Paul Sullivan Named to Engineering News Record Southeast Top 20 Under 40

Paul Sullivan Durham, NC – December 01, 2015 – Paul Sullivan, Operations Manager for Gilbane Building Company, made the esteemed Class of 2016 list as ENR Southeast announced the winners of its sixth annual Top 20 Under 40 competition.  Sullivan, who began his career in the construction industry more than 16 years ago, has worked on a range of projects such as the award-winning U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in Greenville, and other major clients throughout the state including Duke University, BB&T, Wake County Public Schools and Guilford County Schools.

Sullivan, a LEED AP is licensed to work in four states and has been serving Gilbane in their Durham, North Carolina office for the past six years.  He moved to North Carolina to help start up the new office which started with only two members and now boasts more than 40 local workers. Throughout his career he has completed more that than 2,000,000 square feet of new construction and renovation projects.

“Although Paul has assisted in every facet of growing the North Carolina office from sales to operations, more importantly, Paul exhibited the core values I was looking for when identifying the key department heads needed to build a business from the ground up”, notes Bob Crowder, VP and NC Business Unit Leader.  As a dedicated husband and father to three young children, I saw in him the family values needed to become an instrumental member of the greater ‘Gilbane Family’.”

In addition to focusing on family, Sullivan has been actively involved in the community as an advocate for increasing the awareness of the construction industry and developing a local base. He participates locally with ACE Mentor a group that advocates to high school students and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction.  Other organizations include Leadership Raleigh 25; April’s Angels, a small non-profit that provides fantasy rooms/experiences for handicapped children; and Rebuilding Together of the Triangle.

Each year, ENR’s Regional Publications invite nominations of deserving, up-and-coming leaders working in the construction and design industries. Contestants are judged by three main criteria: industry experience and education; career and industry leadership; and community service and involvement. ENR Southeast will profile each member of this year’s class in the upcoming January 2016 print edition. To see the full announcement follow link: 

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.