Hailing from a small town in the Catskills of New York, Howard Porteus has spent his entire life in residential construction. Howard first worked professionally in Colorado, handling contracts for a real estate title company and then managing operations for a builder in Southern California. He came to Texas in 2007, teaming up with Nehemiah President Robert Kembel when they were both at Huffines Communities. Howard manages all development activities within Viridian. During his career, Howard has been instrumental in the development of and/or delivery of 3,500 single-family homes, and more than 200 high-end condominiums and townhomes. Howard is a licensed pilot and an avid cyclist, and is very active in Mission Arlington’s wrestling program.