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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 130 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.

Our Mission is to provide the highest level of construction quality, safety, competitive pricing and on-time performance through unparalleled customer service and teamwork. We seek to provide satisfaction to our clients, challenge and fulfillment to our staff, and profitability to our shareholders, while conducting all of our actions with the highest level of integrity.

OUR CORE VALUES

INTEGRITY

We hold ourselves and others accountable to uphold the highest ethical standards.

QUALITY

We take pride in delivering only the very best.

RESILIENCE

We find ways to win together no matter the obstacles.

RELATIONSHIP

We foster trust among our partners and our team.

“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 130 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

OFFICER

HOWARD ROWLAND
President / COO

Our current President, Howard Rowland, started with E.W. Howell as a Project Manager in 1983 and since … Read More

DANIEL WILLIAMS
VP / CFO

With 25 years of experience in accounting, Mr. Williams oversees all accounting activities firm wide including … Read More

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

MICHAEL JOHNEAS
Executive Vice President

Mr. Johneas has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry. He has over 10 years of experience as … Read More

PAUL O’ROURKE
Executive Vice President

Paul has been with EW Howell since 1988. He began his career as an assistant project manager and over the years, … Read More

JOHN K. HAGEN
Executive Vice President

Mr. Hagen has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry both in the private and public sector. … Read More

VICE PRESIDENT

DOMINIC PAPARO
Vice President

Dominic has been with E.W. Howell since 2000. As Vice President acting as the Director of the Institutional Division, … Read More

BOB ZIRKEL
Vice President

With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, Bob started at E.W. Howell as a project … Read More

ARSENIO MINONDO
Vice President

Mr. Minondo started with EW Howell in 1988 and has over 36 years of experience. As Vice President, he is responsible … Read More

KEVIN MCKENNA
Vice President

Kevin has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry as a project manager and project executive … Read More

BOB TIMPERIO
Vice President

Bob has over 23 years of experience in the construction industry as a project manager, managing a diverse range … Read More

HARRY HANSEN
Vice President

Mr. Hansen has 43 years’ experience in supervision, coordination, scheduling, site logistics, and project phasing as a … Read More

DIRECTOR

JOHN FINAMORE
Director of Business Development

John is a seasoned construction professional with over 30 years of experience and possesses an MBA and a wealth of Read More

DENISE ORLANDO
Marketing Director

With over 15 years of experience, Denise is the head of the company’s marketing department overseeing all marketing activities Read More

DAVID CASILLO
Director of Estimating

With over 25 years of construction cost estimating experience, David serves as our Director of Estimating … Read More

GEORGE GRAUER
Safety Director

With over 30 years of experience, George, our Safety Director oversees the company’s safety program and visits the jobsites … Read More

CHARLES R. WOLF, AIA, LEED AP
Quality Director

Charles, whose Architectural career spans over 31 years, possesses an extensive diverse, and in-depth working knowledge of … Read More

MARILYN J. MAHER, CRIS
Director of Risk Management, Legal

With 40 years of experience in the construction industry, Marilyn administers the company’s Risk Management, … 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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QUALITY POLICY

EW Howell is dedicated to providing General Contracting, Construction Management and Design Build Services for construction projects that meet or exceed our clients’ quality expectations and applicable regulatory requirements by consistently implementing and continually improving our Quality Management System.

“BUILD IT ONCE – BUILD IT RIGHT”

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: