Capital Projects

The Capital Projects Department is responsible for managing and designing all new construction, modernization, and remodeling Capital pictureprojects. The Planning Department works hand in hand with Capital Projects to determine current and future needs of the district. Small Capital Projects, infrastructure projects,  and advance planning for future needs are also part of Capital’s focus.

Voters’ approval of the 2015 Bond allowed us to construct three replacement elementary schools and one new elementary school which opened in September 2019. The bond also funded the expansion and remodel of Pope Elementary which is currently under construction and scheduled to welcome students back in September 2020.

Jean Victor Balin Starplose.pngState match funds resulting from those projects are being used for  projects currently under construction including additions at Ballou and Stahl Junior High Schools,  the new Kessler Center, and a planned addition at Ferrucci Junior High. 

Projects Under Construction

Pope entry

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Pope Elementary Remodel/Addition
15102 122nd Ave E, 98374
General ContractorPease & Sons, Inc.
Project Manager: Brady Martin 

Scheduled to open September 2020
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Ballou Junior High Addition
9916 136th St E, 98373
Architect: Mahlum Architects
General Contractor: Garco Construction
Project Manager: Les Gerstmann
OxBlue Time Lapse Camera

Scheduled to open Fall of 2021

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Stahl Junior High Addition
9610 168th St E, 98375
Architect: Studio Meng Strazzara
General Contractor- Phase 1: GLY Construction
General Contractor - Phase 2: Kassel & Associates
Project Manager: Larry Vandeberg

Scheduled to open Fall of 2021

Kessler Center

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Kessler Center
1501 39th Ave SW, 98373
Scheduled to open in 2021
Architect: BCRA
General Contractor: Pease & Sons, Inc.
Project Manager: Les Gerstmann
OxBlue Time Lapse Camera

Scheduled to open Fall of 2021

Projects Currently in Design

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Ferrucci Junior High Addition
3213 Wildwood Park Dr,  98374
Architect: NAC Architecture
General Contractor: TBD
Project Manager: Larry Vandeberg

Neighborhood Meeting
 Held on July 16, 2020 @ 6:00 PM
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News & Updates

December 16, 2019: 
Ballou, Stahl and Ferrucci JH expansion updates

Other Completed Projects

 Warehouse drawing
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 Warehouse Addition
Completed 2020
Architect: BCRA
General Contractor: Westmark Construction
Project Manager: Tom Shields


Contact Information

253-841-8641 (telephone)
253-841-8640 (fax)


323 12th Street NW
Puyallup, WA 98371

Capital Projects Staff

Gary Frentress 

Executive Director of Capital Projects

Nancy Oliver 
Capital Projects Secretary

Mike Meadows
Capital Projects Coordinator

Larry Vandeberg
Asst. Director of Construction Management

Les Gerstmann
Asst. Director of Construction Management

Brady Martin
Asst. Director of Construction Management

Frankie Topasna
Technology Project
Management Specialist

Andrea Goetsch
Capital Projects Expediter

Tom Shields
Construction Project Management Specialist

Katie Dickinson
Project Management Systems Coordinator

Accounting Team
Connie Thompson

Administrative Assistant
Capital Projects & Public Works

Kim Newstrom
Capital Accounting Assistant

Please send all invoices and public works documentation to: