Long Story Short About Clarkson’s History

Way back in 1880, when G.G. (George) Clarkson founded the grading contractor that grew into Clarkson Construction Company, he used the muscle of men, mules and horses to clear and excavate home sites in the riverside boomtown of Kansas City. The pillars on which Clarkson was originally founded live on today. Strengths such as efficiency, trust, hard work, communication, and integrity make Clarkson one of the Midwest’s largest and most diversified heavy contractors. Now in its sixth generation, family-owned Clarkson Construction has set a standard for the region. Find out more about Clarkson Construction projects below.

Highway Construction

It would be a challenge to travel around the Kansas City Metro area and not drive across a highway built by Kansas City’s own Clarkson Construction. We self-perform nearly all of the services required to successfully build, maintain, repair or expand our local, state and national roadways. Projects – Johnson County Gateway Project, Grandview Triangle, I-435/I-70/US-40

Site Development and Grading

Site Development and Grading – More Than Just a Solid Foundation Highway construction projects, private/commercial developments, residential developments, power plants or even golf courses, Clarkson Construction continues to serve as one of the region's premier site development and grading companies since 1880. Projects – Hallmark, Village West and the Legends, Oak Park Mall, National Golf Club and Community

Bridge Construction

Beginning with mid-1900s projects like the Paseo Bridge, to recent projects like the Christopher S. Bond Bridge over the Missouri River and the I-35 bridge near downtown Kansas City - Clarkson Construction has been one of the region's busiest bridge construction companies of the past century. Projects – Christopher S. Bond Bridge, Broadway Bridge over I-670, I-35

Concrete Paving

Clarkson Construction lays miles and miles of new highways throughout the Midwest, using the latest technology, and years of experience with concrete-paving slipform machinery. Projects – Grandview Triangle, I-435, 69 Highway