Paul Choquette III
As senior vice president, Mr. Choquette currently oversees all operations for Gilbane Building Company’s Mid-Atlantic Division. In this role, Mr. Choquette leads the operations, sales, and long-term growth of one of the company’s most mature and fastest-growing regions. The Mid-Atlantic Division, which serves Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, has over 400 employees and $1.3 billion in annual revenues.
A member of the fifth generation of the Gilbane family, Mr. Choquette has worked in all facets of the company. He joined Gilbane in 2001 as a management trainee where he gained valuable experience working as a purchasing agent, scheduling engineer, project engineer, and superintendent. His well-rounded background in the construction industry has enabled him to provide strong leadership while always acting as a strong client advocate. Mr. Choquette was named vice president in 2008 and senior vice president in 2012, after moving to the Washington, DC metro area in 2010.
He has actively pursued continuous learning and development and was selected to attend elite leadership training with both the Global Institute for Leadership Development and FMI (Fails Management Institute) leadership development training.
Mr. Choquette holds an MBA from Northeastern University, a Bachelor of Arts in U.S. history from Brown University and is actively involved in several community outreach initiatives. He is currently the board chair of the Washington, DC affiliate of the ACE Mentor Program (acementor.org). Under Paul’s leadership, the affiliate has increased the number of mentored students by 100 percent and raised over $500,000 in scholarships. The ACE Mentor Program of DC operates in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia. Mr. Choquette is also a board member for the Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Takoma Park and the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the Federal City Council in Washington, DC.