About Melhorn

Melhorn Construction is a general contracting company that has been a vital part of San Diego’s development since the early 20th Century. Through the years and across generations, Melhorn has worked on numerous projects in San Diego including

  • the Museum of Natural History in Balboa Park
  • the San Diego zoo and Wild Animal Park
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital
  • Paradise Valley Hospital
  • various religious institutions
  • craftsman-style homes
  • and hundreds of other commercial and residential projects.

In addition, Melhorn Construction is a proud member of many civic and cultural organizations and is active in the U.S. Green Building Council.

John Hardisty has been the CEO and Partner of Melhorn Construction since 2004. John has owned two related construction-companies, Munson Hardisty, LLC (General Contractor and Developer—recently completed a 252 unit HUD Commercial Apartment Project in Knoxville, TN) and Hardisty Inc. (Commercial Drywall-Tenant Improvement Contractor). These companies provided Melhorn’s staff with additional knowledge of standards of care, cost, and direct ‘hands-on’ in-the-field construction and development experience.

John currently owns a Construction Litigation Consulting firm, Hardisty Construction Management, founded in 1983, is a construction consulting firm that has worked on thousands of projects providing construction litigation services and general consulting services that include

  • Construction Consulting Litigation Services
  • Cost Estimating
  • Forensic Site Investigation
  • Standard of Care
  • Repair Recommendations
  • and Expert Witness and Trial Testimony.

This sister company provides additional expert knowledge to the Melhorn Construction family.