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specializes in »Harden Groupcommercial anddeveloping and building retail properties in Canada. Commercial | HARDEN GROUP The Family Business I AFTER 60 YEARS, THE HARDEN GROUP IS SHOWING NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN. BY ALAN DORICH f there is any trait that Harden Group embodies, it is efficiency, Vice President of Leasing Tyler Harden says. “We’re able to turn around [projects] quite quickly and make decisions in a timely fashion in order [to] push our business forward [faster than others],” he declares. For instance, if Harden Group identifies a site it wants for a particular development, the company can purchase it and immediately commence construction. “We’ve done it as [quickly] as a couple of weeks,” he says. “The bigger guys are not as nimble to do that as we are.” The Vaudreuil, Quebec-based firm specializes in the development and construction of commercial and retail properties in Canada. Harden says the company’s roots go back to 1949, when his grandparents, William and Juliette Harden, opened a jewelry store in Hawkesbury, Ontario. His father, William Harden Jr., joined the family business 26 years later. Although it continued in the jewelry retail business with seven locations, his family entered the development industry with the formation of the Harden Group in 1985. Today, the company employs a staff of 30 and is celebrating 63 years in the business, Tyler Harden says. “We’re 100 percent vertically inte- Harden Group • Headquarters: Vaudreuil, Quebec • Employees: 30 • Specialty: Development, construction, leasing and property management “We turn around [projects] quite quickly and make decisions in a timely fashion [to] push our business forward.” –Tyler Harden, vice president of leasing 20 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - March 2012
Best Practices
Construction Insurance
JC Beal Construction – Brod - erick Tower redevelopment
Harden Group
Pyramid Companies – Destiny USA
EllisDon – Yorkdale Shopping Center
HBD – Dierbags
Marous Brothers Construction
Roy Anderson Corp. – Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant
Foulger-Pratt Contracting LLC – Lorton Workhouse Arts Center
Penn Builders Inc.
Turner Finch Construction – University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research
Bouygues-Bird Joint Venture – Royal Canadian Mounted Police E Division Headquarters
Camden County Improvement Authority: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Coreslab Structures (OKLA) Inc.
Hensel Phelps Construction Co. – City of San Antonio Public Safety Headquarters
Kjellstrom + Lee Inc. – UVA Barry & Bill Battle Building
Hensel Phelps – High-altitude Army Aviation Training Site
Texas A&M University – Northside Residence Hall
Milton J. Womack Inc./JE Dunn JV – Our Lady of the Lake Heart and Vascular Tower and Trauma Center Expansion
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – Avalon Park Crest
Powell Construction Services LLC
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – AVA H Street
Buckingham Companies
Fortune-Johnson General Contractors
Current Builders – The Residences at Lakehouse
Forino Co.
Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC
Black Hills Corp. – Pueblo Airport Generation Station
URS Corp./Alberici Constructors Inc. – Olmsted Dam Project
APEX Block Corp.
BMW Constructors Inc.
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