Harper Construction Mgmt (HARPER) and CORE Construction (CORE) have formed an exclusive partnership with the goal being to bring world class construction management services to clients in central Florida—more specifically, Polk County and the I-4 corridor between Orlando and Tampa.
The Harper family has been living in Polk County since the 1920’s, with their business originally beginning as a full service real estate company (Harper Homes) offering resales, commercial property, vacant land and custom homes. In 2015, under the leadership of Sean Harper, the family expanded their business into commercial general contracting/construction management—Harper Construction Mgmt.
CORE’s beginnings trace back to 1937, when a young German immigrant named Otto Baum founded a small masonry contracting company (Otto Baum Company) in Morton, Illinois. Otto’s family grew with the company and he and his sons oversaw a period of growth which allowed the company to expand into commercial general contracting in several different markets/states, including Florida, where CORE opened its first office in 1981. CORE has operated in the state of Florida continuously ever since. Today, CORE has over 1,500 employees spread across 8 different states, with 2015 revenues exceeding $800 million.
Together, HARPER-CORE offers the “best of both worlds” when it comes to client service and project execution—a homegrown, Central Florida team with decades of construction experience, coupled with the resources and knowledge base of one of the largest commercial builders in America.