Gilbert has over 25 years experience in the building industry. After college, he worked with Stephens and Cardelli Architects. Gilbert spent the next several years working with Stuart Hardy, with whom he credits learning fine home craftsmanship.

He has been a licensed general contractor and self employed since 1992. As the owner of the Drawing Board drafting and design service, he not only designs a home but has a keen eye for detail as recognized by the firmís award-winning Parade of Homes entries.