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Our Estimating Services include:​

  • Pre-program feasibility studies and master plans

  • Program level budget analysis

  • Schematic and design development cost estimates

  • Cost comparisons among alternates schemes

  • Cost reduction studies

  • Construction documents estimates and quantity surveys

  • Estimating support during construction administration



Talevi and Haesche, LLC is a construction cost estimating consulting firm working for architects, engineers, owners and contractors. Talevi and Haesche, LLC was formed on 6 March 2006 by Mr. Fred Talevi and Ms. Mary Jane Haesche.  Ms. Haesche is the sole owner of Talevi and Haesche, LLC.


The firm is certified as WBE/DBE in our home state of Massachusetts. Additional DBE and/or WBE certifications are current in the states of Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia.


Our team has extensive experience in estimating a wide range of public and private sector projects. Estimating efforts on behalf of clients include early conceptual studies, schematic design estimating, design development estimating, construction documents estimating, value management, bid analysis, change order reviews, etc.


We routinely perform estimating efforts in parallel with contractors and construction managers through and including estimate reconciliations. Estimates are presented in various formats including systems, Uni-format, and CSI breakdowns, as appropriate to the project phase. Talevi and Haesche, LLC commonly prepares separate prices, area breakouts, etc. Estimate formats are project specific.


Talevi and Haesche, LLC’s primary goal is to communicate construction cost information in a clear and concise manner in an effort to support the design decision making process.



Higher Education and Science and Technology

Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Designer - HDR

  • Innovation Pavilion, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

  • Princeton+BioLabs, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

  • Lederle Graduate Research Center Fire Alarm Study, UMASS, Amherst, MA

  • Goddard Space Flight Center, Instrument Development Facility, NASA, Greenbelt, MD

  • Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

  • Emerging Technology and Innovation Center, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA

  • New Technology and Learning Center, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA

  • Langone Medical Center, West Tower Fit-Out, New York University, New York, NY

  • Interdisciplinary Research Building, Howard University, Washington, DC

  • Cooper Medical School, Rowan University, Camden, NJ

  • Air Handling Unit Replacement Projects, NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, New York, NY

  • Life Science Center II Vivarium Fit-out, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

  • Whitney Dining Hall, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

  • First Floor Renovation, Boston University Metropolitan College, Boston, MA

  • Olson Lab Renovation, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

  • Systems Integration 3 Building 14 Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkin University, Laurel, MD

Municipal and Regional


New Fire Station, City of Davenport, Davenport, Iowa

Designer - The Galante Architecture Studio

  • Customer Service Center at John O. Pastore Center, Rhode Island Attorney General, Cranston, RI

  • South American Rain Forest Building, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence, RI

  • Boston EMS, City of Boston, Mattapan, MA

  • MassDOT District 2 Renovations and Additions, MassDOT, Northampton, MA

  • Older Adult Community Center, City of Chicopee, Chicopee, MA

  • RIDOT Materials and Quality Assurance Laboratory, RIDOT, Kingston RI

  • Harrington Hall Renovations, State of Rhode Island, Cranston RI

  • Interior and Exterior Renovation, Old State House, Providence, RI

  • Cathedral and Parish Hall, Madison Cathedral, Madison, WI

  • New Senior Center, Town of Hadley, Hadley, MA

  • Forensics Investigation Center, Office of General Services, Albany, NY

  • New Brookline Training and Maintenance Facility, Brookline Fire Department, Brookline, MA

Building Studies and Conceptual Estimates

Building 8 Feasibility Study, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Designer - HDR

  • Princeton Plasma Physics Lab Renovation Master Plan, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

  • Project Nike, Mason Business Center Master Plan, Procter and Gamble, Mason, OH

  • Colby Street Laboratory Repurposing Study, Tufts University, Boston, MA

  • NIH C06 Grant Application for Biomedical Sciences Group, NYIT College of Medicine, Old Westbury, NY

  • Building 32 Peer Review, Johns Hopkin University, Laurel, MD

  • Campus Center Reconfiguration Study, Mass College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

  • Osmond Building New Construction and Renovation Study, Penn State University, State College, PA

Site and Campus Master Plans

  • BMS Master Plan Study, Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, NJ

  • Middlesex County Jail and House of Corrections Master Plan, Middlesex County, Billerica, MA

  • Univ. of Rochester Med. Ctr. Renovation Master Plan, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY

  • Correctional Officer Training Facility Master Plan, Oneida Correctional Facility, Oneida, NY

  • Master Plan and Gifted Lab Renovation, The Sage School, Foxborough, MA

  • DCamm Lancaster Campus Master Plan, State of Massachusetts, Lancaster, MA

Sitework and Landscape Projects

  • New Entry Drive, Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, NJ

  • Georges Road Entry Drive, Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, NJ

  • Building 53 and 65 Site Area, Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, NJ

  • Landscape Master Plan, University of Rhode Island, North Kingstown, RI

  • *Sitework for Innovation Pavilion, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

  • *Sitework for Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation, University of Maryland, College Park, MD​

  • *Sitework associated with these significant projects is in excess of $5,000,000.



  • Aharonian & Associates, Inc.

  • Big Bend Studio Architects, LLC

  • Cram & Ferguson Architects, LLC

  • edm, Inc.

  • Edward Rowse Architects

  • EYP Architecture & Engineering

  • Haynes / de Boer Architecture + Preservation

  • HDR Architects and Engineers, P.C.

  • HDR / Foster + Partners

  • Joseph Hobart Weiss Architecture

  • NYU Langone Hospitals

  • Pare Corporation

  • Princeton University

  • Rutgers University

  • Saccoccio & Associated

  • The Galante Architecture Studio

  • William Starck Architects, Inc.

Project Owners

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb

  • City of Boston

  • Estee Lauder

  • Johns Hopkin University Applied Physics Lab

  • Mass College of Liberal Arts

  • NASA

  • New York State Office of General Services

  • Penn State College of Medicine

  • Penn State University

  • Pfizer

  • Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

  • Rhode Island Army National Guard

  • Rhode Island College

  • State of Rhode Island

  • University of Connecticut

  • University of Maryland

  • University of Massachusetts


Our Team

Massachusetts registration # 7081

Connecticut registration # 3937

NCARB Certificate # 35602


Masters of Architecture, Yale University, 1982

Bachelor of Arts, Lehigh University, 1978

M J has estimated a wide range of projects from academic and research projects with construction costs upwards of $250,000,000 to small scale municipal and residential projects.  As a registered architect with over 30 years career spent estimating, M J brings an insight into the design process that strongly supports our estimating efforts from conceptual through design to construction administration.  With the support of a strong team of specialized estimators, MJ can clearly grasp the construction cost implications of projects ranging from complex master plans and conceptual designs to the most convoluted of change orders. MJ’s construction cost estimating experience includes all stages of design and construction and includes change order, punch-list, and forensic evaluations.


In addition to supporting our architectural clients during the traditional Design/Bid/Build process, Talevi and Haesche, LLC routinely supports the CM process by performing estimating efforts in parallel with contractors and construction managers.


Talevi and Haesche, LLC’s primary goal is to communicate construction cost information in a clear and concise manner in an effort to support the design decision making process.

Principal / Owner

Mary Jane (MJ) Haesche, AIA


With over 30 years of experience, Steve has been involved in estimating a wide range of building types including municipal, academic, pharmaceutical, commercial, industrial, and hospital facilities. Steve brings a strong background in infrastructure estimating including waste treatment, nuclear, and railroad projects. In addition to experience as a construction cost consultant, Steve has worked in the Chief Estimators role for several contractors. Steve’s experience includes construction management, design build, and public and private sector bidding. Steve has routinely worked on projects ranging from $5 to 100M.


Steve brings to Talevi and Haesche, LLC real world knowledge of the day to day workings of the construction industry. Steve’s background in construction supports Talevi and Haesche LLC’s primary goal is to communicate construction cost information in a clear and concise manner in an effort to support the design decision making process.

Project Estimator

Stephen Weir


  Our Team  



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Main Office

21 Old Warren Road

West Brookfield, Ma. 01585

Phone: 508-867-3222
Fax: 508-867-3993

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