About Our Kansas City Office
It’s the home of Super Bowl and World Series champions. The best barbeque in the world can be found in KC. Not to mention the best art and music scene in the Midwest. McCownGordon Construction has always called Kansas City home.
McCownGordon is committed to providing stable construction jobs and economic stimulation in the Kansas City community.
Things to See and Do
We aren’t exaggerating when we say there is something for everyone in Kansas City. Obviously, sports fans are in heaven, as are lovers of amazing food and art. That’s not even scratching the surface of what this city has to offer.
- Art and history museums, like the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
- Kansas City Chiefs
- Kansas City Royals
- Sporting KC
- Public parks
- Riverside attractions
- Public transportation
- Very walkable downtown
- The River Market
- The Country Club Plaza
Art, culture, music, nightlife, dog parks—the list goes on and on forever when it comes to Kansas City attractions.
Our Work In and Around Kansas City
USD 223 Olathe West High School | K-12 Construction
McCownGordon is proud of our long-standing relationship with the Olathe School District. The Olathe West High School project was one of the larger opportunities for our team. We provided safety, preconstruction, collaborative delivery, and building information modeling services. The project was recognized across the industry for the quality asphalt and concrete work.
The Olathe West High School spans 375,000 square feet and features:
- flexible classroom space
- administrative offices
- a performing arts/blackbox
- a gymnasium with a FEMA storm shelter
- football stadium
- tennis courts
- soccer fields and track with synthetic turf and competition facility
The school was designed with highly integrated technology and adaptive furniture so teaching spaces could be utilized to meet the individual needs of students more effectively.
McCownGordon has also partnered with the district on more than a dozen new construction and renovation projects.
“The people at McCownGordon are open, honest and friendly. Obviously they are knowledgeable about construction, but they really listened to our project goals and made me part of the process. McCownGordon exceeded our expectations.”
-John Hutchison, CPA, SFO | Deputy Superintendent, Business and Operations
Olathe Public Schools
Children’s Mercy Research Institute | Science & Technology Construction
McCownGordon is a long-term partner of the Children’s Mercy Research Institute. Currently, the team is constructing their new research institute, which provides state-of-the-art facilities for researchers to discover new ways to treat, diagnose and prevent complex childhood diseases. The facility features wet and dry labs, a conference center, an auditorium, a discovery center, classrooms, a café and business offices. The tower also features a green roof and garden space to create a healthy environment for researchers.
“We are very thankful of the great work of McCownGordon and the support they provided to bring this building to life. It’s literally changed the landscape of Kansas City”.
-Paul Kempinski, President/CEO of Children’s Mercy
Garmin Headquarters Expansion | Corporate Construction & Industrial
Garmin expanded its corporate headquarters in collaboration with McCownGordon and Gould Evans. We completed the multi-phased, $200 million project while providing safety, preconstruction, collaborative delivery and building information modeling.
The project included a parking garage, a warehouse/manufacturing facility, office space, and associated site work and landscaping. We were able to complete the new parking facility extension while the current garage remained active. The space provides a creative setting for research and development, engineering and industrial design teams.
There is also a fitness center, recreation fields, running trails and an outdoor event space for employee well-being. This expansion has helped Garmin provide for their growing workforce.
“McCownGordon worked with various Garmin stakeholders to help facilitate a quicker decision-making process, which ultimately resulted in a timely and cost-effective completion of the project.”
-Teresa Reicherter, CFM, Sr. Manager, Construction Services, Garmin International, Inc.
Construction Services in Kansas City
We do things right from the outset. When you partner with McCownGordon, you get preconstruction services that include things like estimating, feasibility studies, financing analysis, ROI analysis, and more. Preconstruction includes everything up to groundbreaking and ensures our clients, team leads and third-party contractors are in constant and clear communication from day one.
We are a technology leader in our industry. We think ahead and vet leading-edge technologies to improve the outcomes of projects, from virtual construction in preconstruction to 360 photography and drone footage for schedule tracking. The right tools are essential to the success of any project, and our team of innovators dedicates their time to researching and testing emerging tech to find those tools. Our construction technology team also teaches the project owner and trade partners how to effectively use relevant technology for an overall smoother process.
Our team of experts can help you evaluate the construction delivery method for your project. Our experience has given us a lot of insight into what factors to consider when choosing a construction delivery method. Our collaborative Design-Build delivery method brings the construction manager, architects, and trade partners together early to initiate strong communication throughout the life of the project. It also features a guaranteed maximum price early in the process, keeping things on a budget. We are also a premier provider of the Construction Manager at Risk (CMR) delivery method, which provides a level of transparency and efficiency for construction projects across the midwest.
When it comes to construction, safety is the name of the game. McCownGordon’s Experience Modification Rate is lower than the overall industry average because we always provide a safe working environment. We’ve had nearly 2 MILLION work hours without a lost-time incident.
Building Performance Solutions
Our Kansas City Building Performance Solutions department has engineers, architects and licensed commissioning professionals, as well as virtual design and construction experts, who are all experts in their fields. Building Performance solutions through McCownGordon provide a great complement to the project team with unparalleled knowledge and focus. Our building performance team serves all of our offices and clients throughout the Midwest.
Trade Partner Prequalification
Building relationships with our trade partners is as important to our firm as the relationships we build with clients. We prioritize honesty and accountability when looking for trade partners and believe everyone on the job has input and adds value. If you hold those beliefs, reach out as a trade partner and fill out a form!
A great place to WORK IN KANSAS CITY
Headquartered right here in KC, McCownGordon always strives to deliver the best building experience. To us, that all starts with happy employees. That’s why we are 100% employee-owned.
We’ve been recognized as one of Fortune’s top 20 companies to work for, as well as one of Kansas City’s Best Places to Work, we focus on our people. With strong leadership, a drive for innovation, and a one-of-a-kind experience, we provide a culture unlike any other. McCownGordon is truly a different type of construction company in Kansas City.
Ready to join us in Kansas City?
When you come to Kansas City to work with McCownGordon, you’re not just living in a great city.
You’re working for a great company. Check out some of our perks:
Paid Time Off: Balancing your work and home life is important. In addition to nine paid holidays per year, our Kansas City construction jobs feature generous and flexible paid time off policies.
401K and Incentive Pay: Our 401K plan comes with a generous company match. We also share profits with associates through incentive pay bonuses based on company and individual performance.
Fun, Convenient Environment: From themed snack days to team building activities and modern, open spaces—Our KC office makes coming to work fun.