Holland Construction Services has hired John Gillespie as its newest project director. Gillespie will primarily focus on Holland’s healthcare-related projects. He joins Holland with more than 28 years of experience working on a variety of projects, including several major medical facilities.
Gillespie will bring his short and long-term strategic thinking skills to Holland’s project management team. He will guide the pre-construction and construction process for health-care projects, and focus on the growth of Holland’s team members.
“I was looking for a company committed to sustained growth, and a commitment to maintaining a culture of synergy and integrity,” said Gillespie. “Holland exceeded my expectations. I am honored to be part of this company, and I am excited to work with the amazing people at Holland.”
Gillespie has overseen a variety of multi-million-dollar healthcare projects which includes serving as construction director on a large $550 million expansion for a major medical center in St. Louis. Alongside his experience in health care, Gillespie also has experience leading construction teams in the commercial and industrial markets.
Gillespie has spent more than two decades working in the St. Louis area where he has held project engineer, project manager, senior project manager and project director titles. He is a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Architectural Engineering degree program, focusing on the design of building mechanical systems.
“We are excited to have John join our team,” said Holland Director of Operations Mike Deihl. “His experience and personality will reinforce our client-focused approach and continue to build solid relationships with the subcontractor and supplier community. He will be a great team leader at Holland.”