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Hardypond Starts Lyseth’s Long Awaited Renovation

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In May 2019 Hardypond Construction was selected unanimously by the Portland school board to be the contractor for the Lyseth Elementary School renovation project.  The two-year project includes renovating 10 classrooms this summer and more the following summer, adding a new gym and library, putting in an addition to the entryway, and updating mechanical and […]

Hardypond Construction Renovates Notre Dame des Lourdes Into Charming Apartments

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As churches are closing due to dwindling congregations and limited resources, the empty church structures are being redeveloped into unique apartments.  Hardypond Construction has recently completed another project that converted the former Notre Dame des Lourdes Catholic Church in Saco into 19-unique studio apartments, with larger additions being built on either side for a total […]

Hardypond Construction Recipient of 2018 Maddy Corson Small Business Award

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Hardypond Construction was recently recognized by the Institute for Family-Owned Business as one of Maine’s leading family owned businesses. President Deirdre Wadsworth and founder Bob Gadreau accepted the 2018 Maddy Corson Small Business award on behalf of the company. The Maddy Corson award honors family-owned businesses in Maine with 25 employees or less, that enhance […]

Deirdre Speaks at Totally Trades! in Westbrook

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Our President Deirdre Wadsworth had the opportunity to serve as Keynote Speaker at a recent Totally Trades! event in Westbrook. In her speech, Deirdre focused on the theme “Be Brave” as she challenged the young women in attendance and emphasized how succeeding in a non-traditional career requires being persistent and brave. Deirdre used her own […]

Hardypond’s Innovative Historic Renovation of Clark on Pleasant Sells

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In 2015, we undertook a renovation project in the hope of easing some of the tension in the Portland housing market. The project was converting the historic and architecturally beautiful Clark Memorial United Methodist Church into novel yet affordable apartments to provide Portland’s middle class with a housing option near the peninsula. Recently, Clark on […]