Robert Gilbert is Chief Operating Officer at the Collage Companies, a design build, integrated services firm that is an established leader in the construction industry; headquartered in central Florida and working throughout the Southeast.  Bob oversees the company’s operations for a variety of sectors, including commercialtransportationparks and sportshospitalityeducation and religious.

Mr. Gilbert is a certified design-build designated professional (DBIA) with more than 35 years of outstanding construction management and engineering experience. His expertise includes more than $3.5 billion in constructed costs and over a decade of alternative project delivery experience totaling $2.5 billion. He has consistently demonstrated success in developing and delivering infrastructure, water, wastewater and industrial projects to federal, industrial and municipal clients on schedule and within budget. Mr. Gilbert received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from San Diego State University.


  • Project Manager of ASCE “Landmarks in American Civil Engineering History”– Hyperion WWTP Treatment Facility.
  • Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach Waste to Energy ASCE “National Project of the year”.
  • Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach Waste to Energy ACE “Grand Scepter” National Project of the Year.
  • Adjunct Lecturer @ Georgia Southern University & University of Florida for Alternative Project Development.
  • Multiple DBIA National Project of the Year Awards.

Professional Activities:

  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member, Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)
  • Member, American Water Works Association (AWWA)
  • Member, Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)