Who We Are

We are a family run civil engineering company based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Richard Howard founder and chairman started back in 1967 and has developed the business to where it is today – with 40+ employees and all 3 generations of the Howard family part of the team, led by managing director David Howard. 

Our core family values have remained the same over the decades, offering an honest, reliable and quality service to all our clients across the Yorkshire and Humber region. With a vast amount of experience throughout our multi-disciplined teams, our reputation has been built on 50+ years of expertise & knowledge in the industry. Allowing us to build strong, long term relationships with our clients who continue to trust R J Howard with their civil engineering and groundworks requirements. 

Health & Safety, Training & Development

Our management team are supported by a directly-employed workforce of operatives, fitters, & engineers who are all trained and qualified to a high standard. Our office manager ensures all our people are up to date with relevant training such as; CSCS, CPCS, NPORS, SSSTS, SMSTS by arranging health & safety and other training as required. It’s important that we invest in individual’s personal development not only to ensure we retain the best people, but also deliver projects on time, effectively and in a safe manor.

Given the nature of our works being classed as high risk, we operate zero tolerance when it comes to H&S on our projects. The day to day responsibility of maintaining the high standards lies with our project management team & directors. But to support this and ensure RJH are up to date with all legislation, we rely on the specialist knowledge of an external based H&S consultant, who also carry out site audits on behalf of RJH and our clients. The results of which are shared to allow for continual improvement.

To demonstrate that we take H&S seriously we are proud to say we’ve held CHAS & SMAS accreditation for 10+ years. 


We are conscious of the effect’s the construction & civil engineering industry has on the environment, so we take this in to consideration when working with our client, in a bid to support their needs and play our part.

We always endeavour to procure sustainably sourced materials where possible, with recycled aggregate products used extensively across our projects. Our fleet of vehicles are regularly replaced and as more fuel-efficient vehicles become available to purchase, it will allow us to consider more environmentally friendly machinery, reduce our diesel usage and ultimately our overall CO2 outputs.

Get in touch

0113 243 2837


Howard House Lowfields Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 6BS