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Our Kansas City Office

What can we say about Kansas City that hasn’t already been said?

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
    theater
  • a gymnasium with a FEMA storm shelter
  • cafeteria
  • 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

McCownGordon is leading the facility master plan for Garmin International’s corporate headquarters campus expansion in Olathe, Kansas. The expansion is creating a holistic campus environment that fosters innovation, embodies qualities of a global leader, and improves the productivity and wellbeing of their associates.

McCownGordon helped Garmin evaluate its complex programmatic needs and requirements to understand and analyze the various options to meet their short- and long-term goals. Our team’s collaboration and in-depth evaluation resulted in a multi-year, multi-phased project that combines innovation with feasibility and touches every building on their campus.

The initial phases included more than 762,000 SF of new distribution and manufacturing space to provide creative and flexible space for engineering teams; four-story parking garage and pedestrian plaza to improve campus accessibility and safety for associates and visitors; and significant enhancements to the 95-acre site to improve associate well-being, including an expansive outdoor event space, extended walking trails, recreational soccer and sand volleyball fields, and running trails.

The latest completed phase included 579,000 square feet of new office space and 375,000 square feet of renovated office space which includes campus amenities: hub of food service dining/ cafeteria for 4,000+ associates, conference/training/classroom spaces, and a large fitness center with multiple gyms and dedicated areas for cardio fitness, weights, classes and wellness center. The extensive renovation added two floors to an existing single-story space to provide three floors of employee amenity space.

All phases were constructed on the active campus while working around daily operations and activities. A top priority for our team was to ensure Garmin was able to maintain normal operations throughout construction. Working together, the McCownGordon team has successfully achieved aggressive schedules, a safety process and value-enhanced programs. McCownGordon’s creative thinking and partnership approach to preconstruction has saved the client significant long-term operational and maintenance costs, as well as improved quality and increased amenity spaces.

“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

Preconstruction

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. 

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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 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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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!

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100% Employee Owned
McCownGordon associates enhancing culture by hanging out on the patio

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.

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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. 

Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.