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ARCO Named 17th Largest Design/Build Firm by Engineering News Record

We are thrilled to announce that ARCO has moved up 11 spots from #28 to #17 on ENR’s Top 100 Design/Build Firms list. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our associates, the ARCO family of companies grew significantly in 2016! We look forward to continued growth and success in the year to come. 

ARCO-KC Welcomes New Project Manager Derek Schoeneberg

Derek comes to ARCO with a degree from University of Missouri and past intern experience here at our ARCO-KC office. In his role as project manager, Derek will be responsible for total project oversight. He will be estimating, scheduling, focusing on cost control, and managing the design and construction teams. Derek will ensure that the construction process is an enjoyable one for all parties by working closely with clients, subcontractors, and associates from concept to completion. We are excited to have Derek join the ARCO-KC team!

Midwest Gateway Groundbreaking

ARCO KC Celebrates Midwest Gateway Industrial Park Groundbreaking.

Midwest Gateway project team members including local developer, Copaken-Brooks and Boston based, Foxfield Ventures, recently celebrated the groundbreaking of their new industrial park in Edgerton, KS. The speculative park is a located less than half a mile from the BNSF Intermodal. The park will include two buildings totaling 480,000 SF. Construction of the facilities has begun and is expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2018.

“This is the first project of its kind in Edgerton that will be designed for ‘smaller’ users, small being relative, I suppose,” said [Russel] Pearson, who is co-brokering the project along with Nathan Anderson and Bucky Brooks. “We will be targeting distribution, manufacturing, and warehousing users who understand what drayage savings means for their businesses; as well as providing the opportunity to own or lease a custom-built facility in an irreplaceable location.”

“The supply and demand drivers for this size of building are unmet at the BNSF Intermodal,” said Aaron Schlagel, vice president, development at Copaken Brooks. “The buildings allow flexibility for industrial users who need a more efficient building footprint and increased operational efficiencies due to Midwest Gateway’s unique locational benefits.” Klaus, Krista. “Midwest Gateway Groundbreaking Signals New Industrial Product for Booming Edgerton.” Metro Wire Media. N.p., 1 June 2017. Web.

Night rendering of the Midwest Gateway buildings elevation.



Each of the speculative facilities will be designed to accommodate multiple tenants and constructed of tilt-up concrete with architectural glass. 

Click here for more information on the properties. 

ARCO Named on Engineering News- Record’s Top 400 Contractors List!

We are thrilled to once again be named on Engineering News-Record’s Top 400 Contractors list! 2016 was a major growth year for ARCO, landing us 21 spots higher on the list at #72. We are incredibly grateful for our associates and customers, whose dedication to the ARCO way has made our overwhelming success possible.


ARCO-KC Completes LLC North, Building #1

ARCO-KC recently completed construction of a 635,800 square foot speculative warehouse in the Lenexa Logistics Centre for repeat client, Block Development. The project is ARCO’s second in the park, with a third building under construction for a total of nearly 1,400,000 square feet. When complete, the eCommerce-ready business park will offer roughly 1,700,000 square feet of bulk industrial/warehouse space with multi-tenant occupancy. The Centre is ideally suited for a distribution headquarters, a high-tech assembly facility, a data center, or a high-density logistics center.

Some of the features of the tilt-up concrete constructed facility include: 36’ clear height, 32 dock positions with dock seals, swing lights, and mechanical levelers; 50’x52’ interior bays and 65’x52’ staging bays; four motor operated drive-in doors; 3000 Amp electrical service; 25 fc level lighting achieved Thru T5 HO Fluorescent Light Fixtures with motion sensors; mechanically fastened 45 mil TPO roof system with r-20 insulation; and four featured entrances.

About Block Development Company
Block Construction Services has become a leader in the area of development by consistently demonstrating its ability to successfully develop mixed-use business parks, industrial facilities, high-tech centers, office buildings, and medical office facilities. As a result, our company’s development projects have helped shape skylines and landscapes throughout the country.

ARCO-KC Named One of Five Top Contractors in KC

Celebrate! ARCO KC has been named the 5th largest general contractor in the KC metro area with local office billings over $85 million. 2016 was a record breaking year for the whole ARCO enterprise, with over $1.1 billion in sales generated from 11 affiliate offices! Great job, ARCO team!

Read the Business Journal Article Here

ARCO-KC New Project Announcement

ARCO KC is excited to team up Copaken Brooks on their first new industrial development, Midwest Gateway. The speculative park, located in Edgerton, KS – less than half a mile from the BNSF intermodal facility, will include two buildings totaling 480,000 SF. Construction of the facilities will begin in May and is expected to be ready for occupancy in February.

About Copaken-Brooks
With experience as owners, brokers, developers and managers, Copaken-Brooks’ owner mentality has allowed our clients to “do better deals” for nearly 100 years. That breadth of experience allows Copaken Brooks to manage even the most complex projects from inception to completion and beyond. A Kansas City-based, nationally acclaimed provider of commercial real estate and investment services founded in 1922, Copaken-Brooks provides corporate services throughout all 50 U.S. states and Canada. Today, Copaken Brooks leases and manages 4 million square feet of retail, office, industrial, and mixed-uses pace, with numerous real estate projects in predevelopment phases. Over the company’s history, they have developed 14 million square feet of commercial property.

About ARCO
Founded in 1992 on the principle that construction should be an enjoyable and beneficial process for our associates and customers, ARCO has grown to become a leader in the design/build industry with offices in 11 major markets and hundreds of employees nationwide. As the 27th largest design/build general contractor in the United States, ARCO offers the strength and presence of a national builder with the personalized attention of a small company. We provide our clients with complete, turnkey project delivery from site selection to building turn over. Our professional, qualified team of engineers, project managers, superintendents and architects are capable of designing and building the most demanding projects anywhere in the country. We pride ourselves in offering the best, most cost effective, single source solutions and adding value to every project.

Follow the link below to learn more about this exciting project.

KC Business Journal Article on Copaken Brooks New Project

ARCO-KC Wins 2016 Concrete Construction Award

ARCO KC is honored to have been named the winner of the 2016 Concrete Construction Awards for low-rise buildings by the Kansas City Chapter of the American Concrete Institute. The structure, which contains a closed loop wind tunnel capable of generating wind speeds up to 175 mph, has been recognized for its exceptional concrete design and construction. Congratulations to the project team whose hard work and dedication made this unique and challenging project a success. The award is being presented on February 1st at the Flit Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, Kansas.

ARCO-KC Welcomes New Project Coordinator Paula Pearcy

Paula comes to ARCO with a degree from University of Missouri – Kansas City. She has over 17 years of experience and hopes to become a valued asset to the company. In her role as project coordinator, Paula will be responsible for assisting and supporting project managers and superintendents, ensuring that they are prepared, organized, and informed. We are excited to have Paula join the ARCO-KC team!

ARCO-KC Welcomes New Project Manager Scott Brown

Scott comes to ARCO with a degree from the Missouri University of Science & Technology. He started his career working as a geotechnical engineer and over time became his a geotechnical department manager. In his role as project manager, Scott will be responsible for overseeing all construction management responsibilities including scheduling, cost and quality control, subcontractor communications, invoicing, warranties, and final closeout. We are excited to have Scott join the ARCO-KC team!