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Best of the Brightest
Harvey-Cleary Builders ranks its people as its most important resource. "Since our inception, our corporate philosophy has emphasized a client-based behavior that ensures all of the clients' needs
and goals are put before all others and are effectively achieved,"
the company says.
The company achieves these goals every year by employing
well-trained associates who are dedicated to its mission. "Hiring
practices are rigid," it says. "We strive to hire only the 'best of
While its project managers are degreed professionals, "Our employees must endure rigorous training both in the field and in the
office," Harvey-Cleary says. "Our senior management are required
to mentor and coach Harvey's new employees from the time they
join our family through the achievement of their career path and
goals. This philosophy inevitably passes on the legacy of integrity,
quality and innovation."
The company also holds a safety session with each subcontractor
before they set up on site. "They have to mobilize in our job office,"
he says. "We have safety meetings as well every week, [along with
safety] walks and talks."
Based in Houston, Harvey-Cleary specializes in both construction
and pre-construction services. Its history goes back to 1957 with the
formation of Harvey by David Harvey Sr. and Gerald D. Hines.
Over the years, the company developed a portfolio of buildings
in Houston and other markets. Today, Harvey-Cleary has offices in
Washington, D.C., Austin and San Antonio, Texas, enabling it to serve
clients on both a local and national level.
'[We don't want to]
sacrifice our quality
or what we stand for
Shackleton sees a strong future for Harvey-Cleary. "The Austin
market is doing well," he says, noting that the city's activity is driven
strongly by technology, while Houston's market is healthy thanks to
growth in the oil and gas sector.
"We've got some jobs in our logs right now for the up-and-coming
year," he says, adding that Harvey-Cleary is always ready to earn
more work and hire more employees, as well as develop relationships with new clients.
Harvey-Cleary also will build on its current relationships with
customers. "At the same time, [we don't want to] sacrifice our quality
or what we stand for at Harvey," Shackleton asserts.
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