CostPro, Inc. is a construction cost consulting firm. Its founder and president is Christopher Caligari, a well-experienced technician and manager. With over 40 years experience in the field, Caligari and his staff bring skill in cost management to a variety of project types, industries and institutions. They provide a comprehensive service to architects, building owners, developers and other clients from project inception through project completion.

With an international reputation for projects that exceed criteria for construction excellence, CostPro delivers maximum value for every dollar invested. Using systematized and multi-disciplined techniques, their professional approach to design and construction cost control ensures that the completed building fulfills all financial, functional and aesthetic expectations.

CostPro values its ever-growing client list from both the public and private sectors who share their commitment to project excellence and cost containment.

Christopher Caligari

Christopher Caligari

Christopher Caligari


Christopher Caligari was born in Liverpool, England. After studying mathematics at the University of Wales Institute of Science & Technology, Cardiff, he became a Quantity Surveyor, continuing his professional studies at Southampton College of Technology’s School of Building. He gained an international pedigree after joining the London-based Murdoch Green Partnership where he worked for the company on four continents and helped establish a North American branch office. He also met future wife and CostPro partner Diana Rubino during this period, and they decided upon permanent residence in the USA. Chris is also a member of the Boston Society of Architects.

Determined to offer the region’s best cost consulting service, Chris and Diana founded CostPro in 1995, after a decade spent building and managing a successful branch office for MMP International. Chris believes that all clients should be treated as clients and not just sources of revenue. CostPro put this belief into practice with remarkable results. The firm’s growth rate has been a stunning 50% per year and client retention well over 95%.

Chris lives with his wife, Diana, in a country home in New Hampshire.  Chris is a keen golfer with more enthusiasm than skill and a handicap of 16. He is an accomplished chess master with a peak APCT rating of 2232. He has represented the US in play against England, Germany, Israel and Uruguay. There are also a few racquetball trophies on the mantle shelf.

To contact Chris you can email him at

Diana Rubino

Diana Rubino, CPSM

Vice President/Director of Marketing

After college graduation, Diana embarked upon an adventure that took her to her favorite place in the world, London. A year later she returned to the U.S. with her British husband-to-be, Chris Caligari.

After running the New England Region branch of MMP International in Cambridge for 7 years, Diana and Chris created CostPro in 1995. Diana also writes historical and biographical novels set in England and the U.S.

Diana has been studying for a Master’s degree in Heritage Studies at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, and participates in archaeological excavations as part of the coursework. She’’s been on digs at Paleoindian sites, dating between 8,000 and 10,000 years old.

An active SMPS member since 1989, Diana served two terms as treasurer of the Boston Chapter. She is also a member of the Boston Society of Architects.

While not working, Diana plays golf, racquetball, and her beloved grand piano. She enjoys bicycling and yoga. A huge history buff, she is a member of the Richard III Society and is the treasurer of the New England Chapter. She also belongs to the Aaron Burr Association. You can visit Diana’’s own website at

Email Diana at