Associate Preferred Business Partners - 2020
Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP
5201 Eden Avenue
Edina, MN 55436
Abdo, Eick & Meyers is a progressive, full-service CPA firm that caters to individuals, businesses, nonprofits and local governments. Through our “People + Process” approach, we dig deep into the heart of our clients’ challenges to deliver a personalized solution. Expect accountants who listen before taking action, and who are eager to be your advocate. Services range from traditional bookkeeping, tax preparation and audit services to advisory practices like business consultation and financial planning.
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.
Best Western Capitol Ridge
161 Saint Anthony Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55103
Our Best Western Plus gives guests everything they need for a stay in the Twin Cities. Centrally located just off I-94 you will have easy access to all events and locations in Saint Paul or Minneapolis. Freshly renovated in 2016 our first-floor lifestyle lounge gives our guests space to relax, work and socialize in a modern atmosphere.
We offer a free, hot breakfast in a 100% non-smoking building. Your sleeping room is all new with an up-to-date design that provides everything you need including microwaves and refrigerators in every room.
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.
Bremer Bank, N.A.
380 St. Peter
Street Suite 500
St. Paul, MN55102
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $12 billion regional financial services company jointly owned by the Otto Bremer Trust and Bremer employees. Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, and provides a comprehensive range of banking, mortgage, investment, wealth management, trust and insurance products and services throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Clients include small businesses, mid-sized corporations, agribusinesses, nonprofits, public and government entities, and individuals and families.
14275 Golf Course Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
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.
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 and regional leader in municipal advisory services since 1955, Ehlers helps clients build strong, vibrant and sustainable communities through innovative and unbiased advice across all areas of public finance. Services include debt issuance, economic development and redevelopment, financial planning, debt management and compliance, arbitrage consulting and investments. 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.
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 9/30/19), including public entities, corporate retirement plans, operating funds, insurance reserves, foundations and endowments, healthcare funds, and Taft Hartley plans. An independently operated wholly owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo, Galliard is located in Minneapolis.
444 Cedar Street, Suite 910
St Paul, MN 55101
Goff Public is an independent communications agency based in Minnesota offering public relations and government relations services. We are skilled, experienced problem solvers who tell our clients’ stories, advocate for their interests and protect their reputations. We deliver results and have the track record to prove it. We have extensive experience working with city and county governments, trade and professional associations, and private sector clients on media relations, crisis consulting, communications, government relations, and advocacy.
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.
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.
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 Counties Computer Cooperative (MnCCC)
100 Empire Drive Suite 201
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, and Tax Court.
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.
Molin Concrete Products Company
415 Lilac Streeet
Lino Lakes, MN 55014
Founded in 1897, Molin Concrete Products is a designer, manufacturer, and installer of precast/prestressed concrete components. Recognized for excellence in the construction industry, Molin Concrete serves as a single source for the complete precast/prestressed building system throughout the 7-state Midwest region.
As an innovative manufacturer of structural and architectural precast/prestressed concrete products, we work with your project team from the early stages of design development to completion. By offering product design, production, and installation of high-quality certified products, Molin can overcome the challenges of any project to achieve the best result.
Headquartered in Lino Lakes, MN, Molin Concrete Products also operates a state-of-the-art automated wall panel production facility in Ramsey, MN.
Moore Engineering, Inc.
3315 Roosevelt Road
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Moore Engineering Inc. serves many communities and clients in Minnesota with special emphasis in transportation, municipal, environmental and water resource engineering consulting services. With offices in St. Cloud, Bemidji and Fergus Falls, we have the team and the expertise to assist you on your projects...large or small.
Multi-Bank Securities, Inc.
1000 Town Center
Southfield, MI 48075
Multi-Bank Securities, Inc. (MBS) is a veteran-owned, fixed-income securities broker-dealer that has been serving institutional investors across the U.S. since 1988. We specialize in the sales and trading of fixed-income securities, including U.S. Treasuries, agencies, mortgage-backed securities, corporate bonds, municipal bonds, certificates of deposit and commercial paper. MBS is licensed in all 50 states with offices available to serve public funds investors around the country.
Our online platform, eConnectDirect®, is an essential tool for treasurers and finance officers to manage their fixed-income investment needs. This proprietary investment platform provides visibility to thousands of fixed-income offerings and makes it fast and easy to compare, select and manage investments. While eConnectDirect allows users to be self-sufficient if they choose, this tool also allows them to work with a licensed MBS account representative side-by-side on investment decisions to help enhance the return on investment (ROI) for the county. To learn more, visit www.econnectdirect.com.
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 – one of the largest blocks of governmental business in the United States. We are headquartered in Brookfield, WI with regional offices in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania.
Novel Energy Solutions, LLC
1633 South Robert Street
West St. Paul, MN 55118
Novel Energy Solutions, LLC (NES), is a Minnesota company that specializes in reducing government, business, farm, and residential energy costs through solar installations, energy-efficiency technologies, and unique financing options. Founded by a fifth-generation Minnesota farmer, NES has a strong focus on helping farmers and their communities take advantage of all the benefits solar energy has to offer. With production guarantees and financing options that often requires no upfront money and short payback times (one to six years), NES frees up funds that can be used elsewhere. NES is proud to have brought the first four Community Solar Gardens in Xcel’s Minnesota program online and is willing to cooperate with counties in Xcel territories that have land or roof space available for such projects.
6105 Golden Hills Drive
Golden Valley, MN 55416
PreferredOne is a health insurance company located in Golden Valley, MN. We provide health benefit administration and services to many of Minnesota’s cities and counties. With 25% of our total membership in the public sector, PreferredOne is able to provide customized benefit solutions that allow you to make positive changes. Visit us at www.PreferredOne.com.
Purple Wave Auction
825 Levee Drive
Manhattan, KS 66502
The easiest, most straightforward way to sell used equipment. It's simple. Purple Wave is an Internet auction service that will sell your used equipment to the highest bidder. With an experienced staff, the largest community of registered bidders, you can be sure that when you work with us, we will work for you.
Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A.
730 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney provides high quality, cost-effective legal solutions to counties throughout Minnesota. Our experience in representing counties in all aspects of public sector labor and employment law, general municipal law, litigation, contracting/construction and land use planning and zoning makes us uniquely suited to meet the legal needs of Minnesota counties.
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!
Trueman Welters, Inc.
1600 Highway 55 E
Buffalo, MN 55313
We sell and service specialized roadside mowing and snow removal equipment as well as CaseIH and New Holland equipment. We have been in business for over 80 years and have a dedicated team for government sales and service.
9900 Bren Road East
Minnetonka, MN 55343
UnitedHealth Group is a distinctively diversified health and well-being company headquartered in the United States, and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for everyone.
Wold Architects and Engineers
332 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
With over 50 years of recognized experience in the planning, design, engineering, and construction of Government, Justice, Correctional, and 911/EOC Dispatch facilities throughout the Midwest, Wold is an industry leader in public sector architecture.
Services include Master Planning, Facility Analysis, Planning and Programming, Space Needs Studies, Design, Specification, Energy Efficiency Planning, Cost Estimating, Best Value Procurement, and Construction Administration.
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.