Organic Recycling and Valuable Services for the City of New Haven
Todd D. Howell has always had construction and entrepreneurship in is DNA. He began in construction at the age of 13 and at 17, he owned his first business.
Mr. Howell was a seasoned small business owner when he started New England Site and Infrastructure Management in January 2008, and since the City of New Haven has come to rely on Todd and his organization in a number of capacities.
Year-round, he is an organic recycling and repurposing company making leaves, wood and brush into a saleable mulch and soil product. And in the winter months, Mr. Howell does municipal snow plowing, ice control and snow melting and currently holds 4-year A and B contract for the streets and roads for the city of New Haven, Connecticut. To top it o, in the spring and fall months, he performs excavation, site work and paving.
In 2015, Todd was ready to access to capital to expand. He needed the help of a knowledgeable person to navigate these difficult waters. New Haven City Mayor Toni Harp referred Todd to the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) where he met CTSBDC Business Advisor, Joe Williams.
Joe and Todd got to work reviewing Todd’s business plan and budget, and preparing the paperwork to access capital. From this, Todd earned a Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Express Loan and Grant which has helped him to acquire new equipment, create five jobs and save another five. Mr. Howell is actively involved in hiring New Haven residents for available positions in his business.
I would not be where I am today without the assistance of Joe Williams. This has been an invaluable experience. His guidance, wisdom and understanding, coupled with his hands-on knowledge of the construction industry has assisted my company growth immensely. The ability to have an advisor who believes in your abilities, yet doesn’t allow you to underestimate your capabilities, is refreshing. My company has been able to secure multi-year contracts in several different fields resulting in millions of dollars of long term contracts. — Todd D. Howell, COO New England Site And Infrastructure Management
Todd is currently seeking land to expand, store his vehicles and operate his organic recycling business. He continues to work with Joe, and refer new clients to the CTSBDC.
Mr. Howell is a proud member of the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC), has been listed in Who’s, Who of American Business Owners and Professionals for the last 10 years, received a lifetime achievement award at the age of 40 from the State of Connecticut African American Affairs Commission, and earned a Congressional Presidential Medal of Freedom by the United States Congress.Go Back