Bottorff Construction is a commercial concrete company founded in 1982 by Mark Bottorff. In the beginning, Bottorff Construction was built for the residential market where setting foundations, installing sidewalks, and completing driveway replacements was their expertise. In year two, commercial work was already underway as Bottorff Construction had contracted their first commercial project that included the complete concrete package at a new McDonalds restaurant in Atchison Kansas. The company soon developed a reputation for hard work, top-quality, the ability to meet schedules, and ultimately customer satisfaction. Continually sought after over the years, Bottorff Construction grew rapidly to meet the demand.
By the late 80’s, although still working the residential market, Bottorff Construction continued to bring in more light commercial projects, offering complete foundation & flat-work packages as well as all site-work.
In the 90's, Bottorff Construction expanded their offerings and began traveling across several states performing work for agricultural customers that included grain bin foundations, hopper bottoms, and the receiving pits for elevators. As this Agricultural market seemed to slow at the end of the decade, Bottorff Construction continued to invest in its people and the business by expanding their offerings. With the purchases of a Somero 240 laser screed and a laser guided grading system for a Cat D4, Bottorff Construction's forethought and investment set them further ahead to take on increasingly larger commerical flat-work projects throughout NE Kansas and the greater Kansas City region.
After September 11th when the economy slowed, so did the commercial and residential markets. However, the agricultural market began to rise and Bottorff Construction was soon called upon by it's agricultural customers to offer it's experience and specialized services once again. With Mark Bottorff's experience as a pilot, this fit even better than before, allowing him to travel swiftly throughout the Midwest to secure and closely monitor multiple projects. Bottorff Construction took to the road following the demands of the agricultural market across several states, while still performing in the commercial and residential markets.
After celebrating 20 years of service in the industry, there was a fire in late 2002 that took Bottorff Construction's warehouse and a large portion of construction equipment with it. A devastating occurrence for any company. Undeterred, Mark and team banded together to rebuild and repurchase equipment quickly, backed by the desire to continue to provide the quality product and superior service it's customers have come to depend on. Regardless of the event, the company continued to advance and build upon it's historical growth trend.
In 2006 after having worked over many summers and school breaks, Mark’s son Justin joined the company full-time after graduating from Kansas State University with an Architectural Engineering degree. His daughter Jordan, who similarly worked over school breaks, joined in 2009 after graduation from Kansas State University with a degree in Business Administration, accompanied with minors in Economics and Community Planning.
In December of 2012, Mark Bottorff and Bottorff Construction recognized 30 remarkable years of business; Mark‘s passing came shortly thereafter.
Today, Bottorff Construction is a second-generation concrete company with offices in Atchison and Olathe KS taking on projects of all sizes throughout NE Kansas and the greater Kansas City region in the commercial, industrial, and agricultural markets. With it's diverse expertise and extensive experience over many years, Bottorff Construction remains ever-ready for the next challenge.