“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts”

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Transparency. Integrity. Quality. These three principles are the foundation for our business. Those characteristics were instilled in our founder as he grew up in the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts. As our name suggests, Dan is forever grateful for that first place he called home. Pioneer Builders strives to provide an experience that embodies these values; exceeding our client’s expectations while establishing lasting relationships.

We provide complete transparency in our cost estimation; showing you exactly where the project budget comes from. Remodeling work often presents unforeseen challenges where corners may have been cut in the past; our mission is to always do the right thing and fix those problems according to the International Building Code. We take deep pride in the products that we produce and above that we pride ourselves in the relationships that we build with people. Quality is not limited to the construction of a home, but to the overall experience that our clients deserve.


Daniel Howard – Owner, Builder

Dan began his work in the construction industry after leaving the U.S. Army in 2016. Starting as a carpenter’s apprentice, Dan quickly developed a passion for transforming properties. Dan pursued his passion by earning his Master’s Degree in Project Management and creating Pioneer Builders.

As an Officer in the U.S. Army, Dan received extensive training in detailed planning and operations management. These skills established the foundation for Dan’s transition to an effective project manager within the construction industry.

Dan continuously pursues opportunities to increase his knowledge about the construction industry; attending Design/Build certification classes, earning essential industry certifications, and passionately studying architectural design.


  • Master’s Degree in Project Management – Lasell College, 2019
  • Design/Build Certification – Shelter Institute, 2016
  • Construction Supervisor License
  • Home Improvement Contractor

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