Real estate developer Ernest J. Straub, Sr. laid the foundation for Straub Construction in Kansas City in 1920 when he began his construction services as a real estate developer of homes, churches and schools in the Country Club Plaza and Mission Hills areas of Greater Kansas City.
This passion for real estate and construction was passed along to his son, Ernie Straub Jr., when he entered the industry building houses after the Korean War. With a background in engineering, he was initially sought out for his construction expertise and that soon evolved to be the driving force in major real estate developments.
By the 60’s and 70’s, Ernie Straub Jr. had begun making a name for Straub Construction by delivering high quality building projects throughout the Greater Kansas City area.
Continuing with the family tradition, Ernie Straub, Jr. and Ernie Straub III joined together in 1987 and further solidified Straub Construction as a leader in the industry based on the company’s commitment to building quality construction – on time and within budget. With the guidance of Ernie Straub III, Straub Construction evolved into a full service general contractor and experienced significant growth in the 1990s.
Today, Straub Construction is proud to celebrate over 99 years building the Kansas City landscape. Under the current leadership of Ernie Straub III, Parker Young and Dan VanDonge, Straub Construction continues to serve the construction industry with the same reliable, ethical, award winning service that has made us Kansas City’s most trusted general contractor.