New York, NY EW Howell Construction Group, one of the region’s leading education, retail, cultural and healthcare builders, announces the expansion of its New York City offices with the formation of a dedicated Interiors Construction Division. The new Interiors Division – reestablishing a specialty from EW Howell’s 125-year history of quality construction – will be led by accomplished industry veteran Robert Hohmann, who joins the firm as vice president.
“EW Howell is proud to create a larger footprint in the New York City commercial real estate market with the expansion of our Manhattan offices and the reestablishment of an Interiors Division, dedicated to working with architects and businesses to bring our ‘Build Simply’ philosophy and commitment to excellence to interior construction,” said Howard Rowland, president of EW Howell Construction Group. “We are very proud to welcome Robert Hohmann to our team, and to have his leadership in the growth of our Interiors Division and our New York presence. EW Howell has earned the highest marks for its work in building retail, cultural, healthcare, education, senior living and multifamily properties over the last century and we are committed to delivering the finest quality of work with our Interiors Division.”
Hohmann brings over 30 years of experience to his role as vice president of EW Howell’s Interiors Division, including more than two decades as principal of a leading Manhattan interiors general contracting firm.
Acting as principal, he built projects for a number of prestigious corporations and institutions, including JP Morgan Chase, Queens College, 21st Century Fox, Greenberg Traurig, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Alzheimer’s Association and Touro College, the New York City Police Department, luxury goods brand MCM, and Barry’s Bootcamp. Hohmann is a trusted construction resource for many of the City’s prominent owners and property managers, including Colliers International, Jamestown, Newmark, RFR Holdings and Friedland Properties.
“It was an easy decision to partner with EW Howell, the gold standard for ground up and redevelopment projects in New York. I am honored to join the executive team and bring EW Howell’s superior quality of work to the interiors market,” Mr. Hohmann said. “We will be a new name to some in New York, but I am confident that EW Howell’s well-earned reputation for outstanding results in construction will pave the way for some exciting opportunities in the interiors arena, and growth for the firm and our team.”
Most recently, Hohmann was principal of AJS Project Management where he drove business development and project supervision for the firm for 22 years. He honed his craft in construction management earlier in his career at Ambassador Construction and at NICO Construction before that. At EW Howell, Mr. Hohmann will lead the firm’s Midtown Manhattan-based Interiors Division, building the staff with new recruits and assembling custom teams from within the firm’s established professional ranks. The company, which has a 125-year track record in construction management, has more than doubled the size of its Manhattan offices in the last two years. This office has been building major projects for such clients as Dalton and Brearley schools, the Smithsonian/Cooper Hewitt Museum, Park Avenue Synagogue, The New York Botanical Garden, the NYC School Construction Authority and others. In the 1990s, EW Howell was a leading interiors firm, working for such banks as NLI International, Sanwa Securities, and The Tokyo-Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corp.
“We have undertaken some of the most complex construction projects in Manhattan, and we look forward to taking on the distinct challenges of interiors work, where our dedication to excellence can make a real difference in budgeting and delivery of projects to drive a user’s success,” Mr. Rowland said.
Founded in 1891, EW Howell Construction Group is a leading New York based General Construction and Construction Management firm with offices in Manhattan and on Long Island. They provide construction services throughout the region to a diverse range of clients in the Retail, Education, Arts & Cultural, and Healthcare sectors. Dedicated to a “Build Simply” approach, the firm provides a simplified construction experience for its clients. EW Howell’s meticulous pre-construction, planning and project management, combined with collaborative client relationships and strong connections with the region’s top sub-contractors ensures they continue to deliver world class projects for their clients as they have done for over 125 years.