HDR Expanding Kansas City Office
HDR has consolidated its presence in the Kansas City metropolitan area into one location, and has future plans to expand the space and add to the number of its employees.
According to Joe Drimmel, senior vice president and area manager for Missouri and Kansas, HDR has moved 166 staff members from three metro offices into one Kansas City location at 10450 Holmes Road. The staff in that location also includes HDR Constructors — headquartered in Kansas City and a wholly owned subsidiary of HDR, Inc. — which provides integrated delivery construction solutions for engineering and architecture projects across the country.
“The decision to consolidate offices into one centralized location in the metro was motivated by a desire to gain efficiencies, combine our staff’s talent, build teamwork among the groups and expand our services,” Drimmel said. “It makes business sense to bring all of our services into one location to better serve the greater Kansas City metro and surrounding areas, especially with plans for hiring more staff.”
Drimmel said there are plans to hire 25 new staff members in the near future, ranging from senior to junior personnel. The office provides engineering services for: water, wastewater, storm sewer, highways, local roads, transit, freight rail, aviation, power transmission/distribution, development, and the oil industry, along with construction services.
Out of its Kansas City office, HDR has delivered three of the area’s most significant infrastructure projects in recent years — the Kansas City Downtown Streetcar (City of KCMO/KC Streetcar Authority), the Johnson County Gateway (Kansas Department of Transportation) major multi-interchange reconfiguration, and the Edgerton Intermodal Facility (BNSF) at Logistics Park Kansas City. These projects have garnered numerous local and national awards cited for design excellence, positive impacts to the local economy, and quality of life for surrounding communities. HDR is also a key team member supporting the expansion of the Tomahawk Wastewater Treatment Plant (Johnson County, Kansas), the largest project ever undertaken by Johnson County.
HDR’s other offices in Missouri include Columbia, Forsyth, Springfield and St. Louis. The firm opened its first office in Missouri in 1994, and has since grown to 200 employees in the state.
For more than a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans nearly 10,000 employees, in more than 200 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future.