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Hardy has over 30 years of experience in all
aspects of the construction industry. He established The Hardy Group, a
Design-Build Construction firm in 1982 in response to the marketplace's need for
personal attention to quality and building value. Trained in Cost Effective
Design-Build Construction, Value Engineering, and Practical Applications,
Richard is certified throughout the state of Florida to build all types of
buildings. Richard takes a very "hands-on" approach, and is actively involved in
each project The Hardy Group undertakes.
Richard received his MBA from Jacksonville University. He is designated as a
Design-Build Professional by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), and
is a Certified General Contractor.
Richard has served on the board of THE PLAYERS Championship Boys & Girls Club
here in St. Augustine for 9 years, and is currently the Board Chair. He is a
firm believer in the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida,
which is to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential
as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
Richard also has the following affiliations:
Past Member of President's Council of Flagler College
Past Chairman of Board of Trustees of Memorial Presbyterian Church
Past National Director of the National Home Builder's Association
Past Board Member and President of Associated General Contractors, Jacksonville
Past Director of the North Florida Builder's Association of America, North East
Richard has been a supporter and Business Partner of Marketplace Christian
Professional Resources for more than 8 years.