Our outreach and engagement strategies go beyond meeting mandated goals; they're about building relationships and providing opportunities for diverse and disadvantaged businesses.
The Gilbane Rising Contractor program provides our diverse and disadvantaged trade partners an opportunity to develop and broaden their industry skills and knowledge, while also gaining first-hand insight on working with Gilbane.
While there are existing business training programs out there, our program focuses on the practical; what do you need to do to work with Gilbane and complete our projects successfully?
Through eight, two-hour weekly sessions led by Gilbane subject matter experts, participants develop relationships through knowledge sharing centered around topics such as estimating, accounting, insurance, and business development
Each session is split into two parts; the first hour is devoted to educating the participants on the scheduled topic from a national perspective. The second hour is dedicated to regional breakout groups, where participants engage with Gilbane team members from their region to cover any local topics or concerns and answer questions.
We look forward to a time where we can meet in person again. However, for the safety of our team and partners, the 2021 Rising Contractor sessions will continue to be held virtually.
We are now accepting applications for 2022 sessions. Classes take place weekly on Tuesday evenings from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.
Fall 2021 Session Topics
Introduction to Gilbane (9/28/21)
Learn more about Gilbane, our processes, and the resources available to you as a Rising Contractor.
Explore our prequalification process as you familiarize yourself with our www.ibidpro.com software.
Winning Work (10/12/21)
Discussion focused on the estimating process, successful bidding strategies, and using the de-scoping process to promote improved bidding.
Managing for Success (10/19/21)
Proven successful project management strategies are discussed in tandem with schedule maintenance and milestone dates.
Mitigating Risk (10/26/21)
Proven risk mitigation strategies will be outlined through a discussion on safety and insurance.
Developing Financial Strength (11/2/21)
Explore billing steps encountered on a Gilbane project and hear from accounting on managing cash flow and accessing capital.
Leveraging Technology (11/9/21)
Hear from our VDC team on how we use technology to aid in coordination and pre-planning with our trade subcontractors.
Business Development & Networking (11/16/21)
Analyze the “Go-No-Go” decision-making process and review techniques for evaluating lead probability, as well as networking techniques for growth.
Program at a Glance
Learn more regarding eligibility requirements, next steps, and upcoming deadlines.
Rising Contractor Benefits
Partner with a Gilbane mentor, gain practical insight on Gilbane processes, and more.
Build With Us
Contractor registration is just a click away with iBidPro; an application that streamlines the bidding process to save time and money.
Questions? Contact our 2021 program champion:
Economic Inclusion Manager
Email: JRooney@Gilbaneco.com or call 646-682-2270