John Abbott Transitions to Orlando office as Operations Manager

Orlando, FL – February 16, 2015 – Gilbane Building Company, a global leader in construction services announced that John Abbott has joined the Florida office as Operations Manager. Abbott, who has been with Gilbane for more than 19 years, has worked in both the Texas and Connecticut regions.

“We look forward to John’s leadership to continue to build a strong base here in Florida by adding value for our clients and recruiting the best talent in the industry. ” said Robert Hayes, Vice President, at Gilbane Building Company. “Most importantly, John knows what it takes at all levels to be successful in this business and manage risk.”

Abbott began his career with Gilbane as an office engineer and has progressed as operations manager leading a diverse range of complex projects including healthcare, K-12 schools, water/wastewater, convention center/cultural, higher education, and residential. He has worked on such notable projects as the Methodist Hospital Research Institute and The Menil Collection Menil Drawing Institute (MDI) Campus Expansion in Houston, Texas; Danbury Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Manchester Schools and Connecticut Convention Center, in Connecticut; and St. Lawrence University Renovations and Additions, New York. Abbott is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and received his Construction Management degree from the University of Maine Orono.

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

Gilbane is an industry leader in the state of Florida with a reputation for quality construction and client satisfaction. The company has been providing construction management services in Orlando since 1972, managing office buildings, institutional projects, commercial, public assembly/sports, healthcare, data centers, higher educational, medical office, industrial, government and multi-family developments.  Gilbane has worked with some of the area’s major organizations including the University of Central Florida, Orlando Health, Orange County Public Schools and School District of Osceola County.