KC Restoration is excited to share work we’ve completed in Topeka at the Westar Energy Building. We refinished their entrance giving the lobby doors and entrance into the Westar Energy Building a bright new look. Kent Andres, Building Maintenance Foreman, and Cliff Silsby, Manager, Facility Services, at Westar were both incredibly wonderful to work with. A beautifully maintained property is a visible sign of how much a company values the environment their employees work in. We enjoy providing metal refinishing to companies that desire to invest in enhancing their campus and providing warm inviting spaces for their employees and customers.
KC Restoration does custom patinas and finishes for new metals as well as restoring older metal. One of our clients, Gieske Custom Metal Fabricators was tasked to create custom metal cooktop hoods for an architects’ high end clients. KC Restoration’s part of the production was to treat the hood with the finish the homeowners preferred. Gieske Custom Metal Fabricators has been in business for 80 years and we are fortunate to work with such a knowledgeable and reputable company. Here are some examples of the three different hood finishes that we have completed so far.
From oil rubbed bronzes, to aged copper, and more, KC Restoration can give metal that special look you desire. Whether you want a completely new look or want to match something existing, KC Restoration completes each job with the highest standards of quality and workmanship. We love working on custom projects and with premiere companies in Kansas City such as Gieske Custom Metal Fabricators.
These photos are before and after for a project Kone Elevator Company is working on for the Downtown Marriott. They asked if KC Restoration could transform a standard elevator position indicator into something elegant and classy to fit with the remodel project they are working on.
The before is an aluminum framed indicator, with a stainless steel insert. We refinished the aluminum frame with a black patina, then the stainless steel we refinished with a gun metal grey patina. The final piece they had us refinish a satin bronze insert with a rubbed oil bronze patina finish.
We love doing custom finishes and Kone Elevator Company has been a wonderful company to work with. From management to the elevator technicians, we all have a common goal, which is to provide great quality and customer service.
KC Restoration is excited to share the recent work we did at the HNTB building in downtown Kansas City. The property manager from MC Realty asked us to refinish all the aluminum railing at her downtown HNTB building as well as the stainless steel elevator entrances with a beautiful bronze bull medallions on the doors. Her attention to detail is impeccable: from the landscape, plaques, and railing to the interior beauty, and down to the original bronze bull inserts on the elevator entrances. Read more about the history of HTNB and the history of their downtown home and the significance of the bull medallions. These photographs show the before of the bronze bull elevator entrances, however, all of the handrail photos are of the completed finish.
More about HNTB’s downtown office:
HNTB, one of Kansas City’s largest engineering and architecture firms, will keep its corporate headquarters in Downtown’s Quality Hill neighborhood. The company has signed a new long-term lease for its roughly 130,000-square-foot facility at 715 Kirk Drive. The facility, owned by DST Realty Inc. affiliate Hereford LLP, includes the former 80,000-square-foot American Hereford Association building and an adjacent 48,000-square-foot structure. HNTB moved its headquarters, engineering, architecture and other functions to the 715 Kirk facilities in 2001. It previously had its headquarters in Downtown’s 1201 Walnut building.
“We are excited about this decision to remain part of Kansas City’s downtown,” Tom, HNTB’s Central Division president, said in a release. “HNTB has been headquartered in Kansas City for the entirety of our 100-year history, and we are pleased to begin our second century with this commitment. We are proud of the fact that over our first 100 years HNTB’s employees have consistently supported the Greater Kansas City community through their professional, civic and personal contributions and will continue to do so long into the future.”
Sven Sykes and Tom Volini of Colliers International represented HNTB in the lease transaction that will keep one of the metropolitan area’s top private employers in Downtown. HNTB ranked No. 5 on the Kansas City Business Journal‘s most recent list of Top Area Engineering Firms, with 119 local professional engineers. It ranked No. 15 among area private companies, based on 2012 revenue of $912 million.