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June 2017

HDC Says Good Bye and Good Luck to Intern Ellie Ervin! During her senior year, Columbus Alternative High School student and Clintonville resident Ellie Ervin interned at HDC one day per week. It was good timing for Ellie—she was able to attend several job site meetings at John Bryan State Park (from pre-construction through punchlist). […]

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Fall 2016

(originally posted October 31, 2016) This Fall’s edition of What’s New highlights the company’s big move, showcases a rehabilitation project and a HABS project, and a new video offering featuring Donut. Hardlines Design Company Sells Cultural Resources Division to Commonwealth Heritage Group On April 11, 2016, HDC decided to divest itself of the cultural resources […]

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Fall 2015

(originally posted on October 22, 2015) This Fall’s edition of What’s New showcases archaeologists in the field, historical building surveys, a special achievement for one of HDC’s marquee projects, and a special treat from Donut, the office beagle Stewart Elementary School project achieves LEED for Schools Silver Certification Stewart Elementary School in the German Village […]

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Spring 2015

(originally posted by Charissa Durst on March 13, 2015) 2015 is a special year for Hardlines Design Company. Twenty-five years ago, Charissa Durst and Don Durst founded our company, never imagining the places it would take them and the people they would form relationships with. Throughout the year, our blog will highlight some of the special […]

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Spring 2014

(originally posted by Andy Sewell on April 15, 2014) Welcome to Hardlines Design Company’s Spring 2014 update! As I write this, it sure doesn’t seem like spring, with snow on the ground and 30-degree temperatures, but that just exemplifies how the weather was a big factor in our projects during the last quarter, with numerous […]

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Fall 2013

(originally posted by Andy Sewell on November 6, 2013) Our quarterly update for Fall 2013 focuses on recent work we have done with historic buildings and historic districts. And of course, there’s a beagle update at the bottom! HDC assesses the Canal Fulton Public Library’s moisture issues HDC completed a moisture penetration assessment of the […]

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Summer 2013

(by Andy Sewell, originally posted July 1, 2013) Stewart Elementary School Enters Main Phase of Construction Stewart Elementary School is the oldest school still in operation in the Columbus City School District. The original building was constructed in 1874. The main entry was on Stewart Avenue and the building contained four classrooms on each of […]

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Spring 2013

(by Andy Sewell, originally posted March 20, 2013) HDC Continues to Work on the Woodward Opera House The Woodward Opera House in Mount Vernon, Ohio, is the oldest authentic nineteenth century theatre in the United States; coincidentally, it is also the oldest active project at HDC. It was awarded to HDC in 2000, and company […]

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Why We Have Dogs at Hardlines Design Company

(by Anne Lee, originally posted on April 11, 2012) A recent study on dogs in the workplace was published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management and subsequently reported on by the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17561272), who noted that “…access to dogs boosted morale and reduced stress levels, whether people had access to their own pets […]

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