Eric Cushman Promoted to Operations Manager in Connecticut for Gilbane Building Company

Connecticut Business Unit of Gilbane Appoints New Operations Manager as Part of Succession Plan for Strategic Growth

GLASTONBURY, CT –July 9, 2019 – As part of its New England growth strategy and vision, Gilbane Building Company is pleased to announce that Eric Cushman has been promoted to operations manager in Connecticut.

Eric began his career at Gilbane Building Company as an intern in 2007 and quickly excelled through training and technical field assignments. He completed 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. Simultaneously, he worked on the complex renovation and expansion project for St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT. During his 12 years with Gilbane, he achieved success in each progressive step of his career. Most recently, Eric led Gilbane’s Special Projects Group (SPG) in Connecticut, advancing team collaboration and fostering its strategic growth. Under his leadership, the team has completed fast-paced projects for clients such as Bank of America, Bristol Hospital, Slate School and Stamford Tower. Eric was also responsible for business development and driving new growth in Connecticut.

“In his new role, Eric will be responsible to ensure the successful execution of our projects to our clients by assembling high performing teams and focusing on the development of careers for sustained growth in the Connecticut business unit,” says John Hawley, vice president and business unit leader for Connecticut. “I am very excited to see him excel as a leader and mentor to so many employees, clients and those who benefit from his community outreach.”

Eric earned a BS from Philadelphia University in architectural studies and a MBA from Quinnipiac University. He has served in several roles with the ACE Mentor Program since 2011 including mentor and local chapter board member. In 2018, he was recognized as a member of the 2018 Hartford Business Journal’s 40 under 40 class and elected to the Board of Directors of Riverfront Recapture. He resides in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

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 45 office locations around the world. For more information, visit

About Gilbane Building Company in Connecticut

A builder in Connecticut since 1944, Gilbane has grown to become one of the largest providers of construction management services in the state. Since opening an office in Glastonbury in 1984, Gilbane has opened a satellite office in Stamford and has remained a leader in the delivery of comprehensive pre-construction services, construction services and construction administration. Notable clients and projects include the Connecticut Convention Center, the award-winning and environmentally friendly Slate School, multiple projects at Fairfield University, Bank of America, Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut Rentschler Field Football Stadium and the Hartford Public Safety Complex.