1949 – Harbert Construction Company begins.
1949 – Awarded first big job: a $67,000 water distribution center in Demopolis, Ala.
1951 – Awarded natural gas project in Butler, Ala.
1957 – Awarded first international project: a sewer/water line job in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Harbert moves into the coal-energy market.
1960 – Awarded first multi-million dollar road contract. Contract with DeKalb County, Alabama for $3.4M to construct a portion of 1-59.
1967 – Red Mountain Expressway project begins in Birmingham, Ala.
1969 – Constructed a 435 miles long pipeline from Guayaquil to Quito, Ecuador that included seven pumping stations.
1973 – Established the Harbert Cleanup Crew to pick up litter along Birmingham, Ala.roadways.
1975 – First major project in Middle East: a JV water system and desalination plant for Abu Dhabi.
1976 – Harbert Construction Corp. moves to new headquarters office on Hope Mountain in Riverchase.
1979 – Bill Harbert becomes COO of Harbert Construction Corp.; Jim Rein joins the company.
1981 – Restructure of Harbert Construction Corp into Harbert Corp., as parent company.
1984 – Construction of Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Ala.
1986 – Jim Rein becomes VP, Commercial Construction Group.
1989 – Second Embassy Project is awarded to Harbert, in Pretoria, South Africa and our embassy work takes off!
1990 – Changing of the Guards: Raymond Harbert is named CEO of Harbert Corporation.
1991 – Bill Harbert completes purchase of International Establishment from Harbert Corp.
1992 – Jim Rein forms U.S. Operations Group of Bill Harbert International Construction, Inc.
1994 – Harbert awarded project to convert former Soviet Union weapons factory into modular housing in Ukraine.
1994 – Waste Water Treatment Plant group is formed in Atlanta.
2000 – BL Harbert International, LLC is formed.
2003 – 2003 Bill Harbert celebrates his 80th birthday and also receives the Lifetime Achievement Award awarded by the American Subcontractors’ Association of Alabama.
2005 – University of Alabama North End Zone project is awarded.
2006 – Completes first design-build embassy project.
2010 – Bill L. Harbert passes away.
2012 – New International Headquarters opens & BLHI is awarded the new London embassy project.
2013 – BLHI awarded the construction of the Mercedes-Benz Logistics Center in Vance, Ala.
2014 – Huntsville, Ala. and Houston offices are opened.
2014 – Awarded US Embassy in Jordan.
2014 – Completes NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.
2015 – Breaks ground on first project in Nashville, Tenn.
2015 – Washington, D.C. office opened.
2016 – Johnny Garlington named new president of U.S. Group.