Vince_Jake_Gilmore OK, so we’re going to come right out with it:

Jake Gilmore, our founder and chief executive officer, seated right, is a soft-spoken man who likes to avoid the limelight, fly under the radar, go unnoticed, keep things simple …

So, let’s just say the media spotlight isn’t exactly where he feels most comfortable. However, he shines brightly in this profile of his career reported by Floyd Brandt for

We appreciate that Mr. Brandt recounts how Jake’s construction career started right here in Denver with projects around the house — including a back yard landscape and gazebo reflective of his mother’s native country, Japan. Today, Gilmore is a multimillion-dollar firm employing dozens of people — including Jake’s brother, Vince Gilmore, who serves as Gilmore’s director of business development and is seated with Jake above.

“Jake Gilmore has built one of Colorado’s larger and more diversified construction companies. Jake prides himself in the fact that Gilmore Construction offers clients not only expertise in a wide variety of core construction activities but; they offer it with quality and client satisfaction. Striving for quality workmanship, Gilmore Construction has been offered new project opportunities by many of its satisfied and happy clients.

‘Primarily what we do is provide the service for construction. We’re trying to make something happen for someone whether it’s a contracting officer, an agency, or facilities manager. We may get a call from a facilities manager that has a door that doesn’t work properly. We’ll send a person out, figure out what will make it right and get the problem fixed – the prospect is happy and hopefully we have a friend for life.'”