Our 2021 Parade of Homes Renovation took top honors again this year as the Grand Award Winner! Meet one team member who helped make it happen.

We want to take a moment to acknowledge Bryan, our Construction Supervisor. Our Parade of Homes 2021 First Place and Grand Award-Winning remodel in Winter Park was the first time Bryan has led a project on his own. From day one, he rocked it, and we are so proud of the leader he’s become. temp-post-image

Bryan lives in Deland with his wife and son, and he’s a native Floridian. He’s has been a part of the Hardwick General Contracting family for over nine years, and he truly understand the importance of making sure each home fits the family’s wants and needs. Not only does Bryan enjoy the homebuilding process, but he’s also passionate about serving HardwickGC customers with resp...

A Deep Dive into our 2021 Parade of Home Entry - Winter Park Dream Home Transformation


For the 2021 Parade of Homes Orlando, Hardwick General Contracting entered a remodeling project in Winter Park that we call Winter Park Dream Home Transformation. This home had all ingredients of a perfect Winter Park family home. It just needed some pizazz! Our team was selected to transform this home into a luxury retreat. The team worked closely with Ted Maines Interiors and homeowners to make a home that truly works for the busy Freeman family. Greg Hardwick notes, "The Freemans are incredible owners, we had a lot of fun working with them, and Ted Maines Interiors really helped us put everything together." Let’s look at what went into this dramatic transformation.

Exterior Faceli...

Ask The Builder: 2021 Custom Homebuilding Trends


Greg Hardwick:

At HardwickGC, we do not really follow trends, because each home we build is completely customized to the homeowner’s specifications. We start over with every home, based on what that homeowner wants in the design, the interior amenities, and specifications. However, I have been able to identify some new things that many people seem to be looking for in 2021. Three things that are really surging this year are home automation, dedicated spaces and resort living.

Home Automation

The first is home automation, and that is something we are doing in almost every new home right now. We are also building home automation retrofits into some of our more extensive renovation pro...

Meet the Team - Project Coordination

"I have been in this industry from beginning to end, and I just think it is such a flexible industry with so many components. I love the artsy aspect of it, seeing all the new materials and how they come together. We are making beautiful things that will be there for a long time."


Today, let’s get to know Tana Mitchell, our Project Coordinator at Hardwick General Contracting. Tana is a fixer, planner, and problem-solver. If you ask anyone at HardwickGC what Tana’s greatest strength is, they will tell you ‘she gets things DONE’! We’ll find out a bit more about Tana, including her passion for architecture and design.

Where do you reside in Central Florida?
I rec...

Meet the Team - Construction Management

To a customer seeking out a new home builder, the process can all be a little overwhelming. It's easy to wonder:

Who are the real people behind all the glitz and glamour?


We want our clients to get to know HardwickGC team members who will be partnering with them to create the home of their dreams. Today, we introduce you to our Construction Manager, Justin Lednar.

Where do you reside in Central Florida?
I live in the Wekiva area with my wife, Katie.

What do you do with your free time?
My wife and I foster and train Golden Retrievers to be service dogs with New Horizons. We love gardening too and working on remodeling projects at our own home.

Why did you get into the homebuilding field?
Back i...

The River House - a Homeowner Perspective


The River House

Nestled on the shore of the St. Johns River there is a magnificent custom pool home that was envisioned by Homeowner Stuart Kirban. What started as an interior remodel shifted to more of a whole-house rebuild/restoration after weighing the opportunities to start over with a completely new interior floorplan versus conceding to design conflicts the existing layout presented.

Stuart assembled a very talented Design and Construction team that produce a highly regarded final product. The project went on to earn recognition by the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD)with a 2020 Grand ARDA (American Residential Design Award). The home also was recognized at the Southeast B...

Thank you, 2020 – HardwickGC named as area's Remodeler and Custom Builder of the Year!


Thank you, 2020! Among other accolades, HardwickGC is named as Greater Orlando Remodeler and Custom Builder and of the Year!

At Hardwick General Contracting, we design, build and remodel Central Florida homes in partnership with our valued clients. We deliver a quality experience that transforms the meaning of building a luxurious custom home. While the work itself is its own reward, sometimes recognition comes along with it. In 2020, we have been honored to receive the following awards and accolades from Central Florida and national organizations.

Greg Hardwick, President of Hardwick General Contracting, reflects on this year’s awards:

“We take time to learn about innovative buil...

Hardwick General Contracting helping old friends

A Mexico Beach Hurricane Rehab: Mark Gargiulo Shares His Hardwick General Contracting Story


After Hurricane Michael devastated Mexico Beach in the Florida Panhandle in 2018, the Hardwick General Contracting team sprung into action to help a friend. Mark Gargiulo was Greg Hardwick’s swimming coach in the 1980’s and when his home was destroyed in the storm, Greg knew he had to do something. The renovation of Mark’s home was truly a labor of love. Mark shares his experience in his own words, today on the blog:

Mark: I was a swim coach and teacher as well, back in the 1980’s. Greg was one of my All-American swimmers, and we kept in touch after he graduated. When the hurric...

Hardwick General Contracting Sweeps the 2020 Majors!


On Saturday, October 24 the Hardwick General Contracting team gathered with our fellow Greater Orlando Builders Association (GOBA) members to celebrate the Major Achievement Awards. GOBA introduced the MAME Awards (Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence) in 1983 to honor and recognize the best in Sales, Marketing and Design and more. Every year industry professionals use the Majors as a springboard for careers and companies to reach the next level. Over the years, hundreds of award recipients have gone on to receive further recognition on the state and national level. The Hardwick General Contracting team was extremely surprised and honored to take home the Major Award for ALL five Cus...

HardwickGC Awarded Prestigious Grand Award


As with all technical luxury home projects, this one required a lot of hard work, a strong team, and great clients - We are extremely thankful and proud of the accolades we received at this year’s Parade of Homes.

Central Florida residential luxury custom home builder and remodeler Hardwick General Contracting is pleased to share that our 2020 home remodel project, the Tuscan Farmhouse Transformation, has been honored as the Grand Award winner for the remodeling category in the 2020 Orlando Parade of Homes. The award was announced at the Parade of Homes Orlando awards ceremony on September 3 at the Lake Mary Events Center. This award reflects the HardwickGC team’s ability to de...