HKC in Action.

Business Members/Sponsors

Human health and safety are at the forefront of our minds right now, and we wish the best for you and your family in these unprecedented times. This year, we have all had to find a new normal.

Given our changing world, HKC has restructured our program offerings so to be even more beneficial to your company. Example offerings include webinars, videos, and more.

As in-person events are risky for the foreseeable future, our new offerings will provide significant on-line exposure to our +19,305 Facebook followers with a 60-day avg reach of 70,000, 2,221 Instagram followers, 1,934 Twitter followers, and 3,500+ email contacts.

And naturally, when it is safe to return to in-person events we will do so.

Also New this Year!

  • DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT! Thanks to the generosity of the William T. Kemper Foundation – Commerce Bank, Trustee all Annual Appeal donations up to $25,000 received through December 31st will be matched DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR!
  • As an added incentive, the CARES Act legislation includes a universal deduction allowing all taxpayers to deduct up to $300 in charitable contributions made in 2020. You can confirm this with your tax advisor.

HKC’s annual sponsorship program offers a range of sponsorship opportunities to give you direct marketing and visibility benefits for 12-months. For program details click HERE.

Contact for details.

HKC is the only local non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to promote the preservation of historic buildings and landmarks in Kansas City as well as educate the community about the importance of historic preservation.  Whether it is to provide opportunities to reach a high-quality audience or to support economic growth or to protect tangible history, we know our events and outreach initiatives provide an atmosphere that is unmatched in their ability to bring together like-minded companies and individuals who have an interest in making historic preservation economically viable. As the design and construction industry continues to evolve and grow, relationships are increasingly important. HKC’s annual sponsorship program is specifically focused on supporting the development of strategic connections between our members, followers, and sponsors.

FIVE reasons why YOU should be a business sponsor:

  • Give more and get more every month! As an HKC Annual Sponsor, your firm will gain multiple exclusive opportunities to reach HKC members, followers, firms, and allied professionals while demonstrating your commitment to promoting a high-quality built environment.
  • Exposure: Each year, HKC promotes outreach initiatives and networking events which offer unique opportunities to highlight your business directly to the local preservation community and to other participating industry leaders.
  • Positioning: Support the program areas that matter most to your business while positioning your company as a leader and trusted information source. These are excellent opportunities to differentiate your firm from your competition by aligning your business mission and goals with ours.
  • Relationship-Building: Use this opportunity to build long-term relationships that count. Develop the key relationships needed for your company/firm to maximize its potential in an ever-more competitive industry.
  • Deductible Business Expense: HKC is a 501-c- 3 organization. All or part of your sponsorship may be tax-deductible as a charitable contribution for state or federal tax purposes. Consult with your tax advisor.

(Inclusion in this directory does not represent an endorsement of a contractor, business, supplier, or craftsperson by Historic Kansas City. The businesses listed are current Historic Kansas City Business Members.)

Marvin Windows – Silver Level

Marvin has been solving historic rehabilitation challenges for decades—collaborating early on with architects, facilities managers and general contractors; reviewing products and options; navigating the National Parks Service guidelines; discussing window specifications with local historic commissions; and attending field testing.

Rosin Preservation – Silver Level

Rosin Preservation brings to the table more than 60 years of professional experience working with a broad spectrum of preservation projects and issues.  Our clients are building owners interested in financial incentives, such as tax credits, that support their rehabilitation projects; public agencies who are using historic resources as a planning and economic development tool; and entities that need to comply with federal, state and local preservation regulations.

Strata Architecture + Preservation – Silver Level

Our firm’s core focus is to provide the most complete professional service possible to every one of our customers. Our design approach begins with careful listening of our clients’ specific goals and objectives, individual needs and wants, and their wishes that is carried out through each phase of the architectural process.

Laura A Hudson, AAMS® – Bronze Level

Edward Jones serves nearly 7 million investors from more offices than any other investment firm in America. We attribute a great deal of our success to our principles and personal, long-term approach to investing. We have consistently been ranked among the best companies to work for by FORTUNE magazine, and our employees tend to stay with us for years. As a privately owned company, Edward Jones has a very personal feel that’s almost like family. And we’re very proud of that.

Piper-Wind Architects – Bronze Level

Piper-Wind Architects is a full service, general practice firm whose focus is in the design of architectural projects of the highest quality. We specialize in the planning and design of livable communities, traditional neighborhood development, and commercial districts. Our interests lie in creating quality places for people to live, work, gather and play through thoughtful renovations, new residential, commercial and public projects as well as careful planning practices.


Stark Wilson Duncan Architects – Bronze Level

Established in 1935, Stark Wilson Duncan Architects Inc (SWD) is a full-service, client focused architectural firm with offices in the historic Country Club Plaza of Kansas City. SWD has experience in a wide range of projects, with an emphasis on historic preservation / rehabilitation. Since 1999, principals Paul Stark and Tim Wilson have led the design efforts of SWD, and in that time have successfully completed over 100 significant historic projects. SWD’s thoughtful vision for rehabilitation of neglected buildings in urban settings has played a major role in revitalizing existing deteriorated urban areas.

New Horizons – Bronze Level

New Horizons Enterprises, LLC (New Horizons) is a 100% woman-owned company with over 100 years of combined experience in the environmental contracting and consulting domain.  New Horizons does business as a WBE and small business within the federal contracting markets.  New Horizons delivers full‑service professional environmental engineering and consulting services to both private- and public-sector clients throughout the Midwest.  Driven by a belief that there is no such thing as a “standard” solution, we work to keep our costs affordable and offer many complementary services to better serve our clients.

HearthMasters – Benefactor Level

The Midwest’s premier chimney restoration contractor since 1982. Specializing in historic 1700 – 1950 era chimney and fireplace restoration, reconstruction, relining of flues, and maintenance. Matching most historic style bricks and tiles. Rumford and Bellfires fireplaces. Wood and gas-burning fireplaces and appliances, freestanding stoves, fireplace inserts, historic look, and authentic historic mantels. Inspection and chimney sweeping services for all types of gas and wood-burning flue systems. Please visit our website to see samples of our work. We offer a historic chimney restoration presentation to groups.

First Washington – Benefactor Level

First Washington Realty (FWR) is a fully integrated, national real estate investment and management firm. We specialize in the ownership of convenience, necessity and experience-oriented retail real estate.  FWR currently owns 97 shopping centers with a value of over $4.9 billion located in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Our centers contain approximately 12.9 million square feet with over 2,400 tenants.

United Heating and Cooling – Benefactor Level

United Heating, Cooling & Plumbing provides service and equipment for residential and commercial customers. Our reputation for tackling challenging projects and deadlines is unmatched. Trust us to do the entire HVAC service right.

Our noncommissioned service teams for heating and cooling in Kansas City and Phoenix won’t try to upsell you unnecessary work. We diagnose the issue and provide options based on your comfort needs and budget.

Each of our craftsmen is thoroughly trained, licensed and insured, so the work is done right the first time. You’ll receive a highlight video after every service call.

Rather than building a business based on gimmicks, we care about long-term relationships. We are deeply ingrained in the community and people we care about.

Sturgis – Benefactor Level

Sturgis Materials is Kansas City’s finest and most complete supplier of building materials. Our promise to you is to provide superior materials and craftsmanship as well as unsurpassed product knowledge and service. At Sturgis Materials, we create one-of-a-kind works from granite, marble and limestone. Each piece of stone that we craft is custom made to your exact specification. Precise attention to detail ensures that we surpass your expectations. Bring your plans, ideas or dreams to our fabrication department and we’ll make it a reality. The stone fabrication division of Sturgis Materials has been cutting limestone, marble and granite for over 20 years. From design to installation, all work is created to meet the needs of the individual customer.


Wallace Engineering – Benefactor Level

In simple terms, Wallace Engineering is a structural and civil engineering consulting firm. In reality, we are so much more than that. We believe that the art of engineering means helping our clients succeed through the artful application of engineering principles. We want to redefine your expectations of structural and civil consultants by breaking the mold of how you think, plan and execute your projects. Wallace Engineering is committed to being a seamless part of your design team. We have extensive expertise in the design of new buildings as well as in the evaluation, renovation and repair of existing structures. Our capabilities include structural design, forensic analysis, disaster response, special inspections, cost estimating, systems evaluation and construction administration.

Screenland Real Estate Services – Benefactor Level

Kansas City-based real estate development partnership. The partnership focuses primarily on adaptive-reuse opportunities and its guiding philosophy is the implementation of creative collaborative change through redevelopment.

Iconic Development – Benefactor Level

Iconic Development specializes in creative solutions to analytic issues of real estate development. From financial analysis and cost-benefit impact analysis to providing owners representation services on complex urban development projects, Iconic provides tangible value for their clients.

Retropros – Benefactor Level

RETROPROS specializes in the repair, restoration and interior refinish of tile, stone, terrazzo, wood, metal & glass in historic and contemporary buildings.

Taylor Original Wood Window Restoration and Repair – Benefactor Level

We specialize in the restoration and sustainability of original wood windows constructed with old growth lumber. Compared to new lumber, old growth lumber is more dense, rot resistant and increasingly rare. These irreplaceable characteristics of the wood, plus your original wood windows fine craftsmanship not only add superior performance over time, they add value, character and lasting charm to your home or building.