The Southeast Division of Graycor Construction Company has promoted Scott Skala to Vice President, Brett McMillan to Construction Manager and David Thomas to Chief Estimator. The recent promotions represent Graycor’s commitment to the development and advancement of its professionals and establishing key leadership as the company continues expanding in the Southeast.
“Graycor’s Southeast Division employs 25 full-time professionals. The Southeast market is in rapid growth mode, and we are well-positioned to achieve our growth strategy,” said David L. Wing, President of Graycor Construction Company. “Scott, Brett and Dave’s leadership roles have been vital to the success of our work in this region, and through these key promotions, we are pleased to recognize their efforts and dedication to deliver exceptional service to our clients.”
As Vice President, Skala will be responsible for directing the division’s overall strategic plan to meet established goals, achieving operational excellence and expanding Graycor’s Southeast presence in the commercial and industrial building markets. Skala joined Graycor as a senior project manager in 2001 and has 35-plus years of experience. He has been integral in developing Graycor’s portfolio in Manufacturing, Logistics and Distribution, Temperature-Controlled Food Processing & Storage, Retail, Corporate and Hospitality throughout the United States. Skala relocated from Chicago to open the Charlotte office in 2008 and has played a key role in positioning the firm for regional growth.
With more than 25 years of construction industry experience, McMillan joined Graycor in 2016 as Senior Project Manager. He has managed numerous cold storage addition and renovation projects, including a recently completed 325,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center expansion for Prairie Brookwood and Pactiv in Huntersville, NC. As Construction Manager, McMillan will continue to apply best practices while overseeing multiple project teams and growing Graycor’s client base in the Southeast’s Manufacturing, Logistics and Distribution, Temperature-Controlled Food Processing & Storage, Retail, Hospitality and Corporate markets.
Thomas, who joined Graycor’s team in 2015 as Assistant Chief Estimator, has provided preconstruction services including value analysis, conceptual budgets and bid proposals for regional and national clients. In his new role as Chief Estimator, he will lead and oversee estimating and preconstruction services for the Southeast Division, while utilizing his more than 10 years of construction industry experience.
Nationally, Graycor represents more than 97 years of building experience and employs more than 1,500 construction experts. For more than a decade, our Southeast Division has achieved an extensive portfolio of successful projects, including multiple projects for ALDI, Inc. throughout the U.S., Prairie Brookwood Pactiv Manufacturing Facility Expansion, Huntersville, NC; Waverly Retail Development, Charlotte, NC; Concord Mills Renovations, Concord, NC; Greensboro High Point Airport Marriott Renovation, Greensboro, NC; Bass Pro Shop, Cary, NC; Volkswagen Assembly Plant, Chattanooga, TN – the first automaker to achieve LEED Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council; and Polyplex Manufacturing Plant, Decatur, AL, which received the 2014 ENR Southeast Best Projects Merit Award in Manufacturing – just to name a few.