ABOUT ARROW ENGINEERING
This sentiment was exactly the reason Arrow Engineering was founded by Mike Howell in 2016. Arrow Engineering is a structural engineering firm dedicated to serving clients in the residential, commercial, and industrial markets by combining his experience he learned working as a contractor, civil engineer, and structural engineer.
MEET MICHAEL HOWELL
Arrow Engineering Owner
Growing up in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, Mike’s love of construction began at a young age. One summer, Mike helped his dad build a deck on the back of their house, and his passion for building structures grew. The young, aspiring engineer was active with construction mission trips throughout high school and worked with a residential contractor during summers in college.
Mike earned a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s in Business Administration from West Virginia University. His career includes time with the following:
- American Bridge Company of Coraopolis, PA
- McKinney and Company of Ashland, Virginia
- Brockenbrough and Associates of Richmond, VA
- Allegheny Design Services of Morgantown, West Virginia
Mike is an active member and past branch President of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a past chair of the Richmond Joint Engineers Council, a past delegate to the Emerging Leaders Alliance and a past President and current member of the BNI Mountaineer Chapter.
He’s also a professional speaker and lecturer on various construction topics such as Lessons from the Great Builders: What History Teaches Us About Modern Construction’ or ‘Failure: When Engineers Make Mistakes,’ and ‘When Engineers Manage.’
Additionally, he’s an active and past board member of several local organizations such as Pace Enterprises, the Bartlett House, and the Spark Imagination and Science Center. He is a coach in local youth sports and he resides in Morgantown, West Virginia, with his two children.
MEET PHILLIP BAILEY
Junior Structural Engineer
A native Mountaineer, Phillip was born and raised in the small town of Bridgeport, West Virginia. With a childhood dream to build roller coasters for the Walt Disney World Resort, Phillip is excited in his new role leading complex building and design projects for the Arrow Engineering team.
Phillip holds B.S. in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University, and has a background in construction management working for Yates Construction on the WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital.
Phillip is a volunteer YoungLife Leader for Grafton High School (c. 2018), and previously held an official position for the West Virginia University’s Chi Epsilon Honorary Academic Fraternity. He is a licensed Engineering Intern (EI) in the state of West Virginia.
He is married to his lovely wife, Madison, and together they have one dog, Bruno. He enjoys cooking for his family, skiing at the Snowshoe Resort in Pocahontas County, and traveling to new and exciting places.
MEET ASHBEE SYKES
Originally from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Ashbee has a great appreciation of building construction and structures. Growing up working in a family construction business, he has experience in many facets of the industry from framing houses to planning and engineering on multimillion dollar infrastructure projects in his subsequent work. He understands the hard work that goes into building construction projects and the impact design decisions may have.
His work as a young carpenter inspired his appreciation for structural engineering and lead him to his life in West Virginia. He met his wife Ashley, a native of Morgantown, WV, while building a house for her aunt. Together they reside in Morgantown and have a young daughter and a dog.
Ashbee attended West Virginia University where he was awarded a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.S in Aerospace Engineering and is pursuing Structural Engineering studies at The Citadel. He has been a licensed Professional Engineer since 2019.
MEET TAYLOR PRICE
Originally from a small town called Claremont, North Carolina, Taylor has a passion for helping others. Her assistant journey began when she served as a library assistant in high school. During college is when she started working at her parents’ small business. She held a plethora of roles there including, but not limited to, administrative assistant, seamstress, and shipping and receiving manager.
She graduated with an Associates Degree from Catawba Valley Community College. Working at her parents’ small business, she learned how much she enjoys working somewhere where she can truly make an impact. She’s a seasoned executive assistant with over 10 years in the field who has worked exclusively with small businesses.
She moved to West Virginia all because of Call of Duty. That’s how she met Kalvin, who is in the PhD program for Economics at WVU, and so she decided to move to Morgantown with her dog, Mary Jane. Taylor enjoys playing video games, playing with Mary, and watching reality tv.