Gilbane Building Co. has chosen its first non-family member—who also is a company outsider—as its next president and chief operating officer, contractor Chairman and CEO Tom Gilbane confirmed on June 11.McKelvyMichael E. McKelvy, chief delivery officer at CH2M Hill Cos. in Denver and a 26-year veteran of the firm and a unit it acquired, will take the new roles at Gilbane Building on July 7. He will succeed Bill Gilbane Jr., who becomes vice chairman. Gilbane had been in his prior roles since 2004.In his CH2M Hill role, McKelvy was responsible for profit-loss and delivery for global regions and served
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.