Gilbane Comp

1844 - 1873: The History of Gilbane - The History of Gilbane

Gilbane is one of the nation’s oldest family-owned design and build companies and is recognized as a leader in the industry. In 1870, William Gilbane founded a carpentry firm and in 1871 Thomas Gilbane apprenticed with his brother William. Together they worked tirelessly to found Gilbane Building Company in 1873. The firm quickly developed a reputation for building high-quality homes, mansions and public buildings such as the President’s House at Brown University and the Casino in Roger Williams Park.