Since founding in 1992, Howell & Vancuren has strived to be a company that adds value to the lives of both clients and staff. Maintaining this role as a leading landscape architectural firm in the region by pursuing diverse projects requiring innovative design solutions has, and always will be, the firm's focus. Howell & Vancuren endeavors to design pioneering and sustainable solutions for the outdoor environment.

Working as a team with clients and other design consultants, listening, and collaborating with all parties is paramount to the success of every project. The success of this collaborative approach is contingent upon Principal level involvement throughout the duration of the project, from planning to construction. ​

This approach provides clients with continuity of communication and availability of senior staff to respond to any and all issues during the life of a project. Howell & Vancuren understands the challenges clients are facing and follows a systemized approach to ensure projects achieve their goals. By progressing through a series of steps Howell & Vancuren is able to identify viable alternatives when necessary, forge strategies for development, and create a plan that is both creative and economically sound.

Customer service is at the forefront of operations, which is evident by the large volume of repeat clients the firm serves. The business philosophy at Howell & Vancuren is “build clients not just projects.” A combination of experience, hands-on approach, and customer-centric mindset form the cornerstone of the firm.