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Established in 1897 and privately owned and managed by the Engelsma family for over 75 years, Minneapolis-based Kraus-Anderson ® ( is one of the oldest and most respected contractors and construction managers in the nation, with regional offices serving our clients coast to coast. Consistently ranked among the top 50 contractors in the nation according to Engineering News Record, our diversified operations also include Kraus-Anderson Development, Kraus-Anderson Realty, Kraus-Anderson Insurance and Kraus-Anderson Mortgage. Working independently or as integrated project teams, we offer vast expertise, ingenuity, financial stability and business partner networks to address a spectrum of client markets, including healthcare, high-tech, housing, education, and mixed use projects.

Drawing from Lloyd Engelsma’s credo of “Building Buildings and Building People”, we are collaborative in our approach and progressive in our vision. KA University provides career development opportunities for our employees including intern and mentoring programs, an Emerging Professionals Group, Leadership Development Group and Lean Leadership Group. We provide financial support to, and hands-on involvement with, many trade and economic development organizations; numerous educational institutions; social services and healthcare nonprofits. Our newest grass-roots initiative, KA Has Heart ®, provides employees with opportunities to do volunteer service during the work week. We are a proud member of the Minnesota Keystone program, donating in excess of 5 percent of pretax revenues to charity over the past five years.

Client Testimonials

what clients say about our company
  • "One of the great values that KA brought to the design and const 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
  • "I found KA to be great listeners, very accommodating. When there were issues, we worked through them in an adult manner to the right result for everybody."

    Steve Erdahl, Executive Vice President, Valspar Corporation
  • "We never would have been able to deliver on our design had we not had the informed knowledge of our builder in that process."

    Kari Houser, Director of Construction and Project Manager, Gundersen Health System
  • "The new lab space in the Gore Annex is going to give us extremely sensitive environmental control. That, combined with this new ultrafast electron microscope is going to allow us to do experiments that literally have never been done before."

    David Flannigan, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  • "Kraus-Anderson has been an essential partner with the new high school project from the beginning and has provided support, key data and expertise that led to a successful referendum."

    Terry Quist, Former Superintendent of Schools