Our Services


Emphasis On Quality Since The Beginning

Coast and Harbor’s business is exclusively assisting public and private owners to manage the design and construction of their facilities. Providing high quality services is our top priority. We select our personnel carefully and assign them to projects where they are particularly well qualified to assist owners with their specific projects. We support our personnel with whatever resources they need to perform effectively.

Our approach to project management has been developed through our experience of over 20 years of providing services on projects as small as $500,000 and as large as $3.5 billion. There is a "Coast and Harbor way" of managing projects. Our personnel are pro-active, thorough and detail oriented, with strong communication and organizational skills. They share a focus on protecting the owner’s scope, budget, and schedule.

When needed, we supplement our full time staff with highly experienced subconsultants carefully chosen to meet the needs of the particular project. Coast and Harbor has extensive experience identifying, selecting, and managing subconsultants in a wide range of disciplines related to the design and construction of all types of facilities.

Coast and Harbor works hard at being "user friendly." We start by negotiating reasonable service and business terms with our clients. We are highly responsive to any client concerns. We do not "nickel and dime" our clients.


Founded in 1988, Coast and Harbor is one of the few Hispanic-owned, experienced project management firms in the New England area that has managed projects as large as a $100 million. We are certified in Massachusetts and other states as a Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) and as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). Coast and Harbor is a woman owned business for Federal purposes as well.


Our Mission — The Coast and Harbor Advantage

Coast and Harbor’s mission is assisting public and private owners to successfully manage the design and construction of their facilities. We offer real value to our clients for three reasons.

  • We protect the owner's resources. Coast and Harbor is very focused on protecting the owner’s scope, cost, and schedule. We believe each element of project management should contribute to controlling cost and maintaining the schedule. We also believe strongly in the importance of regular reporting to assist the owner to understand the status of its project with respect to physical progress, budget, schedule, and any potential or current major issues.
  • We emphasize quality. Coast and Harbor is committed to providing high quality services to our clients. We hire experienced people with strong construction management skills and assign them by carefully matching their skills to client needs.
  • We understand owners' needs. Because Coast and Harbor works exclusively for owners, we have a unique understanding of owners' concerns. We work hard to assist our clients to achieve their specific project objectives. We support owners by providing options, analysis, and recommendations to assist decision-making, and then by actively implementing the decisions. We understand the importance of internal and external constituencies, and, for public owners, the critical importance of the legal requirements that apply to their projects.

Coast and Harbor Leadership Team

Marcella A. Lancome


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Marcella Aguilar Lancome has over 30 years experience in the management of government-sponsored construction projects. During that period, Ms. Lancome has also worked at the national and local level to help develop policy to enhance economic participation of minority contractors in federal and state-funded construction projects, and to bring economic opportunity to urban areas through large project development.

Ms. Lancome has held executive positions at Massport, MDPW, and HUD and has been active in community organizations for over 30 years.

Claude G. Lancome

Executive Vice President

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Claude Lancome has over than 30 years experience in construction management, claims analysis, insurance, labor agreements, negotiating and contracting — for projects ranging in size from $500,000 to over $4.5 billion.

In addition to his role as Executive Vice President, Mr. Lancome also serves as in-house counsel of Coast and Harbor Associates. He is certified by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) as a mediator and arbitrator, and has extensive experience working as an arbitrator for AAA on construction projects.


7 Kimball Lane, Suite D  |  Lynnfield, MA 01940          |          500 New Jersey Avenue NW, Suite 400  |  Washington, DC 20001