• Ghilotti Bros., Inc. Announces its First Chief Operating Officer: Thomas G. Barr

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    July 25, 2019
    Ghilotti Bros., Inc. is very proud and excited to announce that Thomas G. Barr (Tom), Vice President of Estimating at Ghilotti Bros. Inc., (GBI) in San Rafael, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, effective August 1, 2019.  

    Tom is a multi-generation San Rafael native. His great grandfather, William Barr Sr., arrived in San Rafael from Scotland in 1875. William Sr. prospered as a General Contractor constructing many local projects, including work at the San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo.  Tom was hired by Mario Ghilotti, renowned for his sharp eye for exceptional talent, on June 15, 1987 for the role of Take-off Engineer.  For 32 years, Tom has steadily moved up the ladder to a Project Engineer, an Estimator, the VP of Estimating, and now as GBI’s first ever Chief Operating Officer.

    As we close-in on the busy summer construction season, we are very excited for Tom to step into this new role.  Tom’s leadership abilities lend great strength and stamina to the demands of a COO and GBI.  Tom has continued to forge and develop the structure for the outstanding work of our Estimating Department since taking over from Mr. Frank D. Ruona in 2006. 

    Tom is a past President of both the Association of Engineering Construction Employers and the Marin Builders Association and most recently, was the recipient of the inaugural Peter Arrigoni Community Leadership Award. This award was established in recognition of an individual’s excellence in industry leadership, community involvement, commitment to education and support of the association. 

    We look forward to more of Tom’s excellent leadership and stability, supporting the future growth, innovation, and productivity of our company as we enter our 105th year at Ghilotti Bros., Inc.

    Tom Barr, Chief Operating Officer
    (415) 454-7011, tomb@ghilottibros.com
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