John Gabriel

Vice President, Contracting

Value Delivered

As Vice President, Contracting, John oversees the purchasing, fabrication, project management, and field-construction functions for major new construction and renovation projects that involve plumbing, HVAC piping, and sheet metal.

John interacts directly with owners, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and contractors to enact solutions that help his projects reach completion within the time allotments and budget parameters established at the onset. He also works to help ensure that each of Gowan’s service divisions support consistently effective solutions for clients.


A member of the Gowan team since September 2006, John has lead several important construction projects. He has also helped direct Gowan’s $45M+ contract with the Houston Medical Center, as well as several other impressive projects for data centers, condos, office buildings, and more.

John is a graduate of Louisiana State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He has also obtained a Professional Engineering (PE) license.

The Personal Side

John currently lives with his girlfriend, Jennifer, and also shares his life with his daughter, Anna. In his spare time, John plays golf and enjoys LSU-related sports.