Van Tilley

Colwill Engineering Vice President


Van is responsible for estimating, marketing and pre-construction services. A leader in Central Florida construction industry with deep-rooted electrical expertise, he has served on the Board of Directors of Associated Builders & Contractors and many other community associations.

Project Experience

Estimated Projects for the Government and Private Sectors with single projects exceeded $40 million. Pre-Construction Services on many Design Build and Design Assist projects, including the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando ($15 M), Gaylord Palms Hotel in Orlando ($42 M), Universal Studios Parking Garages that exceeded 10 million square feet ($22 M). A 2500 bed (4) Buildings, Three Parking Garages, Infrastructure for UCF Student Housing Facility and Knights Plaza ($20 M). UCF Performing Arts Complex ($4 M), Thirty Two Story  Dynatech Office & Apartment  project ($5 M), Lockheed Martin Laser Tower, The Tallest Two Story Building in Florida ($1.5 M) and The Orlando Utility Commission(OUC) 6MW Solar Facility ($3M),Hotels, Office Buildings, Schools, Disney World and Universal Studios,2014 ($28M) Citrus Bowl Renovation, 2015 ($49M) Orlando Airport Work and private sector work.

Professional Experience

  • Tri City Electric
    - March 1980 to November 1984
    - Apprentice
  • Tri-City Electric
    - November 1984 to February 1986
    - Estimator
  • Tri-City Electric
    - February 1986 to June 1998 Senior
    - Estimator
  • Tri-City / Encompass
    - June 1998 to September 2002
    - Estimating Manager
  • Palmer Electric Company
    - October 2002 to December 2006
    - Owner/Vice President of Estimating
  • Palmer Electric Company
    - January 2007 to December 2009
    - Owner / Vice President of Commercial Division
  • Palmer Electric Company
    - January 2010 to February 2012
    - Owner/Executive Vice President of all Operation Including Service, Special Projects, Commercial, Residential, Multi-Family and Systems Divisions
  • Bright Future Electric
    - March 2012 to March 2013
    - Vice President of Orlando Estimating
  • Morton Electric Inc.
    - April 2013 to May 2016
    - Preconstruction Services
Graduate from Seminole High School. Career is supported by the completion of a four-year electrical apprenticeship training program in Florida, and construction management courses at Clemson University’s Business Management Academy, Jefferson Davis Community College, ABC Leadership Program and FMI Leadership Program and numerous other Fails Management seminars. Accubid Estimating Program for 23 years.
Years of Experience

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