Modular Building Institute

2014 Outstanding Achievement Recipient
Kim Coates

Kim Coates OA 2014Kim Coates is the owner of Coates Management Services in Elkhart, Indiana. His company performs construction project analysis, project bid preparation, project management and site supervision for modular building clients, including many MBI member companies.

Before forming his own company, Kim worked with Champion Home Builders in Troy, Michigan as Senior Construction Services Manager, and GE Modular Space/Modular Space in Wayne, Pennsylvania, also as Senior Construction Services Manager.

Kim also spent 15 years at Mark Line Industries in Bristol, Indiana, including serving as President from 1993 to 2002.

Kim Coates and Marty Mullaney

Kim has a long history in the modular construction industry, and perhaps the longest history with the association than anyone else. In fact, Kim participated in those early steering committee meetings in 1982 when a group of leaders were first considering forming this association. It is fair to say without people like Kim, we literally would not be here today.

Kim’s involvement with the association continued over the years including service on the Board of Directors of MBI from 2000-2002. Later Kim was instrumental in drafting and developing much of the training resource materials we now use in our Modular 101 conferences.

Kim has also assisted many times by presenting at MBI conferences and events. He’s gained a reputation as someone who can be counted on for his professionalism and industry expertise.

Kim Coates OA 2014

For information on MBI's Outstanding Achievement Awards, click here.

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