Roger L. Gildea is the principal of RLG Construction Consultants LLC. He is a highly accomplished and skilled construction manager with over 35 years of experience in a variety of construction industries.
Roger’s experience in construction began from a “hands on” perspective at a very young age working for the original parent company, Goodea Construction Co. Working summers and every vacation he spent that time laboring on a variety of projects. Upon graduating from college with a degree in Construction Management, he began working as a field superintendent on a day-to-day basis. Establishing a satellite office in 1983 in Indiana, PA allowed him to build $26 million in construction projects in six years. These projects included multi-story high rises, a medical office complex (96,000 sq ft.), secondary education buildings and commercial/retail spaces.
Returning to Meadville in 1989, Roger continued to advance his experience and expertise in the commercial/industrial construction industry. Continuing to work primarily in the buildings trades, he completed many projects in the areas of industrial construction, secondary education, retail and institutional. Also during this time Roger began managing projects for Pipeline System Inc (PSI). His focus for PSI is in the construction of water and wastewater treatment facilities, for which he has successfully completed dozens of treatment plant projects.
In 1998, in an effort to reengage in building trades construction, Roger founded GilCon and Associates (GCA). This firm has been successfully operating in the tristate area for 20 years. GCA operates as an open shop general contractor. GCA’s primary focus is on construction projects in the areas of historical restoration, banking, retail, higher education and industrial construction.
Next, as PSI continued to grow in the energy industry, Roger added his construction knowledge to the PSI team. PSI’s primary function in the energy sector is the building of natural gas pipelines and facilities, where Roger’s past experiences were a natural fit. PSI has completed numerous facility project and continues to perform this work today.
As the companies continue to evolve, and the growth and direction for all is towards energy, Roger decided to start RLG Construction Consulting (RLG) as a way to reengage his love of building trades. The goal of RLG is to focus Roger’s 35+ years in the construction industry to aid customers with a variety of construction services, including but not limited to project planning, project management, historical restoration, value engineering, independent inspection and consulting on energy and water/wastewater treatment.