BRIAN GILLETTE graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1994. Gillette started with George Shaeffer Construction Company in 1995 as a carpenter. Quickly advancing to the position of site superintendent, Brian constructed a number of homes throughout the valley. Many close relationships with subcontractors and vendors were developed over these years. Gillette was serving in the capacity of both site superintendent and project manager by 2003, responsible for the buyout, budget management, scheduling, and quality control of each project. Gillette was chosen to head Shaeffer’s preconstruction service efforts in 2003. He was responsible for their marketing, initial client contact and contract negotiation. Gillette worked closely with the various architects on estimating, value engineering, and job cost accounting. Additionally, Brian supervised staffing, information technology, insurance procurement, and other duties relating to Shaeffer’s operations. Gillette left George Shaeffer in November 2006 to start Gillette Construction.