The Hardy Group is Northeast Florida’s most trusted source for design, build and facilities maintenance services. We’ve been providing inspired designs and construction for more than 30 years, because we believe in the old adage “you never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” We know that thoughtful design can help ensure that your home or business makes a solid first impression. That’s why we guide our business with a strong, simple commitment to better design, better construction and better quality.


Richard L. Hardy, DBIA


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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
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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.




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Jessica recently joined The Hardy Group after working as a retail manager in the telecom industry. Jessica is effective at communication and effectively represents The Hardy Group to prospective and current clients, sub-contractors and suppliers, providing customers with accurate and timely information to solve/avoid problems.

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Herbie Wiles Insurance

A new three-story concrete block, HardieBoard siding building, approximately 11,000 square feet, with an elevator, designed to have an Old Florida appearance.


Debbie’s Day Spa

Remodel on Anastasia Boulevard. A new 1,200 square-foot second-floor office and a complete first-floor remodel, some 5,500 square feet, with wood flooring, new roofline, windows, doors and a new kitchen area. After closing for only two weeks to set the foundation supports for the new second floor, we worked nights and weekends to allow the Spa to stay open. The project was completed in 110 days.


Harbour Island Professional Building

A new 22,000 square-foot tilt-wall medical building on State Road 312, east of the Intracoastal Waterway. Tenant build-outs include Florida Retina Institute, Ponce Medical Equipment, Pantaleon Pathology, and First Coast Cardiovascular Institute.


320 High Tide in Sea Grove

A 4,000 square-foot, two-story office building with an elevator on Anastasia Island.


Whetstone Chocolate Retail Store

A remodel of 1,400 square feet, including a new roofline, new handicap restroom and new parking lot and landscaping. This building is located by the Bridge of Lions on Anastasia Island.


St. Augustine Cancer Center

An addition and remodel of the old Board of Realtor’s building from 3,500 square feet to almost 6,000 square feet, with an elevator, enclosed second-floor porch area and new concrete parking lot design.


Sun Trust Julington Creek

A new branch facility, this was the first location of the new bank design.


Sun Trust Amelia Island

A 2,000 square foot tenant build-out of a remodel of a branch bank.


FEC Towers for Flagler College

A complete remodel of buildings B and C for new dormitory rooms, with four floors in each building and sixteen rooms to a floor, totaling almost 40,000 square feet. We competed against five well-known contractors to win this bid.


Marineland Research Facility

A new research facility for dolphin and whale scientists sponsored in cooperation with the Georgia Aquarium and the Jacoby Development Company of Atlanta. The facility is a two-story concrete block building of approximately 6,200 square feet with a research center on the first floor and guest quarters for the visiting scientists.