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McCownGordon Construction has a people-first way of doing business.

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About Us.

We bring a high level of involvement, engaged communication and an innovative, problem-solving approach focused on building lasting client partnerships.

We view every project through a customer-centric, future-focused lens. This approach challenges us to redefine the way we see, think and work to bring your project to life. We’re here to be your partner.

We start with active listening, finding ways to create the most value for your investment. Through our delivery methods, cutting-edge technology, unprecedented safety and leading sustainability solutions, we can not only meet, but exceed your expectations.

If you’re ready to get started, our Project Planning Tool is here to help.

 

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About McCownGordon Construction

McCownGordon Construction is an employee-owned construction company in Kansas City, with offices in Manhattan, Kansas, Wichita, Kansas and Dallas-Fort Worth. As a thought leader in our industry, we strive to fulfill a role not just as a contractor, but as a full partner throughout the project. That same philosophy drives our commitment to respect and inclusion for our associates.

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Who we are.

We’re the kind of construction company that hires people based on who they are, not what they’ve done. Training someone in our unique processes is easier than training someone to embody our core values—integrity, performance and relationships. Our team is friendly, hardworking and trustworthy.

Our goal for each project is to deliver the best building experience and enhance the journey for our associates, clients, partners and community. To see more of who we are, learn about our culture.

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What We Do.

Preconstruction

We want to do things right from the outset. When you partner with McCownGordon, you get preconstruction services that go far beyond estimating—it includes things like 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.

Construction Technology

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.

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Delivery Methods

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 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.

Safety

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 Building Performance Solutions department has engineers, architects and licensed commissioning professionals who are all experts in their fields. Specialty services through McCownGordon provide a great complement to the project team with unparalleled knowledge and focus.

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!

Our project approach.

Stage One: Pursuing the Project – we learn everything we can about a project while we’re pursuing it. 

Stage Two: Preconstruction – Preconstruction is a huge part of any project. We make sure the project owner is able to make the best decisions for the overall project and that construction goes off without a hitch.

Stage Three: Construction – Now it begins to come to fruition, and shovel is put to soil to start the actual building. This phase is built upon the success of our thorough preconstruction processes and managed using our stringent site safety protocols, best-in-the-industry communication and streamlined logistics. 

Stage Four: Close Out – We work hard to coordinate every step with our client to determine how they’re moving into their new space. From the preconstruction phase, we’ll be working with the vendors for things like furniture and IT systems so the close out phase goes as smoothly as the rest of the project.

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Why choose McCownGordon?

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, McCownGordon strives to be more than a construction company; we aim to be thought leaders in our industry who understand the value in good relationships. We look at every project that comes through our company through a customer-centric, future-focused lens.

Through our processes and philosophies, our team consistently produces results that are on time, within budget and that exceed expectations. 

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Let’s start building together

 

Getting started with McCownGordon has never been easier, so why wait? Our unique Project Planning Tool will take you through the highlights of your future project, and a member of our team will reach out to you within a day or two.  

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Listen to some client and partner testimonials.

McCownGordon has completed many projects for the Basehor-Linwood school district and all of them have been completed on time and under budget.  "

—David Howard

Former Superintendent | Basehor-Linwood School District USD 458

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Our projects have had some challenges and the McCownGordon team has delivered above my expectations. They understand the needs of both our university and specifically, our athletic department."

—Brad Nachtigal

University of Kansas | Associate Athletic Director - Operations/Capital Projects

McCownGordon did a great job working with the architects and owners to work within budget constraints while still meeting the overall programming needs of the facility. They stepped up to the plate and accepted some risk as a construction manager should do when all the pieces to the puzzle are not known."

—Steven Taylor

Sillwater Medical - Blackwell | CEO

The value the McCownGordon team brings to the on-site work is priceless.  They bring a level of detail, flexibility, and patience to the project that allows the client freedom to question items and explore different methods for achieving desired outcomes.  They are efficient in the use of the client’s time using technology to enhance communications and visual understandings.  They were always well prepared, providing solutions to challenges in a prompt manner with substance and options.  They do all of this with a professional manner and a fun attitude."

—Pat Patton

Patterson Health Center | CEO

McCownGordon’s deep involvement in the upfront design process provided for a seamless preconstruction effort between the design team, owner and contractor. Their early engagement is unparalleled in my 25 years of design and construction. In my working life I believe you always want to ‘run next to the fastest runner’ and McCownGordon has proven to be that runner."

—Michael Turner

HFG Architecture

The Children's Mercy Research Institute is a place that will change the lives of many people, specifically children. The new building is not only a wonderful addition to the KC Skyline, but a place where science will be able to advance. McCownGordon showed a great amount of passion, determination and integrity throughout the whole building process. We are proud to have collaborated with them to bring this revolutionary building to the people of Kansas City and beyond."

—Paul Kempinski

Children's Mercy | CEO

Saint Luke's East Flex Capacity Built By McCownGordon Construction in Lee's Summit
The team at McCownGordon is unmatched. Collaboration, problem solving and integrity are key traits that they brought to the table. We're proud to have partnered with them to expand our healthcare services."

—Andy Amor

Saint Luke's East | Manager of Facilities

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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. 

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Let us show you how we can add value to your project.

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