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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.