DARREN GILLETT – PresidentDarren Gillett founded Gillett Construction, LLC and is the majority owner and chief executive of the company. He was raised in the construction industry, the son of a successful General Contractor from Calgary, Canada, and the great grandson of the owner of Gillett Brothers Construction that started operations over 100 years ago. Darren started in the industry in 1985 with a contracting firm that did large projects and high rise construction. Darren started Gillett Construction to better maintain his relationships with his clients, many of whom have been very loyal for decades. The company reflects Darren’s unequaled construction knowledge, hands-on construction field experience, project management skills and integrity. Darren’s construction experience includes multi-story podium, multi-story towers, multi-story parking structures, cinemas, ice arenas, rodeo arenas, professional bowling arenas, casinos, hospitality, retail, office buildings and restaurants.
SHANE ZUKE – Vice President - OperationsShane Zuke is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the company. Shane was born into a construction family; his father was a General Contractor in the Midwest. Shane learned the art of concrete and masonry at a very early age. In 1998, he settled in Nevada working for a large commercial general contractor as estimator and project manager. He constantly monitors project progress and cost, maintaining work conformance with schedules and budget requirements. His focus on detail has earned him praise from both clients and sub-contractors. Shane’s construction experience includes multi-story podium, multi-story towers, multi-story parking structures, cinemas, ice arenas, rodeo arenas, professional bowling arenas, casinos, hospitality, retail, office buildings and restaurants.
ERNIE RACZNIAK – General SuperintendentErnie Raczniak oversees the field operations for Gillett Construction. Ernie started in construction at an early age working with his grandfather learning under-ground construction. In 1983, Ernie joined the construction industry as a carpenter on large projects. His knowledge of construction, attention to detail and insistence on safety brought him up to foreman, superintendent and then general superintendent. With over thirty-two years of experience, Ernie has successfully built all types of projects including multi-story podium, multi-story towers, multi-story parking structures, cinemas, ice arenas, rodeo arenas, professional bowling arenas, casinos, hospitality, retail, office buildings and restaurants.
MYRON FREUND – Project ManagerMyron delivers over 17 years of experience in the construction industry with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. He possess a business management background, has a diverse project experience including work as a Land Surveyor, Underground Forman, Project Superintendent and Project Manager. Myron has a broad base of project experience including tenant improvements, restaurants, banks, high rise buildings, and complete medical office buildings. He possess a proven track record of individual and team performance with a deep knowledge of all the trades and experience with owners, developers, architects and building department officials. Myron is proficient in AutoCAD, SureTrak Scheduling, and all computer software related to construction documentation. He is a results oriented individual with excellent problem solving skills.
In the 1990’s, Myron played in the Minor Leagues of the NHL right here in Las Vegas. In his spare time, Myron continues with his passion of Hockey in a local league where he became friends with Darren Gillett, our companies’ founder. Which led him to join the team here at Gillett Construction.