Chris Howell is the Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder of The Ironsides Group. As the COO, Chris is responsible for designing and implementing business strategies, plans and procedures to position Ironsides for aggressive growth. Additionally, Chris heads our Ironsides Training Academy; ensuring only trained crews well versed in the Ironsides standard are deployed to a worksite.
Chris comes to the group with over 12 years of military experience as a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer with combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Chris has built, trained, and led effective teams across the globe. He is still known within Ironsides as “Smoke,” an artillery term for a Platoon Sergeant that drives the unit to accomplish any task. Chris culminated his distinguished Army career by giving back and serving with the Wounded Warrior Program in the Washington, DC area.
Chris has been leading and establishing the Ironsides operations in all markets and is second to none in customer interaction. He focuses on first and last touch of every client installation and has created company-wide systems to manage everything in between. Chris does whatever it takes to deliver the product to our customers and has been a critical component to the Ironsides growth.
When not running the Ironsides operations, Chris spends his time with his wife and kids in Phoenix. Additionally, he coins himself a scratch golfer heading for the pros and of course, “the trout whisperer.” Chris is a certified contractor in multiple states and holds a B.A. in Business from the University of Phoenix.