and that flexibility starts with how we approach our role right from the outset. EW Howell is equally comfortable operating as General Contractor or Construction Manager. The main differences are risk, and to what extent the client wishes to be involved in the day-to-day operations. From either perspective, our building process and project management deliver the same high level that our clients have come to expect, and the overarching goal is to remove the complexity for our clients, and build simply.

OF BUILDING EXPERIENCE IN NYC

Founded in 1891, EW Howell is a well established General Construction and Construction Management firm. With offices in Manhattan and on Long Island, we provide construction services throughout the region to a diversity of clients including retail, education, government, cultural and healthcare organizations.

Established first as a builder of fine homes, EW Howell quickly earned a reputation among those with influence, both in Manhattan and on Long Island, constructing elegant Gold Coast estates, many of which still stand today, for clients including the Guggenheim, Pratt, and Hutton families.

As the decades passed, EW Howell continued to grow and evolve with the changing times to become an integral part of the commercial construction industry, and now stands as one of the most prominent construction firms in New York.

Central to EW Howell’s longstanding success is our dedication to every stage of the construction process. From initial planning to ribbon cutting, we maintain a constant flow of communication so that ideas are shared, challenges are surmounted and fresh concepts are born.

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LEADERSHIP

Obayashi Corporation, with its history of around 120 years, is one of the world’s leading construction contractors and Japan’s leading listed companies. Read more >

Diversity & Inclusion

EW Howell Construction has an unparalleled mission to achieve Diversity and Inclusion in its business practices across its operations in New York City and Long Island. The company leadership team has set a high standard to cultivate a culture of respect for equity and inclusion on all levels within the company. The collective business units including, operations, accounting and project staff are actively involved in meeting diversity objectives and focused on attracting and retaining a diverse workforce, talent pool and vendors.

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Safety

The Health and Safety of our workers is the prime concern for EW Howell. Our vision for an accident free workplace starts at the top of the company and filters through to every single employee.

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Sustainability

Environmental responsibility is paramount at EW Howell. We consider active efforts to address environmental issues and continuously improve our practices to be integral components of business management..

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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

With a longstanding history of building on Long Island, philanthropy has always been a part of our business philosophy. We have participated in the following charitable projects:

CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER

The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) at The Pat and Mary Bagnato Place for Kids in an establishment dedicated to … Read More

PESHKUR HOUSE

Similar to the CAC, EW Howell was approached to participate in a project for Grace Peshkur, the little girl … Read More

BENEFIT FOR A FRIEND

EW Howell has always been committed to helping on a local level and staying connected to the community … Read More

In addition to the charitable efforts listed above, EW Howell has supported many charities/organizations over the years including: