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Hip-Hip-Hooray! Hardypond Completes Lyseth Elementary School

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It was an exciting start of the school year for the students and teachers of Lyseth Elementary School – construction was finally complete and they had a beautifully updated school!  “When we did the initial groundbreaking, kindergarteners helped dig in the dirt.  Those kids are now in 3rd grade,” remarked Hardypond President, Deirdre Wadsworth.  “Half […]

A Bright, Updated Kindergarten Wing & Important Finishing Touches: The Home Stretch of the Lyseth Elementary School Project

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The home stretch of the Lyseth Elementary School project has been the proverbial sprint at the end of a marathon!  Entering the final phases of construction is always an exciting time, but especially when it means that kids will have a beautiful new space for learning.  Hardypond has been working hard on the renovation and […]

Deirdre Wadsworth working with students from Central Maine Community College.

Hardypond Partners with Central Maine Community College to Help Train the Next Generation of Builders

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With a labor shortage limiting construction in Maine, it is more important than ever for our industry to invest time and effort in supporting the next generation of skilled tradespeople.  That’s why Hardypond Construction has partnered with Central Maine Community College (CMCC) and their Job Site Track Program, part of the school’s Building Construction Technology […]

Creating Inspiring Spaces – An Update on Lyseth Elementary School

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Hardypond has been keeping busy with the Lyseth Elementary School renovation!  This complex, multi-phase renovation began in the summer of 2019, continued through the winter, and forged ahead over the summer of 2020 despite the added challenge of working safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.  There have been a lot of intricate pieces to this project, […]

Hardypond’s Director of Business Development Receives MEREDA Public Policy Award

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This past January, Hardypond’s Director of Business Development, Kevin Sutherland, received recognition from the Maine Real Estate and Development Association (MEREDA) and was awarded their Public Policy Award.  Kevin serves on MEREDA’s Public Policy and Local Issues Committees, and was instrumental in crafting MEREDAʹs response to the Climate Council draft report and representing MEREDA before […]

Hardypond Construction Helps Southern Maine Businesses Remodel Works Spaces for Covid Safety & Compliance

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As many Portland and southern Maine businesses cautiously return to the office, it is important that their commercial work spaces are configured properly to help reduce the risk of Covid-19 spread.  Along with all the recent changes to our work-life, it can feel like the whole office equilibrium is out-of-whack.  Hardypond Construction can help get […]

Lyseth Elementary School Entering Final Phases of Construction

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Harydpond began an exciting, multi-phase renovation on Lyseth Elementary School last summer.  With a highly choreographed work schedule, we continued work through the winter, laying foundations and erecting steel structures for the new gym and library.  Despite unexpected challenges, we made great strides over the last year adding overhead beams and pouring the new structural […]

Cutts Avenue Apartments in Saco

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Last year we shared news about our work on Saco’s Notre Dame de Loudres Church Apartments, an innovative project that garnered an honor from Maine Preservation.  On the same development site in downtown Saco, we recently completed a new 31,000 square foot building, the Cutts Avenue Apartments.  Utilizing a podium construction technique, this new building […]

Hardypond Continues Construction at Lyseth

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This summer, Hardypond started work on a multi-phase project to rejuvenate Lyseth Elementary School in Portland. The Summer Phase (work on classrooms and other interior spaces) wrapped up before the start of the school year so that the students and faculty could enjoy their educational environment, and Phase Two is officially underway! Phase Two focuses […]