Owner's Representative Service

The CESA 10 Owner's Representative acts as the advocate and advisor for an Owner. This service is appropriate for customers that have a facility manager and business manager who are experienced in construction projects and want an additional experienced set of eyes looking out for the customer through all steps of the project. Just a few of the many important tasks completed by an Owner's Representative include reviewing: contracts, design documents, change orders, bids, and work completion/quality.


CESA 10 also offers a specialized Owner's Representative for Performance Contracting Service that is perfect for districts using the Revenue Limit Exemption for Energy Efficiencies (RLE). This service is appropriate for customers using the RLE to ensure competitive selection of a qualified provider, competitive bidding of projects, provider transparency, and full compliance with all aspects of WI §§66.0133, 121.91(4)o, and PI 15.

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CESA 10 has worked for years to change the performance contracting market in Wisconsin to be more school protective. They know the rules, the processes, and the statutes very well. I recommend them to any school looking for Owner’s Representative assistance.
— Pat Finnemore, P.E. Director of Facilities, Kenosha Unified School District
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In 2015, the DePere School District hired CESA 10 as the Owner's Representative for their facility upgrade. Using a competitive bidding process, CESA 10 was able to negotiate the best price for each project while protecting the district's best interests. Not only has CESA 10 been available for the bid review process and negotiations, they also have attended monthly on-site construction meetings and provided the district with ongoing progress reports detailing project status and completion dates.

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In 2016, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) hired CESA 10 as their Owner's Representative for Vincent High School, Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning, and the River Trail School. CESA 10 acts as a liaison between MPS and its prequalified ESCO's, representing the district's best interests, while providing guidance and professional opinions pertaining to contracts and risk management, financing, project selection, constructability, project coordination, and administration. Call Travis Luzney, P.E., Director of Facilities and Maintenance Services, at 414-283-4605 to talk about how CESA 10's Owner's Representative Service is helping Milwaukee Public Schools. 



In 2014, CESA 10 presented River Valley School District a comprehensive facility analysis identifying more than $5 million in needed projects. Over the next two years, CESA 10 completed nearly $1 million in projects using the Revenue Limit Exemption for Energy Efficiency at several schools within the district. In 2016, River Valley hired CESA 10 as their Owner's Representative for Performance Contracting. In this role, CESA 10 provided a competitive means to select a qualified provider and negotiated the final performance contract including school-protective language regarding: competitive bidding requirements, use of district-preferred vendors, transparency of costs and invoices, liability limitation, and a payment schedule acceptable to the district. CESA 10 is now overseeing all parts of the project to ensure the district is protected at all points. To find out more about CESA 10's Owner's Representative for Performance Contracting Service, call Jon Novak, Business Manager at River Valley School District at 608-588-2551 ext. 128.