JD Howell and Company

About us

JD Howell and Co is a fully insured general contractor owned and operated by Joshua D. Howell of Waldoboro, Maine. Having grown up in a handbuilt house in midcoast Maine, Josh went to college in Colorado and began his career as a carpenter in the early 90’s, helping to restore an aging adobe house in Santa Fe.


From there, Josh moved on to Nantucket, where he spent years restoring 19th century homes and mastering the art of hardy, weatherproof shingle-style construction. Over time, Josh’s love of the outdoors and respect for traditional craftsmanship has transformed into a commitment to creating healthy, efficient, superbly detailed dwellings that are uniquely suited to the harsh environment of Maine’s coast and islands.


Today, JD Howell and Co. maintains a small core staff and utilizes a select group of highly competent, dedicated subcontractors. By keeping overhead low, we are able to keep client costs as low as possible without sacrificing quality. We stand behind all our work and take great pride in our work ethic.


Every job, large or small, is treated with the same dedication, innovation and attention to detail. We thrive on new challenges and welcome projects that are out of the ordinary due to location or design, emerging technologies, the use of reclaimed materials, and so on.

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