Gilbane Building Company has hired Jim Carpenter as the Operations Manager for the Philadelphia office. In his role, Jim will support the local leadership by focusing on maximizing efficiencies, exceeding financial goals and mentoring employees to support continued growth. He will also focus on process improvement, leveraging technology and enhancing the services we provide to our clients across Greater Philadelphia.

Jim will expand workforce planning and maximize opportunities for development and employee engagement throughout the business unit. Additionally, he will lead the support services in Philadelphia including quality, safety, purchasing, estimating, scheduling and training.

“Our Philadelphia office continues to expand our healthcare, higher education and commercial portfolios, and we believe Jim is the perfect person to help support this growth,” says Shawn Carlin, Vice President. “Jim brings expertise in large, technical projects as well as the desire to build a strong team grounded in Gilbane’s core values. His industry experience will be invaluable, and we are happy to welcome him into our Gilbane family.”

Throughout his career, Jim has been responsible for all phases of delivery including project planning, conceptual and construction estimating, procurement, design management and construction management. Additionally, he has extensive experience in value engineering, scheduling, cost control and contract management. Jim’s successes span across Greater Philadelphia with notable projects in higher education and healthcare, specifically cancer centers and children’s hospitals.

Jim has been in the construction industry for 32 years. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and is an active member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), American Concrete Institute (ACI) and ASTM International.


About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from preconstruction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has 46 office locations worldwide.

Gilbane’s Philadelphia office sits in the heart of downtown, with an extensive knowledge of the Greater Philadelphia market including construction processes, area subcontractors/suppliers, local M/WBE contractors, and familiarity with the Greater Philadelphia Area jurisdictional authorities. With over 50 years of success in the highly competitive Philadelphia market, Gilbane is committed to continuing the strong tradition of excellence.