United Public Schools, Des Lacs & Burlington, ND


United Public Schools, Des Lacs & Burlington, ND


United School District has grown rapidly, with an 18% rise in student population since 2008. Their existing facilities were aging, lacked capacity, and were unable to accommodate the 21st Century teaching methods.

During the pre-construction phase, Consolidated Construction presented 109 value engineering ideas to the District to accept or deny, ultimately resulting in $1.27 million in savings without compromising any educational space.

Since this complicated project spanned much more than could be done in the traditional summer construction season preferred by schools, Consolidated crafted a meticulous 4-phase approach to the new construction, demolition, repurposing, and renovations, allowing much of the work to be done while school was in session while putting paramount importance on the safety of students, staff, and visitors.

This project earned a Projects of Distinction Gold Award from Associated Builders and Contractors.

Your determination and dedication to overcome any adversity from the start to the completion of this project was beyond my expectations, and the kids have truly benefited from this.
Christopher Bachmeier
Des Lacs Superintendent of Schools

For more information, or to receive a quote, contact our Educational Facilities market leader Cassidy Hartman.


  • Complex new construction and additions
  • Constructed while school was in session, with multiple construction phases
  • Reduced project costs 21% without reducing classrooms or quality
  • Capacity-driven expansion, enabling the School District to modernize for today’s educational needs
  • Master planning site for future improvements.
ABC Award Gold