"Absolute dedication to our clients...it's the way we do things."

 

 

Who We Are

In 1990, Doug Karam and Frank Vanzler founded KVA after working together at one of the nation’s leading construction management organizations, Turner Construction. They shared a belief that leadership provided with respect and encouragement to the entire project team would result in the best outcome for their clients. For twenty-seven years, that core belief has yielded a thriving business based almost exclusively on repeat business or personal referrals.

KVA provides a diverse background of experienced staff, including general contracting, architecture, engineering, development, and facilities management. 

FOR BUILDING OWNERS

Directed by your best interests and project goals, we translate your needs into exceptional results. We take a disciplined and thorough approach to every detail of every project. KVA has a proven track record of driving on-time, on-budget project completion.

 

FOR GOVERNMENT ENTITIES/ MUNICIPALITIES

With deep expertise and industry knowledge, we are driven by long-term relationships. The purpose of your building matters to us; we know that behind every structure are individuals seeking to learn, work, play, or live.

 

FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

With background in construction and engineering, we've been on your side of the table and understand your challenges. We facilitate connections among stakeholders for equitable outcomes. We are committed to being reliable artbiters and effective partners in our shared goal to create a strong and safe buidling.

Comprehensive Management from Start to Finish

We specialize in the following facility types:

 

 

KVA’s role as the client’s advisor is to manage the project as if it were our own, from project inception through move-in and project close-out. We start by defining and documenting project requirements and parameters. We prepare a delivery strategy that manages the plethora of risks that will or may come to bear on the project. We assemble the best qualified team of numerous experts required to design and construct the project. Finally, we execute the delivery strategy; managing the entire process on behalf of our clients. Through proactive planning and diligent pursuit of project goals, our clients reap the benefits of the highest capital and operating expense reductions – typically far in excess of the investment in our fees.

  • Program Management
  • Owner Representation
  • Project Feasibility
  • Cost Estimating – Budget Preparation
  • Value Engineering
  • Design Document Review
  • Consultant/Contractor/Design Professional Selection
  • Preparation of Design Consultant and Construction Contracts
  • Municipal Utility Coordination
  • Scheduling
  • Cost Control – Financial Management
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Monthly Construction Draw Reviews
  • Project Closeout

“If you want your project to be on time, on budget, and within the scope that was expected, hire KVA.”

-Louis Salemy
Former School Chairperson, Town of Concord-Carlisle

 
“Working with KVA was both personally and professionally one of the most rewarding experiences I had in nearly thirty years with Brookline Bank. I learned a great deal working with them and will value the experience far beyond completion.” 


-ANDREW SCHIEFFELIN, AVP
BROOKLINE BANCORP., INC.
 
Brookline Bank Boston, MA

Brookline Bank

Boston, MA

 
“In working with KVA over the course of the past fifteen or so years, I have found the company to be an invaluable member of the project team for complicated, time-sensitive projects, as our repeat business suggests.” 

-WILLIAM WHITNEY, VICE PRESIDENT FOR REAL ESTATE, BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC BOSTON, MA
 
Berklee College of Music Boston, MA

Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA

The Boston Conservatory Boston, MA

The Boston Conservatory

Boston, MA

“(KVA) added value from the moment they came on board, taking over from another project management firm as we selected our builder, negotiated final contracts with both the builder and the architect, and began construction.  Now eight months into the project, we continue to enjoy the benefits of KVA’s work as Owner’s Rep in all aspects of the project.”

-RICHARD ORTNER, PRESIDENT
THE BOSTON CONSERVATORY, BOSTON, MA
 
    Wayland High School      wayland, MA

    Wayland High School

     wayland, MA

“Dear Wayland High School Building Committee...Thank you for planning and organizing the construction of our new Wayland High School. The buildings are beautiful, and I’m excited to spend the rest of my senior year traveling through the hallways. After having a mere two classes in the new school, I feel at home. The learning and study spaces are comfortable, and I know I will be able to learn extensively with the new and improved technology. Thank you, again, for dedicating your time to create this space. We all truly appreciate it!!”

-E.B.
STUDENT AT WAYLAND HIGH SCHOOL