Gilbane Building Company adds strategic new hire to Chicago office

Seasoned industry veteran brings over 35 years of experience to continue developing and expanding Gilbane’s presence in the Chicago arena

HS_Thalheimer External AnnouncementChicago, IL – August 16, 2016 – Gilbane Building Company is honored to welcome Gary Thalheimer as a Vice President/District Manager in Gilbane’s Chicago office. Gary most recently served as the Midwest Regional Manager for his previous employer.

Mr. Thalheimer brings more than 35 years of experience in the design, development and construction of over $5 billion of projects in a variety of markets including high rise, multi-family, residential and commercial. Significant projects in his portfolio include the Blue Cross Blue Shield Headquarters, 345 East Ohio, The Heritage at Millennium Park, The Legacy at Millennium Park and Roosevelt Collection, to name a few. Mr. Thalheimer will leverage this significant experience in his role to increase Gilbane’s visibility and market share in the corporate and developer markets.

“For us, it is about building the best people, relationships and the Chicago community. People and passion make the difference. Adding Gary to our Chicago leadership team is another step toward our continued commitment to growing our Chicago presence.” said Adam Jelen, Gilbane Building Company Senior Vice President and Division Leader.

Mr. Thalheimer holds a Master of Architecture with specialization in Structural Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. He is also a Registered Architect in the state of Illinois and is active in several organizations including ULI, CTBUH and Rebuilding Metro Chicago.


About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from preconstruction 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

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 38 years of success in the highly competitive Chicagoland market, Gilbane is committed to continuing the strong tradition of excellence in the Chicago construction industry.