Location: Columbia, MD
CEO/Principal: Gary Garofalo
About Harkins Builders
Founded in 1965, Harkins is an employee-owned construction company serving clients engaged in the development of affordable, market-rate, renovation and senior living multifamily projects. With an annual volume of more than $400 million and three locations in Columbia, Md., Wayne, Pa., and Charlotte, N.C., serving the Mid Atlantic, Northeast and Southeast regions, Harkins is an industry leader in negotiated construction, with roughly 75% of its work coming from existing clients.
The company’s philosophy is that it exists to improve people’s lives in its marketplace, in its communities and in its company. In its marketplace, it works to provide a project experience that exceeds expectations and creates a lasting bond of trust and confidence. In its communities, Harkins employees build with end-users in mind, and give their time, talent and resources to help those who are less fortunate. In its company, its culture of quality and ownership fuels its passion for its work and creates financial security.
It all started with founder Thomas P. Harkins and the values he exemplified: integrity and ethics, reputation, people development, profit, quality, hard work, trust, service, relationships, and society and community. By truly picturing the end users in the spaces, Harkins builds and works closely with its development team partners.
For over 55 years, Harkins has built/is currently building more than 100,000 units. Its vision is to be a premier long-term partner for building teams, communities and relationships. It is dedicated to this vision by means of helping its clients achieve their goals of growth, investing in its people, and strategically using its capital to invest in innovative ideas and initiatives.