As a native Fort Myers Floridian and a third-generation contractor, Howard has a genuine understanding of the construction demands in Southwest Florida.
As President of Chris-Tel Construction, his primary purpose is to facilitate construction activities that perform and produce projects as promised. He personally oversees each project to ensure exceptional results and is dedicated to surpassing the client’s core project goals. Howard’s passion for construction, craftsmanship and historic preservation is unparalleled, evident by national, state and local awards. Above all, maintaining and cultivating client and community relationships is at the forefront of Chris-Tel’s day to day business operations.
Howard is no stranger to giving back and is a strong advocate with deep roots and a personal connection to Fort Myers and Lee County. He fully realizes that businesses in Southwest Florida are only as strong as the communities they come from. Having built his business literally one brick at a time, he is a strong believer in charitable contributions. Howard has donated his time, effort and finances towards admirable causes throughout Southwest Florida and statewide. Howard is a member of community organizations such as the Real Estate Investment Society, the Associated Builders and Contractors Gulf Coast Chapter, the Lee Building Industry Association and Horizon Council and has sponsored countless events for the PACE Center for Girls, the Boys and Girls Club of Lee County, Florida Gulf Coast University, the Lee County School District and the Uncommon Friends Foundation to name a few.