Our Team

Jennifer Hobbs


Jennifer graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Admininstration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.

Mike Hobbs

Vice President

Michael graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Construction Management from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.

Robert “Joby” Hawn

Operations Manager

Joby joined us in 2010 with 15 years of experience in the construction industry. He has 6 years specializing in forming and placing all aspects of residential and commercial concrete.

Joby has certifications in the following:

  • OSHA Competent Person
  • OSHA Trench Excavation and Confined Spaces
  • Certified Pervious Concrete Contractor from NRMCA
  • ACI Concrete Flatwork Technician from American Concrete Institute
  • Level II Certification Erosion & Sediment Control/Stormwater Certification for NCDOT Projects from NCDOT

Rob Ziglar

Project Manager/Estimator/Marketing

37 years experience in heavy highway, commercial, residential & industrial site development and ready mix concrete production & placement; provides research and development for future projects; coordinate and organize direct general contractor relations; implement company personal and equipment to projects; estimate, cost analysis and change order procurement; perform project negotiations and contract implementation; execute contract billings & collections and maintain quality customer/client service.

Joe Williams


Joe returned to East Coast Contracting, Inc. in October 2008 with 27 years of utility construction experience. Fourteen of those years he worked as a foreman. Joe has worked in North Carolina and Virginia during his long career.

Joe is certified and/or trained in the following:

  • Confined Space Entry
  • Trenching and Shoring
  • Competent Person
  • Coble Trench Safety Program
  • Hazardous Waste Operations
  • Emergency Response Worker Training
  • Adult and Child CPR
  • U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
  • Construction Quality Management for Contractors

Troy Taylor


Troy joined East Coast Contracting, Inc. in February of 2014.  Upon graduating GTCC in 2004 with an Associates Degree in Architectural Technology, he went directly into the Site work and Utility field.  He now has over 9 years of experience Estimating and 5 years of experience in Project Management.  Throughout this time he has overseen a wide range of projects including Commercial, Residential and Institutional job sites. In addition to this he also constructs 3D models for GPS machine control.

Susan Burgess


Susan joined us March 2018.  She has an Associates Degree in Civil Engineering Technology.  Susan has worked for 26 years in the field of design engineering for the public, private and construction industries.

Paula Shreve

Assistant Project Manager

Dawn K. Welsh

Contract Specialist