Gilbane Building Company’s Houston Office Gains Company Veteran John Abbott

HOUSTON, Texas — Gilbane Building Company announced that Project Executive John Abbott has relocated to Gilbane’s Houston, Texas office after 18 successful years at the company’s Connecticut location. Abbott has been with Gilbane since 1996 when he joined the Glastonbury office as a project engineer. He has been in the construction industry for more than 19 years.

Sep_eNews_AbbottNow based in Gilbane’s Houston office, Abbott is leading efforts for the build-out of the Methodist Hospital Research Institute—70,000 square feet of laboratory and office space on multiple levels. Experienced in all facets of phasing, site logistics and sequence-demanding jobs with a focus on the healthcare and water/wastewater market sectors, Abbott has led a diverse range of complex projects working with clients throughout Connecticut, including the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford; Norwalk and Danbury Hospitals; the Norwalk Water Pollution Control Authority; the New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority; Trinity College in Hartford; St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport and the Town of Manchester.

“John’s significant experience across the healthcare and water/wastewater market sectors are going to be tremendous assets to our Houston office and will help us increase our presence in those markets,” said Dan Gilbane, senior vice president and manager of the company’s Southwest business unit. “Clients in Connecticut have always had great things to say about working with John so I am very excited that he has decided to bring his industry expertise and commitment to superior client service to our team here in Texas.”

Abbott is a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a recipient of the 2013 Contractor of the Year award presented by the Fairfield Building Trades in Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Abbott holds degrees in construction management and civil engineering from the University of Maine and he is a LEED accredited professional. He is also a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering and is a Certified Healthcare Constructor.


Posted September 9, 2014

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