This section will introduce new members while highlighting a member of your association.
November Member Spotlight:
HARDRIVES, INC. Charter Member of CASF.....70 years and counting!
When George Elmore and his brother Bob established Hardrives, Inc., in Delray Beach, the only way they could get to Fort Lauderdale was to drive South on U.S. 1. The region’s major north-south thoroughfares – I-95 and the Florida Turnpike – had yet to be built. The year was 1953, and the fledgling company’s first paid job was paving a driveway for $125. Hardrives also joined a newly formed construction association, the Broward Builders Exchange. The two entities grew in size and prominence together. The Exchange evolved to become the Construction Association of South Florida, and Hardrives grew from paving driveways to highways. Hardrives has gone on to build many of the major thoroughfares in Palm Beach County, including major sections of I-95 and the Turnpike.
Today, George’s son, Craig Elmore, serves as the Vice President of a multi-million-dollar operation. Hardrives owns two asphalt plants, millions of dollars of earth-moving equipment, including large draglines, and many tons of materials. Hundreds of employees make up highly experienced crews that have helped establish Hardrives as one of Florida’s leading heavy & highway contractors. “We’ve stayed ahead of the game by adopting new technologies and regularly training our operators on new equipment,” Elmore said. “We have computerized job-tracking capabilities that generate the most economical way to solve any challenges and that enable us to provide daily updates to clients.”
In addition to its focus on technology, Hardrives prioritizes safety and environmental protection across its broad range of services. The company produces its own top-quality asphalt, performs its gutter and curb work in-house and has an exceptional track record excavating and installing underground utilities. In addition, Hardrives provides the full slate of land- and site-development services, including master planning, due diligence, site design, permitting and grading.
What ties everything together at Hardrives, is a core business philosophy Elmore learned from his father based on, “good old fashion values, integrity and honesty. “A man’s word should be his bond,” Elmore said. “Our job isn’t complete until the
customer’s satisfied.” And if you should ever visit Hardrives, don’t be surprised to see George at the age of 90 still roaming around, inspecting the business he founded nearly 70 years ago.
NEW MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:
For more than 24 years, Innuvo has provided expertly designed custom audio/visual & security solutions. The company does not believe in off-the-shelf solutions that likely cost more than necessary. Innuvo’s specialty is sitting down with customers and analyzing their individual needs. The company’s engineers, who are on the cutting edge of the latest technology trends, then specialize in developing a turn-key solution customized to those needs.
Frontier Fire Protection has a simple motto: “Fire system experts that have consistently delivered excellence for over 30 Years.” The company specializes in fire alarm and fire suppression installation and service. Frontier’s leadership team of experts has more than 100 combined years of fire and life-safety industry experience. Frontier is ideally positioned to support South Florida’s general and electrical contractors across all projects of various sizes.
As of January 2020 please welcome the following new members:
- Arazoza Brothers Corporation
- Berger Singerman, LLP
- Building Point Florida
- Brightview Landscapes
- Ceco Concrete Construction, LLC
- Construction Labor Consultants, LLC
- Creative Stone Corporation
- Durante Equipment
- FH Paschen Tectonics
- Frontier Fire Protection
- Keller North America, Inc.
- Luks Santaniello Petrillo & Cohen
- Logo Express, Inc.
- Miller Legg
- NR Windows
- PNC Bank, NA
- Siemens Industry
- South Atlantic Tri City Electric
- Sprinklermatic Fire Protection
- Total Flooring Contractors, LLC
- Think Safety Always, LLC
- USI Insurance Services