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.
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.

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 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.

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
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.

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.

Southwood Elementary Renovation

Southwood Elementary Renovation

Southwood Elementary Renovation

The renovation at Southwood Elementary, an integral part of the Pine Bluff School District, is well underway.

 

As Construction Manager, East Harding Construction, excavated an area and poured the concrete for two new portable buildings to be used as a classrooms.

 

Closing in the open air courtyard spaces of the main building and adding concrete floors will create over a thousand square feet of much needed classroom storage space.

Pine Bluff Main Library-Interior Photos

Pine Bluff Main Library-Interior Photos

Pine Bluff Main Library

Interior Photos

The beautiful new Pine Bluff Main Library is in the final stages.  With only a few punch list items and some paving and landscape left, we expect the interior to start filling up with furniture, books, computers, wall decor and all the accessories that will make this library an even more extraordinary place to read, research, learn or just spend some downtime.

 

Can’t wait to see you there!

ARTSpace on Main and ART WORKS

ARTSpace on Main and ART WORKS

The ARTSpace on Main & ART Works

Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (ASC)

The walls and foundation of this historic building in downtown Pine Bluff have been shored up and secured.  With interior framing & HVAC ductwork in place, we are very excited to see sheet rock being hung!

Have a Safe & Happy 4th of July!

Have a Safe & Happy 4th of July!

Fourth of July Fireworks

The first fireworks were used as early as 200 BC. The tradition of setting off fireworks on the 4 of July began in Philadelphia on July 4, 1777, during the first organized celebration of Independence Day. Ship’s cannon fired a 13-gun salute in honor of the 13 colonies. The Pennsylvania Evening Post reported: “at night there was a grand exhibition of fireworks (which began and concluded with thirteen rockets) on the Commons, and the city was beautifully illuminated.” That same night, the Sons of Liberty set off fireworks over Boston Common.
 
                                                                                                          -History.com Editors

Pine Bluff Main Library-Looking Great!

Pine Bluff Main Library-Looking Great!

Pine Bluff Main Library-Looking Great!

A glimpse of the inside of the new library in Pine Bluff with sidewalks and entryways being laid outside.

This will truly be a spectaclar addition to the Pine Bluff community.

Pine Bluff Main Library Progress Update

Pine Bluff Main Library Progress Update

Pine Bluff Main Library Update

East Harding Construction continues making progress on the new Pine Bluff Main Library despite COVID-19 and the weather.

Siding and trim give the exterior of the library a more finished appearance while paint and flooring bring the interior to life.