McKelvy to become President and CEO of Gilbane Building Company
Providence, Rhode Island – July 06, 2015 – Gilbane Building Company, a global and award-winning leader in construction and facilities-related services, today announced that Michael McKelvy will assume the position of President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2016. McKelvy currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer. He will succeed present Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr., who will remain as Chairman of Gilbane Building Company and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gilbane, Inc., a holding company with two principal subsidiaries, Gilbane Building Company and Gilbane Development Company.
Mr. McKelvy joined Gilbane in 2014 following a 26-year career with CH2M Hill.
As President and CEO of Gilbane Building Company, Mike will assume responsibility for directing the organization’s growth while ensuring profitable operations and maintaining Gilbane’s unique culture and commitment to its clients.
McKelvy commented, “I am honored and excited to lead the Gilbane team. The commitment of everyone in this company to integrity, client service and above all safety is what makes our organization special. Our 2,600 employees are the foundation of our success. I look forward to continuing to work with Tom, the Board and the management team to achieve future goals and write the next chapter in our 142-year history.”
A Registered Architect in 16 U.S. states, McKelvy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Design from Oklahoma University, a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Louisiana Tech University and has completed advanced executive management programs at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Management and Stanford University.
Thomas Gilbane, Jr. joined Gilbane full-time in 1970. He was appointed Vice President/Regional Manager in 1976, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer in 1983, President and Chief Operating Officer in 1997, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2004. In 2008, Mr. Gilbane became President and Chief Executive Officer of Gilbane, Inc. and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2010.
During his 45 years of service to Gilbane, Tom has been a driving force in the Company’s expansion both domestically and overseas. The current geographic footprint of Gilbane now includes more than 50 U.S. and international offices and an operating volume of approximately $4 billion. Under his leadership, Gilbane implemented a “one company” operating philosophy that maximizes the organization’s resources and expertise on projects and business pursuits.
As Chairman of Gilbane Building Company and the Chairman and CEO of Gilbane, Inc., Tom will continue to set the strategy and goals for the parent entity working in collaboration with the Board of Directors and the executive leadership teams of both organizations—Gilbane Building Company and Gilbane Development Company.
Mr. Gilbane was recently elected Chairman of the Construction Industry Round Table Board. Additionally, he is Chairman of the ACE Mentor Program of America, a member of the National Academy of Construction and a Babson College Trustee.
“Mike truly understands who we are as a Company and is a perfect fit to lead our organization going forward,” said Gilbane. “I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for our company and its people, and look forward to working with Mike and the leadership team as we stay committed to delivering outstanding service to our clients and continually growing as a private, family-owned business.”
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.