How We're Different

Hard work, done right—first set in concrete by Howard S. Wright, the man—is the simple formula of our success. Today, hard work done right has made Howard S. Wright a leader in construction innovation, services and technologies.

Howard 125

Howard 125 Logo

It’s not every Company that can claim the distinction of being around for 125 years. So we’re proud and humbled by what our substantial heritage says about us as a business, and as people.

During our 125th year and beyond, we will continue to invest in our people and our business. Everything—from the people we hire and train, to the buildings we build, to the work processes we use, to our culture as a Company—is designed to deliver the highest quality projects and experiences to our clients.

Special Projects Group

Special Projects Group

To be able to excel in small to mid-sized projects, each of our offices maintains a Special Projects Group (SPG).

With specialized project management systems and a sophisticated staff, SPG provides the one-on-one attention and immediacy of a small contractor, supported by the substantial resources of Howard S. Wright.

Our expert SPG teams respond quickly and creatively, providing outstanding customer service and creative problem-solving skills.

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Green building

Green Building

As a pioneer in High-Performance Green Building (HPGB) construction, Howard S. Wright goes beyond the requirements of LEED and specifically focuses on maximizing building energy performance and water efficiency. We provide our clients energy measurement and performance verification long after completion, to ensure that actual energy performance meets designed performance.

Whether your goal is a Net Zero building, or reducing building energy and water consumption, Howard S. Wright has the expertise to help you get there.

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Career Development

Career Development

Our employees enjoy both local and off-site, retreat-style training programs. In fact, our off-site training has a home of its own: an 80 acre ranch in Central Oregon that we own and maintain for in-depth skill and team building. Set on sprawling, parklike grounds, our retreat is an ideal environment for learning new skills and understanding our culture.

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Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Howard S. Wright uses BIM on a wide variety of projects to enhance our design and constructability decisions.

Using BIM leverages the expertise of every project team member and yields better production efficiency during both preconstruction and construction phases. Clients, designers and our subcontractors appreciate the savings realized by resolving conflicts in the virtual environment, instead of the traditional time-consuming RFI process.

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Community Investment

Giving back to our communities is a cornerstone of how we conduct business. Our mission is to make a positive difference in the communities where we work and live by supporting organizations and causes that are important to our business, communities and employees.

Read more: About HSW: Community Investment