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Dr. Michael Maas

Dr. Michael Maas’ journey from a small-town upbringing to the visionary founder of MAAS Companies is a testament to resilience, foresight, and passion. His early life in Minnesota was marked with hard work, academic excellence, and fulfilment of leadership roles across multiple teams and organizations. These formative years set the stage for a career that would redefine program management in the educational sector.

After a distinguished tenure in academia, Mike identified a significant gap in the industry: the need for specialized program management to navigate the complexities of educational projects. Seizing this opportunity, he founded MAAS Companies in 1987, driven by a vision to fill this void and offer unparalleled expertise in this niche.

Under Dr. Maas’ leadership, MAAS Companies became a trailblazer, integrating program management as a core aspect of its services. This approach not only positioned the company as a leader in the field but also embedded a culture of innovation and excellence. Mike built the Company on long-standing relationships that he built throughout the course of his career. His reputation, quality of service and commitment to his clients was the foundation upon which he built MAAS. 

Today, MAAS Companies continues to honor Dr. Maas’ legacy, with his vision in program management and unwavering values woven into every aspect of its operations. His belief in valuing relationships and leveraging the power of collaboration led to the transformation of Maas Companies into an employee-owned company. MAAS’ employee owners ensure that his values of innovation, integrity, perseverance, and excellence live on. In every project we undertake, Mike's spirit guides us, inspiring us to push boundaries and continue his legacy of making a meaningful impact in the world of education.

“MAAS provides superior comprehensive program management services and is a true pleasure to work with! The staff is extremely knowledgeable, possesses exceptional communication skills, and ensures detailed financial tracking of all Bond-related projects.”
Dr. Andrea Norman
Associate Superintendent, Oceanside Unified School District
“I’ve worked with MAAS on several programs over the past two decades most recently for Oceanside USD. They are always extremely organized, proactive and a great benefit to the districts they team with.”
Kevin Fleming
Principal, DLR Group
"MAAS is the epitome of outstanding customer service all wrapped together with an industry knowledgeable team with the upmost professionalism. Truly the best in the business!"
Dr. Shannon Soto
Chief Administrative Officer, Compton Unified School District
"I have enjoyed working with MAAS in the planning and programming phases – employing a collaborative approach – working with community and user groups to envision a better future."
Mariana Levazzo
Director of School Planning, LPA Architects
"As an educator, it has been one of my greatest experiences to work with your project team on the Palm Springs Campus projects. The project has not always been easy but your team has made this process seamless. So appreciative of your team."
Dr. Scott Adkins
Director of Educational Centers, College of the Desert
"As partners, your team brings efficiency to the processes of construction. From planning to completion, they have enabled a solution driven process that strives to take into account the needs of all stakeholders involved allowing for a well collaborated and successful project."
Oscar Sagheih
Project Manager, Fullerton College Campus Capital Projects
“Working with staff from MAAS is like working with district staff; they are timely, knowledgeable, communicative, responsive, and professional. They are a trusted partner in improving the overall experience within our facilities for students and staff.”
Dr. Julie Vitale
Superintendent, Oceanside Unified School District
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100 Bayview Circle, Suite 4400
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Texas Office
5900 Balcones Dr., Suite 5105
Austin, TX 78731
18575 Jamboree Rd., Ste 600
Irvine, CA 92612
18575 Jamboree Rd., Ste 600
Irvine, CA 92612
5900 Balcones Dr., Ste 5105
Austin, TX 78731
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