If you get right down to it, McCownGordon Construction is dedicated to building a better Kansas City.
Obviously, most people know the firm for its work on projects like Church of the Resurrection, the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center and the 21c Savoy Hotel. Its buildings are some of the biggest and most beautiful in the region.
But McCownGordon also makes important contributions to building up the people of the community.
Co-founders Pat McCown, who is retiring as CEO at the end of the year, and Brett Gordon encourage their team members to donate their time to community and charity work. The company itself gives at least 10 percent
of its revenue to philanthropy every year.
Emphasis on “at least.” So far, the company has surpassed the 10 percent goal almost every year since its founding in 1999. And Pat and his wife, Beth, also donate their time and resources to organizations such as City Union Mission, the Kansas City Rescue Mission and others.
McCownGordon is committed to building a better workplace for its team, too. Earlier this year, the company won a When Work Works Award from the Society for Human Resource Management, which saluted its flexible-workplace policies.