Our Leadership

    • Joseph L. Slavik, II


      Cell: 303-947-1218

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      • Joseph L. Slavik, II - President

        Joe joined Howell Construction in 1995 as Vice-President and became President in 2001. He has been instrumental in transforming Howell from a small family run business to a leader in the market niches of Technology, Life Sciences, Health Care and General Commercial.

        During his tenure at Howell, Joe has become known for creating construction solutions that integrate with client’s strategic business objectives. His consultative style has helped Howell form Strategic Partnerships and long-term alliances with many leading Colorado companies.

        Joe is currently a board member for the Associated General Contractors and an active member in the Colorado WPO chapter, as well as on the Board of Governors for the Metro Denver Economic Development Council. He has been an active contributor with the “Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Metro Denver,” spending seven years on the Associate Board and the last six years on the Board of Directors.

        Joe holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Nebraska and an M.B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

        Joe, his wife Jenna, and children Jason, Megan and Rachel enjoy spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks where there is lots of time spent on the water. Joe also enjoys skiing, hunting, archery and playing golf.

    • Roger T. Smith
      Vice President
      Cell: 303-941-8248
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      • Roger Smith - Vice President

        Roger has shared responsibilities between business development and operational oversize, focusing on our Technical, Life Science and Healthcare markets. He also, manages our marketing, preconstruction and estimating teams at Howell. He enjoys interfacing with the market place to line Howell up for our next great project as well working with project teams from the concept level design through final completion to make sure we always deliver exceptional performance for our clients.

        Roger has been a part of the Howell team since he interned for a summer in 1999. He graduated from CU Boulder with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering and has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2007. He stays current on market developments by being active in several professional organizations including 7x24 Exchange, CTA, CAHED, and ISPE.

        Roger and his wife Dawn of 22 years spend most of their spare time chasing their three children around with sports and other activities. When he can fit in additional fun time he enjoys fly fishing, hunting, mountain biking, ATV riding, hiking, skiing, and golf.

    • Daniel A. Vickers, P.E.
      Vice President
      Cell: 720-454-2224
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      • Daniel A Vickers P.E. - Vice President

        Dan has been with Howell Construction as Vice President since 2011. He is currently focusing his efforts managing construction operations while supporting business development. In addition, Dan provides preconstruction and project management services on select projects.

        Dan began his construction career in 1985 after graduating from the University of Dayton with a B.S. in Civil Engineering as a Project Engineer. He has spent the majority of his career doing what he loves, being on construction sites building and planning the tough jobs. Dan has spent the past 18 years of his career in Colorado and is best known for some of his landmark resort projects he built in the Colorado Mountains. After 22 years with a national construction firm, Dan moved to Howell Construction seeking to be more directly involved in delivering excellence in construction services.

        Dan and his wife reside in the foothills while raising two children, both in college. When Dan is not at work you will probably find him under the hood of his muscle car or standing in one of his favorite Colorado rivers with a fly rod in his hand.



    Leadership is a common denominator among high performing project teams. The strongest leadership in most organizations comes from the owners and senior managers. Howell Construction's principals will be actively involved with the planning and management of your project. We believe this level of leadership substantially impacts the success of our projects. Howell is dedicated to providing the highest level of leadership on each project and will turn down opportunities if our principals are not available to support a project or relationship.