Gilbane Rising Contractors

Building More Than Buildings. Building Partnerships.

Apply for 2022 Sessions

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.

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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

Program at a Glance

Program Graduates
Gilbane Team Members
Program Eligibility

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:

John Rooney

Economic Inclusion Manager

Email: or call 646-682-2270