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
Project Manager: Brady Martin
Architect: Mahlum
General Contractor: Pease & Sons, Inc.

   Warehouse Addition


Projects in Design

Kessler Center

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Kessler Center

1509 39th Ave SW, 98373
Schedule to open in 2021 
 Ballou Ballou Junior High School Addition
9916 136th St E, 98373
  Ferrucci JH School Addition
3213 Wildwood Park Dr,  98374

Stahl Junior High School Addition
9610 168th St E, 98375



News Updates

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

Completed 2015 Bond Projects

  Shaw Road Elementary Addition 
 Hunt Addition Floor Plan

Hunt Elementary Addition
 Firgrove Elementary Firgrove Elementary Replacement 
 Northwood Elementary Northwood Elementary Replacement 
 Sunrise Elementary Sunrise Elementary Replacement
 Dessie Evans Elementary Dessie F. Evans Elementary (New School Construction)


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

Mike Meadows
Director of Construction Management

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