Trusted Owner's Representative Services
HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILT ENVIRONMENTS
Ketter Project Management and Consulting specializes in providing Owner's Representative services in the Four Corners region, always serving our clients’ best interests. We provide expertise and bandwidth in support of facilities planning, design, construction, and operations to help owners minimize their risks while meeting and often exceeding their goals. KPMC has become a preferred resource for high-performance educational facility projects in the region, successfully delivering four recent LEED Gold certified school projects.
With 25 years of project management experience on 40+ projects totaling over $650 million, principal Jim Ketter is a respected and proven senior project manager, skilled at effectively managing schedules, controlling costs, and maintaining quality.
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High-Performance Built Environments
At Ketter Project Management and Consulting, creating high-performance built environments is the standard we've adopted to ensure that the highest expectations of our clients and community are met. High-performance buildings are efficient, environmentally responsible, and ensure the health and safety of their occupants. High-performance buildings utilize an Integrated Design Process (IDP) which considers whole building functional inter-relationships, life-cycle costs, and careful consideration of the end-users of the building to help inform decision making, resulting in buildings that are cost-effective, healthy, comfortable, and more sustainable.
High-performance is KPMC's choice, our standard and our commitment.
KPMC principal owner James Ketter is a seasoned, business-savvy, reputable, and local high-performance building professional providing owner’s representation, project management, sustainability, and construction contract administration services in the Four Corners region. Jim is a Mechanical Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer, and LEED Accredited Professional.
Embodies leadership experience to ensure project success, brings to the table an unparalleled perspective which maximizes the probability of meeting and exceeding project expectations
Defines programmatic requirements and establish viable solutions within budget, schedule and quality parameters from initial capital expenses and ongoing operations
Manages finances to optimize the effectiveness of every dollar spent, both in terms of initial capital expenses and ongoing operations
Demonstrates excellent communication, technical, organizational, and people skills and is respected by the design, construction, and support services community
Establishes partnering opportunities with the vendor community, government agencies, and philanthropic organizations, which results in enhanced funding through grants and donations
Identifies feasible solutions for savings through energy efficiency and renewable energy systems including passive solar, active solar (photovoltaics), geo-exchange systems, etc
Owner’s Representative Services
Sustainable/Resilient Technologies and Practices / LEED
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Analysis
Business Planning and Strategic Development
Budgeting, Cost/Benefit, and Life Cycle Cost Analysis
RELATED EXPERIENCE AND AWARDS
Previous Consultant Services - LEED Consulting Services; Hospital Technical Consultant, Construction Administration Services (CAS), Sustainability Consultant
Former juror and advisor for the US Department of Energy International Solar Decathlon
Project Manager for State of CO Built Green Builder or the Year; City of Durango Green Business Leadership Award
One of the region’s first LEED Accredited Professionals through the US Green Building Council, since 2004
Ketter Project Management and Consulting provides technically sophisticated project management and consulting for strategic solutions for facilities and site acquisitions, planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance in both the public and private sector. KPMC has a superior record of delivering large-scale, mission-critical projects valued at over $650 million on time and within budget. KPMC services include:
Recent Project History
KPMC has established itself as Southwest Colorado's premier resource for high-performance educational facility projects and intends to continue to be the "go-to" resource in the region for years to come. Ketter Project Management and Consulting has associations with a team of highly qualified local sub-consultants who stand ready to supplement our services when appropriate. We have a proven record of managing and delivering mission-critical projects on time and within budget, consistently meeting and exceeding stakeholder goals and expectations.
Montezuma-Cortez High School ($42M)
KPMC: Owner’s Rep
New high-performance, 21st-century learning facility to replace an existing outdated and inefficient high school
Silverton School Historic Renovation ($10.7M)
KPMC: LEED/Sustainability Consultant
Major rehabilitation and renovation of 100+-year-old historic school building and gymnasium
The first LEED Gold Historic K-12 school in the world
Ignacio Elementary School ($16M)
KPMC: Owner’s Rep
Major renovation, expansion, and repurposing of an existing intermediate school to an elementary school
Dolores K-12 School Project ($7M)
KPMC: Owner’s Rep
New building, new classroom addition, locker room renovation, campus-wide sprinkler system installation, and site work
Durango Discovery Museum ($3M)
KPMC: Owner’s Rep and Sustainability Consultant
Rehabilitation and renovation of the world’s oldest known surviving steam AC electric powerhouse and adjacent existing outbuilding into a science and energy museum
Dolores County Public Service Center ($7.3M)
KPMC: Owner’s Rep
Provided Owners Rep services in support of the new Dolores County Public Center and Road & Bridge Shop ($5.3M) and concurrent Pioneer Community/Senior Center ($2.0M).
Fort Lewis College Health Sciences Center ($33M)
Durango 9R –
Long Range Planning
KPMC: Owner’s Rep
Expansion and Renovation project consisting of 43,000 SF of new classrooms/teaching labs, administrative space, lockers rooms, and an adaptive exercise lab/gymnasium.
Role: Community/Parent Volunteer
Participated on the Long Range Facilities Planning Committee (LRPC), which guided the updated Master Planning process. The Master Plan served as the basis for a recently approved $90M Bond.
“Jim always represented the best interest of the District and the project, and I value his contributions immensely. I highly recommend Jim Ketter for Owner’s Rep for any construction Project.”
– Alex Carter, Superintendent, Montezuma-Cortez School District
KPMC has proudly supported numerous local community organizations, including: