Exacting Sitework for Successful Construction

Building from the ground up

Excavation Contractors in Kansas City

Kissick Construction Company is often the first team on the site of a project. Among the leading excavation contractors in Kansas City, we pride ourselves on understanding the technical requirements necessary to successfully accomplish everything from moving earth and demolition to finish grading and landscaping. Our specialty is bringing together many different disciplines to prepare a site for the next stages of construction.

Earthwork Services

Earthwork isn’t just about moving dirt around. At Kissick Construction we use the latest technology to calculate how much material is needed to be removed from the site or brought on site.

Our survey department and experienced estimators work in unison to estimate material quantities accurately and to come up with ways to save the owner money. Earthwork is normally the first scope of work performed and cost savings on the front end of the project can be extremely important to the project’s overall budget. Having accurate information is crucial in the overall efficiency of labor and equipment. Using the information gathered by our experienced survey team, our talented project team can decide on the right equipment and the right amount of labor. At Kissick we also perform clearing and grubbing, pavement demolition, structural excavation, fly ash stabilization and much more.

Team Lead

David Kissick



DAVID KISSICK | Vice President / Estimator


Utilities, Trenchless Technology, Site Development


David has served in many capacities at Kissick during his 20+ years of experience. From low-man on a crew to pipe foreman to “gopher” in the office to estimating and managing multi-million dollar projects, David has experienced a lot in his young career. David serves as an estimator on a variety of underground utility and earthwork projects. He has also led the firm’s expansion into self-performing trenchless sewer pipe rehabilitation work.

Fun Fact

He is a 5th generation Kissick in the construction business. He has 5 children with his wife Monica, and a Border Collie named Roxy.

Earthwork Services

Crushing and Recycling of Concrete, Rock and Aggregates

Our mobile crushing process can take demolished concrete and excavated rock and crush it into material that can be used on site. For example, we can take demolished sidewalk and curb from an existing site and crush it into AB-3 material to be used for the building pad of a proposed building. This can result in significant cost savings to the client and keeps demolished concrete out of our landfills.

Site Grading and Preparation for Roads and Buildings

Kissick Construction is a full service earthwork, grading, and excavation contractor in Kansas City. No challenge is too big and no project is too small. Whether it’s moving 2 million cubic yards on a single project or a much smaller project, Kissick Construction doesn’t say no to opportunity.

Fly-Ash Stabilization

Whether in preparation for road projects, slope stabilization, or reduction of soil expansion and contraction around buildings, our crews are experienced in the utilization of fly-ash to stabilize soils.


Landfill Construction and Environmental Compliance

Kissick Construction is practiced in meeting the exacting regulatory and engineering requirements of landfill construction through our attention to detail and multidisciplinary skill set. Additionally, Kissick has experience with the unique challenges of contaminated brownfield sites.


Featured Project Profiles

CenterPoint Properties Site Development

This project involved the site development of a 160 acre site in south Kansas City. Kissick Construction was the general contractor for the project and self-performed all of the work except for asphalt paving and electrical lighting installation for what would become the CenterPoint - Kansas City Southern Intermodal Center.

Earthwork, Utilities

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AQCS Upgrades – Lawrence Energy Center

Kissick Construction acted as prime contractor for the Air Quality Control System upgrade of the Lawrence Energy Center, a multi-unit coal-fired power generating station.

Deep Foundation Systems, Earthwork, Engineered Shoring, Industrial, Structural Concrete

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Hwy-150 Outer Roads Improvements – Grandview, MO

Kissick teamed with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company in a design-build venture for the extension of the outer road systems east of Interstate I-49 and north of Missouri Route 150. The project completed key connections between Route 150 and the I-49 outer road systems, and included a new road and pre-cast girder bridge creek crossing, a lighted pedestrian tunnel and a bicycle repair station to the park and trail system along Highway 150.

Roads & Bridges, Earthwork

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A small sample of our many clients

Axiom Construction Group
North Kansas City Hospital - Meritas Health

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From Our Partners

“Your team performed at the top of their game –  they kept safe, accomplished a quality installation, and in an extremely timely fashion – all while you worked through 3-½” of rain… 
During normal operations or challenging times I know we want Kissick on our side.
I honestly still can’t figure out how you did all that work in those conditions. From the NKCH family – THANK YOU SO MUCH!”

– Nic Riesenberg, CHFM, CHC, LEED

Vice President of Facilities and Support Services, North Kansas City Hospital

“On behalf of Turner and the NKCH team, we want to thank you all for your hard work this past weekend. Not only did you work around the clock to complete an already difficult task, you did it in non-favorable weather conditions. It’s projects and tasks like this that remind us why we choose to partner with Kissick.”

– Nick Durand, LEED Green Assoc.

Kansas City SPD Division Manager, Turner Construction Company

“We have had a long standing relationship with Kissick Construction and are looking forward to future endeavors together. Most recently on the Kauffman Stadium Project you could not have assembled a better team. This was a difficult project with considerable time constraints that went very smoothly because of their efforts.”

– Travis Lourens

Vice-President/Partner, Kelly Construction Group

“It’s really been a joy to work with them. They are not only great contractors, but incredible people first. We look forward to many more opportunities working with them in the future.”

– Vince Stephens

President, Axiom Construction Group

“I wouldn’t recommend digging a 38 foot deep pit in the center of your manufacturing plant without Kissick.”

– Dan Bruyn

Director of Operations, Pentair Flow Technologies

“The can-do attitude of the Kissick group is infectious. It positively impacts everyone it touches.”

– Rodney Michalka

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Turner Construction

“There is no better compliment to an organization than to continue to receive work from clients based on relationships and satisfaction. Kissick goes above and beyond in both of those areas.”

– M.R. Wehrly, P.E.

Engineering Manager, Energy, Black & Veatch

“I don’t work with another company I trust more than the owners and associates at Kissick.”

– Ron Lockton

President, Lockton Companies

“As a customer, having high-caliber customer-focused companies such as Kissick to participate in our projects, makes life a lot easier.”

– John Frick

Director Electrical Production Engineering, Kansas City Board of Public Utilities

“From the earliest days of planning the project all the way through the punch list, the Kissick Team’s expertise, experience and skills were integral to our success.”

– Sarah Hill Nelson

President, The Bowersock Mills and Power Company

“Nothing ahead of you is bigger or stronger than the power of Kissick Construction behind you.”

– Nan Tiehen Bone

President, St. Teresa’s Academy