Gilbane Building Company’s John Coughlin Named to Crain’s Cleveland Forty Under 40

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John Coughlin Named to Crain’s Cleveland Forty Under 40 Class of 2017

Gilbane Building Company’s John Coughlin Named to Crain’s Cleveland Forty Under 40

Gilbane Building Company is pleased to announce that John Coughlin has been named to Crain’s Cleveland Forty Under 40 list. This year’s honorees were chosen from a competitive field of worthy candidates. The finalists are a group of up-and-coming professionals and community leaders in the Cleveland area, representing a variety of industry sectors. The Class of 2017 was honored for this great achievement at an awards ceremony on November 20th.

John Coughlin began his career with Gilbane Building Company in 2005 in high school through the co-op program. During his 12-year career, John has worn several hats including project engineer, project manager and his current role as senior manager. In each position, John has made dynamic contributions to his role and to the company, displaying strong leadership qualities and dedication to excellence.

“John has proven himself to be a great asset to our team through his leadership and strong work ethic,” said Tom Laird, Executive Vice President. “He has shown tremendous passion and dedication to providing outstanding service to our team and clients. We are extremely proud of John and are thrilled to have one of our own among Cleveland’s prominent young professionals.”

John is active in his local community. John is a member of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission Associate Board and serves on the Bowling Green State University College of Business Young Alumni Board.

John holds a BBA in Marketing and a BS in Construction Management from Bowling Green State University. He is also a graduate of Gilbane’s Babson Leadership Program and is a LEED Accredited Professional.     

About Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has 48 office locations around the world. For more information, visit

Gilbane has been providing construction management services in Ohio since 1959 and has served clients including the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, MetroHealth System, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, Lakeland Community College, Cuyahoga Community College, The Ohio State University, Cleveland Indians, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, The Andersons, Grange Mutual Insurance and Franklin County. Gilbane is an active participant in the ACE Mentor Program, Rebuilding Together, Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio, The Center for Family Safety and Healing, I Know I Can and Greater Cleveland Partnership.

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