Harden History

Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Punda Gorda, Port Charlotte Home Builder

Tom Harden

Tom Harden, Founder of the Harden Legacy of builders, started the business over 40 years ago. Tom originally hailed from the mountains of West Virginia where he played college football for the WVA Mountaineers. Tom also served in the United States Marine Cops where he played football and also was a boxer. Tom relocated to Miami in the late 1950’s to pursue a career as a semi-professional football player. As a young man, Tom spent many hours as an apprentice learning the masonry and carpentry trades. Later in life, he would use these skills to start his home building business which is now known as Harden Homes. Tom used his skills as a mason and his unbridled determination gleaned from his days as a Marine to set the standard for building homes which applied to anyone that worked for him. He demanded the absolute best for his customers! That legacy of un-compromised quality has been passed down throughout the years and is what separates Harden Homes from any other builder.

Mark Harden, Home Builder in Naples, Estero, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Cape Coral & SW Florida

Mark Harden

Mark Harden, successor to his father, is the Owner and Qualifier of Harden Homes. He has a bachelor of science degree in Construction Management from the College of Engineering and applied sciences at Florida International University. He as held a Class “A” Certified General Contractor’s license in the State of Florida for over 20 years and has constructed over 1,000 single family units and counting. Mark started working for his father at the age of 10 learning the finer skills of digging ditches and pouring concrete. Mark apprenticed under his father and select employees over the years to master the skills of carpentry, masonry, fine trim work, cabinetry, ceramic tile work, painting, roofing, and many more. Mark truly is an expert in the home building business from the ground up. His experience in the field coupled with is higher education and management experience allow him to guide his customers through the project in a uniquely seamless fashion. His experience over the years provides you with the absolute best home building experience available today.

The Harden Way

Serving our customer best interests with accountability, accessibility and integrity…since 1974

Founded in 1974 by Thomas Harden, Harden Custom Homes is still family owned and operated. It is still rich in the tradition of accountability, accessibility and integrity. Traditions typically only found in home building companies where the owners and managers gladly welcome their direct responsibility to the satisfaction of each and every customer…every day.

The Harden Custom Homes commitment begins with quality and innovative design offering a wide variety of popular lifestyle designs that have been perfected by listening to the needs and dreams of our customers.

We value our customers opinions and always see to offer custom opportunities that make our design ideas fit your family’s needs…but it’s much more than that. We have succeeded in our family focused traditions for more than 40 years while virtually every big national home builder has moved into town. That success has been achieved largely because every member of the Harden Custom Homes team acts with personal commitment to just one customer at a time. We don’t believe our philosophy is “corny” or “old fashioned.” We think it is the only way to do business.

Harden Custom Homes also has a deliberate responsibility to develop, nurture, and support the integrity and strong personal values of each and every member of our overall team. We believe you will recognize this commitment in the way each of our team members carries out their daily tasks, and in the way they treat our customers, their families and our overall community.

We sincerely thank you for your interest in allowing us to serve your best interests when it comes to the single largest, most important purchase of your life.