The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce has announced Alpha Energy and Electric as its 2017 Mr. K Award winner.
Ike Nwabuonwu, Alpha Energy’s CEO, accepted the Mr. K Award at the Chamber’s 31st annual small business celebration. The company also won International Small Business of the Year.
The company incorporated in 2005 and operated from a small office at the 18th & Vine Incubator. Today the engineering, procurement, and construction firm operates from its 10,000-square-foot headquarters in Kansas City’s urban core, and they are planning an expansion for later this year.
In addition to its work elsewhere in the US and internationally, Alpha Energy & Electric has been involved in numerous high-profile local projects. Among those are the downtown streetcar, the Kansas City Police Department’s East Patrol Campus/Crime Lab Project, the Sprint Center, the JE Dunn Corporate Headquarters and the renovation of Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums.
Alpha Energy and Electric was a Thinking Bigger Business Media 25 Under 25 award winner in 2013.
In addition to the Mr. K Award winner, several other companies were recognized in specialty categories:
- International Small Business of the Year // Alpha Energy and Electric
- Diverse Small Business Award // Webb Technology Group
- Entrepreneur Award // J. Rieger & Co.
- Legacy of Kansas City Award // Andrews McMeel Universal
The Mr. K Award winner is selected by a group of judges who narrow the field of applicants down to the Top 10 Small Businesses of the Year. Alpha Energy and Electric was selected to the Chamber’s Top 10 list last year as well. Companies are judged based on growth or sustainability in revenue, employee relations and service to the community.