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General Contractors for Commercial Construction and Remodeling Projects

Why It’s Absolutely Critical to Choose the Right General Contractor

Picking your general contractor is arguably the most important decision regarding the overall success of your commercial construction or renovation project. The General Contractor (GC) is the point person for all construction resources and ultimately responsible for the final quality of the construction project, as well as adherence to the timeline and designated budgets.

If a low-quality general contractor is selected, you can bet that your project will undoubtedly experience cutting corners, unmet deadlines, and an inferior completed construction project.

Koehn Building Systems’ Unique Approach as a General Contractor

Our Focus on Balancing Design and Functionality

Our team does not just consist of excellent builders; we are also seasoned designers.  While aesthetics are certainly very important, we also want to make sure the building makes sense for your short-term and long-term needs.  As such, we carefully balance aesthetic design and functionality.  For example, when we designed a tire auto shop, we ran simulations and tests to verify the building had proper clearances for all types of vehicles that may one day be serviced within the facility.

Our Attention to Detail

The most common feedback we get from our customers is regarding our superior level of attention to detail.  In everything we do, we want the job to be done the right way, the first time.  Instead of merely reacting to issues that present themselves, we do our best to proactively anticipate and prepare for the what-ifs in order to make the design and construction process as smooth and enjoyable as possible for all parties involved. 

Our General Contracting Services

Examples of Services Commonly Included in Our Commercial Construction Projects

Naturally, a general contractor can perform a drastic number of services on any given project. Which services our team will perform on your specific project will be based upon your needs, third parties engaged on the project, and resources available. The following are just a few examples of common tasks incorporated within our general contracting services:

  • Site Analysis

  • Space Planning

  • Budget Analysis

  • Schematic Design

  • Zone Planning

  • Permit Applications

  • Project Drawings

  • Master Planning and Phasing

  • Planning and Development

  • Interior Design

  • Exterior Elevations

  • New Construction

  • Remodels and Renovations

  • Soil Sampling and Testing

  • Construction Management

  • Built-In Furniture Construction

  • Construction Documents

  • Functionality Testing

  • Demolition and Clean Up

Who Uses Our General Contracting Services?

Note that our General Contracting services are dedicated specifically for commercial and agricultural projects.  We do not offer any residential services.  As such, we have two primary groups of individuals who utilize our General Contracting services:


If you’re an architect looking for a general contractor to bring your incredible designs to fruition, we are here to help. We work with numerous architects around the Missouri and Kansas region and have built a reputation for quality and timely work.

Building Owners/Property Managers

If you are the ultimate building owner or building owner’s representative, we can work with you directly as the general contractor and interface on all aspects of design and construction management. 

Common Questions About General Contractors

Do I need an architect in order to utilize your general contracting services?

We often work hand-in-hand with architects to make their vision become a reality. However, since Koehn Building Systems offers design services in-house, not all projects require an architect. We can work directly with the building owner to take the project all the way from idea stage to completion, including all design needs in between.

Can I be involved in the subcontractor selection process?

We have a list of preferred subcontractors that we’ve worked with for decades.  However, if you have a preferred subcontractor for a particular portion of the project, please alert us to this during the initial quoting process.

Do you offer post-occupancy services?

We do not offer post-occupancy or maintenance services. However, if you are looking for a recommendation for a particular trade vendor, certainly let us know, and we can point you in the right direction.

Getting Started with Our General Contracting Services

If you are interested in learning more about having our company serve as a General Contractor on your next new construction or renovation project, do not hesitate to reach out. We would love to meet with you and learn more about your project to determine if we are the right fit. To schedule a complimentary initial consult, please give us a call at 417-395-4305 or fill out our contact form online.

Content Reviewed by Steve Koehn