GLY Construction, an employee-owned general contracting firm, has promoted Ted Herb to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Herb succeeds Jim Karambelas, who is retiring after 25 years with the company.
Herb joined GLY in 1987 as a project engineer, rising to vice president of operations by 2008, and has served as president since 2016. He brings a deep understanding of the diverse skills and perspectives that contribute to successful project delivery at every level within the general construction industry. He has played a major role in shaping the company’s cultural focus on employee training, development and recruitment.
“Ted has played a pivotal role in shaping the company we are today,” said Karambelas, the recently retired CEO of GLY. “He has always placed a great importance on investing in the safety and continuous education and training of the people who make our buildings possible and is the natural leader for GLY’s next chapter.”
“Our region is experiencing a period of tremendous growth and transformation,” said Herb. “I’m aware of both the opportunities and the challenges this brings and remain convinced that our people are our greatest asset and ally in creating the best company possible. I’m humbled by GLY’s trust in me and believe that we can play an important role in shaping a place our children will be proud to call home for a long time.”
Herb’s projects help to shape the story of the City of Bellevue’s growth and include the Lincoln Square real estate development projects and Overlake Hospital’s expansions. He has a legacy of service to the community through positions on numerous boards and active participation in community events. Herb has served as a member of the Overlake Hospital Board of Trustees and is a past president of the Overlake Medical Center Foundation Board. Additionally, he currently serves as a facilities team member for Path with Art, a not-for-profit focused on arts engagement opportunities for low-to-no income adults in active recovery.
Herb has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington.