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Commercial Contractor in Kansas City

McCownGordon has a people-first way of doing business.

McCownGordon is an employee-owned construction company in Kansas City, with additional offices in Manhattan, KS, Wichita, KS, and Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.

Being a leading voice in our industry, our aim is to serve not only as contractors but as complete partners in every project. This philosophy fuels our dedication to fostering respect and inclusivity for our associates.

As a high-performing commercial contractor in Kansas City, McCownGordon delivers a high level of involvement, engaged communication and an innovative problem-solving approach. At our core, we are focused on building lasting partnerships in the communities where we live and work.

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Who we are.

We’re the kind of commercial contractor in Kansas City that prioritizes hiring individuals based on their character, emphasizing core values like integrity, performance, and relationships. Our team embodies friendliness, hard work and trustworthiness.

Our mission for each project is to provide an exceptional building experience, enriching the journey for our associates, clients, partners and community. To delve deeper into our culture, explore more about who we are.

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What We Do.


We strive for excellence from the start. Collaborating with McCownGordon means receiving comprehensive preconstruction services extending beyond estimates. This encompasses feasibility studies, financing analysis, ROI assessments, and more. Our preconstruction phase spans everything until groundbreaking, fostering consistent and transparent communication among clients, team leads and third-party contractors from day one.

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Building Performance Solutions

Our team of engineers, architects and licensed commissioning professionals in the Building Performance Solutions department are experts in their respective fields. The specialized services offered by McCownGordon complement the project team, providing unmatched knowledge and focus.

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Delivery Methods

Our team of professionals is available to assist you in assessing the optimal construction delivery method for your project. Our collaborative Design-Build delivery method involves early collaboration between the construction manager, architects and trade partners, fostering robust communication throughout the project’s life. It includes an early guarantee of the maximum price, ensuring budget adherence. Additionally, we excel as a leading provider of the construction manager at risk (CMAR) delivery method, offering transparency and efficiency for Kansas City construction projects.

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How We Do It.


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 3 million work hours without a lost-time incident.

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Construction Technology

As industry technology leaders, we anticipate and evaluate cutting-edge technologies for project enhancement. From virtual construction in preconstruction to 360 photography and drone footage for schedule tracking, our focus is on leveraging the right tools for project success. Our innovative team dedicates time to research and test emerging tech, and our construction technology experts guide project owners and trade partners in effective technology utilization, ensuring a smoother overall process.

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Trade Partner Prequalification

Developing connections with our trade partners holds the same significance for our company as the relationships forged with clients. We emphasize integrity and responsibility in selecting trade partners, recognizing that every individual on the project contributes input and value. 

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Proud to have roots in the Kansas City community.

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

We have consistently received acknowledgment for our dedication. Not only for our outstanding performance in construction but also for the vibrant workplace environment and camaraderie within our team.

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Why choose McCownGordon?

As a well-regarded commercial contractor in Kansas City, McCownGordon aspires to transcend the role of a mere construction company. We seek to be industry thought leaders who recognize the significance of strong relationships.

Each project entering our company undergoes scrutiny through a customer-centric, forward-thinking perspective. Our team consistently delivers results that are punctual, within budget, and surpass expectations, thanks to our unique processes and philosophies.

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Project Phases.

We approach each project with a customer-centric, forward-looking perspective. This method compels us to reshape our perception, mindset and approach to actualizing your project. We’re here to be your partner.

Stage One

Pursuing the Project

We learn everything we can about a project while we’re pursuing it. We start with active listening, finding ways to create the most value for your investment. 

Stage Two


Preconstruction plays a vital role in every project. We ensure the project owner can make well-informed decisions for the overall project, ensuring smooth construction without complications. Through our delivery methods, cutting-edge technology, unprecedented safety and leading sustainability solutions, we can not only meet, but exceed your expectations.

Stage Three


Now it begins to come to fruition, and the shovel breaks ground to commence actual construction. This phase relies on the effectiveness of our detailed preconstruction procedures and is overseen through our rigorous site safety protocols, industry-leading communication and efficient logistics.

Stage Four

Close Out

We diligently coordinate each stage with our client to understand their transition into the new space. Starting in the preconstruction phase, our premier construction firm in Kansas City collaborates with vendors on aspects such as furniture and IT systems, ensuring the close-out phase aligns seamlessly with the rest of the project.

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Let’s start building together

Getting started with McCownGordon is a seamless process. Our online project planning tool guides you through the key aspects of your upcoming project, and one of our team members will contact you shortly after to discuss your needs.

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Patterson Health Center
Chirldren's Mercy research tower in Kansas City built by McCownGordon Construction
Saint Luke's East Flex Capacity Built By McCownGordon Construction in Lee's Summit
The value McCownGordon brought to our project was priceless. They provided technology innovation we had not seen before that allowed for maximized communication and quality construction. I was very impressed with the communication between the field and office. I can’t say enough about the quality of the employees at McCownGordon and I look forward to the next project."

— Don Tuttle

Vice President, Project Management | Scannell Properties

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

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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

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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

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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