Our Team

Daryl Dunbar

PRESIDENT

As president since 1993, Mr. Dunbar leads DUC’s leadership for Business Development, Strategic Planning, and Operations. Mr. Dunbar has grown Down Under Construction from $200,000 to $17 million in annual revenues by bringing on such customers as AT&T, Level 3 (CenturyLink), VDOT, Equinix, DPR, various government agencies and other notable organizations in the communications and utility industry.

He has overall responsibility for operations with a specific emphasis in bidding and marketing. Mr. Dunbar’s background includes several years’ experience in electrical construction for military facilities, including satellite and navigational operations. He has supervised and worked hands-on with complete electrical system installations for submarines and destroyers. His strength is AC/DC electrical systems and components. He attended the Electrical Technical School of Nova Scotia and holds general contractor licenses in multiple states for electrical construction, highway/heavy, and communications.

Dave Kole

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Over 25 years of finance, operations and IT experience in the construction industry including Balfour Beatty, Centennial Contractors and OSP Consultants, Inc. Dave has an accounting degree and MBA/CPA (inactive) working for big-4 accounting firms early in his career.

Dave reports to the President and is responsible for overseeing the accounting and IT operations including monthly closings, budgets, projections and management and job cost reporting.

Scott Williams

CHIEF ESTIMATOR

An industry veteran, Mr. Williams is responsible for Business Development, Estimating, and Project Management. Mr. Williams manages long-term projects and develops new clientele. Mr. Williams works closely with DUC’s clients to ensure that all contractual deliverables and obligations are met by DUC. His responsibilities also include preparing all documentation and backup for invoicing, as well as tracking DUC projects from a job-costing perspective.

Prior to joining Down Under, Mr. Williams spent five years with OSP Consultants where he reported directly to the ownership and served as a job-costing manager for the construction division. As a project manager he was responsible for all WMATA projects and currently heads up Down Under’s WMATA division. At OSP his duties included job costing, invoicing, accounts receivable work, and monthly closings on budget-to-actual performance.Mr. Williams is WMATA certified, CSX certified, and MTA Certified and has extensive knowledge of the tunnel systems of Washington, Baltimore and Atlanta. He received his BBA in Management from James Madison University.

Lilesh Kale

SENIOR ESTIMATOR & PROJECT MANAGER

Lilesh, majored in Civil Engineering, has been with Down Under Construction for 11 years serving senior estimator and project manager and brings over 16 years of experience in the construction industry. Lilesh’s project responsibilities include but not limited to coordination and overall development of the entire project from pre-construction services to closeout documents, providing budgets, estimating with On Screen Take Off, qualifying bids, proposals, procurement of subcontractors and materials, project scheduling, purchase orders, direct liaison with clients, submittal processing, monitor and coordinate work performed by the field staff and subcontractors ensuring that project operations are in compliance with design specifications and maintain project schedule and budget, change orders, invoicing and cost tracking.

Karen Rutherford

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Karen has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. Karen reports directly to the President and is responsible for overseeing the project management operations from the bidding process to the project close-out phases. In addition to these responsibilities, she manages all aspects of job cost reporting and analysis. Karen also takes on roles outside of her normal job duties and often assists other departments with process improvements for job cost reporting.

Prior to joining Down Under Construction, Karen worked for OSP Consultants as Supervisor of Field Office Integration for a $75 Million Dollar turnkey project.

Rodney Ayres

DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION

Rodney directs on-site construction operations for Down Under Construction. Some of Rodney’s main functions include coordinating labor, equipment, and materials to maintain job schedules, managing crewmembers and subcontractors, working with the client’s on-site representative to meet goals, and reporting daily progress to DUC’s Project Managers. He is responsible for ensuring standards of building performance, quality, and safety are enforced and maintained. He has supervised the field operations for projects in highly congested areas like I-95 during the hot lane expansion, as well as at secure government facilities like Washington Headquarters Services and the White House.

Rodney has over 25 years of construction experience; he is a team player and earns respect and accolades from his peers in the industry continually.

Dan Michelitch

ACCOUNTING

Dan has over 14 years of construction accounting experience with Down Under Construction since he received his B.S. in Accounting from Towson University.

In this role he is responsible for the Accounting function of Down Under Construction, including cash, payroll, payables, human resources and the maintenance of accounting software.