ASC | Arts & Science Center of Southeast Arkansas

ASC | Arts & Science Center of Southeast Arkansas

Building Relationships…
East Harding Construction recently completed renovating ARTSPACE on Main & Art Works on Main for the Arts & Science Center of Southeast Arkansas. We are proud to continue building our relationship with Dr. Rachel Miller & ASC through the partial renovation of the original Arts & Science Center building and alleyway/outdoor event area.

ARMOR Bank Marianna & Forrest City

ARMOR Bank Marianna & Forrest City

Building Relationships…
East Harding Construction is proud to continue growing our relationship with ARMOR Bank! After having successfully completed the new construction of Hot Springs’ very first ARMOR Bank branch, East Harding has been contracted for the drive thru addition of ARMOR Bank in Marianna and a partial remodel of the ARMOR Bank drive thru in Forest City. Client Focused Construction is our guiding philosophy and it shows.

Monticello Med Plex

Monticello Med Plex

New exciting project in Monticello….

The Monticello Med Plex is off to a great start with teams working to undercut/fill the soil for the building pad. This ground up build will provide much needed modern medical amenities to a rural community. We are looking forward to watching as this promising new facility becomes a reality.

Little Rock Regional Chamber Career Expo 2022

Little Rock Regional Chamber Career Expo 2022

We had a great turn out at the Little Rock Regional Chamber’s Career Expo today!  Droves of students poured through the Statehouse Convention Center to explore a multitude of career opportunities.  East Harding Construction was thrilled to share their knowledge and experience with the students and enjoyed meeting each and every one that stopped at our booth.

Van Tilbury, President & CEO was there to greet the students, along with Shawn Carroll, VP-Operations, Jake Honeycutt, Asst. Project Manager, Hamoudi James, Office Engineer & Kim Brass, Project Coordinator.  They all took turns fielding questions and sharing their experiences.  Many of the students donned our hard hats for photo ops that are no doubt already on instagram, twitter, ect…

Thanks to our team for helping make this a great experience for the students and a great event.

Arkansas Boxing Club

Arkansas Boxing Club

Arkansas Boxing Club is getting into fighting shape!  With giant fans and over the ring lighting in place, the new boxing venue will be up and training in no time.

EHC Team Meeting | October 2022

EHC Team Meeting | October 2022

Great Team Meeting Today!

Special thanks to Dr. Shannon Greenfield, PHD for sharing his insights on personal goal setting and how the human mind works. Dr. Greenfield explained the importance of living in the NOW. You can’t change the past, but you can learn from it, you can’t control the future, but you can direct it by the actions you take now.

East Harding embraces work/life balance and Dr. Greenfield’s contributions to our meetings have been an excellent resource.

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences & the Arts

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences & the Arts

East Harding Construction is honored to have been chosen as the General Contractor for the renovation of ASMSA’s Helen Selig Hall. The $5.5 million dollar renovation of the former St. Joseph Hospital convent and chapel converted the space into residential housing for students, a new student union, an auditorium and offices for professional mental health counseling. The chapel renovation is especially impressive due to its approximately 30 foot arched ceiling and elegant accent lighting.

 

Van Tilbury, President & CEO, Shawn Carroll, Sr. VP-Operations, Rob Stanish, Sr. Site Superintendent and Dashaun Hammond, Asst. Superintendent represented East Harding Construction at ASMSA’s annual Director’s Circle Luncheon, which honors friends and advocates of the school.
We are excited to be building new relationships in Hot Springs and throughout Arkansas.
George’s Italian Restaurant

George’s Italian Restaurant

George’s Italian Restaurant has a beautiful new roof! Perfectly laid shingles bring the upcoming restaurant closer to the finish line. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing have been roughed in and the HVAC duct work and air handlers are in place. Soon the sheetrock will be up and this empty shell will transform into a beautiful Italian restaurant.

BKD Update | September 2022

BKD Update | September 2022

MOVING DAY is near! The newly designed office space on the 15th & 16th floors of the Stephens’ building in Little Rock is ready for it’s new tenants. BKD, a national CPA and advisory firm, is set to take over the space and make this beautiful new office home.

Furnished with Steelcase desks and chairs, each work station has an under desk file cabinet which doubles as extra seating for visitors.

There are also private seating nooks scattered about with views over looking the city and open meeting spaces with a contemporary design.

The panoramic view of downtown Little Rock makes this project one of my favorites!

Arkansas Boxing Club

Arkansas Boxing Club

Arkansas Boxing Club is looking GREAT! The Club House is framed and full view windows have been installed. With the bold blue, red and black accents on the freshly painted walls, the Arkansas Boxing Club will soon be ready for the ring.

Great Job Team!

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences & the Arts

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences & the Arts

UPDATE AUGUST 2022…

We are excited to report that students moved into the newly renovated Helen Selig Hall at ASMSA.
 
The dorm rooms have a fresh look with new tile, paint and bathroom amenities. The rooms are outfitted with new space saving furniture with built in storage and personal desks.
 
We wish all of the students a great year of learning and transforming their lives.
 
 

For deliveries, contact Rob Stanish, Sr. Site Superintendent 501.690.6647

Arkansas Boxing Club

Arkansas Boxing Club

The Arkansas Boxing Club renovation is moving right along. The Club House stairs are in place and have been filled with concrete. So excited to see the next step…Framing the Club House.

East Harding Construction Adds Four to Team

East Harding Construction Adds Four to Team

The professional team is growing at Little Rock-based East Harding Construction. Jake Honeycutt and Will Martin have joined as Assistant Project Managers and Jared Tolhurst and Chris Young as Site Superintendents.

“East Harding Construction is grateful and motivated to be growing during this time marked by supply chain delays, labor shortages and inflation,” said Van Tilbury, President & CEO. “Our ability to attract new employees is a testament to our client-focused, employee-centric culture that helps make us a great partner to our clients and a great place to build a career in commercial construction.”

Founded in 1974, East Harding is a commercial construction manager/general contractor working in Arkansas only and specializing in new construction and renovation for clients in the corporate office, K-12, higher education, healthcare, religious, hospitality, historic renovation, non-profit, retail, banking and industrial sectors. Learn more and find your career at www.eastharding.com.

Group Photo from left to right: Jared Tolhurst – Site Superintendent, Jake Honeycutt – Asst. Project Manager, William Martin – Asst. Project Manager & Chris Young – Site Superintendent.

George’s Italian Restaurant

George’s Italian Restaurant

The additional space being added to the renovation of George’s Italian Restaurant is almost ready for framing! With the piers set and floor joists in place, decking is underway. So excited to see the progress being made! Thanks to the teams making it happen!

Arkansas Boxing Club

Arkansas Boxing Club

The Arkansas Boxing Club renovation is well underway! Crews are working hard to rough in the plumbing and get ready for the next phase.

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences & the Arts

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences & the Arts

UPDATE…

Sheetrock is being placed and tile is being laid at ASMSA.  It takes a lot of skill to get such perfect lines!  It’s harder than it looks.  Kudos to the Team!  GREAT JOB!

Sr. Project Manager
William Kalkbrenner

Sr. Site Superintendent
Rob Stanish

Asst. Site Superintendent
Dashaun Hammond

Field Engineer
Raven Franklin

For deliveries, contact Rob Stanish, Sr. Site Superintendent 501.690.6647

BKD Update | June 2022

BKD Update | June 2022

The new office space for BKD, a national CPA and advisory firm relocating to the Stephens building, is really taking shape. Sheetrock is up and partitions are set. This project is moving along nicely and the view is incredible!

Arkansas Boxing Club

Arkansas Boxing Club

East Harding Construction is very excited to kick off the renovation of the Arkansas Boxing Club’s new training facility. Located at 720 W. 8th street, the 7000 sf (approx.) building will provide a 4000 sf gym area with a raised clubhouse box suite and ring, a large entertaining foyer, a warming/serving kitchen, a laundry and men and women’s restrooms/showers with lockers.

 
The upgraded facility will help Arkansas Boxing Club keep making a difference in the community and in the lives of the young people they train.

Arkansas Boxing Club
EHC Picnic 2022

EHC Picnic 2022

EHC Picnic | 2022

RAIN, RAIN & MORE RAIN couldn’t keep the EHC Team from getting together to enjoy some great food and fellowship and meet some new team members at our annual picnic.
 
Horseshoes and Baggo are always a hit and the kids LOVED the Bounce House. Shout out to On the Border…they did a fantastic job with the food!
 
It was really great to see all the families of East Harding come together and just have fun.  We’re already looking forward to next year’s picnic and seeing even more new faces!
 
George’s Italian Restaurant Update

George’s Italian Restaurant Update

George’s Italian Restaurant

Progress Update

Lot’s going on at George’s…excavation of interior pedestal footings, peers constructed, floor joists installed, floor insulated, decking laid and interior walls framed.

May has been busy!  Looking GREAT team!

 
EHC Team Celebration | Congratulations to Dashaun Hammond!

EHC Team Celebration | Congratulations to Dashaun Hammond!

EHC Team Celebration

 

Congratulations to Dashaun Hammond, Site Superintendent! Dashaun is our May Safety Award winner! Dashaun noticed a potential safety risk and went with his instinct to investigate further. After identifying the risk, he implemented a resolution resolving the issue. Way to go Dashaun!

 

Glad to have you on our team!

PBSD | McFadden Gym

PBSD | McFadden Gym

PBSD | McFadden Gym

Progress Update

East Harding Construction is proud to be the Construction Manager of Record for the Pine Bluff School District.  The schools is the district are continually being improved with much needed upgrades and additions.

McFadden Gym is getting upgrades to it’s lighting, the gym floor is being refinished and a brand new HVAC system is being installed.

George’s Italian Restaurant

George’s Italian Restaurant

George’s Italian Restaurant

Progress Update

The team has completed demolition and started structural framing on the old Cafe Prego, soon to be George’s Italian Restaurant, in the Heights!

 
George’s Italian Restaurant

George’s Italian Restaurant

George’s Italian Restaurant

East Harding Construction is very excited to be the GC for the new George’s Italian Restaurant coming to the former Café Prego location.

We are teaming up, once again, with Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects, to bring dreams to reality in this newly designed, boutique restaurant.

Read more…George’s Italian Restaurant

 
EHC Team Celebration | Congratulations to Patrick Booth

EHC Team Celebration | Congratulations to Patrick Booth

EHC Team Celebration

 

Our March Safety Award winner was Patrick Booth, Sr. Site Superintendent, for going above and beyond to make sure our subs are following all safety protocols and even verifying response times for local fire/rescue services in case of an emergency.

Great Job Pat! We appreciate you!

 

Glad to have you on our team!

ARMOR Bank | Hot Springs – Grand Opening!

ARMOR Bank | Hot Springs – Grand Opening!

ARMOR Bank | Hot Springs

March 23, 2022

 

 

The Grand Opening of ARMOR Bank in Hot Springs was celebrated by welcoming the staff and community to the new branch with balloons and goodies. This beautiful bank, located at 4546 Central Avenue, boasts high ceilings and modern chandelier lighting. The exterior is accented in stone and has a warm, home town feel.

  

Congratulations to Jack Whitley, Project Manager, Tom Wolfe, Site Superintendent, David Perry, Architect (RPPY Architects) and all of our EHC team that worked so hard to bring the ARMOR Bank branch to life!

  

 Great Job Guys!

 

Carelink’s Cupcakes for Goodness Sake

Carelink’s Cupcakes for Goodness Sake

Carelink’s Cupcakes for Goodness Sake

East Harding Construction is proud to be a sponsor of Carelink’s “Cupcakes for Goodness Sake”.

Van Tilbury, Owner, President & CEO, along with his wife and two of his children attended the event held at the Heifer Village Pavilion in Little Rock. The annual event raises awareness about ways to meet the opportunities and challenges of aging.

 
Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts

Arkansas School for Mathematics,

Sciences, & the Arts

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts (ASMSA) Update…
 
Now that demolition is complete, mechanical, electrical, plumbing & sprinkler rough-in is underway.
 
We are all very excited to start seeing the transformation of this beautiful structure.
EHC Team Celebration | Congratulations to Kelly Hendrickson

EHC Team Celebration | Congratulations to Kelly Hendrickson

EHC Team Celebration

East Harding Construction congratulates Kelly Hendrickson, Construction Laborer, for winning the February Safety Award!
Rob Stanish, Sr. Site Superintendent, nominated Kelly saying, “Kelly Hendrickson was very safety conscious while covering all of the open floor penetrations I had here at ASMSA. In my opinion his attitude of trying to do the correct things while working should be recognized…”
We appreciate you and your safety conscientiousness Kelly!

Glad to have you on our team!

EHC Team Celebration | Congratulations to Robert Keeling!

EHC Team Celebration | Congratulations to Robert Keeling!

EHC Team Celebration

East Harding Construction congratulates Robert Keeling, Carpenter/Foreman for winning the January Safety Award. Scott France, Site Superintendent, nominated Robert, saying “I would like to nominate Robert Keeling….He is always looking out for others’ safety. Always to work 30 min to 1 hour early……and never says no when asked to take care of a problem.” Congratulations Robert! We appreciate all you do!

Glad to have you on our team!

Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic School

Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic School

Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic School

Progress Update 

The new addition is complete and the team is working on the interior punch list!

We are so excited about this project! Exterior Improvements are underway and soon the new classrooms will be ready for students.

Holy Souls
Fordyce School District | Elementary School Playground

Fordyce School District | Elementary School Playground

Fordyce School District

Elementary School Playground

 

East Harding Construction is proud to be part of the District Wide Improvements to the Fordyce School District.  This project may seem small but it will make a tremendous impact on the development of the children that will use it nearly every day.

 

The new, modern equipment will help children learn to interact with others, promoting social development, as wells as physical coordination, strength, and flexibility.

ARMOR Bank | Project Update 092221

ARMOR Bank | Project Update 092221

ARMOR Bank | Hot Springs Branch

Project Update - September 22, 2021

 

Almost in the dry!  The beauty of this bank is showing in it’s unique roof line with the peaks and valleys giving it a neighborhood feel.  The large storefront windows are framed and teams are hard at work putting up OSB.  Great Job Guys!

EHC Team Celebration | Congratulations to Mason McBroom

EHC Team Celebration | Congratulations to Mason McBroom

EHC Team Celebration

Congratulations to Mason McBroom, Project Manager for 16 years with East Harding Construction!

 Mason says, “I love construction. But I love working at East Harding because of the team that I get to work with and the special projects that we provide to our clients.”
 
We love having you on our team Mason! Thanks for all you do!

Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic School

Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic School

Our Lady of the Holy Souls

Catholic School

The new addition to Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic School is moving along quickly. The CMU foundation wall has been set and the foundation slab has been poured. Subsurface waterproofing is being applied and framing is well underway. There is something so exciting about seeing walls go up!

EHC Welcomes Wayne Loyd, Site Superintendent!

EHC Welcomes Wayne Loyd, Site Superintendent!

EHC Team Celebration

East Harding Construction

Welcomes Wayne Loyd, Site Superintendent!

Kay Spence

East Harding Construction welcomes Wayne Loyd, Site Superintendent!

Wayne has worked as a Construction Superintendent for 30 years and is well versed in structural, pre engineered, tilt panel, and wood construction. His projects have ranged up to 32 million dollars with experience in medical, factory, retail, hospitality, religious and restaurant construction. Wayne has worked in both the private and government sectors.

We look forward to having Wayne’s experience and expertise in our future projects.

EHC Welcomes Kay Spence, Sr. Site Superintendent!

EHC Welcomes Kay Spence, Sr. Site Superintendent!

EHC Team Celebration

East Harding Construction

Welcomes Kay Spence, Sr. Site Superintendent!

Kay Spence
East Harding Construction welcomes Kay Spence, Sr. Site Superintendent. Kay and her husband, Bill, live in the Cabot area and have one son and two grandchildren. Kay enjoys working around her home and deer hunting. She came from a working family who owned a dairy & a plant nursery/garden center, so she is used to hard work and long hours.

 

Kay says, “I have been very fortunate throughout the years to work with teams building Multi -Family, Student Housing, Mid Rise, Assisted Living and Hotels. This industry has been good to me. The pride you feel when you push the first blade of grass away and give the last key to the owner is breathtaking.”

 

We are so excited Kay has joined our team!

LOPFI | Arkansas Local Police & Fire Retirement System

LOPFI | Arkansas Local Police & Fire Retirement System

LOPFI

Arkansas Local Police & Fire Retirement System

The Arkansas Local Police & Fire Retirement System provides retirement funding services for uniformed employees. The System offers pension and retirement plans and various other benefits for members.

 

East Harding Construction is proud to be a part of multiple upgrades to this important facility.

 

The current project at LOPFI consists of demoing the old North parking lot and rebuilding it with an irrigation system, new pole lights, parking blocks and landscaping.

NORTH PARKING LOT

Fordyce School District

Fordyce School District

Fordyce School District

District Wide Improvements

East Harding Construction is proud to be the Construction Manager of Record for the Fordyce School District. We have managed a multitude of projects for the Fordyce School District over the years. Most recently are the Football Stadium Improvements & the High School Television Studio.

FOOTBALL STADIUM

The Fordyce High School football stadium received a fresh coat of paint on the bleachers, press boxes, scoreboards, field house & other buildings. The concession stand is being expanded and with all new LED lighting being added to the field, the action will be brighter than ever!

Go RED BUGS!

HIGH SCHOOL TV STUDIO

 

This project transformed the equivalent of three classrooms into a fully enclosed television production studio, sound stage, control room & computer lab. The teams opened walls, reworked flooring & blacked out the studios.

HVAC, PARKING LOTS & DRIVEWAYS

The Fordyce School District passed a millage — using a budget estimate prepared by East Harding Construction — that generated approximately $3 million for HVAC upgrades, security improvements and renovating all parking lots and drives.

Armor Bank | Hot Springs Project Update 08/05/2021

Armor Bank | Hot Springs Project Update 08/05/2021

Armor Bank

Project Update

Dedicated teams were on-site early in the morning yesterday to pour 5,419 sf of concrete for the new Armor Bank in Hot Springs. It took the teams several hours to finish the pour and work the concrete into a perfect foundation.

Tom Wolfe, Site Superintendent and Jack Whitley, Project Manager were on-site to oversee the pour and make sure everything went smoothly.

We are so excited for the next phase of this build!

Check back soon for further updates.

EHC Team Member, Greg Fluger, Sr. Vice President, Retires

EHC Team Member, Greg Fluger, Sr. Vice President, Retires

EHC Team Member

Greg Fluger Retires

The East Harding Team gathered at the Faded Rose in Little Rock to say farewell to our long time employee and friend, Greg Fluger, Sr. Vice President.  Greg is hanging up his pencil after 27 years as he sets out on a new and exciting phase of his life.

 Van Tilbury, President & CEO shared memories of the many projects Greg worked on and thanked him for all he has done for East Harding.  Bob East, Co-Founder, also shared stories of the early years with Greg.

Greg has worked on many notable structures in Little Rock such as the Hilary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center, the Bobby L. Roberts Library of History & Art, the Museum of Discovery and the UALR City Center, to name a few.  Greg’s work is around every turn in Little Rock and reaches as far north as Fayetteville with his work on the historic Peabody Hall and Yocum Hall on the UALR Fayetteville campus.  We will be reminded of Greg’s time with East Harding everytime we drive by or visit one of the many wonderful projects he has been a part of.

Wishing you all the best, Greg!

Armor Bank | Hot Springs Stormwater Award

Armor Bank | Hot Springs Stormwater Award

Armor Bank

Stormwater Award

East Harding Construction is proud to have our jobsite for Armor Bank Hot Springs named the “Top Stormwater Site for the Month of July 2021” by the City of Hot Springs! Tom Wolfe, Site Superintendent, did a great job coordinating efforts to maintain and even exceed the City of Hot Springs’ stormwater regulations.

Congratulations to Tom Wolfe and the EHC team!

EHC Company Picnic 2021

EHC Company Picnic 2021

EHC Company Picnic 2021

I LOVE OUR PICNICS!

Seeing everyone having a great time just hanging out, playing Baggo & horseshoes & getting to know each others families really unites us as a team.

 

We all enjoyed the delicious fajita buffet from On the Border.  Shout out to them, they always do a great job!  The kiddos loved the piñata and we even had a few games of JENGA going.

 

This years picnic was a huge success with our biggest turnout yet!

 

Thank you to Van Tilbury, Owner, President & CEO for making it all possible.

 

Community Outreach | Ellis Williams

Community Outreach | Ellis Williams

Community Outreach | Ellis Williams

Community Outreach

Ellis Williams

Ellis Williams is a Vietnam Vet who served his country proudly as a rifleman.  He has worked for Bob East, co-founder, for more than 40 years and is a valued part of the East Harding family.

The extreme cold this winter, and the condition of his home, put Ellis at risk.  He struggled to keep his house warm and his utility bills became unmanageable.  East Harding put together a team of volunteers along with truck loads of new windows, doors, insulation and other materials to make sure Ellis never has to worry about keeping warm again.

We are honored to be able to show our love and support by making a difference for someone who has made a difference for so many.

Special thanks to Van Tilbury, Owner, President & CEO for leading by example.

Stand Down for Safety

Stand Down for Safety

Stand Down for Safety

East Harding Construction is proud to have participated in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down. On Friday, May 7th, East Harding held a four hour safety seminar on fall protection with demonstrations on harness safety by 3M. Our Project Managers and Superintendents presented different aspects of Fall Safety Protocols and Falling Object Safety Protocols, including the use of guard rails, ladders, netting and toe boards, just to name of few.

 

Safety is vital to our industry and a hallmark of the East Harding culture.

EHC has a detailed safety program which includes a site specific safety plan for every project, environmentally hazardous materials program, worker safety, and public safety that is managed daily by our Site Superintendent with a weekly safety inspection by our Safety Director.  We help achieve client satisfaction by ensuring that our employees have a challenging career in a secure and safe work environment with the proper training, equipment and industry-leading technology to do their work properly.

All East Harding employees and subcontractors’ employees must attend a safety orientation prior to mobilization, and attend weekly safety ‘toolbox’ meetings.

All employees and visitors must observe our 100% usage policy for Hard Hats, Safety Glasses and Boots on all our job sites.

All employees are subject to our Zero Tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol.

East Harding is a long term participant in the Arkansas Drug Free Workplace Program. 

Special thanks to Nathan Kerr, Field Operations Manager/Safety Director for coordinating such an important event.

EHC Team Celebration | Happy Birthday to Dashaun Hammond

EHC Welcomes Dashaun Hammond, Field Engineer!

East Harding Construction

Welcomes Dashaun Hammond, Field Engineer!

Dashaun Hammond

A warm welcome to Dashaun Hammond, East Harding’s new Field Engineer!

Dashaun is a former UAPB Honor Student and Defensive Tackle for the Golden Lions.

Dashaun interned for East Harding during the construction of the new Pine Bluff Main Library in downtown Pine Bluff.

He has joined the East Harding team full time and is now working as a Field Engineer on the
UAPB Kountz Kyle Biology Lab Renovation.

We are pleased and excited to have Dashaun on our team!

EHC Team Meeting | April 2021

EHC Team Meeting | April 2021

East Harding Construction

TEAM MEETING

April 2021

At this month’s team meeting, Van Tilbury, President & CEO, spoke on “Six Conditions of Empowerment” guiding the team into thinking about the East Harding Method of “People, Process & Product”.

He then turned the meeting over to Nathan Kerr, Field Operations Manager, who spoke on ownership and accountability.

We enjoyed Whole Hog BBQ and the unfamiliar atmosphere of getting together in person and reconnecting with coworkers that are normally in the field.  The guys did a great job of setting up the warehouse for social distancing and we all followed mask wearing protocols.

EHC Welcomes Raven Franklin, Project Intern

EHC Welcomes Raven Franklin, Project Intern

East Harding Construction

Welcomes Raven Franklin, Project Intern

Raven Franklin

A warm welcome to Raven Franklin, Project Intern!

Raven has been working as a Project Intern on UAPB’s Kountz Kyle Biology Building Renovation.

Raven comes to us from Pine Bluff, AR. where she is a student at UAPB.  She is expected to graduate in May 2021 and start her career here at East Harding Construction.

We are all very excited to welcome her to the team!

ARTSpace & ART WORKS

ARTSpace & ART WORKS

ARTSpace on Main & ART WORKS on Main

Arts & Science Center of Southeast Arkansas

Renovation is complete on ARTSpace and nearing completion on ART Works transforming this historic downtown commercial space on Main Street in Pine Bluff into a vibrant community arts and events space.  This exciting new expansion to the ASC campus, anchored by the ASC’s main building at 701 S. Main Street, will operate as a multi-purpose community arts and event space.

The two buildings feature the endowed Adam B. Robinson, Jr. Theater, a 70-seat black box theater for small, community-oriented productions (named in honor of the long-time ASC supporter and Board member); five apartments for resident artists with accompanying studios that can be used by the residents or rented to local artists; a community gallery for area artists to show and sell work; flexible workshop space for art classes, yoga classes, dance and culinary arts workshops, a tinkering makerspace, a wood shop, scene shop and costume shop; a small pottery studio and an outside “ART Yard” for large-scale projects and events.

The re-imagined buildings contribute to the Historic District and incorporate some of the original features, including an advertising mural inside for O.K. Dairy Creamery, currently ARTSpace.

The ART Space On Main

ART WORKS On Main

Fun Feature for the Art Gallery…

In keeping with the historic design of the building, the retro bay doors were left in place and create a fun, open air option.

 

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2230 Cottondale Lane
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Little Rock, AR.  72202
501.661.1646

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East Harding Construction
2230 Cottondale Lane
Suite 3

Little Rock, AR.  72202
501.661.1646

info@eastharding.com

  • About Us
  • Our Approach
  • Our People
  • Workforce Diversity-MWBE
  • Sustainability
  • Safety
  • Construction Management/General Contractor/Design Build
  • Renovations
  • Our Projects
  • Our Blog
  • Contact Us
  • Careers
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EHC Welcomes David Finnie, Sr. Project Manager

EHC Welcomes David Finnie, Sr. Project Manager

East Harding Construction

Welcomes David Finnie, Sr. Project Manager!

David Finnie

A warm welcome to David Finnie, East Harding’s newest Sr. Project Manager!

David comes to us from Houston, TX where he worked as a Sr. Project Manager/Project Executive for fifteen years. He has been in the construction industry for over 23 years. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN and is a graduate of our very own Little Rock Catholic High School.

He has two children, Emma (17) and Cameron (21) and enjoys exercise and golf. David hopes to reconnect and spend more time with his parents and sister who also live in the Natural State.

EHC Team Meeting | Confined Space | February 2021

EHC Team Meeting | Confined Space | February 2021

EHC Team Meeting | Confined Space | February 2021

Van Tilbury

Special Thanks to Raven Franklin, Intern, for her research and sharing on Confined Space Standards.

A Confined Space meets all three of the following conditions:

1) Limited Openings for Entry and Exit.

2) The Space is not Intended for Continuous Human Occupancy. This means that the space was designed to hold something other than people.

3) The Space is Large Enough for You to Enter and Conduct Work.

For more information on confined spaces, visit https://www.osha.gov/confined-spaces.

A Moment of Gratitude

A Moment of Gratitude…

Van Tilbury-Van Tilbury President & CEO
Good morning!

Today, I would like to share a moment of gratitude,

As you know, this past year has been frightening and tumultuous due to Covid-19. Van Tilbury, President & CEO, having a heart for his employees, has kept us up and running through out this pandemic while keeping our safety at the forefront, as is the culture of East Harding.

I am grateful for a leader who cares.

-Trish Jones, Office Manager

Arkansas Preservation Award ! Winchester Auto | PSW Office

Arkansas Preservation Award ! Winchester Auto | PSW Office

Arkansas Preservation Award Winning Project!

Winchester Auto Building | Polk Stanley Wilcox Office

Arkansas Preservation Award Winning Project!

Winchester Auto Building

2020 Award Winner – Outstanding Achievement in Adaptive Reuse

On January 22, 2021, the Winchester Auto Building was awarded the 2020 Outstanding Achievement in Adaptive Reuse Award by Preserve Arkansas!

2020 Award Winner – Outstanding Achievement in Adaptive Reuse

On January 22, 2021, the Winchester Auto Building was awarded the 2020 Outstanding Achievement in Adaptive Reuse Award by Preserve Arkansas!

East Harding Construction teamed up with Polk Stanley Wilcox to renovate & restore the 72 year old historic building, which is now the Polk Stanley Wilcox Corporate Office.

This nostalgic piece of history boasts its original glass block entrance, steel frames and brick facade.  The interior has been beautifully redesigned and renovated to show off the original steel-framed, glass windows that divide the gathering hall and reception area from the large, two-story open-air office space.

A center niche has been carved out to provide a beautiful kitchen with all the modern day amenities one  would expect, including two stainless steel refrigerators, two stainless steel microwaves, a stainless steel dishwasher and a stainless steel coffee station.  All of this stainless steel is beautifully wrapped in wood-grain cabinetry and accented with matching shelves lined with cups, plates, and glassware.  The stone covered island and countertops turn this space into a uniquely inviting area for the staff and guests to refresh and replenish.
The upstairs is comprised of conference/meeting rooms and open view office spaces that overlook the work stations on the main floor. One of the most unique aspects of this space is the original, functioning dumbwaiter with its wheel & sprocket crank shaft that brings back a bit of nostalgia. The combination of old and new in this beautifully redesigned building is representative of the importance of historic preservation and the necessity of modernization.
East Harding Construction is very proud and grateful to have been a part of bringing the past into the future with this beautiful adaptation to a piece of Little Rock’s history.

East Harding Construction teamed up with Polk Stanley Wilcox to renovate & restore the 72 year old historic building, which is now the Polk Stanley Wilcox Corporate Office.

This nostalgic piece of history boasts its original glass block entrance, steel frames and brick facade.  The interior has been beautifully redesigned and renovated to show off the original steel-framed, glass windows that divide the gathering hall and reception area from the large, two-story open-air office space.

A center niche has been carved out to provide a beautiful kitchen with all the modern day amenities one  would expect, including two stainless steel refrigerators, two stainless steel microwaves, a stainless steel dishwasher and a stainless steel coffee station.  All of this stainless steel is beautifully wrapped in wood-grain cabinetry and accented with matching shelves lined with cups, plates, and glassware.  The stone covered island and countertops turn this space into a uniquely inviting area for the staff and guests to refresh and replenish.
The upstairs is comprised of conference/meeting rooms and open view office spaces that overlook the work stations on the main floor. One of the most unique aspects of this space is the original, functioning dumbwaiter with its wheel & sprocket crank shaft that brings back a bit of nostalgia. The combination of old and new in this beautifully redesigned building is representative of the importance of historic preservation and the necessity of modernization.
East Harding Construction is very proud and grateful to have been a part of bringing the past into the future with this beautiful adaptation to a piece of Little Rock’s history.

EHC Team Member Celebration…Congratulations to Van Tilbury!

EHC Team Member Celebration…Congratulations to Van Tilbury!

Congratulations

to Van Tilbury, Owner, President & CEO,

for 17 years with East Harding Construction!

Van Tilbury

Van joined the East Harding team in 2004.  He was named President in 2006, became a partner in 2009 and was named CEO in 2012.  He is the sole owner of East Harding Construction today.

The company specializes in education, office, medical, municipal, non-profit, religious, hospitality, historic renovation, warehouse, restaurant and retail.

Van is a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional and has his Healthcare Construction Certificate.

The ARTSpace on Main & ART Works Update

The ARTSpace on Main & ART Works Update

The ARTSpace on Main & ART Works

Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (ASC)

The ARTSpace on Main & ART Works

Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (ASC)

Modern finishes meet old school flooring that has been meticulously refinished in this historical renovation.

New track lighting and fresh paint are just the beginning of creating an artistic atmosphere for both Pine Bluff’s up and coming artists and its well established local talent.  This project is another wonderful addition to our Main Street Pine Bluff.

Our expert team has done a spectacular job!  Way to go guys!

The Pine Bluff Main Library is now open!

The Pine Bluff Main Library is now open!

The new Pine Bluff Main Library is now OPEN!

The beautiful new Pine Bluff Main Library brings modern architecture and design to the city center, giving it an exciting new feel and a promise for a bright future. Located at 600 South Main in the revitalizing downtown, the 36,000 SF facility features a children’s library, a video library, a Teen Loft, the Carr Memorial Museum, a computer lab, a fully-equipped test kitchen, Genealogy, conference rooms, and rows of shelves stocked with thousands of books just waiting for eager minds.

The flagship facility of the Library System joins the recently renovated branch locations in Watson Chapel, Altheimer, Redfield and White Hall and serves the 885 sq. miles of Jefferson County.

For events and hours of operation, visit:
www.pineblufflibrary.org/our-libraries/pine-bluff-main-library

Fordyce School District Improvements

Fordyce School District Improvements

Fordyce School District | District-Wide Improvements

The Fordyce School District received some much needed improvements which included the replacement of several HVAC units, extensive parking and site work and security improvements.

Many driveways and parking lots were demoed, undercut and re-laid.  The track was completely resurfaced and new security vestibules were added.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; His love endures forever.

                                                                                        -Psalms 107:1

 

UALR Golf Fest 2020

UALR Golf Fest 2020

UALR Golf Fest 2020

Matt Callaway

Rain, rain & more rain could not dampen their spirits as the East Harding team hit the course at UALR’s 10th Annual Facilities Education Scholarship Golf Fest held at the Pleasant Valley Country Club on Monday, October 26th . Van Tilbury, President & CEO, Bobby Donaldson, CFO, Win Trafford, Director of Business Development & Client Relations & Keith Broadway, Warehouse Manager were determined to play through to the end and have a good time doing it

The tournament proceeds went towards funding a scholarship for Facilities Management employees who are pursuing a college degree at UA Little Rock. When asked why they continued to play as the temperature dropped and the rain steadily increased, Win Trafford, Director of Business Development & Client Relations simply said “That’s what we do, we finish.”

Pine Bluff School District | Jordan Stadium

Pine Bluff School District | Jordan Stadium

Pine Bluff School District

Jordan Stadium Restroom and Ticket Booth Addition

Pine Bluff School District

Jordan Stadium Restroom Addition

With the return of some normalcy and the excitement of the football season, Pine Bluff School District is adding new restrooms and ticket booths to Jordan Stadium-home of the Fighting Zebras.

The Zebras football team have one of the most successful programs in the nation, which includes 24 state championships between 1915 and 2015 including three consecutive titles in 1993, 1994 and 1995.

East Harding Construction is proud to be a part of the improvements to Jordan Stadium and we look forward to watching this long standing facility continue to grow and expand.

The ARTSpace on Main & ART Works

The ARTSpace on Main & ART Works

The ARTSpace on Main & ART Works

Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (ASC)

Modern cabinetry meets old school flooring that has been meticulously refinished in this historical renovation.

New track lighting and fresh paint are just the beginning of creating an artistic atmosphere for both Pine Bluff’s up and coming artists and its well established local talent.

UPS Expansion

UPS Expansion

United Parcel Service Facility Upgrade

With online ordering continuing to increase, UPS decided to expand its Texarkana facility.

The expansion includes clearing 4.5 acres, site grading, building foundations, underground utilities, new fire suppression systems throughout, site paving & site fencing.

The building foundations will support a new fold-down building for partial distribution, doubling the facilities current capacity.

Pine Bluff Main Library

Pine Bluff Main Library

Pine Bluff Main Library

Getting Landscaped

A variety of shrubs and trees along with fresh sod are being placed to accent this beautiful new library located in downtown Pine Bluff.  Flower beds will line the walkways welcoming eager minds into a new and exciting world of learning.

The ARTSpace on Main & ARTWorks

The ARTSpace on Main & ARTWorks

The ARTSpace on Main & ARTWorks 

We are so excited to see sheetrock on the walls and a new staircase leading to the upper level soon to be filled with art, history and learning opportunities.

Team Safety Meeting | September 2020

Team Safety Meeting | September 2020

TEAM SAFETY MEETING | SEPTEMBER 2020

This month’s Team Safety Meeting focused on Fall Protection…

It is national Stand Down for Safety week and East Harding, as always, puts SAFETY as our #1 priority.

Did you know that every 1 out of 3 construction fatalities is due to a fall. Additionally, 1/3 of all fall accidents occur from ladders.

In our meeting, experts on safety such as Keith Broadway, Health & Safety Director & Nathan Kerr, Field Operations Manager offered compelling facts and protocols to keep our team, our subs and our clients safe as well as the general public.

Fall Protection not only safeguards against direct falls but also extends to falling equipment and material. That is why it is so important to be adamant about safety every day on every job site.

East Harding has an eight year record of no time lost due to jobsite accidents! 

 

Way to go Team!
SEARK College | Demolition of General Studies Buildings

SEARK College | Demolition of General Studies Buildings

SEARK College

General Studies

We are so excited to be a part of the improvements at SEARK College!

 

Steve Bloomberg, President-SEARK College (left) & Win Trafford, Business Development & Client Relations-East Harding Construction (right), visited the demolition site where the General Studies North & South buildings were torn down and cleared.