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Kraus-Anderson Construction names Camille Helou Director of Twin Cities Operations

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July 09, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (July 2019) – Kraus-Anderson Construction Company (KA) has named Camille Helou director of Twin Cities operations, succeeding Craig Francois who is retiring.  Together with Terry Hart, who shares the role of director of operations, Helou will manage the day-to-day operations for the company’s Twin Cities office of KA Construction.

Helou started in the construction industry in 1995 and joined KA in 2001 as project manager.  In 2010, he was named vice president and director of the company’s healthcare group, guiding its growth to become one of the nation’s top 20 healthcare construction management teams, according to Modern Healthcare.  He has overseen notable healthcare construction projects, including the University of Minnesota Masonic  Children's Hospital in Minneapolis; Regions Hospital Birth Center and HealthPartners Neuroscience Center in St. Paul; Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, Minn.; Brookings Health System and Winner Regional Healthcare expansions in South Dakota; and Gundersen Health System’s Medical Office Buildings in Tomah, Wis. and Winona, Minn.  

“We are thrilled to appoint Camille to this top leadership position,” said Alan A. Gerhardt, KA’s president and chief operating officer.  “His leadership and expertise have greatly facilitated the growth of our healthcare group and we look forward to working with him as he applies those skills to supporting all our Twin Cities teams, including continued leadership of, and close involvement with, our healthcare group.”

Helou received a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.S. in Construction Management from Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.  He is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and a Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC).

Kraus-Anderson also has promoted Bob Janssen to senior project manager and will lead the company’s special project operations.  He joined Kraus-Anderson in 2013 as a project manager.

Janssen has managed high-profile projects in multiple industry sectors, including Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) Performance Center, Vikings Lakes Campus in Eagan; and multiple projects for St. Louis Park Public Schools, Minot Public Schools (N.D.), CityPlace in Woodbury, University of Minnesota, Jerry’s Enterprises and Carlson Wagonlit Travel in Minnetonka.  He earned his B.S. in Construction Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and is a member of the Urban Land Institute and Minnesota Construction Association.

About Kraus-Anderson
Established in 1897, Kraus-Anderson® Construction Company ( is one of the nation’s premier commercial general contractors and construction managers. Kraus-Anderson, an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and has regional offices in Madison, Wis., Bismarck, N.D., and Duluth, Bemidji and Rochester Minn.

Gail Shore