W.M. Lyles Co. actively seeks one-time and ongoing partnerships with public and private agencies and firms. In addition to the traditional Design Bid-Build (DBB) methodology, W.M. Lyles Co. has engaged in partnerships with owners and designers to successfully complete projects using Design-Build (DB), Design-Build-Operate (DBO), and Design-Build-Operate-Finance (DBOF) methodologies.

W.M. Lyles Co. believes strongly in using the Design-Build approach to successfully lower costs for our owner partners. See below for the benefits of partnering with W.M. Lyles Co. for your next project using a Design-Build approach.

  • 4.5% – 13% lower overall costs as compared to Design Bid-Build
  • 23% – 33% faster project completion
  • 1.6% construction cost growth (median) vs 3.6% for Design Bid-Build
  • 38% projects finish on or below budget vs 20% for Design Bid-Build

Please note that all projects may not benefit from a Design-Build approach. Let our industry experts help you decide which approach is best for you.

The West Kern Water District has worked in conjunction with the W.M. Lyles Co. for over twenty years. We have found them to be professional in every aspect of water works construction. Our experience has included consultation on design, construction management, prime and sub-contracting services on projects ranging up to $30,000,000. Honesty, integrity and quality work sum up West Kern’s association with W.M. Lyles Co.
Jerry Pearson, General Manager – West Kern Water District
…without the pre-construction planning that W. M. Lyles Co. provided to our engineers and the on-site coordination of the utility construction, we never would have opened this facility on the target date.
Philip Adams, Tejon Ranch Company
I’ve been doing business with WM Lyles for 20 years. I have confidence in their ability to construct a good project that is on time and budget. Their management team is highly professional and responsive.
Harry O. Starky, General manager – Berrenda Mesa Water District
W.M. Lyles Co. has constructed on the order of $150 million worth of water conveyance and storage facilities for the Semitropic Water Storage District for the past 35 years. This work has been in developed farmland and the District considers their team as top-notch professionals and rank as one of the top contractors performing this kind of work because they do quality work at competitive prices with minimum inconvenience to farmers.
Will Boschman, General Manager – Semitropic Water Storage District
From the pre-construction meeting to the final walk through, W. M. Lyles Co. and its employees demonstrated the utmost in professionalism and cooperation. The project was completed as scheduled with a final product exceeding my highest expectations.
David Hardt, United States Department of the Interior, Fish & Wildlife Service