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About Kraus-Anderson

Core Values:

INTEGRITY– Do the right thing…always be respectful, honest and fair

COMMITMENT– Take ownership, work hard, and keep promises

TEAMWORK– Collaborate to foster trust and success for all

VALUE PEOPLE– Support each other in a safe, positive environment where people are recognized and appreciated for their contributions

Founded in 1897 and privately owned and managed by the Engelsma family for more than 70 years, Kraus-Anderson Construction is consistently ranked by Engineering News-Record among the top 50 Construction Management-at-Risk Firms in the United States. Our Minnesota base of operations is supplemented with regional offices, extending our capabilities coast to coast. Learn more

We take a highly collaborative approach with every commercial building project, working closely with owners, architects, and the rest of the planning team well before ground is broken. Clients are equipped with the right information, from cost analyses to schedules, to help them make informed decisions. Our construction management approach results in on time, on budget projects of the highest quality and the best value.

“The project manager did a fantastic job coordinating with the architect… all the meetings were on time, with the right people attending. We got great bids from subcontractors. In fact, the project came in under budget by $750,000, which allowed us to build a bus garage.” – Steve Scheills, District Administrator, Amery School District, WI


Today’s sophisticated facilities and accelerated business environments place greater demands on delivering projects. Whether optimizing value, controlling costs, or meeting aggressive schedules, success depends on decisions made at the initial stages of a project.

We offer a system of interrelated strategic services, from early conceptual planning to actual management of the construction process. Kraus-Anderson’s construction professionals focus on creating value and eliminating waste at every step of our delivery process in order to save you money and time.

Pre-Project Planning Services

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Site Assessments
  • Conceptual Cost Estimating
  • Lifecycle Cost Analyses
  • Risk Assessments
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • Preliminary Schedule Development
  • Environmental/Sustainability Assessments
  • Construction Phasing Strategies
  • Design/Constructability Review
  • City Review Process Coordination
  • Consultant Selection Assistance

Construction Services

  • Bidding and Subcontractor Selection
  • Subcontractor Coordination
  • Construction Supervision
  • Site Coordination
  • MEP Coordination
  • Document and Change Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Contract Administration
  • Materials/Equipment Procurement
  • Cost Control
  • Quality Control
  • Insurance Administration
  • Affirmative Action/EEO
Pre-Construction Services

  • Scope Development
  • Project Integration Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Cost Estimating
  • Schedule Development
  • Value Engineering
  • Constructability Reviews
  • Disruption Avoidance Planning
  • Virtual Design Coordination and Modeling
  • Environmental Life Safety Planning
  • Sustainability Analyses
  • Quality Control/Quality Assurance
  • Long-Lead Procurement
  • Compliance

Post-Occupancy Services

  • Owner’s Fit-Up/FF&E Coordination
  • Final Cost Accounting
  • Commissioning
  • Warranty


We believe diversity strengthens our organization and allows us to serve clients at the highest possible level.

Kraus-Anderson successfully reaches out to diverse groups when working with subcontractors and suppliers to help them overcome challenges, secure work and build their capacity to thrive. We partner with small businesses, women business enterprises (WBEs), minority business enterprises (MBEs), people with physical and developmental challenges, and active-duty or returning military employees.

We have been repeatedly recognized for our workforce hiring efforts by Opportunity Partners, theMetropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA), the U.S. Department of Defense Employee Support of Guard and Reserve, and numerous public and private sector clients and partners.

We frequently work with project owners to meet specific project goals. For example, our work with Native American projects since 1990 has resulted in $75.4 million in contracts to American Indian trade contractors, and generated 811,165 hours of work for American Indian individuals.


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