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About Us

With more than 40 years in the construction business, the Howell Buildings Company team offers a wealth of experience in solving the building needs of central and west central Ohio customers – for commercial, agricultural, local government, public safety and residential building projects.

We represent two major building product lines: Lester Buildings post-frame and conventional construction and Chief Buildings steel frame construction. And we team up with a network of skilled subcontractors to keep projects on schedule and on budget – with high quality results.

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Founder and President

Hello, I’m Terry,

I established Howell Buildings Company in 2009, but I’ve been in the building construction business since 1974–always dedicated to excellent customer service from the sale, on past project completion.

I started with Butler Manufacturing, representing Ohio in sales and construction of grain storage bins and steel buildings. As Regional Sales Manager from 1985 to 1991, I worked with contractors in 26 eastern states.

In 1993, I founded my own company, Howell Timber Structures, Inc., in St. Paris, Ohio. And I supervised and coordinated planning and construction of Wick Buildings’ St. Paris plant and distribution center, which I managed before launching Howell Buildings Company. In my career, my colleagues and I have won numerous awards from Butler Manufacturing, Lester Buildings and Chief Buildings.

I’m a Champaign County native and a 1970 agricultural economics and agricultural education graduate of The Ohio State University. My wife, Jacquelyn, and I own a 740-acre grain farm and enjoy spending time with our son, Andy, and his family. And I’m a member of the Urbana Rotary Club and serve on the board of Champaign Residential Services, Inc.

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Jim Hostetler

Hello, I’m Jim,

I’ve been in the building construction field for 33 years. That includes being an independent contractor with Lester Buildings since 1985 and a full-time employee of Howell Buildings Company since 2016.

In addition to supervising our construction team and keeping projects on schedule, my responsibilities include on-the-job training of new team members, safety and OSHA training, and human resources training.

My wife and I live in Plain City.


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Call us today at (937) 663-5364 or fill out our contact form to begin discussing your project and how we can help bring it to reality. We look forward to talking and working with you. Contact us, too, if you’d like to join the Howell Buildings team. We’re looking for people who, like us, are driven to provide quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service.

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