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Hargrove is the official general contractor for 2013 presidential inauguration

For a sixth-straight inauguration, Hargrove has been selected as the official general services contractor for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee. The event will be the 17th presidential inauguration for which Hargrove has been the general contractor.


“We’re honored and excited to continue Hargrove’s tradition of service to presidential inaugural events,” said Tim McGill, CEO, Hargrove. “Preparations for the inauguration takes place in a very short time-frame and are extremely high-profile. This will be our 17th inauguration, and we look forward to being part of the event’s success.”

Hargrove will manage an extensive variety of responsibilities for the inaugural balls, including design, fabrication and production as well as management of all technical services, such as lighting, sound and video. The company also will provide floats for the Inaugural Day parade and the large volume of signage related to the inaugural activities.

The official Inaugural Day is Jan. 20. Because that is a Sunday, a public ceremony is scheduled Jan. 21, which coincides with the federal holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Additional events are planned at venues located in Washington D.C., including the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and National Building Museum. Hargrove has participated in each inaugural since President Harry Truman’s second inauguration in 1949 and has served as the official general contractor since Pres. Bill Clinton’s first inauguration in 1993.

Based in Lanham, Md., Hargrove is a certified woman-owned business and one of the top 12 event companies in the U.S. Hargrove is a family-owned business focused on serving more than 1,000 tradeshows, events and exhibits each year.

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