Industrial construction projects are challenging and complex during both the design and construction phases. There are so many variations that come with specific programs and the numerous variables those needs generate. We’ve showcased five of Kansas City, Missouri’s best industrial contractors—the builders behind some of the city’s most noteworthy industrial spaces. Our editorial team selected these firms for their impressive client lists, extensive backgrounds in the sector, and their experience. Several of these companies have unique specialties and are also the recipient of numerous industry accolades. 


Kadean

1821 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

With over five decades of industry experience, Kadean provides its clients a complete and comprehensive range of commercial general contracting services. Since its inception, the firm has secured excellent partnerships with some of the area’s best and leading designers and subcontractors. The company operates out of its office in Kansas City and assists its clients from start to finish. It couples its stellar packages with in-house architectural work and has had the opportunity to work in some of the best areas throughout the midwest. 

Spanning over 203,116 square feet, this project is located in the heart of Kansas City. It was designed and constructed for the Trammell Crow Company. It features an excellent modern and contemporary theme. 


Crossland Construction

3252 Roanoke Road, Kansas City, MO 64111

Crossland Construction has been in business since 1977 and maintains associations with vital industry organizations like the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). It also prides itself on its national rankings in a variety of publications like the Engineering News-Record and Building Design + Construction. The former named it the 66th company on its Top 400 Contractors list; the latter named it 42nd on its Top 160 Contractors list. Crossland’s Kansas City division holds the company record in terms of a number of projects, which includes the previous and current records for the largest industrial project to date. The project below best embodies the firm’s talent and expertise. 

Designed and constructed for Northland Park, this 548,560-square-foot project was completed within a five-month timeframe. This new warehouse is the largest to date at the park and contains over 42 dock positions, four drive-in docks, and 130 trailer stalls. The company’s team collaborated with the professionals at studioNorth Architecture.


Brinkmann Constructors

16650 Chesterfield Grove Road, Suite 100, Chesterfield, MO 63005

Brinkmann Constructors operates out of several offices in St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, and Richmond. The firm has secured a national presence for itself and offers its clients a superb range of commercial general contracting work. The firm has a well-deserved reputation for completing all of its work on-time and within the agreed-upon budget. In terms of design, the firm can take on any project regardless of scale or complexity. The firm’s portfolio showcases several great warehouses, multifamily, and senior living projects. It has also worked on multiple government, healthcare, office, hospitality, and automotive spaces. 

The firm is the product of the vision of its founder and namesake, Bob Brinkmann. He graduated from the  University of Missouri-Rolla (now known as Missouri University of Science & Technology) with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. His experience includes serving on several boards, including Junior Achievement of Mississippi Valley, Missouri University of Science & Technology, the Regional Business Council, and the St. Louis Police Foundation. 


Fogel-Anderson Construction Co.

1212 East Eighth Street, Kansas City, MO 64106

With over a hundred years worth of industry experience, Fogel-Anderson Construction is one of the oldest firms on this list. It provides prospective clients with a complete and comprehensive range of commercial design and general contracting work. The firm is currently led by Greg Harrelson, who also serves as the company’s preconstruction leader. He draws inspiration from over three decades of industry experience. That experience includes years working as a field superintendent, as well as an estimator. He makes sure that each of the company’s projects receives the benefit of his experience. Under his watchful eye, the firm has put together an impressive portfolio.

This project was completed for Belfonte Dairy Foods, and the building serves as the company’s headquarters and distribution center. The firm’s team had to work on over 10,800 square feet for its expansion and 47,700 square feet for its main structure.