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Budget Estimating

How much will your proposed project cost?  We produce detailed budget estimates at various stages of the design process in collaboration with other members of the project team.  Accurate budget estimates are an essential part of protecting the Owner’s interests.

Representative Projects

Representative Projects

Myers Park Pool Estimate


Winooski, Vermont


The Meyer’s Memorial pool has long been a fixture of summers in Winooski, and an important part of the community. When Weston and Sampson contacted PCI to perform an estimate, we were happy to help ensure the project would flourish. PCI performed three estimates for this community pool renovation project. One was completed at 100% Design Development, one at 50% Construction Documents, and one at 100% Construction Documents. PCI’s role in the project lasted for about 5 months while the project progressed through the design phase.

Downtown Transit Station, GMT


Burlington, Vermont


Burlington, Vermont, transit, transit center, ccta, gmt, downtown, busses, bus, future, new

The Downtown Burlington Station, over ten years in the planning, provides a central urban hub for Vermont’s largest public transportation authority. Peterson Consulting assisted with site selection research and budget estimating during the planning process.  In the pre-construction phase we developed and administered a comprehensive contractor qualification process. We also conducted progress and compliance inspections on behalf of the owner throughout the construction phase.

Winooski School District, HVAC Upgrade


Winooski, Vermont

Spring 2015

Winooski, high school, wsd, hvac, renovation, upgrade

Served as Owners Project Manager for the final phase of a major HVAC upgrade.  Peterson Consulting provided comprehensive start-to-finish services including mechanical assessment, bid & contract administration, and scope verification.  We will be providing progress & compliance inspections on behalf of the owner throughout the construction phase.

Bus Barn Expansion, CCTA


Burlington, Vermont


Sitework, bus, busses, transit, public transportation, ccta, gmt, upgrade, Vermont

Served as Owner’s Representative with services that included project planning, value management, contractor pre-qualification, bid administration, contract administration, progress inspections and general project oversight. Project was a $1.1M, 8,500 square foot addition to an existing bus storage facility serving Chittenden County Transportation Authority. Structural steel building addition, including extensive site and storm water work.

Office Fit-Up, CCTA


Burlington, Vermont


ccta, gmt, busses, bus, public transportation, transit, bus barn

Served as Owner’s Representative for VT’s largest non-profit transit authority with services that included project planning, bid administration, value management, contract administration, progress inspections and general project oversight. Project created 8,100 square feet of new office space in previously unfinished space. Construction hard costs came in under $46/ SF and the project had a total cost of $400K.

Transit Passenger Shelters


Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, Lamoille and Washington Counties, Vermont


Planning and management of site selection, permit acquisition, bid administration, contract administration, and project oversight.



As a condo association facing a very serious situation with our buildings, we engaged Peterson Consulting to investigate and provide us with a detailed report and recommendations. This report was concise, factual, well documented and delivered on time and within budget. Their detailed and excellent presentation facilitated complete understanding by our association members. Peterson Consulting provided us with comprehensive information that helped us make critical project decisions. We highly recommend Peterson Consulting and their services.”



Irish Cove Condominium Association

Burlington, Vermont

“Winooski Housing Authority has worked with Tom on a number of capital improvement projects from creating bid packages to project close-out. Tom has always provided an outstanding level of service and expertise. We would highly recommend Peterson Consulting and their services.”



Assistant Executive Director at Winooski Housing Authority

“Tom and Team... helped us guide the client in a direction that allow[ed] them to make the tough decisions about the project. We will be definitely using PCI on our next project.”



Weston and Sampson

“[PCI] provided us with realistic project projections and confidence that the project is manageable with the budgets we are working with. They carefully update their estimates as the design takes on the appropriate detail for construction. [PCI was]an invaluable part of the project team and will continue to be a resource for accurate and timely estimates.”



Wiemann & Lamphere Architects

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