Our Leadership

    • Joseph L. Slavik, II
      President
      303-696-5850
      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
      303-696-5810
      Cell: 303-941-8248
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      • Roger Smith, LEED AP - Vice President

        Roger enjoys interfacing with the market place and focuses his time on our Advanced Industries projects and customers. He shares his time between leading preconstruction teams and providing operational oversight on our technical projects 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. During his tenure at Howell, he has developed his abilities for creating construction solutions that integrate with client’s strategic business objectives. 

        Roger graduated from CU Boulder with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering, earned an EIT designation and is a LEED® Accredited Professional. He is an ICC Class ‘A’ General Contractor and holds licenses for several Colorado front-range municipalities.

        Roger stays current on market developments by being active in several professional organizations including CTA, CAHED, and ISPE, as well as being the director of membership and sponsorship of the 7x24 Exchange – Rocky Mountain Chapter Board.

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

    • Daniel A. Vickers, P.E.
      Vice President
      303-696-5820
      Cell: 720-454-2224
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      • Daniel A Vickers, P.E. - Vice President

        Dan began his career with Howell Construction in 2011 as Vice President. 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 17 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, one in college and one going soon. 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.

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    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.