Think about all the Washington DC clichés… we aren’t like any of them.
Handshakes Do Matter
Harvey | Harvey-Cleary is a clear outlier, and we are proud of it. Our mission is constructing places where amazing things happen. We’d like to think we’re actually in business to create friends for life.
Since opening doors in 1986, our DC office has built tens of millions of office space and new construction. Time and time again, we've demonstrated our commitment, resolve, and expertise through our proven track record.
What’s not evident in the numbers is how we work with our clients and teammates. Unlike most builders, we have a single team process. No separate preconstruction team, no separate estimators, no separate safety staff. Every single aspect of a project is critical, so we assign one team to work with a client. From preliminary budgeting, though it may be years before the first shovel hits the ground, through post-occupancy and beyond, the group of Harvey professionals who start your project will complete it. Having a single team that performs each project also means that all of our staff are cross-trained in all aspects of project delivery. It’s like an extra layer of quality of assurance.
Our clients know our process works because they continue to select Harvey. Beyond the relationship, our clients choose us for the value we add. We excel at dollars and sense. In Washington’s extremely competitive real estate landscape, we know the bottom line is the real measurement of success. Speculative is not the way this market works. We help our clients make budgetary decisions by clearly defining every aspect of the project, and we often do this before schematic design has begun.
Relationships matter just as much when it comes to our partners. We share equal responsibility with our teammates and subcontractors to understand the ultimate project goals. With this knowledge, Harvey is committed to ensuring every schedule milestone is met and the budget remains consistent. We respect the expertise of the design team and our subcontractors; working together as equals to achieve shared goals ultimately results in better outcomes for all.
Our approach to building buildings is simple, it’s all about the people. Business on a handshake. Call it corny. It’s what we believe and it’s who we are.
A Word From Our Client
“The Harvey-Cleary team presented a well thought out, detailed construction plan that was obviously developed by seasoned professionals who had the experience to anticipate and avoid construction problems. In my 45 years of design and construction management, I have never worked with a General Contractor who worked so well as a team player, with a genuine interest in the Owner’s project needs, including regular participation in Owner meetings to build confidence with The Board and all employees. Based on the team alone, Harvey-Cleary Builders was a very comfortable Owner’s choice. When they turned out to be the reasonably priced low bid, The Bar and QDC were delighted.”Jay J. Bothwell Senior Managing Director Savills