Setting the Pace for Performance

W. M. Lyles Co.’s staff consists of a number of highly skilled craftsman who are recognized as the elite of their specialties by industry and their peers. Our core strength is our people. We have developed experienced industry leaders who perform and do what they say they will do. Our leaders practice partnering with our clients by providing open dialog based on truth, honesty and integrity.

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CEO / Chairman of the Board


A Legacy of Progressive Leadership in Water and Wastewater Construction, Project Management and Design-Build

Stan graduated from Iowa State University in 1979 and became a registered civil engineer in 1983. Since joining Lyles, he has served in various positions including; Project Superintendent, Senior Vice President, Chief of Business Development, and his current role as President. Drawing from a wealth of knowledge acquired throughout a long list of complex water/wastewater related projects, Stan provides executive leadership from the Lyles Construction Group board to guide our company into the future with a focus on innovation and lasting success for our company.



Proven Management Skills with a Focus on Complex Water/Wastewater, Utilities, and Water Conveyance Systems

Ken’s career with W. M. Lyles Co. dates back to 1989. His extensive water/wastewater, utilities and water conveyance systems experience and project management expertise continues to be instrumental to the success of our Central Division. In his current role of COO, Ken employs his construction knowledge and expertise by coordinating with the Divisions and allocating the necessary resources statewide to support the company’s major projects. Ken is a graduate of California, State University Fresno with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management.

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Vice President / Southern Division Manager


Leadership with First Hand Experience in All Phases of Complex Environmental Water/Wastewater Projects

Since coming to Lyles as an intern from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management in 2003, Grant has been instrumental in the delivery of complex environmental water/wastewater projects. His experience includes all phases from pre-construction to closeout and includes projects utilizing both design-build and design-bid-build delivery methods. As Southern Division Manager, Grant applies his skills in project management, risk management, value engineering, CPM scheduling, and problem solving and experience with a wide range of delivery methods to provide experienced leadership to our Southern California team.

Vice President / Alternative Delivery Manager


A Career Focused on Water and Wastewater Preconstruction Services and Alternative Delivery

Joe began his career in the construction of public and private water and wastewater treatment facilities back in 2002. Since then, he has worked his way up through the ranks from Project Manager to Division Manager to his current role of Alternative Delivery  Manager and Vice President. Joe’s contributions to the advancement of Alternative Delivery projects continue to influence the direction of our company as we prepare for the future. As Alternative Delivery Manager, Joe draws from his expertise in project management, risk management, value engineering, estimating, and CPM scheduling to shepherd complex Design-Build projects from pre-construction to close-out. Joe is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management.

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Senior Vice President / Central Division Manager


From College Intern to Senior Vice President, a Career Built on Professionalism and Dedication to Successful Delivery of Water/Wastewater Projects

From college intern to Vice President and Central Division manager, Kevin’s professional growth at Lyles can be attributed to his expertise in utility work, underground piping, mechanical piping, water pumping, water conveyance, water and wastewater treatment, groundwater re-charge, sewer and storm drain installation. With a promotion to Lead Estimator in 2010, Kevin applied his expertise to provide leadership to estimates for project of varying size and dollar amount.  In his current position of Senior Vice President, Kevin oversees Project Managers, Estimators, and support staff for the Bakersfield and Fresno offices covering all of Central California. Kevin’s knowledge, experience, and professionalism are key to the success of the Central Division. Kevin is a graduate of California State University Fresno with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management.

Vice President / Northern Division Manager


Expertise in Project Management, Risk Management, and Alternative Project Delivery Methods

Since joining Lyles as a College intern in 2003, with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Northern Arizona University, the focus of Tony’s career has been the construction of water and wastewater infrastructure. Tony’s detail oriented approach includes a strong emphasis on organization and pre-planning, project management, estimating, CPM scheduling and alternative delivery methods.

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