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The Hardlines Design Company Story Part 2 – Our Name

(by Charissa Durst, originally posted November 8, 2011) Where did the name “Hardlines” originate? Back in the 1980s, after Don Durst and I had successfully completed several projects together at the University of Maryland, we started to joke about starting a firm. Don suggested something using our last names, like “Durst and Wang,” which prompted […]

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The Hardlines Design Company Story Part 1 – Our Beginnings

(by Charissa Durst, originally published October 20, 2011) Everyone knows that garages are the birthplace of many a great company, and although Hardlines didn’t actually start in a garage, you could say a garage is what started it all! The company was founded by Don Durst and me (then Charissa Wang), who met as undergraduates […]

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What’s New Fall 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 department in order to focus […]

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