14 Local Construction Services Firms, Including 12 Minority- and Women-owned Businesses, Now on Board CWC's KCI Team.
Clark | Weitz | Clarkson is busy building a local team to deliver a new gateway for Kansas City. The construction joint venture team has added two Kansas City-based companies to its team roster. U.S. Engineering Company and Capital Electric Construction Company – firms with deep local roots – were recently awarded design-build contracts with CWC for mechanical and electrical services, respectively. Both firms are constructing teams of local partners and suppliers to support their efforts on the airport mega project.
The awards followed an extensive evaluation process that involved a proposal submission and in-person interviews. U.S. Engineering and Capital Electric were selected based on their credentials, including capacity and past performance on large-scale projects, and their commitment to building a diverse team.
Founded in Kansas City in 1893, U.S. Engineering Company is among the most experienced mechanical contractors in the nation. The company has provided mechanical solutions for projects on a national scale, and has a diverse portfolio of local work, such as the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and Children’s Mercy Park (home of Sporting KC), among countless others. The firm is building an ensemble cast of project partners to provide mechanical services at KCI. The team currently includes Kansas City-based certified minority- and women-owned firms:
• Alexander Mechanical (MBE)
• LMG Construction (WBE)
• Premier Mechanical Products (WBE)
• Pro Metals/Pro Insulation (MBE)
• Vazquez Construction (MBE)
Capital Electric delivers a full range of construction, engineering, and integrated services across a variety markets, including aviation. The 61-year-old organization has successfully completed myriad projects throughout the region, including local landmarks such as Arrowhead Stadium and the Cerner Corporation Continuous Campus. The company has assembled a deep bench of local talent to deliver electrical services on the new terminal, including:
• Mark One Electric (WBE)
• Alpha Energy & Electric (MBE)
• Max Electric (WBE)
• Kansas City Electric Supply (WBE)
• Whatever It Takes (MBE)
• EG Tech (MBE)
• Wilkerson Crane (WBE)
Both U.S. Engineering and Capital Electric have demonstrated an early commitment to maximizing opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses, and remain committed to helping CWC exceed the project’s participation goals for construction services (20% MBE, 15% WBE). The companies have plans to add additional Kansas City, Missouri-certified firms to round out their teams. Firms interested in opportunities should contact:
Capital Electric Construction Company
Ed Downey, President
U.S. Engineering Company
Stephen Hancock, VP Project Development
The organizations will host a Meet & Greet outreach event later this month to connect with local firms and fill remaining spaces on their respective teams. Mechanical and electrical subcontractors and suppliers interested in opportunities on the KCI New Terminal project are encouraged to participate. Event details will be announced shortly.
This is only the beginning of an extensive year-long construction procurement process for the KCI New Terminal. The CWC team has plans to host additional subcontractor outreach events throughout the coming months to amplify the number of roles filled by minority- and women-owned Kansas City-based businesses.
The U.S. Engineering and Capital Electric teams add to a growing list of local Edgemoor partners that collectively includes 40 Kansas City-based businesses -- 33 of which are certified minority-and women-owned firms.