Capital Projects

The Capital Projects Department is responsible for managing and designing all new construction, modernization, and remodeling projects. 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. Planning and design work continues on additional projects funded by state match funds. 




Projects Under Construction

Pope entry



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Pope Elementary Remodel/Addition
Scheduled to open September 2020
Architect: Mahlum
General Contractor: Pease & Sons, Inc.
 
Project Manager: Brady Martin   


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

   









 


Projects Currently in Design

Kessler Center









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Kessler Center

1509 39th Ave SW, 98373
Scheduled to open in 2021 
Architect: BCRA
General Contractor: TBD
Project Manager: Les Gerstmann

 
 
 Ballou Ballou Junior High Addition
9916 136th St E, 98373
Architect: Mahlum Architects
General Contractor: Garco Construction
Project Manager: Les Gerstmann


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


 
 
Stahl


Stahl Junior High Addition
9610 168th St E, 98375
Architect: Studio Meng Strazzara
General Contractor: TBD
Project Manager: Larry Vandeberg



 










 






News Updates

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


Completed 2015 Bond Projects

  Shaw Road Elementary Addition 
12 classroom addition opened September 2017
Architect: BCRA
General Contractor: Neeser Construction, Inc.
Project Manager: Mike Meadows

 
 
 Hunt Addition Floor Plan

Hunt Elementary Addition
12 classroom addition opened September 2018
Architect: BCRA
General Contractor: Andy Johnson & Co., Inc.
Project Manager: Les Gerstmann

 
 
 Firgrove Elementary Firgrove Elementary Replacement 
Opened September 2019
Architect: Mahlum Architects
General Contractor: Neeley Construction
Project Manager: Brady Martin

 
 
 Northwood Elementary Northwood Elementary Replacement
Opened September 2019
Architect: Studio Meng Strazzara
General Contractor: CE&C, Inc.
Project Manager: Larry Vandeberg
 
 
 
 Sunrise Elementary Sunrise Elementary Replacement
Opened September 2019
Architect: Studio Meng Strazzara
General Contractor: Forma Construction
Project Manager: Larry Vandeberg
 
 
 
 Dessie Evans Elementary Dessie F. Evans Elementary 
New Construction - Opened September 2019
Architect: NAC Architecture
General Contractor: Garco Construction
Project Manager: Les Gerstmann

 


Contact Information

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

Address

323 12th Street NW
Puyallup, WA 98371



Capital Projects Staff

Gary Frentress 
Executive Director of Capital Projects

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

Connie Thompson

Administrative Assistant
Capital Projects & Public Works


Kim Newstrom
Capital Accounting Assistant

Nancy Oliver 
Capital Projects Secretary