JD Howell and Co is a fully insured general contractor based in midcoast Maine — our ‘sweet spot’ is the coast and islands from Brunswick to Belfast. We specialize in super-efficient, ‘green’ and net-zero buildings of all shapes and sizes, but we also undertake all manner and sizes of projects, from whole house renovations to kitchen and baths, decks and patios, and pretty much anything our clients can dream up!
Owner/operator Josh Howell grew up in a handbuilt house in Maine, went to college in Colorado, and spent years traveling and writing in South America before returning to New England to raise a family. He spent the better part of a decade as a frame-to-finish carpenter on Nantucket, restoring 19th century homes and mastering the art of hardy, weatherproof shingle-style construction. In 2006, Josh and his family built their home in midcoast Maine and founded JD Howell and Company to focus on helping clients create healthy, efficient, superbly detailed dwellings that are uniquely suited to the harsh environment of Maine’s coast and islands. In 2015, Josh was named a Certified Passive House builder by PHIUS, the country’s most respected Passive House organization, dedicated to creating buildings that meet the world’s most rigorous energy efficiency standard.
Today, we maintain a small core staff and utilize a select group of highly competent, dedicated subcontractors. Every job, large or small, is treated with the same dedication, innovation, and attention to detail, and we love a good challenge!