Tom Quinlan Earns National Design-Build Certification

April 19, 2023

Quinlan Joins a Growing Industry of Design-Build Professionals Redefining How America Builds

Marion, MA (April 14, 2023) – South Coast Improvement Company, a leader in commercial design, construction and management services is pleased to announce, Tom Quinlan, Founder of South Coast Improvement Company has successfully completed the Design-Build Institute of America’s comprehensive education and certification testing program.  This achievement is the design-build industry’s highest designation as a nationally certified Design-Build Professional®.  Two to six years of substantial, documented direct project experience in design-build project delivery experience is an additional prerequisite for Designated Design-Build Professional® certification.

DBIA Certification is the nation’s only measurable standard of an individual’s knowledge of the Design-Build Done Right® principles vital to successful project delivery. By completing these requirements, which touch on all aspects of design-build, candidates earn the right to display “DBIA” after their names, identifying them as experienced design-build professionals.

“DBIA’s Designated Design-Build Professional™ certification program has grown exponentially over the years mirroring the growth of the entire the design-build industry. In fact, many public and private owner solicitations now expressly encourage the inclusion of team members with DBIA® Certification in their expanding number of design-build projects. DBIA is proud to offer the industry’s gold standard in education and to continue to certify record numbers of dedicated design-build professionals each year.” …Lisa Washington, DBIA Executive Director/CEO

DBIA offers certification in design-build project delivery to Owners, Architects, Engineers, General contractors, subcontractors, project managers, legal professionals, and academics.

Maintaining the credential requires a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education credit every two years.


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South Coast Improvement Company is a niche construction company that focuses on occupied space renovations for our clients nationally. Sectors we work in include Senior Living Communities, Education, Healthcare, Affordable Housing, and Hospitality. For more information about South Coast improvement Company, please visit


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