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Department of Construction Management






Syed M. Ahmed

David L. Batie

Department of Construction Management


Steve Barber
Sales Manager

Sears Contract, Inc.

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R. Scott Cooper
Marketing Manager

Caterpillar, Inc.

 For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2011 sales and revenues of $60.138 billion, Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company also is a leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services and Progress Rail Services. More information is available at:

Terrance C. Coakley  
Chief Executive Officer

Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc.

 Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc. is a privately owned firm established in 1961, and is regarded as one of the preeminent contractors in the greater Washington/Baltimore region. The leadership of the firm is stable, cohesive and accessible. Coakley & Williams is consistently ranked among the largest regional Contractors by the Washington Business Journal and is also ranked among the Top 400 Contractors and the Top 100 Design/Builders in the nation by Engineering News Record.

Richard Donnelly
Executive Vice-President

Eddie Williford

Gregory Poole Equipment Company

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Clifton H. Edwards, III

CHE Mid-Atlantic, Inc.

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William H. Farrior, Jr.

Farrior & Sons, Inc.

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Rick Forrester
Vice President / Pre-Construction Services

Forrester Construction Company


Jimmy Hughes 
Vice President, Human Resources

Chris White
Dir. of Business Development

Barnhill Contracting Company

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Jay Hughes

Hughes Construction


Joey Hatch
Project Manager

Hamlin Roofing Company


  Brett Hardy
VP of Eastern

  Oldcastle Adams Products Company

Oldcastle Adams

Sam P. Hunter  
President & CEO

T.A. Loving Company

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Ron Cohn
Senior Vice President

Rodgers Building, Inc.

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Mike Kolakowski
President & CEO

KBE Building Corporation

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 Charles E. Lewis
Chief Financial


 E.R. Lewis Construction Company, Inc.
E. R. Lewis Construction Company, Inc. is the leading site work contractor in eastern North Carolina. We believe that with integrity and perseverance we can accomplish anything and our reputation for on-time, on-budget site preparation, utility contracting, excavation and paving is a reflection of that belief. We are an industry leader because we provide all of the services you need leading up to building construction, all without the headaches that slow jobs and raise costs. E.R. Lewis Construction offers comprehensive site work services such as grading, excavation, site utilities, demolition and hauling, as well as electrical work, paving, landscaping, site lighting, irrigation, fencing, dumpster pads and other construction services. In addition, we are one of the few construction companies in North Carolina that holds Commercial Building, Public Utility and Highway licenses. This allows us to work for you as both an Unclassified General Contractor and an Unlimited General Contractor to expedite your project and deliver on time.

John L. Lomax

Lomax Construction Company

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Robert “Bill” W. Moore

Rutherfoord, Inc.


Cleve Paul

D.S. Simmons

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David M. Perry

Goldsboro Builders Supply Co., Inc.

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John C. (Skip) Plate
Senior Vice President / Bond Manager

USI DC Metro


Robert N. Ponton  
Northeast Div. Manager

Barrett Paving Materials, Inc.

 Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. is a heavy highway construction company with a vertically integrated value chain, which includes: quarries, sand and gravel operations, asphalt cement storage terminals, asphalt manufacturing facilities, asphalt paving, complete infrastructure services, and resurfacing and pavement preservation materials and services.

Kevin Rawls
General Manager



John Rogers

Woolems Incorporated

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Sam Sasser

Construction Managers, Inc.

 Construction Managers, Inc. is proud to be a veteran owned and operated small business in eastern North Carolina. Many of our trade contractors are also veterans. We meet the needs of local veterans by designing and building quality, affordable homes. Commitment to excellence and efficiency has established Construction Managers, Inc. as one of the leading design - build construction management firms. Our services include construction consulting, estimating, scheduling, and expert services in construction claim administrations for both commercial and residential. Construction Managers, Inc. professional construction management control process for medical facilities, luxury homes, and retirement communities has made us one of the most selected construction management firms in the Eastern United States.

Bill Seyler
Senior Project Manager

Bovis Lend Lease

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J. David Stike
Vice President

Sanford Contractors, Inc.

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E. Travis Stone, Jr.

Aliana Development Co.

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Lawrence Ed Tipton, II

Tipton Builders, Inc.

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Scott Winstead 


 FMI is the largest provider of management consulting, investment banking and research to the engineering and construction industry. We work in all segments of the industry providing clients with value-added business solutions.

Travis Merritt
Vice President

Merritt Piping & Fabrication, Inc.

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John T. Bell

John T. Bell Co., Inc.


Hunter Blount
Vice President

Home Builders Supply, Inc.


Taylor Carr   
Estimator/Project Manager

S.T. Wooten Corporation

 With an emphasis on safety, quality and productivity, S.T. Wooten Corporation provides both construction materials and services across central and eastern North Carolina. The company produces asphalt and ready mix concrete and offers heavy highway construction, grading, utilities, structures, concrete construction, asphalt paving, design-build, and commercial and residential construction. A private, family-owned business, S.T. Wooten celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2012. Headquartered in Wilson, N.C., the company counts more than 900 employees. S.T. Wooten Corporation is a winner of the Sheldon G. Hayes Award and a three-time winner of the Carolinas AGC Pinnacle Award.

Jason Haralson
Vice President

Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.

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Carl Hirrlinger, Jr.
Vice President

James G. Davis Construction Corporation

 James G. Davis Construction Corporation is a progressive, employee owned, award winning general contractor that provides construction services in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland. Founded in 1966 the firm has earned a position of leadership within the Washington Metro Area construction industry. As a large regional general contractor DAVIS operates in and is recognized as a leader in many market sectors including commercial base building, commercial interiors, commercial build to suit, high rise residential, mixed use, education, healthcare, technical and specialty use type projects. We offer our clients preconstruction, design-build, construction management and general contracting services and are often honored to team with them at the initiation of the design phase to help cost effectively shape their vision. Our projects are managed with an emphasis on team work and communication with an overall focus on safety, client satisfaction and quality. Successfully delivering on our commitments has allowed DAVIS to negotiate a significant component of our annual work with our repeat clients.

Shane Casey O’Connor
VP/General Council

Craig Construction Srvs., Inc

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Jason Pike
Senior Project Manager

Hardin Construction Company

 ABOUT HARDIN CONSTRUCTION: Celebrating 66 years of excellence, Hardin Construction Company, LLC is one of the nation’s leading construction services firms, providing unequalled expertise for projects of broad scope and complexity through its culture of integrity, innovation and opportunity. With capabilities in general construction, construction management, design-build and renovation, Hardin is a leader in green building and sustainable practices and is recognized nationally for its safety practices. Privately-held, Hardin’s has offices in Atlanta, Ga., Tampa, Fla., Orlando, Fla., Raleigh, N.C., and Austin, Texas.

David White

College of Technology and Computer Science