Ghilotti Construction Company Celebrates 100 Years in Business With a Gala Invitation-Only Reception September 13 at the Buck Institute

NOVATO, Calif.--()--Ghilotti Construction Company (GCC), the North Bay’s largest engineering general contractor with headquarters in Santa Rosa, will mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the business this Saturday, September 13. This event will begin with a reception including dinner, dancing and special attractions for invited guests and the media at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging starting at 4:30 p.m. Attire is festive, but ties are not required. Please bring layers for the evening.

“From Stone Walls to Super Highways, Paving the Way for the Future.”

Notable GCC projects over the years include the Marin County Civic Center, Sonoma Raceway, the 49ers Stadium in Santa Clara, Sutter Medical Center Santa Rosa, the San Francisco International Airport runway expansion, the Graton Rancheria Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park, George Lucas’ Big Rock Ranch, a phase of the Geyser’s pipeline construction, site work at the Mayacama Golf Club, and the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University, etc.

The afternoon program starts with a champagne reception in the atrium, featuring a photo gallery showing scenes of several major construction projects, followed by a film showing highlights of the firm’s many construction projects over 10 decades as it built much of the core infrastructure of Northern California. Speakers will include Ralph O’Rear, Buck Institute Vice President and Facilities Manager, Keith Wood, President of the 1,800-member North Bay Builders Exchange, and Richard Ghilotti, President and Owner of Ghilotti Construction Company, and grandson of the founder.

Guests will be invited to walk to the outdoor courtyard where a Sky Bar will be located overlooking the valley. A walk-around sunset strolling dinner will feature multiple food stations. Dozens of classic vintage-to-modern construction equipment used by GCC over the past century will line the driveway. A bi-plane with a banner honoring the occasion will fly overhead along with a formation of WWII-era P-51 warbirds. Dancing will continue until 10 p.m. Other attractions will include a lazer light show and tours of the Buck Institute.

This occasion will also be marked by the first release of a new limited-edition hardcover book recapping the first century (1914-2014) of Ghilotti Construction Company entitled, “From Stone Walls to Super Highways, Paving the Way for the Future.”

NOTE: Bay Area and North Bay working press representatives are cordially invited to attend. RSVP by calling Robin or Carolyn at (707) 585-1221 and be prepared to show your media credentials at the gate. Photo opportunities will be available along with a chance to interview Richard Ghilotti and 4th generation members of this family owned and operated company with revenues in excess of $200 million in 2014.


Ghilotti Construction Company
Carolyn Murakami, 707-585-1221
HR Director