Cross Consulting Engineers started in 1989 with some very strong ideals and values. Granted, far too many people give lip service to words like "cost-effective, competent, commitment, quality, professionalism, personal attention, and service" ... and many more. However, my associates and I feel strongly that such descriptive words form a backbone to our philosophy.
Quite simply, we walk in our client's shoes. We strive to provide valuable, competent input in a cost-effective manner. We look for ways to enhance a project and save money in the process. Our concern for harmony between development goals and environmental issues is paramount in our overall thought process. We serve as a resource to provide our clients with new possibilities and create paths to solutions for "impossible" problems.
Our strong sense of integrity, honesty and commitment has guided us through many challenging projects with a varied group of clients from both the private and public sectors. Together, with our clients, we work as a team. We, and from all indications, our clients, are very proud of the results of these efforts.
Peter H. Cross, President
Peter Cross, P.E., LS
Mr. Cross has extensive experience in the design, permitting and construction of a variety of projects in Vermont, New York, and New Hampshire. He has practiced civil engineering in St. Albans, Vermont since 1975. In 1989, he formed his own firm, Cross Consulting Engineers, and has been undertaking civil engineering projects with his staff since that time. His years of experience include a wide variety of civil engineering projects ranging up to $20 million in construction value.
Mr. Cross routinely manages the larger projects handled by his firm. Many of these projects are multi faceted and include not only site work but building construction. CCE routinely designs large industrial buildings, which includes design of the site work, parking areas, drainage facilities and permitting. Mr. Cross is a licensed professional engineer in Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, and Maine, and is a licensed surveyor in Vermont.
Peter Garceau, P.E.
Mr. Garceau is a lifelong resident of St. Albans, VT. He began at Cross Consulting Engineers in 1999 while attending Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. Upon graduation in May 2000 with a BaSc in Civil Engineering he joined the firm full time.
Mr. Garceau has experience in the design, permitting and construction of a wide variety of civil engineering projects in Vermont including residential, commercial, municipal and industrial projects. He routinely performs many of the site designs, stormwater system designs and utility designs for the firm. His work includes commercial and industrial site planning, subdivisions, and soil and rock extraction. He prepares all the necessary State and Local permit applications for his projects. He is a licensed professional engineer in Vermont. Mr. Garceau joined Cross Consulting Engineers as an equity partner in January 2012.
Dereck Woolridge, P.E.
Mr. Woolridge joined Cross Consulting in 2005 as a project manager and head of the Land Development team. He is responsible for coordinating the design and permitting of commercial and industrial projects. His experience includes design of grading and earthwork, storm drainage, water systems, wastewater collection, pump stations, area lighting, landscaping, and erosion control. Beyond the site, Mr. Woolridge is an experienced designer of roadway and intersection improvements including traffic signal systems.
After Mr. Woolridge was graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1995, he joined RGS Associates in Brownstown, PA as a Project Engineer where he supported the land development teams in all aspects of site engineering, including storm water management, sewer and water utility layout and design, water distribution system modeling, retaining wall design, flood plain analysis, construction document preparation and traffic engineering.
In 2000, Mr. Woolridge joined ELA Group as a transportation engineer where he was responsible for preparing traffic impact studies, corridor studies, traffic signal warrant analyses, coordination of roadway improvements, and the design and construction administration of the installation of traffic signals. Mr. Woolridge also conducted peer reviews of traffic impact studies and roadway plans for local municipalities.
Between 2009 and 2011, Mr. Woolridge served as the Vice-President of the Vermont Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He is also a Construction Document Technician, certified by the Construction Specifications Institute. He is registered as a Professional Engineer in Vermont and Pennsylvania.