Smart Cost strategies for a Better Future!

Supporting innovative design teams and project owners
with design-based cost management

Independent Third-Party Cost Consulting

Need professional cost planning assistance to keep your project on track? Look no further! Trust the strategic cost experts at DCW Cost Management to help you make sound decisions that drive your project success.

We are an independent women-owned third-party consultancy offering a wide array of cost management services with offices in Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. Our diverse clientele includes architects, government agencies, municipalities, non-profits, and commercial building development organizations.

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Real-Time Solutions

As an independent cost consultancy, we provide managed solutions for our clients who are investing in infrastructure, property maintenance, and construction development.

Our cost consultants combine critical thinking and years of hands-on experience to come up with personalized, real-time solutions that are market-based and design-driven. We prioritize your best interests at every step of the process.

Overview of Services

Our cost planning services include, but are not limited to:

  • Third-Party Cost Estimating
  • Design-Based Cost Management
  • Business Case Cost Planning
  • Cost Review and Reporting
  • Master Planning and Pre-Design
  • Reconciliation Management
  • Feasibility Studies
  • LCCA and O&M

Affiliations & Certifications

WBE/WOSB – Women Business Enterprise/Women-Owned Small Business

AACE – Association For Advancement of Cost Engineering

AIA – American Institute of Architects

MEET OUR TEAM

We are cost professionals from some of the top firms in the country. We have the depth of bench you would expect from a large firm with the agility and fortitude of a small start-up.

TRISH DREW

TRISH DREW

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Trish Drew is a Certified Professional Estimator by the American Society of Professional Estimators and is an accredited LEED AP. She is directly responsible for the team’s project delivery, quality control and client satisfaction. She has 30+ years of experience contributing cost expertise to some of our nation’s most high profile and complex projects.

For New Business inquiries email Trish.

ANDREW JONSSON

ANDREW JONSSON

SENIOR PROJECT LEADER

Andrew Jonsson brings estimating project management, and design experience from multiple construction fields. He is a very successful GC CM contract manager evaluating contractor cost estimates for completeness and market competitiveness and providing powerful feedback to achieve functional budget management.

For Project inquiries email Andrew.

RACHEL QUIMBY

RACHEL QUIMBY

SENIOR ASSOCIATE | BUSINESS STRATEGY MANAGER

With a robust skillset in marketing, design, accounting, and technical expertise, Rachel Quimby is an integral part of our team. Since she began working with the company, she has developed new data-driven processes and designed project efficiencies that have had a profoundly positive impact on the company. Along with overseeing our overall company brand and marketing, she manages the company invoicing.

For Marketing and Invoicing inquiries email Rachel.

BRYAN BALDWIN

BRYAN BALDWIN

COST CONSULTANT

Bryan Baldwin enriches our team with a wide range of technical skills and abilities. He provides tech support, project setup, cost research, and report maintenance to ensure that we achieve our mark on deliverables. Bryan’s enthusiasm for processes, combined with his proficiency in cost tool construction, enhance the precision and efficiency of our cost planning work.

RYAN FOUTS

RYAN FOUTS

COST CONSULTANT

Ryan Fouts rounds out our cost consulting crew by providing systems cost planning, data collection, and product research. His work is focused on supplying materials insight, including labor efficiencies and current unit rates. Ryan’s detail-oriented approach and willingness to get down to the nitty-gritty is the key to developing a stellar cost report.

BRITTANY Gelleri

BRITTANY Gelleri

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Brittany Shandler brings strong administrative and communicative skills to our team. She handles all project schedules and documentation, tracks communication, oversees fee proposals, operates DCW’s social media, and maintains our company project management database. With her managing pursuits from the beginning stages of development, DCW can ensure accuracy with our deliverables from start to finish.

For Project Schedule
inquiries email Brittany.

KATYA GAMARNIK

KATYA GAMARNIK

COST CONSULTANT

Katya’s attention to detail and problem-solving skills make her a terrific addition to our cost planning team. She has a passion for learning, a knack for creative problem solving, and is continuously striving for collaborative excellence. Whether she is crunching the numbers or connecting with clients, she cares deeply about building strong and genuine relationships that go beyond dollars and cents.

CATHERINE CERRUTI

CATHERINE CERRUTI

COST CONSULTANT

With a background in environmental consulting, Catherine brings a unique set of skills and perspectives to our cost planning team. Her emphasis on organization and efficiency is key in building the most functional reports possible for our clients. Catherine’s day-to-day work is focused on product research and development and her enthusiasm for sustainable technologies encourages our team to consider the incorporation of green measures in all our deliverables.

A FEW OF OUR CLIENTS

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Sustainability Statement

At DCW, we have incorporated sustainable and green measures to lessen our carbon footprint to provide future generations the same opportunity. We seek opportunities to support design teams/partners who share this environmental focus and concern.

As a firm, it is our policy to use digital information and communication instead of paper copies for all plan sets, invoicing, and correspondence. We use recycled and biodegradable materials. We love to connect with our clients in person, but often elect web-conferencing whenever appropriate.

As a design partner, you can trust we are actively focused upon emerging sustainable technologies for your project, and to encourage a green, bright future.