The following are profiles of top executives of the highest-ranking companies on the following lists: Commercial General Contractors, published on March 17; Commercial Landscape Contractors, Sept. 8; Electrical Contractors, Feb. 10; HVAC Contractors, Sept. 8; licensed contractors on the Solar Companies list, June 16.Commercial general contractorsRichard GhilottiGhilotti Construction Co., 246 Ghilotti Ave., Santa Rosa 95407; 707-585-1221; ghilotti.com; 425 employees; '13 revenues: North Bay $142.2 million, companywide $190.0 million
President and Chief Executive Officer Dick Ghilotti, 67, co-founded the general engineering contracting company in 1992. The company, which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, has established offices in Marin and Napa counties and the East Bay and acquired North Bay Construction in 2010.
Revenues increased 25 percent companywide and nearly 44 percent for North Bay projects last year. The largest projects last year were $20 million in site work for the new Sutter Health medical center set to open this month north of Santa Rosa, $8.5 million at the Deer Creek Village shopping center project in Petaluma, and $7.8 million for SMART's maintenance facility and pathways in various cities in Sonoma and Marin counties.
A large project this year is $53 million on Interstate 580 in Livermore.
Widening of Highway 12 through Jameson Canyon between Napa and Solano counties, a project the company was involved with, was recognized in the October issue of Roads & Bridges trade magazine as one of the top projects nationwide, according to readers.Mike GhilottiGhilotti Bros., 525 Jacoby St., San Rafael 94901; 415-454-7011; ghilottibros.com; 100 employees; '13 revenue: North Bay $62.8 million, companywide $98.6 million
Mike Ghilotti, 52, became president in 2000 of the general engineering contracting company his grandfather James Ghilotti started in 1914.
Revenue last year increased 5.9 percent for North Bay projects and 9.4 percent companywide.
Major projects last year were $20 million for widening Highway 12 through Jameson Canyon, $5 million for the first phase of the SMART rail line between Sonoma and Marin counties and $5 million in road improvements leading to the Graton Casino & Resort, finished in November in Rohnert Park.
A big project this year is $72 million for widening the Petaluma River Bridge on Highway 101 in Petaluma.Roger NelsonMidstate Construction, 1180 Holm Rd., Petaluma 94954; 707-762-3200; midstateconstruction.com; 65 employees; '13 revenues: $84.0 million
Roger Nelson, 68, has been owner and president of 78-year-old Midstate for 36 years.
Big projects last year were $23 million in Petaluma the East Washington Place regional mall project, named a Business Journal Top Real Estate Projects winner for 2013, $12.7 million for the performing arts building at College of Marin in Kentfield and $8 million for Kellgren Senior Apartments in Petaluma.
Big projects this year have been $10.8 million for Dublin's public safety complex and $8 million for the latest expansion of The Meritage Resort & Spa in south Napa. Midstate also completed the $20 million-plus, 56,000-square-foot new science and humanities building at College of the Redwoods in Eureka.Glen GhilottiTeam Ghilotti, 2531 S. Petaluma Blvd., Petaluma 94952; 707-763-8700; teamghilotti.com; 35 employees; '13 revenues: $15.0 million
President Glen Ghilotti, 56, started this general engineering contracting company in 2007, the fourth Ghilotti family business in the North Bay.
He is the son of Henry "Babe" Ghilotti, co-founder of San Rafael-based general engineering contracting company Magiorra & Ghilotti and what is now Petaluma-based Shamrock Materials. He got into the construction business driving a truck for the family business as a teenager.