ABOUT US

ABOUT US 2016-10-17T10:44:44+00:00

JOE PERRYMAN, FRICS MAPM DipProjMan LEED-AP
President

joe-costpluisAs President and founder of Cost+Plus, Joe acts as project cost manager, client contact and design team liaison for all of the Cost+Plus projects.

Joe has almost 30 years of cost management experience in the European and North American construction markets working in both professional and contracting environments. Joe has an in depth knowledge of cost management and specialist cost control techniques gained from his involvement in both the private and commercial sector, embracing exclusively cultural facilities for the past 16 years. Joe is expertly familiar with the roles and responsibilities of the client, project management, architectural, engineering, cost control, contracting and other specialist consultant disciplines involved in cultural arts Projects and is an essential asset and partner to all these disciplines.

Educated in the UK at the College of Estate Management (University of Reading) he received a BSc in Quantity Surveying (with Merit) and followed that up with an RICS Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management at the same University. Joe is also recognized at the highest level of his profession by being elected a Chartered Quantity Surveyor by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). Chartered status at fellowship level is only awarded to individuals who are prepared to maintain exemplary standards. Joe is also a qualified FRICS Assessor and has been Chair of many FRICS Assessment Panels for interviewing members seeking Chartered status.

Joe is also a fully qualified Owners Representative/Project Manager and has been elected into the Association of Project Management (APM) as a full member. Achieving full member status was in recognition of his professional experience, achievement and education to date and all as assessed by fellow project management peers.

He was also certified a LEED-AP in 2006 and has vast experience in managing and advising on the cost implications of the LEED process for cultural arts facilities. He has written, and had published, many articles on the “The Cost of LEED Certification”.

His career has seen him take a leading role in the cost management of many cultural facilities in North America and worldwide. Among the numerous projects he has led include The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, The Smith Center for Performing Arts in Las Vegas, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, The College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, American Museum of Natural History, Science Education Innovation Center, in New York, Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, Queens Museum of Art in New York, The Grand Theater du Rabat in Morocco and master planning for the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong. He has also worked on confidential cultural and attraction Projects for institutions such as The Archdiocese of New York, Aquarium and Casino clients, and Coca-Cola.

His philosophy for Cost+Plus which he demonstrates by example is that vision, effort, time and discipline will always be the cornerstones required for a Project’s budgetary success.

PETE GUNN
Associate

Pete GunnPete has over 30 years of cost management and construction experience, and 22 years devoted exclusively to cultural facilities worldwide.  He has an in-depth knowledge of design and construction stage cost control and cost management techniques for cultural projects gained from his dedicated involvement in performing arts and museum facilities. Pete is familiar with all roles and responsibilities of cost management in every phase of the design process for cultural projects and carefully leading value engineering sessions with world-class design teams.

Pete is a Certified General Contractor in Florida. He received his BS from the School of Building Construction at the University of Florida.

His career has seen him take a leading role in cost management for cultural projects around the world. Projects he has provided cost management services include: Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia, Charleston; Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida, Gainesville; Queens Museum of Art, NYC; National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta; Harman Center for the Arts, Washington, DC; Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland; Strathmore Concert Hall, North Bethesda, MD; Dallas City Performance Hall, TX; College Football Hall of Fame, Atlanta; Asia House Museum, Houston; Sheldon Museum of Art – Haymarket expansion, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; John F. Kennedy Center (renovations to multiple venues), Washington, DC; George W. Bush Presidential Center, Dallas; Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit, MI; Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood Music Center, Lenox, MA; Victoria and Albert Museum of Design, Dundee, Scotland; West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong; and the Grand Theatre du Rabat, Morocco.

Pete has also worked as an estimator/project manager for General Contractors and Sub-contractors. He has embraced the philosophy for Cost+Plus – which he demonstrates by example – that vision, effort, time and discipline will always be the cornerstones required for a cultural project’s budgetary success.

MARK EARLEY, MRICS MSCSI BCS
Associate

Mark EarleyMark joins our team having worked for a Chartered Quantity Surveying & Project Management Practice in Ireland and with an Interior Finishes subcontractor in Florida.

Mark received his Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying from the Limerick Institute of Technology. The program is fully accredited by the Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCS) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Mark has recently been elected a Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS) by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors which recognizes high standards in his profession.

Projects he has provided cost management and estimating services include: Clare 250 Cancer Care Building & Chapel, Gort Road Retail Development, Killimor National School, Garraunakilla Farmer’s Market (All Ireland); Helen Bonfils Theater, Denver, CO; Alliance Theatre Renovations, Atlanta, GA; Academy of Holy Names Performing Arts Center, Tampa, FL; Wyndham Grand Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL; Opel Sands Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL; Tampa International Airport Expansion, USAA New Facility, Tampa, FL; Raymond James Stadium Renovations, Tampa, FL; Amalie Area Renovations, Tampa, FL.

Mark demonstrates that effort, time and discipline are the required cornerstones for any cultural project’s budgetary success and is enjoying devoting his career exclusively to cultural projects.

TONY CLEATON
Associate

TonyTony has over 25 years of cost management experience in both North America and the United Kingdom, with 12 years devoted exclusively to museum and performing arts facilities in North America.  He has an in-depth knowledge of design and construction stage cost control and cost management techniques for museum and cultural projects gained from his dedicated involvement with this project type. Tony is familiar with all roles and responsibilities of cost management in every phase of the design process and is especially experienced with the detailed and complex estimating of all architectural, structural and landscape elements.

Tony received his BS in Construction Cost Economics (Quantity Surveying) at the prestigious College of Estate Management at University of Reading in England.

His career has seen him take a significant estimating role for cultural projects across the length and breadth of North America. Some of the Projects he has provided cost management services include: Denver Art Museum, Denver; Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, Orlando; Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Ft. Lauderdale; College Football Hall of Fame, Atlanta; National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta; Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY; Guthrie Theatre on the River, Minneapolis; Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas; and Grand Theatre du Rabat, Morocco. Many more of Tony’s Projects are also available upon request.

Tony worked with Joe and Pete on many of the cultural projects listed above and together they now embrace the philosophy for Cost+Plus – that vision, effort, time and discipline will always be the cornerstones required for a cultural project’s budgetary success.