Founded in 1897 and privately owned and managed by the Engelsma family for more than 70 years, Kraus-Anderson Construction is currently ranked No. 7 in the nation and No. 1 in Minnesota on education construction projects.


Kraus-Anderson has 8 offices through out Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin, including Duluth, Bemidji, Rochester, Minneapolis, Circle Pines, Bismarck, Minot, and Madison.

Kraus-Anderson provides the following services
and more for our Education Partners:

  • Facility Studies, Deferred Maintenance work
  • Long Term Facility Maintenance Planning
  • Life Cycle / Value Management Planning
  • Pre-Referendum Planning
  • Educational Planning
  • Community Engagement Services
  • Pre-Construction Planning
  • Construction Services
  • Warranty / Post Construction


We take a highly collaborative approach with every building project, working closely with owners, architects, and the rest of the planning team. We believe the most successful construction projects are those that start with collaborative planning and communication well before ground is broken.

We provide expert cost, schedule and sustainability analyses of design modalities and other variables that allow you to make informed decisions that will best address your goals. This process eliminates surprises during construction and the result is a high-caliber project that meets or exceeds your expectations.


Our construction management approach results in on time, on budget projects of the highest quality and the best value. Kraus-Anderson has been described by clients as a “very engaged contractor.” We develop strategies for every project as an extension of the client’s staff, making every decision as if it were our very own project.

Enduring Relationships

Our core values at KA consist of Integrity, Commitment, Teamwork, and Value People. Our Mission of “Building Enduring Relationships and Strong Communities” also speaks to our continued work in the communities we live and work in, while upholding proud tradition of ongoing relationships with our clients. We believe in giving back to the communities that have given so much to us and providing for those in need.