Homegrown: How Harkins is helping transform Howard Cty.
Construction in Howard County can be seen everywhere, and Harkins is not only part of it, but they are right in the middle of it. They began building in Columbia in 1966, and relocated their corporate headquarters to downtown Columbia in 2016. Fifty-two years after their first job, Harkins is still fully entrenched in bringing Howard County construction projects to life. As robust residential, commercial, and government building activity can currently be seen in downtown Columbia and up and down the Route 1 Corridor, Harkins is the construction manager of five projects totaling over $100M. Along the Route 1 and 100 corridors in Elkridge, Harkins is building over 600 apartment units with 1,250 parking spaces in two communities. Verde II at Howard Square is the final phase of the Howard Square development for Atapco Properties. The two-building mixed use project will contain 344 apartment units, surrounded with a five-story precast parking garage offering 750 parking spaces and 30,000 s/f of retail. Dartmoor Place at Oxford Square, for Preston Scheffenacker Properties, is a new five-story building that will contain 258 market rate units and will be adjacent to a five-story precast parking garage offering 500 parking spaces. Harkins has also been tapped to help local government agencies with a multitude of projects.