Goodea Construction

Goodea Construction was founded in 1960 by Richard Goodwill and Thomas Gildea. Since the humble beginning when we completed the new concrete steps for the Meadville Tribune, Goodea Construction has thrived in the construction industry. Goodea Construction began as a small two man operation, but today has transformed into a dynamic, multi-dimensional organization.

Goodea Construction specializes in commercial industrial construction. In this industry, Goodea has multiple specific areas of expertise, including:

  • Banking/Financial
  • Heavy Manufacturing
  • Educational
  • Office/School Construction

We have completed a wide variety of projects that varied from multi-story apartment complexes, to Collegiate Sport Facilities. Goodea has been responsible for the construction of multiple Meadville Pa. landmarks such as the Meadville City Building and numerous banks in the Meadville area.

Through the many years since its creation, Goodea Construction has continued to be competitive as well as successful in the commercial construction industry. In 1982 Pipeline Systems, a sister company to Goodea Construction, was formed and began operation primarily in the natural gas industry. In 1996 GilCon and Associates was formed as yet another sister company to Goodea Construction. GilCon’s focus is working as an open shop general contractor.

Today, our team includes project planners, estimators, and project managers, all of whom work together to effectively complete the projects at hand. We have extensive experience working with multiple government agencies and funding sources. Our team has the capabilities to guide a project through its often complex approval processes.

Goodea Construction has enjoyed an excellent reputation, credited to our high level of professionalism in the business community. We hold ourselves to high standards, and perform to optimum potential during every project we undertake. We are dedicated to creating value for all stakeholders involved. After more than 50 years of experience, we strive to continue operating in the industry with the same values, dedication and motivation that have been instilled in our company since the beginning. We are proud of the work we have done over the years and proud of our company’s heritage.

Pipeline Systems, Inc.

Pipeline Systems, Inc. was founded in 1982 to provide construction services to the oil and gas industry in the Appalachian Basin. At that time the primary focus was on building gas gathering systems and setting up tanks, units and well heads for the booming Medina gas play in northwestern Pennsylvania. Pipeline Systems has built a reputation in the region for quality construction, timely delivery, fair pricing and is well known for taking on more challenging projects. Over the years, the company has successfully worked for several major and minor oil and gas operators in western Pennsylvania and western New York.

During a down turn in the oil and gas industry in the late 1980’s, the company diversified into municipal water and wastewater projects. At first Pipeline Systems mostly consisted of water distribution and sewage collection pipeline projects, but then moved their focus to water and wastewater treatment plant projects. Pipeline Systems has now completed dozens of water and wastewater treatment facilities in Western Pennsylvania.

Today Pipeline Systems, Inc. is a leader in the region for mid-stream oil and gas pipeline projects and municipal water and wastewater construction projects.

Gilcon & Associates

GilCon and Associates was formed as a sister company to Goodea Construction and Pipeline Systems in 1996. GilCon is a partnership started by Mark Gildea, Roger Gildea, James Martin, and Martin Schenker.

Since its beginning, the primary focus of GilCon and Associates was in the private sector of the construction industry. In an extremely competitive market, GilCon utilizes a highly skilled, open shop labor force which enables us to provide cost effective construction services.

GilCon specializes in commercial construction. Within this industry, GilCon has multiple areas of expertise, including:

  • Commercial (Retail)
  • Institutional (Banking/Financial)
  • Industrial (Tooling & Light Manufacturing)
  • Historical Restoration
  • Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED)

GilCon and Associates enjoys all of the benefits of the management team and the resources of both Goodea Construction and Pipeline Systems. Whether it is detailed planning and estimating, or heavy earth moving equipment, GilCon has those resources at their disposal. We have the small company efficiencies with the big company horse power.

Safety Is Our Number 1 Priority

A Letter From Our Safety Director

The Gildea Group has dedicated itself to ensuring that its employees are provided with a safe work environment. Our goal as a company is to provide an incident free workplace for our workers and our clients with the understanding from our employees that safety and productivity go hand in hand. We are of the understanding that our employees’ health and safety is vital to our company’s success, as well as the success of our clients.

Annual safety training for The Gildea Group employees is performed internally by competent individuals and if needed by outside consultants to ensure compliance. Supervisors in the field also perform toolbox talks on a weekly basis to put safety in front of the employees thought process as they perform their jobs. If training deficiencies are identified or additional training is required the safety director will visit the job site to perform these trainings if necessary.

Training and Orientation prior to employment and during employment are viewed as a high priority and include but are not limited to:

  • Operator Qualification Training certified through Veriforce
  • Safe Land Orientation Training certified through PEC
  • Competent person training for trenching and excavation
  • Awareness training trenching and excavation
  • Confined space
  • Lock out tag out
  • First Aid and CPR
  • H2S awareness
  • Rigging and Lifting
  • PPE
  • Client specific orientation
  • Fall protection
  • GHS and Hazard communication
  • Incident and accident reporting
  • Hazard recognition

The Gildea Group understands that different clients have different expectations and policies. The safety department ensures that we strive to meet these expectations by performing pre-project meetings with supervisors and management. These meetings ensure that all safety and operational concerns and issues are addressed prior to specific jobs. This also offers the safety department the opportunity to address and adhere to any additional safety criteria that The Gildea Group clients may have. Weekly job site audits are performed by our safety director and field safety supervisor to ensure all safety procedures and guidelines are being followed. This audit process provides information to management on how to improve safety and productivity. The safety director will also continuously work with supervisors in the field throughout the job to address any issues that arise.

As a company it is our mission to build safety awareness among workers, supervisors, and team leaders at any opportunity. Preventing injuries requires operational discipline by performing every task the right way every time. The Gildea Group also utilizes Job Safety Analysis prior to specific jobs and tasks to ensure our mission. All employees are aware that it is their responsibility to stop work if unsafe conditions are identified or if the scope of work is changed in the field. We also identify the needs of our company to constantly improve on our safety program. This is done by utilizing ISNETworld to allow clients to view our commitment to safety. We also internally utilize a Health and Safety improvement program to ensure our management is setting goals and accomplishing them in a timely manner. We also utilize full time on site safety personnel to assist our workforce in the field with safety.

This brief statement is meant to provide you with a look into our commitment to safety. Our policies and procedures are designed to control potential hazards unique to each activity or job. We hope our safety program meets your expectations and look forward to working with you in the future.


Rich Michalek
Safety Director – The Gildea Group

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Pipeline Construction

  • 2”-30” Steel Pipeline
  • Projects ranging from a few thousand feet to over 10 miles
  • Turnkey product ranging from clearing to final restoration

Integrity Management

  • ROW maintenance
  • Leak detection
  • Anomaly repair

Facility/Mechanical Construction:

  • Compressor stations
  • Concrete projects
  • Valve & piping projects

Water/Waste Water Pumping & Treatment Systems

  • Tank process and pumping equipment
  • Piping systems
  • Mechanical & building trades

Area of Operations





New York

New York

West Virginia

West Virginia

Meet Us

Mark Gildea


Mark D. Gildea is a native of western Pennsylvania who graduated from Westminster College in 1979 with a B.A. degree. He returned to Meadville and began his construction career as an estimator and assistant field superintendent with Goodea Construction primarily focusing on commercial, industrial, and institutional building projects.

In 1982, Mr. Gildea founded Pipeline Systems, Inc., to provide construction services to the rapidly growing regional oil and gas industry. Pipeline Systems expanded its focus to include municipal water and sewer line work and by the late 1980s was performing water and wastewater treatment plant projects throughout western Pennsylvania. Currently, Mr. Gildea serves Pipeline Systems, Inc., as president of the company and also continues as chief estimator and project manager on the company’s larger projects. In the last four years, Pipeline Systems has branched out to work on multiple shale gas infrastructure projects throughout the region. Mr. Gildea is actively involved in the planning and implementation of those projects.

Mr. Gildea also serves as the president of Goodea Construction Co., the management arm of the Gildea Group, and holds the position of vice president of GilCon & Associates. In addition, he is a past president of the Pennsylvania Utility Contractor’s Association (now NUCA of PA ) and currently serves as chairman of the Vernon Township Sanitary Authority.

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Roger Gildea

Senior Vice President

Roger L. Gildea attended Georgia Southern College (1977-1979) and Bradley University (1980-1982), graduating with a Bachelor of Science in construction management. Mr. Gildea became LEED AP certified in February 2009. He has over 30 years experience in the construction industry.

In 1977, Mr. Gildea became a member of

the Goodea Construction Co. team working as a laborer and advanced to become project superintendent, project manager, and finally vice president in 1998. Roger has also held positions at Pipeline Systems, Inc., as project manager and vice president since 1993. GilCon & Associates, of which Mr. Gildea is the president, was created in 1996 as a sister company to Goodea and Pipeline, primarily to focus on the private sector construction industry.

During Roger’s time working in the field operations of the company, he has had vast experience supervising and managing large construction projects. Project requirements included contract negotiations, progress scheduling, shop drawing review, and job site supervision. As well as managing jobs on-site and off, Roger plays a tremendous role in senior management, corporate/financial management, and human resources/personnel management for all companies in the Gildea Group.

Some of the completed projects Mr. Gildea has been involved in include construction of high rises, financial institutions, medical facilities, primary and higher education buildings, retail establishments, municipal facilities, and restoration of historic buildings. Many of these projects present unique construction challenges.

Mr. Gildea also has experience serving on building committees and boards of directors for several local organizations.

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Brian Gildea

Vice President

Brian attended The University of New Hampshire and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a focus on management and accounting. He then continued his education at Penn State University where he attained a master’s degree in business administration with a management focus.

Brian began his construction career working part-time for both GilCon & Associates and Pipeline Systems, Inc., as a laborer from 2004 to 2010. After completing his education, Brian began working as a project manager for Pipeline Systems, Inc., and started expanding the business to service the booming shale plays of the northeast. Alongside Mark Gildea, Brian grew the natural gas division of Pipeline Systems. He took over as natural gas operations manager in 2012.

Within the natural gas division, Brian is responsible for estimating, project managing, customer relations, and working closely with all superintendents and foremen to ensure each project’s quality and timely completion.

In 2014, Brian was promoted to Vice President.

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Please contact us if you have any further questions about employment opportunities.

Field Personnel

We are always looking for qualified field personnel including, equipment operators, laborers, foremen and field engineers.

Office Staff

In addition to our field personnel, we are in continual need of office administration and project management team members.

11528 Airport Road
Meadville, PA 16335

Phone numbers:

Pipeline­­ ­– 814.724.3029
Gilcon – 814.724.8025
Goodea ­– 814.724.8020

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11528 Airport Road
Meadville, PA 16335

Phone numbers:

Pipeline­­ ­– 814.724.3029
Gilcon – 814.724.8025
Goodea ­– 814.724.8020