Our Wichita Office
Amazing schools, quick commutes, and an affordable cost of living all make Wichita stand out among other similar-sized cities.
About Our Wichita Office
Wichita is a growing city nestled in the beating heart of this country. Surrounded by the great rural land of Kansas, Wichita combines big city amenities with a small town feel and the strength of Midwestern values. Known as the Air Capital of the World, more business jets have been built in Wichita than anywhere else.
We opened our Wichita office in 2019 in response to client demand. We are focused on engaging with the Wichita community and communities throughout Kansas, northern Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
McCownGordon is committed to providing stable construction jobs and economic stimulation in the Wichita community.
Things to See and Do
There are a ton of parades and festivals in Wichita throughout the year including Riverfest and Tallgrass Film Festival and Downtown’s Final Friday. This city really knows how to celebrate the arts!
This river city, at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas Rivers, boasts plenty of outdoor activities for the entire family:
- Shooting ranges
- And so much more!
Visit the Keeper of the Plains, Old Town Square or catch a baseball game at brand new Riverfront Stadium to watch the Wichita Wind Surge.
We never get bored in Wichita!
Our Work in Wichita
Friends University | Higher Education
What was originally built as the Westside YMCA, most recently served as Friends University’s home to the Athletics Department, Garvey Gymnasium and the Art Department. McCownGordon is renovating the space to serve as a modern athletic department for 23 men’s and women’s athletic teams. The project includes a new main entry lobby, administrative offices, team meeting room, weight room and new athletic training center. Student athletes make up a large portion of Friends University’s student population and this major facility improvement will assist in the recruitment and support their growth.
“It is an incredible honor for Friends University to proceed with this renovation and invest in the future of the university and our student-athletes,” said Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, president of Friends University. “We are humbled by the many blessings we have received, especially with the uncertainties of the last year. This is a symbol that our community can stand together on a firm foundation of faith and thrive in the future.”
-Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, president of Friends University.
Patterson Health Center | Healthcare Construction
Patterson Health Center in Anthony, Kansas was a great success for McCownGordon’s Wichita team. We performed preconstruction, collaborative delivery and building information modeling services when partnering with two critical access hospitals: Anthony Medical Center and Harper Hospital District #5.
We came together to deliver this new innovative critical access hospital that will transform rural healthcare with state-of-the-art medical technologies. Patterson Health Center anchors the healthy campus that promotes wellness for patients and surrounding communities.
The project features a clinic with 22 exam rooms connected to the critical access hospital. It boasts an Integrated Care Team clinic delivery model for its care providers. This hospital provides a needed resource to the rural community southwest of Wichita.
“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, CEO, Patterson Health Center
Derby Public Schools | K-12 Construction
For Derby Public Schools’ $100M+ school bond in 2018, McCownGordon took on the role of construction manager at-risk, the entity responsible for overseeing all aspects of the project. Starting with the preconstruction phase, we analyzed phasing and scheduling to maximize the new facility needs and reduce student disruption.
There were 18 separate ongoing projects within the school bond. However, our comprehensive budget tracker kept everything organized, even while working in active schools.
Derby Public Schools are such a major part of the Wichita-area community, and we could not be more excited about the work we’re doing and the relationships we are building.
Services in Wichita
We do things right from the outset. When you partner with McCownGordon, you get preconstruction services that include estimating, feasibility studies, financing analysis, ROI analysis and more. Preconstruction includes everything up to groundbreaking and ensures our clients, team leads and trade partners remain in constant and clear communication from day one.
We are a technology leader in construction management. 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 which 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 higher 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.
Our specialty services 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 provides 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 Wichita
We opened our Wichita office to provide a higher quality service to our clients in Kansas. At McCownGordon, we always strive to deliver the best building experience. To us, that starts with happy employees. That’s why we are 100% employee-owned.
We’ve been recognized as one of Fortune’s top 100 mid-size companies to work for and one of Wichita’s Best Places to Work because 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 Wichita.
Ready to Join Us in Wichita?
When you come to Wichita 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 Wichita 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 Wichita office makes coming to work fun.