About Hardypond Construction

Offering over 20 years of experience, Hardypond Construction is one of the most respected contractors in southern Maine. Completing multimillion dollar commercial new construction projects as well as complex renovations and historical restorations, Hardypond is a full service construction management and general contractor. Hardypond staff works directly with owners and designers to recognize the nuances of every project and deliver a quality building every time.

In 1990 Bob Gaudreau started Hardypond Construction in a home office doing mainly small commercial and educational renovation projects. With the addition of a few employees and new relationships with key subcontractors, the company quickly grew. This was due in large part to Bob’s attention to detail and his ability to deliver complex projects on time, on budget with minimal disturbance to the owner. These are still the key principals that Hardypond operates under today. Hardypond continually receives more than 70% of its work from repeat customers.

About the People:

Deirdre Wadsworth, LEED AP BD+C, President,»

Deirdre represents the second generation of leadership at Hardypond Construction. Deirdre worked as a laborer and site superintendent during summer breaks in high school and college and joined Hardypond fulltime in 2006. Deirdre holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Denver and an MBA with a focus on Sustainable Business from Green Mountain College. Deirdre lives in Portland with her husband, two daughters and dog, Tuckerman, a lovable black lab that spends his days in the office. In her spare time Deirdre enjoys many outdoor activities including, skiing, running and biking. She also sits on the Board of Directors for Carrol County YMCA/Camp Huckins and New Ventures ME.

Bob Gaudreau, Vice President »

Bob is a graduate of Central Maine Community College with a degree in land surveying and civil engineering. Bob’s prior experiences in the building industry in Portland led him to start Hardypond in 1990 as a small company focusing on small projects in the Greater Portland area. 25 years later he has grown the company to focus on all types of commercial, institutional, municipal, government and private construction in the Southern Maine area. Bob lives in Falmouth with his wife and spaniel Oliver, a regular visitor to the office. Bob is an avid runner and gardener in his spare time.

Daphne Millay, LEED AP, CPA, Project Manager »

Daphne is a graduate of the University of Maine with a B.S. in Accounting and Business Administration. Daphne joined the Hardypond team in 2001. Daphne has a talent for contract administration and a vast knowledge of Oracle’s construction management software Primavera. Daphne lives in Portland and has a son working in construction and a daughter studying in New York City. Daphne is also an accomplished runner and enjoys volunteering with Maine Adaptive Skiing in the winter.

Matt Dalton, Assistant Project Manager »

Matt is a graduate of the University of Maine Orono with a B.S. in Construction Management and Business Finance. Matt holds minors in Surveying and Engineering Entrepreneurship. Matt came to Hardypond in 2012 from a background in residential and commercial construction. Matt has worked as a Site Superintendent and now works as an Assistant Project Manager. Matt grew up in Scarborough, attended Cheverus High School, and now lives in Portland with his fiance, Mallory, and 2 dogs.

Frank Carr MBA, Director of Business Development »


Mikel Garand, Office Manager »



Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce
Maine Real Estate & Development Association
U.S. Green Building Council, Maine Chapter
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association