Harkins Builders Named to AHC Inc. Housing Hall of Fame

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Long-time Partner Has Built and Renovated Nine Affordable Apartment Communities

AHC Inc. is proud to celebrate Harkins Builders as a 2016 Housing Hall of Fame honoree. “We are delighted to recognize Harkins Builders’ effective partnership with AHC Inc. to build and rehabilitate rental housing so that low-income families have a beautiful, affordable place to call home,” said AHC President and CEO, Walter D. Webdale.

AHC Inc., a nonprofit affordable housing developer based in Arlington, VA, established its Housing Hall of Fame 15 years ago to honor individuals for their vision, dedication and advocacy on behalf of affordable housing. The award was presented as part of AHC Inc.’s 40th Anniversary celebration.

“We are truly honored to be inducted into AHC’s Hall of Fame, and we especially value the relationship of trust and partnership that has developed over the 10 years that we have worked together, said Gary Garofalo, President and COO, Harkins Builders. “We share their mission of providing quality affordable housing, and their commitment to serving the residents of their communities.”

Like AHC, Harkins Builders has been building and renovating affordable housing for many years. They have brought their pre-construction and construction management expertise to a full range of AHC developments, including five new construction, two renovation, and two historical renovation projects.

Beyond Harkins’ professionalism and ability to deliver a quality product for our residents, it is Harkins’ culture of service to both client and community that truly earns them a place in AHC’s Hall of Fame.

Their pre-construction department goes above and beyond to bring the greatest value to AHC’s projects, their project teams help AHC meet challenges as if they were their own, and their generous support of AHC’s Resident Services programs further helps us to achieve our goals.

In a complex and risky business, AHC values the long-term relationship of mutual trust and respect that we enjoy with Harkins Builders.

Other Housing Hall of Fame honorees include: Dr. Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr., Pastor of the Macedonia Baptist Church; Patricia McGrady, decades-long affordable housing activist and volunteer; Rick Nelson, former Director of Montgomery County’s Department of Housing and Community Affairs; and J. Walter Tejada, former Arlington County Board member.

Photo: AHC Inc. welcomes Harkins Builders into 2016 Housing Hall of Fame. From left to right: Mike Mallow, Vice President, Harkins Builders; Walter D. Webdale, President and CEO, AHC Inc.; Gary Garofalo, President and COO, Harkins Builders; Dick Lombardo, Chairman and CEO, Harkins Builders; Mike Ebrahimi, Senior Vice President, Harkins Builders;  and Justin Oliver, Board Chair, AHC Inc.