Gilbane Building Company

Thomas M. Laird, Jr.

Thomas M. Laird, Jr.

Executive Vice President

Tom Laird, Jr. oversees the firm’s Central/Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southwest and Western offices where his operational responsibility includes profit and loss and ensuring the execution of the company’s ‘One Company’ vision, strategy and business plan.  He also oversees Gilbane Reconstruction Services which provides clients with disaster response services.

Prior to becoming an executive vice president 2012, Tom served as senior vice president/regional manager for Gilbane’s Central Region where he led a six-state area that, during his tenure, experienced steady growth and was consistently ranked the #1 builder in Cleveland and Columbus and recognized as one of the area’s best places to work. He has an impressive portfolio of experience working with clients including the World Bank and the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C.; the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD; the Cleveland Clinic Data Center, Cleveland Museum of Art, Flats East Bank Development, the University Hospitals’ Ahuja Medical Center, and Seidman Cancer Center, all in Cleveland, OH; and the Goodyear Tire & Rubber World Headquarters in Akron, OH.

Tom serves as board chairman for the ACE Mentor Program of Cleveland and in 2012 was the recipient of the Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Non-Profit Board Executive of the Year for his work with ACE. He also serves on the board of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, the Providence House and the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation. He is an active volunteer with Rebuilding Together Cleveland; a past member of the Finance Council at Holy Trinity Parish in Cleveland and a past board member and chairman of the Facilities Committee at Saint Joseph Academy in Cleveland. He also is on the Legacy Council at Providence House. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from the University of Cincinnati and earned a master’s degree in real estate from Johns Hopkins University.