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Associate Preferred Business Partners - 2021

Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLPAbdo
5201 Eden Avenue

Suite 250
Edina, MN 55436
952-835-9090
www.aemcpas.com

At Abdo, Eick & Meyers, we go well beyond traditional accounting and auditing services to deliver customized strategies and innovative solutions to help government organizations succeed. We opened our doors in 1963 as a small CPA firm, and through substantial growth are now ranked as one of the top accounting firms in the Midwest, with offices in Mankato and Minneapolis. Our commitment is to gain in-depth knowledge of our client’s challenges, opportunities, and goals. It is through this consultative approach that we are able to offer effective services and insight to help organizations reach a higher level of success. Our specific service areas include Tax, Audit, Financial Management, Outsourced Finance Director Services, HR and Payroll Solutions, Process Solutions and Data Analytics.

Baker TillyBakerTilly
225 S 6th Street
Suite 2300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-876-4500
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.
 
BKV GroupBKV
222  North 2nd Street
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-339-3752
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.
 
CenterPoint EnergyCenterpointEnergy_Bronze
505 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-372-4664
Established in 1870, CenterPoint Energy is Minnesota’s largest natural gas distribution utility, serving more than 860,000 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.
 
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP CliftonLarsonAllen_Bronze
14275 Golf Course Drive
Suite 300
Baxter, MN 56425
218-828-0100
CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) exists to create opportunities for our clients, our people, and our communities through industry-focused audit, outsourcing, tax, consulting services, and wealth advisory. With more than 6,000 people, 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.
 
Contegrity Group, Inc. Contegrity
101 1st Street SE
Little Falls, MN 56345
320-632-1940
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.

Darktrace + CITDarktrace
Maurice Wilkes Building

Cowley Road
Cambridge, CB4 0DS, UK
647-963-0058
www.darktrace.com/en/
Darktrace +CIT  is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. It provides comprehensive, enterprise-wide cyber defense to over 4,500 organizations worldwide, protecting the cloud, email, IoT, traditional networks, endpoints and industrial systems.  A self-learning technology, Darktrace + CIT AI autonomously detects, investigates and responds to advanced cyber-threats, including insider threat, remote working risks, ransomware, data loss and supply chain vulnerabilities.  The company has 1,500 employees and 44 office locations, with headquarters in Cambridge, UK and San Francisco. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace + CTI AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage

Dispute Resolution Institute - Mitchell Hamline School of Law mhls-DRI_logo
875 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
651-695-7677
www.mitchellhamline.edu/dri
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.

Enterprise Fleet Management EnterpriseFleetManagement_logo
2775 Blue Water Road
Eagan, MN 55121
651-905-5068
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.
 
Galliard Capital ManagementGalliard
800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 1400
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-667-3220
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. GarlandCompany
3800 East 91st Street

Cleveland, OH 44105
Phone:  651-666-0901
www.garlandco.com
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.

Goff PublicGoffPublic
444 Cedar Street
Suite 910
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-292-8062
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.

H + U Constructionhu-construction_Bronze
5555 West 78th Street
Suite A
Minneapolis, MN 55439
612-438-0258
www.hu-construction.com
Hoffmann + Uhlhorn Construction, Inc. (H+U Construction) is a construction and consulting firm that has been helping clients navigate complex construction projects since 1983 – from concept through completion, and beyond. Based in Minneapolis, H+U has built or improved more than 15,000,000 square-feet of space and completed 500+ multi-million-dollar projects on-schedule and within budget.


H+U offers a full suite of planning and construction services that are tailored to meet clients’ specific goals. Whether your county is building a new community center or looking to expand your parks or public safety facilities, H+U Construction can help chart a course to get from where you are to where you want to be. Ranked as one of the “Top-25” Twin Cities area General Contractors by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal each year for more than a decade, H+U takes pride in being a great place to work for and with.

Hiller Commercial FloorsHiller
2909 South Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904
888-724-1766
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.  
 
Houston Engineering, Inc.Houston_Gold
7550 Meridian Circle N
Maple Grove, MN 55369
763-493-4522
Houston Engineering, Inc. (HEI) is a full-service consulting firm providing engineering, surveying, environmental, GIS, and planning services. With offices in North Dakota and Minnesota, local and national clients alike seek HEI’s creative and lasting solutions. Our projects span across the US, with diverse clients in many 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.
 
ICS ConsultingICS-Logo
1331 Tyler Street NE
Suite 101
Minneapolis, MN 55413
763-354-2670
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.
 
ISGISG
115 East Hickory Street
Suite 300
Mankato, MN 56001
507-387-6651
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 Architectsklein_mccarthy
6465 Wayzata Boulevard
Suite 410
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
952-908-9990
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.
 
Kraus-AndersonKrausAnderson
501 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-332-7281
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 AssociationMN-Asphalt-Pavement-Association
1000 Westgate Drive
Suite 252
St. Paul, MN 55114
Phone:  952-250-1681
www.asphaltisbest.org
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)mnccc
100 Empire Drive
Suite 201
St. Paul, MN 55103
651-401-4200
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 CooperativesMnServiceCoops
5525 Emerald Avenue

Mountain Iron, MN 55768
320-255-3236
www.mnservcoop.org 
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 ServicesNIS
14852 Scenic Heights Road

Suite 210
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
800-627-3660 ext 1366
www.nisbenefits.com 
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.

Novel Energy Solutions, LLCNovel-Energy-Solutions-Dark
2303 Wycliff Street

St. Paul, MN 55114
612-345-7188
www.novelenergy.biz 
Novel Energy Solutions L.L.C. (NES), is a Minnesota based company that specializes in reducing government, business, farm, and residential energy costs through solar installations, energy-efficiency technologies, and tailored financing arrangements. Founded by a fifth-generation Minnesota farmer, NES focuses on helping farmers and their communities in order to take advantage of all the benefits that solar energy has to offer.

With production guarantees and financing options that often require no upfront money and provide for short repayment periods (e.g., one to six years), NES works to free up funds for its customers so that they can be used elsewhere.

NES is proud of being the solar developer that brought the first four Community Solar Gardens in Xcel’s Minnesota program online.  Being invested in the communities and the farmers of Minnesota, NES seeks to cooperate with the counties in Xcel’s territories that have land or roof space available for solar projects.

Municipalities and counties have turned to NES for help and guidance in:

  • Adopting solar ordinances.
  • Lowering their energy costs through:
  • Onsite solar.
  • Leased land for Solar Farms.
  • Subscriptions to Solar Gardens.
  • Site, cultural and environmental reviews.
  • Energy efficiency projects analysis.
PreferredOnepreferredone
6105 Golden Hills Drive
Golden Valley, MN 55416
763-847-4000
PreferredOne is a health insurance company located in Golden Valley, MN. We provide 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 AuctionPurpleWave
825 Levee Drive
Manhattan, KS 66502
1-866-608-9283
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. RRMlogo
730 Second Avenue South
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-339-0060
Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney provides high quality, cost-effective legal solutions to counties throughout Minnesota.  For more than 30 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.
 
Revize Government WebsitesRevize
150 Kirts Boulevard
Suite B
Troy, MI 48084
248-269-9263
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!

RJM ConstructionRJM-Construction
830 Boone Avenue North

Golden Valley, MN 55427
952-837-8627
www.rjmconstruction.com 
RJM Construction has provided general contracting services since 1981. Based in Golden Valley, RJM delivers on clients’ vision in ground-up construction, interior remodeling and project planning.

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Rosedahl Public Affairs
1765 Ashland Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone:  651-353-1818
www.RosedahlPublicAffairs.com 
Rosedahl Public Affairs is a full-service consulting firm specializing in communications and grassroots advocacy led by Leslie Rosedahl, a long-time leader in Minnesota-based public affairs.  RPA develops and executes issue campaigns using a variety of media, grassroots advocacy, and event tactics to deliver top results for clients. Leslie has extensive experience and proven success working both inside the Legislature (leading caucus and legislator messaging) as well as leading high-profile (and behind the scenes efforts) to shape public opinion, earn decision-maker support, and assist with client success.