Scott Kilby

Chief Estimator

W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Company (Yates Construction)

part of The Yates Companies, Inc. who ranks among the top construction services providers in the nation. With annual revenues of approximately $2 billion and over 5,500 employees, the firm has the capabilities to provide a full range of construction services to clients both nationally and internationally. Yates has ranked among the top 50 construction service providers in all delivery methods (Construction Management, Program Management, General Contracting, and Design/Build) in recent years. These attributes make Yates one of the largest and most well respected corporations in the construction industry today.


 Tell us a little about what you do in your role at Yates.

As a Chief Estimator, I am responsible for all aspects of the preconstruction process, which involves working with the design team, trade partners, and vendors to find the most cost-effective solutions for our clients. 


Why did your company join our advisory board?

As one of the nation's top contractors, we always look for hard-working, highly motivated, and talented employees. The MSU BCS program does an excellent job of preparing students for a successful future in construction.


What piece of advice do you have for students

Take advantage of the opportunities provided by the BCS program and of the various internships and co-ops available. You will learn valuable skills that will prepare you for your career.  


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