Round Rock Independent School District


  • Project Details: 204 projects in total; HVAC renovations, flooring replacements, turf field replacement; Design phase for new middle school; Major renovations at one high school, including cafeteria, new admin area and front entrance, boy’s locker room; Upgrades to security system
  • Scope: $500+ million
  • Owner: Round Rock ISD
  • Architect: Various
  • HPM Services: Audit and Contract Services; Project Management; Augmented Staffing Services; Project Controls; Preconstruction Services; Facility and Capital Planning Services; Scalable Project Staffing Model
  • Value: $500+ million


HPM has worked with Round Rock Independent School District for more than nine years, providing strong advice and tangible cost savings built upon a strong foundation of trust. We are currently serving as the program manager for the district’s $500+ million capital bond program. HPM’s role with the school district includes the three-year management of the planning, design, and construction of several large projects, including a new elementary school, a new aquatics practice center, expansion of existing schools, modernization of two high schools and more. This also includes technology, security and ongoing maintenance. We provide program controls with a dedicated interface with the accounting and financial systems of the district and development of the master schedule, including all procurement, design, construction, occupancy and startup milestones.

Saving the Owner Time and Money, Despite a Pandemic
Construction projects around the world have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For many, it has caused delays and budget increases, setbacks that public-school districts typically cannot afford. At Round Rock ISD, however, we have delivered over $75 million of work in a period of eight months. All summer 2020 projects were completed successfully on time. The projects included miscellaneous HVAC, roofing, bleachers, kitchen and flooring renovations. In addition, there were renovations completed on the PA system, fire alarm system, cafeteria stage, main distribution frame room, a track replacement and a field turf replacement. Electrical renovations were also completed, including replacement of panels and main switchgears. In order to provide a successful completion on these projects, the team helped to redefine and implement schedules, document management and control protocols. In addition to keeping projects on track, HPM saved the owner approximately $1 million in the first year through Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) reviews and pre-audit work.

“HPM was able to mobilize immediately augmenting our understaffed construction department. Greg Ellis and Derek McSween organized the HPM team and aligned with our staff to become immediately effective and efficient. Our immediate needs required HPM staff to assume district duties of ongoing projects. Additionally, HPM was tasked to implement new program controls and reporting systems for the district and to develop a way to reconcile project controls to mirror the district’s finance and accounting departments internally.” – Terry Worcester, COO, Round Rock ISD