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Rich Krauss



Rich has more than 15 years of construction experience and has encompassed a wide range of project types with an emphasis on healthcare, biotechnical, and higher education. He joined Nelson in 2020 as a project manager working in the Southern California area and currently leads the overall operations in the San Diego region. He has since been promoted as a Vice President and senior project executive and is part of the NelsonHCS leadership team.

He thrives on providing customer needs and being creative in finding different solutions to each project we undertake. Rich’s collaborative approach, well-developed problem solving, and organizational skills make him a very effective leader at NelsonHCS, facilitating the execution of extremely complex projects in operating acute-care hospital settings with no interruption to patient care.


B.S. in Architectural Engineering, Penn State University
MBA in Business Administration, Penn State University

DBIA Certification
OSHA 30-Hour Certification
CPR & First-Aid Certification


Years at NelsonHCS: 4 Years
First Job: A caddie at a Golf & Country Club – I loved being outside every day on the golf course, making good money as a high-school kid.
Best Vacation Spot: South Jersey Shore – my family vacationed there every summer growing up and I love it to this day.
Most Useful App: Amazon Prime – I shop more frequently on Amazon than in brick-and-mortar stores.
Your Hero: It’s cliché, but my parents – they made successfully raising three very active kids seem so easy.
Word to the Wise: If you want to be successful in life, get comfortable being uncomfortable.
Favorite Subject in School: Art – I love being creative and producing original work.
Favorite thing about construction: I get to work with many different types of people and learn from experts.

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