The Harkins team attended the grand opening and dedication of the Wexford Manor Apartments project on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in Falls Church, VA.
Wexford Manor is an affordable apartment community originally built in 1969. It features two three-story garden apartment buildings that houses 74 units. The apartment renovations included new flooring, HVAC systems, plumbing fixtures, a fresh coat of paint, and a full kitchen upgrade with new energy efficient appliances, cabinets, and countertops.
Building renovation work included installing new fiberglass shingles on the roof, siding, and converting the outdoor balconies to interior bay windows.
Resident amenities include an on-site community resource center which received a 1,200 sf addition. The center offers a community room and computer room as well as quality educational opportunities, social services, and classes for youths and adults, after-school homework help, and summer camps.
We are proud to announce that our company was voted a Top Workplace by the Baltimore Sun Media Group. This awards program features the best places to work in the Baltimore Metro area. Harkins was ranked on the 2017 list!
The Top Workplaces award is given to 125 companies divided among three categories – large, mid-sized, and small. Harkins was ranked #17 on the Mid-Size Companies Top Workplaces Award list. Held last Thursday evening at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, a group of employees attended the event to accept our award.
The evaluation for the Top Workplaces program is based upon feedback from the employee survey our employees completed a few months ago. Almost 74% of our employees responded to the survey and we are thankful for all that did. Responding to the survey and being named a top place to work helps us with recruiting and retaining the top personnel in our industry. Another important take away is the feedback we get on the things we do well and equally important, is to hear from our employees, the areas we are falling short of their expectations. We plan to continue to incorporate our employees feedback throughout the year, so our employees always feel Harkins is truly an exceptional place to work.
“We are honored to have been selected for this award,” notes Harkins President and COO Gary Garofalo. “Particularly as the judges were our own employee-owners.”
The Harkins team attended the groundbreaking of the Woodfall Greens Apartments project on Thursday, November 30th in Brooklyn Park, MD. Woodfall Greens, also known as Patapsco Place, will be a new 230-unit market rate apartment for our client Enterprise Homes. It will include five four-story wood frame buildings, offering a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.
In addition to the apartments, one of the buildings will house leasing and management offices and community amenity spaces, including a large club room, a library and business center, a fully equipped fitness center, an outdoor pool and deck area, an outdoor courtyard with a fireplace and barbeque station, and mailboxes and a package receiving area.
The exterior of the building will be designed with brick veneer and Hardie fiber cement lap siding. Apartments will feature balconies, in-unit washers and dryers, Energy Star certified kitchen appliances, high-efficiency lighting, individually controlled HVAC systems, carpet and resilient flooring, vinyl windows, metal clad two-panel doors, chrome finishes, SMART shaker style cabinets, and granite countertops in the kitchens and bathrooms.