Front Royal, VA - We introduce the opening of Harken-Reidar, inc. which began operating in February, 2009. The newly formed company is based in Front Royal, Virginia and offers infrastructure and land development solutions nationwide. Harken-Reidar provides civil design, surveying and construction solutions comprising implementation, training and education on Autodesk, Bentley and Carlson products. The sales and training staff consists of internationally experienced Registered Professional Engineers and Licensed Land Surveyors, all of whom have over 20 years of experience worldwide.

The company is the founding member of Carlson College and offers training on the complete line of Carlson Software products for Civil, Survey and Construction. Harken-Reidar is a pioneer in focusing its Autodesk Authorized Premier Training Center to serve Civil 3D users nationwide. The company’s staff has been training on Civil 3D since its inception and has traveled the world implementing it. Their 5th book entitled “AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010: Procedures and Applications”, is being published by Prentice Hall Publishing in April, 2009. Harken-Reidar brings additional services to the industry as a reseller for Carlson Software products nationwide and as a solutions provider for Bentley Systems on InRoads, GeoPak, Powercivil and MicroStation. The company is led by Harry O. Ward, PE, who was Vice President of Carlson Software in charge of the Civil Engineering Division and Carlson College. Harken-Reidar also provides consulting on corporate re-engineering, 3D machine control data prep, 3D modeling, forensic graphics, visualizations and CADD related issues to compliment and support the entire life cycle of the business of Land development and Infrastructure.

"In this new endeavor, I see enormous potential to build upon our decades of experience and serve our industry as a one-stop shop for unbiased expertise. No one knows the industry’s technologies better than we do and we know how to communicate that knowledge to you! This is evident in some of our very timely and unique technical courses offered in this era of 3D/GPS Machine Control and infrastructure development such as Data Prep for 3D/GPS MC, 3D Grading & Modeling and Plan Production. I invite you to explore our company’s full capabilities. If your current solutions aren’t as productive as you wish, call us for a better solution." says Harry Ward.

About Harken-Reidar, inc.: The company was originally formed in 1991 as OutSource Inc. and was renamed Carlson College in 2006 specializing in technical CADD training. In February 2009, we expanded into hardware and software sales and rebranded the company as Harken-Reidar. The firm provides a new resource for the Civil, Survey and Construction industry with its staff of civil engineering, surveying and construction experts. Please contact us and visit