Richard Petretti joins Schimenti as Director of Estimating to Support Growth & Enhance Estimating & Preconstruction Services

Richard Petretti

By April 3, 2024Featured, People

Richard Petretti, a recognized estimating and cost analysis professional in the construction industry, has joined Schimenti as Director of Estimating. Petretti brings 20 years of industry experience and will leverage his extensive estimating expertise on significant projects spanning the retail and commercial sectors. His strategic expertise aligns with Schimenti’s ten-year growth plan, with a focus on increasing the market share of larger projects in new geographies and sectors.

Rich will provide leadership to estimating and procruement, strengthen our trade partner relationships, and deliver cost-effective and value-based solutions to our clients. His addition emphasizes the company’s dedication to continued stable and strategic growth. He is well-positioned to further our mission of redefining the customer service standard in the construction industry to Build Different.


We are delighted to have Rich on the team. Our clients are making significant capital investments, and Rich will enhance our ability to provide solutions to increasingly complex challenges and identify and mitigate risks before starting work on-site. We are in a period of growth and change. Rich is an important addition to supporting our journey forward.

– James Harrison, Vice President


Prior to joining Schimenti, Rich served as Director of Purchasing at Shawmut Design & Construction and has a proven track record for delivering cost-effective solutions for various construction challenges. He is skilled in developing estimates for premiere clients of all sizes and scopes, notably Apple, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, and Lucid Motors. Rich also volunteers on the Executive Leadership Council for Autism Speaks, which supports multiple fundraisers throughout the year, particularly in April for World Autism Month.


I’m thrilled to join Schimenti, a firm renowned for its exceptional service and adaptability in a rapidly evolving market. I will focus on enhancing procurement and cost management strategies, aligning with the company’s commitment to growth and excellence. I’m committed to leading the estimating department’s success, ensuring we consistently deliver outstanding value to our clients.

– Richard Petretti, Director of Estimating


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