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In the Beginning

C.W. Haren, Sr. (known as “Pappy”) planned to work in the family banking after his college graduation in 1931. Due to the Great Depression, banking jobs were in short supply. Being a resourceful and hardworking young man, Pappy began renovating bank owned properties. Pappy was called to serve in the Navy during World War II and hired Hal Laughlin to run his business. Upon his return from service, the partnership and HarenLaughlin Construction was born.

Pappy’s son Tod joined the company in the late 1960’s as a laborer, carpenter, and superintendent before joining the management team. After taking over the reins in the mid 1970’s, Tod grew the company through continued hard work and dedication. In 1998 C.W. ‘Wells’ Haren III purchased HarenLaughlin Construction.

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Over time, clients began to contact HarenLaughlin for restorative services after their facility experienced catastrophic damage. HarenLaughlin identified the need to provide these restoration services for existing partners and potential new clients, so in 2001 Wells founded HarenLaughlin Restoration to accommodate these needs.

In 2008, HarenLaughlin Restoration branched out to better cater to the property damage industry. HarenLaughlin Restoration provided both commercial and residential restoration services, and rose above all others to meet the ever-changing needs of the marketplace by creating a 24/7 emergency response program.

Where We Are Now

Fast forward to 2018, HarenLaughlin Restoration took a step in creating its own identity by becoming HL Restoration. Still holding true to the original HarenLaughlin core values by providing quality craftsmanship, exceptional value and outstanding customer service- HL Restoration continues to grow and remains the Midwest’s number one property damage restoration company.

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