Tod Haren, Principal
New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM
University of Arkansas
University of Kansas
82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC, 1953-1956
Personal Self Assessment
"I enjoy people; I enjoy life and I enjoy the challenges of the construction industry. Looking back, I'd do it all over again."
Favorite part of your job?
"At the end of a construction project, I love to see a truly satisfied and appreciative owner."
Describe HarenLaughlin's style"Our style is exemplified in our firm motto — Building. Integrity."
Who is your ideal mentor?
"My mentors were my father Wells Haren and his partner Hal Laughlin. They built this company through honesty and hard work."
Describe a life defining moment
"When I married my wife more than 50 years ago."
Lessons learned from your childhood
"I learned very early to always respect others. An answer should be 'yes sir,' or 'no, sir' or 'there is no excuse, sir.' My father taught me the utmost in appreciation and respect for my mother."
What is your favorite food and why?
"Crazy Rice and Pork Chops — pork chops buried in long grain rice and cooked in a covered cast iron skillet. It's the ultimate comfort food."