When F.R. Hoar opened a small  Birmingham construction business in a little white frame house, it was 1940-FDR was in the White House and a world war was looming in Europe and the Pacific. By 1947, when R.N. Hoar joined his father and the company became F.R. Hoar and Son, the United States was a mighty superpower and Hoar Construction was well established.

Soon the firm that began by building churches branched out into other areas of construction.  Commercial and industrial clients brought new challenges. Brick-by-brick and block-by-block Hoar built its reputation in retail, offices and schools. In 1959, Hoar built Eastwood Mall in Birmingham
, the first enclosed mall in the Southeast. It became a showplace for the region, a point of pride for Birmingham residents, and set the stage for the company to become a national contractor.

The company built a solid reputation for integrity and reliability based on quality workmanship, dedication to detail, and experienced management. Re-incorporated in Delaware in 1978 and renamed in 1985 as Hoar Construction, the company's professional
relationships grew until today
some 80 percent of its business comes from repeat clients. In the early 1990’s when an economic slowdown threatened to restrict retail construction, the current president, Robert O. Burton, saw an opportunity to diversify into other project types and to expand into other markets.

Repeat clients led Hoar to launch a Texas Division with a Houston office in 1997 and an Orlando-based Florida division in 1998. Then in 2001, the company established the Tennessee Division in Nashville.

In 2008 Hoar marked its 68th anniversary, a third generation of family ownership and management, and steady, stable growth to its present position with annual contract revenue of more than $500 million. Bricks and mortar, concrete and steel are important components of that success, but the company's most vital building blocks are the skills and integrity of its people.  Solid values, financial stability, outstanding leadership, and a talented, dedicated team combine to earn Hoar Construction continued recognition as a leader in the construction industry.