We believe in customer service and keeping the best interests of each client at the forefront of every project. If there are opportunities to save costs, expedite schedules, or enhance the built environment, clients can be assured that we will offer recommendations and suggestions.
Secondly, and as a minority company ourselves, we believe in the practice of providing an ethnically and culturally diverse workplace and giving disadvantaged employees and subcontractors an opportunity to improve their economic status.
Gilford was founded in 1984 by Henry Gilford as a Civil Engineering firm and moved into General Contracting ten years later. Today, Gilford is a small, African American and Veteran Owned commercial general contracting firm that provides engineering and construction services throughout the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan region as well as internationally.
Gilford currently holds the following small and minority business certifications: Disadvantaged Small Business/DBE (DOT), Small, Women and Minority/SWaM (Virginia), Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/LDBE (MWAA), and Minority Business Enterprise/MBE (MDOT).
FOUNDER AND CEO
As Chief Executive, Mr. Gilford oversees the corporation’s strategic management, marketing, and business development. He also has executive responsibility for firm operations including planning, estimating, project management, marketing, staffing, recruiting, financial management, and field operations. He provides leadership and executive supervision for all projects, proposal development, contract negotiations, and client relations.
As President, Ms. Gilford provides day-to-day executive management of firm operations including financial management, strategic planning, administrative policies and procedures, staffing and recruiting, and project governance to provide optimal support for each project. She acts on behalf of Gilford Corporation for contractual instruments, sub-contracting agreements, bonding, and all financial matters.
Gilford Corporation offers a variety of general contracting and construction management services including design / build, design-bid-build, agency construction management, and construction management “at-risk” services.