Gilbane Building Company

Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr.

Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr.


Thomas F. Gilbane Jr. is chairman of Gilbane Building Company and the chairman and chief executive officer of Gilbane, Inc., a holding company with two principal subsidiaries, Gilbane Building Company and Gilbane Development Company. Tom sets the strategy and goals for Gilbane, Inc. in collaboration with the Board of Directors, directs the organization’s growth through acquisitions or investments.

Tom joined Gilbane Building Company in 1970 and has served in numerous field and office positions during his 45-year tenure. Under his leadership, Gilbane operates with a “one company” philosophy that maximizes the organization’s resources and expertise on projects and business pursuits. He has been the driving force behind Gilbane Building Company’s expansion beyond the U.S. domestic market with the company’s extensive geographic footprint now including over 50 U.S. and international offices.

Recently elected chairman of the Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT), Tom is also chairman of the ACE Mentor Program of America, a member of the National Academy of Construction and a Babson College Trustee. He is a graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Business’ Advanced Management Program; Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, majoring in Project Management; Babson College with a B.S.B.A. in Business Management; Rhode Island School of Design’s evening division with a certificate in Building Construction; and he attended Brown University for three years studying Liberal Arts. Tom also served six years in the Army National Guard.