Associate Preferred Business Partners - 2022
5201 Eden Avenue
Edina, MN 55436
Abdo is a full-service accounting and consulting firm that delivers customized strategies and innovative solutions to help governments, nonprofits and businesses succeed. With more than 170 professionals and nearly six decades of experience, Abdo is ranked as one of the top accounting firms in the Midwest. It is a licensed CPA firm with offices in Minneapolis and Mankato, Minnesota, and clients located throughout the entire state of Minnesota. Abdo’s commitment to its clients is to gain in-depth knowledge of their unique challenges, opportunities, and needs. Through this consultative approach, Abdo partners with government and organization leaders to light the path forward to confidently reach their goals.
Amazon Web Services
410 Terry Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
AWS delivers flexible cloud infrastructure to help state and local governments serve citizens better. State and local governments (SLG) are innovating for and with citizens. Whether through open data initiatives, public safety modernization, citizen service improvements, or infrastructure programs, governments are turning to the cloud to provide the cost-effective, scalable, secure, and flexible infrastructure necessary to make a difference.
225 S 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Baker Tilly is a leading advisory, tax and assurance firm with a specialized public sector practice whose dedicated professionals guide governmental clients through an ever-changing landscape. Backed by more than 85 years of industry service and experience working with more than 1,000 public sector organizations, our insightful strategies and customized solutions help clients win today, and anticipate tomorrow. Assurance, accounting, municipal advisory, human capital and additional services are offered. For more information, visit bakertilly.com.
222 North 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
BKV Group is a Minnesota-based, full-service planning and design firm providing architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture and construction administration services. For more than 41 years, serving the needs of county governments has been a focus of the firm. As recognized leader in government architecture, we share knowledge across studios and geographies to design environments with a sense of place and presence while meeting practical needs and improving working environments. Our team is committed to working collaboratively with our clients, listening closely to their needs and developing solutions that achieve their unique goals.
505 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Established in 1870, CenterPoint Energy is Minnesota’s largest natural gas distribution utility, serving more than 890,000 customers in 260 communities. By delivering safe, reliable and affordable natural gas, CenterPoint Energy helps its customers meet their energy needs and contributes to economic development in the communities it serves. CenterPoint Energy also operates a sales and service business called Home Service Plus®. For more information, visit CenterPointEnergy.com.
14275 Golf Course Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
CLA exists to create opportunities for our clients, our people, and our communities through industry-focused wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting services. With 7,400 people, more than 120 U.S. locations, and a global affiliation, we promise to know you and help you. For more information visit CLAconnect.com. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.
10 River Park Plaza
St. Paul, MN 55107
As a media and technology company, Comcast’s mission is to create incredible technology and entertainment that connects millions of people to the moments and experiences that matter most. Comcast has spent more than a decade working to address digital inequities. From connecting people to the Internet; to supporting young, diverse storytellers; to opening doors for the next generation of innovators, creators, and doers, Comcast wants everyone to have the skills, resources and tools they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world.
Contegrity Group, Inc.
101 1st Street SE
Little Falls, MN 56345
Contegrity Group, Inc. is a central Minnesota firm that was established in the spirit of providing clients with agency construction management services. The firm has extensive experience in County Government building projects, including courts, jails, social services and public works facilities. The mission of Contegrity Group, Inc. is to be committed to the highest standard of ethics and to promote teamwork between owners, architects, engineers, and contractors.
Dispute Resolution Institute - Mitchell Hamline School of Law
875 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
The Dispute Resolution Institute at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, offers rigorous academic discourse, hands-on simulation experience, and cross-disciplinary examination of conflict theory, advocacy, and problem-solving. Our certificate programs are designed to enable you to develop your dispute knowledge and skills in an organized, thoughtful and scholarly way which will put you in the best possible position to deliver value to employers who recognize that conflict prevention and management is critical in today’s professional environment.
3060 Centre Pointe Drive
Roseville, MN 55113-1122
A pioneer in municipal advisory services since 1955, Ehlers helps clients build strong, vibrant and sustainable communities by delivering independent, integrated advice across all areas of public finance. We work with more than 1,500 local governments, schools, and public agencies across five states, placing our clients’ needs and best interests at the center of everything we do.
Enterprise Fleet Management
2775 Blue Water Road
Eagan, MN 55121
Enterprise Fleet Management will run a free analysis for you to find the most cost effective solutions for your fleet of vehicles. Our services offer full range of programs to lower all aspects of vehicle costs such as lowering your budget for vehicle acquisitions, maintenance, fuel, resale and even telematics. Please contact Wong Nystrom for a free analysis. Free software, industry updates, and recommendations from top rated analytics included.
Foth Infrastructure & Environment
8550 Hudson Boulevard North, Suite 100
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Foth is a nationally recognized, member-owned, science and engineering consulting firm with an 80-year history of success. We solve some of the most complex and demanding infrastructure challenges, to improve the world around us. In an era that demands integrated solutions, creativity, and fast-paced decisions, public agencies trust our engineers and technical professionals to provide expert guidance in all project phases—from planning through construction. We deliver results from a foundation of personalized service, viewing challenges through the unique lens of each project and program. Our focus is on the people we serve, and their success is our inspiration. Through customized client-based teams, creative and collaborative thought-leadership, project advocacy, and innovative technology application, we provide solutions to complex problems, expedited project delivery, and a strategic approach to project development. In doing so, we help clients improve organizational performance, asset management, and public support.
Galliard Capital Management
800 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Galliard Capital Management specializes in fixed income portfolio management for institutional investors. Since the firm's inception in 1995, Galliard has provided portfolio solutions to public entities in Minnesota and across the country. The firm has grown to over $90 billion of assets under management (as of 12/31/20), including public entities, corporate retirement plans, operating funds, insurance reserves, foundations and endowments, healthcare funds, and Taft Hartley plans. Galliard is located in Minneapolis.
The Garland Company, Inc.
3800 East 91st Street
Cleveland, OH 44105
The Garland Company is an employee-owned full-service manufacturer of high-quality, high-performance roofing and building envelope solutions working with Minnesota institutions for over 40 years. We have helped numerous counties, school districts, municipalities, and private companies throughout the state manage their building assets, resolve long-standing roof leaks and wall issues, and assisted in the process of replacing roof assets. For over 125 years, Garland has continually developed unique product and service offerings that have raised the bar of performance while exceeding the individual needs of customers.
444 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Goff Public is an independent communications agency based in Saint Paul. Unique in the Minnesota marketplace, Goff Public is your full-service public relations and public affairs partner. Counties across the state count on us to amplify their stories, engage their citizens, advocate for their interests and protect their reputations – in both in-person and virtual environments. Our experienced team of political and media pros have achieved successful results for local units of government on issues ranging from human services to housing to transportation to economic development. Our services include lobbying, media relations, crisis communications, public engagement, spokesperson training, communications audits and plans, and project management. To learn more about how we can help you accomplish your goals, visit GoffPublic.com or call us at 651-292-8062.
Hiller Commercial Floors
2909 South Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904
Hiller Commercial Floors is a leading supplier of commercial flooring and installation to Minnesota. Working through our State M Contract 120202 and Service CO-OP Contract CPC 17.5, Minnesota Counties save lots of dollars plus have extended warranties for many types of flooring. Quick service and installation by great professionals, we work after hours and can lift fully loaded work stations to minimize disruption. See our contracts at www.hillercarpet.com/commercial.
Houston Engineering, Inc.
7550 Meridian Circle N
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Houston Engineering, Inc. (HEI) is a full-service consulting firm providing engineering, surveying, environmental, GIS, and planning services. With offices in North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota, local and national clients alike seek HEI’s creative and lasting solutions. Our projects span across the US, with diverse client markets including government, tribal, private industry, and non-profits. We utilize the latest technology to provide innovative solutions that produce results now and continue providing value well into the future.
1331 Tyler Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
ICS Consulting, Inc. (ICS) is a leading professional services firm focused on providing strategic facility planning, design, and construction services. ICS bridges the technical gap between your vision and the complex processes of planning, development, design, implementation of projects, and on-going operations. With a goal of enhancing the entire process from planning through project completion for a wide variety of clients, our approach is to effectively utilize and leverage our internal expertise while encouraging collaboration with other project professionals to ensure successful project outcomes. We have the expertise in the complexities of planning and construction and aspire to be a trusted advisor with a custom-tailored, collaborative approach for each client.
115 East Hickory Street
Mankato, MN 56001
True and responsive expertise—these qualities are the foundation on which ISG was built in 1973. Now, we stand as a nationally recognized multi-disciplinary design and engineering firm that serves numerous markets and fosters collaboration between disciplines to provide clients a diverse knowledge base, high level of creativity, and broad perspective. By listening first, ISG works alongside partners to develop innovative solutions that result in better decisions faster.
When it comes to working with local governments, ISG is prepared to serve as a committed resource, advocate, and project partner to ensure that designs for public infrastructure are efficient and maximize value over time. Tenacity, empathy, and ingenuity all sum up how we strive to be Your ISG.
Klein McCarthy Architects
6465 Wayzata Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Klein McCarthy Architects (KMA) was founded in 1977 with a focus in justice, public facility planning and design. With organization, leadership, hard work, and an emphasis on client service, we have built a solid record of successful projects and satisfied long-term clients. From our firm’s beginning, we have completed over 300 detention, corrections and courts/government center studies and building projects in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The key to success in these assignments is the daily “hands on” involvement and leadership of firm leaders from start to finish in all aspects of the planning, design and construction efforts. Our focus on this field enables us to maintain this approach on each project and provides the client with the benefit of our most experienced staff.
5985 Bandel Road NW
Rochester, MN 55901
More than a century after our founding in 1911, Knutson has grown into a regionally strong company providing preconstruction, general contracting, construction management, and design−build services. Seventy percent of our work comes from repeat clients who rely on us as their preferred construction partner. These ongoing relationships are a source of great pride because they say something important about how we collaborate, communicate, employ innovation, seek value, and build long-term loyalty. Building enduring relationships is how our company has come to be more than 110- years strong. Building and strengthening the communities where we live, work, and play is a central value for our company along with continuing to grow relationships with past project owners as well as the local and subcontracting communities.
501 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Founded in 1897 and family owned and managed for more than 75 years, Kraus-Anderson Construction is consistently ranked by Engineering News Record among the U.S. Top 20 Construction firms in the Midwest, providing award-winning consulting and construction services coast to coast. As an integrated development, construction and real estate leasing and management enterprise, we bring an owner’s perspective to our work, collaborating closely with clients, architects, and other stakeholders to envision and plan for success long before ground is broken.
Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association
1000 Westgate Drive
St. Paul, MN 55114
Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association (MAPA) was first Incorporated in1942 and has since represented asphalt producers, contractors, and 100+ associate members who supply materials to the asphalt pavement industry
MAPA members are committed to the state of Minnesota and its overall quality of life. Our industry is comprised of companies ranging from small driveway – paving operations to diverse larger construction companies that produce and/or place asphalt pavement on roads, airports, parking lots, recreational facilities, etc.
It is MAPA’s mission to serve our members by advancing the technology of asphalt. We strive to accomplish this mission by providing technical assistance, training, advocacy, and consultation.
Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative (MnCCC)
100 Empire Drive
St. Paul, MN 55103
Established in 1978, Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative (MnCCC) works with all Minnesota Counties as a joint powers organization facilitating services and training, providing software and other cost-effective measures to substantially reduce technology costs for counties, cities, and agencies. MnCCC assists user groups with organizing their group; facilitates meetings; manages funds; serves as a liaison between the users and vendors; manages the RFP and contracting process; and handles an array of other user group responsibilities. Some of the MnCCC User Groups own their software; this allows them to control all software changes, releases, updates and customizations to best meet their needs. MnCCC User Group software is maintained, supported, and enhanced by vendors selected by the User Groups through an RFP process.
MnCCC’s current user groups include Minnesota Property Tax, CAMA, Law Enforcement, Finance & General Government, Community Health Service, Corrections, County Attorneys, Information Services Support Group, Property Information, Tax Court, Human Services, and HR & Payroll.
Minnesota Service Cooperatives
5525 Emerald Avenue
Mountain Iron, MN 55768
The nine Minnesota Service Cooperatives are member driven government agencies geographically distributed across the state. We believe that through our collaborative endeavors we are best positioned to deliver the highest quality programs and services to cities, counties, and other government agencies.
National Insurance Services
14852 Scenic Heights Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
800-627-3660 ext. 1366
Benefit Consulting and Brokerage Services for medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance benefits for counties. Also offering early retiree benefit restructuring services, tax-free options for sick leave & other one-time retiree incentive payouts, as well as, on-site and near-site clinics. NIS is trusted by over 2,500 public sector organizations and 500,000 insured individuals in 29 states. We are headquartered in Brookfield, WI, with regional offices in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania.
6105 Golden Hills Drive
Golden Valley, MN 55416
PreferredOne, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare and located in Golden Valley, provides health benefit administration and services to many of Minnesota's counties. We offer flexibility, choice and innovative ways of reducing health plan costs. Our flexibility allows us to replicate your current benefit design or customize plans and networks to fit your county's precise needs.
Purple Wave Auction
825 Levee Drive
Manhattan, KS 66502
Purple Wave specializes in liquidating equipment and vehicles through no-reserve public Internet auctions — providing the easiest and most straightforward way to sell used equipment. From marketing and listing your assets to selling and collecting payment, sellers benefit from a full-service experience.
Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A.
444 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney provides high quality legal solutions to counties throughout Minnesota. For more than 35 years, RRM has represented counties and joint powers entities in all aspects of public sector labor and employment law, investigations, litigation, contracting and construction law, and land use planning and zoning law.
3 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
REPAY offers omni-channel, integrated B2B payment solutions for every business. Whether you are making business payments or collecting them, REPAY is your full-service payments provider. Offering an all-in-one payments solution, REPAY enables you to process AR payments, automate AP supplier payments, and reduce risk without changing current accounting processes.
Our AR payment solutions enable clients to benefit from multiple payment methods, Level 3 B2B rates, increased cash flow with online payment portal capabilities, and seamless integration. Our AP vendor payment solutions enable clients to take advantage of real-time payment updates by automating supplier and buyer payments and eliminating paper checks. With visibility into the entire process, you know the moment a payment is made and when one is collected. Combining AP and AR provides a single source for reporting so you can spend less time managing and reconciling payments and more time growing your business.
Revize Government Websites
150 Kirts Boulevard
Troy, MI 48084
With more than 1,200 government clients nationwide, Revize Government Websites is one of the industry’s leading providers. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, Revize builds award-winning government websites and content management systems. A vast array of apps and features ensures your website will have something to offer everyone. When you work with us, you’re not just a client, you become part of the Revize family and will receive the service and support you need and expect!
Wold Architects and Engineers
332 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Wold Architects and Engineers has over 50 years of experience helping our clients with their facility needs. We are recognized experts and industry leaders in the planning, design and construction of governmental facilities in the region including governmental offices, correctional facilities, law enforcement, public works and 911/ EOC dispatch facilities. Our 300 + multi-disciplinary team provides facility analysis, planning and programming, facility planning, architectural design, interior design, cost estimating and construction administration. We have a full staff of professional mechanical and electrical engineer to serve your every need. With offices located in Minnesota, Illinois, Colorado and Tennessee, we have the knowledge of a national firm, while maintaining the local, personal hands on attention our clients expect. Please visit www.woldae.com to learn more about our services.
701 Xenia Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55416
WSB is a design and consulting firm specializing in engineering, community planning, environmental, and construction services. Our staff of over 450 improve the way people engage with communities, transportation, infrastructure, energy and our environment. We offer services in over 25 complementary areas that seamlessly integrate planning, design and implementation. Our coast-to-coast client base is served from 12 offices in four states.
We share a vision to connect your dreams for tomorrow to the needs of today—the future is ours for the making.