Ryan Savage has been with Holland Construction since the mid-2000s. Over his tenure, he has risen to the top of the Education and Municipal division and sat down with our team to discuss some of his experience in the Education market.
While we continue work on dozens of multi-family, industrial and commercial projects across the region St. Louis and Southern Illinois region right now, we're also working on several K-12 schools projects. With the initiation of the Dorris Elementary School project in Collinsville, IL, Holland Construction Services has officially logged 50 K-12 projects into our project portfolio. These 50 school projects add up to over $400MM in total renovation/construction costs and over 2.5 million square feet of space. We're certainly not stopping there either as we are currently managing an additional four K-12 construction projects and one higher education project in the Metro East.
Thanks to Missouri State Statute 67.5050 enacted in August 2016, Missouri schools have more options to find the delivery method that fits their construction needs. The statute added construction manager at risk (CMAR), as well as design-build, to the list of authorized construction methods and it has been gaining popularity for school projects across the state ever since.