Understanding the Value of Trade Partners

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As experts in their field, trade partners bring essential skills, experience and knowledge to any construction project. At McCownGordon Construction, we understand the importance of our relationships with trade partners and the immense value they bring to the owners of every project. 

Through open communication, early collaboration and championing the success of our partners, we have developed a strong reputation as a trusted construction company for trades people to partner with. These valued relationships let us take our skills and service to the next level on your construction project.

Bringing trade input in early

We always ensure those with unique, honed-in and specialized knowledge of their craft are called in early for important input. Our preferred project delivery methods allow us to partner directly with trades people and emphasize early involvement so their expert knowledge goes to work for you from the get-go.

When contracting trade partners on a construction project, we know the value of incorporating those partners fully into the team. That’s what has always set McCownGordon apart: our embrace of a team approach in all aspects of a project. Project owners see the difference it makes when masters of their craft weigh-in from the beginning with invaluable insight.

Many contractors don’t emphasize communication to the same degree. Because construction projects can often be completed with a more compartmentalized workflow, they might believe communication begins and ends with the project manager. We believe that, as extensions of our team, trade partners should have the same level of knowledge about the total project and the same level of input as all project team members. 

Supporting local whenever we can

Our associates recognize that, no matter what the construction project, we make a big impact within all of the communities we build in. True to our core beliefs, each associate also understands how vital it is to respect and give back to the communities we serve. One way that respect manifests is through our dedication to choosing local trade partners and materials as much as possible. 

Supporting local businesses is a key to the way we do business. As a project owner, you already have established relationships with local expertise and suppliers, so it only makes sense to tap into that pool of talent for your construction project. 

This is just one aspect of the attention to detail McCownGordon puts on ensuring our clients get the very best project delivered. We love getting the insight and expertise of our trade experts to improve the value delivered to our clients. 

Valuing diverse perspectives among trade partners

McCownGordon’s dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion impacts each facet of our culture.  We have a proven record of going above and beyond municipal requirements for contracting with Minority Women Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MWDBE) certified businesses with a Mentor-Protege program to mentor these smaller and newer businesses. We help business owners gain important skills for running a successful business so they are able to grow and hire more employees from the communities we serve.

Our relationships with minority- and women-owned business enterprises are built on mutual respect and a commitment to our community. After all, elevating MBE/WBE trade partners elevates the industry as a whole. 

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. Through programs like MWDBE certification, states create a more level playing field for businesses which may need a leg up to compete in today’s market. 

Supporting our trade partners

The McCownGordon team partners with local MBE/WBE contractors and meets 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 and project owners.

Many trade partners, whether in Kansas City, Manhattan, DFW, Wichita or other areas we have served, have benefited from our help with technology and programs that bolster their productivity. 

In the end, no construction project can be completed without trusted, expert trade partners and the construction manager or general contractor to oversee. That’s why McCownGordon Construction has always focused our efforts on the relationships that will stand the test of time. 

Discover the difference McCownGordon makes

McCownGordon understands that construction projects require the expertise of trade partners for success, and we value those relationships. Building positive, mutually beneficial and profitable relationships with trade partners is an important aspect of our culture. 

We focus on the future, building up our trade partners throughout the communities we serve. Our collaborative project delivery methods lead to optimum results for nearly any project through reduced risk, early collaboration among all stakeholders and partners and balanced participation.

At McCownGordon, our team maintains a customer-focused mentality, allowing us to meet or exceed even your highest expectations. Dedicated to promoting integrity, performance and relationships, it’s our people and values that truly make the difference.

Our customers aren’t simply another project; they’re an extension of our team and community. Together, we don’t just build—we bring creative visions to life. From first thought to final nail, we deliver quality work to ensure our builds stand above the rest. 

We have three regional offices around the Midwest—Kansas City, Kansas City and Wichita in addition to our newest location in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. Call us at 888-304-4929 or use our free online quote tool to start building today. 

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