What do you mean by automated exactly? I built a 10gal (sanke keg) all-electric (2x 5500w) HERMS system with two March pumps. These components are all controlled by BCS460, which controls liquor temps, recirculation, mash temp, boil, etc. I do have to manually mash my grains, change hose configs, open/close ball-valves, etc., but otherwise the "process" is fairly automated. Adding automatic valve control is certainly possible with a BCS (do a search on HBT), but pretty costly and in my opinion takes too much away from "brewing" (one man's opinion). You'll also find that even the big boys don't hardline everything, and instead use a diverter panel with large pump system.
Not sure this helps, but I do live in Colton (SW of PDX).