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Challenges of Building a New Office

Building a new office is an exciting time for a business owner! The future is right in front of you, your space can improve the way your business operates, and the hope is that you can turn your investment into profit. But things rarely go as smoothly as planned, and sometimes there are unexpected obstacles that can make life difficult for you. It is important to choose the right contractor who can work with you through it and overcome whatever obstacles get in the way. Some of these obstacles include:

4 Things to Consider Before Building in Florida

Building any new property can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but it can also be a stressful one if you are not prepared for the process. Construction in Florida presents some unique challenges and there are special considerations to to think about when building. We have been building in Florida for over 30 years and understand what it takes to design and construct a new property. Below are 4 things to consider when thinking about building in Florida. Flooding Florida is a low­elevation state that is hit with frequent storms, and no place within the state is more than […]

Scary Situation in Seaside of Vilano

We recently experienced a scary situation at the Seaside of Vilano. The condominium association notified us that a resident’s balcony had fallen. Fortunately, the owners were not hurt, even though they were out on the balcony when it started to fall. The Hardy Group Inc. responded by putting up temporary shoring to support the balcony and conducted an investigation to find out why it fell. We concluded that the reason for the incident is that the nails holding up the supports for the porch joists had become too rusted and could no longer carry the weight of the porch and residents.

Top 5 Things to Look For in an Architect

            When looking for an architect, there are many things to consider in order to find the right one for the job. The field of architecture is an increasingly competitive one. To keep up with today’s competitive world, architects need to find ways to stand out above the crowd and keep people coming back to them for their business. As a client, you want to hire a personable architect who is going to work closely with you to deliver a finished product that meets all your expectations. You want them to build a relationship with […]

Project Spotlight – St. Augustine Boys & Girls Club

The Hardy Group, Inc. worked with the St Augustine Boys & Girls Club & The Players Championship to design and build a new facility to serve the kids of St Augustine about 5 years ago. The clubs design is very functional and serves as a learning center for the kids 6 to 18 from 2:30 pm to 7pm, Monday through Friday. The design consists of a teen room,  art room, computer room, and a learning center. It also has an indoor gymnasium with 6 basketball courts and two volley ball courts. Outdoor activities include soccer, baseball and two basketball courts.  

Flagler College

St. Augustine’s own Flagler College received an Outstanding Achievement – Adaptive Use award from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation for the landmark trio of buildings that were formerly the headquarters of the Florida East Coast Railroad. The buildings were converted from office space to student residence halls.

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