Public/Private Partnerships

McMAHON and its affiliates have been supplying innovative and cost-effective solutions to municipalities, utilities, and other public sector entities since 1909.  To enhance our spectrum of services, in 2015 McMAHON established Integrated Public Resources, LLC (IPR).   IPR is our vehicle for providing Public/Private Partnerships (P3’s) for a vast array of projects in small to medium-sized communities.  IPR blends the risks of project delivery between the public and private sectors to bring a project to fruition.  We provide an array of P3 delivery models dealing with finance, design, design/build, operation, ownership, lease, and maintenance.

Many governing bodies are looking for alternative and innovative ways to pay for and manage infrastructure investment.   Through the use of private sector techniques, leveraging or transferring of assets, and project financing, IPR can help communities accomplish projects that may otherwise not be possible due to financing restrictions.  IPR draws on the professional service staff of the McMAHON Group of Companies on an as-needed basis, and maintains low overhead as a result.

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What is a P3?

A Public/Private Partnership (P3) is a contractual agreement between a public agency (federal, state, or local) and a private sector partner.   These arrangements typically involve a government agency contracting with a private partner to renovate, construct, operate, maintain, and/or manage a facility or system, in whole or in part, that provides a public service. A P3 enables the public sector to harness the expertise, efficiencies, and financial capabilities that the private sector can bring to the delivery of certain facilities and services traditionally procured and delivered by the public sector. Communities can benefit from this expertise, while continuing to control the quality of services to its constituents.

Non-Traditional Financing

Financing for public sector projects has traditionally been accomplished through tax levies and bonding, with some help from State or Federal grants and low-interest loans.  P3s offer opportunities for non-traditional financing alternatives, with many benefits to local governments.

  • Projects can be completed using private sector procurement techniques, frequently at lower costs than traditional ‘low-bid’ procurement methods.
  • Communities can take advantage of Guaranteed Maximum Pricing (GMP) projects.
  • Avoid construction inflation costs associated with delaying critical projects.
  • IPR employs an open book accounting system approach with every client and every project.

Is Your Community Burdened by Financing Restrictions?

Don’t let these restrictions stop your community from completing infrastructure upgrades that are necessary to provide quality services to your constituents.  Leveraging existing assets is one of the many ways to finance the creation of a new project or needed upgrade.

IPR Municipal Administrator Services

IPR also offers Municipal Administrator Services to local governments on an as-needed basis, including:

  • Interim Administrator Services
  • Administrator Recruitment
  • Organizational Analysis
  • Operations Improvements
  • Operational Budgets
  • Capital Budgets/Plans
  • Grant Services
  • Economic Development Projects
  • Downtown Revitalization Initiatives
  • TIF District Implementation
  • Business Improvement District (BID) Creation
  • Consolidation or Shared Services Studies
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Classification & Compensation Studies
  • Facilitation & Training
  • Project Management

These services are provided by professional administrators that each have 30-years of local government experience.  Rick Hermus and Henry Veleker  lead the Municipal Administrator Services team.  Hermus was previously the Village Administrator in Kimberly.  Since retiring as Kimberly’s Village Administrator, he has been a local government consultant to numerous communities, including serving as interim Administrator for the Village of Little Chute. Veleker previously served as the City Administrator for the City of Waupaca.  Tammy Scott is IPR’s grant writing and administration specialist.  She has previously held municipal government positions in community development, administration and finance.  Tammy can assist communities with grant research, application, and administration, and has helped clients successfully fund over $20 million in project value during her time with the McMahon Group. Alan Schaefer is a Senior Account Executive specializing in Parks & Recreation Services. Schaefer was previously the Community Enrichment Director for the Village of Kimberly, and has over 20 years of previous experience as Parks and Recreation Director for various municipalities.


“We recently worked with Rick Hermus of IPR to recruit a new Library Director. I find the firm professional, diligent and productive with a very good understanding of the market as well as the time urgency needed in recruiting successfully. I have enjoyed working with Rick and believe we have built a relationship that will go on in future years. I highly recommend IPR for their network and understanding of public employment needs.”

James Moes, President
Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library

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