Gilbane completes work on Fleming Park in South Hampton area of Houston

The 80+ year old park received much needed renovations

“The Fleming Park project is a great asset for the South Hampton area and Gilbane is proud to continue our relationship with the City of Houston as well as give back to the communities in which we work, live and play,” says Dan Gilbane, Southwest Division Leader for Gilbane Building Company.

Gilbane partnered with Chris Southworth of Ruppert Landscape for the finalization of design details, pricing and the execution of work. The project included the installation of new swings, fall zones, park benches, and the renovation of existing park benches, playground equipment and monuments. The project was funded through fundraising efforts of the Friends of Fleming Park and pro bono services were provided by Gilbane and Ruppert Landscaping.

“The Friends of Fleming Park have enjoyed many years working together with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department and the Houston Parks Board and, most recently, with Bob Harper at Gilbane and Chris Southwell at Ruppert Landscaping,” says Karen Baughn, Friends of Fleming Park. “We are grateful for everyone’s efforts in making this project so successful and are all extremely happy with the results.”

Tom Gall, project manager with Houston Parks Board, agreed going on to say, “Houston Parks Board appreciates the dedication and generosity of both Gilbane and Ruppert Landscaping to assist in these improvements to Fleming Park. It was a job well done.”

About Gilbane Building Company 
Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-run company, Gilbane has more than 50 offices worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.gilbaneco.com.

About Ruppert Landscape 
Ruppert Landscape, a family and employee-owned business, provides commercial landscape construction and management with 20 branches serving eight primary markets in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta and Houston. The company has a long-standing tradition of growing its team and giving back to the community. Visit us at http://www.ruppertlandscape.com

About Houston Parks Board 
A nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing access to quality parks and greenspace for all people, Houston Parks Board creates, improves, protects and advocates for parkland in the Greater Houston region. Since 1976, the organization has utilized public-private partnerships and its extensive philanthropic, government and community relationships to improve parks large and small. Houston Parks Board is currently leading the transformational $220 million Bayou Greenways 2020 project to create a 150-mile network of connected parks and trails along Houston’s major waterways. For more information, visit http://www.houstonparksboard.org.

Gilbane Building Company Charity Golf Classic in Columbus Raises Record Amount

The 21st annual Columbus charity golf tournament had a record-breaking year bringing in donations for local charities

Columbus, OH – September 14, 2017 – Gilbane Building Company held its 21st annual charity golf outing at the Medallion Club on September 11th in Columbus, OH. More than 190 golfers joined Gilbane to help raise over $95,000 for local Columbus charities including The Center for Family Safety and Healing, Ronald McDonald House Charities and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

“We take pride in the fact that we can give back to the organizations that are important to Gilbane and the community in which we live and work. Today, we saw the Gilbane Cares mission in action.” said Brett Meyer, Vice President at Gilbane Building Company

The Gilbane Columbus team chooses local charities each year to benefit from their annual golf outing. This year’s recipients include the following well-deserving organizations:

The Center for Family Safety and Healing addresses all aspects of family violence through a combination of public and private resources. Through their multi-disciplinary approach, this organization provides a wide range of community resources and an expanded forum for education, advocacy and research. Gilbane’s Brett Meyer is a board member for this organization. To learn more, please visit: http://familysafetyandhealing.org/.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio provides a home away from home for families with seriously ill children staying and receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. Gilbane’s Larry Mastella is a board member for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, which is the largest house in the nation. To learn more, please visit their website: http://rmhc-centralohio.org/.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center personalizes health care to meet the needs of each patient. For more details about this organization, visit their website: https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/.

About Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com. Gilbane has been providing construction management services in Ohio since 1959.

Gilbane Building Company awarded Existing Tower Renovation at Sibley Memorial Hospital

Sibley Memorial Hospital to undergo extensive renovations to prepare for future development

Washington,  D.C. – August 24, 2017 – A leader in healthcare construction with more than 12 million square-feet of healthcare facilities built globally in the last five years alone, Gilbane has been selected to provide construction management at-risk services for the Sibley Memorial Hospital Existing Tower Building (ETB) Renovation project. Sibley Memorial Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been serving the Washington, D.C. area since 1890. With Sibley’s new patient tower officially open since September, 2016, the Sibley campus will continue its redevelopment with the ETB renovation.

The current scope of the project includes significant infrastructure upgrades throughout the building, elevator modernizations, and renovations to create warm lit shell space to allow for Sibley’s future programming needs. Gilbane will use its newly formed National Healthcare Alliance to share best practices, cutting-edge trends and first-hand experiences with Sibley throughout the renovation of their existing facility. Construction at Sibley is scheduled to start this summer with completion scheduled for late 2018.

“The Sibley Existing Tower Building Renovation project is a great compliment to our robust portfolio of healthcare projects in the Mid-Atlantic,” said Paul Choquette III, Senior Vice President of Gilbane’s Mid-Atlantic Division and member of the fifth generation of the Gilbane family. “Our Mid-Atlantic healthcare practice continues to grow through our client-focused commitment and increased investment in the healthcare market. We remain concentrated on establishing lasting relationships with our clients that align with our culture of family, caring and safety.”

“Gilbane continues to build upon its healthcare portfolio in the mid-Atlantic, offering clients in-depth knowledge of the market,” said Gary Orton, Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Director at Gilbane Building Company. “We are excited to work with Sibley to create a facility that will allow for future development of their campus and meet the growing healthcare needs of the Washington, D.C. metro area.”

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting and design-build, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. A leader in healthcare project delivery, Gilbane has constructed more than 12 million SF of healthcare facilities globally in the last five years alone. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.

Gilbane’s Mid-Atlantic offices are located in Arlington, VA/Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA and Richmond, VA. Our teams have extensive knowledge of the local market including construction processes, area subcontractors/suppliers and local M/WBE contractors. Collaborating with clients in the region since 1969, Gilbane serves diversified market sectors. Representative D.C. area clients include Children’s National Medical Center, Virginia Hospital Center, the D.C. Public Library, Georgetown University, EventsDC and Navy Federal Credit Union.

Gilbane Building Company Announces Addition of Laura Onessimo to Gilbane’s Boston Office

Boston, MA –September 6, 2017 – Gilbane Building Company is pleased to announce the addition of Laura Onessimo to the business development team based in its Boston office. Laura previously served as Vice President of Business Development for Skanska for 13 years prior to joining Gilbane.

Laura brings her ability to identify potential business opportunities and client management, as well as her strong network, to drive market expansion and cultivate additional client and partner relationships through creative sales strategies.

“Laura’s reputation, industry knowledge and client development expertise are tremendous assets for our firm,” said J. Michael Kennedy, Vice President. “Laura’s ability to develop and execute strategies to build new business opportunities will effectively support our strategic business plan for 2017 and beyond.”

Laura actively participates in multiple industry organizations including NAIOP and CREW Boston.  She is a member of the Executive Committee for the United Way of Greater Boston Real Estate Leadership Breakfast.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.

Gilbane has been a leading Boston construction firm since 1946, serving commercial, institutional, and public clients in the Commonwealth including the University of Massachusetts, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Genzyme, Fidelity Investments, City of Boston-Boston Public Schools and Bank of America. For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com/boston

Gilbane’s Carlos Neves Named to Providence Business News 40 Under Forty

Providence, RI – August 32, 2017 – Carlos Neves, Project Manager for Gilbane Building Company, has been named to Providence Business News 40 Under Forty List.  Providence Business News 40 Under Forty winners were selected based on career success and community involvement. The women and men recognized in the 2017 edition of the competition were chosen from nearly 200 applicants, the most submissions Providence Business News has ever received.

From the onset of his career with Gilbane more than a decade ago, Carlos has excelled in every capacity. He is an alumnus of Gilbane’s Management Candidates Acceleration Program (MCAP), an intensive two-year program that provides hands-on experiences in a variety of roles and functional areas of construction management within Gilbane.  Carlos is also a recent graduate of the prestigious Leadership Rhode Island program which recognizes emerging leaders and works to assist with their personal growth and professional development enabling graduates to positively impact their communities. Carlos’s altruistic nature is demonstrated through his involvement with various local charitable and non-profit organizations including the ACE Mentor Program, Ronald McDonald House of Providence, and Rebuild Together.

“Carlos began his career at Gilbane as a project engineer and he has consistently demonstrated his commitment to Gilbane’s core values of integrity, toughmindedness, teamwork, dedication to excellence, loyalty, discipline and caring,” said John Sinnott, Vice President and Rhode Island Business Unit Leader. “We are extremely proud of Carlos and are thrilled to have one of our own among Rhode Island’s prominent young professionals.”

The full article and listing of all winners can be found here:

https://pbn.com/carlos-c-neves-33%e2%80%a9-project-manager-gilbane-building-co/

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world.  Gilbane has been headquartered in Rhode Island for more than 140 years, and we’ve built some of the most complex and celebrated construction projects in the State, including the GTECH Headquarters, the InterLink at T.F. Green Airport, URI’s Ryan Center and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Renovation.  For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.

Gilbane Building Company Receives ENR Midwest Best Healthcare Project

Gilbane Receives Award for Patient Room Build-out at The University of Chicago Medicine

Chicago, IL – August 31, 2017 – Gilbane Building Company was recently honored by ENR Midwest with the Best Healthcare Project award for the 3rd and 4th Floor Patient Room Build-out at The University of Chicago Medicine.

The 204,000 SF build-out project converted vacant space into patient floors with a total of 203 new beds. Scope of work also included support work in multiple mechanical spaces to provide new equipment and four new air handling units. The patient rooms included 92 med-surg rooms, 37 observation rooms, 56 ICU rooms and 18 isolation rooms. The 3rd floor build-out also included a burn unit, while the 4th floor included a radial lounge, PT/OT suite, and procedure room for the Heart and Vascular Department.

Gilbane delivered this complex project two months ahead of schedule. This monumental achievement was accomplished utilizing Lean practices, Advanced Planning and Scheduling, prefabrication, and leading-edge technology. The project team was committed to making a difference in the local community. This project created significant job opportunities including 560 union jobs (267 minority and female) and 36% City of Chicago residents. The project also achieved 45.70% diverse participation.

“Our project team and partners worked incredibly hard throughout the entire process to ensure we delivered the best possible end product to The University of Chicago Medicine. It is because of their dedication to excellence that Gilbane is being honored with this award. Congratulations to the entire team.” said Tony Tysinger, Project Executive at Gilbane Building Company

ENR Midwest will honor all Best Project winners at an awards breakfast at the Westin Chicago River North on November 29th.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.

Gilbane has two permanent offices located in Chicago, as well as an extensive knowledge of the Chicagoland market including construction processes, area subcontractors/suppliers, local M/WBE contractors, and familiarity with Chicago jurisdictional authorities. With 39 years of success in the highly competitive Chicagoland market, Gilbane is committed to continuing the strong tradition of excellence in the Chicago construction industry.

Two established family owned and managed firms to combine operations in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – August 30, 2017 – Gilbane Building Company and Daniel Keating are pleased to announce the integration of Keating Consulting, LLC into Gilbane Building Company’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania operations.

Daniel Keating will take on a leadership role at Gilbane, where he will support the continued expansion of the Philadelphia Business Unit led by Vice President, Shawn Carlin, and Senior Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Division, Paul Choquette III.

Gilbane and Keating Consulting, LLC are excited by the joining of two family-owned and culturally compatible organizations. “Since 1873, Gilbane has been a world-class builder of some of the most prominent, award-winning projects nationally and around the globe,” said Dan Keating. “While this well-deserved prestige is inspiring, it’s Gilbane’s exceptional corporate culture that has truly impressed me the most. Gilbane is a people-focused company and to me, that’s a huge differentiator.”

“We are eager to leverage the rich local history and combined resources of both organizations as part of our plan for continued strategic growth,” said Michael E. McKelvy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gilbane Building Company.

The combined operation will strengthen Gilbane’s capacity in the greater Philadelphia and southern New Jersey areas to accommodate both a growing backlog of work and a robust pipeline of future opportunities. Gilbane will add the expertise of Keating’s people in multiple market segments such as gaming, hospitality and criminal justice. Gilbane’s resources, financial stability and national footprint will allow for a further leveraging of their expertise and relationships.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.

Gilbane’s Philadelphia office sits in the heart of downtown, with an extensive knowledge of the Greater Philadelphia market including construction processes, area subcontractors/suppliers, local M/WBE contractors, and familiarity with the Greater Philadelphia Area jurisdictional authorities. With over 50 years of success in the highly competitive Philadelphia market, Gilbane is committed to continuing the strong tradition of excellence.

Gilbane Building Company Celebrates Grand Opening of Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons in Milwaukee

21st Century Facility Supports Milwaukee Growth and Workforce Development

Milwaukee, WI – August 24, 2017 – Gilbane Building Company is pleased to announce the successful completion of the 1.1 million SF Tower and Commons project for Northwestern Mutual in the heart of downtown Milwaukee along the lakefront. This important project allows Northwestern Mutual to better serve the expanding needs of its more than four million policy owners and clients. Gilbane served as construction manager on this massive downtown project with JV partner CG Schmidt.

The 32-story tower adjoins the two-block-long, three-story space known as the Commons. Amenities include a three-acre public green space with abundant gardens and trees, a coffee shop open to the public, an interactive museum, 75,000 SF food server on the second and third floors, 25,000 SF fitness center, and outdoor balconies on the 31st and 32nd floors.

The Tower and Commons construction began in 2014, and local community impact was a high priority for the team from day one. Early on, Gilbane worked closely with the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership (WRTP/BIG STEP), Milwaukee’s Office of Small Business Development (OSBD), the Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades, local affinity groups including the ethnic chambers of commerce, and other key stakeholders who support and engage local and small construction firms and related services. Gilbane and its contracting partner dedicated full resources to support the owner’s commitment to the City of Milwaukee’s SBE requirements and residents preference program (RPP).

Small Business Enterprises were awarded more than $121.5 million in contracts and commitments of applicable construction and professional services contracts as of the end of 2016. Milwaukee residents eligible under the Residents Preference Program (RPP) performed 45.1% of the construction hours on the project for this same period. The final results on these commitments will be presented to the city of Milwaukee by year end 2017.

“The size of the Tower and Commons project is unprecedented for Milwaukee,” said Adam Jelen, Senior Vice President at Gilbane, “but what’s more impactful and really our mission from Day 1 was to make a difference in the small business community and in the inner city workforce of Milwaukee, and I truly believe we did make an impact.”

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.

For more than 30 years, Gilbane’s Milwaukee office has served a wide variety of market sectors and clients throughout Wisconsin including Northwestern Mutual, Waukesha County Health and Human Services, Medical College of Wisconsin, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, Schlitz Park and Schreiber Foods.

Gilbane Building Company Announces Nicole Looney to Lead Massachusetts Interiors Group

Project Executive Nicole Looney promoted to Director of Interiors Group in Gilbane’s Boston, Massachusetts office

Boston, MA – August 15, 2017 – Nicole Looney, Project Executive, has been promoted to Director of Gilbane’s Interiors Group in Boston, Massachusetts. In her role, Nicole will oversee operations of the specialized Interiors Group, providing leadership focused on operational continuity, maintaining client satisfaction and expanding market presence.  Nicole joined Gilbane in 2013 as a Project Manager and was subsequently promoted to Project Executive in 2015.  Nicole retains a BS in Business Management from Bridgewater State College.

“We are thrilled to announce Nicole’s promotion to lead the Interiors Group in Boston.  Since joining Gilbane, Nicole has been a valuable asset to the operational strength and strategic growth of the Interiors Group,” notes Ryan Hutchins, Senior Vice President and New England Division leader.  “I am confident Nicole will bring forward-thinking leadership with a focus on operational excellence to this position, while continuing to expand the Interiors Group portfolio and strength in the Boston marketplace.”

Gilbane’s Boston Interiors Group offers specialized pre-construction and construction management services with enhanced flexibility to address needs of clients and unique interior construction projects, while utilizing the depth of Gilbane resources.  With a team of over 50 members, Gilbane’s Boston Interiors Group approaches every project with an innovative and collaborative mindset that leads to positive results and long-term relationships.

About Gilbane, Inc.

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world.

Gilbane has been a leading Boston construction firm since 1946, serving commercial, institutional, and public clients in the Commonwealth. Gilbane’s Boston Interiors Group offers specialized value and enhanced flexibility addressing the needs of clients and unique interior projects, while utilizing the depth of Gilbane resources. Clients include AIG, Latham & Watkins, Google, CBRE, Equity Office Properties, Fidelity Investments, State Street Bank, and the Boston Red Sox/Fenway Park.

Gilbane Building Company Celebrates “Topping-Off” at West Valley College Kvamme Planetarium

(L-R) Aditya Thakur, Gilbane PM; Benjamin Mendelsohn, Chair, Physical Science, WVC; Jean Kvamme; E. Floyd Kvamme, Elizabeth Witt, Gilbane Sr. PM; Matais Pouncil, Dean, WVC; Tim Taylor, BHM Superintendent; Sue Dale, WVMCCD Facilities.

Saratoga, CA – August 17, 2017 – Gilbane Building Company, a national leader in construction management, was happy to celebrate a major milestone at the site of the West Valley College Kvamme Planetarium project in Saratoga, CA.  The steel topping off ceremony was attended by representatives from West Valley – Mission Community College District, college staff, Mr. and Mrs. Kvamme, for whom the planetarium is named, BHM Construction, Rackley Steel Erectors and representatives from Gilbane.

Gilbane is providing construction management services for West Valley Mission Community College District’s Kvamme Planetarium.  A major portion of the project funds have been donated by Jean and Floyd Kvamme. The project includes a 42 feet projection dome with a star projector and digital planetarium projectors, theater seating and a Roof Observatory with telescopes and live sky cams. The new environment will provide an immersive experience and the adjoining museum will contain fixed and rotating exhibits.

“Gilbane’s focus has been to exceed schedule expectations, which results in constant streamlining and a very dynamic sequencing of operations”, says Aditya Thakur, Project Manager with Gilbane, “I am very happy that everyone was able to make this event happen on such short notice. It was an amazing day for the project and a very special touch to this beautiful building. It was especially nice to see the pride and excitement expressed by Jean and Floyd Kvamme, it was truly a special day.”

“This is an exciting culmination of three years of intensive planning for this technically robust building!” Gaye Dabalos, Director of Facilities construction for the District.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.