Don Harrington became interested in construction when, as a young boy, his paternal grandfather presented him with his very first set of real tools. It was love at first sight. Later, he studied management and earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami and subsequently attended law school. His business management acumen, combined with his considerable construction and legal knowledge, are valuable assets to the Seacoast Construction team.
For more than 30 years, Don has committed his career to growing South Florida businesses by serving in nearly every role within commercial construction. During this time, Don has acquired significant expertise in the healthcare and high-rise sectors. He started out swinging a hammer as a form carpenter and his construction knowledge grew from there; serving in the positions of project engineer, superintendent, project manager, project executive, and vice president. He received his first General Contractors license in 1988, and his diverse experiences throughout his career have crafted a unique skill set that enables Don to solve his clients’ construction challenges and to meet their specific needs.
By beginning work as a messenger for the Florida Legislature at the age of eight, Don developed an incredibly strong work ethic. He leads by example and knows firsthand the kind of impact having strong mentors can have on a developing career. Don’s mission, in both serving his clients and leading his team, has led to a fulfilling and productive profession that has included accolades for his leadership as well as for the buildings he’s helped to construct. Espirito Santo Plaza, a construction project that he oversaw as the Owner’s Representative, was recognized in 2012 as the Best Commercial Building constructed in Florida within the past 100 years, as voted by the Florida Association of AIA.
Although he was born in Cleveland, Ohio, Don has resided in South Florida for most of his life. When Don is not at work, you might catch him cheering on the Miami Dolphins or the University of Miami Hurricanes football teams, volunteering as a Boy Scout leader for his son’s troop, traveling the country to visit our National Parks, or staying in his second home with his wife and two children at Disney World.