Owner's Project Manager / Owner's Representative
The Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) / Owner’s Representative represents the Owner’s interests throughout the project, from concept to completion. We are the “glue” that helps hold a project together and the “grease” that keeps projects moving forward. OPM services are procured by the Owner at the earliest stages of the building or renovation project. We perform a wide range of tasks with the primary purpose of protecting the Owner’s interests. This allows the Owner to focus on their core mission while providing them with peace of mind. Whether your project is a new multi-million dollar facility or a home renovation, Peterson Consulting can tailor our services to your specific needs.
UVMMC Essex Adult Primary Care
The PCI team has completed numerous projects with the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) and was ready to take on the Essex Adult Primary Care facility. PCI was involved in this project from the early conceptual stage through facility commissioning. The project management duties within PCI changed hands, from Tom to Hunter, as the project went from design to construction. The project was built utilizing a construction manager design/build project delivery method, which fostered a team-driven approach with all parties working in the best interest of the project. The construction of the facility was accomplished in just under a year, coming to a close in April 2020. This project was completed on time and under budget.
PCI has been involved in Winooski Housing Authority's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) project since 2018. Made up of multiple renovation projects, RAD included the Spring Gardens Roof Replacement. Natty Jamison served as Owner’s Project Manager for this sub-project. The roof had previously been a ballasted system, and was replaced with a state of the art, mechanically attached membrane. The project was completed over the course of 3 months due to the COVID-19 outbreak and finished under budget.
Green Mountain Transit Roof Replacement
PCI served as the Owner's Project Manager for Green Mountain Transit's roof replacement. This project spanned the course of several months, coming to completion in the fall of 2019. PCI's Senior Project Manager Hunter Gomez monitored the project as construction progressed, inspecting for safety and proper installation, as well as performing Davis-Bacon interviews. The project was completed on time and under budget.
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.
"Tom Peterson is someone you want on your team watching every detail of your construction project. Peterson Consulting is trustworthy and works above and beyond what is expected.”
Senior Project Manager, Champlain College
“I have retained Peterson Consulting several times to act as Owner's Rep on jobs ranging from $100,000 to $5,000,000. They are diligent, expert, personable and provide excellent value. I would not hesitate to retain Peterson Consulting in the future.”
Former Executive Director, Winooski Housing Authority; CEO Chittenden Housing Corporation
"Peterson Consulting has both the expertise and resources to meet or exceed the owner’s expectations. We have a long standing relationship with Peterson Consulting and would not hesitate to recommend them for projects that require professional and effective management.”
President, Millbrook Building & Remodeling, Inc.
“In 2011, Champlain College hired Tom to provide Owner's Representation services for a residential dormitory project under construction at its campus in Burlington, Vermont. The Project, which is a steel-fame, brick veneered, multi-level structure containing 95 residential rooms and other programming elements, was completed this summer.
Since being hired shortly after the start of construction last summer, Tom quickly became the direct link between senior and planning management staff at the College and the Project team (design and construction professionals hired by the College). In this capacity, Tom was directly involved in all aspects of the construction process, including monitoring progress, attending job meetings, reviewing design documents and contract administration.
Tom possesses a firm grasp of the technical details associated with the Project as well as scheduling and sequencing skills required to complete the work, quickly and efficiently. Just as important, Tom has impressed me with his communication skills and personality. Regardless of the nature of the project-related interaction (with a subcontractor, vendor, public official or Owner), my observation is that Tom is direct, thoughtful, positive and collegial.
The College will be utilizing Tom's skill set for the next two dormitories to be constructed, and I highly recommend Tom for challenging construction projects requiring a diligent and knowledgeable construction professional on the ground.”