Our Team

Karen Rutherford


Karen has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. As General Manager for Down Under Construction, a Hylan Company, Karen is responsible for overseeing the project management operations from the bidding process to the project close-out phases. In addition to these responsibilities, she manages all aspects of job cost reporting and analysis. Karen also takes on roles outside of her normal job duties and often assists other departments with process improvements for job cost reporting.

Prior to joining Down Under Construction, Karen worked for OSP Consultants as Supervisor of Field Office Integration for a $75 Million Dollar turnkey project.

Scott Williams


An industry veteran, Mr. Williams is responsible for Operations, Business Development, Estimating, and Project Management. Mr. Williams manages long-term projects and develops new clientele. Mr. Williams works closely with DUC’s clients to ensure that all contractual deliverables and obligations are met by DUC. His responsibilities also include preparing all documentation and backup for invoicing, as well as tracking DUC projects from a job-costing perspective.

Prior to joining Down Under, Mr. Williams spent five years with OSP Consultants where he reported directly to the ownership and served as a job-costing manager for the construction division. As a project manager he was responsible for all WMATA projects and currently heads up Down Under’s WMATA division. At OSP his duties included job costing, invoicing, accounts receivable work, and monthly closings on budget-to-actual performance.Mr. Williams is WMATA certified, CSX certified, and MTA Certified and has extensive knowledge of the tunnel systems of Washington, Baltimore and Atlanta. He received his BBA in Management from James Madison University.

Lilesh Kale


Lilesh, majored in Civil Engineering, has been with Down Under Construction for 11 years serving senior estimator and project manager and brings over 16 years of experience in the construction industry. Lilesh’s project responsibilities include but not limited to coordination and overall development of the entire project from pre-construction services to closeout documents, providing budgets, estimating with On Screen Take Off, qualifying bids, proposals, procurement of subcontractors and materials, project scheduling, purchase orders, direct liaison with clients, submittal processing, monitor and coordinate work performed by the field staff and subcontractors ensuring that project operations are in compliance with design specifications and maintain project schedule and budget, change orders, invoicing and cost tracking.

Dan Michelitch


Dan has over 14 years of construction accounting experience with Down Under Construction since he received his B.S. in Accounting from Towson University.

In this role he is responsible for the Accounting function of Down Under Construction, including cash, payroll, payables, human resources and the maintenance of accounting software.