Gilbane

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Gilbane Inc.
Industry Construction Management, General Contracting
Founded 1873
Founder William H. Gilbane
Headquarters 7 Jackson Walkway Providence, RI
Number of locations

25+ Offices in the US

Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Illinois, California, Washington, Oregon, Texas, Missouri, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina
Key people
Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr. (Chairman )
William J. Gilbane, Jr. (COO)
Robert V. Gilbane (President of Development) Michael E. McKelvy (CEO)
Products Preconstruction Consulting
Logistics
Services Consulting
Revenue $4 billion (2007)
Number of employees
2,000(2009)
Divisions Green Building
Healthcare
Pharmaceutical
Biotechnology
Sports
Transportation
Aviation
Website [1]

Gilbane, Inc., based in Providence, Rhode Island, is a national construction and real estate development company. Founded in 1873 by William H. Gilbane and his brother, Thomas, it is a fifth-generation, family-owned business. As of 2015, Gilbane was the 93rd largest privately held company in the United States.[1]

History[edit]

Gilbane Building Company, originally known as William H. Gilbane and Brother, was founded in 1873 by William H. Gilbane and his brother, Thomas, as a carpentry and general contracting shop in Providence, Rhode Island.[2] The company first focused on building homes and later expanded to churches, hospitals and other buildings. William H. Gilbane’s sons, William J. Gilbane and Thomas F. Gilbane, joined the company as president and vice president in the late 1930’s. In 1943, Gilbane was awarded the Army-Navy “E” Award by Under-Secretary of the Navy, James Forrestal.[3] Gilbane expanded its services and formed the development of its sister company, Gilbane Development Company, in 1970. Gilbane Development Company concentrates on real estate development, financing, construction, operations, and management.[4] In that same year, William J. Gilbane Jr. and Thomas F. Gilbane Jr. joined Gilbane Construction Company.[5][6] In 2010, Gilbane acquired two separate companies: Innovative Technical Solutions, Inc. (ITSI), a California-based engineering and construction company on August 4,[7] and W.G. Mills Inc., a construction management company based in Florida on November 15.[8] Paul J. Choquette, III, a member of the fifth generation of the Gilbane family, became senior vice president of Gilbane, Inc. in 2013.[9] In 2014, William J. Gilbane Jr. became vice chair and director of Gilbane, Inc.[10]

In 2015, Gilbane Building Company named Michael McKelvy its president and chief operating officer. McKelvy was appointed CEO in 2016, succeeding Thomas F. Gilbane Jr., who remains at the company as chairman.[11][12] McKelvy is the first non-family member to hold those positions since the company’s founding in 1873.[13] As of June 2015, Gilbane has more than 50 offices within the United States and internationally.[14] Family Business Magazine ranked Gilbane as the 78th largest family business in the United States in 2009.[15] According to Engineering News Record, Gilbane Building Company was the 16th largest construction manager in the United States in 2015.[16]

Notable Projects[edit]

Certification & Partnerships[edit]

Gilbane Building Company has been a member of the U.S. Green Building Council since January 15, 1999.[33] Members of Gilbane Building Company are also board members of the Women Builders Council[34] and the ACE Mentor program.[35] On September 29, 2004, Gilbane Building Company formed the Gilbane Building Alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The alliance was formed to provide resources and training for employee safety.[36] In 2016, Gilbane Building Company proposed to OSHA a recommendation for on-site construction workers in New York State to hook into safety harnesses when they are working over six feet above ground. The proposal also recommended the use of two safety harnesses instead of the OSHA-required one. Gilbane claimed in its proposal that making these changes to their safety policy resulted in saving the lives of 20 workers on a project in Albany, NY.[37][38] Gilbane Building Company is a partner of Rebuilding Together, an organization that improves low-income housing.[39]

Recognition[edit]

Gilbane Building Company was recognized with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Annual Construction Safety Excellence Award program in 2013.[40] In 2015, Gilbane received the CURT Construction Industry Safety Excellence Award for General Building Contractors.[41] In 2015, Gilbane won the Associated Builders and Contractor National Excellence in Construction Award for General Contractors.[42] In 2016, two Gilbane projects won the AGC Alliant Build America Award.[43] Two additional international Gilbane projects won the Engineering News Record’s Global Best Projects Competition in 2016: the Kerry Global Technology and Innovation Centre in Naas, Ireland, and the Ministry of Defense Complex in Kabul, Afghanistan.[44]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gilbane on the Forbes America's Largest Private Companies List". Forbes. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Gilbane on the Forbes America's Largest Private Companies List". Forbes. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Built by Gilbane: Historical Timeline". Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Company Overview of Gilbane Development Company". Bloomberg. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "William J. Gilbane Jr.: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg". Bloomberg. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "McKelvy to become President and CEO of Gilbane Building Company". Virtual Builders Exchange. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "Gilbane Building Co. buys Calif.-based Innovative Technical Solutions Inc.". Providence Business News. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "Gilbane Building Co. acquires W.G. Mills Inc.". Tampa Bay Business Journal. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  9. ^ "Paul J. Choquette, III Named to Lead Gilbane Building Company’s Mid-Atlantic Business Unit" (PDF). Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "William J. Gilbane Jr.: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg". Bloomberg. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "McKelvy to become President and CEO of Gilbane Building Company". PR Newswire. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  12. ^ "Michael E. McKelvy: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg". Bloomberg. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  13. ^ "Gilbane appoints McKelvy first non-family president, COO". Providence Business News. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  14. ^ "Gilbane Building Company Breaks Ground on New Mixed-Use Project in Sarasota, Florida". Multifamily.Biz. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  15. ^ "The Family Business 100: America’s largest family companies". Family Business Magazine. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  16. ^ "ENR Top 400 Contractors". Engineering News-Record. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  17. ^ "Full text of "1964-65 New York World's Fair Groundbreaking and Dedication Booklets"". Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  18. ^ "Construction Progressing for ‘80 Winter Olympics". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  19. ^ "CONSTRUCTION OF THE WALL". Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  20. ^ "National Air and Space Museum Exhibition Guidelines" (PDF). Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  21. ^ "College Park will be site of archives building Facility will feature a research section". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  22. ^ "Happier Landings". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  23. ^ "Union Station Management Team Picked". The Washington Post. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  24. ^ "Robert F. Kennedy Main Justice Building". Building Design + Construction. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  25. ^ "World War II" (PDF). 
  26. ^ "Construction Team". Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  27. ^ "Gilbane gets Capitol Visitor Center contract". Washington Business Journal. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  28. ^ "Construction of Super Bowl hotel on schedule". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  29. ^ "New York Construction: Best of 2008" (PDF). New York Construction. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  30. ^ "Georgia Tech Builds Carbon-Neutral Lab to Study Carbon Neutrality". Engineering News-Record Southeast. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  31. ^ "Sneak peek at Exxon Mobil's new campus". Houston Business Journal. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  32. ^ "MASS MoCA Becomes the Country’s Largest Contemporary Art Museum with 2017 Expansion Led by Gilbane Building Company | Gilbane". Gilbane. Retrieved 2017-10-12. 
  33. ^ "Gilbane Building Company". Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  34. ^ "BOARD MEMBERS - WBC". Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  35. ^ "ACE Mentor Program of America :: Thomas Gilbane, Jr.". Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  36. ^ "OSHA Concluded Alliances - Gilbane Building Company". Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  37. ^ "Construction firm proposes mandatory harnesses for workers in New York". Crain's New York. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  38. ^ "Gilbane pushes OSHA to adopt 6-foot mandatory harness rule for all workers". Construction Dive. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  39. ^ "Our Partners". Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  40. ^ "Gilbane Building Company Receives 1st Place in AGC Construction Safety Excellence Awards". Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  41. ^ "The Construction Users Roundtable Salutes 2015 Safety Excellence Award Winners" (PDF). Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  42. ^ "26th Annual Excellence in Construction Awards" (PDF). Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  43. ^ "Exemplifying Excellence Construction Innovation Lessons from the 2016 Alliant Build America Award Winners". Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  44. ^ "ENR Announces 2016 Global Best Projects Winners". Engineering News-Record. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 

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