Kraus-Anderson’s Delta Dental project receives Minnesota Construction Association’s Award of Excellence
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (January 30, 2020) – Kraus-Anderson has won an Award of Excellence from the Minnesota Construction Association (MCA) for the construction of Delta Dental of Minnesota’s Bemidji Operations Center, which opened in August 2019. The project won in the Under $15 Million category.
The awards honor high-quality construction projects in the Midwest that provide unique ideas, benefit their community, and showcase a professional team effort and strong leadership.
The two-story, 38,000-square-foot Delta Dental operations and technology center features a mezzanine and open floor plan that includes space for open office customer service, leadership offices, crunch rooms, wellness and fitness areas with locker rooms, breakrooms, storage, meeting/conference rooms, kitchen areas, training rooms and facility support systems space.
The project had a tight budget and schedule, which required both design and construction to be completed in under 15 months. Kraus-Anderson worked closely with ESG Architects in a design-build approach to successfully meet the owner’s requirements, completing the project on time and under budget. The close collaboration resulted in a contemporary, functional building that will attract top talent in the area, while making Delta Dental a top ten employer in the city of Bemidji.
The new operations center, located in Technology Park at 2017 Net Way NW in Bemidji, will serve 175 employees within the first five years, with room to add 200 employees within 10 years.
About Delta Dental of Minnesota
Delta Dental of Minnesota is one of the largest providers of dental benefits in the Upper Midwest, serving more than 8,800 Minnesota- and North Dakota-based purchasing groups and 4.1 million members nationwide. Founded in 1969, the company is an independent, nonprofit health service plan corporation. To learn more, visit www.DeltaDentalMN.org.
Established in 1897, Kraus-Anderson® Construction Company is one of the nation’s premier commercial general contractors and construction managers. Kraus-Anderson, an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and has regional offices in Madison, Wis., Bismarck, N.D., and Duluth, Bemidji and Rochester Minn.