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1942

Jacob Gabrielse forms Gabe’s Construction as a partner ship with sons John, George and Edwin. Initial work is to install drain tiles for local farmers to help increase production for the war effort

1949

Gabe’s enters the Natural Gas construction as natural gas is brought to Wisconsin from Texas

1954

Jacob Gabrielse passes away

1956

John Hermann becomes a partner with John, George and Edwin Gabrielse

1960

Gabe’s Construction is performing underground utility construction in the greater Midwestern States

1963

Gabe’s Construction incorporates

1963

Northeastern Equipment Company is formed by John, George and Edwin Gabrielse and John Hermann

1968

Repair shop and storage facility is built at our current location in Sheboygan, Wisconsin

1974

Third generation (Ken, Jack and Tim Gabrielse and James Hermann) formally enters the business

1979

Ken, Jack and Tim Gabrielse, and James Hermann are named vice presidents of Gabe’s Construction Co., Inc.

1980

John Hermann passes away

1982

John Gabrielse retires from corporation

1984

George and Jack Gabrielse resign from Gabe’s Construction and start their own company

1985

Gabe’s Construction is awarded their first contract to build portion of the fiber optic backbone across the United States. Gabe’s eventually lays over 5,500 miles of Fiber optic cable

1987

Corporate office building is built at the present location

1997

James Hermann is named CEO, Tim Gabrielse is named President and Ken Gabrielse is named Executive Vice President of Northeastern and Gabe’s Construction

1997

Gabe’s Construction understands the need for turnkey construction services within the growing Telecommunications market and develops an internal engineering and maintenance group – GTS Technical Services. Contract is awarded to Gabe’s to design, build and maintain fiber optic system in Chicago, Illinois.

1998

Northeastern Equipment acquires the stock of Gabe’s Construction Co., Inc.

1999

Gabe’s is awarded a contract to design and build within 9 months, a 900 mile fiber optic cable project. Project is completed with time to spare.

1999

Gabe’s is awarded their first maintenance contract to maintain and locate fiber optic cables. Currently they maintain and locate over 5,000 miles of cable.

2000

Edwin Gabrielse retires from Corporation

2000

Scott McGee purchases stock in the corporation

2003

Gabe’s Construction enters the large HDD rig market with purchase of 330,000 pound drill rig

2006

Gabe’s Construction build first Wireless DAS systems (Distributive Antenna Systems) eventually becoming the largest Wireless DAS contractor in North America

2006

James Hermann retires from Corporation

2006

Northeastern Equipment is renamed Westshore Companies, Inc.

2007

The fourth generation enters the business as Matthew Gabrielse and Nick Atkins purchases stock in the corporation

2008

Gabe’s Construction Co., Inc. completes a 5,900 foot, 24″ steel bore in California

2008

Gabe’s is awarded a series of contracts to build a large underground electric transmission project over three years

2009

Gabe’s Canada is formed as a wholly owned subsidiary of Westshore Companies, Inc. and is awarded their first contract for engineering services in Toronto, Canada

2010

Retirement of Ken Gabrielse

2011

Building of a Major DAS system for University of Michigan

2011

Wrap up of a major electric job in Colorado

2017

Matt Gabrielse Promoted