Howard S. Wright Companies

Howard S. Wright Companies

=Howard S. Wright - Present=

The [ Howard S. Wright companies] are a group of affiliated companies united through a common heritage. They include:

* [ Howard S. Wright Construction Co.]
* [ Howard S. Wright Constructors]
* [ HSW Builders]
* [ Team-Build (Project and Construction Management)]
These companies provide preconstruction, construction, CM/GC, and design-build services for a wide range of project types and industries, primarily within the ten Western States. The corporate staff is spread throughout the offices, each of which is run by a local manager.

The companies are employee owned and privately held.

In 2007, the Howard S. Wright companies was listed in the Top 100 Contractors by Engineering News-Record Magazine (ENR).

Howard S. Wright Construction Co. is one of the oldest operating building contractors in the Western United States.


In 1885, Howard Sprague Wright sailed from Nova Scotia into the frontier town of Port Townsend, Washington, where he founded Howard S. Wright Construction Co. His prior work as a cabinetmaker, draftsman and framing superintendent enabled him to quickly establish himself as a quality homebuilder. Wright moved the company to Everett, Washington, and there expanded the business to include commercial and hotel construction.

Howard S. Wright and George S. Schuchart, the third generation, joined the family business in the 1950s and expanded the company's diverse range of services to include aerospace facilities. In the early 1960s, Howard S. Wright Construction Co. was selected as the primary builder for the Century 21 World's Fair in Seattle. It was for this event that the company built the Space Needle – now a symbol for Seattle, WA.

Hospitals, resorts, university and college work, residential and commercial construction characterized the 1970s as the company extended its operations throughout the Western US. Office space, skyscrapers and hotel work dominated the company's work in the 1980s.

Market Sectors

Today, the Howard S. Wright companies perform general contracting services in the following market sectors:
*Tenant Improvement
*Office Building
*Parking Structure
*Residential For Sale

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