It has been a busy year for Gilbane Building Co. The firm, which has 461 employees in the tristate region, has worked on some challenging projects, boosted safety, and supported and participated in numerous charity events. Now the firm can add another feather to its cap because Engineering News-Record’s regional editors have voted Gilbane ENR New York's 2014 contractor of the year.

The firm, which boosted its 2013 regional revenue by 11% to $946 million, has a roster of projects in the region including the massive restoration of the 85-year-old Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, a movie house that was abandoned for decades before construction began last year. Gilbane partnered with McKissack as construction manager on the $299-million Henry J. Carter Specialty Hospital & Nursing Facility, which was completed last year.

The firm was also one of 10 GC’s selected to manage teams of contractors under NYC’s Rapid Repairs program, which was created in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and aimed to make homes quickly habitable again by restoring power, heat and hot water.

More details on Gilbane and its efforts on the safety, community outreach and sustainability fronts will be featured in ENR New York’s July 14 issue. This issue will also include our annual ranking by revenue of the region’s contractors that submitted surveys — click here for a sneak peek of that list and congratulations to Gilbane.