McCownGordon Construction is recognized as one of the region’s largest construction managers with offices in both Missouri and Kansas. Focused on core values of integrity, relationships and performance, McCownGordon is committed to building collaborative partnerships and specializing in construction management, design-build, sustainable construction and general contracting. With strong experience and expertise in a variety of market sectors, the company is 100 percent employee owned and has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Kansas City by the Kansas City Business Journal for the past 16 years.
Locations: Headquarters: Kansas City, MO
with locations in Manhattan and Wichita KS.
Why Kansas City?
McCownGordon prides itself on having an entrepreneurial spirit and people, its embedded in our culture. The Kansas City community has been a great place for us to grow and flourish. As we continue to grow regionally, we intend to remain an integral part of the fabric of Kansas City.
Any brag-worthy innovations?
Preconstruction, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), Building Information Modeling (BIM), Commissioning, Engineering Services, Self-Perform
McCownGordon has received many awards throughout the years, what are some recent ones?
#1 Contractor in Kansas (ENR, 2018), #19 Best Mid-Size Companies to Work For (Fortune, 2018) Best Place to Work for Millennials (Fortune, 2019), Best Places to Work (Kansas City Business Journal, last 16 years)
Please share a handful of projects that represent the work of McCownGordon.
KANSAS CITY, MO
Renovation of a historic arena into a state-of-the-art sports environment and hub for local, regional and national tournaments.
The renovation to the historic Kemper Arena in the west bottoms created a facility first of its kind — a state-of-the-art sports environment and hub for hundreds of local, regional and national tournaments each year. Adaptively reusing the former arena, a second level of hardwood sports floors were added to provide more than 84,000 square feet of sports and event space.
One level includes four collegiate courts seating 4,000 spectators and the other features eight high school courts with seating for 5,500. In addition to the two floors of column-free hardwood floors, the facility features one of the largest indoor tracks in the United States, measuring 350 meters perched over the new 52,000-square-foot second floor.
Expansions to Garmin's corporate headquarters.
Due to significant success, Garmin expanded its corporate headquarters in collaboration with McCownGordon. The expansion seeks to create environments that foster innovation and embody qualities of a global leader—enhancing spaces that reflect the superior products Garmin makes and all the areas they operate. The team completed the multi-phased, $200 million project that included a parking garage, warehouse/manufacturing facility, office space, and associated site work and landscaping.
OVERLAND PARK, KS
A new 60-acre mixed-use development anchored by The American Museum of Natural History.
Covering 60 acres and a total of 1.4 million square feet in office, retail, hotel, and residential space, phase one of the development completed with a splash of new tenants. The project includes 220,000 square feet of retail, 40,000 square feet of museum space, and a 900-car parking garage.
The American Museum of Natural History, the first cooperative venture of its kind in the country for the prestigious New York institution, anchors the area with its striking facade.
CHILDREN'S MERCY RESEARCH TOWER
KANSAS CITY, MO
New research institute at Children's Mercy Hospital.
As a long-term partner with Children’s Mercy Hospital, McCownGordon has completed multiple projects with the institution. 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.