Higher Education

Trust us to manage safe, successful projects that won’t disturb your academic mission.

College Isn’t as Easy as It Looks

Colleges and universities are complex ecosystems, especially if they are located in heavily populated areas. Our higher education clients come back to Harder for capital improvement projects that take advantage of the latest technology and allow them to offer the best learning environments for their students.

Virtual Design & Construction in Higher Education

From science labs to central plant heating and cooling, Harder can do it all. And with the assistance of 3D modeling technology, we can do it all right, the first time. Using virtual design programs and clash detections, our teams can efficiently install specialty exhaust systems in state-of-the-art laboratories, advanced cooling systems for large academic buildings, and architectural sheet metal fabrications that become part of the campus landscape.

Higher Education Services

Harder Mechanical offers a wide range of comprehensive services to meet the needs of our clients. Our Higher Education clients count on us to deliver a high-quality installation of their campus-wide systems.

Concrete Installation

A rock-solid foundation for your project—any size, any place. Expert prep and pour for performance you can count on.


End-to-end mechanical installations, delivering the systems you need and the above-and-beyond service you deserve.

Design Services

In-house design-assist services lower costs, boost constructability, and reduce overall schedules for success from the very start.

Equipment Installation

Decades of experience with the most demanding equipment challenges means we get the job done—and we mean the whole job.


Specializing in complete single-source piping solutions that achieve optimal results. You name it, we build it.


Sophisticated, not complicated, for peak performance at any scale. Proven processes keep your projects on track.

Process Piping

Powering innovation and infrastructure for every industry. Specialized systems you can rely on for the long haul.

Service Department

Our dedicated service team will work with you to create a customized maintenance plan that satisfies the needs of your facility.

Sheet Metal

Harder's sheet metal division provides complete HVAC and industrial duct fabrication and installation for all major industries.

Skids & Modularization

Prefabrication reduces downtime and labor costs while minimizing the impact on your operations, no matter where you’re located.

Structural Steel

Strong, safe, secure—infrastructure that holds to the highest standards. Discover workmanship backed by 80 years of experience.

Tank Installation & Modification

Smooth, disruption-free service for every phase of your project. Our expertise guarantees safety and success.

Virtual Design & Construction

State-of-the-art tech for designs that deliver. We combine leading-edge tools with decades of experience to envision and execute with excellence.


Linus Pauling Science Center at Oregon State

Harder leveraged BIM technologies to build a 3D model of this state-of-the-art facility.

Map of Harder locations

Where We Are

From our headquarters in Oregon to our newest offices in Texas, our teams are ready to deliver the highest quality in mechanical construction services wherever they’re needed.

Let Us Join You

Our Higher Education industry experts are ready to partner with you on your next project.