Celebrating Van Tilbury’s Winthrop Rockefeller Memorial Award!

Celebrating Van Tilbury’s Winthrop Rockefeller Memorial Award!

Celebrating Van Tilbury’s Winthrop Rockefeller Memorial Award!

Van Tilbury Receives 2024 Winthrop Rockefeller Memorial Award!

 

The AMFA Foundation announced the recipient of this year’s Winthrop Rockefeller Memorial Award, Van Tilbury. This prestigious award honors individuals who exhibit exceptional dedication and support for the arts and AMFA. A committee comprising previous recipients selected Tilbury for his outstanding contributions. Terri Erwin presented Tilbury with the award during the annual meeting.
 

Warren Stephens, chair of the AMFA Foundation Board of Directors commented, “Van’s commitment mirrors the service exemplified by the late Governor Winthrop Rockefeller, whose work was instrumental to the early growth of the Museum. Van is a steadfast supporter of AMFA and his contributions over the years have made an everlasting impact on the Museum and the community it serves.”

 

Tilbury was a member of the AMFA Board of Trustees from 2012 to 2024 and served in many capacities, including vice-president (2018-20), president (2020-22), and chair (2022-24). Tilbury was also a member of AMFA’s building committee, which oversaw the design and construction of the new building. He is the current president and CEO of East Harding Construction.

 

Congratulations Van, your East Harding Team celebrates you and all you have acomplished!

Elizabeth Tilbury, Van Tilbury (award recipient), Harriet Stephens, and Warren Stephens, at the presentation of the Winthrop Rockefeller Memorial Award on June 11, 2024.
Veolia North America | Hazourdous Waste Disposal Facility

Veolia North America | Hazourdous Waste Disposal Facility

Veolia North America | Hazordous Waste Disposal Facility

East Harding Construction is excited to be the General Contractor for Veolia North America’s new 12,340 sf Admin Office Building which will support Veolia’s new plant expansion.

Footings have been poured, gravel is in place for the slab pour and underground plumbing is set.

This project is off to a great start!

Southern Tail Brewing

Southern Tail Brewing

Southern Tail Brewing is looking GREAT! Beautiful floor to ceiling woodwork gives a rustic feel and the large store front windows and brick facade bring a modern look. This will truely be a beautiful spot to hangout with friends and family.

Stone Bank | Chenal Branch

Stone Bank | Chenal Branch

Interior renovations are underway! New spaces are being partitioned and framework/sheetrock is going up. This will be a beautiful renovation. East Harding is so excited to be a part of the team!

Bank OZK | Chenal

Bank OZK | Chenal

East Harding Construction is very excited to kick off site work for the new Bank OZK branch coming to Chenal Parkway in Little Rock. This single story branch will boast a brand new design for Bank OZK and will be a welcome addition to the area.

UAPB Chancellor’s Scholarship Gala

UAPB Chancellor’s Scholarship Gala

UAPB Chancellor’s Scholarship Gala

Patrick Booth, Sr. Site Superintendent and his wife Detrich were excited to attend the UAPB Chancellor’s Scholarship Gala on Saturday. The “black-tie” event was held at the Pine Bluff Country Club and themed as “The Cotton Club” with a live Jazz band and costumed dancers reminiscent of the 1920’s. Proceeds from the event, which included a silent auction, will go to support UAPB Scholarships.
Friday Firm

Friday Firm

East Harding Construction is excited to be renovating four floors in the Regions building for the Friday Firm in Little Rock. New carpet, paint, flooring & breakrooms with new appliances will transform this space into a modern office with all the amenities.
ARESC

ARESC

Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative is getting a whole new look! Extensive exterior renovations give this important facility a clean, modern feel. The beautiful brick accents really take it to the next level.
Allegiant Medplex

Allegiant Medplex

Allegiant Medplex is progressing nicely. The guys are pouring loads of concrete for walkways while sheetrock is being hung on interior walls! Can’t wait to see what’s next!
Southern Tail Brewing

Southern Tail Brewing

Southern Tail Brewing has a beautiful new brick facade accented by large, energy efficient windows and a modern, standing seam, metal roof. The interior will showcase a vaulted ceiling finished out with stained tonque and groove pine making this quaint brewery a welcome addition to downtown Little Rock.

 

We are all so excited about the progress and can’t wait to see what’s next…

 

Great Job Team!

Monticello High Tennis Courts

Monticello High Tennis Courts

The tennis courts at Monticello High School are going great! Sidewalks are being poured and finished, bringing this project one step closer to completion. Soon students will be enjoying the six new tennis courts and getting plenty of execrcise!
 
Great Job Team!
EHC Team Celebration

EHC Team Celebration

EHC Team Celebration

Happy Birthday to Kim Brass, Sr. Project Coordinator!

Hope you have a GREAT Birthday!

Patrick Booth

Glad to have you on our team!

Kids Block Building Competition

Kids Block Building Competition

East Harding is excited to report that the Block Kids Building Competition, held at the East Harding Construction Warehouse on Saturday, was an incredible success!
   
East Harding Construction, along with Baldwin & Shell, Riggs Cat, Hums, Gary Houston Electric, Lexicon, AGC, ABC, Arkansas Construction Academy, Eutaw Construction, Airetech, Thompson Electric & Bass Concrete came together to support and encourage the future of construction by engaging local kids in a hands on building competition. Hums & Riggs Cat brought equipment for the kids to explore and play on and Little Caesars Pizza donated pizza for everyone.
   
The kids built structures using legos and were judged on concept & execution. The overall winner was a 3rd grade student from a local Girl Scout Troop.
 
Special thanks to Van Tilbury, Partner, President & CEO, Mitzi Skinner, Health & Safety Director, Jake Honeycut, APM, James Bradford, APM and all of those who volunteered their time and efforts to make this event a huge success!
Blocks for Kids

Blocks for Kids

East Harding Construction is pleased to host Blocks for Kids. Block Kids Building Competition is a national event where children, kindergarten through 6th grade, have 1 hour to build a construction project using 100 building blocks and other items. Our local winner advances to regional competitions, and one semi-finalist from each region is entered into the national program competition. Local prizes are awarded to the top three projects in each grade and all children. This is a free event and East Harding will providing the kids with Swag Bags & Toy Hard Hats.
 
For more information and a copy of the permission slip, please contact Mitzi Skinner at 501.519.5273 (mskinner@eastharding.com). Forms are due by Tuesday, January 16, 2024 and can be sent by email.
LRSD | Chicot Elementary Canopy

LRSD | Chicot Elementary Canopy

LRSD’s Chicot Elementary received a new canopy providing shade and cover from those rainy weather days Arkansas is famous for. East Harding Construction is excited to be working with the Little Rock School District to provide improvements on multiple campuses.
LOPFI | Office Remodel

LOPFI | Office Remodel

East Harding Construction is excited to share the completion of a recent office remodel project for a prominent local commercial lighting supplier! Our team transformed a 2400 sqft space with full interior demolition and rebuild, crafting a sleek and modern layout.  The design showcases the client’s signature light fixtures, adding a touch of elegance to the entire space. We are proud to have executed this renovation in the Arkansas Local Police & Fire Retirement (LOPFI) Building, a long standing client of East Harding Construction.
EHC Christmas Party 2023

EHC Christmas Party 2023

This year’s Christmas Party was a BLAST!  It was held at Cache Restaurant in downtown Little Rock.  We had a terrific turnout.  Everyone enjoyed the food and comradery and the Christmas Carols lead by Detrich Booth.  Thanks to Van Tilbury, Partner, President & CEO and Shawn Carol, Partner, SVP-Operations for bringing the team together to share the holiday.
Cache River Mill & Metalworks

Cache River Mill & Metalworks

Members of the East Harding team toured the new Cache River Mill & Metal Works facility located in North Little Rock today. They looked on as master craftsmen used state of the art equipment to transform building materials into beautiful, custom made products. Special thanks to Cache River for allowing us to experience a little bit of their world.

Academies of Central Arkansas

Academies of Central Arkansas

Career Expo 2023

The Academies of Central Arkansas Career Expo was a huge success, filled with opportunities for Central Arkansas Students to learn more about the construction industy and East Harding Construction.

 

Van Tilbury, President & CEO, Adam Bearden, Project Manager, Jake Honeycutt, APM, James Bradford, APM, Will Martin, APM & Kim Brass, Project Coordinator were onsite to field questions and engage students. The students not only gained some insights into a career in construction but also learned about some of the equipment used for site work such as dump trucks, front loaders and excavators. They had a great time running remote controlled mini versions of these machines.

 

Thank you to Academies of Central Arkansas, the East Harding volunteers and all those who worked behind the scenes to make this years Career Expo great!
 
 
Allegiant Medplex

Allegiant Medplex

Allegiant Medplex is looking great! The final brick facade is laid and washed and the walls are prepared for coping. This modern medical facility is even closer to seeing it’s first patients.
 
Southern Tail Brewing

Southern Tail Brewing

Southern Tail Brewing is taking shape! Mitzi Skinner, Health & Safety Director was onsite with the crane operator to provide a Safety Stand Down explaining the hazzards, preventitive measures and hand signals of crane and lift operations before beginning the placement of wooden trusses. The operation was completed successfully and safely and looks great!
 
AIA Arkansas Design Merit Award

AIA Arkansas Design Merit Award

Congratulations to Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects and Reed Architectural Firm for winning a 2023 AIA Arkansas Design Merit Award for the Pine Bluff Main Library.

 

City leaders, citizens and the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System wanted a place that pointed to a future that “lifted expectations.” What emerged was a community-embedded supportive learning center that is also helping to transform Main Street.

 

East Harding Construction is proud to have been the Construction Manager for such an impactful project.
Monticello High Tennis Courts

Monticello High Tennis Courts

The three new tennis courts at Monticello High School are asphalted and the fence poles have been set. We are currently pouring sidewalks around the courts and look forward to the fence going up soon. Great Job Team!
UALR Southern Tail Walk Through

UALR Southern Tail Walk Through

On Wednesday, East Harding Construction hosted a walk through of one of our job sites for the UALR intro to construction class. The students tour one jobsite each week to learn about the materials and methods used on commercial building sites.

 

 
The East Harding Construction site they toured was Southern Tail Brewing in Little Rock. This job site was chosen due to its unique construction method using a combination of metal building, wood framing and conventional steel. Jack Whitley, Project Manager, Patrick Booth, Sr. Site Superintendent and Dashaun Hammond, Site Superintendent, guided the students through each section of the build, answered questions and offered insites into a career in construction. Mitzi Skinner, Health & Safety Director was also onsite to discuss the importance of safety on a jobsite.
 

 

East Harding Construction is proud to be a JOC for the University of Arkansas System and to support the future of construction through education and interactive experiences such as this jobsite tour.
NAWIC Fall Conference

NAWIC Fall Conference

Friday evening was the kickoff for the 2023 National Association of Women in Construction Conference. The Conference was held in Little Rock and hosted by the Greater Little Rock, AR Chapter #12.

 

In the spirit of Halloween, each Chapter wore costumes. Our Chapter dressed as OSHA Inspectors and won the Scariest Costume Contest. Mitzi Skinner, EHC Health & Safety Director, attended the event and made the scariest OSHA Inspector of them all, as she did a mock write up of a couple of ladies for not having their exams!
UA-Pine Bluff | Hazzard Gym

UA-Pine Bluff | Hazzard Gym

Dashaun Hammond, East Harding Construction Site Superintendent, a 2019 graduate of the University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff, was interviewed recently by students of the UAPB Television Practicum class regarding our recent completion of exterior renovations to the UAPB Hazzard Gymnasium.  Mr. Rashaun Trammell, Instructor, coached his students through the videography and interview process as Dashaun discussed the work performed on the 1952-era building, that included a new roof, new exterior metal panels, new storefront glass, new exterior doors, downspouts and minor site improvements that greatly enhanced the gymnasium and that prepared it for future interior improvements.

The interview will appear on the UAPB YouTube channel.

 
Allegiant Medplex

Allegiant Medplex

Very exciting update for Allegiant Medplex, Monticello…
Insulation board is installed and being coated with waterproofing. Brick insulation board is also up. This project is really taking shape! Great job Team!
Southern Tail Brewing

Southern Tail Brewing

Exciting update for Southern Tail Brewing…VERTICAL STEEL going up!
The team did a great job getting the slab poured and now we have steel and wood framing in place!
UA-Little Rock Golf Fest

UA-Little Rock Golf Fest

Jake Honeycutt, Asst. Project Manager, Win Trafford, Sales Consultant and Keith Broadway, Warehouse Manager, represented East Harding Construction at the 13th Annual Facilities Education Scholarship Golf Fest Tournament earlier this week. The event was held at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock. The proceeds from this annual event have supported UA Little Rock employees’ growth and furthered their career prospects for more than ten years. East Harding is proud to have sponsored Hole #1.
 
Central High School Cafeteria

Central High School Cafeteria

LRSD’s Central High School Cafeteria Renovation turned out beautiful! The original archways create an eye catching gallery displaying iconic photos of The Little Rock Nine.
 
In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that segregation in public schools was illegal.
 
In 1957 the first African American students arrived at Central High School to begin classes. It took three weeks and the National Guard before the nine teenagers were finally admitted into the school. These students became known as The Little Rock Nine.
EHC Team Meeting Awards

EHC Team Meeting Awards

One of the great things about working for East Harding Construction is the recognition program. At today’s team meeting, Van Tilbury, President & CEO awarded Stevie Forrester, Carpenter, the coveted Bulova, American Clipper style watch for his 25 years of service. Congratulations Stevie! We appreciate you!
 
Also, Tom Wolfe, Site Superintendent, was awarded the September Safety Award for his awareness and quick actions concerning a sub that was suffering from a heat related illness, possibly saving the subs life. Great Job Tom!
 
Allegiant Medical

Allegiant Medical

Exterior framing, interior framing, and exterior panels in place! This project is moving along nicely! Looking good team!
 
Camden Fairview Middle School

Camden Fairview Middle School

Auditorium Renovation

The Camden Fairview Middle School has a beautiful, newly renovated auditorium. Students and staff can now enjoy school events in the modernized auditorium sporting new paint, flooring, seating and electrical upgrades.
 
Great Job Team!
George’s Little Rock

George’s Little Rock

Congratulations to George’s in Little Rock.
 
George’s recently opened their Italian restaurant and have stayed busy since day one! This quaint eatery offers a quiet, welcoming atmosphere and delicious Italian fare. The East Harding Project Team attended the soft opening last Thursday and loved everything about it. Great Job Team!
 
Great Job Team!
 
LRSD | Chicot Elementary

LRSD | Chicot Elementary

On Monday, LRSD’s Chicot Elementary kicked off the new school year sporting a new front entryway and extensive interior renovations that included adding aprox. 322 sf of office space..

 

The new space was utilized for an updated nurse’s station, principle/asst. principle offices, secretary area, conference room and a copy room. This project turned out GREAT and classes were able to start on time as scheduled.

 

Great Job Team!
Millage to Fund New High School Campus

Millage to Fund New High School Campus

Millage to Fund New High School Campus

 
Congratulations to the citizens of Pine Bluff for voting “YES” to the Pine Bluff School District millage increase that will fund a new high school campus! East Harding Construction is honored to be the Construction Manager/General Contractor for 175,000 square feet of new Classrooms, Administration, Computer/Media Center, Career & Technical Education Center, Cafeteria, Safe Room, Sports Arena, 900-seat Auditorium and Outdoor Classroom.
 

The students of the Pine Bluff School District will love having a beautiful, secure and modern learning space with all new technology. Our thanks to the “Pine Bluff Committee for Our Students Our Future” and to the voters for making this fantastic new facility a reality. We are so excited for the community!
Allegiant Medplex

Allegiant Medplex

The heat isn’t slowing progress on this project! With the walls framed up, this structure is really taking form.
 
Southern Tail Brewing

Southern Tail Brewing

Southern Tail Brewing… Less than two weeks after the ground breaking ceremony, trenches are dug and being filled with concrete and rebar for the footings. Great start to this exciting new project!
 
LRSD | Chicot Elementary

LRSD | Chicot Elementary

East Harding Construction is excited to begin work on LRSD’s Chicot Elementary. We will be creating a new entrance and some additional office space. Currently, there is a temporary wall put in place while we demo the concrete.
Southern Tail Brewing

Southern Tail Brewing

Southern Tail Brewing broke ground yesterday at their new location, 900 E. 9th Street in the East Village neighborhood of Little Rock. East Harding Construction was selected as GC for this exciting new brewery/restaurant. Van Tilbury, President & CEO, Jack Whitley, Project Manager & David Finnie, Sr. Project Manager were there to commemorate the event. Southern Tail Brewing is owned by Brent and Tracy Cryder, experienced brewers and fermenters. Their vision is to provide a welcoming place to eat, drink and play with outdoor space for gathering and even playing lawn games. They are passionate about dogs and cats and are planning to donate a portion of the proceeds to support local animal charities.
 
Little Rock Central High School

Little Rock Central High School

East Harding Construction is proud and excited to begin renovations to the iconic Central High School. Built in 1927, this structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has a rich history of culture and diversity. Currently, the kitchen access has been redesigned to allow easier meal service and the ceilings and interior arches are being repaired and painted.

 
Monticello High School | Tennis

Monticello High School | Tennis

East Harding is proud to be adding three tennis courts to the Monticello High School campus. The dirt work for the first tennis court is underway! This is a very exciting milestone for the school and will bring years of learning and expericences for the students.
 
St. John’s Lutheran School

St. John’s Lutheran School

East Harding Construction is modifying the existing gym and lobby roof of St. John’s Lutheran School gymnasium in Stuttgart to add additional slope and we are reroofing the building with metal roofing, gutters and downspouts. These improvements will go along way towards the longevity of the building and provide years of additonal use. Looking good guys!
 
Pavilion in the Park

Pavilion in the Park

Pavilion in the Park, a collection of buidlings organized around a glass covered courtyard, was damaged by the tornado that tore through Little Rock in March. Our teams have been hard at work to shore up the walls, replace air conditioning units and begin the repairs necessary to restore this beautiful shopping and office space to its former glory.
 
Shawn Carroll Named Partner

Shawn Carroll Named Partner

Shawn Carroll, Senior Vice President of Operations, has become a stockholder and partner at East Harding Construction, a Little Rock-based commercial construction manager / general contractor specializing in new construction and renovation throughout Arkansas.

“Shawn has deep experience in commercial construction in Arkansas and has grown his career with East Harding Construction to earn the opportunity for ownership.  He exemplifies our guiding business philosophy of ‘Client Focused Construction’ and has proven himself repeatedly to be an advocate for our clients and for our team,” said Van Tilbury, President and CEO.  “Shawn has made a profound impact on our company’s success and I look forward to our future with him as a partner.”

 
Armor Bank Corporate Office

Armor Bank Corporate Office

The conference room looks amazing with this 16′ Cypress table and seating for 14. The team is putting the final touches on this project and it should be wrapped up soon. Looking forward to seeing the finished product!
 
Team Meeting | May 2023

Team Meeting | May 2023

May’s Team Meeting was very exciting! Representatives from American First Response were onsite to provide CPR certification training. The class was extremely thorough and interactive. We learned the correct procedures for performing CPR on adults as well as how to provide aid to someone who is choking.
 
 
 

 

East Harding also congratulated two of our newest employees on their one year anniversaries. Chris Young and Jared Tolhurst, both Site Superintendents, celebrated their one year anniversary by choosing an anniversary gift from the company. The gifts they chose were an Embarcadero™Pack, 15″ smart laptop bag and a Laguiole®5-Piece Knife Block Set. We are very excited that Chris and Jared are a part of the East Harding team!
UAPB | Hazzard Gym

UAPB | Hazzard Gym

The new windows on the gym look great! They are tinted and insulated to reduce the amount of heat buildup in the gym and are a great addition to the insulated panels that were recently added.
 

Great Job Guys!

Superintendent Forklift Training

Superintendent Forklift Training

From the classroom to hands-on field training, East Harding superintendents learned and refreshed their knowledge base in Rough Terrain Forklift operation. Gary Barth, Regional Safety Trainer for United Rentals was onsite to provide a training session and opportunity for everyone in attendance to update or get their certification.
 
Rough terrain forklifts typically can lift weight capacities from 15 feet to 56 feet in the air. Their rated load capacities typically range from 5,500 pounds up to 12,000 pounds. Pat Booth, Sr. Site Superintendent and Tom Wolfe, Site Superintendent, were among the many to operate the JCB 506-36 Rough Terrain Forklift.
 
A special thanks to United Rentals for providing an excellent session and hands-on experience.
EHC’s Family Picnic 2023

EHC’s Family Picnic 2023

East Harding Construction held their annual picnic yesterday at Allsop Park. We had a great turn out with several new faces at this years event. We played horseshoes and cornhole, kind of an East Harding tradition, and there was a huge bounce house for the kids.

Count Porkula catered BBQ ribs, pulled pork, deviled egg potato salad, BBQ beans, amazing mac and cheese and delicious cookies and brownies! It was a wonderful evening of comradery and a great opportunity to get to the know the new families who recently joined East Harding. A special thanks to Van Tilbury, owner, president & CEO, for bringing us together as a team and an extended family.

AMFA Grand Opening

AMFA Grand Opening

East Harding Construction’s Van Tilbury part of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts Grand Opening!

Saturday, April 22, 2023 – The AMFA held the official ribbon cutting for the reimagined Museum as part of a $170.8 million Capital Campaign. Arkansas Governor Sanders, City of Little Rock Mayor Scott, AMFA Executive Director Dr. Victoria Ramirez, Capital Campaign Co-Chairs Harriet and Warren Stephens, and East Harding’s own Van Tilbury, AMFA Chairman, were among the speakers at this historic event.

3-1/2 years of construction created a beautifully redesigned 133,000 square foot Museum that features eight Art Galleries, a Cultural Living Room, an Art School, a Performing Arts Theater, Park Grill restaurant, a Gift Shop and other amenities within an 11-acre landscape that blends the reimagined museum with nature in Little Rock’s own MacArthur Park. For more visit www.arkmfa.org

UAPB | Hazzard Gym – Phase 1 Exterior

UAPB | Hazzard Gym – Phase 1 Exterior

The team has been working hard to install metal panels around the exterior of Hazzard Gym. These insulated panels will help reduce climate change inside the gym, reduce energy cost and leave a lighter carbon footprint.
Monticello High School

Monticello High School

After much site work, the asphalt trucks were all loaded up and ready to start paving this 70,000 sf parking lot. A few hours later, you could smell the fresh tar as it was being worked into what is now a brand new parking area. It looks great! Good work guys!
United Rentals

United Rentals

East Harding Construction is renovating the United Rentals at Mabelvale Pike and building a 1500 sf addition. The renovation includes replacing all compressed air service lines, interior HVAC heaters/ductwork, repainting the showroom and offices and reworking the ceilings.
ASC | Arts & Science Center of Southeast Arkansas

ASC | Arts & Science Center of Southeast Arkansas

East Harding is excited to be renovating this wonderful facility. After the completion of work to the alleyway, the Arts & Science Center of Southeast Arkansas (ASC) commissioned UAPB art students to paint the mural in the alleyway bringing this versatile space to life.

ARMOR Bank | Corporate Office

ARMOR Bank | Corporate Office

This corporate office renovation is coming along nicely. New offices have been framed and will provide a beautiful view of the Arkansas River and local wildlife for the lucky people who get to work in them.
ARTSpace on Main BIA Award

ARTSpace on Main BIA Award

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has awarded the 2022 Brick in Architecture Award for Historic Renovation to ASC ARTS x3.

East Harding is proud to have been the General Contractor for this historic renovation.

Thoughtful design and renovation transformed these two historic downtown buildings on Main Street in Pine Bluff into vibrant community arts and events spaces. This exciting new expansion to the ASC campus, anchored by the ASC’s main building at 701 S. Main Street, now operate as a multi-purpose community arts and event space.

These two projects also received the 2021 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Adaptive Reuse” by the Arkansas Preservation Alliance.

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.

Mountaire Corporate Office

Mountaire Corporate Office

This renovation utilizes modern design panels to separate open spaces, creating more defined areas. The cubicle design insures the most functionality of the large open workspace.  East Harding is proud to be a part of another great corporate office renovation.
Allegiant Medplex

Allegiant Medplex

With site work nearly finished, we are seeing our first material deliveries. The steel for the new building has arrived…VERY EXCITING!
ARMOR Bank Corporate Office

ARMOR Bank Corporate Office

Building Relationships…

 

East Harding Construction is thrilled to be expanding the ARMOR Bank corporate office at 2300 Cottondale Lane in Little Rock.  This will be our sixth ARMOR Bank project in Arkansas and we couldn’t be more pleased with this growing relationship.
George’s Italian Restaurant

George’s Italian Restaurant

Teams are working to complete the exterior stucco system and preparing for the installation of exterior trim and flashing.

 

Loving the stylish new windows!
Pine Bluff Main Library Award

Pine Bluff Main Library Award

The Pine Bluff Main Library, designed by Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects, has been nominated for Building of the Year in ArchDaily’s annual awards. East Harding Construction is proud to have been the Construction Manager for such a wonderful project. If you are a follower of ArchDaily, please consider voting at the link.

George’s Italian Restaurant

George’s Italian Restaurant

The up and coming George’s Italian Restaurant has new Pella architectural doors and windows! The scratch coat for the stucco finish is being applied bringing this boutique restaurant one step closer to welcoming patrons.
ASC | Arts & Science Center of Southeast Arkansas

ASC | Arts & Science Center of Southeast Arkansas

The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas’ interior renovation includes a new teaching kitchen. This beautiful area, full of modern equipment, will offer years of learning and experience in the culinary arts.

Pine Bluff’s New Family Fun Park

Pine Bluff’s New Family Fun Park

Thursday, December 29th, was the official ground breaking for Pine Bluff’s new Family Fun Park. Van Tilbury, President & CEO and Shawn Carroll, Sr. Vice President of Operations were among the attendees, along with Mayor Shirley Washington and Go Forward Pine Bluff’s Ryan Watley. The Family Fun Park will include go-carts, video games, laser tag and possibly a virtual reality room. “We want to get as close to Dave & Buster’s as possible…” said Watley. This will be a great addition for the Pine Bluff community.
ARMOR Bank Marianna

ARMOR Bank Marianna

Armor Bank Marianna is moving along. The team is wrapping up the exterior work, including site paving. The new drive thru looks amazing! Great job team! Next up…interior paint. Carpet & millwork is expected to be ready for install in early January.

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

George’s Italian Restaurant

George’s Italian Restaurant

George’s Italian Restaurant is looking great

Framing of the new addition is complete and sheathing has been attached.

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.

BKD Update | July 2022

BKD Update | July 2022

BKD has a fresh coat of paint! One more step towards the finish line

These offices are going to be beautiful!

Camden-Fairview School District

Camden-Fairview School District

The Camden Fairview School District has even more new floors installed. This beautiful design gives the school a bright, modern feel everyone is sure to love!

Great work 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

STEM Classroom Addition

The new addition is complete and the landscape is flourishing.
This turned out to be a beautiful addition.

Great Job Team!

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!