Mon - Fri 8AM - 5PM


6740 Chambers Road

Charles City, VA 23030



Demolition Services

Bruce Howard Contracting has the experience and a variety of equipment to handle your demolition needs. Hoe rams, breakers, demo trailers, and licensed disposal sites help us meet your needs.

Hydro-seeding Services

An alternative to the traditional process of broadcasting or sowing dry seed, Hydro-seeding is a planting process that utilizes a slurry of seed and mulch. The slurry is mixed and transported in our own Hydroseeder and sprayed over the prepared ground with the tank-mounted nozzle or extended with 300 feet of hose to access the hard-to-reach places.

Hydro-seeding advantages:

  • Applying nutrients, seed, stabilization, and water in one application.
  • If planting a relatively large area, hydro-seeding can be completed in a very short period of time.
  • Hydro-seeding can be very effective for hillsides and sloping lawns to help with erosion control and quick planting, as well as uniformed installation of soil stabilization materials.
  • Results are often quicker with high germination rates producing grass growth in about a week and mowing maintenance beginning around 3-4 weeks from the time of application.


Bruce Howard Contracting was one of the first certified installers of ‘Flexterra’ erosion control media for our hydro-seeding applications in Virginia.

Stormwater Ponds, Dams & Spillways

Bruce Howard Contracting has worked with both state and private clients to assist them in constructing and repairing both unregulated and regulated dam structures. We have installed concrete spillways, rip-rap emergency overflows, temporary stormwater ponds, liners, permanent ponds, bioretention ponds, and have retrofitted existing ponds and spillways to conform to Dam Safety Regulations.

Engineering Services

Complete Site Packages
Our engineering capability enables Bruce Howard Contracting the ability to offer complete site packages by working with public and private owners, developers, architects, engineers, and other land development professionals to complete engineered plans. We can provide engineered designs and plans for your Site Plans application, Erosion and Sediment Control plans, Grading and Drainage plans, Water and Sewer Utilities Design plans to achieve approvals and permits for construction.

Value Engineering Services
Let us help you optimize your site construction budget by evaluating the Civil Engineering aspects of your project. We can offer realistic solutions and opinions based on sound engineering judgment combined with significant real-world construction experience.

Erosion & Sediment Control Installation

Typically, before any site construction can take place, erosion and sediment control features are installed to satisfy the site plan requirements and prevent problems with stormwater runoff from construction activities. We are Erosion and Sediment Control Specialists. Several staff members (seventeen in total) are Responsible Land Disturbers (RLDs) certified through the Department of Conversation and Recreations’ Stormwater Management Program. In addition, a clean worksite enhances other construction activities.

In 2007, Bruce Howard Contracting was awarded the John Schied Erosion Control Award in recognition for outstanding performance during installation and maintenance of Erosion and Sediment Control measures. This was the first award given to a Contractor for erosion and sediment control implementation in Fauquier County.

In 2007, Bruce Howard Contracting was awarded the John Schied Erosion Control Award in recognition for outstanding performance during installation and maintenance of Erosion and Sediment Control measures. This was the first award given to a Contractor for erosion and sediment control implementation in Fauquier County.

Erosion and Sediment Control Inspection
Let us be your third-party erosion and sediment inspector. Our inspectors are certified through the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Stormwater Compliance Program. Our experienced staff can provide you third-party reviews of installed erosion and sediment control measures per the Virginia Stormwater Management Permit (VSMP) requirements.

Why are we Erosion and Sediment Control Specialists? We believe in protecting the environment. Our engineering ability enables us to design and install complete erosion control systems. We understand E&S.

Road Construction

From temporary access roads through the most difficult terrain to permanent roads built to VDOT standards, Bruce Howard Contracting can build it. We have installed temporary timber matting and bridges as well as pre-engineered bridge structures providing safe and environmentally friendly access to those hard-to-reach project sites. In addition, we are an approved Prequalified VDOT Contractor.

Stream Restoration and Stabilization

Bruce Howard Contracting has a long, proven history of stream and wetland reconstruction. We have been involved in the planning and design of multiple restoration and wetland reconstruction projects helping to ensure long-term water quality.

Excavation & Grading

When it comes to excavating and grading, you want a contractor with the right equipment and experience to complete any residential, commercial, or industrial project. We believe excavation and grading go hand-in-hand with the environmental protection of the project. Our approach to excavation and grading is methodical. Our plan is well thought-out prior to our arrival on site. Efficiency and productivity in the movement of material are at the forefront of project planning; however, our first priority is to ensure the safety of our workers, the public, and our job site.

Our staff has the proven experience to ensure true value for our clients. We use tried and true construction techniques as well as the newest and best technology the industry has to offer.

Site Clearing Services

We have the right equipment for large-scale acreage, whether it’s wholesale timber removal or selectively removing one dangerous tree with ropes and rigging. Our equipment fleet includes our Morbark 3600 grinder, as well as environmentally-friendly mulching equipment mounted to tractors, excavators, and skidsteers. We operate three licensed material disposal facilities to handle a variety of construction debris.

Underground Utility Infrastructure

Bruce Howard Contracting is committed to keeping Virginia powered by installing and maintaining the underground electrical infrastructure. From distribution and transmission lines to fiber optic telecommunications, we hold the skill and craft to successfully install underground conduit and electrical and communication lines.

Water Management Infrastructure

Bruce Howard Contracting has experience installing water lines for both public and private clients. We have the equipment and resources to make your project a success.

Sewer Lines
From simple gravity lines to force main systems, we can assist you from design to installation. We install pre-engineered wastewater package systems.

Storm Sewer
Storm sewers are a part of almost every residential, commercial, or industrial project we undertake. Our crews have the experience and expertise to stage and install this work correctly and completely.