Our Culture

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Ranked as a National Best Company to Work For

Our people make the difference.

Who we are.

McCownGordon was founded in 1999 with the idea that the industry was ready for a different kind of construction company. One focused on the client first.

Instead of focusing solely on materials like concrete and steel, founders Pat McCown and Brett Gordon set out to build a team of go-getters who believed in doing business transparently and who valued building long-term relationships.

From inception, it was their mission to ensure every employee embodied the core values of integrity, performance and relationships, and that those values wouldn’t just be words on walls. These values would underpin our approach to everything.

Our Goal For Your Project

Is to deliver the best building experience and enhance the journey for our associates, clients, partners and community.

Our People.

A friendly, hardworking, trustworthy team. Conversations that evolve effortlessly. Banter—back and forth that starts with an idea and ends with a solution. Working hard, having fun, and delivering right from the start. Managing projects with a customer-focused lens. It’s the way of life around here.

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Our Values.


Honesty and accountability drive everything we do.

By prioritizing honesty and accountability, trust becomes the bedrock for every interaction. Clients expect it. And we demand it of ourselves.


We hire the best and align goals to deliver high-quality, original solutions.

We perform our best on every project. In practice, this translates to creative solutions and quality work, delivered on time and in budget with the highest safety standards.


We listen, communicate and connect with openness and transparency.

We work hard to cultivate an integrated environment and offer you a construction process unlike any other. We place the relationship first—it’s why clients continue to come back.

Our Customer Experience Promise

Learn more about our customer experience promise.

our process

is straightforward and smooth.


Our People

are accessible and helpful.

Our Relationships

are genuine and longlasting.

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100% Employee Owned.

Our team is proud to be 100% employee owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). An ESOP is a qualified retirement plan designed to give associates beneficial ownership in the company.


The ESOP allows shared governance, shared responsibility, and shared rewards; it fits with our entrepreneurial spirit and empowered style. For our clients, that means we’re deeply invested in every project because our success is tied to yours.

Why our associates enjoy being part of an ESOP

100% Employee Owned
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Diversity + EQUITY + Inclusion

When everyone’s at the table, we’re downright better. McCownGordon is committed to respect and inclusion for all associates. To deliver the best building experience and maintain our status as one of the best places to work in Kansas City and the nation, we strive to build a team of professionals with diverse perspectives and varying life experiences reflecting the communities we serve. This mission drives innovation, inspires leadership and gives back.

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Community focused at our core.

McCownGordon keeps philanthropy and stewardship at the forefront.

We believe community service is more than good stewardship; it’s a way to stay connected to the people who make up the communities McCownGordon builds. It’s a reflection of people who actively seek out opportunities to live beyond themselves. Selflessly. Genuinely. And with passion.

McCownGordon devotes at least 10% of net profits to worthy causes like artistic endeavors and charitable events in the communities where we live and work. Our associates also commit their own time and energy to causes they care about.

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When you love what you do, you find inspiration in everything.

You find pride in your work and know that giving anything less than “everything” isn’t an option. The right team doesn’t focus on challenges—it anticipates them.

Our culture across all of our offices embodies this spirit. We strive to reset the bar with every project, and to create genuine, one-of-a-kind client experiences.

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McCownGordon Construction associates high-fiving while playing shuffle board in the office

People love to work here,
plain and simple.

Join one of the best places to work in Kansas City and the nation.

We are proud to work here and have a great story to tell. We pride ourselves on embracing a culture that never stops improving and our ability to offer clients a distinctive experience. Interested in learning more about our career opportunities? Our team is growing and looking for the best associates to join our firm.


This is the life at McCownGordon. Engaging. Listening. Developing. Problem solving. Creating solutions to our clients’ challenges, every time.

McCownGorodn associates with new safety hard hats at Pembroke Hill jobsite

We enjoy a good pat on the back. 

McCownGordon believes in making the most of every project, every day.

We’ve been consistently recognized for this commitment. Not just for our excellence in construction, but for our dynamic workplace and team camaraderie.