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Need help navigating a complex construction challenge?

Let our experts help! Great people are what has made Gilbane the second largest contractor in Baltimore. Our experts have worked on projects across the state and can help you navigate your toughest challenges. Our market experts collaborate with each other to offer you a wide range of expertise. Keep reading to learn how our lessons learned can serve as a valuable resource while planning your next project.

"I have managed Gilbane's Maryland office for over five years. We moved our office from Laurel to Baltimore to better serve our clients from a more central location. Since then, we have built a collaborative team with the knowledge and expertise to help you deliver your next project. Download my vCard to contact me directly."
Ted Holt

Ted Holt Vice President, Gilbane Building Company

Special Projects Group

Adaptive re-use is changing the way we look at real estate

Through adaptive re-use, companies are re-imagining buildings across the country. Schools are transforming office buildings to find space for growing urban populations. Tech firms are attracting young talent by converting warehouses into collaborative office space. Reconsidering an underutilized property can save you time and money, if done correctly. That's why our experts put together a list of watch-outs to consider on your next project, including engaging early, understanding mechanical and electrical requirements and integrating construction activities.


Gilbane transformed the auto body shop above into an incubator space in Baltimore

Providing a personalized project experience

Gilbane maintains a Special Projects Group in our Maryland office to provide specialty construction, tenant improvements and services for projects $20 million and below.  In the past five years, the Maryland Special Projects Group has completed more than 30 commercial projects totaling more than $100 million. This is a strong tenant improvement-trained team with the ability to create your ideal space and personalized experienced while working in an occupied building with minimal disruption to building occupants.

"I have over 15 years of experience in commercial projects and have been Gilbane’s Special Projects Group Director in the Baltimore, MD office since 2014. From the Maryland Zoo to The Baltimore Sun and GlaxoSmithKline, my group has performed work all over the state of Maryland. My job is to bring you not only a personalized project experience but also the best practices of a large construction management firm. Download my vCard to contact me directly."
Brian Malanchuk

Brian Malanchuk Senior Project Executive, Special Projects Group


Getting the most out of your project's funding

Through value management, you can identify the function of an item, establish a value for that function and provide the most cost-effective solution. When evaluating each solution you must ask yourself: Does it take less time? Does it affect other systems? Is it more or less energy efficient? Do we like how it will look? Answering questions like these will help you determine the right solutions for your project. 

Here are some components to keep in mind early in the design phase:

  • Road relocations
  • Facade
  • LEED components
  • Utilities

Contact our experts who can help you determine areas for cost savings using Gilbane's value management best practices.

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saved clients over $20 million

Value Management

Educational facilities experience

Not all institutions are alike. Some require private donations for their funding while others need qualified school construction bonds. Our experts can help you navigate your budget no matter what type of facility you are building.

Clients we serve include:

  • Private and public higher education
  • Private and public K-12
  • Community colleges

Facilities types we specialize in:

"I have more than 30 years of experience in public and private education, including both K-12 and higher education institutions. Serving as a senior project executive on multiple projects, my specialty is guiding clients from preconstruction through procurement, GMP development and construction activities as effortlessly as possible; no matter what the facility type may be – academic to sports and recreation. Download my vCard to contact me directly."
Jonathan Dickinson

Jonathan Dickinson Senior Project Executive, Education

"As a 20-year construction veteran, I have worked on public K-12 and community college facilities throughout Maryland. I have a strong background in project planning, with a focus on design and constructability reviews. From academic to healthcare-focused facilities, I have completed over two million square feet in education projects. Download my vCard to contact me directly."
Arland Knipe

Arland Knipe, LEED AP Project Executive, Education


Making your building a reality

From corporate offices to mixed-use developments and unique retail spaces, we have the construction and program management expertise to tackle the complexities of your commercial construction project. Through collaboration, innovative processes and a superior safety record, we help you meet your project goals on-time and within budget.


"As Gilbane’s Director of Commercial Markets for the Maryland office, I bring 35 years of experience in commercial development to the table. My cache of best practices and lessons learned is extensive; ranging from apartments and hotels to high rise office buildings. Overall, my experience includes more than three million square feet of commercial market experience. Download my vCard to contact me directly."
Mike Ricketts

Mike Ricketts Senior Project Executive, Commercial


Proactive, flexible construction

From advances in healthcare technology to changing patient demographics and reimbursements, institutions like yours are facing revolutionary transformations affecting the delivery of efficient, patient-centered care. When these changes result in the need for updates or a new facility, you can turn to Gilbane for healthcare building solutions that are innovative, efficient and plan for the unique construction challenges of the healthcare market.


"I’ve worked with healthcare clients across Maryland helping them solve technical, cost and logistical construction challenges for nearly 30 years. As the Director of Healthcare for Gilbane’s Mid-Atlantic Division, I have had the pleasure of collaborating with some of the top healthcare providers in the area including Children’s National Medical Center, INOVA, Frederick Memorial Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital. Download my vCard to contact me directly."
Gary Orton

Gary Orton, LEED AP Vice President, Healthcare

"Over the course of my career, I have been guiding healthcare clients through preconstruction, procurement, GMP development and construction phase activities. I understand the key issues facing hospital construction such as maximizing budgets, managing labor shortages and utilizing modular construction. From master service agreements to phased renovations to new construction, I have delivered hundreds of healthcare projects during my nearly 30 years in the industry. Download my vCard to contact me directly."
Nick Raico

Nick Raico, HCC Senior Project Executive, Healthcare

Sports and Recreation

Constructing the fan experience

Sports and recreation facilities are often the heartbeat of a campus or downtown area – generating excitement and local pride. When your fans arrive on opening day, your venue must be ready. Gilbane will meet this need head on through our Lean construction approach. From pre-assembly of materials to smart ordering of long-lead items, such as stadium seating or digital signage, you can be assured of timely delivery with our team.

“I have been in the construction industry for more than 20 years and have helped build sports and entertainment venues for clients across Maryland. From executing major renovations at the New Cole Field House to upgrading the fan experience at M&T Bank Stadium, I am constantly looking for ways to maximize value while reducing cost. I provide my clients the guidance they need to afford the features that will make any venue a long-term success. Download my vCard to contact me directly.”

Corey Sarver

Corey Sarver Senior Project Executive, Sports and Recreation

Science and Technology

Building Today For Tomorrow's Needs

Today’s life sciences facilities house groundbreaking research, cure diseases and protect against dangerous outbreaks. Construction involving Research & Development and Biopharmaceutical facilities require precision, vital documentation and compliance with stringent regulations. To take on the challenges of ever-changing needs of laboratory spaces, complex MEP systems and the rigorous requirements for secure, sterile facilities, Gilbane will approach your construction needs with an owner’s perspective.


"With more than 30 years of experience in construction, I have gained valuable lessons learned and best practices managing technically complex projects. I work with quality control managers to meet stringent BSL standards, implement quality control procedures and follow above-standard safety protocols. My experience lies in the pharmaceuticals, higher education, healthcare and commercial markets where technical components like labs, specialized building control systems and research spaces are common. Download my vCard to contact me directly."
Ted Trester

Ted Trester Senior Project Executive, Science and Technology

Additional Resources

"With 30 years of experience in facilities planning,  I have served as Director of Gilbane’s Transition Planning and Management team for more than 15 years. Our focus is on fully understanding your vision for your new/renovated facility and helping you plan and execute a seamless activation of your new space and the transition of your existing operations. We have a proven track record in the national healthcare, research and development, federal/public, commercial and education markets for saving our clients time and money by eliminating disruption to their ongoing business."
Carolyn Pfude

Carolyn Pfude Director Transition Planning & Management (TPM)

"We are committed to building a diverse workforce and expanding opportunities for local, small and disadvantaged businesses in construction. At Gilbane, I work with clients and our teams across the country to establish local inclusion strategies for their projects. In Maryland, we collaborate with local agencies and industry partners to provide access to resources that help local, small and disadvantaged businesses build capacity."

Linda Graves

Linda Graves Vice President, Director of Community Affairs

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