A Family of Engineering and Construction Services

About Us

ITAC is a family of engineers and constructors that excels at understanding the important aspects of your projects and defining the critical assumptions necessary to engineer, design, and build them. We serve numerous segments of the industrial and commercial markets including chemicals, tobacco, utilities and power, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, renewable fuels, and several others.  Whatever your project size or project budget, ITAC can serve as the single-source solution for all of your company's project needs. We render services for you that are reliable, efficient, and cost-effective.

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Sidney Harrison Jr.
Chief Executive Officer

D. Jon Loftis

Richard Starnes
Sr. Vice President
(804) 414-1126

ITAC Engineers & Constructors is a leading industrial services firm which unites design/build engineering and construction services with vertically integrated self-perform construction and sub-contracting services.


Sidney Harrison, CEO, founded ITAC in 1988 and is the visionary leader behind ITAC's rich 26 year history. Sidney graduated from the University of Virginia in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechnical Engineering. He is honored to be an esteemed member of UVA Engineering's Board of Trustees and is also a member of the Virginia Manufacturers Association, the Associated Builders and Contractors and the Virginia International Business Council. Recently, he has developed and implemented an innovative execution plan approach throughout ITAC in order to minimize human error and maximize efficiency. 


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 ITAC is dedicated to bringing its clients the latest in engineering and construction technology. From design to project closeout, ITAC's diverse and flexible team has the skills and expertise to efficiently execute every stage of a construction project to the customer's satisfaction. ITAC's headquarters in Chester, VA, boasts a 60,000 square foot office and a 26,000 square foot fabrication facility. Today, ITAC employs over 150 engineers, designers, and project and construction managers and over 175 self-perform electrical and mechanical personnel. 


Thanks to our superb leadership and innovative staff, ITAC is proud to be one of the strongest vertically integrated design/build firms in Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region. 


 The Bottom Line – Quality Assurance, Competitive Pricing, and Customer Service

Along with project safety, we demand of ourselves product and service quality, customer satisfaction, and competitive and efficient project execution. Our projects are engineering-led and construction-driven, ensuring quality in our design while minimizing the costs of engineering and maximizing the depth of our construction input.  We understand that quality must be both designed-in as well as built-in to our services.  At the same time, our costs and pricing allow us to thrive in a competitive environment such that we add new customers each year and expand our offerings across the mid-Atlantic region. 

 ITAC's capacity for project scope and size includes the small, single discipline project all the way to managing multi-million dollar turn-key design/build projects.  Our largest design-build project to-date is valued at $100MM; seventy-five percent of our day-to-day work, however, is with projects valued at $100,000 or less.

 We are open to discuss a wide range of project opportunities.  Please give us a call to learn more. 

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Kevin Howlett
ESH Manager
(804) 414-1158
As both an engineering and a construction company, our employees are exposed to difficult work environments every day of the year.  ITAC's top priority is personnel and project safety.  Our full-time corporate safety director sets the expectations by maintaining a safety-oriented culture at the front-and-center of our daily work processes. 

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Teresa Meade
Manager of Employee Services
(804) 414-1111


ITAC specializes in engineering and construction for industrial and advanced manufacturing clients, some of which are the world's largest brands and companies. ITAC is seeking motivated candidates for the positions listed below. To apply for one of these positions, please click here to complete an employment application and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Civil/Structural Engineering/Design

  • Civil / Structural Engineers (Chester, VA) with 7+ years experience
  • Civil/Structural Engineers (Raleigh, NC) with 11+ years experience
  • Civil / Structural Designers (Chester, VA) with 7+ years experience
  • Civil/Structural Designers (Raleigh, NC) with 7+ years experience
  • Civil / Structural Engineer Interns with 0-4 years experience

Mechanical Engineering/Design

  • Mechanical Engineers with 7+ years experience
  • Mechanical/Piping Designers with 7+ years experience

Process Engineering/Design

  • Process Engineers with 7+ years experience

Electrical/Instrumentation Engineering/Design

  • E/I Engineers with 7+ years experience             
  • E/I Designers with 7+ years experience

Controls Engineering/Design

  • Elect. Controls Engineers with 7+ years experience
  • Elect. Controls Designers with 7+ years experience
  • PLC/HMI Programmers with 5+ years experience

Project Management

  • Project Managers with 10+ years experience
  • Project Engineers with 10+ years experience
  • Project Scheduler with 10+ years experience

Pulp & Paper Engineering

  • Pulp & Paper Engineer 15-20 years experience

Construction Management

  • Construction Managers with 10+ years experience
  • Construction Engineers 10+ years experience
  • Construction Field Supervisors 10+ years experience
  • Electricians with 6+ years experience
  • Pipefitters with 6+ years experience 
  • Rigging & Millwright Professionals with 6+ years experience
    • General Foreman
    • Foreman
    • Leadman
    • Journeyman
    • Apprentice
    • Helper

Office Locations

  • Chester, VA
  • Chesapeake, VA
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Lugoff, SC & surrounding areas
  • Aurora, NC & surrounding area

ITAC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All hiring decisions are based on non-discriminatory factors without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, or status as a disabled veteran, newly separated veteran and other protected veteran. In addition, ITAC engages in affirmative action efforts, where appropriate, to employ, train and promote qualified minorities, women, the disabled, disabled veterans, newly separated veterans or other protected veterans. This organization participates in E-Verify. Background check, drug screening and a valid drivers’ license is required.

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Employment Hotline: 1-804-414-1287



At ITAC, we take our responsibility to the public and to the environment very seriously. We believe that it is our duty to give back to the community that has made us a successful company for the past 20 years.

ITAC and Habitat for Humanity (HFH) host Charity Golf Tournaments

Through the ITAC-HFH Charity Golf Tournaments, we have supported the construction of Richmond area homes for the underprivileged for the past fifteen years. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit ecumenical organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing from the world. It provides decent housing to partner families through no-profit, no-interest loans. Costs are kept down through the use of volunteer labor and donated materials. The mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity which builds more homes. In addition to mortgage payments, partner families invest "sweat equity" in building for HFH.

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