Breaking Ground at Park University

In November, Straub Construction, and Park University broke ground on the new 26,000 square foot Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center.

The Farmer’s House

This Holiday season, Straub is proud to advocate for The Farmer’s House, who curated and packaged the holiday gifts for our partners, clients and friends.

45 employees. 7 days. 1 purpose.

We’ve wrapped up our 5th Annual Straub Week of Giving! This week especially, we’re feeling grateful for our employees and the amazing organizations we were involved with.

Dedicating a Week to Giving

We are excited to announce from November 18-27, Straub Construction is participating in our 5th annual Week of Giving!

The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Earlier this year, my wife and I traveled to New York and took a guided tour of the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum. This powerful experience featured interactive exhibits, narratives and artifacts of the tragic day in 2001.

Saving an Important Piece of History at Park University (Drone Video)

By Matthew Straub, Marketing Coordinator at Straub Construction.

300-Yard Journey

On August 7th, a little after 11:30am, the 300-yard journey to the top of the hill began on the campus of Park University. With the brand new school of business center being built, the little house currently in that location needed to be moved.

Built in 1845

The house on the Park University campus is thought to have been built in 1845 (it’s not every day you see full log floor joists).

 

A Piece of History Saved

This house was the residence of Parkville and Park University founder George S. Park. With so much history in the walls of this house, Park University decided it must be saved. Multiple news crews, dozens of University students and staff, and Parkville residence gathered at Park University. The historical house made its slow and careful voyage to its new home at the top of the hill.

Park University: Historic House Move from Straub Construction on Vimeo.

Feeding the Hungry at One City Cafe

By Matthew Straub, Marketing Coordinator at Straub Construction.

Chief

On July 31, over twenty members of our Straub Construction Family had the privilege of serving dinner at the One City Café at Bishop Sullivan Center. This time serving was particularly special because it is our first time serving since completing the renovation of the Café. It was also special because the meal was served in honor of Ernie Straub Jr (aka Chief) who loved and supported the Bishop Sullivan Center for decades.

 

Serving Food With Dignity

Serving for the first time in the newly renovated space, the differences are astounding. The space used to be very dark, dingy, and confined. Now, the One City Cafe has become a very spacious, well-lit, clean, and restaurant-style space. The Cafe now has an extremely positive and inviting feel. The One City Café is the epitome of what a food kitchen should be and is truly serving food with dignity to the people of Kansas City.

On the night we served, 224 adults and 14 kids were fed a healthy and nutritious meal. The menu featured a balanced meal of “breakfast for dinner”. The meal consisted of eggs, hash browns, French toast, a choice of turkey or pork sausage, fruit, and yogurt. Everyone ate and had their fill.

Over 6,530 Meals Served in July

During the month of July, the One City Café fed an average of 217 people per night and served lunch to 67 people per day. That is a total of over 6,530 meals served in the month of July alone. The One City Café at Bishop Sullivan Center is truly doing amazing things for the hungry in Kansas City, and we are humbled to be a part of this great organization. It was a great pleasure to serve at the One City Café, and we look forward to serving again soon.

For more information about volunteering or donating, visit the Bishop Sullivan Center website https://www.bishopsullivan.org/

CREW Kansas City’s Annual Dinner

By Hannah Morrey Brown, Project Manager at Straub Construction.

CREW Kansas City - 2019 Annual Membership DinnerI recently had the opportunity to help organize the annual CREW Kansas City membership dinner. I’ve been a member of CREW KC since November 2017 and have had the opportunity to serve on a committee, volunteer with fellow CREW women, and participate in CREW’s mentorship program.

CREW Network, which stands for Commercial Real Estate Women, started in Kansas City in 1987 and has grown to over 100 members from around the metro.

“CREW KC was formed with the intention of banding together the women of Kansas City’s commercial real estate industry to further the dialogue about women in real estate and collaborate professionally.”

CREW hosts a variety of events from quarterly luncheons on local market topics, networking morning coffees, and local job site tours.

Our dinner provided the opportunity to introduce new members to CREW and provide information about how to get further involved. We were also honored to have Gayle Packer, CEO of Terracon, speak on the many different paths your career can take and how to always be ready to accept a new challenge.

It was a great evening welcoming new members and celebrating CREW’s local accomplishments!

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Remember and Honor – Memorial Day 2019

This Memorial Day, we are forever grateful for the ultimate sacrifice of those who died for this country.

May their courage and dedication never be forgotten.

Memorial Day 2019

Top Moments of 2018

By Joe Riedel, Director of Business Development at Straub Construction

There were so many good stories that happened in 2018. It was challenging to pick our favorites! We decided to focus on stories that had the most impact on our team and the Kansas City community. If you missed any of these stories, this is a great way to catch up!

Boy on the Bridge – 2/21/18

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Ten Years in the Office, Time to Hit the Field – 5/2/18

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Bring Your Kids to Work Day is a Big Deal at Straub – 5/16/18

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The Straub Construction Picnic was a blast again this year!- 6/20/18

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Our Interns Lead a Project for the Olathe Pregnancy Center – 8/29/18

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Straub now has a certified drone pilot. Our first mission was St. Paul Catholic Church. – 9/19/18

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Matthew Straub in his Drone Pilot gear4

Straub Construction’s 2018 Week of Giving – 11/28/18

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Looking forward to many more stories in 2019!