Howard was the original founder of Encompass in 1979. Howard was raised in western South Dakota and graduated from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Following college, he served his country as a Captain in the United States Army Corps of Engineers during the late 60′s and early 70′s.
Howard has worked for a variety of other engineering firms and he served for 10 years as the Executive Director of the Minnesota Masonry Institute. In addition to his vast experience in structural design and construction management, Howard is considered one of the country’s foremost experts in forensic investigation, forensic analysis, and all phases of forensic litigation.