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Garry & Jimmy Ard: 2018 Cornerstone Award Winners


By Paige Townley, originally published in Alabama Construction News

Garry Ard loves a good challenge. It’s what led to his passion for bow hunting, something he’s done practically his whole life and has taken him all over the world hunting for big game. It’s perhaps what also contributed to the establishment of Ard Contracting, Inc.

Garry started Ard Contracting, Inc. in 1989, but before branching out on his own, he worked for Harbert Construction for 10 years. “After graduating from Auburn University and working for a year, I thought about immediately opening up a business with a friend, but I knew I first needed more experience, better connections and more financial options,” Garry explained. “I knew even in college I wanted to own my own company one day—I’ve always had that entrepreneurial spirit—but I’m glad I got that much needed experience at Harbert first.”

During his time at Harbert, Garry was involved in numerous projects as a project manager. He started out working on projects like highway work, dam projects and bridge projects, spending a lot of time out in the field. He got the opportunity to participate in quite a few high-profile projects as well, including working on …

…for the rest of the story, check out the third quarter issue of Alabama Construction News.

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