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our philosophy


We exist to improve people’s lives in our marketplace, in our communities, and in our company.

In our marketplace, we work to provide a project experience that exceeds expectations and creates a lasting bond of trust and confidence. In our communities, Harkins employees build with end-users in mind, and give their time, talent, and resources to help those who are less fortunate. In our company, our culture of quality and ownership fuels our passion for our work and creates financial security.

It all started with our founder, Thomas P. Harkins, and the values he exemplified. We're proud to live by them every day and to share them below.

Integrity & Ethics

We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards. We treat people fairly, and we do what we say we will do.


We promote the company’s reputation, and we conduct ourselves in a manner that makes our leaders and ourselves proud.

People Development

We mentor, train, and support our employees so they become the best they can be.


We optimize our profit potential, minimize our corporate overhead, and manage our resources carefully.


We set high standards for quality, plan those standards into jobs, and hold ourselves accountable, striving always to exceed even our own expectations. We do it right the first time.

Hard Work

We work hard, but we also work intelligently to create a balance between our professional and personal lives. We set high standards for productivity and we measure ourselves against them.


We behave in a way that earns others’ trust. We create an environment that encourages customers to tell us what they think.


We consider it our responsibility to provide a high level of service to others, including our clients, coworkers, and our community at large. We make our clients’ and subcontractors’ concerns our own and respond to their needs quickly and efficiently.


We treat others the way we would like to be treated.

Society & Community

We share with the community, both as a company and through employees as individuals.

let's build something exceptional.