In March (21-22) Harrison Contracting Company attended the CEFGA Skills USA Career Expo (we posted it here). During that event, we connected with a school teacher from Upson-Lee High School named Ben Lowe.  We talked with him and learned that one of his high school kids (Austin Pitts) actually won the Skills USA state competition and would be going to compete at Skills USA nationals.  During the discussion with Ben, he shared that they had raised some money for the trip but were still fundraising for the remaining $500-$600. It didn’t take Calvin Pate and Sean Gillespie long to offer that Harrison Contracting Co. would donate $700 toward the trip including a Harrison logo cooler and some additional supplies/goodies. The money will go toward helping offset the cost for Austin Pitts to compete in the Skills USA nationals competition. Read more about the Skills USA competition here (https://www.skillsusa.org/competitions/skillsusa-championships/).

Additionally, some of the photos below are of a “tiny house” project that Mr. Lowe and his construction class have undertaken. The school will be selling the tiny house at the end of the year to raise additional funds for the construction department. Plus, they are also trying to raise additional funds for a trailer to transport the tiny house. See more photos of this tiny house project here.  You can help Ben Lowe’s fundraising efforts if you are interested in supporting his worthwhile projects, you can contact him through his Instagram account or the schools Facebook Page.

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HCC Employee Goes the Extra Mile

Harrison Contracting Company has a lot of excellent employees and many of them have been with us for years. Alfredo Estrada is one of those people that delivers on his job commitments regardless of what is going on in his personal life.

Recently, Alfredo received glowing kudos for a job he did at Palm Harbor Recreational Center in Palm Harbor, FL.  It was an exterior repaint and during that job he had to drive back and forth between the hospital where his first child was being born, and and the jobsite in Palm Harbor directing his crew.

According to our customer, Alfredo did an awesome job. He has over 10 years of painting experience and has been with Harrison Contracting for 3 of those years as a foreman.

The photo at right shows Alfredo in his HCC uniform, along with his wife Kristin and son Maurcio


Alfredo Estrada

Harris County High School Wins Free Paint & Pizza Education Day Party


Harris County High School
Recently, Harrison Contracting Company had the opportunity to serve a group of high school students at Harris County High School located in Hamilton, GA.  Earlier this year, at the 2018 CEFGA Skills USA Expo (Construction Education Foundation of Georgia), Harrison Contracting held a drawing for a free Paint & Pizza education day party including a free hand-held wireless Graco paint sprayer for their school to keep.

James Steele’s class at Harris County HS were the winners of the party and on September 21, 2018, Calvin Pate – VP, Eugene Dent – Project Manager, and Cliff Warnock – Field Superintendent of Harrison Contracting Company showed up at Mr. Steele’s class on the Tiger campus to talk about the paint contracting industry.  With more than 60 years of collective experience in the painting and construction industry, Pate, Dent, and Warnock helped the students understand career opportunities that exist in paint contracting.

Additionally, the Harrison team led hands-on painting of a small building on campus with the black and gold school team colors just in time for their Homecoming event the same evening. The sprayer was left with Mr. Steele for additional hands-on education with future students. Special thanks to Harrison Contracting partner, Sherwin Williams, for donating the Graco handheld sprayer.  Harrison Contracting is proud to be a part of continuing education in the paint contracting industry and helping today’s youth become tomorrow’s leaders! Go Tigers!

For more information about Harrison Contracting Company visit our website at: www.harrisoncontracting.com

For information about CEFGA, visit their website at www.cefga.org

For information about Sherwin Williams, visit their website at www.sherwin-williams.com

For information about Graco, visit their website at www.graco.com

Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on Peachtree Street Reborn!

Garbutt Construction Company recently announced the completion of the largest renovation at the Fabulous Fox Theatre since the 1920s (see their announcement here).

Atlanta’s 80-year historic Fabulous Fox Theatre on Peachtree Street received a complete renovation and Harrison Contracting Company was awarded part of the restoration of the Marquee Club and Rooftop Lounges (plus bathrooms and hallways). This historic landmark was literally crumbling but it has been brought it back to life and better than ever!

Grand opening?

On May 17, 2018, the exclusive, multi-million dollar Marquee Club and Rooftop Lounge opened its doors revealing its incredible detail and exotic décor to dazzled guests. The construction teams were required to plan and execute the new design without disrupting the existing structure, and worked around daily events at The Fox Theatre.

The Fox, it continues to be a success story, booking more than 325 nights a year, regularly ranking among the top grossing theaters in the world. It is a rare example of a non-profit making money and operating in the black for 30 years.

Fox Theater

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For more about the Fox Theatre Institute, visit www.foxtheatre.org.

AGC Georgia’s YLP Charity Golf Classic


Young Leadership Program Gets a Boost!

Harrison Contracting Company was proud to be an 'Elite' sponsor of the 19th Annual AGCGA YLP (Young Leadership Program) Charity Golf Classic held on May 2 at Canongate 1 Golf Club in Sharpsburg, Georgia. To learn more about this great event, follow this link (from the  online news letter of the AGCGA golf tourney info): http://www.informz.net/agc-georgia/data/images/RecapArticleforNewsletterofYLPGolfClassic_2.pdf

The tournament had 288 golfers, requiring the event to be hosted at a 36- hole facility. YLP members proudly report they netted more than $84,000 from this Classic, which is their biggest fundraiser each year. All funds will be placed in a designated fund inside the AGC of Georgia Foundation, Inc., a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. These proceeds will support the YLP's mission of working with worthy charitable organizations and causes providing assistance to thousands of children and families in times of need.

There were a lot of Harrison folks in the photos from the event and we are featuring some of those below. To view more pictures from this fun event, go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/130947365@N03/sets/72157696408623505

Young Leadership Program Golf Classic

This is an event that HCC sponsors and participate in every year; we have players golfing and we also have a benefit tent. This year at our tent we played 'Drink-Hole' for $5 each to raise additional money for the YLP. We ended up raising almost $500 and everyone had a BLAST! Not to brag, but we think that we had THE MOST POPULAR tent on both courses!

AGC Georgia's Young Leadership Program hit a hole in one and Harrison Contracting was pleased to have been part of this worthy event!  The 2018 YLP Golf Classic netted more than $84,000. All funds will be deposited into the YLP Charitable Works Fund within the AGC Georgia Foundation.


CEFGA Skills USA Expo

HCC attended the CEFGA Skills USA Expo (Construction Education Foundation of Georgia) on March 22nd and 23rd.  Over 5000 students and 700 teachers counselors and advisors learned more about careers in the construction industry, including commercial painting.

There were dozens of competitions where students showed off their skills and hands on exhibits where many tried their hand at everything from climbing roofs to welding. See some highlights below. 

xbox winner

Xbox Drawing

The other drawing we sponsored was for a new Xbox 1S where the entrants posted their "Future Painter Selfies".  The winner is being notified on Facebook

It was a very exciting event for all concerned. We, at Harrison Contracting Company would like to thank everyone who participated and especially those who took the time to speak with us and enter our drawings.

This year Harrison Contracting offered two drawings

Paint and Pizza Party where the students will be given a pizza party, an hour of instruction from our professional painters AND a new Graco Paint Sprayer for their school to keep.  James Steele from Crisp County High School, please contact our office at 770.949.5776 and speak to Susan Doiron.
Paint sprayer and pizza party.

Disaster Recovery

Hurricanes, Flooding, Winds and more...

A few short weeks ago few businesses in America’s south were thinking about disaster recovery, but then the weather changed.

Hurricane Harvey decimated parts of Texas and southwest Louisiana when it hit the region a couple weeks ago, destroying billions of dollars’ worth of property. Not to be outdone, Hurricane Irma, possibly the strongest hurricane this country has ever seen was 400 miles wide.  It had winds over 185 miles-per-hour for 37 hours, which is also a record, and it spawned the largest evacuation in United States history.

Now that these storms are behind us, one catastrophe modeling company, estimates that Harvey has caused between $25 billion and $35 billion in losses that will be covered by insurance. The total economic damage, which includes uninsured losses, could be between $70 billion and $90 billion.  Enki Research, said the Irma situation "looks pretty grim." They estimated that Irma could cause $172 billion in total U.S. damage.

We have no way of knowing when a natural or human-caused disaster will hit or the damage it will do. The best thing we can do is to have a plan in place and know who to call in the event of an emergency. Harrison Contracting Company has been the trusted ‘go-to’ company since 1995. 

Disaster Recovery

If we can help your business recover quickly, or you have questions about disaster recovery, give us a call at 1-888-456-4011 toll free. 

AGC Build Georgia Award


In our previous post we showcased a recent project, Milton City Hall in Georgia. Today, in Ponte Vedra, Florida, Harrison Contracting has been awarded First Place AGC Build Georgia Awards for their Milton City Hall and Cristo Rey projects. On hand to accept the awards were Project Manager’s Mark Ingram and Eugene Dent, along with Pre-Construction Director Christopher Rice. This is the third year in a row that HCC has had the honor of receiving a Build Georgia Award for its trade.

AGC Build Georgia Awards Attendees


New Construction Project

Harrison Contracting Company recently completed a new construction project in Milton, which is north of Atlanta in Fulton County. We completed the painting, wallcovering, and fabric panel scope of work on the new city hall.

Milton City Hall

Photo courtesy of Curbed Atlanta

The new Milton City Hall is being called the “workplace of the future,” it is a modern, high-tech building that connects with the community. "The municipal facility brims with reclaimed-looking wood accents, bold pendants, lofty ceilings, barn doors, sleek glass walls, and an exterior that looks less staid, granite-heavy city hall of yore and more gargantuan urban farmhouse." Read more from the story on Curbed Atlanta.

For your next painting project, whether it be new construction or re-imaging of an existing facility, contact us and learn how we can help you.  Since 1995 we have provided quality Painting and Facility Maintenance for clients across the USA.




BOMA Georgia 2017

HCC is proud to be a part of the BOMA Show 2017

BOMA Georgia 2017

The Building Owners and Managers Association of Georgia represents one of the largest industries in the state of Georgia - commercial real estate. Harrison Contracting is attending the show, which is going on now.  Please stop by our booth; we would love to have the opportunity to meet with you and introduce you to the services we provide to real estate companies across the country.  From commercial painting to most facets of facility maintenance, HCC has the experience, the professional staff and equipment necessary to handle your needs.