Kraus-Anderson promotes Ross Wilmes to North Dakota Director of Operations
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (March 2017) – Kraus-Anderson Construction Company (KA), one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest commercial general contractors and construction managers, has promoted Ross Wilmes to North Dakota director of operations. In his new position, Wilmes will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company’s North Dakota office. He has served as senior project manager since 2014.
Kraus-Anderson has a 45-year history of construction management in North Dakota. KA opened an office in Bismarck in 2014 to meet the demands of increased regional development and the energy boom from the Bakken oil fields in western North Dakota. In the last five years, the company has managed more than $319 million dollars of construction in the state. Among the noteworthy state projects KA recently completed is the 160,000-square-foot Watford City High School and 254,000-square-foot Watford City Events Center in Watford City.
Some of Wilmes’ North Dakota projects for KA include: K-12 education projects for Central Cass School, Richardton-Taylor Public Schools, Minot Public Schools and Alexander Public Schools; higher education projects for the University of Mary in Bismarck; and office projects for Ironworkers Local 512 in Mandan and Basin Electric in Bismarck.
Prior to joining KA, Wilmes served as project manager for North Dakota-based Comstock Construction, Inc., where he also managed North Dakota construction projects in education, healthcare and housing.
Wilmes received his Architectural Drafting and Estimating Technology degree from North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton. He is a member of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce, Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Capital City Lions Club.