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Commercial Contractor in Kansas

McCownGordon has a people-first way of doing business.

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Our Approach.

Our approach to being a premier commercial contractor in Kansas involves active participation, effective communication and an inventive, problem-solving mindset dedicated to fostering enduring partnerships with our clients.

About McCownGordon

McCownGordon has locations in Kansas City and offices in Manhattan (Kansas), Wichita, and Dallas-Fort Worth. It stands as an employee-owned construction company. We aim to go beyond the role of a contractor and act as a comprehensive partner in every project. This philosophy also underlines our dedication to fostering respect and inclusion among our associates.

As a premier commercial contractor in Kansas, we view each project with a customer-centric, forward-thinking perspective. This strategy prompts us to reshape our perception, mindset and methods to realize your project. We’re here to be your partner.

We commence by attentively listening and identifying avenues to maximize the value of your investment. Leveraging innovative delivery methods, cutting-edge technology, unmatched safety measures and pioneering sustainability solutions, we aim not only to meet but surpass your expectations.

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Our People.

We don’t just hire based on experience; we prioritize individuals who align with our core values of integrity, performance and relationships. Our team, characterized by friendliness, hard work and trustworthiness, aims to create the best building experience for our associates, clients, partners and the community.

To see more of who we are, learn about our culture.

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What we do.


We prioritize excellence from the start. McCownGordon offers comprehensive preconstruction services that extend beyond mere estimating. This encompasses feasibility studies, financing analysis, ROI assessment and more. From project inception to groundbreaking, our preconstruction services guarantee continuous and transparent communication.

Building Performance Solutions

Within our Building Performance Solutions department, highly skilled engineers, architects and licensed commissioning professionals bring expertise to the table. The specialized services offered by the McCownGordon team serves as a valuable addition to the project team, offering unparalleled knowledge and focus.

Delivery Methods

Our team of specialists assists you in assessing the ideal construction delivery method for your project. Drawing from extensive experience, we offer valuable insights into the key considerations when selecting a construction delivery method.

How we do it.


When it comes to construction, safety is the name of the game. McCownGordon’s experience modification rate (EMR) is lower than the overall industry average because we always provide a safe working environment. We’ve had nearly 3 million work hours without a lost-time incident.

Construction Technology

As a premier commercial contractor in Kansas is committed to researching and testing emerging technologies, ensuring that we identify the most effective tools. Moreover, our construction technology team provides training to project owners and trade partners on utilizing relevant technology, contributing to a streamlined overall process.

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 adds value and has valuable input. Get prequalified as a trade partner using our online portal.

Our project approach.

Stage One & Two

Pursuing the Project & Preconstruction

We learn everything we can about the project before we even break ground.

Preconstruction is vital. As a commercial contractor in Kansas, we make sure the project owner is able to make the best decisions for the overall project and that construction goes off without a hitch.

Stage Three


The project transitions from plans to reality with the shovel breaking ground. This phase capitalizes on the effectiveness of our comprehensive preconstruction methods and is overseen with our rigorous site safety measures, industry-leading communication, and efficient logistics.

Stage Four

Close Out

We diligently coordinate each stage with our client to ensure a seamless transition into their new space. From preconstruction forward, we are collaborating with vendors on elements such as furniture and IT systems to later facilitate a smooth closeout phase and mirror the overall project’s efficiency.

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Why choose McCownGordon?

McCownGordon strives to be more than a commercial contractor in Kansas; we aim to be thought leaders in our industry who understand the value of good relationships. We look at every project that comes through our company through a customer-centric, future-focused lens.

Through our processes and philosophies, our team consistently produces results that are on time, within budget and that exceed expectations. Sign up for our newsletter to hear the latest insights, tips and project case studies from our construction experts.


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Friends University is very pleased with our relationship with McCownGordon, and the excellent work provided on the renovation and expansion of the Garvey Athletic Center. I greatly appreciated their attention to detail and thorough communication. We were well informed through every step of the process."

— Amy Bragg Carey

Friends University | President

Working with the team at McCownGordon Construction helped to relieve some of the worry and stress associated with our project buildout. Knowing they had my back and performed with a very high level of professionalism put me at ease. Even though supply chains suffered due to the pandemic, their team continued to hit every goal and milestone which was set. I am proud to say that they were our preferred vendor."

— John Clark

Plumbers and Pipefitters | Training Director

The strongest asset McCownGordon brings to a team is the firm’s commitment to the partnership approach and the client-focused philosophy to which they adhere. The team listens and administers engaged communication while providing guidance and leadership that allows us to make the best-informed decisions. I am impressed with their skillful handling of difficult situations and their professional attitude in dealing with challenges."

— Greg Lohrentz

Kansas State University Foundation | Chief Operation Officer/Chief Financial Officer

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The quality of the construction management services from beginning to end have exceeded our expectations. The communication from Project Managers and Superintendents was above and beyond so that I was always up to speed and was never left in the dark. They have proven to be a true partner invested in achieving what the district has put forth in goals in creating the highest quality facilities that will serve the students, teachers and staff for years to come."

— Trisha Brooke-Fruendt

USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden School District | Construction Owners Representative

McCownGordon was easy to deal with in all aspects from a communication and transparency side of things. We love the professionalism, follow-through, and direct, straight to the point responses. They are always willing to listen and answer any question we may have!"

— Caesar Wood


The preconstruction folks at McCownGordon were great about keeping us up to speed on every change on every addition on every square footage. And when we were over budget, it was great to work with them to get the project in budget. Clearly we haven’t sacrificed look and feel and we were able to come out of the box with a beautiful project that met all our needs."

— David Garnas

North Central Kansas Medical Center | Administrator

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We enjoy a good pat on the back.

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

We’ve been consistently recognized for this commitment. Not just for our excellence in construction, but for our dynamic workplace and team camaraderie.

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Let’s start building together

Getting started with McCownGordon has never been easier, so why wait? Let us show you how the premier commercial contractor in Kansas can add value to your project.

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