Michael E. McKelvy
Michael E. McKelvy is president and chief executive officer of Gilbane Building Company. Mr. McKelvy joined the company in 2014 and has been instrumental in developing and executing the company’s annual business plan in support of Gilbane’s strategic growth. His focused leadership techniques and strategic vision have strengthened the company’s position with continued profitability and growth.
He has spent his entire career in the architecture and construction industry and brings a broad-based background in both domestic and international markets, as well as vertical and horizontal construction. He has expertise in a variety of delivery methods including design-build and in a wide range of market segments—many that parallel to Gilbane’s current markets and others that present opportunities for future expansion.
Prior to joining Gilbane, Mr. McKelvy was the chief delivery officer (CDO) of CH2M HILL. He also served as executive vice president of the firm’s federal deliveries. In his role as CDO, he was responsible for profit/loss and deliveries for all domestic and global regions and served as director of corporate risk, safety, security, procurement, project controls, design and quality.
Mr. McKelvy is a member of multiple professional societies and organizations and is currently serving on the board of directors for RPS Group PLC, a leading global professional services firm. He is chairman of the board of trustees for Meeting Street, a Rhode-Island based school where children of all abilities strive.
An active supporter and promoter of inclusion and diversity in the construction industry, Mr. McKelvy was awarded the Gene Washington Champion of Champions Award by the National Society of Black Engineers in 2013 and the SEEK Award in 2014 for his support of summer engineering camps for African American and Hispanic Children.
Mr. McKelvy holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental design from Oklahoma University, a Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana Tech University and is a registered architect in 16 U.S. states.