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"Building Water Projects Since 1921"

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The Company's operations began in 1921. Organized as a partnership and located in Topeka, Kansas, the Company was known as Carrothers Brothers Construction. In 1925, the partnership between the brothers was dissolved and a new partnership was formed. In 1940, this partnership was dissolved and H.H. Carrothers formed Carrothers Construction Company. In 1945, the Company moved to Paola, Kansas and in 1949 Carrothers Construction Company was incorporated.  The organizational structure was changed to a limited liability company in 1997.  In our nearly 100 year history we have completed over 300 projects in thirteen states valued in excess of a quarter of a BILLION dollars!

Our Passion

Since our inception, Carrothers has focused on becoming THE premier Contractor in the Midwest. The Management Team includes personnel totaling a combined 300+ years of experience.

In 1997, we decided to apply those core competencies developed and refined during our then 76 year history of building treatment plants to aquatic centers. Aquatic projects are complex. Skill and experience in structural and architectural concrete, process piping and water treatment is difficult to find in one contractor. The vendors specific to this industry are unique. The scheduling and coordination necessary to produce a quality project this complex is grueling. We realized that all of the elements that make these projects so challenging are the very same ones that we have so successfully demonstrated time and time again in our history of constructing treatment plants. Our whole organization focuses on this type of project. We understand what it takes to deliver consistent quality and value and we do it. Not just sometimes, but EVERY TIME. Our quality control process document "Project Planning: A Carrothers Team Approach" helps assure that we consistently meet and often exceed our goal to complete all projects on time while providing our owners with the best possible value.

We thought we were indeed on a uniquely enlightened path when we made the decision to apply our significant history of treatment plant expertise to aquatic center projects. You can imagine how humbling it was to discover that, while we were constructing our fourth aquatic center, we found a plaque in the original bath house dating back to 1938 memorializing Carrothers as the contractor of record. So much for originality! Our roots in these projects stretch back three quarters of a century!

We have always worked hard to establish our reputation as a well organized, competent, old-line company well positioned to serve our customers and we pledge to continue this commitment. Our reputation with our customers, employees, subcontractors and suppliers is impeccable and our integrity is uncompromising. That's how we think you build the best Company in this business.

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Charter member of the Kansas Contractors Association established in 1923