Our Collaboration is Your Success
Engineering services in Kansas City
At Hoss & Brown, our mission is to provide engineering solutions through team collaboration for the betterment of the owner and community.
We offer engineering services in Kansas City with integrity—while also providing a fulfilling professional and personal lifestyle for everyone on our team.
Awards and Recognition
KCBJ Capstone Award – Mixed-Use – The ACME Building, Kansas City, MO
Kansas Preservation Alliance Award – Broadway Lofts, Leavenworth, KS
KCBJ - Best Places to Work
KCBJ Capstone Award – Adaptive Reuse – Hotel Indigo, Kansas City, MO
KCBJ Capstone Award – Mixed Use – Commerce Tower on Main, Kansas City, MO
KCBJ - Best Places to Work
Multifamily Executive Awards – Project of the Year: Adaptive Reuse – Grand Award – Roaster’s Block, Kansas City, MO
Aquatics International Dream Design Award – Long Branch Lagoon Water Park, Dodge City, KS
KCBJ Capstone Award – Adaptive Reuse – Power & Light Apartments, Kansas City, MO
Historic KC Preservation Awards – Adaptive Reuse – Honors Award – Roaster’s Block, Kansas City, MO
KCBJ Capstone Award (Office Space) – Globe Building, Kansas City, MO
Kansas Preservation Alliance Award – St. Thomas Apartments, Colby, KS
KCBJ Capstone Award (Community Impact) – Little Sisters of the Community of the Lamb, Kansas City, KS
KCBJ - Best Places to Work
DBIA Design-Build Award – Fort Carson EN Battalion Headquarters, Fort Carson, CO
Outstanding Performance – Fort Carson EN Battalion Headquarters
Kansas City, MO Economic Development Cornerstone Award – Townley Lofts, Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Business Journal Capstone Award (Adaptive Reuse) – Lyric Opera Richard J. Stern Center, Kansas City, MO
KCBJ Capstone Award (Multi-Family Housing) – Oakland Heights, Kansas City, MO
National Design-Build Award – Siemens US Nacelle Facility, Hutchinson, KS
Kansas Preservation Alliance – Preservation Stewardship Award for Excellence for Rehabilitation –Building 216, Ft. Riley, KS
Associated General Contractors – Building Excellence Project of the Year – Grand Boulevard Lofts, Kansas City, MO
Associated General Contractors – Building Excellence Project of the Year Finalist – Lakeview Village Community Center, Lenexa, KS
KC Home Design – Silver Design Excellence Award – Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors’ Park, Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Business Journal Capstone Multifamily Housing Award – Grand Boulevard Lofts, Kansas City, MO.
Historic Kansas City Foundation Annual Preservation Award (AIA) – Best Application of the Secretary of the Interiors Standards
Honorable Mention – Grand Boulevard Lofts, Kansas City, MO
Associated General Contractors – Building Excellence Project of the Year – Valentine Apartments, Kansas City, MO
Missouri Preservation – Preserve Missouri Award – Schultz Senior Apartments, Cape Girardeau, MO
Old Town Cape Preservation Heritage Award – Schultz Senior Apartments, Cape Girardeau, MO
Missouri Preservation – Preserve Missouri Award – Valentine Apartments, Kansas City, MO
American Subcontractors Association of Kansas City – Engineering Firm of the Year Finalist
Missouri Preservation – Preserve Missouri Award – Oaks Hotel, Excelsior Springs, MO
National Association of Home Builders First Place Award in Renovated Senior Housing – Oaks Hotel, Excelsior Springs, MO
Hoss & Brown Engineers is licensed in 45 states
across the country, with our offices centrally
located in Kansas City.
Principal involvement begins at the preliminary stage of each project and continues through final completion and system commissioning.
From early marketing stages to post-occupancy follow-ups, you can be assured that an actual owner of our firm is involved each step of the way.
Our principals select your system to yield a comfortable environment that fits within your project’s budget. They review staff engineer design calculations and documents at regular intervals to ensure the best possible quality control.
And during project construction, they’re actively involved with construction administration and system start-up, ensuring installation and operation within the designed guidelines.
We consistently provide long-term solutions that are environmentally and economically responsible.
Throughout its history, Hoss & Brown has always practiced sustainable design. Providing high quality, efficient systems design based on life-cycle cost analyses is a basic necessity in our industry.
With Energy Star, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and other energy saving standards, we can better quantify whole-building solutions. Whether a building is to be designed to certification standards or not, there are many principles from these certifications that we regularly employ in our designs.
Some of these items include: energy efficient heating and cooling systems, low flow plumbing fixtures, high efficiency lighting fixtures controlled by occupancy sensors, safe refrigerants, recycled materials, carbon dioxide measurement, and enhanced ventilation effectiveness.
At Hoss & Brown, we believe quality control is essential to lowering your building costs.
To achieve this, we exchange plans with architects, structural, and civil engineers. This decreases guess work during the bidding process and ensures our clients receive a well-rounded set of plans. It also allows us to review the designs of other trades to determine and head off potential field conflicts.
The thorough quality control process we exercise over our engineering services in Kansas City helps us eliminate unwanted change orders and provide well-coordinated mechanical and electrical plans.
To us, “engineered value” ensures our clients’ projects meet their intended use and budget and are sustainable for them in the long run.
There are a great deal of factors that dictate the direction of a project. By keeping track of previous projects and their associated costs, our engineers can easily determine what type of system will yield a high quality, comfortable environment while maintaining an affordable project scope.
Other major concerns in determining a system type are cost of operation and annual maintenance. After all, merely keeping a job within the project budget is futile if the owner cannot afford to maintain and operate the facility long-term due to inefficient or low-quality equipment.
At Hoss & Brown Engineers, all of our engineers are cross-trained in each of the disciplines that we work in: mechanical, plumbing and electrical. This helps our work to be better coordinated, and allows our clients to have a single point of contact on every project that can answer all their questions.
Wide Scope of Services
We offer engineering services in Kansas City and across the country. In fact, we’re licensed in 46 states and have worked throughout the world. With over 60 years in business, our firm has streamlined our process to provide clients with the very best solutions for their project.
Over 90% of the firm’s annual projects are for repeat clients. We feel this speaks to the quality of design, construction, administration, and engineering services provided by Hoss and Brown Engineers.
In 1951, Don Hoss founded the firm of D.C. Hoss and Associates, Consulting Engineers. Ken Brown joined the company in the summer of 1959 and was a partner six years later. The name of the firm was then changed to D.C. Hoss and K.L. Brown Consulting Engineers.
The firm is incorporated under the leadership of Ken Brown and Pete Laughlin and the name is changed to Hoss & Brown Engineers, Inc.
In 1998, Hoss & Brown Engineers expanded into the Kansas City market by opening a satellite office in Lenexa. Shortly after, Kurt Ewert joined Hoss & Brown as a partner to help grow the Kansas City office.
In 2003, the main office in Topeka was relocated to Lawrence, Kansas. This allowed us to help better serve our clients and to facilitate our continued growth in our engineering services in Kansas City.
Having outgrown their offices, the Lenexa and Lawrence offices merged into a new headquarters building located in Shawnee, KS. Hoss & Brown is now operating with Neil Bartley as President; Casey Steiner and Matt Murrell as Vice Presidents, and Meagan Kirchhoff as Associate.
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