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Team Spotlight – Dustin Harper

Here at Harman we are privileged to have such a great team of people working for our clients. Once a month we highlight one of our team members so that you can get to know them a little bit better.

Dustin Harper

This month the spotlight falls on Dustin Harper – Senior Project Manager 

Dustin came to Harman in June of 2015 and works as a Senior Project Manger, handling scheduling, budgeting, contract management, field coordination with job supervisors and working directly with the clients through the project experience.  Prior to his work at Harman he worked for a top three, national construction company that helped renovate homes for soldiers on various military bases around the United States.

What have been some of your favorite projects with Harman? Why?

One of the first big projects I worked on for Harman was the Plow & Hearth project.  It wasn’t your typical commercial build, but was a multi-use site with warehouse and office space and had some really cool industrial design features throughout.

What have you come to appreciate and value about working with the team at Harman?

I really appreciate the people at Harman.  Despite the typical stresses, deadlines and issues that come with any job the Harman team works well together to overcome the challenges that come.  I know that if I need to work through an issue or a problem I can go to the team and have a real conversation and work to come up with a solution.

What other life experience have you had that helps you in your job today?

From an early age I worked in my family’s business.  I learned a lot about working as a team and working with the customer.  I learned that relationship building is vital to fostering a good relationship with customers and co-workers alike and that it is key to working through problems.  I also learned the value of hard work and how to lead by example to those around me.

Outside your Harman work, what other things do you enjoy in your down-time?

I love spending time with my family, playing soccer at EMU with my son, time spent outdoors hiking and mountain biking.

To read Dustin Harper’s full bio or to contact him – Click Here

Team Member Spotlight – Nancy Bowers

Here at Harman we are privileged to have such a great team of people working for our clients. Once a month we will be highlighting one of our team members so that you can get to know them a little bit better.

Nancy Bowers Harman

Nancy Bowers – Director of Finance

This month the spotlight falls on Nancy Bowers – Director of Finance at Harman Construction.  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.

Here are a couple questions we asked Nancy about her experience at Harman and why she believes Harman is a great place to work and a great company to do business with:

What is your role at Harman Construction and how does it relate to its employees and clients?

I have been with Harman for 18 years.  I am in charge of the accounting department, its staff and the overall ebb and flow of the department.  As an accounting staff we work diligently to make sure our reporting is clear and sound so that the Harman team, out on the field and those working with our clients, can do their jobs well.

What is the most favorite part of your job? 

I really enjoy the reporting aspect of my job.  I love the challenge of finding the most efficient way to accomplish a task and then putting it to work for Harman.  For example, We just implemented an accounts payable paperless routing system in the accounting office.  It is more efficient for the staff and provides a quicker turnaround of information to the Harman team.

What have you come to appreciate/value about working on the team at Harman?

I really appreciate and value the people at Harman.  I also appreciate that the owners of Harman stand firm in their Christian values which in turn create a great culture in which to work.  We have an excellent team that is talented and professional, not only in their roles at Harman, but out in the community as well.

What other life experience have you had that helps you in your job today?

My time in the military really helped me learn the importance of team work and that there are a lot of different ways to accomplish a task.  The time I spent traveling internationally with the military also allowed me to work with a variety of different cultures and people, which I believe helps me in my work today.

Outside of Harman, what other things do you enjoy in your down-time.

I love spending time with my family and with my grandchildren.  Being married to a Pastor Husband, we are both busy in the life of our church.  I also like to play the piano occasionally and work in my flower garden.

To read Nancy’s full bio or to contact her – Click Here.