Chairman of the Board
With over 41 years at Ghilotti Bros. and currently as Chairman of the Board Eva’s overall responsibilities include overseeing the board and executive committee meetings, work in partnership with the President and Chief Executive Officer to make sure board resolutions are carried out. Prior to becoming the Chairman of the Board Eva’s scope of responsibility were focused on the overall day-to-day operational details and direction of the office. Including coordinating office staff personnel, management of financials, and implementing procedures to correlate with corporate policy. Also with the oversight and coordination with department heads to resolve potential problems or difficulties and the investigation of potential liabilities to protect company interests.
Eva’s background also includes 16 years with Army Air Corps and U.S. Air Force with a variety of assignments primarily with Training Commands within the Inspector General’s Department. She served as the Administrative Assistant to the Base Commander and on the Comptroller Staff within Reservist Training Program. Her responsibilities included budgeting and reconciling for all expenses for aircraft and equipment used for training Air Force Reserve personnel.
President and Treasurer
As President, Mike’s overall responsibility for the company, from bid estimate review to project completion. coordination of company resources and personnel. Utilization of management staff, monitoring department function, project schedules and job cost performance on company wide basis. Initiates and facilitates project partnering dispute negotiations, and claim preparation, and presentations when necessary.
Prior to becoming President Mike was Vice President of Operations and was responsible for reviews of all project estimates at bid time. Coordination of company resources and personnel at project start-up. Monitoring of project schedules and job cost performance on company wide basis. Before becoming Vice President of Operations Mike was responsible for providing overall management direction on existing projects as Project Manager/Area Manager of GBI. He was responsible at ensuring project objectives, policies, procedures and performance standards coincide with corporate policy. Monitor/control construction through administrative direction of on-site Superintendent to ensure project is completed on schedule and within budget. Investigate potential liabilities to the company. Manage financial aspects of contracts to protect company interests. Oversee all correspondence with state agencies, subcontractors, and suppliers.
Mike is an active member of the construction community and participates in the following associations: Association of Engineering Construction Employers (AECE) Member and former President, California Alliance for Jobs Board Member, Caltrans Construction Partnering Steering Committee (CCPSC) Executive Board Member, Caltrans SBE/DBE Subcommittee of CCPSC - Co-Chair, Engineering & Utility Contractors Association (EUCA) V.P./President-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer 2011-12 and Member, EUCA/Caltrans/SCCA (Quarterly Liaison Meeting) Member/Co-Chair, Foundation for Fair Contracting Board Member, International Partnering Institute (IPI) Founding Member and Board of Advisors, and a Rotary Club of San Rafael Member.
Mike received his Bachelor degree from St. Mary’s College, Moraga in 1984 and his MBA in Construction/Project Management from Golden Gate University, San Francisco in 1987.
Chief Executive Officer and Secretary
As Chief Executive Officer and Secretary, Dante’s responsibilities include overseeing the
management and corporate policies of the company. Dante is also responsible for the management of GBI’s Equipment Division. His responsibilities include the oversight of all shop and field personnel to maintain our heavy construction equipment fleet, fleet organization, maintenance and repair scheduling, parts and supplier procurement, and equipment safety training. Along with managing the coordination and dispatching of all union personnel, equipment and materials on a daily basis and authorized all purchase order requests. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer and Secretary Dante was the Chief Financial Officer. He was responsible for managing the Finance Department employees, reviewing and approving all accounting numbers before publishing, including W.I.P. He also approved all payroll, vendor and subcontractor billings. He was also Vice President of Finance and the Equipment Division. Dante was responsible for all banking and bonding relationships and all equipment financing, including being the liaison with field and management personnel involving potential company liabilities, cost management and controls. Dante is currently President of D&M Equipment, D&M Investment Properties, and MDG Properties.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, since 2006 Dan has developed a finance team to handle the increased annual volume from $50 Million to over $100 Million. With strengthened workflow efficiencies and reduced overhead costs, he has improved the bottom line by well over six figures. In May 2008, he was honored as a Finalist for the San Francisco Business Times/Larkin Street’s Bay Area CFO of the Year Award. Previously, from 1991 to 2006, Dan served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer/Chief Accounting Officer for Marelich Mechanical Co., Inc., an EMCOR Company (Fortune 500), responsible and accountable for all accounting functions for the corporate office in Hayward, CA and five West Coast divisional offices, with consolidated annual revenues over $250 Million. His volunteer work includes being a founding and continuing board member of AIDS Relief Fund for China since 2003. He has served on various Asian and Pacific Islander community and grass roots boards, dedicated to supporting Asian American health issues and developing a positive collective identity in the Bay Area. He is also a member of the Construction Financial Management Association, the Institute of Managerial Accountants and a Life Member of CAL Alumni Association.
Dan received his degree in Economics with a minor concentration in Finance & Accounting from the University of California, Berkeley in 1987.
Vice President of Estimating
With over 25 years of construction and estimating experience as Vice President of Estimating since 2006 Tom is responsible for overseeing the preparation of all estimates from takeoff and conceptual estimates through the finalization of the projects being awarded. Prior to becoming Vice President of Estimating Tom began his career at GBI in 1987 as a Takeoff Engineer followed by five years as a Project Engineer and as Senior Estimator prior to assuming the role of Vice President of Estimating. Signature projects Tom has contributed to are the Crissy Field Tidal Marsh renovation project value of $12 million dollars, San Francisco International Airport Boarding Area A project value of $26 million dollars and the U.S. Highway 101/580 Interchange in San Rafael project valued of $52 million dollars. His participation in construction industry associations includes past President of the Associated of Engineering Construction Employers and current Board Member for Marin Builders Association.
Tom received his Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from UC Davis in 1987. He is also a registered Professional Civil Engineer as of 1992 and Qualified SWPPP Developer and Practitioner as of 2011.
Vice President of Contract Administration
With over 41 years in the construction industry Frank joined GBI in 1988 as Vice President of Estimating then in 2006 was then promoted to Senior Vice President of Contract Administration. Prior to joining GBI Frank worked 17 years for Piazza Construction in San Jose, as an Estimator, Chief Estimator and General Manager. Frank also worked 3 summers when he was attending the University of Santa Clara for the State of California Division of Highways. After graduation from the University of Santa Clara he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army and served 4 years active duty as an officer in the Engineering Branch of the Army, including a tour in Viet Nam. Frank’s current responsibilities include estimating and management of projects but he is also responsible for the coordination of all contracts. Frank provides direction related to negotiating and interpreting construction contracts; assists in compiling and preparing contract documents; establishes and maintains contract records and ensures compliance with contractual terms and conditions.
Franklin received his Bachelors of Civil Engineering in 1967 and his Masters of Business Administration in 1974 both degrees from the University of Santa Clara.
Vice President of Construction
Since joining GBI in 2005 as Vice President of Construction with over 26 years of construction experience Mike is responsible for overseeing all field operations, management and direction of regional construction mangers and project management teams including all field employees for each of our projects. Mike ensures that all resources of the company are managed and coordinated in an efficient manner for all projects, in order to perform work within the budget and ahead of schedule. He is responsible for planning and organizing key field employees to accommodate specific project requirements, monitor project objectives, company policies, procedures, and performance standards of all field personnel. He monitors construction activities and schedules with project teams to ensure successful project completion. He also manages financial aspects of the projects. Signature projects include U.S. Highway 101/580 Interchange project valued of $52 million dollars and 101/Lincoln Freeway Widening project value of $46 million dollars.
Vice President of Operations
Since joined GBI in 1973 Dominic is responsible for managing all field personnel, including general superintendents and foreman. He travels to jobsites, provides training and coaching to field personnel, acts as a liaison between field personnel and management, manages crew performance, motivates field personnel to achieve peak productivity and performance, establishes and implements short and long range goals for project success. Signature projects Dominic has contributed to include Hamilton Air Force Base, Vintage Oaks, Tiburon Point, San Francisco International Airport Inbound/Outbound ramps, and U.S. Highway 101/580 Interchange in San Rafael project valued of $52 million dollars.
Dominic received his degree in Civil Engineering from San Jose State University in 1973.
Senior Vice President of Safety and Quality Control
Frank began his career at GBI in 1956 as a Cement Mason moving up the ranks followed by General Superintendent and moving into the role as Vice President of Construction prior to assuming the role of Senior Vice President Safety and Quality Control. Frank is responsible for overseeing the field operations by recommending safe work practices by incorporating preplanning and training of our employees to help establish jobsite safety and quality control measures. In doing so Frank communicates directly with Superintendents, Foreman and crews to ensure best safety practices are met on the job. He also make certain that all company policies and procedures are understood and implemented consistently throughout. Signature projects Frank has contributed to are the Crissy Field Tidal Marsh renovation project value of $12 million dollars, San Francisco International Airport Boarding Area A project value of $26 million dollars, and the U.S. Highway 101/580 Interchange in San Rafael project valued of $52 million dollars.
Business Development Manager
Since joining GBI in 2009 as Senior Estimator, Kyle was promoted to Business Development Manager in 2010. He is responsible for building relationships with both existing and new clients, meeting client project expectations, and providing clients with information about GBI’s products and services. Kyle's broad background in both field operations and executive management affords our clients a deeper understanding and knowledge of our services during the estimating, pre-construction and construction process. Kyle has over 24 years in the construction industry.
Kyle received his Bachelor’s of Science in Construction Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2001.
Human Resources Generalist
Being the first dedicated Human Resources Generalist with GBI since 2005 Stephanie has contributed to the company many streamlined processes, procedures and policies, as they relate to our employees and culture. Some of these more notable projects include; Performance Management Program, including 360 Degree Reviews, Employee Core Competencies, Intern Program, and GBIU (GBI University) Mentor Program. Stephanie has been a member of the Marin HR Forum since 2004 and current board member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin and Southern Sonoma Counties.
Stephanie received her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, Human Resources Management with a minor in Economics from Sonoma State University in 2003.
Kelly joined GBI in 2008 with over 13 years of construction administration experience. As Office Manager she is responsible for the organization and coordination of office operations, facilities improvements, and corporate events. Additionally, she also is responsible for the design and production of marketing materials, advertising, and website management. Currently Kelly is active member on the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Business Showcase Committee. Additionally, Kelly is also a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin and Southern Sonoma Counties Marketing and Communications Committee.
Kelly received her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from University of Phoenix in 2006.