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Ken Cates

Principal/Managing Partner

As Co-Founder/Managing Partner of Northstar Management Company, Ken brings over 40 years of industry experience to the Northstar team.  Serving as a Project Principal on Northstar projects, Ken is responsible for providing overall leadership to the project team in developing and implementing capital construction projects.  Ken’s leadership ensures that the Owner’s mission and goals are clearly defined and achieved with accomplished results.  Ken is a renowned speaker for education conferences and programs on the Project Process.

1,000+ lifetime projects, representing a cumulative value of more than $5 Billion

Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering at Southern Illinois University

Board of Directors for the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI)

Awarded the Crystal Eagle from the American Society of Healthcare Engineering