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Break Ground On Something Big.

Looking to grow your business in west central Ohio? We have prime locations available near 1-70 and 1-75 that are shovel-ready and can be built to suit.

Our Core Values


Our word is worth the weight of a binding contract. That means we say what we’ll do, and we’ll do what we say, without question.

Efficiency & Versatility

With experience and longevity, we’ve honed our processes to be flexible and efficient without ever sacrificing quality.

Client Satisfaction

We want every client to be thrilled with the results and the process. Creating personal relationships built on trust is paramount.


Our goal is to transform land and spaces into the maximally-functioning environments to which we apply the highest-quality workmanship and materials.

Our Mission

Provide tailor-made builds to fit business needs and facilitate a strong Ohio community.

70+ years of experience
is a great place to start

Howell Land Development father-and-son founders Terry and Andy Howell envision west central Ohio as a prime hub for business development and growth. And with a combined 70+ years of expertise in their respective fields, they know they’re the ones who can make it happen.

Terry has spent over 50 years in the construction business and over the last few decades, he specialized in rock-solid construction for individual homeowners and commercial customers. Andy is a licensed realtor® who has dedicated his career to revitalizing and showcasing the Ohio housing market.

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Prime locations perfect for business.

With extensive lots near the crossroads of I-70 and I-75, we have the flexibility and the space to build whatever your business needs—big or small, custom or turnkey.

Our Partner

We’ve partnered with the best to build you the best.

Chief Buildings is a U.S.-based company that designs, details, and manufactures metal building systems. Our products are made at our plants in Grand Island, NE; Rensselaer, IN; and Lancaster, SC, and we buy our raw materials from U.S. manufacturers. We service all fifty states in almost every business sector and though we are not the biggest in the industry, we let our reputation define our success.

You might say we play by our own set of rules. We never outsource work, especially design or detailing, and we never offshore jobs. We could do things differently, maybe even cut some costs along the way, but that’s not our only goal. Keeping jobs in our communities and abiding by our own set of standards is what defines us.

Although we’re large enough to service industries across U.S. and international markets, we still operate like a family company and treat each other as such. The employees walking up and down our halls all greet each other by first name. We extend that same friendly hello to all our builders. Interacting daily with people you like doing business with is our best-kept secret of success and longevity.

Construction can be a grueling business—demanding owners, unreliable subs, change orders, unpredictable weather, more change orders, and never enough time. Chief Buildings is the calm in the storm. We’re a model for stability and believe our primary business is relationship building. You can trust every Chief Buildings Independent Authorized Builder believes in those same things too. General contractors and metal building erectors in the know partner with Chief Buildings.

Chief Buildings is a specialized division of Chief Industries, Inc., a privately held company still owned by the same family that first opened its doors in 1954. Never bought. Never sold. 

Three generations strong, we are…Trusted. Tested. True.

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