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Cary Lail
Vice President & Project Director

Cary Lail is Vice President and Project Director at McDonald York Building Company. He provides leadership, overall guidance, supervision and management to McDonald York’s construction project team. In his role, he oversees the construction of all projects; ensuring safety, appropriate staffing, quality of work and an end-product that fulfills the vision of every client. Also, as a member of the Leadership Team, Cary is actively involved in the company’s strategic planning.

Cary began his career with McDonald York in 1997, rising through the ranks from Field Engineer, Project Engineer, Project Superintendent, Project Manager and Senior Project Manager prior to his current role as Vice President and Project Director. He has obtained over 23 years of industry knowledge and experience in all types of commercial construction including Life Sciences, Corporate, Office, Medical, Retail, Multi-family and Industrial Facilities.

A team player, Cary holds an excellent track record of strong working relationships with owners, architects and engineers which has resulted in years of successful construction experiences. He has a passion for building, and his meticulous attention to detail allows him to excel at generating unique construction ideas and solutions.

Cary is a licensed General Contractor in North Carolina. He has his EIT Certification in Civil Engineering and is also a LEED Accredited Professional. Cary is also a graduate of Leadership Raleigh Class 24.

When outside of the office, Cary can often be found with his wife, watching their daughter and two sons’ athletic endeavors. As time allows, he enjoys tinkering with woodworking, offshore fishing and an occasional hunt.

Cary graduated from North Carolina State University’s College of Engineering with a degree in Civil Engineering – Construction Option.