Chris McCarthy
"It's my goal at Columbia to help reduce the amount of carbon emissions released into our environment."

Chris McCarthy

Vice President | Energy

Joined Columbia in 1983   

As a Vice President and the Manager of Columbia Energy, Chris is integral to advancing Columbia as a leader in energy management and sustainable design. A graduate of the State University of New York with a BS in Architectural Design and Construction Management, Chris is driven to provide the best energy solutions for Columbia's clients. He draws on his three decades of experience in the construction industry to assess building performance, identify funding opportunities, and implement effective integrated energy conservation measures. Prior to his current position, Chris served as the Division Manager of Columbia Interiors for 13 years. His motivation and personal energy truly “shines” in and out of the office.

Away from the office you can find Chris enjoying the great outdoors. An avid boater, saltwater fisher, kayaker and stand up paddle boarder, Chris spends a lot of time at his home on Lake Winnipesaukee. As a child Chris dreamed of working in forestry, so it is no surprise that today he enjoys visiting America’s National Parks to pursue his passion for nature and wildlife.