Two from Gilbane Building Company Earn Associated General Contractors of Connecticut Industry Recognition Awards

Glastonbury, Connecticut – November 9, 2017 – The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Connecticut have named Gilbane Building Company’s John Hawley 2017 General Contractor/Construction Manager of the Year and Dennis Mullen 2017 Safety Professional of the Year.  The nominees for the AGC Connecticut Industry Recognition Awards are evaluated on his or her level of leadership, understanding of construction principles and theory, personal accomplishments, skill level, experience and adherence to fair and responsible business practices.  

John Hawley, LEED® AP, HCC, is a construction industry veteran with 32 years of experience and 20 years with Gilbane.  Prior to serving as Vice President and Connecticut Business Unit Leader, John held several positions with Gilbane including Operations Manager, Project Executive, and Project Manager for many of the firm’s highest profile projects in New England.  In his current role, John is responsible for overall sales, operations, financial management and strategic direction of the Connecticut Business Unit.

Dennis Mullen began his career with Gilbane in 1997 as a Project Safety Supervisor and for the past 20 years has been dedicated to making New England a safer place to work.  As Gilbane’s New England Safety Director, his accomplishments include establishing Gilbane as a CHASE Blue Level partner with OSHA in 2007.  He also earned certification as Master Trainer by JMJ, allowing him to train other Gilbane employees to become Incident Injury Free instructors. Since earning the certification, Dennis has conducted the IIF Orientation and Supervisor Skills Workshop for over 700 Gilbane employees and trade supervisors.

“We are extremely proud to have both John Hawley and Dennis Mullen recognized for their efforts in Connecticut.  John’s commitment to Gilbane’s core values and exceptional leadership has resulted in consistent client satisfaction and growth for Gilbane in Connecticut,” noted Ryan Hutchins, Senior Vice President and New England Division Leader. “Additionally, to have Dennis recognized for his dedication to enforcing a culture of safety in this industry is further evidence of Gilbane’s commitment to ensuring that everyone goes home safely each day.”

Additionally, Glenn Nielson, Senior General Superintendent,  received  “Best of the Best” recognition in the Construction Supervisor category, recognized for his 47 year industry experience.  In 22 years with Gilbane, Glenn has led field supervision for the CT Convention Center, Jackson Laboratory Research Facility, Enfield High School and numerous others.  Glenn has retained a long-term role serving on the State of Connecticut Codes and Standards Committee.

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, general contracting, design-build 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