PROVIDENCE, R.I.Gilbane Inc. announced that William J. Gilbane III, fifth generation family member and former senior vice president of the New York division of Gilbane Building Company, has been elected to Gilbane, Inc.'s board of directors.

Gilbane will bring the leadership and knowledge he developed from growing one of the most dynamic divisions at Gilbane to his role on the board, while maintaining the company's family ownership values, furthering its 'people first' culture and continuing its commitment to lasting client relationships.

"Gilbane's experience as an entrepreneurial leader of the New York Division will be a tremendous asset to the Gilbane board," said Thomas F. Gilbane Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Gilbane Inc. "He will be a key strategic leader helping to further Gilbane's growth, build upon the value that we deliver to our clients and shareholders, and help prepare for the company's leadership succession for future generations."


He began his career with Gilbane in 2003, working in multiple roles in the company that included projects located in Newark, N.J.; District of Columbia; and Brooklyn, N.Y. As a senior vice president, Gilbane was responsible for sales, operations and client relations for Gilbane's New York and New Jersey Division from 2012-2019.

During his tenure, the division experienced significant organic and acquisitive growth, expanded its geographic presence and increased market share in the high-rise residential, healthcare, cultural and commercial segments. The New York City operation of Gilbane has been named "New York Contractor of the Year" by Engineering News Record and has repeatedly been recognized as one of the "Best Places to Work" in New York City by Crain's New York Business.