Last updated on July 4th, 2024 at 06:43 am

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. 


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.

ARCO National Construction Company

5150 NW Canal Street, Suite 110, Riverside, MO 64510

ARCO National Construction is an industry-leading design-build firm that has grown from a single office in St. Louis, MO, to 31 offices and more than 1,000 associates coast to coast. With a local team in the Kansas City region, ARCO operates with the strength of a national builder and the personalized attention of a small company. Throughout its 30-year history, the company has kept its core purpose of making the construction process enjoyable for clients and associates at its center, resulting in superiorly built facilities and countless repeat customers. ARCO’s unique design-build approach provides clients with complete, turnkey project delivery from site selection to building turnover.

The firm has completed over 4,200 projects across 48 states spanning all industry types including industrial, cold storage and food facilities, commercial/specialty, and tenant improvements. Featured is a 565,027 SF distribution facility in the greater Kansas City region for repeat client, Block Real Estate Services. The facility is located within the Lenexa Logistics Centre – a 117-acre Class A industrial park in which ARCO and Block have partnered to complete more than 3 million square feet of space. The facility features 56 dock positions, 36’ clear height, and a tilt-up concrete exterior. Additionally, the project included approximately 250,000 CY of rock blasting and crushing. ARCO is also currently building a 200,000 SF distribution facility within the park for end-user, MSI.

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. 


  • Alex Mericle

    Alex Mericle is the Chief Editor at General Contractors Magazine with five years of experience in the construction space. Alex has always had a strong interest in residential and commercial construction and architecture, and he has built up technical experience with building permit data, subcontractor operations, and materials procurement over the years. On top of his experience at General Contractors Magazine, he has prior experience at BuildZoom. His analytical skillset, honed through a degree in Business Analytics from Creighton University and from his work experience, allows him to transform complex construction data into actionable insights and useful, captivating content. Expertise: Residential and Commercial Construction, Building Permit Data, Home Design and Build, Architecture, Subcontractor Operations, Material Procurement Key Highlights: Over 5 years of experience writing and editing in the construction space, Chief Editor at General Contractors Magazine, Previous experience at BuildZoom Education: Creighton University, Degree in Business Analytics