1940Frank Harman begins his career in business as he owns and operates poultry hatchery, equipment and farm businesses. The hatchery grew to become the largest in VA in the 50’s and 60’s.
1971Carl and Orden Harman decide to follow in their father’s entrepreneurial footsteps. They start Harman Farm Supplies and begin selling and installing buildings, grain bins, and feed equipment.
1980Harman begins to transition into a commercial builder, due in large part to the company’s strong relationship with Butler Manufacturing—a leading developer and manufacturer of metal building systems.
1985Harman Farm Supplies becomes Harman Construction.
1986Harman completes its first major shopping center, Market Square East in Harrisonburg.
1988Harman establishes a Design Department with a complete AutoCAD system by the end of the 80s.
1991Harman receives Butler’s prestigious “Career Builder” award—the first of three Butler awards during the decade.
1992HCI is awarded Northeast region “Builder of the Year” by Butler Manufacturing.
1993HCI constructs the $2.4 million dollar Seminary Building for Eastern Mennonite University. This project becomes the first of many projects successfully completed
1995HCI constructs the 135,000 square foot Packaging Services, Inc. project. This is the first of many “tilt-up” concrete projects completed by HCI.
1996HCI is awarded the Mini-storage “Builder of the Year” by Butler Manufacturing.
1999Harman surpasses the $20 million mark for annual volume.
2000Harman moves to its current office and warehouse facilities and Carl Harman serves as president of the Associated General Contractors of Virginia (AGCVA).
2001HCI surpasses 750,000 Square foot of Tilt-up Concrete facilities constructed.

HCI is awarded Regional “Hardwall Builder of the Year” by Butler Manufacturing.

2002HCI surpasses 1,000.000 s.f. of Tilt-up construction.

HCI introduces the “R-Steel” Wall Panel System to the Shenandoah Valley, and helps Butler Manufacturing launch the product nationally.

2003HCI is awarded Northeast region “Butler of the Year” by Butler Manufacturing.

HCI is awarded the highly sought after American Woodmark project, a 320,000 s.f. manufacturing facility. This $10 million project will bring 300 new jobs to Hardy County, West Virginia.

2004Harman is named Butler’s “Builder of the Year”—one of three more Butler awards for the decade.
2005V.P. Wayne Witmer begins a two year term as President of the Associated General Contractors of Virginia – Valley District
2006HCI is selected as a key partner in helping Merck complete a series of critical projects at the Elkton , Virginia facility. This series of projects, started in 2006 and continued into 2008, totaled nearly $20M in value and helped Merck establish strategic initiatives on schedule.
2007HCI surpasses the $35M mark in annual volume.
2008The first of several Harman employees attains the USGBC’s LEED Accredited Professional status. The award and completion of four distinct hotel projects solidifies Harman’s position as the leading hotel and hospitality contractor in the Shenandoah Valley. Harman surpasses the $40 million mark for annual volume
2009Carl Harman, transitions into CEO role and names Wayne Witmer the new company president and COO.
2010HCI completes the $15.5M Hahn Medical Center, a 3-story, 87,000 sf medical office building located on the new campus of Rockingham Memorial Hospital.

HCI surpassed the $25 million level for career sales volume with Butler Manufacturing.

2011Harman Construction celebrates 40 years of service.
2012Harman earns the Gold Award for Safety from The Virginia Contractors Group Self-Insurance Association (VACO)
2013Harman earns VACO’s Bronze Award for Safety
2016Harman President Wayne Witmer is asked to serve on the Butler building systems national advisory council.
2018Harman surpasses the $30,000,000 mark in career Butler sales.

Harman completes the beautiful new $25,000,000 corporate campus for the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative.

2019Harman Construction Inc transitions into an employee owned company. The transaction to purchase the company from founder Carl Harman was completed on April 30, 2019.
2020Harman breaks ground on the new Bowman Andros processing facility in Mt. Jackson, VA. This 155,000 sf design build project will be completed in the Spring of 2021.