CWDG was created in 2002, when Joe Welch and Mary Cancian left the Boston architectural firm at which they were partners to create a firm that was focused on the following objectives:

During the intervening 10 years, CWDG has provided equipment-planning services on over 75 healthcare projects, ranging from small clinical renovations to multi-million dollar signature facilities, with equipment budgets ranging from less than $100,000 to over $35 million.