About

Cardea Construction Company was founded in 1985 by Patricia Harroun.
patriciaThe company has since grown into a successful building and remodeling business specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, finished basements, additions and whole house renovations

Patricia graduated from SUNY in Buffalo, NY. Patricia started her career in the building industry in 1976 on a union framing crew, making this her 30th year in the industry.

Improving your life while we improve your home

As a builder, Patricia takes great pride in knowing that she can and will provide you the best job possible with the least amount of intrusion to your home and lives. Patricia runs a tight ship and requires all workers on the job to maintain a professional attitude and provide a high quality standard of building.

Licensed and Insured

  • Licensed in the state of Michigan as a residential builder: #2102130681
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Builder’s Insurance

Memberships

    Washtenaw Remodelors Council Board
    Patricia served from 1995-1999, becoming the Chairperson in 1999. Patricia was back on the board in 2002.

    Builders and Remodelers of Greater Ann Arbor area, BRAG- Ann Arbor
    Member of the Board of Directors

    GreenBuilt Michigan

    National Association of Home Builders
    As a member of the National Association of Home Builders, Patricia is obligated to uphold the standards of the NAHB; clean standards of business practice, and to maintain her proven track record of successfully completing projects.

    National Association of the Remodeling Industry

    Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce

    Think Local First

    Women Business Owners of Southeastern Michigan

Certifications and Training

    Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)

    If you want to continue living in a familiar environment throughout your maturing years, it will likely mean making improvements to your home so you can go on living there safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level. As a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS), we can make suggestions and update your existing home, so you can “age-in-place” and not have to move to assisted living facilities as they age.

    Certified Graduate Remodelor (CGR)

    Cardea Construction Co. has received its CGR, a designation emphasizing our business management skills as the key to a professional remodeling operation. Cardea’s CGR designation indicates that not only have we completed the requirements of the CGR professional designation program, we continue to take additional educational credits and we adher to the prescribed business standards and experience of our profession. We keep current on the latest financing techniques, products and codes.

    Green Building Professional

    As a Certified Green Professional™ we strive to incorporate green building principles into homes— without driving up the cost of construction. This includes techniques like smart framing and using sustainable products and those that bring as few chemicals into the home as possible. Virtually every home feature has available options that can improve energy efficiency, resource efficiency and air quality. Green building prioritizes effective site design and development, as an initial focus for reducing the environmental impacts of contructions.

    Lead Paint Safety Training

    The entire staff of Cardea Construction Co. has taken the Lead Paint Safety Training. If you have a home that was built prior to 1978, Cardea is a certified contractor; able to encapsulate or remove it. Working to remove lead paint requires safety suits and containment of the home.

Service Projects

Patricia has worked on numerous service projects including:

Washtenaw Remodelors Council Service Projects:

  • Christmas in April
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • ABC’s of Remodeling– From 1999 to 2003 Patricia facilitated this seminar lead by licensed remodelors, kitchen and bath designers, lawyers and architects*.
    * This seminar taught a team approach for homeowners seeking to renovate or add to their homes.

As a builder, Patricia takes great pride in knowing that she can and will provide you the best job possible with the least amount of intrusion to your home and lives. Patricia keeps runs a tight ship and requires all workers on the job to maintain a professional attitude and provide a high quality standard of building.

Perhaps our testimonials say it best…

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