Groundbreaking Ceremony for Paula Hampton State Farm Insurance

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Harbor Contracting, LLC, a premier general contracting firm in the Charleston SC area announces the groundbreaking of the new Paula Hampton State Farm Insurance Building located at the current site, 1104 Savannah Highway Charleston, SC. The new brick office will be two stories with the second story available to rent to other local businesses.

Paula Hampton State Farm Insurance broke ground Friday, September 16, 2011 on its existing site placing the new building closer to the highway with the parking lot in the rear. The new location is designed to preserve the majestic 100-year old Grand Oak trees on the property while allowing for the planting of many more trees and indigenous plants to the area.

During the past ten years, Paula Hampton’s State Farm insurance agency has occupied the well-known 1948 West Ashley house with the red roof and has simply out-grown it. After consulting engineers about expanding or adding on a second story, it was found that the home’s foundation and structure would not support an expansion. So the solution was to hire Harbor Contracting, LLC to build a new office while demolishing the existing buildings in an environmentally conscious manner. Harbor Contracting and Coast Architects worked with the owner to create and construct a building that is designed well and implements as many “green” features as possible. Pete McKellar is the owner of Harbor Contracting, LLC and is a certified LEED AP.

The team at the Sustainable Warehouse systematically took apart the structures surrounding the main office prior to the new construction, and will remove the old office after Harbor Contracting completes the new building. The salvaged lumber and building materials will be recycled and sold at a discount at the Sustainable Warehouse located in North Charleston, SC.

Harbor Contracting, LLC is a commercial general contracting firm serving office, dental, healthcare, retail, resort, educational, industrial, and governmental clients throughout the South Carolina Lowcountry for over 25 years. Headquartered in Mount Pleasant, SC, the firm is fully bonded and insured with an unlimited General Contractor’s License Classification.

Harbor Contracting, LLC
(843) 884-3434

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