Construction Company in Manhattan, KS

Welcome to Manhattan

Construction Company in Manhattan

Invested in the Manhattan Community


Manhattan is a lot more than a borough in New York City—around these parts, Manhattan is synonymous with Kansas State University and the amazing community surrounding it. This small, thriving city is also near Fort Riley, a US Army post.

When McCownGordon Construction opened the doors of its Manhattan office in 2014, we knew it was a good move. Manhattan had been recently rated by Forbes as the number one “Best Small Community for a Business and Career.

McCownGordon is committed to providing stable construction jobs and economic stimulation in the Manhattan community.

Things to See and Do

“The Little Apple” is a relaxed, friendly town in a gorgeous part of Kansas. It’s got big-city amenities like attractions and shopping, plus a bright purple Wildcat spirit that runs through the whole community! Manhattan packs a lot of punch for its size. Whether you love sports, outdoors, art, history, or fine dining—there’s something for you here.

Our Work in Manhattan

K-State Office Park Phase II | Corporate Construction

K-State Office Park Phase II. We performed building information modeling, safety work, preconstruction services, and collaborative delivery processes for Phase two of K-State Office Park. This project included the addition of a three story building to reinforce the university’s mission to be a place for innovation and collaboration. 

“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. McCownGordon conducts their business with relationships as the top priority—which is why they are often selected time and again by existing clients.”

-Greg Lohrentz, Chief Operating Officer KSU Foundation

Clay County Medical Center Addition and Renovation | Healthcare Construction

McCownGordon collaborated with HFG Architecture to complete the addition and renovation of the Clay County Medical Center, a critical access hospital in Clay Center, Kansas. We performed safety, preconstruction, collaborative delivery, and building information modeling services on the project. We completed all renovations within and adjacent to a fully operating hospital. Our extensive coordination ability and detailed communication enabled the medical professionals to keep operations smooth and uninterrupted.

The renovation includes a new surgery suite, labor and delivery rooms, patient rooms, a new main entrance and lobby. Updates were also made to the existing imaging suite, lab, offices, and support areas.

“Working with McCownGordon, we were able to come up with a project far above our expectations or the board or community’s expectations.” 

-Austin Gillard, Chief Operating Officer, Clay County Medical Center

Flint Hills Discovery Center | Cultural Construction

The historic Flint Hills are one of Kansas’ most iconic and beautiful natural landmarks. Manhattan’s Flint Hills Discovery Center inspires people to celebrate, explore, and care for this 250 million year old band of hills. McCownGordon provided safety, preconstruction, collaborative delivery, and building information modeling services on this project. The scope included site development for the facility as well as an outdoor park and exhibit areas. 

The Center includes a lobby, museum store, cafe, core exhibit areas, flexible temporary exhibit areas, exhibit support areas, community rooms and an immersive 4d theater. There is also a cylindrical glass tower with a glass elevator, offering 360-degree views of the prairie and Manhattan. 

Services in Manhattan


We do things right from the outset. When you partner with McCownGordon, you get preconstruction services that include estimating, feasibility studies, financing analysis, ROI analysis and more. Preconstruction includes everything up to groundbreaking and ensures our clients, team leads and trade partners remain in constant and clear communication from day one. 

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Construction Technology

We are a technology leader in construction management and are considered by many to be the industry leader of the Manhattan community in construction technology. 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 can help you evaluate the construction delivery method for your project. Our experience has given us a lot of insight into which 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 higher level of transparency and efficiency for construction projects across the midwest.

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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 3 million work hours without a lost-time incident. 

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Specialty Services

Our specialty services department has engineers, architects and licensed commissioning professionals who are all experts in their fields. Specialty services through McCownGordon provide a great complement to the project team with unparalleled knowledge and focus.

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 provides 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
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A great place to work in Manhattan

We opened our Manhattan office to provide a higher quality service to our clients in Kansas and Nebraska. At McCownGordon, we always strive to deliver the best building experience. To us, that all starts with happy employees. It’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 a “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 Manhattan.

Ready to Join Us in Manhattan?

When you come to Manhattan to work with McCownGordon, you’re not just living in a great town. You’re working for a great company. 

Paid Time Off: Balancing your work and home life is important. In addition to nine paid holidays per year, our Manhattan 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 Manhattan office makes coming to work fun. 

Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.