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 has an ambitious vision for this venerable New England architectural and engineering firm: go and grow! Expansion will include more construction, inspection business, and transportation-related ITS (intelligent transportation systems) projects, as well as growth in Emergency Management Services offerings.
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 degree in accounting and master’s in taxation from Florida International University in Miami.
Andre A. Duart is the executive vice president and chief operating officer 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.
Maguire was originally founded in 1938 with a staff of two and not a single project in 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 was a perfect fit.
The firm’s transition during the global recession proved challenging, and the company reorganized under Chapter 11 in 2011, which proved to be successful. In a little over 10 months, the company emerged under the new name, CDR Maguire. The company survived, and most important, 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 resume to its greatness, the company promises to lead the way with innovative solutions for its clients.