Hargrove Engineers + Constructors
Advancing Alabama’s Reputation and Economy
Inducted in 2013
Hargrove Engineers + Constructors will be honored in the corporations category, joining 29 other corporations inducted into the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame since 1987.
The firm advances Alabama’s reputation and economy through quality engineering services, sustainable development and high-tech jobs. Recognized in 2007 by Inc. magazine as one of the top 500 fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States, Hargrove grew from a small company to a large-scale operation with more than 675 teammates in eight office locations across the Southeast, including Mobile, Decatur and Birmingham. The Hargrove team completed more than 4,500 projects for more than 600 clients.
In 1995, Ralph A. Hargrove opened Hargrove Engineers + Constructors in the attic of his home in Mobile, Ala. As business opportunities increased, Ralph realized the need for specialized technical services, quality engineering services and project management services in industry. Hargrove quickly became the engineering firm of choice for its customers and holds Certificates of Authorization to provide engineering development, design, construction and technical consulting services in 22 states and jurisdictions in the southeastern United States and the Caribbean. With nearly 500 teammates in Alabama now, Hargrove is the state’s largest privately owned heavy industrial engineering firm and generates more than $40 million annually in payroll for Alabama citizens.
Hargrove Engineers + Constructors serves the client’s best interest by providing the Right People… in the Right Place…at the Right Time™. Hargrove teammates who worked previously for client companies apply their knowledge of client operational, production and maintenance needs in order to build timely and cost-effective design solutions with safety in design, constructability and operational efficiency. Hargrove equips the Right People with the right skills and training to provide the best services needed in today’s competitive markets. Hargrove was named on Engineering News Record magazine’s List of Top Design Firms in 2012, and its Best Practices Training Initiative received recognition from the Construction Industry Institute.
Professionally, the company affiliates with the Construction Industry Institute, the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Associated Builders and Contractors and the Associated General Contractors of America, among others. Personally, teammates invest in and develop the communities in which they work by partnering with local charities, chambers of commerce and downtown alliances. They mentor future engineers by sponsoring engineering and science programs, internships and scholarship programs such as Distinguished Young Women, which was birthed in Mobile years ago.
Hargrove Engineers + Constructors is proud to compete in modern markets for Alabama’s continued growth and stability.