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    Dave Yates, VP of Operations

    Dave Yates

    VP of Operations

    Unlocking the power of technology in construction, Dave Yates is an established expert with over 30 years of experience in BIM and virtual design. With an unwavering focus on organization and cutting-edge technology, Dave aims to push boundaries and exceed industry standards. Passionate about sharing knowledge, he takes pride in mentoring aspiring professionals to elevate the field. As a seasoned manager, he thrives on improving processes and procedures to drive excellence within our executive team. Join Dave on this transformative journey as we shape the future of construction together.

    Lucas Malone - Director at Vigilant BIM & Construction Consultants

    Lucas Malone

    Director, Estimating

    Lucas is renowned for leading commercial and heavy civil construction projects with expert precision. His extensive expertise encompasses a range of areas including mechanical, plumbing, architectural layout, and design for semiconductors. A master at fostering team synergy and optimizing project efficiency, Lucas is your go-to for streamlined estimating and surveying tasks, ensuring client satisfaction through meticulous cost negotiation and change order management. Outside work, he’s an outdoor enthusiast and devoted father, eagerly anticipating a return trip to his family in Ireland.

    Victor Leyba - Director at Vigilant BIM & Construction Consultants

    Victor Leyba

    Director, Operations & Technology

    With over 15 years in BIM and process improvement, Victor is a foremost consultant in the A/E/C industry, adept at harnessing innovative technologies for optimal outcomes. Specializing in technology analysis and BIM implementation, he translates complex processes into actionable steps. Currently, he aims to develop an add-on application to further streamline industry tasks. Outside work, Victor cherishes family time and dreams of a Greek vacation, while honing his whistling skills.

    Jerry Douthit


    Currently, Jerry supports clients by establishing VDC programs, developing standard operating procedures and training programs that can be used to internally manage these projects. Jerry is consistently inspired by the opportunity within his role to grow, learn and help clients become better. On Jerry’s typical morning out of office, he can be found spending time with his dogs and enjoying a cup of coffee. He lives his life by the motto, we’re here to grow and not be stagnant and that has shown in his work ethic while at Vigilant.

    Chip Frizzell


    It takes a team to complete the large-scale projects that Vigilant does, and Chip is the Quality Department Manager, bringing decades of knowledge and experience to the team. He values improving communication on his team, investing in his personal development and supporting project development. In his spare time Chip enjoys traveling with his wife; and in fact, has only two more states left until they’ve visited all fifty. You might run into Chip reviewing contractor submitted safety plans, or doing a field walk at a property.

    Gilbert Martinez


    Gilbert is a high-energy and results-oriented Construction Manager who is inspired by helping others. With over six years of VDC experience and nearly two decades of blueprint and layout experience, he is versed in contract negotiations, project management, impending design problems, mechanical piping design, and strategic planning. Gilbert feels that each day on the job is eventful - never the same, which keeps the day exciting and encourages new team members to take it one day at a time and always hold themselves accountable. Gilbert is charismatic, outgoing, and honest. On his day off, you will find him hanging out with his son, golfing, or both.

    Richard Vickers


    Richard holds many certifications, more than a decade of experience, and a variety of accrued skills making him a diverse team member. On a daily basis, you can find him booked in meetings, delegating and managing contractors, and overseeing project estimates. Richard enjoys seeing each small success of a project grow to create the best possible finished product. When he’s not busy working, you can find him walking his dogs and working in his welding shop.

    Xavier Vigil


    Xavier prides himself on the high-quality work he’s learned, not only the past ten years in his trade but also his time serving in the US Navy. He’s a technologically savvy, problem-solving leader who doesn’t give up. As a key part of our Vigilant team, Xavier enjoys coordinating large teams, resolving project difficulties, and bringing innovative ideas that make the final product exceed expectations. When he’s not working, you can find Xavier enjoying a coffee with his wife while catching up on CBS Sunday Morning. Get to know Xavier during your next project with the Vigilant team.

    Celina Chairez


    Celina is Vigilant’s organization guru, she often can be found implementing organization within the team, operating procedures and physical surroundings. She’s persistent in her path to grow and establish herself as a dynamic part of Vigilant. In fact, her go-to motto is “keep your head down, and work hard”, which is displayed in her work ethic along with her determination to complete her Master’s Degree. Celina is inspired by building the future of Vigilant with her team. When she’s not booked in meetings, you can find her spending quality time with her family.

    Benjamin Chairez


    Benny is our Operations Manager that provides excellent organization, preparation, safety, and execution to our projects with 15 years of experience in management. He is also an accomplished Journeyman Pipefitter with more than 28 years of experience in the Construction and Semiconductor Industry. His experience includes many different areas such as high tech, nuclear, industrial, greenfield, and commercial projects. Benny finds teaching new and upcoming employees inspiring, he always tells new team members to “trust but always verify.” If Benny could describe himself in three words, he would say that he is honest, open, and giving. Benny truly believes in treating others how you want to be treated. When he is not working, he enjoys spending his Sunday mornings having coffee with his wife and often goes fishing on his days off.

    Andrew Garcia


    Despite wanting to be a professional football player when he was a kid, Andrew is now certified in construction trades and nationally certified as a mechanical drafter with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He provides the ability to deliver 3D and 2D modeling for large and small-scale projects. He can lead jobs from the beginning of construction management, design, fabrication, and installation so that all project needs are met. Andrew will help build client projects by ensuring quality and understanding customer needs. As a true jack-of-all-trades, Andrew is experienced in all aspects of project development, from design and engineering to production. He will advise on how to maximize resources, reduce risks, save of costs, and improve opportunities for success. He is a great team member focusing on innovation, sustainability, and collaboration. Andrew enjoys watching ESPN with a cup of good coffee when he isn't working.

    Michael Clark


    After watching his father, grandfather, and great grandfather’s careers as professional Pipefitters, Michael knew this was his chosen path from a young age. He has over 20 years of experience in pipefitter modeling, foreman, and leadership roles. He also has a passion for 3D design, building, and fabrication. Michael’s years of hands-on expertise combined with his computer-aided drafting skills to plan, design, and build everything from components to completed projects; makes him an asset to any project. Being an apprenticed Journeyman, Eagle Scout, husband and father of Four girls makes him ready for almost anything that comes his way. His advice to new team members would be to know what you are capable of and not to set limits for yourself - be willing to try something new.

    Ryan Rodriquez


    With 20 years of field/office experience in industrial and commercial piping and project development, he has gained the skills to manage projects in preconstruction analysis to determine profitability and efficiencies against estimates and actual project costs from start to finish. Ryan specializes in process design and estimation, mechanical and plumbing engineering, as well as hydronic designing. The best piece of advice he was ever given was to always do his best which is why he strives for perfection and is always looking for new ways to improve processes and procedures in his work life, and personal life. Ryan says his personal motto is “family comes first” and that is why he starts his workday with a “good morning” text to his wife, and when he is not working, he enjoys spending his time with his 3 sons.

    Vinnie Viliborghi


    As our results-oriented MEP Superintendent, Vinnie has an exemplary track record of success in safety, regulatory compliance, quality control, design, planning, and development. He has over a decade of experience in supervising and more than 25 years of experience in the plumbing and piping industry. The best piece of advise Vinnie has ever received is to be honest and straightforward and would describe himself as being loyal and unbiased. On his days off, you can find him outside enjoying yard work or relaxing at his cabin. Someday, he would love to visit Glacier National Park.

    John Montiel


    John is a plumbing, pipefitting, and BIM professional with 10+ years of experience in the industry. His expertise covers small commercial projects to large industrial projects. With his BIM skills, he can effectively manage projects and make better decisions. John is humble, hard-working, and understands that workforce + communications + professionalism = efficient production. From initial construction plans to the final stages of completion, John organizes teams and oversees the production of projects. He has been involved in many successful jobs over the years and has proved himself an asset to the Vigilant team.

    Michael Springer


    Michael is a journeyman plumber, pipefitter, and engineer software development with nearly 30 years in the field. He also has been working on CAD modeling and BIM (Building Information Modeling) for almost 5 years which allows him to be versatile. Michael feels that the most inspiring part of his job is to be able to design and build things with his hands. He would describe himself as loyal, honest, and dependable. He is a nature guy, and most people don’t know that he is quite the scuba diver.

    Catherine Margosian


    Catherine’s is retired from the Mayo Clinic and her career has encompassed various roles within the clinical setting as a laboratory technician, data manager and clinical professional. Before joining our team, her previous experience was as a customer service and billing representative. Catherine is customer service and detail oriented, able to multitask and work as a team player. When new employees come aboard, she encourages them to be their selves and to give it all they have. In her spare time, Catherine loves gardening and is also an 8-year piano playing veteran.

    Ty Christensen


    With over 25 years of construction-related experience, Ty offers a plethora of expertise in all aspects of construction and has successfully piloted each phase of a project. With ample field experience and time spent working in fabrication shops, He has developed a unique perspective to identify project hindrances before they arise, along with the technical knowledge to communicate such issues effectively. Ty’s approach to BIM projects stems from his passions and hobbies; whether it is a complex Lego build or a custom woodworking project, he believes success is a biproduct of a well-executed plan. Ty’s commitment to the U.A.’s Standard of Excellence, pride, and attention to detail have helped him complete numerous projects on time and within budget resulting in satisfied clients producing repeat customers.

    Kane Woodward


    Kane is a true CAD expert and top-rated pipefitter who gets things done. With over ten years of experience, he believes a good plan today will outperform a perfect plan tomorrow. He brings a keen attention to detail, engineering knowledge, and an extensive portfolio to the table. Kane's reputation for performance excellence and contributions to success has made him an invaluable asset to our clients in the bio-pharmaceuticals, semiconductor, and commercial industries. Kane is always trying to improve himself both personally and professionally and is currently prioritizing his professional speaking skillsets. Kane is an expert in problem-solving - either by talking to someone about the problem or how to solve it, he is your man.

    Ricardo Gutierrez


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    Chris Stevick


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    Michael Villa


    Michael is a professional steamfitter with over 15 years of experience in piping design and build, with a background in industrial and commercial piping installation and fabrication asset production. He has extensive knowledge of construction technologies such as Revit, AutoCAD, Recap, Scene, and Navis. As a fun and energetic reality capture specialist with a talent for record-breaking puzzle completion, he has the ability to see a client’s project completed before it starts. Michael offers a straightforward approach to any project from conception to completion. His attention to detail and focus on customer service make him a respected leader in the industry. Michael’s goal is to fully understand the business and be a more significant part of the industry’s progression and growth. He is always moving forward, planning, and learning more to implement his newfound knowledge in the next project.

    Arturo Vigil


    Arturo's expertise in proven semiconductor installation ranges from fabrication to assembly, providing a unique perspective on construction projects. With his track record of successful semiconductor installs, he can be your guide to more efficient projects. Arturo’s proven value and strong, long-standing working relationship with his customers, general contractors, and subcontractors have helped the Vigilant team on every project. He’s committed to accomplishing each job by providing high-level skills in tool installation, de-installation, and communication process improvements. Taking after his father as inspiration, Arturo works hard to remain on his chosen career path, always trying new things to be innovative, and open-minded, and will acknowledge he is listening to what you are saying with a friendly “good deal.”


    The Vigilant team has over 100 years of combined expertise in the services we offer. Assisting clients through our skills, knowledge, and experience, we are positioned to save you time and money by partnering with you on your project to verify third-party estimates, negotiate costs, and construct project required documentation and BIM and CAD assets. 

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