Junction City-Geary County EDC Partners with KBS Constructors to Streamline the Commercial Building Process

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3 Aug 2022


Junction City-Geary County Economic Development Commission (EDC), in partnership with KBS Constructors, announces the “Build Commercial” resource on their website to streamline and simplify the commercial building process. This latest initiative enhances Junction City-Geary County EDC’s commitment to collaborative and creative services and solutions to support business and industry growth.

“Build Commercial” addresses the various aspects of bringing a commercial construction project to completion. Resources include local contacts for economic development, information about available sites and funding assistance, enumeration of entities involved in the project approval process, plan review requirements, and permitting fees for Junction City-Geary County. General information and considerations for the design and construction of the project are also covered.

“Commercial construction has many facets and can seem overwhelming, “ said Steve Spade, Business Development at KBS Constructors, Inc. Furthermore, finding information regarding the requirements for a commercial construction project can be incredibly tedious and time-consuming for business owners and staff.

“The ‘Build Commercial’ webpage utilizes KBS’s 32 years of experience working with clients to streamline the process by providing information in a single website for companies interested in locating or expanding operations in the Junction City/Geary County area,” said Spade.

“The Junction City/Geary County area provides a unique setting and opportunities for businesses,” continued Spade. “With rail and interstate access, Fort Riley, proximity to The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, Kansas State University, and the KC Animal Health Corridor with the largest concentration of animal health companies in the world; the attractions for business development are plentiful.”

Spade said KBS Constructors wanted to partner with Junction City-Geary County EDC for the project because attracting economic activity and educating and informing potential clients regarding a major investment is beneficial for both parties. “At KBS, we believe in educating clients first, earning their trust, and then earning the right to build their projects.”


KBS Constructors was founded in 1989 on the belief that commercial construction firms should be able to provide added value. KBS is proud to say that we are all about providing value beyond the norm: our name stands for “Knowledge Beyond Structures.” KBS provides general contracting/construction management services for commercial construction projects. We specialize in what we refer to as ‘Critical Environment Construction’ which includes manufacturing, food grade manufacturing, occupied space, laboratories, data centers, telecommunication, hospitals, and other environments where dust, noise, or vibration can affect the immediate and surrounding areas as well as normal facility workflows. KBS has experience with a wide range of project types and welcomes the opportunity to provide construction services for your project.

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If you have any questions at all about KBS Constructors or how we can assist with the commercial construction process, please give us a call:

  • Topeka Office: 785.266.4222
  • Olathe Office: 913.422.5300
  • Manhattan Office: 785.340.3916

Junction City-Geary County Economic Development Commission has the expertise and resources to facilitate success. We offer tailored incentives and strategic assistance for startups, established businesses looking to expand, and companies seeking a prime central location. 

Our EDC structure is purposefully collaborative to streamline development in our region and minimize red tape. Our partnership is strengthened by participation in Junction City-Geary County’s comprehensive economic coalition, led by the Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Commission (which also includes the efforts of the Membership Enhancement Division and the Military Affairs Council). 

Explore Junction City-Geary County EDC’s tools for site selectors, businesses, and workforce development here. Contact us at 785-762-1976 or edc@jcacc.org. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.