Marquis Top Business Owners

Edward Charles Peterson

Title: Owner
Company: Peterson and Collins Inc.
Location: Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Edward Charles Peterson, Owner of Peterson and Collins Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in custom home construction.

Established in 1977, Mr. Peterson is the co-owner and founder of Peterson and Collins Inc. in Bethesda, Maryland, a premier construction company that he and his partner, George Collins, have been managing for the past 45 years. Passionate about providing his clients with quality craftmanship without sacrificing quality, Mr. Peterson and his team specialize in developing high-end residential construction, renovations, and historical renovation projects throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

As a testament to his integrity, Mr. Peterson oversees a team of more than 40 personnel, many of whom have been employed by his firm for several decades. He also maintains excellent relations with subcontractors, clients and architects in the planning, developing, and completing of large-scale, award-winning projects, and has become sought-after by many of these architects and clients. Moreover, Mr. Peterson is exceptionally grateful to have built such a phenomenal professional relationship with his business partner Mr. Collins. The two played collegiate sports together before graduating from Bucknell University. Mr. Collins notably received a Bachelor of Civil engineering, while Mr. Peterson garnered a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Describing all his projects as works of art, Mr. Peterson is proud to be able to build and renovate homes that will last for decades. Reflecting on his distinguished career, Mr. Peterson is pleased to have positively impacted the industry all these years and contributed to those clients, employees, and architects with whom he has collaborated.

A civic-minded person, Mr. Peterson served as a chairperson and board member for the Van Wagoner Mutual Funds. The firm actively supports the local AlA chapters in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. He presently contributes to area museums, including the National Building Museum, a museum of architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning in Washington, D.C.

A lifelong resident of Washington DC, Mr. Peterson recently has found a new passion collecting prominent Washington Color School artists featuring multiple original works of Paul Reed, Jacob Kainen, Louis Morris, Thomas Downing, Sam Gilliam and Gene Davis, all whose works are collected by the National Gallery of Art, The Kreeger Museum and The Phillips Museum.

Mr. Peterson and his firm have received dozens of industry-related awards, including the D.C. Design Award for Interior Architecture, the Maryland Excellence in Design Citation Award, the Virginia Society Award of Excellence, the Northern Virginia Merit Award, and the Chesapeake Bay Citation Award from the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Peterson’s firm has also been showcased in many prominent industry-related magazines, including Architectural Record, Arbitare Magazine, Builder Magazine, Home & Design, Architecture DC, Remodeling, Residential Design, and the Washingtonian, and numerous national publications such as The Washington Post, The Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. The firm is also prominently represented in several books including “Hugh Newell Jacobsen, Architect,” by Hugh Newell Jacobsen, “Modern Order: Houses” by Robert Gurney, “Ten Houses: Peter Forbes and Associates,” “Bungalow Nation” and “Anatomy of a Great Home.”

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