Welcome to Hampton Roads Automation

Industrial Automation Engineering and Consulting

Hampton Roads Automation is an Industrial Automation (DCS, PLC, SCADA), Instrumentation, & Process Control Engineering / Consulting Firm with over 100 years of combined experience.  We offer a myriad of services in the Industrial Automation Engineering and Consulting realm.  We also offer Program Management services for entities that don’t have the in-house expertise.  Contact Us for more information.

"Automation Made Easy"

About The Firm

With over 100 years of combined experience and after 20+ years on the job together, we decided to offer our expertise to a greater audience with the goal of ensuring that your Industrial Control systems are efficient, optimized, secure, and are exceeding your operational needs.

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Who Are Our Customers?

HRA‘s primary customers are Public Utilities and Engineering firms that serve Public Utilities.

We specialize in:

Wastewater Treatment

Drinking Water

Interceptor Systems

Pump Stations

PRS (Pressure Reducing Stations)

Offline Storage Controls

Aquifer Injection Systems

Water Tower Controls

Water Pump

The members of the HRA team fully understand the vast importance of clean water.  The systems that we work on have a huge impact on the environment.  We take this responsibility very seriously.

Our Services

We offer a myriad of services, some of which are outlined below.

Industrial Automation Engineering & Consulting

From the field instrumentation to the DCS (Distributed Control System), PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), and/or SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) system and everything in between; we can design, troubleshoot, build, repair, install, upgrade, document, and maintain your ICS (Industrial Control System).

Electrical & Instrumentation Field Service

Everyone on our staff started their career as field E&I / I&C technicians.  If you are having problems with your instrumentation and control systems, we can solve your problems and get your systems back online.

Emerson Ovation DCS (Distributed Control System)

HRA specializes in the programming, engineering, installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of the Emerson Ovation DCS.


We have extremely in-depth experience with this particular brand of DCS.  We also have experience with the legacy WDPF and Westation systems.

Allen Bradley PLC (Programmable Logic Controller)

HRA specializes in the programming, engineering, installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of the Allen Bradley family of PLCs.

SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition)

HRA specializes in the VT SCADA platform, but we also work on other popular platforms, such as Ignition.

Click the button below for more information about our other services.

Why Choose Us

Experience and Education in the right areas are extremely important when considering a consultant firm.  Experience is the most important of the two, because the field of Industrial Automation is a field of study that takes years of hands on experience to properly master.

Look for several team members to have over 20 years of experience while also looking for the ISA-CAP (International Society of Automation – Certified Automation Professional) credentials combined with higher education.

Hampton Roads Automation was founded by like-minded individuals who believe that integrity is a cornerstone that must be part of everything that we do.

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Years of Experience
Automation Professionals
ISA Certified Automation Professionals (CAP)
Professional Engineer (P.E.)

Our Staff

Jennifer P. Duke
Chief Executive Officer
Kylie M. Trapani
Office Administrator
Ryan Duke, CAP, MSM
Principal Automation Engineer
Vice President of Finance
Wesley Fowler
Principal Automation Engineer
Vice President of Operations
C. Scott Emerson, P.E.
Principal Electrical Engineer
Engineering Department
Ron Trager
Computer Engineer
Engineering Department
Caitlynn A. Edwards
CAD Technician

Engineering Department

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