About Colby Co.

Our story

Formed in 2008 in Portland, Maine, Colby Co. has served as the Prime Architect/Engineer designer for $500m+ in estimated construction costs.

From the owners

Colby Co. was founded by Sarah Emily and Calen Colby to be a multi-disciplinary firm offering architecture and mechanical, fire protection, electrical, structural and civil engineering. With 60+ employees and hundreds of projects under our belts, we offer a talented group of professionals.

Calen and Sarah Emily, along with co-owners Brian Beaulieu and Ben Townsend, are committed to Colby Co.’s goals of providing excellent service, unique opportunities for professional growth, and a respectful workplace.

Our culture is one of deep respect for, and collaboration with, every team member and we’re proud to have been ranked in the Top Ten of the “Best Places to Work in Maine” for four consecutive years.

Our disciplines

Experienced with Planning Studies, Design and Construction Administration

Provides site permitting, utility, roadway, runway, parking and pavement design

Experienced with new and renovated buildings and heavy industrial applications

Experienced with HVAC, industrial waste heat, CHP, solar, boilers, radiant heat, dehumidification systems, airflow dispersion analysis and absorption chillers

Providing medium and low voltage electrical service; distribution systems; emergency power generation; lighting; and alternative energy designs

Performs risk analysis and designs code-compliant fire suppression, alarm, and smoke control systems

Colby Co. culture

Our values, our attitude, our outlook–in a word, our culture. We think the bonds we build and the community we’ve made, with both our clients and our office colleagues, is something that sets us apart. But those aren’t just words.

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A Maine-based small business with registered professional engineers in the electrical, mechanical, fire protection, structural and civil fields.

Our disciplines

Our people

Our 60 staff members are registered professionals, seasoned experts and creative thinkers.
We’re pleased to meet you!

Executive team

Sarah Emily Colby

CEO

Calen Colby, P.E.

President
Professional Engineer:
Maine Licensed

Brian Beaulieu, P.E.

Vice President
Professional Engineer:
Maine Licensed

Ben Townsend, P.E.

Vice President
Professional Engineer:
Maine Licensed

Administration

Suzanne Barr

Controller

Heather Beaulieu

Marketing and Recruiting Manager

Laura Clough

IT Services

Hannah Lilly

Administrative Assistant

Angie Viola

Administrative Project Assistant

Architects and Architectural Designers

Elizabeth Coronado, AIA

Architectural Department Head
Registered Architect:
Maine Licensed

Nick Conner

Shannon Haley

Emily LeDoux

Richard McSherry, R.A.

Registered Architect:
Maine Licensed

Shaili Patel,
AIA

Registered Architect: Maryland Licensed

Sybil Przeszlowski, R.A.

Registered Architect:
Maine Licensed

Jonathan Robitaille

Audra Wrigley, R.A.

Registered Architect:
Maine Licensed

Civil Engineers and Designers

Lee Allen, P.E.

Department Head
Professional Engineer:
Maine Licensed

Darlene Estabrook

David Manzo

Heather Smith, P.E.

Professional Engineer: Wyoming Licensed

Electrical Engineers and Designers

Jason Beaulieu, P.E.

Electrical Department Head
Professional Engineer:
Maine Licensed

Emily Bates, P.E.

Professional Engineer:
Maine Licensed

Paul Rouleau

Claire Walsh

Jay Westra, P.E., LC, LEED AP BD+C

Professional Engineer:
Maine Licensed

Anthony York

Fire Protection Engineers and Designers

Aaron Bundy, P.E., S.E.T.

Professional Engineer:
Maine Licensed
Senior Engineering Technician: NICET

Scott Cote

Zachary Green

Chris Nelson

Mechanical Engineers and Designers

Jason Beaulieu, P.E.

Professional Engineer:
Maine Licensed

David Brown, P.E.

Professional Engineer: Maine Licensed

Peter Brown, P.E.

Professional Engineer: Maine Licensed

Zak Charette

Marc Desjardins

Craig Jackson

Rich McCauley, P.E.

Professional Engineer: Maine Licensed

Nate Sirois,
P.E.

Professional Engineer: Maine Licensed

Craig Smith

CADD Department Head

Amanda Vogler

Project and Construction Management

Dan Bodenski, P.E.

Professional Engineer: California Licensed

Gary Collette

Rachel Cox

Marc Dube,
P.E.

Professional Engineer:
Maine Licensed

Lacey Fogg

Zach Jones

Mary Kate Newton

Perry Schwarz

Winfield Stratton

Kelly Wallace

Structural Engineers and Designers

Sam Thomas, P.E.

Structural Department Head
Professional Engineer:
Maine Licensed

Corey DeWitt

Patrick Duffy, P.E.

Professional Engineer:
Maine Licensed

Nathaniel Dyer, P.E.

Professional Engineer:
Maine Licensed

Ted Goulet

Peter Shedlock

David Sheldrake, P.E.

Professional Engineer:
Maine Licensed

Heather Sustersic, P.E.

Professional Engineer: Pennsylvania and Maryland
Licensed