Gilbane Building Company Unveils 4 Week Paid Family Leave Benefit

Providence, RI – May 2, 2016 – Gilbane Building Company has launched a new 4 week paid family leave benefit for its employees. This industry leading benefit offers Gilbane employees help in striking the right life/work balance during especially demanding times, such as the birth or adoption of a child or providing medically necessary care for an ill loved one.

According to the Mercer Parental Leave survey 2016, only 13 percent of employers in the United States offer 4 weeks of paid leave. As a 143-year-old family owned company Gilbane is proud to be a leader in its industry in offering its employees time away from work.

“We all work hard and sometimes we struggle to keep everything balanced at home and at work. This benefit, which is groundbreaking in our business and in our industry, will help us all take care of our loved ones when they need us the most,” says Michael McKelvy, president and CEO of Gilbane Building Company. “As a family owned company I can’t think of a more fitting new benefit than paid family leave.

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