About Nanaimo & Harewood Vinyl Siding Solutions

Nanaimo and Harewood was established by Allen Nanaimo and James Harewood in 2002 as an experienced vinyl siding company in Mobile, AL. Allen became interested in construction early on, and he particularly loves the way a home’s exterior can add drastic value to the overall property. He believes that by simply refinishing your home’s exterior, many homeowners could give their property a complete makeover. While Allen definitely has an eye for design, James’ love for the industry grew out of his interest in putting things together. From a young age, he enjoyed the brain work of putting together puzzles and Tinker Toys. This interest in the hand craft and in the inter-workings of the way things go together spurred his interest in the industry. Together, Nanaimo and Harewood have made an unstoppable team. Since 2002, the duo has grown their business from a team of two to a team of twenty-two. With experts that specialize in specific materials and construction methods, Nanaimo Harewood guarantees no one will do a better job.

“We have the best people for the job and we are confident that we will provide you with expert services and that out knowledgeable associates will exceed your every expectation”

– James Harewood

As the Nanaimo Harewood business has grown, Allen and James have realized their desire to share their passion with the world. This is where Nanaimo Harewood Works began. It is here that they decided to showcase some of their projects. They detail some of the challenges they faced as well as their industry expertise and the way this influences the way they approach each of their jobs. This is detailed through an in-depth log of each of their projects from some of their earliest small-scale jobs, to some of their larger, more complicated endeavors. This log shows their true passion for the industry and they strive  to share that passion for others.

In addition to sharing their passion with others, Allen Nanaimo and James Harewood wanted to find a way to give back and help others in the industry who may not have resources available to them. Therefore, Allen and James to together and extensive library of tips and tricks for those in the industry looking to further  their education or gain deeper understanding of topics related to siding. Together, Allen and James have compiled videos, images, diagrams, and infographics to illustrate a variety of industry related topics.

Through exploration of the Nanaimo Harewood Works site, you will find that James and Allen truly care about industry professionals and that their resources and tools and truly invaluable. If you find yourself in a situation where you are unsure how to address a problem with vinyl siding, feel free to check out the plethora of resources specific to issues in the industry. Maybe you are new to the industry and are looking for your first project but are unsure how to proceed, you will also find that the tips and tricks provided by Nanaimo and Harewood well help you get off to a solid start in producing your first project.

Thinking About Making The Switch To Vinyl Siding?

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If you’re considering replacing the siding on your home, there are a number of factors you should consider and research before deciding on a company or contractor to do your work. Having spent years as experienced vinyl siding professionals in Mobile, AL, Allen Nanaimo and James Harewood have encountered almost any and every construction situation, and they have accumulated a list of a few things you should consider before taking on a home exterior renovation. This is a significant monetary investment in your home and hiring the right contractor can make a huge difference between a smart home investor and an absolute disaster. It can take considerable knowledge to know what makes a good contractor and it is crucial that you find someone who is trustworthy and knowledgeable about the industry and materials.


When choosing a contractor to renovate the exterior of your home, it is important to make sure your contractor has the proper licensing in place. This ensures they have met the proper educational and experience requirements. You should check to be sure the licenses if both current and valid. A contractor with an up to date license is someone who has proven his qualifications. Never be afraid to ask for evidence of your contractor’s license. Anyone who has rightfully obtained their license will have no problem sharing it with you. At Nanaimo Harewood, each of our expert contractors have valid and current licenses.


Any quality contractor should be insured. If, in the event that something should go wrong, either with your house or with the safety of one of the crew members, you will want to ensure that the contractor you choose is protected. You will also want to make sure your home is insured in the event that something disastrous occurs to your home. Insurance is a necessary safety net that any reasonable contractor will possess and this is not something that should be overlooked. The Nanaimo Harewood group carries hefty business insurance, as does each of the contractors on our team.


Before you sign ANY contract with a siding professional, you need to be absolutely sure to thoroughly read it. If there is anything you are unsure about in the documents, simply ask the contractor for clarification. If the contract is reasonable, they should have no problem answering and questions or clarifications you may have. It will be significantly easier to edit the contract documents before you sign it, so you want to be sure you understand the roles and responsibilities of both parties and that you are comfortable with all aspects of the documents. Many contactors will place liability on the homeowner deep within the text of the contract documents, however, the contractor should be the one taking responsibility and liability for their work, so you need to be sure to clarify this point in the documents. All of the contracts used at Nanaimo Harewood have been simplified so roles and responsibilities can be easily understood by both parties.

If you find yourself in a situation where you are unsure if your siding contractor is qualified for the job at hand, reach out to one of our associates and we will be happy to  help in any way we can.