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2022 Business of the Year

Kramer Management Group builds a strong reputation.

Just like the projects Kramer Management Group oversees, founder and President Pete Kramer got his start in the business from the ground up.

Graduating from Sexton High School, Kramer attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point prior to serving eight years in the Army. Upon his return to Lansing, he joined a local construction company and developed his entrepreneurial skills as a partner and owner of the company. In 2010, Kramer took those skills and started Kramer Management Group, focusing on the direct representation of owners in their delivery of major capital projects.

Over the past 12 years, Kramer Management has helped reshape the face of Greater Lansing, and every project that the firm manages touches the public in some manner — a point of pride for the business to ensure that every dollar is spent wisely. Such diligence is among the many aspects of why Kramer Management Group is the 2022 Business of the Year.

“I am so thankful to have someone like Tiffany Dowling and her team at 517 Magazine who put so much effort into celebrating the hard work of so many great entrepreneurs right here in Greater Lansing,” Kramer said. “It means so much to me to be among the winners of this award. Receiving recognition for the success of our company feels very rewarding.”

Kramer began Kramer Management Group after recognizing that owners of major capital projects were in serious need of assistance with internal resources, technical skills and risk management integral to such projects while also continuing to run their core businesses. Understanding the need to provide this expertise at the owner level, the concept of starting a company solely devoted to representing the best interests of the owner was conceived.

Today, Kramer Management’s expertise in representing construction owners across Michigan, northern Ohio and northern Indiana has resulted in the successful management of over $3.5 billion worth of projects. The firm is now recognized as one of the top performing owners’ representatives in the state of Michigan.

Among the notable recent projects is the new McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital. Kramer Management worked on the project with McLaren for more than eight years. Managing the creation of a new hospital, touching every service line needed in the community, was a challenging task. Establishing the scope and budget for the project, then managing that project throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, opening the hospital on schedule, and then returning over $45 million in savings back to the owner is a testament to the teamwork led by Kramer Management Group. The community is well served in that the $45 million savings is immediately being reinvested to create additional health care facilities for the community, enhancing residents’ access to state-of-the-art health care.

“At KMG, we are looking to capitalize on our success and continue to grow our business both regionally and in diverse markets,” Kramer said. “Recognition by 517 Mag will certainly help us in that effort.”


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