Harper's philosophy on self-perform versus subcontracted work has always been “do what we’re best at.” For self-perform work, we have strategically recruited and successfully trained the best tradespeople in the industry to ensure quality workmanship at a best value for our clients. Our teams receive regular OSHA training and have access to quarterly safety and means and methods workshops. Our people are the difference and we believe in the value of investing in our teams. 

We also work hard to include local workers in every project. Bringing local Harper employees to your job reduces project cost by eliminating the need for accommodations. This approach feeds your economy and keeps our team close to home. The project team also has more stake in the project when the facility they are building serves their friends and family. 

Self-performing work enables Harper to provide a quick response to emergency and maintenance projects. Owners can call Harper and have a team on site within 4 hours, if necessary. Using our trained and vetted crews also allows us to provide consistent pricing and quality control. So that every client and every project receive the same high level of service from Harper.

Self Perform Services:

  • Process Mechanical
  • Process Equipment Installation
  • Concrete Work

Case Study

YMCA Camp Greenville

The YMCA had not significantly upgraded its infrastructure at Camp Greenville in over one hundred years. As the camp looked at expanding its facilities to meet increasing demand and address a need for...

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What People Are Saying

“Due to the nature of the project we had an extremely tight timeline. The Harper team turned the bid around quickly and mobilized within a week with a fully staffed team on site. They worked a 6/7-day schedule without efficiency loss and brought the system up 1.5 weeks ahead of time. This gave us the necessary time to make sure the system was commissioned before regulatory deadlines. Throughout the project, the Harper team in the field worked closely with our engineers to make the design decisions necessary for the project to be successful. They used their construction insight to suggest cost saving alternatives to the original approach that helped the project come in under budget.”

Paul Dodd
Senior Sourcing Manager
(for Milliken WWTP Chemical Feed Additions)