Industry Veteran Jeff Janicek Joins Gilbane Chicago as Senior Project Executive

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Janicek joins Gilbane Building Company as Senior Project Executive

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Gilbane Building Company announced today that Jeff Janicek joined the team as a senior project executive and healthcare market leader for the Chicago business unit. Janicek has 37 years of experience in the Midwest construction industry. He will leverage his unique and relevant expertise to drive project consistency and elevate Gilbane’s focus on the healthcare, life sciences, and higher education markets.

In his role, Janicek will combine his construction expertise with best practices and lessons learned from various experiences to expand Gilbane’s strong project portfolio. He is passionate about finding solutions to challenges on complex projects, promoting client advocacy, developing the next generation of construction leaders, and driving company strategies and initiatives.

“We are thrilled to have Jeff Janicek join our leadership team in Chicago. He offers notable strengths in leading teams, planning strategy, managing relationships, and constructing complex projects,” said Karrie Kratz, vice president and business leader for Gilbane Chicago. “He brings an extensive track record of success on healthcare projects that will support our growth in this strategic market.”

During his career, Janicek has developed and executed successful business plans that resulted in company creation and growth. He is an advocate and industry leader in implementing Lean construction practices. He believes this mindset will transform the industry to a higher level of value for both clients and contractors. Janicek has led numerous high-profile projects for healthcare clients, including Silver Cross Hospital, Advocate Aurora Health, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Rush University Medical Center, and Northwestern Medicine.

"My past experiences have given me relevant insights and perspectives into the complexities of healthcare, life sciences, and higher education construction,” said Janicek. “I’m eager to share and exchange those experiences with my team members at Gilbane and work together to build exceptional outcomes for our clients and project partners.”

Janicek has a construction engineering degree from Bradley University and is a certified healthcare contractor.    

About Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from preconstruction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build, and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1870 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 45 office locations worldwide. Since 1978, Gilbane has delivered innovative construction solutions in Chicago for clients across multiple market sectors, including healthcare, higher education, K-12, and public sector, corporate and interiors, developer, residential, life sciences, and industrial.

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