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Harkins Celebrates Groundbreaking of Habitat House

Harkins Builders shoveling dirt into a pile with the recipients of the house.
Baltimore, MD

On Friday, October 15, 2020, Harkins attended the groundbreaking of a home in the North Baltimore neighborhood of Woodbourne-McCabe that will be built for long-time community partner Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake.

Harkins President & CEO Gary Garofalo and Project Manager Walt Whitlow were joined by Habitat Chesapeake CEO Mike Posko and staff, community leaders, and the soon to be homeowners for this ceremonial event.

Mike Posko quote Harkins and Habitat groundbreaking of home

Located at 504 McCabe Avenue in the Greater Govans community, the single-family home will include three-bedrooms, two bathrooms, and is on track to be completed in the Spring of 2021. The project launch represents Habitat Chesapeake’s dedication to the neighborhood, which began in 2012 with its commitment to renovating a projected 21 homes by 2020. The work in Woodbourne-McCabe will be one of three areas of emphasis in the coming years. Other areas of focus include up to 16 homes in the East Baltimore neighborhood of Milton-Montford, Belair-Edison, and 27 new homes in homes in Orchard Ridge, located in Northeast Baltimore.

Groundbreaking photos.

Mike Mallow Promoted to Senior Vice President

Picture of Mike Mallow, senior vice president of multi-family group
Columbia, MD

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Mike Mallow to Senior Vice President of the Multifamily Group.  In this role, Mike will have executive oversight of the group’s Market Rate, Affordable, Senior Living, and Renovation divisions, with each of the vice presidents of those divisions reporting to him.

In January 2021, he will also celebrate his 40th Anniversary as a Harkins employee, a journey that began in 1981 when he was hired as a laborer. Mike has been instrumental in expanding Harkins’ opportunities and market share, especially in the Northern Virginia and DC area. Mike became a site manager in 1997 and was promoted to Project Manager in 2005. His promotion to Division Manager in 2014 enabled Harkins to focus on new business opportunities, and since the end of 2015 Mike has been doing an outstanding job as Vice President of our Multifamily Market Rate Division.

Gary quote

​​​​​​​Please join us in congratulating Mike and wishing him continued success in his new role.