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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
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
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…
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
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…
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…
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.
What ever happened to customer service?
Today, simple respect and responsiveness seems to be more the exception than the rule … especially after the sale. How a homebuilder manages after-sale service, also called warranty service or call-backs, is a key indicator of…
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…
Renowned interior designer Sherri DuPont, founder of Collins & DuPont Design Group, teamed up with luxury estate builder Harwick Homes to win a prestigious AURORA award during the 2017 Southeast Building Conference in Orlando.
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.
Luxury custom homebuilder Harwick Homes has drawn worldwide attention thanks to the selection of one of its luxury homes as a finalist in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt Competition 2017, a prestigious competition that scouts and judges the best houses on the market from all over the world.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
By capturing a seamless blend of contemporary living and a Mediterranean breeze, Harwick’s new Grey Oaks estate earned a feature in the 2017 Home & Design Magazine. Warm contemporary colors, streamlined accents, numerous fans and pocket glass doors bring a fresh flow of air and life through the home and into the outdoor living areas.
This beautiful estate is the perfect space for entertaining with its VIP Guest suites—overlooking the lake—and open common areas. “We are very pleased with the finishes of this estate,” said Mark Smith, President of Harwick Homes. “This estate is about style and elegance, inside and out and it is the perfect home for our client.”
A Talis Park beauty reflects the homeowners’ time in Southeast Asia
By Michael Korb | FL Weekly
I had a college professor who used to talk on and on about intertextuality and how that concept could be applied to life. According to him, and probably Jean-Paul Sartre, every waking second impacts and influences our future in one form or another.
That is the question heard most often from homeowners in the luxury communities.
“Luxury remodels and renovations are at an all-time high in Southwest Florida,” reports Harwick Homes vice president Shane Klepko. “Luxury estates built during the real estate boom years in the late ‘90s and early 2000s are now 15 to 20 years old and need renovation as today’s homebuyers expect a home’s interior to match its price point,” he explains.
As more estate homes continue to age and land becomes less and less available in high-demand neighborhoods and communities, the renovation market will continue to be very active, he adds.
NAPLES, Florida – Custom homebuilder Harwick Homes today announced the completed construction on a grand estate residence in the highly acclaimed Estuary at Grey Oaks Country Club community in Naples.