J J Howard Engineering & Surveying 5983 W. State Ste. D Boise, ID 83703       208-846-8937

JJ Howard Engineering & Surveying in Boise

    5983 W. State St. Ste. D Boise, ID



J.J. Howard Engineering & Surveying has been providing civil design and land surveying services in the region for 31 years. We are a firm dedicated to providing quality work to our clients at competitive rates. Our principle, Eric Howard LS, has brought together a diverse group of professionals that are able to complete projects promptly and efficiently. This is achieved by a family like atmosphere at work with open communication and low overhead costs.


Eric Howard, B.S./PLS        


Eric is a Boise State University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and a Minor in Business. In December of 2013, Eric received his Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) License in the State of Idaho. Eric purchased the company from Jim Howard in 2011. His main objectives are to complete a project on time and under budget, and monitoring projects for compliance with our local state and federal standards.

Jim Howard, PE/PLS         

Civil Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor

Prior to selling the business to Eric Howard, Jim was the sole proprietor of J.J. Howard Engineering for over 32 years. Over those 32 years, Jim has provided a broad range of engineering and land surveying services to Elmore, Ada, Canyon, and Owyhee counties. Jim has had extensive experience working with Mayors and Councils, County Commissioners, Highway Districts, Health Districts, and the State of Idaho D.E.Q. Jim Howard continues to work with J.J. Howard Engineering providing his expertise to the company.

Joe Jones, PLS        

Head Surveyor

Joe graduated from Boise High School in 1990 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Joe served from 1990 to 1994 during which he became a veteran of Desert Shield/Storm and Somalia Africa. He received an honorable discharge as an E-4, Corporal of Marines. In 2008, Joe was the first to become a certified survey technician level III by the National Society of Professional Surveyors. Joe has been with JJ Howard Engineering since 2013 working on projects from initial field to completion.


Michelle Foley             

Contract Administrator, Account Manager

Michelle has been with J.J. Howard Engineering since October 1999. The hub of the office, it's her voice you'll generally hear first when calling our firm. Michelle stays current on all projects and manages our contracts and business accounts. She is responsible for preparing accountant documentation, payroll, quarterly and year-end taxes, and health and business insurance plans. She is also involved in the County recording of documents and plats and acts as legal representation when needed.