The employees of Rau Construction are hard-working men and women with an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong drive to succeed. The field of construction has been a lifelong career for all of Rau Construction’s principal project managers. Our president, executive vice president and vice president together share over 90 years of construction estimating and management experience.
We believe that direct personal involvement on the part of our owners and project managers is essential to the success of a project and the satisfaction of our customers. We hold to the philosophy that the phases of estimating, bidding and construction management are an integrated process. As such the same project manager who bids a project will be the one who manages it during the construction phase all the way until close-out.
Gus Rau Meyer, President, Rau Construction Company Gus Meyer is the fifth generation of “Rau’s” to be involved in the company. Gus is a graduate of Kansas University with a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering. He has been with Rau since June of 1980 and worked in the field before becoming Project Manager and Chief of Estimating. Gus is a Trustee for the Carpenter’s Pension Fund, on the Board of Directors for the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce and Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and on the Advisory Board for Brotherhood Bank and Trust. Gus is a past Chairman of the Builders Association; past Director of the Johnson County Economic Research Institute; has been a Trustee on the Kansas Apprenticeship Council; is a Past President of the Overland Park Economic Development Council; and the past District Chairman for the Trailhead District in the Boy Scouts of America. Gus oversees all phases of the projects. His experience in evaluation of building systems and components, value engineering, and conceptual estimating is important during the pre-construction phase. Gus oversees all accounting methods that control and account for the costs on projects.
Pete Jenks, Project Manager. Mr. Jenks’ association with Rau Construction Company began over 20 years ago. His current responsibilities include the day to day operation of specific projects including correspondences, relations with Owners, Architect and other design disciplines. He is highly competent in the area of project cost estimating and scheduling, subcontractor relations and negotiations. Mr. Jenks has recently completed nearly 600 units of multi-family historic construction in Kansas City, MO. His responsibilities included close coordination with local authorities and involvement with City sponsored financial participation. He has worked with State and National Historic authorities in coordinating Phase I, II and III submittals for historic tax credit purposes. Mr. Jenks has construction management experience in both the commercial and hospitality industry. He has managed and directed design, construction and budgetary phases of hotels and mixed use facilities ranging up to $100,000,000.