Todd E. Gates
A native of Virginia, Todd Gates moved to Southwest Florida in the early eighties after visiting the area with his family for many years earlier. Starting his construction career as a laborer and learning the construction industry from the ground up, Mr. Gates quickly advanced to estimating and project management. In 1993, recognizing a void in the commercial marketplace, Mr. Gates set off on his own and founded GATES. Today, the firm is a leading construction management, general contracting and design-build firm with offices throughout Florida and the Republic of Panama, with a footprint which includes the Southeast U.S. and Latin America. As a Southwest Florida resident, he is honored to been involved in many of the area’s iconic and award-winning projects for clients such as The Ritz Carlton, Scripps/Naples Daily News, The Golisano Children’s Hospital, Florida Southwestern State College, The Diocese of Venice, FGCU, just to name a few.
Mr. Gates is passionate about giving back to the community, serving on a wide variety of boards and donating his time and knowledge as a spokesperson for many civic events. He has been the recipient of numerous personal and professional acknowledgements such as “Builder of the Year” by Collier Building Industry Association, “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Gulf Coast Business Review, and “Hall of Fame Laureate” for his support and leadership as a role model for local area youth. Gulfshore Business Magazine recognized him as one of the “Top 50 Power Players” in Southwest Florida, ranking him in the Top 10 on their coveted list. A graduate and highly active alumni member of Leadership Florida, Mr. Gates is not only dedicated to the improvement of his local communities, but also to the state as a whole.