Mission Driven

Rivet is a boutique owner’s representative firm in Milwaukee dedicated to serving mission-based clients focused on positive social change.




Principal Monique Charlier, a LEED-accredited professional, brings more than three decades of construction management expertise with a focus on sustainability and a deep understanding of the complexities of nonprofits and other community-minded organizations. Let Monique be your partner to guide you through your construction project so you can stay focused on your mission.



Pre-construction services

  • Comprehensive budget planning and preparation
  • Prepare master project development schedule
  • Facilitate architect and contractor selection process
  • Design phase participation and budget oversight
  • Operational expense projections
  • Manage communication/feedback between multiple stakeholders

Construction-phase services

  • Bid review
  • Coordination of owner’s fixtures, furnishings and equipment
  • Financial monitoring, management and reporting
  • Change management
  • Schedule monitoring and reporting
  • Review draw requests
  • Provide monthly project status reporting for management team/board
  • Occupancy planning support
  • Oversight of project close-out

Rivet’s work in action

Urban Ecology Center
Sherman Phoenix
Three Bridges Park


“Monique is quite simply the greatest, and I can’t imagine not working with her. She is foundational to my success on every project. She understands what underpins the right design and construction expertise to execute a project, along with what is necessary to build an inclusive team and a participatory process that engages the community in impactful outcomes. She brings empathy and compassion to projects that often take a fair amount of blood, sweat and tears. She is a trusted compatriot in the effort to make this corner of the world a little better.”


Juli Kaufmann
President, Fix Development

“It was Monique’s amazing accuracy with her cost estimations, her firm hand on the subcontractors, her total commitment to green philosophies that we as the owner were pushing, her creative approaches to solving problems, her deep list of contacts, her efficient organizational skills and her ability to keep us all to a deadline that made this project a success. Monique works from a position of high integrity, is honest to the core, navigates her male-dominated field with grace and, most importantly, is just a lot of fun to work with.” 


Ken Leinbach,
Executive Director, Urban Ecology Center

“Hiring Monique was the best business decision we made on our project. She was an exceptional guide, resource and manager for us as we navigated the complexities of bringing our project from concept to design to construction. Her expertise, input and work product were exceptional. We are grateful for the time and energy she put into making our project and dream a reality.” 


Carmen Pitre
President and CEO, Sojourner Family Peace Center

clients include

Fix Development logo
Menomonee Vally Partners logo
Progressive Community Health Centers logo
Urban Ecology Center logo
Sojourner Family Peace Center logo
Children's Wisconsin logo
Sixteenth Street logo
Downtown Montessori

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