Board Members

Denny L. Howell, P.E.

Denny L. Howell, II P.E.

President

Denny L. Howell, II P.E. holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Drexel University (1993) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Denny has worked his entire career in Chester County having grown up there as well. He is President and Owner of D.L. Howell and Associates, Inc. and a partner in Howell Kline Surveying, LLC. He is registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and North Carolina. His firm has designed over 1000 projects in and around Chester County.

Adam Brower, P.E. - Vice President

Adam Brower, P.E.

Vice President

Currently employed at Edward B. Walsh and Assoc. Inc. as a project manager. Graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor in Science in Engineering in 1992. Obtained professional engineering license in the state of Pennsylvania in 1997. Active in the Home Builders Association Chester and Delaware County Chapter

Andrew M. DeFonzo, P.E.

Andrew M. DeFonzo, P.E.

Treasurer

Andrew M. DeFonzo, P.E. holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Drexel University (2000) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Andrew began his engineering career in Baltimore, Maryland working in the ports and harbors sector and then shifted to commercial and residential land development after joining D.L. Howell & Associates, Inc. He is a partner with HowellKline Surveying, L.L.C. and is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. In his short time at D.L. Howell, he has designed and overseen numerous land development projects ranging from small commercial sites to 400+ lot subdivisions.

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Maurice P. (P.J.) Close, P.E.

P.J. Close, P.E. holds a degree in Civil Engineering from University of Delaware (1986) in Newark, Delaware. P.J. has been a Principal of Kelly & Close Engineers since 2006. He has been a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania since 1991 and is an active member of NSPE, PSPE and the Home Builders Association of Delaware & Chester County. P.J. has overseen numerous Residential, Commercial and Institutional Projects in Delaware, Chester and Montgomery County since the early 1990’s. P.J. has also been Engineer of Aldan Borough, Delaware County since 2000.

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Victor Kelly, Jr., P.E.

President of Commonwealth Engineers, Inc., Vic has over twenty years of technical and professional experience in engineering, design and construction involving residential, commercial and industrial projects.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Penn State University. Work includes site analysis, site design, project coordination, permit acquisition, construction monitoring, floodplain analysis, hydraulic and hydrologic analysis, erosion and sediment control design and other aspects of land development & subdivision.

Jeremy R. Maziarz, P.E.

Jeremy R. Maziarz, PE holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Drexel University (1991) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jeremy is a Principal of Nave Newell, Inc and has 18 years of civil engineering design and management experience. He originally joined Nave Newell in 1994 and quickly rose from Project Engineer to Director of Civil Engineering. He then spent two years as a Land Development Project Manager for a regional builder/developer before returning to Nave Newell in 2006 as a Principal. Jeremy is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware and has designed and managed numerous residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and retail land development projects.