About MW Builders
Carrying out our legacy. Building toward the future.
There’s that old saying—where there’s a will, there’s a way. That spirit has brought us success over the past 75 years. In the face of obstacles, we pride ourselves in clearing an innovative path.
A national general contractor with a strong legacy and a promising future, MW Builders offers the best of both worlds: the advantages of a business that feels like the company next door paired with the wide presence, perspective and expertise of a national brand.
Industry leaders. Our experience and expertise span today’s fastest growing construction sectors: government, education, healthcare and public works. We continually invest in our knowledge base of future markets and trends, not only for our benefit but also that of our clients and the industry.
We help our partners bridge the gap between yesterday and tomorrow.
Partners with our clients. We deliver projects on time, on target, on budget – all while offering innovative solutions and exceeding expectations along the way. We’re known for our strong partnerships, relationships that lead to satisfied customers choosing our services time and time again.
Employee-owners. We’re personally invested in each client’s success. Their satisfaction is our only goal because it’s the only way we succeed. We each have a real, measurable stake in our work and our projects.
Values-driven. There’s no fancy formula to making our clients happy. We simply rely on our time-proven, Midwestern values of integrity, craftsmanship, teamwork and entrepreneurial spirit to build partnerships that last.
Here to serve. We always aim to exceed expectations. From pre-construction services all the way to laying concrete, we pride ourselves in getting any and every job done—and done well.
Visit Our Services page to learn more about the many services we deliver for our clients.
We believe in our values because they are the foundation for lasting value to our clients. At least that’s what they’ve told us. Time and time again. Read more about what our clients think of our lasting value here.
The MW Builders’ story began in 1932, when a craftsman named Claude Sanders founded a residential plumbing business in Kansas City, Missouri. In the decades that followed, Claude, his son and three grandsons continued to grow the business into what is now a nationwide, multimillion-dollar construction services company.
Like Claude himself, the Sanders family believed in the power of entrepreneurial spirit. The family’s third generation seized the opportunity to move into general contracting, and expanded that aspect of the business nationally.
As a way to give more accountability to the staff and provide them with personal ownership, in 1999, the Sanders family sold their business to their employees. Then, in 2002, MW Builders became 100% employee owned. (Learn more about our employee-ownership program and leadership team here.)
Since inception, MW Builders has been governed by core values. As a company, and as individuals, we value teamwork with mutual respect, entrepreneurial spirit, quality craftsmanship, and integrity above all else.
We see our company’s success as the outward manifestation of these core values — values that shape everything we do.
Integrity is our cornerstone. We believe integrity is everything. It truly drives our every decision. We do what we say and say what we do. By conducting our business according to the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior, we always tell the truth, keep our promises, and hold ourselves accountable for every decision we make.
We embrace teamwork while respecting the individual. It’s pretty straightforward: We treat people like we want to be treated, encourage positive attitudes, and care about each team member’s health and well-being. Our foundation of teamwork and collaboration allows us to build sustainable relationships with our fellow employees, our clients, our business partners, and our communities.
We understand our individual roles. Each of us brings unique talents to the table. But we know that the path to success is a path travelled together as a team. The results of our talents combined are more than any of us could ever accomplish alone.
We believe in the power of our entrepreneurial spirit. We have faith in the entrepreneurial spirit of our organization and the power of innovation. Our success comes from having the imagination to visualize what is possible, the courage to try new things, and the resourcefulness to always find a way. Consistent with that spirit, we embrace challenges and take pride in doing what it takes to overcome any obstacle. It is truly what differentiates us.
We take pride in quality craftsmanship, ensuring quality and value on every job. Our expectations are high, and we take pride in a job well done. It’s critical that every aspect of our work reflects the highest level of quality, safety, craftsmanship, and professionalism. We work hard, and we work smart. And we always recognize our client’s expectations.
In early 2010, our three locations -- MW Builders, Inc., MW Builders of Texas and MW Flint Hills -- came together as a new, united entity called MW Builders.
The new MW Builders brand offers our partners better, more seamless collaboration across our companies and between our job sites around the country. It gives us new strength.
Now we offer the best of both worlds – the feel of the local company next door paired with the wide presence, perspective and expertise of a national brand.
The “MW” in our name stands for our longstanding history founded on our Midwestern values. “Builders” reflects our essence as craftsmen, people who build high quality buildings, cultivate strong partnerships, attract the best talent, and design innovative solutions.
As MW Builders, we’re better prepared to overcome emerging industry challenges. We’ve always taken great pride in being innovative and leading our partners through changing times. Our new brand better positions us to do just that. Now, more than ever, we are structured to help our clients navigate the changing marketplace that requires a new way of doing business.
Our new brand, MW Builders, continues our legacy of entrepreneurial innovation. Together, we continue to build toward a strong future for our company and our clients.