GATES Construction is pleased to announce the promotion of Marco Petretta and Thomas McQueary. Mr. Petretta has been promoted from Project Director to Director of Construction & Operations. As Director of Construction & Operations, Mr. Petretta is responsible for overall project coordination, from preconstruction stage and permitting, to owner occupancy. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and holds an ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate. Mr. Petretta graduated from the University of Toronto and received his B.A.S. in Civil Engineering and a MEng in Structural Engineering. In 1999, he relocated to Florida and began working as a Structural Design Engineer before moving in to the construction field in 2001 and joining GATES in 2007. Mr. Petretta will be celebrating his 10th year at GATES Construction this year.
Thomas McQueary has been promoted from Senior Estimator to Director of Preconstruction & Estimating. As Director of Preconstruction & Estimating, Mr. McQueary is responsible for overseeing the estimating department in providing comprehensive estimating for material take-offs and labor estimates as well as developing subcontractor scopes and bidding criteria. He collaborates with executive staff and project teams in all preconstruction services including sequencing, design review, constructability and life cycle analysis, value engineering, cost/budget analysis, and strategic planning all aspects of the projects. Mr. McQueary has a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Technology/Management from Indiana State University. In 2015, Mr. McQueary moved from his home state of Indiana to join GATES Construction at their Bonita Springs headquarters. Congratulations goes out to both Marco and Thomas on their great accomplishments and future success at GATES Construction.