Cost Effective Strategic Facility Solutions for
Private Schools

$112 billion.

Amount of deferred maintenance in America's public schools in 1995.


$542 billion.

Amount of deferred maintenance in America's public schools in 2016. 

While not quantified it is reasonable to presume that private schools, collectively,

are in equally poor condition.


Educating children is typically considered a mission not a business, but private school administrators have the responsibility to use their resources effectively to fulfill that mission.  To achieve that requires the sound facility leadership and management techniques that are not typically taught to religious and lay leaders of schools.  Dowler Construction Services brings those techniques to your school.

Many private schools face the same problems: insufficient funding; stable enrollment issues; poor capital planning; huge backlog of deferred maintenance; poor financial management of the operating and maintenance (O&M) budget; and an ineffective (and sometimes unhealthy) learning environment.


Facilities are typically viewed as a cost - a necessary asset, but little understood expense.  Rather, facilities should be an essential link in supporting effective, contemporary educational and spiritual services to students and developing a sustainable competitive advantage. 


To deliver the core missions supported by the school, the organization needs to stay focused on the core values provided to the target community.  


Typically school adminstrators have chosen to place their largest overhead cost, their greatest influence on staff, students and donors, their custodian of 86% of the whole life cost of their assets, with a single handyman / custodian and a revolving volunteer building committee - neither of whose core business is Strategic Facility Management (SFM).  Schools hire legal and financial experts because of their statutory knowledge, competency and experience. Why would they not do the same to help effectively manage their facility?


Dowler Construction Services, offers a different approach that enables schools to leverage the relationship with one company to help manage their facilities.  We provide a cost effective alternative which enables schools to draw upon a wider range of facility skill-sets to create the facility solutions they need.  


Review each of the services we provide to learn more.  Then contact us to discuss how we can work together to maximize the potential of your school.