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Harvey Smith Construction, Inc. has
been recognized as one of the premier custom builders in the greater Baton Rouge area for more than four decades. Harvey Smith,
Jr., a World War II veteran, began his career in construction in the 1950's by taking on remodeling jobs on a part-time basis while
working at a local plant. By 1968, what had begun as a part-time endeavor had grown into a flourishing small company, and Harvey
left the plant to devote his full attention to the construction business.
After a ten year partnership, Harvey Smith, Jr. retired in 2004 at the age of 80. Today, Carol and Tim continue the tradition of excellence started more than 40 years ago. In their words, "We have carved a niche over the years in high quality custom home construction and look forward to providing our customers with homes in which they will have pride for years to come. We customize every house to meet the specifications of individual home owners to produce elegant yet functional homes that prove to be valuable investments."
Daughter Carol and son Tim began their careers in the construction business working alongside their father, and then pursued their own ventures. Carol first worked on her own as a general contractor, and then gained valuable management experience working for Home Depot. Tim took advantage of training he received during his tour of duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, and worked in the computer industry. In the early nineties, as Harvey Smith, Jr. planned for the future of the company, he persuaded Carol and Tim to return to work with him. In 1994, they formed the current residential and commercial construction company as three equal partners.