Ft. Stevens Place Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Washington, DC

The Harkins team attended the ribbon cutting ceremony at Ft. Stevens Place Apartments on Thursday, September 26th.

Originally built in 1952, Ft. Stevens Place is a three-story affordable apartment community located in Northwest Washington, DC. The project involved the phased renovation of 59 apartments made up of two efficiencies, 32 one-bedroom and 25 two-bedroom units.

The scope of work included replacing windows, new interior finishes, new plumbing fixtures, kitchen upgrades, and new mechanical and electrical systems. The basement level was configured into a new community room and management office. Additionally, a two-story mechanical space was modified into another community space. Exterior improvements include newly paved sidewalks, new roofing, and extensive stormwater management systems.

Ribbon Cutting Photos

Merriweather E2 Celebrates Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking team photo Columbia, MD
Columbia, MD

The Harkins team attended the groundbreaking of Merriweather E2 (Busboys and Poets) in Columbia, MD on Wednesday, September 25th.

The new 10,771 sf cultural hub is part of the 35-acre mixed use development planned for the Merriweather District within Downtown Columbia. Located at Mango Tree Road and Valencia Lane across from Merriweather Post Pavilion, Busboys and Poets will be a freestanding building that will feature a restaurant with over 400 seats, a second floor terrace with outdoor seating, a bookstore, and a room for private events, readings, and open mic nights. This will be the franchise’s largest community gather space to date in 2020 and is destined to be a landmark in the emerging cultural neighborhood.

The project is anticipated to be completed in Summer 2020.

Groundbreaking Photos

Harkins Awarded ABC STEP and Excellence Awards

Harkins team accepts awards for Platinum STEP and construction excellence
Hanover, MD

Harkins is honored to receive two great awards from the ABC Chesapeake Shores chapter. On Thursday, September 19th, Harkins was presented with an Excellence in Construction award for the Easton Readiness Center along with a Platinum level STEP award. The annual Excellence in Construction and Safety Awards ceremony celebrates outstanding projects and quality craftsmanship by merit shop contractors in the Annapolis and Eastern Shore areas. It was held at the Maryland Live! Casino and Hotel Event Center in Hanover, MD.

Easton Readiness Center took the excellence award in the Federal Government / Military $10 to $100M category. This project replaced the original armory, which was built in 1974. The armory was demolished and the site was cleared to make way for the one-story, 37,000 sf facility with a 300 sf unheated storage building and a 4,237 sf maintenance training bay. This design-build facility is made up of structural steel structures with concrete and masonry foundation. It houses the Detachment 1, 729th Quartermaster Company, the D Company 1-175th infantry, and a state Veterans Honor Guard team.

Our safety department was recognized with a Platinum STEP Award. Platinum is the second highest level of recognition in ABC’s Safety Training and Evaluation Process, honoring companies for the outstanding quality of both their safety program and their safety record. Through ABC’s national Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) program, participants are rated on 20 components, including management commitment to safety, employee participation, use of personal protective equipment, and record keeping. Harkins has been participating in the STEP program for over 20 years, and we pride ourselves on making safety a top priority.

The Harkins team was joined at the banquet by Al Schweizer from the Maryland Army National Guard and Oz Ozturk from the Maryland Department of General Services.

Canine Training Facility Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Harkins team cuts ribbon on canine training facility
Beltsville, MD

The Harkins team attended the ribbon cutting ceremony at the James J. Maloney Canine Training Facility on Thursday, September 12th at the JJRTC campus in Beltsville, MD.

The US Army Corps of Engineers designed the new complex for the U.S. Secret Service that increases the capacity of its predecessor. The original buildings were demolished and replaced with a new 20,500 sf state-of-the-art Canine Facility in two buildings.

The administrative/training building has administrative spaces, classrooms and odor introduction and observations rooms that support canine training requirements. Attached by an access road and a canopy, a separate 36-kennel building is dedicated to the care and maintenance of the canines, including space for a veterinary emergency examination room, laundry room, food preparation and storage rooms, and tactical equipment storage.

An existing 1-acre yard was upgraded to provide advanced training capacity for the canines, along with two new breakout yards to provide extra areas for relief and relaxation.

This is the only canine training facility that serves our secret service canines in the country.

Ribbon Cutting Photos