Visalia Unified School District

About VUSD

Established in 1885, Visalia Unified School District (VUSD) is the oldest school district in Tulare County, spanning over 214 square miles with a population base of over 135,000. They maintain 25 elementary schools, a newcomer language center, four middle schools, four comprehensive high schools, a continuation high school, an adult school, a charter alternative academy, a charter independent study school, a K-8 charter home school, a charter technical education school, and a school that serves orthopedic handicapped students. Over 32,000 students, Pre-K to adult, are served through the Visalia Unified School District. VUSD has a deep rooted commitment to education and to providing students with the tools and skills necessary to succeed in life.

Seals Construction and VUSD

Over the past decade, our firm has had the opportunity to construct, remodel and modernize a number of educational facilities for Visalia Unified School District by providing construction services in a lease-leaseback, general contracting, construction management and design-build capacity.

We work closely with the District to help minimize impact to students and staff throughout the duration of a project. We also recognize the District is charged with the challenging task of maintaining a prudent budget which is why we strive to work collaboratively with the District to deliver top quality projects with reasonable and attainable bottom line budgets. We are committed to maintaining those bottom lines and exercising value engineering in order to complete a project within budget.

As a company with Visalia roots, we have always felt we share a common responsibility for ensuring there are sufficient resources to support a growing population, which includes but is not limited to access to education and having modernized educational facilities. This is only one of the reasons we are honored to align ourselves with a District that is so overtly committed to advancing the education system and providing opportunities for the students in our community.

The projects we have completed for the District vary in complexity, scope, duration, square footage, and contract value, but all of them are approached with the client’s end goal and expectations in mind.

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“Through my experience, I witnessed first-hand their quality of workmanship, project management, effective communication and attention to detail; they have an unparalleled ability to work within tight timelines to deliver a high-quality project that is on time and on budget.”

Assistant Superintendent, Visalia Unified School District

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Projects Completed (partial list)

  • CA Prop 39 Energy Efficiency Upgrades
  • Conyer Elementary School Improvements
  • Ivanhoe Elementary School Improvements
  • Linwood Elementary School Concrete Infill
  • Mineral King Elementary School Improvements
  • Mountain View Elementary School Parking Improvements
  • Redwood High School New Academic Building
  • Redwood High School New Turf Field
  • Sierra Vista Relocatables
  • Visalia Technical Education Center (VTEC) LLB
  • Visalia Technical Education Center (VTEC) Relocatables
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Services Provided

  • New educational facility construction
  • Modernization and remodel construction
  • DSA compliance
  • Energy efficiency upgrades
  • Security upgrades
  • Concrete work
  • Site preparation and utility work
  • Fire alarm upgrades
  • Relocation of portables
  • Construction CPM scheduling
  • Design and constructability review
  • Value engineering
  • Subcontractor bids
  • Construction budgeting
  • Development of plans & specs