Louis Perry & Associates (LPA) was founded on July 1, 1985 by Louis B. Perry, P.E., a former executive for Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. Initially, the company supported a select list of clients in the rubber, plastics, polymer and chemical industries. LPA soon diversified into other markets, including the power industry, and grew into a full-service Engineering/Architectural organization that performs construction administrative and construction management services. The Perry Group (PGL) was founded in 1996 as a full-service design-build, general construction management firm.
Since 1985, LPA has been involved in the design of facilities, process and utility system projects with a construction value of over $4 billion. Our typical projects fall in the $1-10 million range, but we have handled projects as large as $100 million. Both LPA and PGL are certified to ISO 9001 to provide the highest quality to our clients.
Mr. Perry's goal was to always make sure his clients and employees were taken care of. As he approached retirement, he sought firms that could continue what he started and had the same values and emphasis on customer service. In December 2014, CDM Smith, a full-service engineering and construction firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, acquired both firms under the name of Louis Perry Group.
James T. Calderone, P.E., DBIA was named President of Louis Perry Group. Mr. Calderone previously served as Executive Vice President of Operations, and was mentored by Mr. Perry prior to his retirement. Both companies continue to flourish under Mr. Calderone's leadership.
Thirty years have passed since Louis B. Perry founded the company. Louis Perry Group today continues to provide safe, innovative quality design and construction services with cost-effective and sustainable solutions.