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In Memoriam

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It is with profound sadness that we share with our dearest friends and family that Jack Sterling, our Controller, passed away Sunday, September 8 after a brief but valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Read More

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Harwick Homes adds superintendent Len Chardo to the team

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Luxury custom homebuilder Harwick Homes has added Len Chardo as a superintendent.

In this role, Chardo’s primary responsibility is maintaining well-organized and productive job sites and ensuring client satisfaction, as well as the scheduling, coordination, and management of subcontractors. Chardo will work closely with Harwick project managers to make sure projects are completed on time and efficiently. Read More

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Harwick Homes presents a Bonita Bay remodeling dream come true

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Harwick Homes has announced a unique building opportunity within the award-winning community of Bonita Bay located at 27310 Oak Knoll Drive. Adhering to recent changes to the Florida building code, Harwick Homes has announced the opportunity to remodel a lakefront property in Bonita Bay that stands well above the flood elevation level. Being above the flood elevation level makes it more economical and logical to remodel this property, adding to its value while retaining the current structure. Read More

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Safety First

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There’s no getting around it: construction can be a hazardous job. We say “can be” because professional builders respect those hazards and equip and train their workers and subcontractors to mitigate safety issues as much as possible. By doing so, professional builders protect their businesses and their clients from liability…

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Harwick Homes Completes New Estate in Marco Island

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Harwick Homes has completed a 10,799 square foot private residence in Marco Island.

The two-story estate was designed by architect Jon Kukk of Kukk Architecture. Interior design was completed by a team at Jinx McDonald Interior Design, composed of Chrissy Howard and Barbara Schwenk. Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design executed the civil engineering of the project and Brad McKinzie of Custom Lawn Creations handled landscape planting and installation. Read More

Harwick Homes offers Maintain It Program

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Harwick Homes enters the twelfth year of their Maintain It Program, providing full-service maintenance to residences in order to keep property values high and assets in top condition.

Harwick’s Maintain It Program assists homeowners with seasonal opening and closing, and maintenance while the home is empty. This becomes particularly valuable to residents as they are returning to their home; they are able to arrive worry-free with the confidence to immediately immerse themselves into the activities that attract them to southwest Florida, without the hassle of taking any time to reopen their home. The program offers a la carte services, allowing homeowners to select a variety of options, including electrical, plumbing and HVAC servicing and more. Read More

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Harwick Homes Announces Construction on New Estate in Bonita Bay

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Harwick Homes has announced construction on a private residence in Bonita Springs.

The transitional style estate features architecture by Visionary Residential Designs with interior design by Janet Bilotti Interior Design in Naples. The home will sit on a pie shaped lot overlooking a lake in Bonita Bay. The 5,865 total square foot home with 3,770 square feet of Air-conditioned space consists of three bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and a study or optional fourth bedroom space. Read More

Harwick Homes Remodeling Transformation in Naples Florida

Harwick Homes Transforms Mediterranean Mansion into Contemporary Oasis

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Harwick Homes has completed a stunning whole home remodel in Mediterra.

The whole home remodel was completed with the goal of brightening the 10,000 square foot home into a transitional style abode. By replacing the heavy Mediterranean influences seen throughout the interior and exterior, like colorful tiles, carved doors and columns, and coffered ceilings, Harwick was able to transform this gorgeous space into a more transitional, contemporary estate. Read More

Built for Success

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Quality homes and happy customers don’t happen by accident. The best builders have systems to ensure those outcomes.

If you have a complete set of construction documents, including accurate blueprints and product descriptions, then material and labor costs won’t vary …

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Harwick Homes Completes Extensive Outdoor Remodel in Grey Oaks

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Harwick Homes has completed a $100,000 outdoor remodel at a waterfront estate in Grey Oaks.

The significant remodel was designed to blend seamlessly with the indoors and maximize outdoor entertainment space. The completed renovation included an outdoor kitchen, multiple seating areas, and several dining spaces with new floor finishes after replacing existing materials. Read More

Harwick Homes Promotes Alexandra Brennan to Senior Project Manager

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Harwick Homes has promoted long time employee Alexandra Brennan to Senior Project Manager.

In her 18 years working for Harwick Homes, Brennan has been involved in the construction of over 100 custom homes amounting to nearly $250 million in her career. Brennan began as a receptionist and worked her way up to become the first Senior Project Manager at Harwick Homes.

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Change Management

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Post-contract changes need not be a problem, but they absolutely need a well thought-through process

Professionals who build fantastic homes for satisfied customers share some important traits. Two of these are an obsession with details and with clearly communicating those details to the homeowners. Great builders are…

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Harwick Homes Doubles Kitchen Space in Bonita Bay Estate Home Remodel

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No room is quite as multifunctional as the kitchen. The heart of the home, this space has evolved from a strictly utilitarian element into a versatile room to prepare food, entertain guests and share meals.

A kitchen renovation is one of the biggest investments a homeowner can make whether your kitchen needs a light refresh or a full renovation. According to luxury custom homebuilder Harwick Homes vice president Shane Klepko, if you are looking to undertake a kitchen remodel, keep in mind a successful kitchen design needs to blend functionality with personal prerequisites. Today, Klepko unveiled before-and-after images and helpful tips about Harwick’s recent luxury kitchen remodel in the prestigious Bonita Bay Golf & Country Club community.

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Take Pride in Your Home

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There is no feeling that matches that of homeownership. It’s something we see all the time among our clients: a certain satisfaction and well-earned pride in their new home. It’s not something that can be measured, like an interest rate or price appreciation, but pride in ownership is a powerful and worthwhile reason to buy a new home…

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Harwick Homes Ignites Indoor Living Space

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A recent luxury home remodel in the prestigious Bonita Bay Golf and Country Club community came about when the new owners contracted custom estate homebuilder Harwick Homes to repurpose a seldom-used and dated entertainment center and create a showcase for an exceptional collection of Indian artifacts and heirloom art pieces.

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A Touch of Drama

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Outdoor lighting is a real art, and the best result comes from planning ahead.

A beautiful custom home represents a huge investment of time, care and money. Someone who has decided to make that investment most likely wants the home to present its best face to the world…

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How to Build a Luxe Home From Scratch

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BY KAREN R. TOLCHIN
Gulfshore Life

What a difference a year makes. Last winter, I was tooling around town impersonating an interior designer, filling my SUV with sample tiles, fabric swatches and color-coded binders full of inspiration photos. I couldn’t wait to be where I am right now: enjoying a mug of warm chai in the two-story great room of my new coastal contemporary home.

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Harwick Homes Wins Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence

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Shane Klepko, vice president of Harwick Homes today announced the luxury custom homebuilder won a prestigious 2018 Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence. Harwick’s wining entry in the Residential Specialty Item under $50,000 was selected for its remarkable transformation of a three-story staircase in a Naples luxury single family estate home.

“To win an award in this highly competitive category is quite an achievement,” says Ken Kanline, Director of the Chrysalis Awards.

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Hidden in Plain Sight

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Intelligent universal design fades into the background and makes everyone happier

Today’s biggest demographic trend poses a challenge and also presents an opportunity. That’s because more and more working-age people are asking for a home with space to accommodate senior parents with age-related mobility or…

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Can I Hire My Own Painter?

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Or buy my own carpet… Builders get these questions a lot. Here’s why a Yes answer is seldom in the homeowners’ best interest.

It’s not unusual for new-home clients to ask their builder to use a trade contractor with whom the clients (but not the builder) have an established relationship, or to let them buy their own plumbing fixtures or other items. Most builders…

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Harwick Homes Named by REMODELING Magazine to its 2018 REMODELING 550 List of America’s Biggest Remodelers

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Harwick Homes ranks 58th on the 2018 REMODELING 550 list of the nation’s biggest full-service remodelers, Harwick Homes announced today.

The REMODELING 550 brings together the nation’s 550 biggest full-service remodelers, replacement contractor / home improvement firms, insurance restoration firms, and franchisors. Because the full-service and replacement firms operate so differently, the REMODELING 550 lists and ranks them separately.

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Harwick Homes Adds Kathryn Simpson

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Harwick Homes has added Kathryn Simpson as an assistant project manager today announced president Mark Smith.

Ms. Simpson and her family relocated from Portland, Oregon to Naples bringing more than 25 years experience in the construction industry. At Harwick, Ms. Simpson manages remodeling projects for the luxury custom homebuilder, maintaining standards and monitoring scope with project quality. She is a second-generation construction industry veteran who began her career working in her father’s construction company before moving onto larger construction companies where she became a superintendent and general contractor for private homes.

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Making Sense of Allowances

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Allowances–that is, budgeting general costs for items before the specific items are chosen–are a fact of life on many projects. Some homeowners have trouble making decisions before work begins, most commonly for appliances, cabinets, floor coverings, and plumbing and electrical fixtures. In those cases, the builder can allocate a dollar amount to each…

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The latest from the Building Industry….

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The State of Florida first mandated statewide building codes during the 1970s at the beginning of the modern construction boom. The first law required all municipalities and counties to adopt and enforce one of the four state-recognized model codes known as the “state minimum building codes.”

In the early 1990s, a series of natural disasters, together with the increasing complexity of building construction regulation in vastly changed markets, led to a comprehensive review of the state building code system. In 2002, the Florida Legislature created a single state building code that is enforced by local governments and is updated every three years and may be amended annually to incorporate interpretations and clarifications with emphasis on uniformity and accountability.

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First Impressions

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A big factor in someone’s choice of a builder is their comfort with the first person they meet from the company, whether it’s the owner or a sales person. Natural rapport is important, but gut feelings also play a role–feelings some homeowners aren’t sure how…

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Pet Project

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BY MICHAEL KORB
Florida Weekly Correspondent

Living in a high-rise condominium offers some serious perks. Among them: amazing views, luxurious amenities and a fabulous lack of responsibility.

And for Karen and Bill Bucy, who moved from Austin, Texas, to Naples in 2003, it was the ideal lifestyle. Their 2,700-square-foot residence in Bonita Bay certainly made living easy. Until, in 2009, they added Bichon Frise pups Sofi and Elli to the family.

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Harwick Homes Team Continues to Grow with Two New Project Managers

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Luxury homebuilder Harwick Homes president Mark Smith announced today the addition of construction industry specialists Eric Repphun and Jeff Kelley as project managers to accommodate the company’s growth in new estate home construction and remodeling. Both will have overall responsibility for the management and execution of residential estate projects during all phases of design and construction, ensuring projects maintain budget and schedule.

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Harwick Homes Sells Augusta Estate Model Home in Bonita Bay

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Mark Smith, president of Harwick Homes, today announced the luxury homebuilder’s unfurnished 6,496 square foot Augusta grand estate model in Bonita Bay has sold prior to completion.

Designed by Visioinary Residential Design, LLC, and listed at $2.715 million without furnishings, the Augusta is situated on a waterfront lot in the prestigious Woodlake neighborhood, taking advantage of the coveted eastern exposure and lakefront views from every room thanks to the extraordinary transitional architectural details flowing room-to-room and floor-to-ceiling.

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Harwick Homes Expands to Marco Island

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According to Mark Smith, president of Harwick Homes, the Southwest Florida luxury homebuilder recently began construction of a new custom estate home on Marco Island.

Designed by award-winning architect Jonathan Kukk of Kukk Architecture & Design, the 6,300 square foot private residence offers commanding waterfront views overlooking Caxambas Pass situated at the southern tip of southeast Marco Island, Florida and represents Harwick’s first residential build on the resort island.

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Harwick Featured in Gulfshore Life

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Southwest Florida’s luxury lifestyle magazine Gulfshore Life featured Harwick Homes in a 6-page article in the April 2017 issue detailing the yearlong construction of a new custom estate home from start-to-finish. According to GSL reporter (and homeowner) Karen Tolchin, “Harwick came in on-time and on-budget. In the realm of construction, that makes them a mythical creature.”

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Augusta Model Nears 75% Completion in Bonita Bay

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Custom homebuilder Harwick Homes today announced their Augusta grand estate model is nearing 75% completion and is available for purchase, unfurnished, in Bonita Bay, listed at $2.715 million.

According to president Mark Smith, Augusta is situated on a waterfront lot in the prestigious Woodlake neighborhood and takes advantage of the coveted eastern exposure and lakefront views from every room.

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Diary of a Home Build

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Featured in the April 2016 Gulfshore Life

Why this family is moving and what it’s like creating a dream home from scratch.

It all began in the way of most great follies: with an offhand comment made by an unsuspecting husband to his equally unsuspecting wife.

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Shane Klepko featured in John R. Wood’s Estate Lifestyles

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Harwick Homes Vice President Shane Klepko offered his insights on the widespread adoption of the open floor plan style for the John R. Wood Estate Lifestyles feature story, No Place Like Home. He explained why homeowners across the country are adopting open floor plans.

“Our clients want to remove the walls separating the kitchen, pantry and formal dining room. This allows the rooms in the home to function organically and communicate a single experience.”

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