Gilbane is one of the nation’s oldest design and build companies and
is recognized as a leader in the industry.
Founded in 1873 by William Gilbane and his brother Thomas as a family-run carpentry and general contracting shop in Providence, Rhode Island, their firm quickly developed a reputation for building high-quality homes, mansions and public buildings such as the President's House at Brown University and the Casino in Roger Williams Park.
This reputation remains true today as evidenced by our 140 years in existence and counting. Our vision to be the premier company serving a full spectrum of facility needs to our clients and opportunities for our employees remains steadfast, as do our core values.
Gilbane Company Today
Gilbane earned its national reputation by delivering notable public historical projects, including:
Gilbane has also served some of the largest and most successful private-sector companies, including:
Gilbane Inc. Company Today
In its 5th generation, Gilbane building and construction company has more than 25 offices across the United States. Fourth-generation members of the family currently lead the company, which had in 2011 annual revenues of 2.9 billion. Thomas F. Gilbane Jr. is Chairman and CEO of Gilbane Inc. and Gilbane Building Company. William J. Gilbane Jr. is president and COO of Gilbane Building Company and Robert V. Gilbane is Chairman and CEO of Gilbane Development Company.
Paul J. Choquette Jr.
, son of third-generation family member Virginia Gilbane Choquette, is Vice-Chairman.
For more of our Historic Projects, please visit our Success Stories page.