Mr. Mark D. Cunningham is area manager for the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of Hampton Roads (formerly known as Tidewater, Virginia). In this position, Mr. Cunningham leads the effort to increase Gilbane Building Company’s presence throughout southeastern Virginia and portions of North Carolina, focusing on governmental, higher education, utilities, and K-12 markets.
Mr. Cunningham, a construction industry veteran and a member of the Gilbane team for 32 years, was appointed vice president in December 2010 and served as regional support operations manager in Columbus, OH, before relocating to the Mid-Atlantic area last fall. At the beginning of Mr. Cunningham’s career, he spent six years in the Mid-Atlantic region working on several projects including a three year assignment on one of the largest pharmaceutical complexes in the country — GlaxoSmithKline in North Carolina.
While in Gilbane’s Central Region, Mr. Cunningham helped achieve outstanding customer satisfaction working with a wide range of clients including Grange Mutual Insurance Corporate Headquarters, multiple labs for the Battelle Memorial Institute, and the Franklin County Courthouse.
An award-winning construction professional, Mr. Cunningham is the recipient of such honors as the 2008 Construction Waste Management Award; Gilbane’s 2001, 2006, 2007, and 2011 Iver Johnson Builders of the Year Regional Award; and Gilbane’s 2006 Paul J. Choquette Safety Excellence Award.
Mr. Cunningham is recognized in the industry for his honesty, ethics, leadership, technical and communications abilities. He has a hard earned reputation as a good listener, a “universal translator” of client expectations, and an excellent organizer, facilitator and leader of teams on large, complex projects. With his impressive experience and innovative mindset, Mr. Cunningham is a valuable resource to both the area and its clients.
Mr. Cunningham is an ordained minister and married to Margie and also the proud father of three blessings; David, Amaris, and Jonathan.