E. M. Scott General Contractor, Inc.
E. M. Scott General Contractor, Inc.

Our Team

E. M. Scott General Contractor's employees are highly-trained, experienced and dedicated to the success of our business.

Michelle Begue'

President/Safety Director



LEED Accreditied Professional

USF Alumni



Professional development

Michelle gained 2 years experience with E. M. Scott while working throughout high school and college as an administrative assistant.  She earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida in 1994 and went on to teach school.  She returned to E. M. Scott in 2001 and holds the office of Vice President, Administration,  is a state certified Building Contractor, and a LEED® Accredited Professional.  She is the company Safety Director and also performs project management and estimating.  Michelle is active in the community and performs a significant amount of volunteer work for elementary school students and her church.  She is a Member of National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), as well as serving on the ABC Carpentry Trades Committee.


Mark Scott

Vice President/Estimator



Fast Track Estimating

Over 35 Years of Experience



Professional development

Mark began his career with E. M. Scott as a carpenter in 1972, and before long began performing as foreman/superintendent on some of our most challenging jobs.  After 17 years in the field he moved into the office to perform estimating and project management.  He has a significant amount of experience in the telecommunications sector and his specialty is managing "fast track" projects.  His present duties are daily management and oversight of the corporation, estimating, and project management.  Mark holds an active General Contractor license in the state of Florida.



Chris Cosgrave

Chief Superintendent 



Certifications in:


Air Conditioning

Industrial Electricity


Heating & Solar Heating


Chris joined E. M. Scott as a superintendent in 2002, and has over 20 years experience in the construction industry. Chris offers a strong background in carpentry as well as mechanical work. His attention to detail and strong organization skills make him an asset to any project. He was awarded a beautification award from the Historic Society of the Town of Hyde Park, NY for the renovation and restoration of a commercial historical building in the hamlet of Staatsburg. Chris holds an A.A. degree, OSHA certification, and certifications in Carpentry, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Welding Stick 1, Industrial Electricity, Plumbing & Heating and Solar Heating


Ignacho Avila

Lead Capenter




Drywall Finishing


Door & Hardware

Steel Stud Framing



Professional development


Nacho has been working Construction since 1988- starting in California then all the way to Maui and Las Vegas. In 1995 he joined the Union and has worked on Convention Ceneters, Malls, Schools, Four Season Resorts, Casinos, High Rises and Hospitials- all the while picking up skill after skill.



E. M. Scott has had the pleasure of working with Nacho for almost 10 years. He takes great pride in all his work and pays excellent attention to detail. His fast-paced energy makes it difficult for some to keep up- Nacho is always willing and able to go above and beyond for all projects and we are lucky to have such a dedicated and skilled employee



Amelia Scott

Administrative Assistant/Project Coordinator



Red Team Software 

Prosoft- Gemini 

Word- Excel- Powerpoint


Professional development


Although Amelia has worked on and off at E. M. Scott since she was a little girl, in 2013 she became a full-time employee. Since her offical hire, she tends to all tasks both large and small. She will be the first one to greet you at the door, answer your calls and lead you in the right directon. Amelia is in charge of our online Bid System, putting together Close-Out Documents and assists the Accounting Manager with payroll, invoices and filing. 



Amelia graduated with an Associates in Science Degree with a Concentration in Couseling and Human Services. Her hands on experience in working with people of all ages has given her an upper hand in communication and problem solving. 

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