Brian A. Walsh, DBIA, LEED AP BD+C

Brian A. Walsh is Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Collage Companies, an established leader in the construction industry; headquartered in Central Florida and working throughout the Southeast. Brian has directed the firm’s activities and rapid growth towards quality and excellence since 1982.

In 1981, Mr. Walsh became a State of Florida Certified General Contractor and holds licenses in Florida and Virginia. He is the recipient of certification for Passive Energy for Building Design. In 2003 he was selected as a charter member of the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Designated Professionals and in 2018 was chosen as part of the DBIA’s inaugural College of Fellows. He is also a LEED BD+C Accredited Professional. He has served as an arbitrator and as part of a panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association. He is past Chairman of the DBIA Certification Board and remains active in many other civic and religious leadership roles.


Since early in his professional career Brian has focused his business life around having a bottom-line purpose as well as a bottom-line profit. His business is his ministry. He has been a board member of The Sanford Rescue Mission as well as a member of the advisory board of Christian Help Ministries. In 2011, he founded Bring Change Ministries, a mission devoted to helping the “new homeless” in our society.


Brian has been married for 37 years to his wife Dianne; they have two children. They attend Northland, A Church Distributed, where he served as an Elder, and Brian often spends time on mission and humanitarian trips where his travels have led him to Guatemala, Cuba, Russia and China with various ministry organizations. Mr. Walsh has been published in several magazines and industry journals and is a requested speaker for industry and community groups and organizations.


■ Bachelor of Architecture, 1979 – University of Miami

■ Certified General Contractor CGC020818, Florida and Virginia

■ LEED Building Design + Construction Accredited Professional

■ FDBIA Design Build Professional


■ President, DBIA, Florida Chapter, 2016-2017

■ Vice President, DBIA, Florida Chapter, 2015-2016

■ Secretary, DBIA, Florida Chapter, 2014-2015

■ Judge: DBIA State of Florida Project Awards 2012-2013

■ Board Member of DBIA National Board of Directors 2011

■ DBIA Professional Designation Board 2007-2009

■ DBIA State of Florida Treasurer 2005-2006

■ Chairman DBIA State of Florida Membership 2003-2004

■ Chairman of National DBIA Certification Board 2010

■ Honorary Lifetime Board Member, Rescue Outreach Mission of Sanford

■ Board Member, Islego Ministries

■ Chairman: Central Florida Builders Exchange

■ Chairman: Seminole County Prayer Breakfast

■ Board Member, PARCS Foundation