Neil has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry, including 20 years as an estimator and more than 15 years as Director of Preconstruction. Today, he is responsible for leading the preconstruction and cost estimating effort for Columbia’s most complex projects in the Science & Technology, Healthcare, and Academic markets. Neil is a firm believer in advance planning. From day one of a project, Neil is immersed in learning project details so he can understand all aspects of a client’s needs. From a global business perspective of a business and how intended to use the space, to the individual pieces of equipment that are needed for a facility to operate and function properly, Neil is passionate about project specifics. The result of his process is the systematic elimination of unknowns, resulting in the savings of both time and money on our most complex projects. Having earned LEED AP credentials in 2003, Neil has worked on a variety of LEED Projects, including championing the entire LEED Process on the new corporate headquarters for Cell Signaling Technology in Danvers, which earned LEED Certification, as well as leading Columbia’s Martha’s Vineyard Hospital project in Oak Bluffs, which achieved LEED Gold, the first hospital in Massachusetts to achieve this rating.
Outside of the office, Neil is passionate about many things, including his three grandchildren that have filled up his life. When he is not at work he dedicates as much time as he can to them. Neil also enjoys the outdoors (particularly the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, and the Pacific Northwest in Washington) in addition to winter sports at Cannon Mountain, in New Hampshire.