Our Story

Build Anything Anywhere. BL Harbert International, LLC, is a diversified construction company working in the U.S. and abroad. The company is one of the country’s most influential contractors, a leader in sustainable construction, and a top design-builder.

History

The development of our extensive construction capabilities has a long and storied history, beginning in 1949 when brothers John and Bill Harbert, along with Ed Dixon, founded the original Harbert Construction Company. It was their foresight and love of construction that laid the strong foundation for our operations in the various construction markets in which we participate today. From those early days the abiding trust that these construction pioneers placed in the skills and abilities of their employees has been passed on through the years creating the corporate culture we enjoy today. Our roots in the community are deep and we possess the capabilities to build anything, anytime and anywhere in the world.

At the core of our success is a  decentralized decision-making and management operating philosophy. This has led to the formation of two distinct operating groups: the U.S. Group and the International Group.

The U.S. Group

 

From offices in Birmingham, Houston, Nashville, Greenville, Atlanta and Washington, D.C., our U.S. Group serves four discrete market sectors: Industrial, Federal, Commercial and Healthcare. Focusing on these markets has enabled our team to develop the specific skill sets to better serve the needs of our clients.

The International Group

 

Our rich experience and self-perform model allow BL Harbert to provide our clients with secure, professional construction in every corner of the world. Since 2000, we have performed in excess of $5 billion worth of new construction in over 42 countries; all of the work built to U.S. specifications and standards. We have a proven track record of delivering first class facilities in some of the most remote places on earth.

We make every effort to immerse ourselves in local cultures and contribute to the welfare of local communities. We also hire workers from the local workforce and, by training them and refining their abilities, provide them with a life skill that they will be able to use long after we have gone. Our goal is to leave behind not only a world-class building, but also a local population that has a new positive view of the United States.