Cross Consulting Engineers


Passion. Experience. Diligence.



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.

Vice President

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.

Project Manager

Dereck Woolridge, P.E.

Mr. Woolridge joined Cross Consulting 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.

Mr. Woolridge also has experience in other aspects of site engineering including sewer and water utility layout and design, water distribution system modeling, retaining wall design, flood plain analysis, construction document preparation, and traffic engineering.

Beyond the site, Mr. Woolridge is an experienced designer of roadway and intersection improvements including traffic signal systems. His traffic engineering experience includes 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.

Mr. Woolridge has served as the Vice-President of the Vermont Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He is a Construction Document Technician, certified by the Construction Specifications Institute. Mr. Woolridge is registered as a Professional Engineer in Vermont and Pennsylvania.

Brian Douglas

Project Manager

Brian Douglas, P.E.

Mr. Douglas holds both Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering licenses in the State of Vermont.  He is the Building Design Manager for Cross Consulting Engineers.  As manager and principal structural engineer, he is responsible for all design and management components for a wide variety of projects.  His experience includes new construction projects, both small and large.  Mr. Douglas’ portfolio includes numerous existing, often historic, buildings that have been evaluated and rehabilitated across the region.  He has been the structural engineer in charge of many new, large industrial buildings. Practicing since 1995, Mr. Douglas is versed in all aspects of conceptual design, design development, construction documents and construction administration.

Project Architect

Vawn Edele, RA

Mr. Edele is responsible for architectural design and drafting for a wide variety of structures designed by Cross Consulting Engineers.  He recently completed the architectural design on a large multi-story manufacturing facility, in conjunction with CCE’s structural and civil engineering design teams.  Mr. Edele also designed a 60,000 SF manufacturing facility for Louis Garneau USA in Derby Vermont.  Other experience includes design of the Town of Swanton Public Works Garage, Farrell Distributing Corp. in 2014, Peerless Clothing and Barry Callebaut.

While employed as an architect in Connecticut, Mr. Edele’s experience primarily involved design of high end residential structures.  That experience has provided the foundation for the design of institutional and industrial structures by Cross Consulting Engineers.


Jason Burt

Mr. Burt has 15 years of working in all areas of the land surveying profession.  Mr. is highly capable of working solo or leading a crew using conventional and robotic total stations and RTK GPS.  Mr. Burt’s technical skills include but are not limited to:  AutoCAD and IntelliCAD with Carlson, AutoCAD Land Desktop Development, Carlson data collector software, Trimble RTK GPS, Leica RTK GPS, TDS, OPUS and MS Office Suite.

Mr. Burt’s primary focus at Cross Consulting Engineers is on boundary surveys.  He undertakes 80% of the survey field work completed by the firm and completes a large portion of the deed research needed.  All survey work is tied to the Vermont Coordinate System.

CAD Technician/Surveyor

Ryan Wells

Mr. Wells is the principal CAD draftsman at Cross Consulting Engineers.  He prepares many of the drawings completed by the firm and is directly responsible to the Land Development Manager.  His experience in Land Surveying, site inspections and his Site Technician license allow him to participate in a wide variety of projects and make him a valued member of the technical staff.

Project Engineer

Nicholas Bouton, E.I.

Mr. Bouton recently completed his 4-year degree from Clarkson University.  While at Clarkson he gained experience in ArcGIS and Autodesk Revit software and is also proficient in AutoCAD, Excel, Word and Power Point.

Mr. Bouton is assisting other engineers at Cross Consulting Engineers with site planning, stormwater design, grading and utilities, site permitting and structural design.  He prepares AutoCAD plans, writes specifications, and prepares permit applications.