CHARLESTON, S.C. – Hardy World, LLC, Lee & Associates, and Robbins Construction Group held the ribbon cutting ceremony for Palmetto Commerce Park’s most recently completed 47,500 square-foot class A speculative flex industrial facility, Triad, on May 18, 2021.
Taylor Hardy, Vice President – Operations at Hardy World, LLC commenced the ceremony by thanking everyone for being in attendance and showing recognition to the entire design team for the successful completion of Hardy World’s first investment into the Charleston Region. The design team’s three core members included Robbins Construction Group, HLA Civil engineering, and Red Iron Architects.
The project was Hardy World’s first in the lowcountry; Taylor expressed Charleston’s significant barriers to entry, and she stressed the importance of having a solid team working alongside the developer to make a project such as Triad some to fruition. Taylor notes Hardy World’s one simple mission to add value to everything the company does. The developer had been eyeing Charleston for potential development for a while, and they are extremely excited to have their first project under their belt in the market.
Moreover, Taylor shared a bit about her background and the story behind her family’s business. Hardy World’s owner & founder, Joesph A. Hardy, is the visionary behind 84 Lumber Company and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. He brought his business skills of running a five-star luxury resort and global home improvement chain to commercial real estate development. Hardy created a team knowledgeable in all aspects of industrial, office, retail, mixed-use, and hospitality to develop and manage world-class properties throughout the United States. Hardy World's vast portfolio includes raw land, commercial properties, and newly constructed condominiums.
“This project was truly a team effort from the very beginning.” Said Derek Robbins, President | CEO of Robbins Construction Group, “The collaboration from Hardy World, Red Iron, HLA, WGPM, and our trade partners are what made this project so efficient and successful.”
Joellen Rogers, Principal at Red Iron Architects recalls how she remembered when Palmetto Commerce Parkway was first built and there were barely any facilities constructed yet. “Triad is a beautiful addition to such a well-recognized and established park.
“The efficiency of this project was a rarity,” says Barry Whalen, president of HLA Inc., “This product serves such a unique service to the park and through that, adds value.”
Ryan Welch, principal from Lee & Associates notes this is the only product of its kind in the prestigious Palmetto Commerce Park that offers space divisible down to 5,200 square feet bays.
Hardy World, LLC and Lee & Associates also announced the speculative building have signed the first lease with a confidential client. Robbins Construction Group is pleased to have the opportunity to upfit Suite 105 for the first signed tenant!
Hardy World recently closed on an additional property within the City of North Charleston and notes the company’s interest in continuing to invest in the Tri-County.