Michael O’Brien serves as Gilbane’s Massachusetts District Operations Manager, where he oversees all operations department activities in the state with a focus on customer satisfaction, quality, training, and adherence to policies and procedures. Gilbane’s Massachusetts District office employs over 150 employees who deliver a full range of preconstruction, construction and program management services. O’Brien presently oversees various projects in the Commonwealth including the large scale DCAM Worcester Psychiatric Hospital.
Fran started the firm in 1978 as a carpenter with a background in industrial engineering management. He has steadily grown the business into a $75 million general contracting and construction management firm, employing 50 people and specializing in complex projects in the education, historic renovation, affordable housing, and public markets. He holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, as well as his Construction Supervisor, Public Safety, Boston Builder, Welder, Hoisting, and Commercial Maritime Captain’s Licenses.
Steven leads the organization's accounting and financial accounting activities. Prior to joining Dimeo in 1996 Steve was an audit manager with Deloitte & Touche fo-cused on assurance acquisitions in the construction industry. He has been a leader in a number of key areas including the establishment of Dimeo's self performance operations as well as financial, insurance, and bonding activities. Steve is a graduate of Babson College with a BS degree in Accounting.
Bill plays an integral role in providing oversight and implementation of continued growth in Columbia Constructions leading market segments. Known for his experience and interpersonal skills, as well as his strategic planning expertise, Bill is responsible for working closely with the firm’s Principals to help guide Columbia’s long-term strategic growth. Bill has taken a leadership role in implementing Lean tools and practices in his never ending pursuit of continuous improvement.
Joe is founder and CEO of Commodore Builders. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, with a BSCE from UMass Lowell and an MBA from Boston University. His career in construction has included positions with A.J. Martini, Macomber and Shawmut, founding Commodore in 2002. In 2007, Joe served in the Middle East leading the 22nd Naval Construction Regiment (fwd), he retired from the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps as a Captain in September 2009.
Tom graduated from Wentworth with a degree in Civil Engineering and earned his MBA from Northeastern. He joined Commodore Builders in 2003.
Pam is Vice President of Construction Coordinators and was part of the founding team in 1991. She is involved in the overall management of the company and plays a key role in client relationship management. She is a Director of CREW Boston, and is involved in entrepreneurship, membership, mentoring and housing and community development committees. Pam is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
David Fontaine, Sr. has been the companies president for over 20 years. "While construction technology and the economy has changed so much over the past 85 years, the values as a company have remained true".
Brad is responsible for operations and the strategic growth of the company. With over 20 years experience in the building industry, he is highly regarded as a manager, builder and preconstruction leader in the private, institutional construction segment. Brad has advanced through every level of building operations on large-scale, complex construction projects for major health care clients including MGH, Dana-Farber, Boston Children's and Brigham and Women's hospitals.
Kelly has been with Turner Construction for 5 years. Kelly graduated from UMass Amherst with a degree in Civil Engineering. Now, she holds the LEED® Green Associate certification. Kelly is Chair of the CLC.
Frank is responsible for driving profitable growth and enabling operational excellence for BOND. With over 25 years of construction experience, he brings strong leadership and management expertise in planning, preconstruction and project delivery. He has led numerous corporate initiatives, including the development of people strategies, plans for continued regional expansion, best-in-class project delivery, and state-of-the-art technology platforms.
Matt's years of experience building high-end restaurants and retail stores combined with his impressive knowledge of building methods make him an invaluable resource; he advises project teams on purchasing long lead items and setting permitting milestones, and provides expert assistance in pre-construction planning of site logistics and scheduling. He is also responsible for business development, developing company-wide policies, procedures, standards and training programs, and for the scheduling of construction operations staff.
Maureen is currently the Vice President and Operations Manager of Turner Construction’s Boston Office, which performs $900M of work annually in the New England Region. Turner Construction specializes in commercial construction with an annual volume of $11 Billion in 2017. Maureen has spent the past 26 years working in multiple operations roles. In her current role, Maureen sits on the executive committee for the Boston Business Unit. In addition to her work within Turner, Maureen is a Trustee for the MCAP – Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program, as well as a member of PGTI – The Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues, which focuses on breaking the barriers for women in the trades.
As a Project Executive, Jeff provides overall team leadership and is fully accountable for each client team to deliver on all goals of their project. He takes the lead role in every project from award to close-out, to participate in key decisions, dedicate the necessary corporate resources and monitor the progress of the project on an ongoing basis.
A member of Erland’s founding team 36 years ago, Chuck is Senior Vice President serving as Director of Operations and is in charge of the company’s annual strategic planning process. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He has been active in industry associations and activities, serving the Wentworth Construction Management Program Industry Professional Advisory Council (IPAC).
Tony is Co-chair of the firm's Construction Law Practice. He represents contractors, owners, developers, and public authorities across a wide range of construction-related issues in both the public and private sectors including contract drafting, bidding issues, job problems, change order disputes, mechanics’ liens, bond claims, terminations, and delay claims.
Tony has represented clients in numerous major construction trials, arbitrations, and mediations. He is a frequent lecturer in the area of construction law, particularly in the area of arbitration and mediation of construction disputes. Tony received his BA from Harvard University and his JD from Northeastern University.