Karrie Kratz Named to Hartford Business Journal 40 Under 40

Hartford, CT – September 20, 2016 – Gilbane Building Company is pleased to announce that Karrie Kratz has been named to Hartford Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. Celebrating their 20th annual 40 Under 40 awards this year, the Journal asked an independent panel of judges to select young leaders in the Greater Hartford area – based on success in their industries through leadership roles – to be a part of the class of 2016.

Photo Courtesy of Alex Syphers - Special to the Courant

Photo Courtesy of Alex Syphers – Special to the Courant

Karrie started her career with Gilbane 17 years ago as an Accounts Payable Clerk and quickly advanced to the role of Project Accountant while finishing her education in the evening. She obtained a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from New England Technical Institute and has since served as a Project Manager, Sr. Project Manager and now Operations Manager. Karrie is one of the youngest Vice President’s within the company, manages field operations for Gilbane’s Connecticut Business Unit, handling a portfolio of $200 million in construction contracts.

“In Karrie’s 17-plus years in the Connecticut construction market she has left her mark on many projects and people as a true professional who is dedicated to the constant improvement of herself, her peers, and the industry as a whole,” notes John Hawley, Vice President and CT Business Unit Leader.  “Karrie has inspired many of her peers and coworkers with her work ethic, while carefully balancing a successful career, dedication to the local community, and life as a wife and mother. We are proud of Karrie and look forward to her continued growth and leadership expanding our presence in Connecticut.”

In addition to her extraordinary career advancements and raising her two young daughters, Karrie is also devoted to her community. She is a Mentor Committee Member for the National Association of Professional Women in Construction (PWC of CT) which reflects her passion for expanding opportunities for women in the construction industry. She also spends many hours focusing on the educational market sector of the industry in which she works to create programs within local communities that offer career options, educational and mentoring opportunities to young adults. Through these programs, her hope is to inspire them to find a passion for building just as she did.

To see the full announcement follow link: http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20160725/PRINTEDITION/307219900

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.

A builder in Connecticut since 1944, Gilbane has grown to become one of the largest providers of construction management services in Connecticut.  Gilbane opened an office in Glastonbury in 1984 and has remained a leader in the delivery of comprehensive pre-construction, construction management services and construction administration.  In 2014, Gilbane was named Contractor of the Year by Engineering News Record (ENR) for the Tri-State Area (NY, NJ, CT) and the #3 Top Construction Firm in the State of Connecticut in 2013 according to Book of Lists CT. Gilbane is ranked one of the top three best construction firms in the State of CT by the Connecticut Subcontractors Association.

For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.