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GLY Construction Overview

Bellevue, WA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Rooted in the Pacific Northwest culture of innovation and creativity since 1967, GLY is one of the most respected locally-owned general contractors delivering outstanding projects in a wide range of markets. Its collaborative building teams have a diverse skill set comprised of ... Read more

Mission: To provide a high-quality experience from start to finish. To develop great leaders + builders. To promote an environment that delivers value, passion + skill. To maintain a vibrant, economically sustainable organization.

Company Updates

  • In its 18th year of existence, GLY's Interiors | Special Projects [ISP] team revisits its purpose. Director of ISP Dave McGovern shares the three-layer experience that this valuable team brings to clients, the company and employee growth + development.

    re-introducing interiors | special projects: a three-layer experience

    I'm often asked what ISP stands for and my response usually grows into an in-depth explanation on what exactly this one-of-a-kind team means to GLY-both internally and externally. ISP, or Interiors | Special Projects, was introduced in 2001 and is much more than just an acronym for a group of...

  • In this booming economy, we are dwarfed by tower cranes and surrounded by massive ground-up developments on what seems like every other block of the city. Needless to say, it is easy to look past the significance of all the small scale projects making a difference in our community. Check out this blog post focused on the Seattle Waldorf School and learn more about what makes small scale projects successful and the impact they have the end users.

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GLY Construction – Why Work For Us?

Passionately local – working for our region, our people + our great outdoors.

This is our place in the world. We’re planners by nature, builders at heart, and innovators with a passion for problem-solving.

Never stand still – on or off the jobsite. We are mountain climbers, photographers, river guides, writers and triathletes and are often found outdoors enjoying our beautiful Northwest backyard. Biking, boating, hiking, golfing, fishing and hunting are regular occasions for camaraderie and good-natured competition.

Grow together. We’re a team of diverse personalities with varied pursuits, but we’re united by our appreciation of hard work and dedication to giving back. We value each other, and like to share successes, challenges and our personal milestones. Yes, that means weddings, babies and monster steel-head photos. It all makes up the fabric of our community.

Share a common goal. The Pacific Northwest is our home and we want to preserve the quality of life – for our children’s children. On every project, we have the opportunity to play a role in ensuring economic vitality, improving our communities and preserving our natural resources so that we can all share in the future success of our region.

Skilled builders, lifelong learners, problem-solvers, collaborators, people who care.

People matter most. GLY’s dynamic teams consist of smart, diverse and talented professionals dedicated to the best outcomes. Each of us is part of the solution and each goes the distance for the team. We work to create the best experience for everyone involved, resolving challenges and reaching consensus with good humor and mutual respect. Together, we take care of the project and each other and in turn, enjoy and share success.

Inquire. Grow. Communicate. Continuous learning is one of our most deeply held values. Our clients are facing greater challenges with cost, time and efficiency in an ever-changing environment. Empowered to innovate and trained to stay abreast of change, we are able to help our clients navigate complexity, make good decisions and realize the best returns.


Seeking challenge, smart co-workers + a great company? let’s talk.

Reimagine your path. As we continue to recruit, develop and provide meaningful career opportunities, we are on the search for people from varying backgrounds, with the experiences and skill sets that reflect our burgeoning society. Success in a highly variable economic marketplace also means strategically managing change to adapt and plan for those challenges. By investing in our employees, and prioritizing a culture of collaboration, we’re sustaining the flexibility and skilled resources necessary to create efficiency, increase accuracy, and deliver the highest quality on our projects.

Current openings. GLY is looking for people with great potential, talent and drive. We value those who enrich our culture and workplace, not only with their skills and teamwork approach, but with their individuality and personal interests.

GLY Construction Reviews

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    "Opportunities abound"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
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    I have been working at GLY Construction full-time (More than 3 years)


    Excellent company ethos and opportunities for personal and professional development. GLY continually puts it's people (safety!), clients, and projects first; while striving to be the best technical builder in the region. The quality and talent of GLY's employees is unmatched; including upper management.


    Deeply imbedded in the company culture is a desire for continuous improvement; at times this can be taxing on staff.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to leave your doors open; listen to your employees and consider their comments and feedback. Open and honest communication is always appreciated. Thank you for your leadership.

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GLY Construction Photos

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GLY Construction Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at GLY Construction in April 2016.


    The interview process was very fair and transparent. The HR team was great to work with and were the initial point of contact. After a couple video calls, including one call with the principals of the firm, there was a single interview. The in-house interview was informal and a great chance to meet the key staff. The entire process was very efficient. The abilities assessment only took a few minutes and the HR staff did a great job explaining the assessment. Overall a great interview process.

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GLY Construction Awards & Accolades

  • Washington's Best Workplaces, Puget Sound Business Journal, 2016
  • Washington's Best Workplaces, Puget Sound Business Journal, 2014
  • ENR Northwest Contractor of the Year, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2016
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