Started by Thomas P. Harkins in 1965, Harkins Builders first project was the Village of Cross Keys, in Baltimore, for the Rouse Company.
In the next couple of decades, Harkins also had a hand in building all of the Rouse Company’s multi-family homes in the planned community of Columbia, which was the brainchild of Rouse Company founder, James Rouse.
Since those early days, the company has grown to specialize in commercial and government projects, in addition to multi-family construction.
Its commercial projects have included work for the National Federation of the Blind and the Salvation Army, both in Baltimore. For the latter, Harkins helped transform an old warehouse in the Waverly neighborhood into a clean, affordable place to buy food, learn smart spending habits and more.
Its government projects have included the headquarters for the Prince George’s County government, in Upper Marlboro, and, more recently, a new dining hall at Marine Corps Base Quantico, in Virginia.
Its more recent multi-family projects, meanwhile, have included Verde East at Howard Square, in Elkridge, and the Perry Point Veterans Village, in Perryville.
Harkins, which is employee-owned, moved to it current headquarters in Columbia in 2016. A year later, it opened an office in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company also has an office in southeast Pennsylvania.
“We exist to improve people’s lives in our marketplace, in our communities, and in our company,” said Amanda Gluck, Harkins’ marketing manager.