Hayles and Howe Ltd in Bristol, UK and Hayles and Howe, Inc in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Hayles and Howe is an International company which was established in Bristol, England in 1978 by David Hayles to specialise in the manufacture of ornamental plaster and scagliola. In 1992 following the successful completion of some major projects in the USA and with more projects in the offing the directors decided to create Hayles and Howe, Inc which is based in Baltimore, Maryland USA.
Today the two companies work internationally, for both small, private and large, prestigious projects, Working in both traditional fibrous plaster as well as in the specialist field of Scagliola allows the companies to provide their clientele with a wide range of skills, design specifications and expertly finished products of high quality.
The company owners and directors are David Harrison and David Hayles. David Harrison is the Managing Director of Hayles and Howe Ltd and the President of Hayles and Howe, Inc. Graham Banks is the Vice President of Hayles and Howe, Inc.
As the companies expanded so did the development and innovation of a wide range of skills. Restoration and conservation accompanied by high standards of quality have enabled the companies to work on highly prestigious projects including Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, The Royal Opera House, Botley’s Mansion in the Uk and The Union Station, Kansas, Central Station, New York City and The France-Merrick Performing Arts Centre - The Baltimore Hippodrome, Allen County Courthouse and the Tremont Grand in North Charles Street, Baltimore to name a few successful projects in the USA.
Over the years the company’s expertise and skill has won them many awards including The Plaisterers Trophy three times, the Humber Silver Salver, the Crabb Trophy and the Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2003.
These awards recognise the expertise of all the Hayles and Howe workforce and have helped to build unity and confidence within the companies.
The Companies have a particular affinity with Theatre Conservation which has led to different projects on both sides of the Atlantic including The Baltimore Hippodrome, The New Victory Theatre in New York City and the Royal Opera House in London.
In 2006 Hayles and Howe Ltd were delighted to be awarded Investors in People. The companies have over the years worked as a team to devise training programmes for all employees. The development of these initiatives and systems demonstrate a commitment to staff, business goals and technical skills.