BL Harbert was proud to partner with Dynetics and Fuqua Architects to complete the sixth building on Dynetics' Huntsville, Ala. campus, the Gilbert Advanced Manufacturing Facility. It now offers a one-stop shop for its customers to design and manufacture products. Read more about the five major production areas.
The City of Homewood, Ala. has two brand new facilities for its citizens to enjoy. The projects were completed just in time for Summer 2019. The new Athletic Complex has two gymnasiums, eleven fields including baseball, softball and soccer fields, a six-acre multi-purpose field, covered batting cages, and eight tennis courts.
"We feel privileged to serve a community where many of our employees, live, work and play." - Johnny Garlington, President, U.S. Group
BL Harbert International, alongside Director Davis of the Department of State’s Overseas Building Operations, the U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo, and other U.S. and local officials, dedicated the new U.S. Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo on America’s Independence Day. Kosovo is one of the world’s youngest nations, yet over the last two and a half decades, the United States has been firmly invested in supporting and strengthening Kosovo as it develops its economy, improves its rule of law, and stabilizes regional security. The new U.S. Embassy will provide a safe, modern, and resilient platform for our important relationship with Kosovo for many years to come.
Breaking new ground in the U.s. and around the world
The groundbreaking ceremony signifies a new start, growth, a new business venture or new idea coming to life. We love helping bring our clients' visions to fruition.
Everyday, Every Task, Everywhere
Our people are the core of our success. Their unwavering commitment to BL Harbert International continues to propel us forward into new and exciting territory.
2019 Associated Builders & Contractors of Alabama: Safest in the Industry Awards
- The Eagle Award for General Contractor-Category 2 — ABC’s premier safety program award for being the "Safest in the Industry."
- The Innovation in Safety Award for our CARE Program.
- The Community Impact Award is the first ever awarded by ABC Alabama. The Shades Mountain team was honored based on their near perfect execution of our emergency action plan.
2019 Award Winning Projects
- Auburn University Graduate School of Business | Auburn, Ala.
- Auburn University Jay & Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center | Auburn, Ala.
- Dynetics Electronic Assembly | Huntsville, Ala.
- Protective Life Cafeteria Renovation | Birmingham, Ala.
- Simulator Integration Center | Camp Lejeune, N.C.
- Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club and Residences | Kiawah Island, S.C.
- U.S. Embassy Compound | Harare, Zimbabwe
- West Homewood Park Renovations | Homewood, Ala.
- U.S. Consulate Compound | Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
the respect challenge Tour continues
In 2018, our International Group set out on a mission to celebrate diversity through the Respect Challenge Tour. To date, we have challenged more than 3,500 employees at our jobs in Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Niger, Qatar, Turkey and the United States. In each country, we learn something new about the people who live there and their customs.
Our team in Ankara organized, planned, raised funds, and contributed toward a significant renovation for the Saray Cocuk Evleri Orphanage. The Orphanage was in need of a facility that provided recreational activities. With the team’s generosity, the children of Saray Cocuk Evleri not only have a place to play sports, but also facilities aimed at building confidence, strength, responsibility, and determination. The new recreational spaces were dedicated during the Respect Tour in honor of our employees in Turkey.
The children of Saray Cocuk Evleri Orphanage enjoy lunch in celebration of their new athletic facility.
Inspired by one of our own employee's personal battle with childhood cancer, BL Harbert hosted it's 4th annual blood drive in Birmingham in February.
In March 2019, an EF4 tornado hit Lee County, Alabama. Twenty-three people were killed and nearly 50 people injured. Additionally, businesses and homes were blown away. With several of our employees' having ties to the area, we were moved to collect supplies for those in need.
BLHI's jobsite team in Matamoros, Mexico became friends of Himno A Tamaulipas school. Through that friendship, our team built a classroom building. In conjunction with the Respect Tour, our teams visited the school to meet the students and tour the new classroom. Our Birmingham executive team came across Julieta Peralto Soto. In a brief conversation, we learned that Julieta wanted to be a soccer player. Our team was inspired by her and chose to build the school a soccer field and dedicate it to Julieta.
When one of our employees learned of a single mom in a tough situation, she took action. A group of Harbert volunteers spent the day helping with major yard work, pulling overgrown ivy off the chimney, removing unwanted items, pulling up carpet, painting the front door, pressure washing, and putting dirt/pine straw around the foundation to help prevent water from running into the basement. Read more.
Our Huntsville and Nashville employees came together in September for the Greater Nashville Heart Walk in honor of one of our very own employees. The 3-mile walk took place on Vanderbilt’s Campus. Nearly $2 million was raised and over 10,000 people attended the walk on Saturday.
Our VA Lincoln team has made community outreach a priority during our time in Nebraska. This November, they helped out CEDARS — a local non-profit organization that helps under-privileged children find families, establish relationships, invest in their future, and give them an enjoyable childhood — in several areas of need.
It all began in September when BLHI joined forces with the Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity. For the two months that followed, Harbert volunteers put in countless works-hours building the Evans family home. From setting the structural beams, to running sub-fascia, and installing insulation board and house wrap, to spackling and painting. Week after week, we were all hands-on deck spreading Harbert Hope doing everything we could to finish the job well.
And on a crisp November afternoon, all of those weeks of hard work came to an end. All that was left to do was hand over the keys. In a ceremony, that included volunteers from BLHI and Habitat, it became official: Moneka Evans was a homeowner. And for the first time in their lives, she and her daughter Megan spent the holidays in their very own home.
Harbert Holiday Hope
Often all of the chaos of the holidays can cause us to forget what Christmastime is truly about. It's about spending time with friends and family and showing the ones we love just how much we care about them. It's a season of giving thanks for all that we have: our families, our health and our many blessings.
But not everyone is as fortunate, which is why this Christmas we planned to have our actions reflect our priorities by spending time corporately giving back to our local communities.
In Birmingham, employees gathered for lunch and participated in community service projects. The group activities included:
Feeding the homeless in Downtown Birmingham
Christmas shopping for a YWCA family
Assembling gift bags for the Arc of Central Alabama
Making ornaments for a local food bank's Christmas party and making Christmas cards to accompany the blessing bags.