Leadership

Peter TaggartPeter Taggart
Peter Taggart is the owner/president of Taggart Construction, Taggart Realty and Freeport Woodworking. In 1994, Peter listed his goals for the company, “to become a premier builder, renovator and creator of healthy built environments” and “to develop, practice and promote sustainable methods of building design and construction.” After 14 years leading Taggart Construction and 30+ years in general contracting, architectural woodworking and historic restoration, these goals remain the same.

Continually giving his time and sharing his expertise, Peter has been a member and leader of these organizations:

  • 2008 Chair of the Maine Chapter of the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) and a founding member.
  • Board Member 1998-2006 and Chair of NESEA 2002-2004 (Northeast Sustainable Energy Association) that promotes clean electricity, green transportation and energy efficiency.
  • President 2007-2008 and Board Member 2000-2008 of BME (Maine Housing & Building Materials Exchange), a non-profit providing new and re-used building materials to lower income families at an affordable price.
  • Board Member 2003-2006 of MEBSR (Maine Business for Social Responsibility), an organization working to teach companies how to lessen their environmental impact, treat their employees with respect and fairness, and give back to the community.
  • USGBC Regional Council Member and 2006-2008 Residential Green Building Advocate, working with LEED Providers and industry professionals locally and nationally to explain and promote the LEED program, identify green building leaders and provide feedback to the U.S. Green Building Council.
  • Guest speaker at numerous conferences including the 2007 National USGBC Annual Green Build Conference, Maine Indoor Air Quality Conference, American Solar Energy Conference and NESEA Conference.

Peter Taggart works with dedication and integrity creating healthy buildings, and promoting high performance, energy efficiency and sustainability. According to architect, Lynn Shaffer of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Peter is “the go-to person for sustainable design. He’s a leader; he’s a person we turn to with our questions.”

Claire BetzeClaire Betze
Claire Betze, P.E. is the senior project manager at Taggart Construction. From developing and managing the scope, schedule and budget for custom built homes, renovations and restorations to effectively communicating with homeowners, subcontractors, suppliers and regulatory officials, Claire has the experience and background to handle any project. She will lead the team that will build your home, listening and responding to your requests and questions all along the way. Her steady, reassuring manner creates an atmosphere where everyone wants to do their best. 

As a Civil Engineer and graduate of the North Bennet School, one of the nation's premier preservation carpentry programs, Claire has the engineering knowledge and carpentry skills that make her a valuable asset to any construction team.  

  • Twenty plus years experience in project management and design and construction of projects ranging from large civil engineering designs to residential homes
  • 2006 Graduate of the North Bennet Street School Preservation Carpentry program
  • Experience in the restoration of structures as well as an in-depth knowledge of new construction building systems
  • BS in Civil Engineering

While managing a current project, one client emailed, "I've been meaning to mention that we feel Claire has been a stellar Project Manager. She has shown unending patience and professionalism in handling the many details of our project(s)."