Gilbane Building Company

William J. Gilbane, Jr.

William J. Gilbane, Jr.

Vice Chairman

William J. Gilbane, Jr. is vice chairman of Gilbane Building Company and vice president of Gilbane Inc. and leads the company’s focus on exceeding client expectations and achieving operational excellence. He also serves as principal on major projects and champions Gilbane’s diversity efforts and Lean construction initiatives. Bill has served in numerous roles and leadership capacities during his 46-year tenure and currently has the executive responsibility for overseeing Gilbane’s Florida operations. As president and COO, he was a driving force behind the company’s international growth plans resulting in the expansion of operations in more than 50 offices worldwide. Bill provided leadership and direction to implement the company’s strategic plans allowing the firm to develop the next generation of leaders that have contributed to the organization’s continued growth. Bill has also had the executive responsibility for developing and fostering employee development through Gilbane University, an immersive training platform recognized by Training Magazine as one of the top learning organizations in the construction industry.

An active member of the Incident & Injury Free CEO Forum, Bill is a champion of Gilbane Cares, a program that encapsulates the company’s values and steadfast commitment to safety. He is a member of the Irish Famine Memorial Committee and the President’s Roundtable for the Rochester Institute of Technology and serves on the board for the Rhode Island Reds Heritage Society. Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Brown University.