World Headquarters

Joe Brooks

Joe Brooks

Director of Corporate Marketing
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P: 816-822-3152
F: 816-822-3028

World Headquarters

9400 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114
P: 816-333-9400
F: 816-822-3028

In 1898 our corporate founders, Clinton Burns and Robert McDonnell, selected Kansas City as their home base after looking for a central location with plenty of potential water and sewer clients within a day's travel. Since then, the Burns & McDonnell World Headquarters has grown to fill three office buildings with more than 2,200 employee-owners.

Today more than 350 engineering, architectural, construction, environmental and consulting services are offered to our clients.

People needn't look far for the many ways the company touches their lives every day. From the water they drink, to the air they breathe, from the airport and roads they travel to the electricity that powers their homes and businesses, Burns & McDonnell is there contributing to the quality of life.



Since 2006, Burns & McDonnell has annually made the top 10 of The Kansas City Business Journal's Best Places to Work, and in 2012, we ranked #1 among large companies. Readers of Ingram's magazine also voted Burns & McDonnell as Kansas City's favorite engineering firm.

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Employee ownership is intrinsic to what makes Burns & McDonnell a great place to work. We're proud that the ESOP Association has named us the 2012 Employee-Owned Company of the Year.

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Giving back is part of who we are as a company, and it starts at the very top. We're excited that our chairman and CEO, Greg Graves, was named the 2012 Kansas City Business Philanthropist of the Year. He has boosted our commitment to the communities where we live and work as a company and as individuals.

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Our clients are important to us, and we're proud to have earned PSMJ's Premier Award for Client Satisfaction for the third year in a row. 

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FORTUNE 100 Best Companies

Burns & McDonnell ranks 18th in FORTUNE's 2013 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. This is the second year in a row the firm has made the list.

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As Burns & McDonnell pursues fast-track growth in new markets with a strategy of hiring the best of the best, the firm is named the ENR Midwest Design Firm of the Year.

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