Our team is committed to helping you go from concept to complete on time and within budget - all while maintaining a safe operation. Bring peace of mind to your project. Our team has the skills, experience, and resources to get it done right, the first time.

 

Our Team

Scott Carle

President & CEO

As Founder and President of East Coast Drilling & Blasting Scott oversees all aspects of estimating, equipment procurement and corporate operations.  His guidance ensures a high level of quality throughout the company and ensures timely delivery of projects.  Scott started working in this industry in 1979.  He worked in both underground and surface coal mines.  He then worked as a sales representative for a large mining equipment manufacturer prior to starting his own equipment sales company.  Scott founded East Coast in 1992 and moved the company to North Carolina in 1996 where it resides today.  He is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering.

Paul Cypher

General Manager

As General Manager Paul supervises all construction drilling and blasting operations.  He is in charge of our business development; as well as overseeing contract negotiations and billing.  With a background in site work Paul has a deep understanding of what our customers require and is able to help ensure we deliver our services on time and within budget.  He is a graduate of NC State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering and Management.

Michael Scharf

Treasurer/Secretary & CFO

As CFO Mike leads finance, accounting, and information technology on behalf of the company. In this capacity, he oversees all facets of treasury, legal, audit, insurance, and bonding.  Mike also handles all of the administration and corporate governance of our company ESOP.  He is a graduate of James Madison University, where he earned Bachelor’s of Business Administration degrees in Finance and Accounting.

Grant Culp

Production Manager

As Production Manager Grant ensures projects start and finish on time in a safe and productive manner.  Growing up in a family who ran a sitework business Grant has been involved in site work his entire life and his experience is invaluable.  His ability to think ahead and plan how we complete the work ensures that we meet our client’s schedules.  He is a graduate of NC State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources Management

Rodney Huffman

Western NC Divisional Manager

As Division Manager Rodney supervises drilling and blasting operations to ensure that the customer's site plan specifications are met.  The Western Division provides different obstacles due to many of the projects being located in the mountainous region of NC, TN, VA, and WV.  Rodney has 23 of experience in this industry and is able to manage the schedules and complicated projects that arise in that region of the county.

Chad Hiles

Shop & Service Manager

As Shop and Service Manager Chad is responsible for preventative maintenance, maintaining inventory of repair and wear parts, and repairs of the company's extensive fleet of heavy equipment which includes over 80 pieces of equipment and over 20 on road vehicles.  Chad has over 26 years’ experience in the drilling and blasting industry as a driller and mechanic prior to becoming our manager.

Jeff Kent

Regulatory Compliance Manager

As Regulatory Compliance Manager Jeff oversees all facets of regulatory compliance on behalf of the company. This includes safety, insurance, inventory control, and compliance with the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Homeland Security and Department of Transportation.  Jeff Kent attended UMASS Amherst and North Adams State where he studied Liberal Arts.

Marvin Alvarado

Supervisor

As Supervisor Marvin is responsible for managing the drillers, hammers and blasters for specific projects.  He is also responsible for laying out all of the shot patterns utilizing staking or one of our GPS systems.  He is in the field each day working hand in hand with our clients ensuring each project is done to our client’s satisfaction.  Marvin has over 12 years’ experience all at our company and is also bilingual.  Marvin started as a driller and worked his way up to trainer and then supervisor.

Steven Britton

Supervisor

As Supervisor Steven is responsible for managing the drillers, hammers and blasters for specific projects.  He is also responsible for laying out all of the shot patterns utilizing staking or one of our GPS systems.  He is in the field each day working hand in hand with our clients ensuring each project is done to our client’s satisfaction.  Steven grew up in a family owned drilling business and has 20 years’ experience in our industry.  

Paul Tison

Supervisor

As Supervisor Paul is responsible for managing the drillers, hammers and blasters for specific projects.  He is also responsible for laying out all of the shot patterns utilizing staking or one of our GPS systems.  He is in the field each day working hand in hand with our clients ensuring each project is done to our client’s satisfaction.  Paul has over 14 years of experience in our industry and comes from site work background.  

Kevin Gonyea

Crushing Manager

As Crushing Manager Kevin utilizes his 29 years of crushing experience to manage our crushing operations on multiple projects at one time.   He ensures that we set up all of our equipment in an efficient manor and creates a consistent product in a safe and productive manor.  Kevin was instrumental in selecting our state of the art crushers and stackers to ensure we keep up with our clients needs for various products.  

Steven Ackles

Estimator

As Estimator Steven is responsible for creating budgets and proposals for all aspects of drilling, blasting and crushing projects for Heavy Highway, Utility, and Residential/Commercial Projects.  Steven utilizes Agtek 4D to create accurate takeoffs and to perform value engineering for our clients to minimize costs.  He also oversees our test drilling operations.  He is a graduate of The Citadel, where he earned a Bachelor degree in Business Management.

Harold Byrd

Magazine Supervisor

As Magazine Supervisor Harold is responsible for overseeing our inventory of explosives at our magazine as well as job costing.  He ensures that we complete all compliance paperwork with regards to inventory and transportation of explosives.  He coordinates our blasters needs for different types of explosives and he ensures we have the explosives in our magazine.  Harold spent over 17 years in the Marines and has over 18 years experience in our industry all at East Coast.  He attended UNLV for Business Management. 
Please reload

Return to top

Postal Address
East Coast Drilling & Blasting, Inc.
PO Box 1436
Wake Forest, NC 27588
Corporate Offices
East Coast Drilling & Blasting, Inc.
481 Airport Road
Louisburg, NC 27549
Phone, Fax, Email
Phone: 919.570.0804
Fax: 919.570.5386
Email: info@eastcoastdrilling.com

© 2020 by East Coast Drilling and Blasting, Inc.