Gary J. Lape

Heath operates in a market segment, which is undergoing many changes.  In order for Heath to enjoy continued success in our Services Business sector, we have to employ new and innovative business models.

Gary Lape’s experience in both the utility market and the service sector to the utility market with firms such as Frank S. Black, Jr. Inc.; NiSource/Columbia Gas of Virginia; Henkels & McCoy; Central Locating Services, LTD.  (CLS), and SM&P are a natural fit to our target customer base and the highly competitive contract services which allow him to be uniquely qualified to lead the Services Business Unit into the future.

As Heath’s Vice President of Operations Gary currently has five direct reports on his staff, four division managers and one training and safety/fleet manager. Gary is ultimately responsible for over 680 field personnel.

When asked what he enjoys most about his position at Heath Gary responded, “What I like most about my job is the diversity of responsibilities, bidding projects, monitoring and managing performance, coaching and teaching employees on how to improve performance. I especially enjoy working at Heath because the people are all so dedicated to providing good service to our customers.”

Gary was born in Staten Island, NY.  His father was in the Coast Guard for 28 years so Gary has lived all over the U.S. including New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Virginia and has even lived in Puerto Rico where he graduated from high school. Gary has a BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Military Institute and a Masters in Business Administration from Averett College in Danville, VA. Gary has been married to his wife, Lee Ann for 23 years.  They have two children, a daughter, Allison, currently attending the University of Texas @ Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas and a son, Zac, currently attending Klein Collins High School. In his off time Gary enjoys fishing, both saltwater and fresh water, swimming, cooking, yard work, football and assists coaching for his son’s baseball team.