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 2,300 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.
The Kansas City Business Journal names Burns & McDonnell the #1 large workplace in Kansas City. It's our fourth time in the top spot and our 10th consecutive year on the list. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
Our clients are important to us, and we're proud to have earned PSMJ's Premier Award for Client Satisfaction for the sixth year in a row. Learn more