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In talking to Carl, there are a few key take-aways that have helped define Harman Construction for over forty years. First, Carl has always done as much or more than what he asked of his employees. Second, his willingness to trust employees and empower others maximized their talents and ability to do good work. And, perhaps most importantly, The Golden Rule has been his guiding philosophy. “Treat those we serve and members of our community as I would want to be treated.” So simple, really.
Also worth mentioning, the JMU graduate loves to kid around. He can take it just as well as he can dish it out! It’s a little thing, but one that has helped shape Harman Construction’s company culture.
In service to the community and industry, Carl has sat on boards for Eastern Mennonite University, First Virginia Bank, Summit Community Bank, Medical Ministries International, AGC of Virginia, AGC of America, Mennonite Health Service, and Butler Manufacturing Builders Council.
Always up for an adventure, Carl enjoys golf, fishing, hunting, skiing, and travel. He is married with three grown children—a son, step-son, and step-daughter—and five wonderful grandchildren.
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A Virginia Beach native, Gary earned both his B.S. in business administration and M.S.Ed. in administration from James Madison University. Gary is very active in the AGCVA Valley District. Since 2004, he has sat on the executive committee and is the 2009-2013 president.
The Golden Rule is Gary’s philosophy for achieving high quality projects that come in on-time and on-budget, “Treat people like I would want to be treated,” he says.
Married with two grown children and one grandson, Gary enjoys the beach, big dogs—specifically labs and golden retrievers, golf, biking, and travel. You might want to ask him about his love of Virginia Tech football though since JMU’s Dukes beat them last time they played.
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“Making our jobsites as safe as possible and for everyone to go home to their loved ones every day,” that’s John’s job description in his own words. John’s commitment to safety is backed up by his training which includes: OSHA 500 Trainer, OSHA 510, American Heart Association Heart Saver Instructor (First Aid, CPR AED), Certified Lead Renovator, OSHA 30-Hour, OSHA 10-Hour, excavation and trenching safety, and confined space safety.
Outside the office John enjoys motorcycle riding, camping, hiking, and spending time with his wife and two boys.
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A Salem, VA native, Kevin received his degree in Business Administration from Roanoke College. Kevin has since worked in a variety of careers including his work as a police officer and construction manager in Roanoke, VA. With his passion for construction, playing with Carter CAT vehicles since childhood, Kevin is excited to join the Harman team where it is a family environment. He thoroughly enjoys working closely with all those involved in each of his projects, and building relationships with co-workers, subcontractors, and clients. His dedication to the success of each project ensures a positive outcome for all involved.
When he’s not busy at work, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids. He also loves anything Hokie (particularly Virginia Tech football), golf, and going to the beach.
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After winning a Lego building contest at age four, it’s no surprise Zack grew up to complete a degree in building construction from Virginia Tech. Active in the industry, Zack currently sits on the executive committee for the AGCVA Valley District and has previously served the USGBC’s SWVA chapter as both vice chair and chair.
A team-player, Zack thrives off his interactions with co-workers and helping clients understand construction as it relates to their project. One recent owner commented, “Every time you speak, I learn something new about construction.”
Married with three young boys, Zack enjoys live music, playing disc golf, and whipping up award-winning chili.
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David and his family live on an acre of his wife’s grandfather’s farm. Her parents, uncle, and her triplet siblings each have an acre for their families as well. Though David says they are, “far enough apart that we are not constantly up in each other’s business,” it seems pretty fair to say David’s positive, upbeat attitude and calm demeanor are assets not just to his professional estimator role.
David graduated from West Virginia University. His history minor is fitting of his interest in living history with specific interest in the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War. He is also an avid soccer fan and enjoys playing in the local rec leagues.
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With a family history rich in construction, contracting, and design, Travis’s career trajectory was set pretty early in life. His official start in estimating and contracting was running Layman Brothers Yard Work with one of his brothers back in the 80s.
In talking to Travis, faith and community are two common themes. An active member at First Presbyterian Church on Court Square, Travis is quick to tell you Colossians 3:23 and John 6:27 are the two verses that guide and direct him in his daily work.
Though he briefly left Harrisonburg to earn a B.A. in business administration at Furman University, Travis returned and joined Harman in 2002. Locally, he is chair for the Rockingham County Bicycle Advisory Committee and a board member of the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition. Travis enjoys spending time with his family and likes almost any outdoor recreation or exercise, but as you might imagine, most times you’ll find him on a bike ride with family or friends.
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Dwayne is a Native of Pennsylvania and has lived in the Valley since 1995. Dwayne is married with 2 children and enjoys an eclectic range of activity that includes custom butchering, sawmilling, building, fruit trees, and raising a few steers. While not working, Dwayne can most likely be found close to one of the Valley’s many spring creek’s chasing trout with a fly rod. When not fishing, Dwayne will be found next to his fly tying vice crafting the next trout fishing fly.