EMPOWERING LEADERSHIP AND DRIVING INNOVATION

INCLUSION

RESPECT AND INCLUSION FOR ALL

Our team believes that a culture of inclusivity and a diverse work force drives creativity and innovation, inspires leadership and creates a culturally varied workplace. By strengthening our commitment to improve representation of women and minorities, we’ve seen increased engagement, and a focus on taking ownership and giving back. We regularly communicate to create an awareness of the value of diversity and inclusion and engage groups and resources throughout the community to support the efforts. Our internal Diversity + Inclusion committee focuses on three main pillars: understand, include and inspire.

McCownGordon is committed to respect and inclusion for all associates. To deliver the best building experience, we strive to build a team of professionals with diverse perspectives and varying life experiences that reflect the communities we serve.

 

At McCownGordon, we look at diversity as the people with whom we associate, and inclusion is how we engage them. Diversity alone does not drive inclusion. We know the importance of ensuring that associates speak up and are heard, making it safe to propose ideas, empowering team members to make decisions, and sharing credit for team success.

I grew up in Tehran, Iran and moved to US when I was 21. Being a Jayhawk at heart, I married a Wild Cat and we set our roots in KC. We love raising our boys in a community that is engaged, diverse and strives for inclusion and empowerment. Having been in the construction industry for more than a decade, I came across story after story of McCownGordon’s reputation, their loyalty to their clients and partners in the region, their core values that are carried at the heart of every decision made, their sustained growth and success, and last, but not least, their PEOPLE. It was a natural choice for me.

- Pegah Karstens, Project Manager

Minority and Women Business Enterprises 

McCownGordon has a proven record of meeting or exceeding MBE/WBE goals on projects. Our relationships with minority and women business enterprises are built on mutual respect and a commitment to our community. Our diversity and inclusion engagement program begins with project outreach. Ensuring each and every trade partner has an equitable opportunity to work on a project is key to reaching goals.

The goal of our mentor-protege program is to bolster the area’s minority and women businesses. Often these firms are met with challenges that a company with a bit of experience can help them navigate.Our team partners with local MBE/WBE contractors, meeting regularly to provide guidance in every aspect of business, from project management and estimating to accounting and marketing. Our teams have found that this type of one-on-one relationship yields the most positive impacts on our trade partners.

Equal Employment Opportunities

Headquarters

422 Admiral Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64106
P: 816.960.1111 • F: 816.960.1182

KANSAS OFFICE

1880 Kimball Ave, Suite 200
Manhattan, KS 66502
P: 785.789.3100 • F: 785.789.3096

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