Congratulations to Chamberlin’s very own Lyle Coston and Adam Matthys on receiving The Associated General Contractors of America’s Excellence in Leadership scholarship awards.  Mayor White presented the awards to Lyle and Adam. Both are project estimators at Chamberlin and are pursuing their Bachelors of Science in Business Management at The University of Phoenix, Houston campus.

After the ceremony Lyle and Adam expressed their gratitude to the AGC: “We would like to thank the members of the Excellence in Leadership Committee for helping young people like us achieve our goals of becoming leaders in the construction industry.” The Excellence in Leadership Forum began awarding scholarship money in 1996 and as of 2004 has provided over $100,000 in scholarship funds to 41 students pursuing degrees related to careers in construction.

After two years of studying Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Lyle Coston followed his desire to pursue a career in construction.  The common sense nature of construction had always been an attractive option, so Lyle began working in a field operations position with a small waterproofing contractor in Austin.  In fairly short order Lyle was offered a position in the office developing estimates and managing projects.  When the opportunity came nearly four years ago to join Chamberlin in the estimating department, Lyle jumped at the chance.  Lyle’s knowledge has continued to grow in Chamberlin’s waterproofing and caulking business as he has become involved with many larger, more complicated projects including the UT MD Anderson Ambulatory Clinical Building project and the Federal Inspection Services Superstructure at Intercontinental Airport Houston.

Adam Matthys’ story is similar to Lyle’s in that he also left college initially to become involved in construction and worked in operations for a small waterproofing contractor.  Adam joined Chamberlin over three years ago, and, at a very young age, was given the responsibility of managing projects.  With many successful projects under his belt, including the Galleria expansion and the Inn at the Ballpark, Adam was promoted to an office position where he could put his firsthand knowledge and experience with a variety of waterproofing systems to work as an estimator.  Adam humbly acknowledges, “The AGC Excellence in Leadership scholarship boosted my confidence level and reinforced my goal of finishing my formal education.”