Don Gibb matriculated at Grey High in Port Elizabeth in 1978 and has a BSc in Building Management (University of Port Elizabeth, 1987).

Since qualifying he has been involved both locally and internationally in projects like the De Plattekloof Retirement Village in Cape Town, Strand Hotel & New Mayor’s Offices in Namibia, Lost City at Sun City, Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town, Cavendish Square in Cape Town, Southgate Shopping Centre in Johannesburg and Reuters HQ in London.

Since 2005 until 2013 Don owned and managed Gibb & Co. In late 2013 he returned to main stream construction, relocating to Namibia and then Cape Town. He returned to Knysna early in 2018 and formed Gibb Construction (Pty) Ltd.