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Leader in Education Construction Services
Kraus-Anderson is a national leader in K-12 school construction, currently ranked 6th in the nation by Building Design + Construction.
We have managed well over half a billion dollars in school construction over the past five years, including new facilities, expansions, remodels, deferred maintenance and emergency response. KA’s K-12 portfolio gives us an enhanced understanding of the distinctive goals and concerns of school districts, and allows us to work as an extension of your staff to address your unique project efficiently and responsibly.
Schools bring Kraus-Anderson on board early in the planning and pre-design phase to optimize the value of their investment. We work collaboratively with the school, the design team, and other stakeholders to thoroughly understand your values, culture, challenges and goals. As the project moves forward in its development phase, we provide current construction information, evaluating alternatives early on, and continuously pricing designs as they evolve.
We also offer school owners feasibility studies to help determine the best strategy for funding a project. In particular, we provide comprehensive pre-referendum services to gather relevant, reliable pricing information, and project options that help bring the best ideas forward. Our collaborative approach enrolls all team members in a clear understanding of, and common focus on, meeting project goals. That results in practical construction solutions that preserve design integrity and get you from vision to reality.
Kraus-Anderson’s sustainable building practices support creating a healthy and positive learning environment for students and faculty. Thinking green also means utilizing existing resources effectively and incorporating energy efficiency to reduce operating costs. Kraus-Anderson has led the charge in green schools, constructing Minnesota’s first LEED-certified project in 2004 with Westwood Elementary.
“Kraus-Anderson has provided sound value engineering suggestions and recommendations that have assisted us in accomplishing more than anticipated with the funding at hand.” – John Doth, Director of Facilities, South Washington County Schools
“We’ve worked with Kraus-Anderson now for over two years to do the analysis and all of the building studies and feasibility studies…KA was with us at every step, making sure that the information we had to share with our community was accurate and informative. St. Peter Public Schools has not built a school facility in almost 45 years, so to bring on a firm like KA to provide that leadership, the support, and all the detail work, has just been invaluable.” -Paul Peterson, Superintendent, St. Peter Public Schools
“One of the great values that KA brought to the design and construction phase of the process was to really help us do careful cost analysis on all of the options that were on the table, so that we could make spending decisions that really focused on helping us meet the programmatic goals that we had…They stuck with us, they brainstormed and they helped us come up with really the very best decision.” – Connie Hayes, Superintendent, Northeast Metro Intermediate District 916