Employees Rising Higher: Meet Howard “Damen”

Employees Rising Higher: Meet Howard “Damen”

The Highland Group, a renowned general contractor and real estate developer, is proud to launch a new company feature, spotlighting the dedicated and talented members of our team who live out our mission every day. This mission, a commitment to higher standards and dedication to building stronger communities where we live, work, and play, is deeply ingrained in our company culture.

Our first spotlight shines on Howard Damen, fondly known as “Damen” among his colleagues, who works out of our North Alabama / Tennessee Valley Region Office located in Huntsville. Damen’s role as an Assistant Project Manager is marked by his unwavering dedication, positive attitude, and genteel presence that brings a sense of peace and happiness to all who interact with him.

Outside of his professional commitments, Damen’s commitment to community service is truly inspiring. For the past eight years, Damen has given his time and carpentry skills to Enable Madison County, partnering with The Warrant Officers Association of Redstone Arsenal. His work primarily involves building wheelchair access ramps and aiding in winterizations for houses, providing an invaluable service to Veterans and other residents of Madison County. Enable Madison County‘s mission aligns perfectly with Damen’s personal commitment to enabling individuals to live independently, safely, and with dignity.

Damen’s passion extends to his personal life as well. He’s an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing, and a motorcycling enthusiast, often spending time building and riding motorcycles. He also enjoys surfing and visiting with friends. Damen’s life in Huntsville spans 18 years, and his extensive experience in construction at Redstone Arsenal over the last 15 years adds great value to our team at The Highland Group.

His impressive career history includes roles as a carpenter, superintendent, and project manager, with significant contributions to projects for the Missile Defense Agency, multiple FBI buildings, Raytheon Missile, and NASA.

Damen’s dedication to his professional role, commitment to community service, and his personal passions truly embody The Highland Group’s values. We’re proud to have Damen as part of our family.

“Working with Damen has been an absolute privilege. His commitment to excellence is not only evident in his work but also in his actions. His dedication to our community, his unwavering work ethic, and his passion for life are an inspiration to us all. Damen has always had a positive outlook on life’s challenges and continues to push himself to be better and improve. Which embodies the spirit of The Highland Group – he is a testament to what we stand for and strive to achieve.” – Michael Barnes, VP of North Alabama, The Highland Group.

As we continue our employee spotlight series, stay tuned for more inspiring stories from the heart of The Highland Group. To learn more about Enable Madison County visit: https://www.enablemadisoncounty.org/.

The Highland Group

The Highland Group is a real estate development and commercial construction firm that specializes in real estate development, preconstruction services, general contracting, construction management, and design-build delivery. With a reputation for excellence,

innovation, and integrity, The Highland Group delivers high-quality, cost-effective projects on schedule by employing and supporting motivated, flexible, and focused teams. Their mission is to develop leaders committed to higher standards who have an impact on their firm and the communities in which they work and live by developing trusting relationships and building quality projects. The Highland Group has offices located in the Gulf Coast Region (501 South McKenzie Street, Suite 2, Foley, Alabama, 36535), the Tennessee Valley Region (1300 Meridian St N Suite 300, Huntsville, Alabama, 35801), and the Florida Panhandle Region (130 Richard Jackson Blvd., Suite 104A, Panama City Beach, Florida, 32407). They have been proudly serving clients throughout the Southeastern United States since 2005. Learn more at www.thehighlandgroup.com or contact us here. 

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