School Districts Benefit from Sole Source Provider

Superintendents, business managers and school board members from Wisconsin and Minnesota are experiencing the value of a complete sole source approach with Nexus Solutions. “To date, our new partnership with Nexus has resulted in a comprehensive, yet practical long-range improvement plan which thoroughly addresses all of the technical and financial aspects of our complex project,” said Lynn Knight, Business Manager for the School District of Nekoosa, WI. “From the beginning, we were impressed by Nexus’ expertise of the legislative, technical, financial and political dimensions of our project.”

Most often, when a comprehensive plan, fund, design, build and project management strategy is implemented, goals are met, value is maximized and projects are more likely to finish on time and on budget. “Our administrative team and school board interviewed several traditional design, construction and performance contracting firms. We all agreed that the team from Nexus was different; with them, we got a single firm that had expertise in all facets of planning, design, construction and communication,” said Denise Sundstrom, Director of Finance and Operations for the Mahtomedi Public Schools.”  

“Over my 20+ years of working with school districts, I’ve found that most often, a comprehensive facilities package helps school districts reduce costs while creating optimal learning environments,” says Brent Jones, PE, LEED, AP, Director of Project Development for Nexus. “Our job is to use our diverse technical expertise and financial knowledge to meet the individual needs of each district and maximize value with long-term solutions at the lowest possible cost.” 

Long-term, facility improvement plans include capital planning, funding analysis, educational adequacy, consensus building project development, design, energy performance, life-cycle cost analysis, construction management, commissioning and community outreach. 

“Nexus understands the enormous impact their work will have in the community for many years to come,” says Salem School District Administrator Dr. David R. Milz. “They focus as much on the process as they do with the final product to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction, along with forging the kind of quality relationships that will stand the test of time.”

Deborah Smith