construction frequently asked questions

Embarking on your career path in the robust construction industry, you may have questions about the construction companies you’re considering starting your career with. At MegaKC, we are continuously opening our doors with career opportunities and inviting job seekers to learn more about what it’s like working with an employee-owned construction company.

This comprehensive guide aims to answer any potential questions candidates may have about the various career opportunities at MegaKC. Continue reading below to learn more and discover how you can be a part of MegaKC’s mission to transform Kansas City, one project at a time.

Who is MegaKC?

Emerging as a cornerstone of the Kansas City region, MegaKC prides itself on leading the way in commercial construction. Since its founding in 1992, MegaKC has built a legacy grounded in a commitment to community and excellence. With a strong workforce of over 70 employee-owners, each individual produces meaningful work that contributes to the overall success and reputation of MegaKC construction services.

As an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) company, MegaKC operates uniquely, enabling it to self-perform a striking average of 65% of its workload. This ability underscores their robust capability and translates to over $40 million annually invested in local projects. This dedication is evident in their expansive portfolio, showcasing a range of successful undertakings from essential water facilities to pivotal transit systems.

The hallmark of MegaKC’s approach lies within its ownership model, which fosters a culture of innovation and accountability. This empowers the team to deliver top-tier results to public and private sector projects, with a unified goal of uplifting and enhancing neighborhoods across the Kansas City area. Behind every project lies a commitment to the intricacies of commercial construction, where standards of safety, quality, and community blend seamlessly to direct all efforts toward sustainable growth and excellence.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Prospective Employees

If you’re considering a career with MegaKC, you likely have a range of questions about the application process, the potential for growth, and the unique benefits of working with an employee-owned construction firm. Below, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you navigate your journey into a rewarding construction career with MegaKC.

What types of projects does MegaKC specialize in?

MegaKC offers a wide range of services, including design-build, construction management, site development, and general construction, catering to various client needs​​. When clients work with us, they can be sure that industry experts in various fields will provide high-quality solutions for their needs.

MegaKC is involved in every aspect of construction for commercial projects, including site work, electrical, plumbing, water lines, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, concrete flatwork, structural concrete, roads, parking lots, manufacturing facilities, and buildings. Over the years, we’ve worked with manufacturing and industrial businesses, local schools and colleges, and local, state, and federal government agencies.

How do I apply for a job at MegaKC?

Joining the MegaKC team starts with a visit to our careers page, where you can browse current openings. Submit your application through our online portal with your resume and any other required documentation. Our apprenticeship program is an excellent entry point for those seeking hands-on experience and career growth in the construction industry.

What benefits does MegaKC offer?

As a part of the MegaKC family, you’ll enjoy a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive wages, benefits, and a supportive work environment that champions diversity and community-focused construction. Additionally, all hires become participants of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

How does an ESOP work?

An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) gives you an ownership stake in MegaKC. MegaKC makes annual stock contributions to every employee-owner based on their yearly compensation, which is held in a trust until the employee-owner reaches retirement age and is distributed to the employee-owner once they decide to retire. These benefits provide a meaningful retirement solution and promote long-term financial health and freedom.

What is a 401(k) Plan?

A 401(k) Plan is a tax-advantaged retirement savings account that allows you to invest a portion of your paycheck before taxes. Companies frequently use it to help employees save for retirement.

ESOP vs 401(k)?

While ESOP and 401(k) plans are valuable retirement strategies, the ESOP at MegaKC uniquely ties your contributions to the company’s success, offering the potential for amplified growth as the company thrives.

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Are there opportunities for career growth at MegaKC?

MegaKC is dedicated to your personal and professional evolution. Start with our apprenticeship program or take advantage of advancement opportunities shown on our 5-year organization chart to propel your construction industry career growth to new heights.

How does MegaKC promote diversity and inclusion?

MegaKC fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity is celebrated. We aim to create community-focused construction solutions by bringing together varied perspectives and backgrounds to every project we undertake.

What are MegaKC’s core values, and how do they influence daily operations?

Our four core values of Safety, Quality, Community, and Freedom are the bedrock of our operations. Everything we do is centered on these principles, from rigorous safety protocols on job sites to quality craftsmanship and a commitment to enhancing local communities.

MegaKC’s award-winning safety record is a testament to our strict adherence to best practices and continuous education, ensuring the well-being of our teams and promoting a culture of vigilance on every job site.

At MegaKC, quality is non-negotiable. We employ rigorous quality control standards, ongoing training, and the latest technology to guarantee that each project is executed to the highest levels of excellence.

Client satisfaction is a cornerstone of our philosophy. We work closely with our clients, maintaining transparent communication and meticulous attention to their needs throughout the construction process.

MegaKC’s ESOP offers higher job satisfaction, more meaningful work, promotes long-term financial literacy, financial health, and freedom. According to recent research by the National Center for Employee Ownership, employee-owners are more likely to have higher wages, receive larger retirement benefits, and are less likely to lose their job.

What types of projects does MegaKC specialize in?

MegaKC’s expertise is showcased in our wide-ranging projects, including water treatment and manufacturing facilities, roadways, sitework, parks, trails, sustainable construction efforts, and more, all reflecting our deep commitment to community-focused construction excellence.

How is MegaKC involved in community development?

As an integral part of the Kansas City area, MegaKC actively participates in projects that enrich the local community, such as building public amenities and contributing to neighborhood rejuvenation initiatives. We proudly support various nonprofit organizations in the Kansas City area, including The Salvation Army and Ronald McDonald House Kansas City, among many others, through monetary donations, service projects, and volunteering initiatives.

MegaKC also proudly supports organizations in our industry that train the next generation of construction workers and leaders. Additionally, we are partnering with both Pittsburg State University and The University of Central Missouri to provide scholarships for students involved in their construction programs.

What sets MegaKC apart from other general contractors in the Kansas City area?

Our employee-owned model that leads to meaningful work and our steadfast commitment to delivering high-quality construction with a focus on community engagement define the MegaKC difference in the general contracting realm.

How does MegaKC’s employee-owned model impact their work?

Each employee-owner at MegaKC plays a vital role in shaping our success. This shared ownership mentality instills a sense of pride and accountability in every project, translating to exceptional results for our clients.

Explore Career Opportunities at MegaKC and Help Us Build a Better Kansas City

As you think about your career trajectory, envision yourself being part of a construction company fundamentally rooted in shared success. Are you ready to be part of a dynamic team that’s shaping the Kansas City skyline?

At MegaKC, where every project is a testament to our dedication to quality, community, and innovation, your career is poised for unparalleled growth. Our 100% employee-owned structure isn’t just a benefit; it’s a promise of shared success and a gratifying work experience. By joining us, you become more than an employee – you become an integral part of a company that values your contribution and invests in your future.

Visit our careers page to discover how you can contribute to and benefit from our diverse, inclusive, and innovative construction projects. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting, MegaKC offers a nurturing environment where your skills are honed and your achievements are celebrated.

Reach out to MegaKC today and learn more about how you can take the first step towards a fulfilling and prosperous career journey. Let’s build something extraordinary together in Kansas City.