Gilbane Building Company Hires New Project Executive in Chicago Office

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Seasoned Industry Veteran Bringing Significant Regional Experience to His Role Developing New Opportunities and Supporting Clients Served by Gilbane’s Chicago Operations

John Eckerle Project Executive Gilbane Building Company Chicago Office

“He is the perfect fit for our MPEA McCormick Place Development project, said Fred Borich, Gilbane Senior Manager of Business Development.

Gilbane Building Company announced the recent hire of John Eckerle as Project Executive for the Chicago office. He has extensive experience in the management and field supervision of engineering and construction of government and private facilities. In his role, he will be responsible for overseeing the Chicago Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) McCormick Place Development projects.

“He is the perfect fit for our MPEA McCormick Place Development project. He has worked on various projects for McCormick Place including the New South Building, Lakeside Center Renovations, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Parking Garage, Meeting and Corporate Center, as well as, the relocation of streets and highways to accommodate expansion,” said Fred Borich, Gilbane Senior Manager of Business Development.

Eckerle brings more than 47 years of construction experience to his role as Project Executive. Prior to joining Gilbane, Eckerle was Vice President at AECOM, where he began his career as a Field Engineer.

A graduate of the University of Florida and Texas A&M, and a Project Management Professional (PMP), Eckerle has strong industry connections and has served on the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Membership Committee as the Chairperson and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois.

About Gilbane, Inc.
Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-run company, Gilbane has more than 50 offices worldwide. For more information, visit

Gilbane’s Chicago office has been providing building construction management, program management, design-build and general contracting services since 1978. Gilbane’s overall approach includes owner and design team support in all facets of preconstruction, construction, move-in, testing, and commissioning.

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