A Lifetime of Conservative Values
Paul Harrington started coming to Flagler Beach in 2003 and became a resident in 2010. Paul has been interested in building, design and urban planning from an early age. He was involved in building his families home 905 Dearborn Avenue, Muscle Shoals, AL between 6th and 7th grade and went on to learn carpentry and masonry working hands on until 1984. In the 70’s he studied architecture and survey. In 1984 Paul began working in Construction Management in the Washington, DC/Baltimore region. In that time he served as the Site Manager for the renovation of the Lord Baltimore Hotel a 26 story Art Deco hotel built in December 1928 then the largest hotel in the state of Maryland. It is made with brick veneer over steel frame. Paul has worked with the Department of Environmental Protection and the Army Corp of Engineers on several projects working in environmentally sensitive areas.
In 1992 Paul became a self employed as a licensed General Contractor in Maryland and Virginia. He built sunrooms, screen porches and decks and provided consulting services for owner developers around Washington, DC and Baltimore. Although semi-retired he continues to provide consulting services.
Paul served 6 years as an infantry soldier in the Virginia and Maryland Army National where he was promoted to the rank of Specialist. He also was a crew member on “Matchless” a 50’ sailboat making numerous Atlantic crossings logging over 26,000 miles.
In his personal life he has raised his 19 year old son and 15 year old daughter as a single father. Both children have been home schooled. He took care of his mother from 2004 through her death at home in 2015 at a few months short of 97.
Paul resides at 1769 N Central Avenue in Flagler Beach where he and his children are working to preserve the island habitat on their 2.5acre homestead. He has been involved in regular weekly beach clean, serves on the Personnel Advisory Review Board for the City of Flagler Beach and has been actively involved in Flagler Beach BOCC and Planning & Architectural Review Board meetings, Flagler County BOCC meetings, affordable housing initiatives and local community activities.
Paul is keenly aware of the sensitive nature of development in an island community, will bring creative solutions to keep our taxes low and work diligently to keep the small town atmosphere of Flagler Beach.
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