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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 & VP

As GM/VP 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.

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.

Jim Schultz

Southwest Division Manager

As Division Manager Jim supervises drilling and blasting operations to ensure that the customer's site plan specifications are met.  The Southwest Division provides services to the Charlotte area and reaches well into South Carolina.  Jim has over 30 years of experience in this industry and is able to manage the schedules and complicated projects that arise in that region of the county. 

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

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.

Victor Hedden

Magazine Supervisor

Victor 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.  

Denielle Bartlett

Secretary/Treasurer

Denielle has been with the company for over 16 years and has been responsible for Admin, Payroll and HR.  Her experience within our company make her a valuable asset to our team.

Joe Dobeck

Blasting Safety Coordinator

New to the company, Joe spent over 25 years in the Army as an EOD ( Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Technician, 16 of those being in the Special Operations community. He is responsible overseeing the blasters and blaster assistants for the entire company along with magazines.

Harold Byrd

Drill Operator Trainer

Harold spent over 17 years in the Marines and has over 22 years of experience in our industry all at East Coast.  He is responsible for educating new employees on how to operate and maintain our fleet of drills. He attended UNLV for Business Management. 

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.

Josh Dudley

Supervisor

As Supervisor Josh 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.  Josh has over 7 years of experience in our industry and comes from site work background so he understands the needs of our clients.

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.

James Weatherford

Supervisor

James joined our team as a hammer operator and worked hard to be promoted to an assistant project manager.  He then showed his ability to manage people and meet our customers' needs.  James has been a great addition to our management team as he looks after our contractors in the triangle area.

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