we are cotter

Our team is our greatest asset

In 1990 Anne Cotter founded Cotter Consulting Inc., a woman-owned firm in Chicago, that provides comprehensive program management, project management, and construction management services for diverse corporate, public and institutional clients. Cotter is a purpose-driven organization that contributes to project success and provides value to its clients through leadership and results.

Our team is our greatest asset. Our experts include 100+ architects, engineers, construction managers, and LEED AP’s. We tailor our services and staffing to meet the needs of each client, organization, and project. From preconstruction to closeout, our project leaders provide the expertise and dedication to achieve each client’s vision for success.


We are purpose-driven.

We embrace your project vision as our own.

We build relationships.

We deliver projects that support your goals.

Cotter Culture

We are proud to be a certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE)

Cotter is certified as a WBE firm by the City of Chicago and also as a WOSB by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Cotter is recognized as a WBE by the Women’s Business Council – Southwest.


We are committed to providing meaningful project opportunities for diverse firms in the AEC Industry

Cotter has evolved into the firm we are today because of the opportunities provided by larger firms to gain experience and build a professional staff with the capabilities to serve as prime consultant on projects. Since then, we have actively provided up-and-coming firms with the same opportunities. We are proud of our average engagement of over 80% MBE/WBE/DBE participation on our prime contracts. We are committed to supporting these firms so that together we can build a broader pool of experienced and diverse professionals in the AEC industry.

Core Values

We grow and succeed as a team

We hold ourselves to uncompromising ethical and professional standards and represent each client’s best interests in all we do.

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We make a positive impact on our industry by holding ourselves to the highest ethical standards. We are honest, trustworthy and accountable.

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Client Advocacy

We help clients achieve their objectives by understanding and anticipating their needs and acting in their best interests.

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Professional Excellence

We provide world-class services through technical expertise, professionalism and good judgement.

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We have a positive, solution-oriented focus, learning from each challenge and achieving successful outcomes through teamwork.

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Mutual Respect

We enjoy our work. Our commitment to the success of the firm, our clients, and our community is built upon respect for the time and differences of others.

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We take pride in giving back to the community

Cotter’s core DNA is based upon engagement with our world and giving back. Our team actively supports a wide variety of charitable causes that help to improve lives in the communities we serve.

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Volunteering Showcase
Cotter Gets Involved: Donating to Children’s Place Association’s Adopt A Family
cotter academy

We empower our people to solve complex problems

At Cotter, we champion the professional growth of our team through a rigorous training program that ensures the highest level of professional practice. Cotter Academy is our forum to foster continuous improvement, customized training and exposure to best practices in technology tools and systems.