Burns & McDonnell is consistently ranked one of the best places to work in Kansas City. Perhaps it is because they believe that details count. For example, in an effort to provide a pleasant work environment, they have dozens of bronze water fountains throughout their campus. When the fountains naturally tarnished and dulled over time, the facility manager took note. He was wise to call us and request KC Restoration, LLC restore the luster to the bronze fountains. How could you not have a brighter outlook and shinier perspective after taking a drink from one of these gleaming fountains?
KC Restoration, LLC has been busy with several custom projects this year. Here is a picture of a custom finish put on cold rolled steel fabricated by Gieske Metal Fabricators and installed by Midwest Elevators, both in Kansas City, MO. Cold rolled steel requires much care, as it can quickly rust. We were able to create this unique gunmetal gray finish on both the elevator cabs and exteriors that will be installed in two buildings at Park Central Plaza. They turned out beautifully.
So you may wonder what’s so special about cold rolled steel?
Here’s the answer from ask.com: Cold rolled steel is a mill product produced from a hot-rolled pickled coil that has experienced substantial cold reduction at room temperature. The usual end product is characterized by improved surface, greater uniformity in thickness, and improved mechanical properties as compared with hot-rolled sheet. This occurs when the metal’s below its re-crystallization temperature, which increases the strength via strain hardening up to 20%.
What’s so special about these cold rolled steel elevators? No one else has them in Kansas City. KC Restoration is proud to help create original, one-of-a-kind features that enhance the Kansas City architectural landscape. Next time you’re downtown,visit Park Central Plaza and take a look yourself.
Most of our customers have us refinish their metal because it is less expensive than replacing it. However, sometimes the item is impossible to replace. Such was the case with these mailboxes that George Miller asked us to refinish at a condo building. They had been in place since the 1940s.
They have a charm that cannot be replicated, but they had become a shadow of their previous selves: tarnished, dark, and gloomy. Not the image George Miller or the residents of the building want to project. Replacing them was out of the question. They wondered if we could improve them. After the restoration, they asked if we replaced them! You can understand why, because they look just as bright as they did the day they were first installed in the building. We love performing minor miracles!
This company was created with the goal of providing jobs for veterans. We are now ready to begin interviewing! We would love experienced metal refinishers to apply. However, we will also provide on the job training to unpaid interns. We will teach you all the skills necessary and provide experience to help you become a highly qualified refinisher. Those who successfully complete our training program will be offered a paid position. Please apply on the veterans page of our website. http://www.kcrestoration.com/veterans-employment.html