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Our Culture

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Construction Employer in Kansas

Our people make the difference.

Who we are.

McCownGordon was founded in 1999 with the idea that the industry was ready for a different kind of construction company.

Instead of focusing solely on materials like concrete and steel, founders Pat McCown and Brett Gordon set out to build a team of go-getters who believed in doing business transparently and who valued building long-term relationships.

From inception, it was their mission to ensure every employee embodied the core values of integrity, performance and relationships, and that those values wouldn’t just be words on walls. This company culture in Kansas would underpin our approach to everything.

Our Goal For Your Project

Providing the optimal building experience while enriching the journey for our associates, clients, partners and community.

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Our People.

A friendly, industrious, reliable team. Seamless, evolving discussions. Dynamic exchanges — beginning with ideas and concluding with solutions. Balancing hard work, enjoyment and successful deliveries from the outset. Project management through a customer-centric perspective. This is our way of life.

Meet the Team

Our Values.


Honesty and accountability drive everything we do.

By prioritizing honesty and accountability, trust becomes the bedrock for every interaction. Clients expect it. And we demand it of ourselves.


We hire the best and align goals to deliver high-quality, original solutions.

We perform our best on every project. In practice, this translates to creative solutions and quality work, delivered on time and in budget with the highest safety standards.


We listen, communicate and connect with openness and transparency.

We work hard to cultivate an integrated environment and offer you a construction process unlike any other. We place the relationship first—it’s why clients continue to come back.

our process

is straightforward and smooth.


Our People

are accessible and helpful.

Our Relationships

are genuine and long-lasting.

100% Employee Owned.

Our team is proud to be 100% employee owned through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). An ESOP is a qualified retirement plan designed to give associates beneficial ownership in the company.

The ESOP allows shared governance, shared responsibility and shared rewards; it fits with our entrepreneurial spirit and empowered style. That means we’re deeply invested in every client project because our success is tied to yours.

Visit our corporate site to learn about why our associates enjoy being part of an ESOP

100% Employee Owned
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Diversity + EQUITY + Inclusion

When all voices are heard, our collective strength is enhanced. McCownGordon upholds a commitment to inclusivity and respect for every team member. In our pursuit of delivering unparalleled building experiences and retaining our position as a top workplace nationally, we actively seek professionals with diverse viewpoints and life backgrounds that mirror the communities we engage. This commitment fosters innovation, nurtures leadership and contributes to our community.

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Community focused at our core.

McCownGordon keeps philanthropy and stewardship at the forefront.

We believe community service extends beyond stewardship; it’s our connection to the individuals shaping the communities we build. It mirrors our commitment to actively engage, selflessly and genuinely, in opportunities that transcend personal boundaries. McCownGordon allocates a minimum of 10% of net profits to support meaningful causes, fostering artistic initiatives and charitable events in our local communities. Additionally, our associates personally invest time and effort in causes close to their hearts.

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When you love what you do, you find inspiration in everything.

You discover value and importance in your work and take pride in knowing that you don’t give anything less than “everything” to your goals. The right team doesn’t focus on the challenges—it anticipates them and overcomes them.

Our culture across all of our offices embodies this spirit. We strive to reset the bar with every project and to create genuine, one-of-a-kind client experiences.

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PLAIN AND SIMPLE: People love to work here.

Join one of the best places to work in the nation.

Working at McCownGordon fills us with pride, and our story is worth sharing. We’re proud to foster a culture of continuous improvement and our capacity to provide clients with a unique experience. Curious about our career opportunities? We’re expanding our team and seeking top-notch associates to join our firm.


This is the essence of McCownGordon life: Active engagement. Attentive listening. Continuous development. Problem-solving. Consistently providing solutions to our clients’ challenges.

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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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Where we’re going.

Today, our culture in Kansas focuses on our people. McCownGordon ranks as a top-tier construction firm and is recognized as one of the best places to work at the local, regional and national levels.