By Joshua Burd
A veteran construction manager has formally taken the reins in the New Jersey office of Gilbane Building Co.
The privately held global construction management firm announced Friday that it has promoted Daniel Shea to vice president and business unit leader. Gilbane said that, in the new role, he will focus on internal and external client satisfaction, preconstruction, operational support and ensuring that all New Jersey projects are staffed accordingly and completed on time.
Shea’s promotion coincides with the formal expansion of Gilbane’s New York division to include the New Jersey office, which is based in New Brunswick.
“Dan has proven himself as a successful manager and team leader, and he has consistently exceeded client expectations,” said Bill Gilbane III, senior vice president of Gilbane’s New York division. “Dan’s decades of experience and commitment to workers and client satisfaction are invaluable as we welcome our New Jersey portfolio to our New York operations.”
Shea, a 30-year industry veteran, previously served as vice president with the Providence, Rhode Island-based firm. Gilbane said he “has maintained integrity-based relationships with subcontractors and vendors and successfully coordinated estimates and operations for the projects in his portfolio” throughout his career.
“I’m honored by this promotion and am looking forward to leading the New Jersey team to continue to deliver quality projects,” Shea said. “New York and New Jersey are stronger together. Combining our operations supports our one company approach to create a consistent, quality client experience, regardless of location.”
Gilbane currently has over $700 million worth of work in the New Jersey marketplace, the firm said in a news release. Its New York division now comprises New York City, upstate New York and New Jersey, consisting of nearly 500 employees with a combined work value of almost $4 billion.