ENR Texas & Louisiana is honored to announce that Charlie Nelson, senior project executive at Gilbane, is the 2015 recipient of our second annual Legacy Award.

This program was added to our annual awards line up in order to recognize industry veterans with many years of experience and long lists of contributions to their profession and community. In choosing this year’s recipients, ENR’s editors weighed several criteria, including each nominee’s history of innovation, outstanding career highlights and an engagement within the industry and the surrounding community.

Nelson has more than 54 years of experience in the construction industry, and has held positions ranging from engineer to president. He joined Gilbane in 1995 and has extensive experience as the firm’s project executive on many complex projects throughout the Texas region, particularly major renovation projects. He most recently led both the Kinder Morgan (formerly El Paso) Tower Renovations and the North Cypress Medical Center projects.

Over the course of his career, Nelson has received numerous awards and recognition, and served with various industry associations, having been on numerous AGC Houston committees, on the Board of Directors for AGC Houston and as president of Houston AGC in 1993.

“Over the course of his career Charlie has defined leadership not only for his business success, but also for what he has given back to the industry and community both in our local communities and nationally,” said Dan Gilbane, senior vice president at Gilbane, in Nelson’s nomination. “For all he has achieved, Charlie has remained a servant leader, for many in our industry he has been the true measure of that description, a person as generous with his time as he is humble about his many accomplishments and that is an incredibly high bar.”

Nelson will be honored at ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2015 Best Projects luncheon in Houston on December 8. Also, be sure to check out an in-depth profile highlighting his career and achievements that will be included in the February 22/29, 2016 issue of ENR Texas & Louisiana.