State & Local Government

As a trusted partner for state and local government agencies and entities, Vanir is proud to serve cities, counties, municipalities, special districts and Tribes nationwide. We work with these agencies and entities throughout the entire project lifecycle – from initial planning and design, through construction and into occupancy – maintaining a steadfast commitment to achieving their goals for cost, schedule and quality. Our extensive state and local government work, which spans 17 states and more than 3,000 projects, includes facilities that not only provide high-quality public services, but enhance entire communities.

Facility types include healthcare, justice and essential services, education, water, transportation, libraries, community centers and office buildings. Our portfolio also includes state and local buildings and Tribal projects.

State and Local Buildings

From cities and counties to special districts, Vanir has worked with more than 80 state and local municipalities to ensure that their bond and construction programs and projects are expertly implemented. Our experienced team of professionals always represents the Owner – providing peace of mind and enabling you to focus on your core business practices while we protect your interests. A number of our team members have also joined Vanir from municipal agencies, which gives us a unique understanding of agency goals, objectives and operations.

Our municipal projects include medical buildings, justice centers, laboratories, emergency facilities, administration buildings and more. We will work as an extension of your team, providing the level of management and oversight you need and tailoring our services to fit your unique needs.

Featured Projects

I was extremely happy with the services provided by Vanir. The expertise, depth of knowledge, due diligence and professionalism contributed to the successful completion of the beautiful new Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library for the North Long Beach community. I was really impressed with (your) staff’s ability to foresee potential problems and also provide innovative solutions. The management, planning and logistical tools utilized by (your) team produced a state-of-the-art facility on time and under budget.

Glenda Williams, Director of Library Services, Long Beach Public Library


Vanir is a minority- and woman-owned firm with a deep commitment to diversity, equity and social justice. As such, we take great pride in providing our Tribal clients with innovative solutions that:

  • Protect their financial interests and minimize risk exposure
  • Strengthen existing infrastructure/develop new, resilient and sustainable infrastructure
  • Promote economic development
  • Enable energy independence and reduce their carbon footprint
  • Integrate Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) ordinances and support Tribal employment, career development and training
  • Protect and empower future generations
  • Honor their unique heritage and traditions
  • To date, our team members have served nearly a dozen Tribes across Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Washington and Wyoming – integrating seamlessly with their existing teams to manage project quality, cost, schedule and safety.

Our services include:

  • Grant writing
  • Compact and lender negotiations
  • Vendor identification, selection and management (architects, engineers, contractors, etc.)
  • Program management

We understand the unique components associated with construction projects conducted on sovereign land (versus those completed off the reservation). Our 18-plus years of experience have allowed us to successfully deliver a wide range of Tribal projects including remote and mobile medical and dental clinics; gaming, hospitality and family entertainment venues; water/wastewater facilities; educational institutions; justice centers; and more.

Regardless of the project type or size, we look forward to meeting with you and your team to discuss your present and future needs.

Featured Projects

Vanir always recognized that it was the “Nation’s project” and kept project team and Nation’s leadership well informed. All issues were honestly presented and worked out in what was best for the Nation.

Robert Mills, Contracts & Grants, Yavapai-Apache Nation