Peter Schwarz, LEED AP
| Chief Estimator
"Columbia offers an ideal working environment that supports a balance of professional achievement with time for family and personal commitments."
As Chief Estimator at Columbia, Peter draws on his four decades of experience in the construction industry to expertly oversee all of Columbia’s estimates, budgets and proposals. Peter is a firm believer in building and maintaining strong working relationships to support his deep technical knowledge and strong work ethic. Peter is known for his keen ability to breakdown construction operations into a logical sequence of activities as well as his strong organizational skills. The fast paced environment of the department is perfect for Peter, as is evident by the hundreds of projects he has worked on in markets including, academic, housing, corporate, laboratory, healthcare and retail in both the private and public sectors. Throughout his career Peter has held a number of positions including, field engineer, cost engineer, superintendent, project engineer, and estimator, giving him an intimate understanding of each step in the construction process.
For the first twenty years of his career Peter spent his time outside the office building and racing cars. These days he enjoys home renovations and construction projects.