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East Harding Construction  – About Us

East Harding Construction is a commercial construction company skilled as a Construction Manager, General Contractor and Design-Builder and focused on new construction and renovation projects throughout Arkansas.  The company was founded in 1974 by life-long friends Bob East and Tom Harding.  Van Tilbury joined East Harding in 2004 and completed a 10-year buy-out in October 2019.  Today, Van is the Owner, President & CEO.  East Harding is based in Little Rock and is focused on serving clients in our home state.  As a result, East Harding has completed thousands of new construction and renovation projects in Arkansas.

We are a financially secure corporation with no debts, liens or encumbrances.  We have no active lawsuits or claims against us.  We have never filed bankruptcy and have never defaulted on a contract.  We are bonded by Travelers, a AAA-rated surety.  Our professional team is focused on cost estimating, project management, site supervision, safety and financial and administrative support of our teams.  We choose not to self-perform any trade work; rather, we develop trade packages that are competitively bid to qualified local subcontractors to ensure the lowest responsible cost and then we manage that subcontractor team to ensure your satisfaction.


Our corporate business philosophy of “Client Focused Construction” guides every decision we make.  Every East Harding employee knows that if we focus on the goals of each client and work smart every day to ensure your satisfaction, then our company will be successful.  We underscore this corporate philosophy with tightly managed projects that are well documented and that use the latest in construction technology.

People – Process – Product

We consistently deliver excellence to our clients by focusing on the 3 Ps:  People, Process and Product.  We understand that our PEOPLE are East Harding Construction and they are responsible for positive client experiences.  So, we employ people of character that put our client’s needs above their own.  As a team, we are continuously improving our PROCESS so that we all are using our collective best practices to ensure project success.  Finally, we are contracted to deliver an exceptional PRODUCT for each client, from a challenging renovation to new construction.  Our focus on the 3 Ps has allowed us to build long-term relationships with many of Arkansas’ most notable businesses, both in the public and private sectors, and we are grateful for those relationships.

“I would say without reservation that East Harding’s work for us was excellent in virtually every respect, and it stayed within the funding. I would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone who wanted a high-quality result produced by friendly and highly competent people within the specified time period and budget.”

Ronald H. Winters, Ph.D., F.A.S.A.H.P  Dean-UAMS College of Health Related Professions


East Harding Construction
2230 Cottondale Lane
Suite 3

Little Rock, AR.  72202


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