Engineered Shoring

Your KC Source for Engineered Shoring

Safe & Stable Work Environment

Shoring in Kansas City

Kissick Construction’s shoring expertise provides a safe and strong working environment for the construction process.

Our team will design and build shoring systems to retain earth, water and adjacent structures when excavation is required.

Turnkey Approach

Our professional field technicians work together with our project engineers to develop a turnkey approach to shoring.

Team Lead

Pete Browne



PETE BROWNE | President


Structural and Industrial Concrete


As co-founder of Kissick Construction, Pete has over 30 years of experience and leadership in the construction industry. He has developed a strong reputation for providing innovative thinking to solve complex engineering challenges. As President of the company, he shares his personal philosophy with the team at Kissick: work hard to complete a project you are proud to own. Love what you do and take time to share your talents with your co-workers and your community.

Fun Fact

He is an enormous live music fan and attends concerts whenever he can.

Engineered Shoring Services

Steel Sheet Pile Walls
and Bulkheads

Kissick’s shoring expertise includes sheet pile walls for deep excavations and bulkheads in freshwater environments. Sheet pile walls provide structural resistance by utilizing the full section of the structural pile.

Changed marine to freshwater and Removed sentence: The full sheet pile wall is formed by connecting the joints of adjacent sheet pile sections in sequential installation.

Design/Build Earth
and Rock Shoring Systems

Kissick Construction has the in-house resources and technical expertise to turnkey the design and construction of any earth and / or rock shoring system — for both permanent or temporary installations.

Slurry Walls

Slurry wall construction is one of Kissick’s many areas of geotechnical technical expertise. We use this expertise to act as reinforced concrete walls in areas of soft earth close to open water, or with a high groundwater table.

Pressure Grouting Methods

Our team has the expertise and equipment to meet the specific needs of any situations where grout is needed to fill voids and stabilize soil conditions. Pressure grouting increases strength and decreases permeability, thus allowing the stabilized soil to serve engineering needs for foundation support and groundwater control.


Kissick is experienced with the installation of shotcrete by wet and dry procedures. The shotcrete placement process provides additional benefits, such as excellent bond with most substrates and instant or rapid capabilities, particularly on complex forms or shapes.


Kissick is experienced in the installation of tiebacks to provide or supplement lateral resisting force for retaining walls. Our team also installs tiebacks to stabilize existing retaining walls which are moving or deteriorating. Tiebacks can be used for both temporary and permanent applications.

Earth and Rock Anchors

Kissick Construction offers experience in the design and installation of mechanical ground and rock anchor systems. Ground anchors are effectively restraining devices used in many different types of structures including retaining walls, dams, wharves, bridge abutments and foundations for buildings.

Featured Project Profiles

Water One | Kansas River Jetty

Construction of a low water weir across the Kansas River with a permanent cellular cofferdam design using a series of sheet pile cells, compaction grouting, micropile installation, structural concrete cap, and structural modifications to the adjacent intake structure.

Deep Foundation Systems, Engineered Shoring

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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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Bowersock North Generation Facility

Kissick Construction led the design-build effort to construct a new hydroelectric generation facility on the Kansas River, including coordination of the engineering, architecture, and construction activities for the ownership team.

Deep Foundation Systems, Engineered Shoring, Industrial, Structural Concrete

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Power Generation Station Unit | Confidential Client

Kissick was the prime contractor for the construction of Unit 2, a new 750MW coal-fired generation plant adjacent to the existing unit, including all earthwork, engineered shoring, foundation auger-cast piling, structural concrete foundations, elevated cast-in-place concrete structures, flatwork, and underground mechanical and electrical duct bank systems.

Deep Foundation Systems, Engineered Shoring, Industrial, Structural Concrete

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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