World Headquarters

Melissa Lavin-Hickey

Melissa Lavin-Hickey

Director of Corporate Marketing
Email Melissa
P: 816-822-3024
F: 816-822-3516

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 and 2013, 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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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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Want to know what makes Burns & McDonnell a great place to work? Great Rated!, the organization behind the rankings used by Fortune magazine, shares details about what our people say and do that puts us on the list.

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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 fourth year in a row. 

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FORTUNE 100 Best Companies

Burns & McDonnell ranks 14th in FORTUNE's 2014 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. This is the third year in a row the firm has made the list. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Licensee.

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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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