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Harwick Homes today announced the appointment of Peter Brochin to superintendent.
“We are very pleased to have Peter join our team,” said Mark Smith, Harwick Homes President. “His decades of leadership and experience, combined with his diligent and successful work on highly complex projects, will make him a true asset to our team.” Read More
Luxury custom homebuilder and full-service remodeling firm Harwick Homes recently announced the appointment of Lourdes Opperman to the position of controller. Read More
Shane Klepko, partner and vice president of Harwick Homes, today announced that Remodeling magazine recently ranked the luxury custom homebuilder and full-service remodeling firm #44 in its 2020 list of the top 100 full-service remodeling firms in North America, up from #48 in 2019. Read More
Harwick Homes recently announced the elevation of Shane Klepko to a partnership role within the company, effective immediately.
Klepko, a construction industry veteran, serves as vice president for the luxury custom homebuilder and full-service remodeling firm.
Harwick Homes announced the completion of a master bath renovation project for private clients in Estuary at Grey Oaks. Harwick began building custom homes in the community nearly 20 years ago and maintains a dedicated presence in this prestigious Naples enclave, continuing to remodel residences in its various neighborhoods.
According to Harwick Homes Vice President Shane Klepko, the clients, who originally contracted Harwick to build the residence in 2006, were ready for an update to modernize the look and the finishes of the master bath.
This four-month project consisted of a complete removal of all finishes, including the flooring, cabinetry, countertops, plumbing fixtures, and wall treatments. Renovations also included a new shower configuration, new ceiling design, and new decorative wall niches, as well as all new finishes.
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Harwick Homes has announced the completion and/or progression of six residential remodeling projects during 2019 in the Bonita Bay community. The company also completed one new construction home in the community and will soon begin construction on two new homes. A custom home builder and remodeling company in Bonita Bay for more than 25 years, Harwick Homes has built and remodeled more than 200 residences to date within the community.
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Since the rebound of homebuilding from the great recession, lots of new contractors have emerged as homebuilders. This has given homeowners more choices, tempting some to choose a contractor based strictly on price…
Communication is important in all relationships, and your relationship with your builder is no exception. Effective communication between client and builder will reduce concerns and stress before…
Harwick Homes announced two residences created by the luxury custom homebuilder recently took home a total of eight awards at the 2019 Sand Dollar Awards Gala, presented by the Collier Building Industry Association Sales and Marketing Council (SMC). Read More
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
Shane Klepko, vice president of Harwick Homes, today announced that Remodeling magazine recently ranked the luxury custom homebuilder and full-service remodeling firm #48 on its 2019 list of the top 100 firms in North America. Read More
Shane Klepko, vice president of Harwick Homes, today announced the luxury custom homebuilder won a prestigious 2019 Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence. Of 77 total award recipients nationwide, Harwick Homes is the only southwest Florida homebuilder to receive a 2019 award; it is one of only three Florida-based builders among this year’s winners. Read More
Ranked atop Southwest Florida’s leading homebuilders, Harwick Homes’ breathtaking remodel of a “previously loved” home for a longtime Grey Oaks resident is among the nominees competing in 2019’s Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence. Read More
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
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…
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
Turning a clients vision into a masterpiece starts with building the right team. Watch the video to find out more about Harwick’s process and this gorgeous 10,791 square foot Marco Island Home.
Harwick Homes has completed a whole home remodel for private clients in Bonita Bay. Harwick maintains a dedicated presence in the prestigious community, remodeling hundreds of residences in Bonita Bay over the past twelve years. Read More
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
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 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
Assembling a collaborative team during the pre-construction process is just one detail that separates Harwick Homes from other builders. Watch President Mark Smith discuss more above.
Luxury custom homebuilder Harwick Homes has completed a 7,490-total square foot estate in Coquina Sands at 375 Yucca Road.
The four bedroom, three bathroom estate home is designed by award winning Naples architect Jon Kukk of Kukk Architecture and Design, with interior design by Sydney Sorenson and landscape design by Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design. Read More
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 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.
Post-contract changes need not be a problem, but they absolutely need a well thought-through process
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On time, on budget, and exceeding customer expectations starts with a thorough preconstruction plan.
To finish a complex project on time and on budget, the Professional Builder must have a thoughtful, thorough and well-developed preconstruction planning process. It can feel like a slow way to start, but…
Outdoor living is just as important as indoor living according to Shane Klepko, vice president of luxury custom homebuilder Harwick Homes, citing the firm’s recent luxury home renovation project that combined the comforts of a traditional kitchen with the fresh air of the great outdoors.
A September 2011 Business Week article reported on a Texas home improvement contractor that hired a writer to post 200 positive reviews on sites like Yelp and Google. The story went on to cite other examples and estimated the percentage of fake online reviews at close to 30 percent…
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.
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…
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.
BY KAREN R. TOLCHIN
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.
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.
Intelligent universal design fades into the background and makes everyone happier
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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…
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.
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.
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…
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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Building a new home is one of the most important investments a family will make. In many cases it represents the single largest financial investment. The home is designed and built to provide years of pleasure, comfort, and security. It is the physical manifestation of “family” and the place where celebration and joy are expressed…