Our goal is to provide effective services with a hands-on approach.
As a CDR Maguire client, you gain the hands-on involvement of a small firm with the full-scale resources of a large firm. We help you meet your project schedules and handle specific needs with the newest innovations, approaches, and technologies in the industry. Every client has access to the resources and capabilities of the entire organization through any of our regional headquarters or local offices. From small towns to Fortune 500 companies, our goal is to provide an effective set of solutions to each client.
Carlos A. Duart, President & Owner of CDR Maguire.
In June 2009, Carlos A. Duart purchased the controlling interest of CDR Maguire. As the new President, he had an ambitious vision for this New England architectural and engineering firm: go and grow! Expansion included more construction, inspection business, and transportation-related ITS (intelligent transportation systems) projects, as well as growth in Emergency Management Services.
In addition to adding new services, CDR Maguire will also focus on how those solutions are provided. With Alternative Project Delivery systems, project completion will be faster, more effective, and more cost-efficient than ever. This underscores Mr. Duart’s goal of providing the resources of a national firm on a local, personal level. A hands-on president, don’t be surprised if you see him in your office.
Mr. Duart is the current Vice Chairman and served as the former President of Metric Engineering, Inc., where he oversaw operations, business development, and strategic direction for a staff of over 300 employees. He began his career at Metric in 1992 after earning both his Bachelor’s of Science degree in accounting and Master’s degree in taxation from Florida International University in Miami.
Tina Vidal began her career turning around distressed assets in the healthcare industry and expanded into other industries including distribution and logistics, clean energy, sports, marketing and media, and engineering. With 15 years’ experience, she is considered an industry expert in start-ups, corporate restructurings and mergers and acquisitions. T. Vidal has been recognized nationally for her work turning around businesses in various industries, including write ups in Modern Healthcare Magazine and lectures and panel talks at multiple universities and colleges. Her experience and areas of expertise include corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, business strategy, negotiation, cash flow management, project management and special projects.
Currently, T. Vidal serves as CDR Maguire’s Executive Vice President and Human Resources Director, a position she began in 2015. Hired to restructure the firm’s project management practices, she streamlined CDR’s PM operations and implemented uniform practices and policies company-wide. During that time, she advised ownership regarding several corporate restructuring and expense reduction recommendations she discovered and later implemented, helping increase profit by over 350%. As a result of that success, ownership expanded her duties to Human Resources and Special Projects.
Prior to joining CDR Maguire in 2015, T. Vidal was the vice president of business development for Pacer Corporation where she assisted the firm in acquiring and turning around numerous hospitals and healthcare facilities, a distribution and logistics firm, and a clean energy firm, as well as starting up firms in media and marketing, and a sports agency. She began with the start-up and helped grow the company to over 800 employees and $70 million in revenue. Initially hired at Pacer Corporation as the Director of Corporate Operations in August 2003, she quickly advanced to serving as Interim CEO for company acquisitions, Chief Operating Officer of the Healthcare Division, and eventually Vice President of Business Development. T. Vidal oversaw the acquisition, due diligence, turn around and eventual sale of several of the firm’s subsidiaries including Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital, Brick Mountain Logistics, and Watch Energy (Ei3), as well as starting up Stinghouse, a marketing and media company, and ML Management, a sports agency. While at Pacer, she collaborated to achieve venture capital funding of approximately $25 million and was directly responsible for the addition of $30 million in additional revenue to the firm through acquisitions and joint ventures. She helped increase cash flow by over $1 million per year in new business and reduced losses by over $2 million in various subsidiaries through her turnaround efforts.
T. Vidal holds a B.A. in International Business and Marketing, magna cum laude, and a Master’s in International Business, summa cum laude, from Florida International University. She is the former Chair of the Florida International University (FIU) Honors College Advisory Board, a position she held from 2012 to 2016, and Co-Chair of the Development Committee of the FIU President’s Council from 2011-2012.
Andre A. Duart is the Vice President and Emergency Management Director for CDR Maguire. He is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and for enhancing internal organization processes for the entire company.
Mr. Duart joined the firm in February 2011 after leaving a successful career as a financial advisor and business consultant where he assisted business owners with strategic planning and transition. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Decision Information Sciences.
Kim leads Marketing and Business Development activities for the New England region working from CDR Maguire’s Milton, MA office. A licensed attorney, she brings to CDRM over 25 years of A/E/C industry related experience, including site development, project management, strategic marketing, communications and business development.
Kim has an energy and passion for building new relationships and will be focusing primarily on public sector pursuits. Her results-driven motivation and enthusiasm is a tremendous asset as CDRM continues its growth in the Commonwealth and beyond.
Maguire was originally founded in 1938 with a staff of two and not a single project on the books.
In 1954, the firm’s direction was managed by a group of partners that continued to diversify services throughout New England, especially bridge projects in the State of Rhode Island.
By 1963, more than $3 billion in projects had been completed, and with new ownership, focus now included the private sector with clients like Polaroid, United Aircraft, and Kaiser Aluminum.
This era of expansion for the company included acquisitions and growth into markets like the Caribbean, South America, and Africa.
During the slowdown of the 1970s, the firm underwent consolidation and was repurchased from Combustion Engineering.
During a major reorganizational phase, the company established itself as one of the leading firms in Pennsylvania, led a joint venture in designing the most complex section of the Boston Central Artery, and was awarded the IWAY project, which became the company’s signature project.
As our nation’s priorities shifted from infrastructure spending to military and defense, the company also shifted its priorities from growth to optimizing operations and internal organization. As part of that shift, the company was sold to Mr. Duart, who had extensive experience in streamlining engineering firms.
As chance would have it, the company found its new owner while expanding its geographic reach into Florida. Carlos A. Duart, then President of Metric Engineering, partnered with Maguire on an environmental CM assignment in Hialeah, FL. Mr. Duart’s vision of expanding into the northeastern market and Maguire’s goal of finding an outside partner were a perfect fit.
The firm’s transition during the global recession proved challenging, and the company successfully reorganized under Chapter 11 in 2011. In a little over 10 months, the company emerged under the new name, CDR Maguire. The company survived, and most importantly, it did so with its key staff and the continued support of its clients and partners, as it paid its sub-consultants 100% of their claims.
The company begins the last quarter of its first century under new leadership, a clean balance sheet, and the loyalty and dedication of its employees. Returning focus to its core strength – transportation engineering – and with renewed ambition to renew its greatness, the company promises to lead the way with innovative solutions for its clients.