Carl Harman

Carl Harman

CEO

About Carl

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.

Wayne Witmer

Wayne Witmer

President & COO

About Wayne

Wayne joined Harman in 1990, the day after returning from his honeymoon. Married with four children, Wayne enjoys travel, sports, and music and seeks for his Christian faith to be the center of his family and all he does.

Wayne holds a business administration degree from Eastern Mennonite University and worked his way up from project management and business development to president and COO. “Communicating with employees and clients to make sure that goals and expectations are met is very important,” says Wayne. “I work hard at making that a priority.”

Active in the industry and community, Wayne is past president of AGCVA Valley District, current AGCVA state board member, a member of Harrisonburg Rotary Club, and serves in leadership roles at Cornerstone Church in Broadway.

Gary McBride

Gary McBride

LEED AP BD+C, Director of Operations

About Gary

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.

Nancy Bowers

Nancy Bowers

Director of Finance

About Nancy

Prior to joining Harman in 1997, Nancy earned her accounting degree—cum laude—from Eastern Mennonite University. She also graduated from the U.S. Army Military Police Academy and from the Defense Language Institute with a focus on German.

Nancy is thankful for the five and a half years she spent in Germany—experiencing the culture to the fullest! “From my military days, I learned the importance of team work and unity within an organization and being a member of the Harman Team I am thankful that we have been blessed with a great team of talented and creative people through which great things can be accomplished.”

These days, Nancy spends time in various roles at Antioch Church of the Brethren where her husband is pastor. She also enjoys time spent with family, playing piano, and gardening.

Even after all her years at Harman, Nancy continues to learn and adapt to industry changes, trusting in God to continue blessing the work at Harman.

John Bazan

John Bazan

Safety Director

About John

“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.

Mary Ann Blizzard

Mary Ann Blizzard

Accounting PM Coordinator

About Mary Ann

Mary Ann is a team-player full of positive energy that spreads to everyone around her. She joined Harman back in 2000 and is known around the office as much for her dependability as she is her can-do attitude.

As much as Mary Ann brings to the office, it’s outside the office that her zest for life really shines through. Mary Ann and her husband love going to car shows with their Mustang Shelby Cobra Supersnake. She also likes taking pictures and scrapbooking; and she enjoys playing volleyball, croquet, and corn hole. Come football season you’ll see her waving the iconic Terrible Towel.

Most of all, Mary Ann is proud of her family. She’s got two children, five grandchildren, two step-children, and three step-grandchildren. She loves watching her grandson and granddaughter play sports. Her three 100 lb. babies—Labs Koa and Kendra, and Golden Retriever Lacey—keep her busy at home.

Kevin Campbell

Kevin Campbell

Project Manager

About Kevin

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.

Jim Ellinger

Jim Ellinger

Design-Build Manager

About Jim

Jim joined Harman in the spring of 1988. The best part is the “freedom to express your talents” and “working with clients that appreciate what we accomplished for them.” As Harman’s Design-Build Manager, Jim enjoys turning owners’ dreams into a reality—often starting with minimal information.

A graduate of Blue Ridge Community College, Jim likes to stay relevant with continuing education. He holds the Master Order Writer Certification from Butler Manufacturing and has taken classes on LEED sustainable future, U.S. Energy codes and standards, the Butler Advantage, CSI Master Format, and IBC Code.

When he’s not at the office, Jim can be found knocking down pins at the bowling alley. His record includes 11-300 games and 12-800 sets with 860 the highest.

Zack Fletchall

Zack Fletchall

LEED AP, Project Executive

About Zack

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.

Dustin Harper

Dustin Harper

Senior Project Manager

About Dustin

If he looks familiar, maybe you remember him from his days on the Harrisonburg High School soccer team. Dustin, a Harrisonburg native, returns home from Pennsylvania with a business management degree from Messiah College and extensive experience working for a top-three, national contractor.

The dynamic aspect of construction and seeing the process through each day is what Dustin loves most about his job. A true people-person, he believes a project’s success is directly related to building strong relationships with co-workers, subcontractors, and clients. Dustin places a strong personal value on working with honesty, so it’s no wonder his clients enjoy his professionalism, foresight, and leadership throughout his projects.

Though he’s no longer playing soccer, Dustin still enjoys time spent outdoors with his wife and two sons. You’ll often find him with a camera, snowboard, mountain bike, or attending local music festivals and relaxing to good music.

David Hughes

David Hughes

Estimator

About David

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.

Tammy Kestner

Tammy Kestner

Accounting Clerk / HR Coordinator

About Tammy

An active member of the Shenandoah Valley chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, Tammy has 20 years of construction industry experience with over half of those in HR. Tammy is a trusted resource for her understanding of employment law and advocate for her co-workers. Staying current in her field is a priority.

Outside the office, Tammy has a keen eye for decorating and spends her downtime hunting down antiques and other unique items from area shops and auctions. She also enjoys spending time with her three grown children, granddaughter, and two dogs—Daisy Duke and Dixie Chick.

Travis Layman

Travis Layman

LEED AP BD+C, Chief Estimator

About Travis

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.

Seth Lind

Seth Lind

Senior Project Manager

About Seth

Seth grew up in Jamestown, New York—the middle of the Snow Belt. In case you’re wondering, he likes the weather here better and says, “Snow is overrated.” Before making his way to Virginia, the project manager earned his B.S. in business from Ithaca College. Locally, Seth is on the board for the Harrisonburg Lions Club and like many of the Harman team, he is active in the local AGCVA chapter.

Seth takes the success of each project personally and gets great satisfaction in handing over a completed project to a satisfied owner, knowing he or she will come back to Harman for future building needs as well as refer Harman to others.

When Seth and his bride of 10 years aren’t chasing around their two young daughters, he likes to golf, fish, and do home projects.

Dwayne Martin

Dwayne Martin

Business Development

About Dwayne

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.

Tammy McKibben

Tammy McKibben

Staff Accountant

About Tammy

Tammy graduated from Mary Washington College and also obtained a Masters in Church Leadership from Eastern Mennonite Seminary. While working in accounting positions throughout her career, Tammy has also enjoyed serving in various roles in churches and currently is serving as the pianist for Olivet Presbyterian Church in Staunton. She enjoys the analytical side of accounting and putting all the accounting puzzle pieces together each month. Tammy strives to offer her best each day to her co-workers, modeling her work ethic from Ecclesiastes 9:10, “whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.”

Tammy is a native of the Shenandoah Valley and currently resides in Waynesboro with her husband. She has two grown children and an adorable grandson. When not at work, she enjoys playing piano, making music with her family, church activities, traveling, and attending concerts and plays.

Sandy Rohrbaugh

Sandy Rohrbaugh

Project Coordinator

About Sandy

A newer member of the Harman team, Sandy is both focused and creative, catching on quickly to her responsibilities.

Married with an elementary-aged son, Sandy enjoys swimming and playing tennis, though she doesn’t get to do either as much as she would like. An avid reader, Sandy’s creative side comes out through her writings. She even won $100 after pitching a show idea for Supernatural! She’s a huge fan of the television series.

Becky Simmons

Becky Simmons

Office Manager

About Becky

If you’ve stopped by our Harrisonburg office anytime over the past three decades, you’ve likely been greeted by Becky. “The people I work with,” are what has kept Becky here for all these years.

Becky is known around the office for her strong work ethic. When she’s not busy keeping everyone here in line, Becky enjoys spending time with her husband and three cats, shopping, working with flowers, and doing yard work.

Donnie Smith

Donnie Smith

CAD Technician

About Donnie

With his degree in architectural drafting, Donnie joined Harman in 1998. “Seeing a completed job that I produced the drawings for is rewarding,” he says. Donnie is task focused and often hears it is a pleasure to work with the design department.

Outside the office, he likes hunting, fishing, and playing softball. Donnie also enjoys spending time on the lake with his wife and his dog.

Ryan Strite

Ryan Strite

Business Development Manager

About Ryan

Ryan joined Harman in 2004 as a project manager before switching to business development seven years later. His past experience managing projects strengthens his ability to help clients put together projects that are well thought out. In his current role, Ryan often hears that he makes the planning process easy—helping communicate and set attainable and realistic expectations.

Ryan graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a B.A. in business administration and is a member of the Rockingham/Harrisonburg Chamber of Commerce, Augusta County Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the lay leadership committee at New Beginnings Church.

During college, Ryan studied in Guatemala and Cuba for a semester. He also spent a summer as an Alaskan fishing guide, so it’s no surprise he is an avid sportsman spending his free time fishing, bow hunting, and playing any type of team sport. Ryan also enjoys time with his wife and two small children.