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
Gabe’s enters the Natural Gas construction as natural gas is brought to Wisconsin from Texas
Jacob Gabrielse passes away
John Hermann becomes a partner with John, George and Edwin Gabrielse
Gabe’s Construction is performing underground utility construction in the greater Midwestern States
Gabe’s Construction incorporates
Northeastern Equipment Company is formed by John, George and Edwin Gabrielse and John Hermann
Repair shop and storage facility is built at our current location in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Third generation (Ken, Jack and Tim Gabrielse and James Hermann) formally enters the business
Ken, Jack and Tim Gabrielse, and James Hermann are named vice presidents of Gabe’s Construction Co., Inc.
John Hermann passes away
John Gabrielse retires from corporation
George and Jack Gabrielse resign from Gabe’s Construction and start their own company
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
Corporate office building is built at the present location
James Hermann is named CEO, Tim Gabrielse is named President and Ken Gabrielse is named Executive Vice President of Northeastern and Gabe’s Construction
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.
Northeastern Equipment acquires the stock of Gabe’s Construction Co., Inc.
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.
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.
Edwin Gabrielse retires from Corporation
Scott McGee purchases stock in the corporation
Gabe’s Construction enters the large HDD rig market with purchase of 330,000 pound drill rig
Gabe’s Construction build first Wireless DAS systems (Distributive Antenna Systems) eventually becoming the largest Wireless DAS contractor in North America
James Hermann retires from Corporation
Northeastern Equipment is renamed Westshore Companies, Inc.
The fourth generation enters the business as Matthew Gabrielse and Nick Atkins purchases stock in the corporation
Gabe’s Construction Co., Inc. completes a 5,900 foot, 24″ steel bore in California
Gabe’s is awarded a series of contracts to build a large underground electric transmission project over three years
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
Retirement of Ken Gabrielse
Building of a Major DAS system for University of Michigan
Wrap up of a major electric job in Colorado