History

Building Dreams

The Hartling Group consists of a group of companies developed by Stan Hartling who has successfully pioneered nearly $150 million worth of developments in the Turks & Caicos Islands since 1997.

Prior to taking up residence in the Turks & Caicos Islands, Stan Hartling was a partner in The Barrian Group, a property development company in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. As Partner and Director of Operations, he oversaw the development of retail shopping malls, residential subdivisions, large-scale storage facilities and multi-unit residential projects. In 1995, when The Barrian Group liquidated most of its completed projects, Stan decided to explore development opportunities in international markets.

Island Appeal

Mr. Hartling was attracted to the Turks & Caicos Islands for its idyllic weather and pristine beaches as well as for its friendly tax status for both income and capital gains, and the ease of becoming a resident.

Sensing that the islands would appeal to investors and holiday-goers alike, Stan began his first development project, The Sands. The unprecedented success of the project, coupled with local government initiatives to upgrade tourist-related infrastructure, prompted Stan to undertake a second, luxury development project with local entrepreneur Mervin Cox (Coxco Construction). The prestigious international recognition garnered by The Palms Turks & Caicos, the $95 million, 72-suite resort, has ushered The Hartling Group into the upper echelons of the development world.

A Destination of Choice

Furthermore, upgrades to airports, seaports and other tourist facilities continue to attract an increasing number of tourists yearly. With unending azure vistas and tax-friendly status, it's easy to understand why many of these visitors are choosing the Turks & Caicos Islands as their preferred holiday destination.

Our Development Philosophy

The Hartling Group stands out in the world of developers; the company's full-service philosophy means that it can see your project from inception and design, through construction and creation, and finally to implementing and overseeing the management of the completed resort.

With its wealth of knowledge and commitment to quality, The Hartling Group is the partner of choice for any development project in the Turks & Caicos Islands.