Michael E. McKelvy


President and Chief Executive Officer



Michael E. McKelvy is president and chief executive officer of Gilbane Building Company. He joined the company in 2014 as president and chief operating officer. He has spent his entire career in the architecture and construction industry, bringing a broad-based background in both domestic and international markets, and vertical and horizontal construction. He has construction experience worldwide in more than 20 countries and expertise in a variety of delivery methods including design-build and also brings expertise in a wide range of market segments, many that parallel Gilbane’s current markets and others that present opportunities for future growth.

Mike is responsible for developing and executing the company’s strategic business plan. He directs the executive vice presidents and corporate senior vice presidents with ultimate accountability for profit and loss.

Prior to joining Gilbane, Mike was the chief delivery officer (CDO) of CH2M which had over 26,000 employees working on six continents prior to being acquired by Jacobs. He also served as executive vice president for all of CH2M’s U.S. Federal delivery. A member of CH2M’s Board of Directors, he was responsible for profit/loss and delivery for global regions (including the United States), global construction, global Operations and Maintenance and Strategic Consulting and served as director of corporate risk, safety, security, procurement, project controls, design and quality. During his 26 years there, he also served as president and group chief executive for the Government, Environment, Nuclear and Transportation divisions.

A registered architect, Mike holds a bachelor of science in environmental design from Oklahoma University and a bachelor of architecture from Louisiana Tech University. He is also a supporter of Meeting Street in Providence, Rhode Island where he serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees.