Company Overview

Project One Cumming’s mission is to create unequaled value by always exceeding expectations. We are passionate about what we do and are committed each and every day to providing outstanding service to our clients. We work hard to foster a collaborative environment and have gained a reputation for being firm but fair in all of our dealings with clients and colleagues. We operate with a sense of urgency and expect our teams to be positive and efficient while functioning with the highest levels of integrity and respect.

“Another strength Project One brings to the table that exceeds the capabilities of other owner’s reps with whom I have worked is contracting and contractor selection. Their process for selecting a GC is excellent — detailed, transparent, and fair. They have superior talents and deep experience in contracting, with the result that contract documents support the owner’s interests.”

Julie Gustafson,
CFO, The Denver Hospice

Our company’s core values include:

  • Live with integrity and passion

  • Earn trust and respect

  • Embrace teamwork

  • Be firm but fair

  • Be better than the best

  • Seek success

  • Be positive

  • Enjoy the journey

  • Have humble confidence

  • Drive improvement within the industry

Company History

Project One Cumming is the result of merging two highly respected and successful professional services firms. Nearly 20 years ago, Project One co-founders Mike Palumbo and Tristin Gleason created Project One to support owners lacking the time, resources, or in-house expertise necessary to provide the high level of attention required to manage capital construction projects. Similarly, Cumming founder and CEO Finlay Cumming had a vision to improve upon the value offered by construction industry consultants. In 1996, Finlay established Cumming to offer more robust and effective project management and cost consulting support to owners, developers, and designers, ultimately leading to more successful project outcomes.

Project One’s commitment to excellence, and its long track record of adding value to each project, has 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, which had earned a stellar reputation for service and quality. In Cumming, Project One saw a company with shared values and deep resources. Together, Project One and Cumming are able to leverage our stronger depth of services and resources to further realize our long-held vision of being the premier firm for owners looking for guidance and support.

“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

Project One Cumming is all about our PEOPLE! We believe that the most important thing we can do for any team member is to surround them with talented and dedicated individuals who align with our team’s culture and passion. Team-building activities, from happy hours to office parties and charity events, happen regularly and we maintain a collaborative work environment where team members are treated with respect, invited to share ideas, and given the ability to make a significant impact each and every day. At Project One Cumming, our people truly are the life and blood of our organization.