AP completes construction and renovation of Candeo North Scottsdale


Adolfson & Peterson (AP), a leading national construction management company and general contractor, and Candeo Schools, a nationally accredited and award-winning charter school network, completed expansion work and renovation of Candeo North Scottsdale located at 7191 Ashler Hills Dr.

Despite the impact of the pandemic on construction projects throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, AP completed construction of two buildings, various aesthetic and structural renovations to the existing campus, and upgrades to the outdoor and recreation areas of the l school three months before the scheduled date.


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“AP has been building schools in the Phoenix area for over thirty years. When the pandemic hit, we worked closely with Candeo schools, SPS + architects, and local contractors to resolve many issues faced by other projects, ”said Scott Salyer, vice president of operations for AP. “By working together, not only did we stay on schedule, but we delivered the school three months earlier. We are pleased with the outcome and confident that the school’s additions and renovations leave it fully equipped to effectively educate and accommodate students in one of Phoenix’s fastest growing suburbs.

AP approached the expansion and renovation project in two phases. Phase I included the remodeling of the school’s existing administrative building, painting and sealing of concrete floors, yard renovation, playground expansion, playground landscaping and improved parking.

Phase II included the construction of two buildings. The first 7,902 square foot building provides the school with six new classrooms, washrooms, a break room, storage cupboards and lockers. The second 2,470 sq. Ft. Building offers three additional classrooms, a fire escalation room, a mechanical room and an electrical cabinet. Phase II also included the construction of a covered courtyard for students and staff.

“Our work with Adolfson & Peterson has been a smooth and impressive experience,” said Dr Stephanie Musser, Founder and CEO of Candeo Schools. “The care and responsiveness they have shown in achieving our school’s goals are evident from the start. The result is a beautiful, personalized campus, tailored to the needs of our community and our education program.

Candeo Schools opened its North Scottsdale campus in August 2020, marking its second school in the Valley. Candeo North Scottsdale educates Kindergarten to Grade 8 students through a classic pedagogical approach and nationally recognized Foundation Knowledge program to broaden, enrich and enliven the academic experience. Candeo’s other school, Candeo Peoria, opened in 2008 and played in the top 1% of schools in the state.

AP has maintained an office in Phoenix for 30 years with a long and accomplished history of providing repeated construction management services to educational institutions throughout the region. AP’s past and current regional projects include work for math and science academies, BASIS charter schools throughout the valley, Williams Field High School, and the Maricopa Institute of Technology.


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