Mike and Tristin

Nearly 18 years ago, Project One co-founders Mike Palumbo and Tristin Gleason reflected back on their careers and asked, “What is the common thread between our most successful projects?” What they found was that owners who made timely, informed decisions were critical to project success. With that in mind, they created Project One to support owners who didn’t have the time, resources, or in-house expertise to provide the high level of attention required to manage capital improvement projects.

Since inception, Project One has delivered results by assisting owners during their visionary stage, helping establish project parameters, and supporting the assembly of key early team members, all of which are crucial to setting projects up for success. The earlier our involvement in a project, the better the opportunity for our team to identify and manage expectations while managing risk.

Project One’s commitment to excellence, and its long track record of adding value to every assignment contributed to the company’s strong reputation, which has been reflected in steady growth, high rates of repeat business, and, in 2018, the merger with Cumming, a project and cost management provider with whom Project One had already teamed with and achieved success. Cumming saw a like-minded organization in Project One, with a stellar reputation for service and quality. Project One saw a company with shared values and deep resources at Cumming, that would enable it to further realize its long-held vision of being the go-to firm for owners looking for guidance and support. Together, Project One and Cumming look forward to delivering on this ambition for many years to come.

“Working with Project One gave us the comfort and ability to make sound decisions related to our $50+ million development in Cherry Creek. With their varied depth of expertise along with their ability to manage the details, we knew our risk was being managed throughout the project. The day-to-day problem solving allowed us to keep the project moving and they were able to help us address and stay on top of issues, saving us time and money.”

Bruce Rifkin,
AT Development — Owner,
Rifkin & Associates — Monroe Pointe