Jim Liston, PE, LEED AP

 Golfer |Hockey Player | Ambivert

"Outstanding people make for successful projects and happy clients."

Jim Liston, PE, LEED AP

Director of MEP Services

Joined Columbia in 2016   

Jim has over 35 years of experience managing and directing the engineering and installation effort for construction projects spanning various market sectors including healthcare, laboratory/research, pharmaceutical, educational and commercial. As Director of MEP Services at Columbia, Jim is responsible for managing and directing mechanical staff and providing engineering support and oversight for projects. As a unique differentiator in the industry, Jim works in tandem with estimators, project managers and superintendents in the early stages of a project to assists with equipment procurement, subcontractor awards and coordination of the MEP systems. As a registered Professional Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional, Jim believes collaboratively working with all team members provides an efficient project work flow to assure completeness and accuracy to contract documents and owner requirements. 



Jim enjoys starting his day off with a hot cup of tea knowing it will fuel him for whatever the day will bring. From a work day where he has to present a class on HVAC 101 to the company, to a relaxing weekend day at his house in Maine, Jim would never give up his daily ritual. As a hockey goalie and an avid golfer, Jim likes staying active, especially with fun actives that don’t feel like exercise.