Conco Construction, est. 1975, is one of the top 10 general contractors in Central Kansas. We moved to our new headquarters in 2015. Our 24-acre site gives us room to grow and serve the deepest backlog in the history of our company.
We believe two things differentiate our firm: our development of people and our ability to self-perform work.
Every company has its own language and does things a certain way. Conco Construction is a total rewards company. From market-competitive wages to travel reimbursement and features designed to promote physical and financial health, we’re invested in the success of our 185+-person team. We are sincerely interested in career satisfaction and the intentional development of future leadership.
Conco Construction is the home of Red White Blue Collar Careers, an initiative we launched in 2014 to address the skilled-trade labor shortage in South Central Kansas. Skilled trade shouldn’t be synonymous with the dirty end of the shovel. So, in the spirit of the Chrysler Super Bowl ads or the rebirth of Detroit, we’re reframing and elevating it.
The Conco “It’s Cool to be Blue” platform spotlights the skilled craftsman, a central figure in our American dream to own, invest, build and prosper. Actively reaching the next generation of workers, we’re building awareness among high-school guidance counselors for the critical need for skilled-trade labor. We’re predisposing parents to include skilled-trade careers in their discussions with their children.
The ability to self-perform gives us a strategic advantage on every project
Other contractors may claim to be able to self-perform aspects of a project, but for Conco, this is more than just rhetoric; it’s who we are. This competency allows us to more closely control budget, compress construction schedules, and ensure all team players are knowledgeable in every facet of the work. At the same time, self-performance controls the quality outcome of the project.
Conco has the in-house crews and equipment to self-perform:
- Steel erection
- Form carpentry
- Frame carpentry
- Finish carpentry
- Pre-engineered steel systems
For those times when we need to reach outside, we have developed an extensive database of suppliers and subcontractors in and around Wichita. With our knowledge of and experience with these companies, we are able to pre-qualify vendors in advance of distributing bid packages.
We have first-hand LEED construction experience
Conco is one of the few area contractors with first-hand LEED construction experience. Conco Construction was engaged in a design/build contract with the City of Wichita to build its “LEED Silver” Paratransit Facility. This was the City of Wichita’s first LEED-certified facility and was deemed extremely successful. We have two LEED-accredited professional project managers and one LEED-accredited professional licensed engineer on staff to help facilitate this type of work.
We’ve established a new facility performance division
Based on nearly two decades of work in facility maintenance and work orders valued at more than $20,000,000 during this time, we launched the Facility Performance Group in the fall of 2016. This ushers in a new season for Conco as we create a new paradigm for helping clients protect their most significant investment.