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Owner’s Representation

Anchor Management Group has extensive experience in managing complex projects for institutional clients. Our experience has given us an appreciation of the institutional culture, and the governance process needed to achieve successful outcomes. Our award-winning approach has resulted in a history of delivering on-time and on-budget, while not wavering on quality and sustainability. Our proven process will far exceed your expectations.

Germantown Academy Master plan

Our Approach

Our team-based approach along with our strong project management capabilities enables us to successfully blend the multiple disciplines needed to deliver best outcomes for our clients. By managing architects, engineers, designers, and contractors, while also working with facilities managers, enables us to build consensus among the multiple constituents and within an organization. Constructability, cost-effectiveness, value-add, and sustainability are key considerations in our approach to every project. Using our broad construction and planning knowledge, we have the ability to foresee and resolve issues before they become problems. Our extensive experience and attention to detail when developing a custom logistics plan aides in our ability to minimize disruption throughout the construction process, thereby helping preserve academic life and continuity. Our disciplined approach has a strong reliance on transparency, performance metrics, key milestones and financial management allowing real-time reporting to Trustees and Administrations.

Institutional Clients

Our Services

  • Implementation of a custom logistics plan for your organization
  • Development and ongoing management of safety plans & procedures
  • Assist in the development of a master plan
  • Orchestrate the regulatory approval process
  • Constructability and value-add review
  • Evaluation of existing building structure and systems (lifecycle review)
  • Implementation of sustainable practices (LEED)
  • Communication with immediate school and surrounding community
  • Conduct owner meetings with the architect, vendors and appropriate administration
  • Expedite the submittals, specifications and drawings; maintain record documents
  • Ensure that architects, engineers and contractors assemble a complete package of drawings and specifications
  • Monitor master project

Episcopal Academy Newtown Square Campus

“the process of working with Mike Rufo during the planning and implementation just couldn’t have been better, and again it goes back to creativity and flexibility as well as hard work”

Mr. Jim Connor
Head of School
Germantown Academy

“the biggest piece is Mike Rufo’s ability to communicate with all constituents and getting us the most value for our dollar, not necessarily the cheapest bid, but the best bid.”

Dr. Joseph T. Cox
Colonel United States Army, Retired
Headmaster The Haverford School, Retired

“Mike Rufo and his team helped us understand how to put the whole thing together in a package that would work better and actually save us money in the long haul. Mike completely understands the school process.”

Mr. Frank Aloise
Chief Financial Officer
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

“it is Mike Rufo’s ability to program a project, communicate and coordinate along with his attention to detail during construction, that makes him the absolute best in the business in creating special buildings and venues”

Mr. John Nostrant
Former Athletic Director
The Haverford School

Boy’s Latin Campus Study

Country Day School of the Sacred Heart