Phone: (717) 397-3734
True Value Store Hours: Monday-Friday: 7:30am-5pm
Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

About Us


In 1924, George Washington Howells founded Howells Lancaster Auto Glass & Paint Company.

The business was multi-faceted, consisting of a hardware and paint store; Howells also sold seeds and onion sets and installed auto glass.

Over the years, the business grew as son Robert R. Howells specialized in contract glazing, aluminum store fronts, doors and windows.

In 1979, an arson-related fire destroyed the entire rear shop and company vehicles. Because of the Howells' spirit, fortitude and commitment to the community, the shop was completely rebuilt in less than three months.

On January 1, 1995, Robert G. Howells was named President of Howells Glass Company, Inc. representing the third generation of this family-owned and operated business.

With over 20 full and part-time employees, Robert R. and Robert G. Howells will continue to serve Lancaster and surrounding counties with quality products and experienced professional workmanship, carrying on the proud tradition begun by George W. Howells back in 1924.

For contract glass, auto glass, mirrors, paint, doors, windows and hardware, just like in 1924, "Howells will show you 'Howell' to do it right!"


Howells Glass Company has worked with many fine organizations over the years including:

  • A & L Doors
  • Benchmark Construction
  • Brubaker Motors
  • Calabrese Good Architects
  • CH&E
  • City Limits
  • City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Dart Container
  • Friendly's
  • Fulton Bank
  • Hershey Heritage Apartments
  • High Steel Industries
  • Horst Group
  • IU-13
  • John Herr's Village Market
  • Jones Honda Dealership
  • Kegels Produce
  • Kunzler & Company, Inc.
  • Lancaster County Prison
  • Lancaster General Hospital
  • Lancaster Housing Authority
  • Lancaster Newspapers
  • Lancaster School District
  • Lititz Planning Mill
  • Manheim Auto Auction
  • Markline Industries
  • Masonic Homes
  • Miller Structures
  • Nauman Cabinetry
  • Park City Mall
  • PennDot
  • Penn National Racetrack
  • Pequea Valley Schools
  • PNC
  • Professional Design & Construction
  • Rockvale Square Outlets
  • Stauffers of Kissel Hill
  • Stevens Trade School
  • Tanger Outlets
  • Turkey Hill Dairy and Mini Markets
  • Verizon