After three years assisting Gilbane Building Company’s Southwest Regional Team in Houston, Texas, Vice President Bob Harper has rejoined the Arizona business unit in Phoenix as the senior business development manager.

Harper, a Gilbane employee for more than 44 years, brings local expertise and an in-depth network throughout the community back to Arizona. His experience in Arizona includes such notable clients as Arizona State University, University of Arizona, City of Phoenix and Maricopa County.

“The Arizona business unit is focused on serving our clients in the educational and municipal markets, and given Bob’s unique understanding of these multifaceted markets, we’re pleased to have him back with the team,” said Tom Goderre, Gilbane Vice President and manager of the company’s Arizona business unit. “His knowledge of our firm and clients will play a valuable role in driving the growth in Arizona and continuing to ensure that our clients have a trusted partner and advocate.”

“I’m excited to come back to Arizona,” said Harper, “I’m proud to call it my home. We have a great team of construction professionals and I look forward to connecting with clients and design partners to show them how we can continue to help build their success in Arizona.”

Harper is active in many local and national construction organizations including Alliance for Construction Excellence at Arizona State University, the Construction Management Association of America and the GSA National Register of Peer Professionals.