Meet Our Incredible Staff

Richard L. Hardy, DBIA

President and senior project manager

Richard has nearly thirty years of experience in cost-effective design-build construction, value engineering and practical applications. He is certified throughout the state of Florida to build any type of building above ground, below ground, or across a waterway.

  • Certified General and Utility Contractor
  • Certified Masonry Inspector
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker
  • Designated Design-Build Professional

Susan Donohoe

Operations Manager

Susan joined The Hardy Group in 2007. She provides overall assistance from permitting to project completion of construction projects ranging from less than $100K to $6 million. Susan assists in subcontracting of projects, bids and proposals for new or potential projects, the permitting process and tracking project profitability.

John O’Neil

chief financial officer

John manages the finance and accounting operations and oversees the day-to-day accounting on the various projects in our current portfolio. John is a founding member and director of the Jacksonville chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association, a nationwide organization of construction finance professionals.

Guillermo Vargas


Guillermo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from St. Thomas University in Colombia and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from Colombia’s National University. He has trained in the home inspection industry in Florida, in both new construction and re-sale inspecting. He joined The Hardy Group in 2006.

  • NAHI Home and Commercial Inspector
  • IIAQC Mold Inspector

Mike Giacosa


Mike is a graduate of Flagler College and has been a resident of St. Augustine for more than 25 years. Mike has an extensive background in new residential construction, home renovations, commercial facilities maintenance and waterproofing systems.

Terry Andreu


A lifelong resident of St. Augustine, Terry has over 38 years of experience in all aspects of the construction industry.
Extensive experience in renovation and restoration

  • Historical restoration and home building

The Hardy Group would certainly be considered for our future design and construction services at Ocean Grande and I strongly recommend them for your construction needs.

-- Ali Zolnor, Construction Project Manager

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"Your team demonstrates excellent communication from top to bottom."

-- David C. Strathmann

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"They do give the highest quality of service."

-- Randall L Ringhaver

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I am happy to recommend The Hardy Group.

-- Doug Wiles

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The Hardy Group is...a Miracle Worker.

-- Kathy Wieland - Homeowner

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Outstanding... I could not be more pleased with the work done by your team.

-- William T. Abare, Jr., Ed.D. President

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