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Thriving communities Improvement districts pull in millions in unnoticed taxes

STEVE VOCKRODT | svockrodt@bizjournals.com

Go into a shopping center or downtown restaurant, even a casino or concert hall, and you may be in a community improvement district. And unless you check your receipt, you may never know it. CIDs allow additional sales taxes, property tax assessments

or both to pay for improvements or services that have some public good. Use of the tool has mushroomed in the Kansas City area. Kansas City alone has 27 CIDs that, collectively, are expected to raise about $10 million in the fiscal year ending April 30. Terrence Nash, an accountant who ran for Kansas City Council two years ago, tracks SEE COMMUNITY | 26

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The Kauffman Performing Arts Center is one of Kansas City’s most visible treasures, and it sits within one of Kansas City’s 27 community improvement districts.

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Hospital buyer discloses federal investigations Prime Healthcare denies allegations; blames union BRIANNE PFANNENSTIEL | bpfannenstiel@bizjournals.com

“Saving hospitals, saving jobs, saving lives” is the slogan for Prime Healthcare Services, a California-based hospital chain. So SCL Health System turned to Prime Healthcare when it found itself with two Kansas City-area hospitals under financial stress. Although officials with

the health system have expressed confidence in Prime Healthcare’s ability to turn around hospitals, critics say the company’s slogan embodies practices that put the bottom line ahead of high-quality patient care. SCL Health System announced in January that it will sell Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., and Saint John’s Hospital in Leavenworth to Prime. Terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed, but Prime has committed to maintain current acutecare and emergency department services at both campuses for at

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least five years, maintain current levels of charity care and provide $10 million toward capital and other investment projects during the next five years. However, Prime recently disclosed that it is the subject of two ongoing federal investigations. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights will look into a patient privacy dispute, and the U.S. Department of Justice has subpoenaed documents related to possibilities of high rates of infection and “upcoding,” a form of Medicare fraud. INDEX BUSINESS LEADS

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Prime disclosed the investigations in a Jan. 2 filing with the Rhode Island Department of Health as part of a process to take ownership of a hospital there. The state denied a company request to keep the disclosure confidential. “Hospitals and health systems are routinely audited and reviewed by federal and state agencies when complaints, regardless of merit, are filed,” Edward Barrera, communications director for Prime Healthcare Services, said SEE HOSPITAL | 25 NEWS

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fraid of speaking in public? How would you like to get this request: “Hi, the Business Journal is putting on a panel discussion about health care reform, and we’d like you to be one of our panelists. We’ll go for close to two hours in front of a packed house.” And yet, amazingly, five brave souls accepted the challenge of speaking at our Feb. 19 event. They did so knowing that not only would they be speaking in front of more than 200 people at the event, but that a transcript of the discussion would run in the March 1 print edition. Thanks again to Power Group

CEO Mark Avery, JE Dunn Construction’s Stephen Best, Ed Fensholt of Lockton Benefit Group, Ken Mason of Spencer Fane Britt & Browne and Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger. Like their predecessors on two previous health reform panels, they did a great job of breaking down some complex issues and adding important context. Events like the Health Care Reform panel discussion make me proud to be a journalist. It’s great to be able to address and answer important questions, whether it’s about a company’s inner workings, how community improvement districts work or what exec-

utives need to do to comply with the Affordable Care Act. It’s even better when top experts offer their time and talents to provide these explanations. I’ll acknowledge that there is some publicity or marketing value to being part of a panel discussion. But that’s far outweighed — I think — by the time spent reading over materials to make sure your information is current, the need to pull together notes or talking points and knowing that you’re ultimately up on stage to answer questions. When the work kicks in, it goes from a shot at visibility to public service. This was clear by the tone of the discussion at the health re-

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Praeger | 9 3

Mayabb, Lynn

Ross | 6 3

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Mayer, Bob

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Meyers, Bob

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Miller, David

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Baker, Doug

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Mills, Lewis

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Barrera, Edward

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Moore, Dennis

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Barreth, Benjamin

3

Moore, Stephene

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Bassham, Terry

4

Moran, Jerry

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Basu, Anirban

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Morey, Burt

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Belpedio, Jodi

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Best, Stephen

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Nash, Terrence

Blunt, Roy

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Buckley, Owen Caisley, Chuck Carr, Dan

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Circo, Cindy

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Collins, Josh

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Connor, Joe

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Deacon, Aaron

3

Dreiling, Fred

4

Duncan, Jon

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Feld, Brad

3

Fensholt, Ed

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Ford, Ed

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Hall, Bill

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Harris, Mike

5

Hartman, Bob

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Otto, Aaron

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Poage, Ryan

3

Powell, Deryk

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Praeger, Sandy

9

Pregont, Justin

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Privitera, Tony

4

Renner, Charles

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Richards, Kip

6

Rivarola, Martin

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Rosati, Kristen

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Ross, Davyeon

6

Sack, Thomas

4

Schario, John

9

Sharitz-Tesch, pam

4

Sherwood, Ted

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Smith, Brent

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Helmstetter, Michael

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Spigarelli, Jim

Highbarger, Greg

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Standefer, Kevin

James, Sly

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Templeton, Kimberly

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Kahn, Michael

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Triplett, Dennis

Langenkamp, Bob

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Turbyfill, Cheston

Locher, Gwen

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Valenti, Tom

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Lowe, Dan

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Walters, Fred

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Mason, Ken

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Wandres, Jenna

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ACI/Boland 3 AES Raptor LLC 17 Ameren Missouri 4 American Airlines 11 Ameristar Casino Kansas City 1 Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. 11 Bearde Beauty Warehouse & Salon 13 BKD Wealth Advisors 3 Bukaty Cos. 3 Burns & McDonnell 4 CB Richard Ellis 12 Clay & Bailey Manufacturing Co. 5 Clockwork Architecture + Design 16 Colliers Turley Martin Tucker 12 Columbia Capital Management LLC 15 Consumers Council of Missouri 4 Country Club Plaza 5 CSTK Inc. 11 DeLong Co. Inc. 5 Digital Sports Ventures 6 ETC Institute 11 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation 6 Federal Communications Commission 6 Foundry Group 3 Garmin Ltd. 6 General Growth Properties Inc. 5 General Services Administration 5 Glimcher Realty Trust 5 Google Inc. 3, 6 H&R Block Inc. 12 Hartman Hardware 13 HCA Midwest Health System 6 Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City 6 Highwoods Properties Inc. 5 Husch Blackwell LLP 1 IKEA 13 Interpro Publications 3 JE Dunn Construction 9 Kaiser Permanente 1 Kansas City International Airport 11 Kansas City Power & Light Co. 4 Kansas City Startup Village 3 Kansas Department of Transportation 11 Kansas Hospital Association 9 Lane4 Property Group Inc. 12 Legal Aid of Western Missouri 6 Lockton Benefit Group 9 Mark One Electric Co. 4 Missouri Industrial Energy Consumers 4

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Missouri Retailers Association 4 Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center

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MR Capital Advisors LLC

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MRIGlobal

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NCAA

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NueSynergy

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Nueterra

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Planned Industrial Expansion Authority

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Polsinelli Shughart PC

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Power Group

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Prime Healthcare Services

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Providence Medical Center

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Quixey

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RED Legacy

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Roeland Park Shopping Center

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Ryan Poage & Co.

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Saint John’s Hospital

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Saint Luke’s Neuroscience Institute

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SCL Health System

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SEIU United Healthcare Workers West

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Slaggie Architects Inc.

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Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP

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Sprint Nextel Corp.

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Sprouts Farmer’s Market

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Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP

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Swope Ridge Neighborhood Association

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The Alexander Co.

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The Allen Group-Kansas City LLC5 The Cameron Group LLC

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Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill

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Town Center Crossing

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Turner Construction Co.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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U.S. Department of Justice

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UMB Bank

6

UMB Health Services

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University of Kansas Medical Center

9

US Airways

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Velociti Inc. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

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Walters Bender Strohbehn & Vaughan PC Werner’s Fine Sausages

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Google goes down rabbit hole on signups Provider will backtrack to some KCK areas

ALYSON RALETZ | araletz@bizjournals.com

If Google Inc.’s fiber bunny mascot could really hop, Kansas City would see the rainbow rabbit leap in reverse back to the first neighborhoods that received the ultra-fast Internet service.

In a move that contradicts its marketing messages of more than six months, Google is lifting — for a short time — its sign-up-now-or-lose-out installation policy for a few of the initial pockets of Kansas City, Kan., where the network went live.

The backtracking comes as Kansas City Startup Village in the inaugural “fiberhood” of Hanover Heights welcomes a new, prominent homeowner whose house isn’t connected to the 1-gigabit network. “Google has committed to revisit ... and reopen the neighborhoods,” said Brad Feld, managing director of the Foundry Group, a tech capital firm in

Boulder, Colo. The venture capitalist bought a house near 45th Avenue and Cambridge Street earlier this month with the intention of opening up rent-free to as many as five startups seeking to connect to Google’s 1-gigabit fiberoptic network. The highly publicized

Feld

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Virtual technology gives life to design

DAVE KAUP | KCBJ

Mike Macgregor, an intern with ACI/Boland and a University of Kansas graduate student, demonstrates a 3-D schematic with renderings that are used to feed virtual reality walk-throughs of buildings.

AUSTIN ALONZO | aalonzo@bizjournals.com

A high point in construction projects has been the walk-through, when clients can experience a new space as something more than lines on paper. But virtual reality technology now can allow clients to walk through and interact with a space before the plans are even finalized.

Turner Construction Co.’s Kansas City office is one of a few nationwide offering access to the technology. John Almeida, manager of business development at Turner Construction, said the hardware includes goggles, gloves and joystick and can transform an architect’s design into a 3-D world that users can see and, virtually, touch. Almeida said users can walk back and

forth and interact with doors, windows, shelves, mounted objects and heavy equipment. They even can rearrange objects, with the changes sent back to the computer and included in the architect’s drawings. “It’s pretty incredible,” he said. “Everyone can ... experience the space before anything gets built. (We can) change it during lunch, come back, and we have ...

what it needs to do.” Turner’s iteration of the virtual reality hardware has existed for a little more a year. It is based on technology used to let prospective buyers tour as-yet-unbuilt condominiums. Turner officials saw the technology, made a few modifications and now use SEE DESIGN | 27

HSAs gain favor as a means to a healthy retirement JAMES DORNBROOK | jdornbrook@bizjournals.com

As the use of health savings accounts grows rapidly, planners are beginning to view them as a way to build up retirement nest eggs as well as to keep down health insurance costs. Studies show the typical retiree household will have health care costs in excess of $200,000 above the costs covered by Medicare, said Dennis Triplett, CEO

of UMB Health Services. Most of those costs occur at the end of life. “If you are a younger person, you’re not thinking about that, but we try from an educational standpoint to remind them there will be something in their future that they need to be prepared for financially,” Triplett said. “An HSA is a wonderful way of addressing that because of the many tax advantages it offers.” An industry survey conducted by In-

terpro Publications estimates that about 16.5 million Americans have an HSA, with the number of accounts projected to grow by 22.5 percent this year. U.S. banks held $15.9 billion in HSA deposits as of Dec. 31, up 32 percent from the previous year. “More and more people are recognizing that if they Triplett

have discretionary dollars, they should fund an HSA as much as they can because it’s a tax-free contribution,” Triplett said. “As you take it out for health expenses, it’s tax free there, as well.” Ryan Poage, president of Kansas Citybased Ryan Poage & Co., said HSAs are an alternative for people who have maxed out their contributions to 401(k) SEE HSA | 26


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KCP&L seeks faster recovery of infrastructure costs PAUL KOEPP | pkoepp@bizjournals.com

Kansas City Power & Light Co. is backing a Missouri bill that would allow it to recover costs more frequently for upgrading its electrical grid. The legislation also could have the effect of smoothing out rate increases for customers weary of the succession of KCP&L rate cases the past several years. The measure, Senate Bill 207, was passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee on Feb. 20. A hearing on a companion House bill is set for Feb. 27. In testimony to the Senate committee, KCP&L CEO Terry Bassham said the bill would modernize Missouri’s regulatory climate and help utilities meet clean energy standards.

Now, KCP&L and other electric utilities can recover infrastructure costs only in regular rate cases. That creates “regulatory lag,” meaning that the costs add up without any revenue to cover them. “By the time the utility actually collects from the rate case, the dollars are 2 years old,” KCP&L spokesman Chuck Caisley said. “You’re perpetually behind the eight ball.” SB 207 would create an infrastructure system replacement surcharge (ISRS) that KCP&L could charge, with approval from the Missouri Public Service Commission, between rate cases. The ISRS would be capped at an aggregate 10 percent rate increase. Several members of the Missouri Electric Alliance, a consortium includ-

ing KCP&L’s cross-state counterpart, Ameren Missouri, spoke for the bill. They said it would free up cash and provide an incentive to improve facilities. KCP&L has 24,000 miles of distribution lines, 3,000 miles of transmission lines and 320 substations. It has 15 generating facilities serving 800,000 customers. Caisley said the grid needs to be updated to accommodate renewable sources of energy such as solar power and to adapt to smart-grid technologies that inform consumers of their power use. The gas industry in Missouri has had an ISRS since 2003, and water utilities have a similar mechanism. Tony Privitera, vice president for project management at Kansas City-based

Mark One Electric Co., spoke in favor of the bill, saying it would boost jobs for his union workforce. So, too, did Fred Dreiling, a Burns & McDonnell lobbyist. Groups for consumers large and small, however, are strongly opposed. Representatives of the Missouri Industrial Energy Consumers, which includes Ameren’s biggest customer, Noranda Aluminum, spoke against SB 207. Also opposed are the American Association for Retired Persons, the Consumers Council of Missouri, the Missouri Retailers Association and Missouri Public Counsel Lewis Mills. Conservatives in the General Assembly have expressed wariness of more rate increases as well, possibly complicating passage of the bill.

MRIGlobal CEO Helmstetter resigns; Sack fills interim role BRIAN KABERLINE | bkaberline@bizjournals.com

MRIGlobal said Feb. 15 that CEO Michael Helmstetter has resigned. The Kansas City-based research organization named longtime employee Thomas Sack as interim chief. The MRIGlobal board announced Helmstetter’s departure on Feb. 15, but spokeswoman Pam Sharitz-Tesch said she was not sure when he actually gave notice of Helmstetter his resignation. She said

Helmstetter indicated that he wanted to pursue other opportunities. Helmstetter, who also had the titles of president and director, had been with MRI for 14 years. He ascended to the CEO position in October 2009 upon the retirement of Jim Spigarelli. In announcing his resignation, Helmstetter said that he was proud of his time with the organization and that he was “confident the company is on a strong platform with its market leadership” and has the “brand presence to succeed.” Sack’s history with MRIGlobal goes

back more than 27 years. SharitzTesch said Sack washed lab glassware as a Rockhurst College student and has spent the bulk of his professional career with the organization. Most recently, Sack has been senior vice president and director of technical operations. Bill Hall, chairman of the MRIGlobal board of directors and board of trustees, said in a statement that the organization will conduct a Sack

national executive search for a permanent CEO. MRIGlobal is a nonprofit research and development organization with more than 3,300 employees in nine states and Washington, D.C. SharitzTesch said local employment is around 400. In addition to its research, MRIGlobal is one of two partners in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC, which operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., for the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Plaza’s per-square-foot sales please owner Highwoods

Highwoods Properties Inc. executives were pleased with how the Country Club Plaza performed in 2012. In a passing disclosure by the North Carolina-based owner of the Plaza, executives said sales had increased 11 percent in 2012 year-to-year. “I congratulate our Kansas City team, which had a great 2012,” said Mike Harris, executive vice president and COO for

Highwoods, according to a transcript of an investor call Feb. 13 to discuss the fourth-quarter earnings. “Country Club Plaza, net of anchors, increased 11 percent year-over-year to $549-per-squarefoot due in part to attracting top-notch brands such as Lululemon, Vera Bradley, Athleta and Moosejaw.” It’s worth noting that Athleta hasn’t yet opened on the Plaza but will do so

later in the spring in 4,757 square feet next to Moosejaw at 429 W. 47th St. For context on the $549-per-squarefoot figure, a 2011 end-of-year annual report for big regional mall owner General Growth Properties Inc. reported that average tenant sales per square foot throughout the 136 malls in which it has an ownership stake was $505. The report added that of those 136

malls, 78 were considered its leading properties, which generated more than $575 a square foot. For some local context, the Leawood shopping center formerly known as One Nineteen and now called Town Center Crossing has average tenant sales of more than $900 per square foot, as reported by new owner Glimcher Realty Trust.

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‘It’s one of those things where not everyone is happy.’ Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo, on the agreement to end the Winchester TIF district, which the Swope Ridge Neighborhood Association felt shortchanged residents

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LEASE LEADERS The Kansas City Business Journal’s handicapping of leaders to land the big General Services Administration lease has focused on potential winners. But here are three buildings that didn’t make our list of contenders: 2301 McGee St. (not big enough); Commerce Tower at 911 Main St. (contains asbestos — a no-no with the feds); and 10 Main Center at 920 Main St. (probably can’t put space together fast enough). Former Folgers Coffee plant

CONVERSION The redevelopment of the former Folgers Coffee Co. plant in Downtown may have grounds for hope: A Kansas City Council committee was to consider a Planned Industrial Expansion Authority tax abatement for the shuttered facility. The Alexander Co. bought the property, along Broadway between Sixth and Eighth streets, with an eye to turning it into 160 apartments. The total investment is listed as $30 million.

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Amount Edgerton approved for industrial revenue bonds to build a grain and feed loading facility near Intermodal Logistics Park. The expansion by DeLong Co. Inc. is expected to bring seven new jobs to the city. The money is part of $500 million in IRBs previously awarded to Logistics Park developer The Allen GroupKansas City LLC.

INCENTIVES A 100-year-old Kansas City manufacturer is getting a face-lift and adding four jobs. Clay & Bailey Manufacturing Co. will expand by 7,000 square feet, using a state incentive package that includes $38,970 in Enhanced Enterprise Zone tax credits. The expansion is part of a $1.5 million investment at the facility near the Truman Sports Complex. Clay & Bailey makes above-ground and underground tanks.

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Technology & Telecom

The life-career balance Twitter: @araletzKCBJ

Entrepreneur Ross says it’s a ‘work in progress’

What is this life balance you speak of? That’s how serial entrepreneur Davyeon Ross answered the first question that came during a Feb. 19 lecture on his exit from Digital Sports Ventures. “It’s still a work in progress,” Ross said when an audience member prodded him on how to manage his professional and personal schedules while building a startup. Ross co-founded and ran the Overland Park-based Web syndicator of Division I college sports, which announced in October 2011 that Digital Broadcasting Group in New York had acquired it for an undisclosed amount. Ross, who has remained in Kansas City since the Digital Sports Ventures sale, now is pursuing an unnamed medical software product and is active in the local entrepreneurship community. Here’s a recap of the question-and-answer session that followed the lecture, part of

a technology series through the Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center at Polsinelli Shughart PC in Kansas City: On how to maintain a work-life balance (seriously): “Find something you’re passionate about because the time won’t really matter.”

On whether it was harder to negotiate his exit or the startup’s defining struggle of plowing through video content rights for collegiate sports: “The exit definitely. With the content rights, we had some time. There were a lot of emotions (with the exit).” ALYSON RALETZ | KCBJ

Davyeon Ross

On whether Digital Sports Ventures started with a specific exit strategy: “It evolved over time. ... Yes, we had inner thoughts. We kept our eye on the prize. If we changed this, who would want us?”

AN APP FOR THAT Sprint Nextel Corp. has a new deal for an app that will help customers find apps. Sprint will integrate tech startup Quixey’s “functional search” technology into some of its phones on the Android platform. Quixey says its technology lets users find apps “without even knowing exactly what they’re looking for.” If only such technology existed for other parts of our lives.

WORLD WIDE INTERNET Apparently, a rising speed lifts all providers. It appears ultra-fast Internet networks from providers such as Google Inc. are spurring cable competitors to ramp up their speed offerings. A Federal Communications Commission study reports rising megabits per second from cable providers’ Internet service and expects even more innovation in higher-speed tiers in the next year.

STARTUPS Two U.S. senators — Kansas’ Jerry Moran and Missouri’s Roy Blunt — are leading an immigration reform bill aimed at

PAUL KOEPP

Long haul pays off Walters Bender wins with second-mortgage suits

Walters Bender Strohbehn & Vaughan PC may have swung and missed at hot fuel, but it’s notched a number of hits on second mortgage class-action lawsuits. Such is the life of a plaintiff’s firm. The firm lost a trial in federal court in Kansas City, Kan., last summer on class claims that fuel retailers shortchanged customers by not adjusting for the expansion of gasoline in warm weather. Similar trials are set for next summer in California. A plaintiff firm tends to eat like a snake, but the second mortgage cases — alleging that lenders charged impermissible fees to Missouri consumers — have provided a steady stream of income for Walters Bender in recent years. Partner Fred Walters said the firm has reached settlements totaling $260 million. Contingent fees in plaintiff cases are typically about a third of the settlement. The firm has pursued not only the loan originators, but also the big banks and Wall Street firms whose insatiable

What can Google Inc. not do? Not only is Google letting some Kansas City neighborhoods see faster Internet speeds, but it’s helping Mayor Sly James pitch legislation. James touted possibilities associated with Google’s network in testifying for a bill that James would create Missouri angel tax credits, part of an effort to keep companies from fleeing to surrounding states (including Kansas) that offer the credits.

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$769 million

Garmin Ltd.’s revenue for the fourth quarter, which saw a gain of 66 cents a share. Annual revenue reached $2.72 billion, with a gain of $2.78 a share.

THE BIG SUIT Maybe the third time’s the charm for HCA Midwest Health System in its lawsuit with the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. HCA has brought on three East Coast lawyers for the case. That would be the third set of attorneys involved in the case for HCA. Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP initially represented HCA, then Polsinelli Shughart PC handled the trial. Polsinelli remains involved in the case. A judge ruled that the health system owes the foundation $162 million for not meeting its capital expense requirements. HCA could face a bigger bill after an accounting of its charity care.

CHANGE OF VENUE demand for mortgage-backed securities pumped up the market. A big break came in 2008, when a Jackson County jury awarded $100 million in punitive damages in a second mortgage case. Although that verdict was overturned on appeal and the case settled for significantly less, the result spurred several other companies targeted by Walters Bender to settle. Walters said that when the firm started taking the cases in 2000 — a bet other plaintiff firms declined to make — he knew they would be tough. He never guessed they would drag

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spurring more startups. Dubbed Startup 3.0, the bill is an update of similar legislation that died last year. The prior bill was called Startup 2.0. You can guess what the version that preceded it was called. The bill would create a new work visa for legal immigrant entrepreneurs. The recommendations are tied to research from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

on for so long. “You know you’re going to have a hard fight on your hands when you attack somebody’s business model that’s been so successful for so many years,” he said. Unlike many class actions, these cases provide significant sums to class members: an average of $33,000 in a recent settlement with U.S. Bank. Partner Kip Richards said the firm has hired people full-time to contact class members and make sure they collect their awards. “These are Publishers Clearing House moments,” he said.

The fallout over the NCAA’s handling of the University of Miami basketball investigation — and current MU Coach Frank Haith — has brought a new job for a Kansas City lawyer. Jon Duncan, a partner at Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP, will be interim vice president of enforcement for the NCAA. He will be Duncan on leave from the firm to handle those duties.

DOCKET DISH • A solicitation for investments in gold bars resulted in disbarment for a Law-

rence lawyer. Doug Baker promised investors Idaho gold mines would pay off even though he knew they had never been profitable. Baker argued that even if he defrauded people, the conduct had nothing to do with his practice as a lawyer. • As of print deadline, jurors in Kansas City, Kan., were weighing a billion-dollar price-fixing case involving Dow Chemical Co. The plaintiffs class seeks $1.125 billion in damages. Check the KCBJ website for updates.

BY THE NUMBERS

$250,000

Amount Legal Aid of Western Missouri will get from unclaimed proceeds in an overdraft fees settlement with UMB Bank. Terms of the deal directed that unclaimed amounts would go to Legal Aid.

ON THE MOVE Polsinelli Shughart PC’s health care practice has gotten a bit healthier with the addition of the incoming president of the American Health Lawyers Association. Kristen Rosati joined Polsinelli as a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office.


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FEBRUARY 22-28, 2013

Are you preparing yourself to take the lead?

The Kansas City Business Journal is looking for those businesspeople - entrepreneurs, executives, professionals - who will lead their companies, and their community, into the future. Our NextGen Leaders program is designed to recognize the budding talent in this community, but that’s just the start. The program’s objectives include helping emerging leaders continue to build their knowledge and skill sets, and to connect them with each other and the present generation of Kansas City leaders.

· ·

The Business Journal seeks nominations of people who are making a difference and who are destined to leave their mark on the business community. A panel of judges will select 25 NextGen Leaders based on their accomplishments, talents and drive. As with the Business Journal’s successful Women Who Mean Business program, the aim is to add another talented class each year and build a framework in which emerging leaders can learn, share and build a network of fellow NextGen Leaders.

The awards program kicks off with the online nomination process, which will remain open until March 15, 2013. The nominee will then be asked to submit an application, which a panel of judges will review. After the judges make their selections, the first class of NextGen Leaders will be announced. The NextGen Leaders will be featured in a supplement to the Business Journal and recognized at a private luncheon in their honor.

Criteria:

Nominee must have direct reports and/or P&L responsibility. NextGen Leader nominees must live and work in the Kansas City metropolitan area (Jackson, Cass, Clay, Ray, Platte counties in Missouri; and Johnson, Wyandotte, Leavenworth counties in Kansas). Begin the process at

www.kansascitybusinessjournal.com/nomination Deadline March 15 Presented by:

Sponsored by:


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KANSAS CITY BUSINESS JOURNAL.COM

TOP AREA ACCOUNTING FIRMS (RANKED BY NUMBER OF KANSAS CITY-AREA PROFESSIONAL STAFF) RANK 2013 2012

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 13. 15. 16. 17. 17. 17. 20. 20. 22. 23. 23. 25. 25. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

10. 12. 11. 13. 16. 14. 16. 18. 19. 23. 19. 21. 21.

none

23. 23. 23.

COMPANY

KPMG

1000 Walnut St., Suite 1000, Kansas City, MO 64106 www.kpmg.com 816-802-5200

Deloitte

1100 Walnut St., Suite 3300, Kansas City, MO 64106 www.deloitte.com 816-474-6180

CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann PC (MHM) 11440 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Leawood, KS 66211 www.cbizkc.com, www.mhm-pc.com 913-234-1000

PwC

1100 Walnut St., Suite 1300, Kansas City, MO 64106 www.pwc.com 816-472-7921

BKD LLP

1201 Walnut St., Suite 1700, Kansas City, MO 64106 www.bkd.com 816-221-6300

Ernst & Young LLP

1200 Main St., Suite 2500, Kansas City, MO 64105 www.ey.com 816-474-5200

McGladrey LLP

4801 Main St., Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64112 www.mcgladrey.com 816-753-3000

Grant Thornton LLP

1201 Walnut St., Suite 1000, Kansas City, MO 64106 www.grantthornton.com 816-412-2400

Marks Nelson Vohland Campbell Radetic LLC 1310 E. 104th St., Suite 300, Kansas City, MO 64131 www.marksnelsoncpa.com 816-743-7700

RubinBrown LLP

10975 Grandview Drive, Suite 600, Overland Park, KS 66210 www.rubinbrown.com 913-491-4144

Cochran Head Vick & Co. PA

1333 Meadowlark Lane, Suite 204, Kansas City, KS 66102 www.chvcpa.com 913-287-4433

Mize Houser & Co. PA

7101 College Blvd., Suite 900, Overland Park, KS 66210 www.mizehouser.com 912-451-1882

Barrett Herman Ragland & Schartz

10990 Quivira Road, Suite 160, Overland Park, KS 66210 www.barrettcpas.com 913-491-5080

TPP Certified Public Accountants LLC

10801 Mastin Blvd., Suite 700, Overland Park, KS 66210 www.tppkc.com 913-498-2200

Meara Welch Browne PC

2020 W. 89th St., Suite 300, Leawood, KS 66206 www.meara.com 816-561-1400

House, Park, Dobratz & Wiebler PC 605 W. 47th St., Suite 301, Kansas City, MO 64112 www.hpdco.com 816-931-3393

Howe & Company CPA PC

1201 Walnut St., Suite 950, Kansas City, MO 64106 www.howecocpa.com 816-842-2130

HSMC Orizon

3550 N.E. Ralph Powell Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 www.hsmcorizon.com 816-525-9699

Hutchins & Haake LLC

11900 College Blvd., Suite 310, Overland Park, KS 66210 www.hutchinscpa.com 913-338-4455

Moss Adams LLP

10561 Barkley St., Suite 550, Overland Park, KS 66212 www.mossadams.com 913-599-3236

Novak Birks PC

4600 Madison Ave., Suite 120, Kansas City, MO 64112 www.novakbirkspc.com 816-931-6111

Miller Haviland Ketter PC

1901 W. 47th Place, Suite 204, Westwood, KS 66205 www.mhkcpas.com 913-432-2727

Emerick & Co. PC

4025 Central St., Kansas City, MO 64111 www.emerickcpa.com 816-531-4646

McRuer CPAs

1251 N.W. Briarcliff Parkway, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64116 www.kccpa.com 816-741-7882

Ifft & Co. PA

11030 Granada Lane, Suite 100, Overland Park, KS 66211 www.ifftcpa.com 913-345-1120

Marsh & Co. PA

6750 W. 93rd St., Suite 140, Overland Park, KS 66212 marshcpa.com 913-451-3445

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

PERCENT BUSINESS BREAKDOWN

AREAS OF PRACTICE

TOP LOCAL EXECUTIVE(S)

285

audit - 60 consulting - 15 tax - 25

audit; federal tax; international tax; state & local tax & advisory services

Managing Partner David Fowler dfowler@kpmg.com

270

audit - 35 tax - 25 consulting - 40

audit, tax, consulting & financial advisory

Managing Partner Jeff Provost

262

accounting - 25 consulting & tax planning services to construction, nonprofit, tax - 35 real estate, manufacturing, financial institutions & health care; consulting - 40 audit & attest services provided by Mayer Hoffman McCann PC

Senior Managing Director Richard Mills MHM President Bill Hancock

209

NA

John Martin, Kansas City office managing partner

TOP AREA ACCOUNTING FIRMS RANKED BY YEAR ESTABLISHED IN THE KANSAS CITY AREA.

194

accounting - 54 assurance, tax, outsourcing, general consulting, consulting - 13 transaction services, technology, forensics, investment tax - 33 advisory services, employee benefits

Managing Partner Barry Davis Regional Managing Partner Douglas Gaston

COMPANY

180

135

accounting & auditing - 40 tax - 40 advisory - 20 tax - 25 consulting - 35 general services - 40

assurance, tax & advisory services

assurance, tax, advisory & transactions

tax, assurance & consulting

RE-RANKING THE LIST:

1904

Office Managing Partner Stephen Clifford stephen.clifford@ey.com

2. KPMG

1908

3. Deloitte

1920

Office Managing Partner Beth Soukup beth.soukup@mcgladrey.com

4. BKD LLP

1923

5. PwC

1952

6. CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann PC

1954

Marks Nelson Vohland Campbell Radetic LLC

1968

89

accounting - 55 audit; federal, state & local tax; business strategy; IT; tax - 25 governance, risk & compliance; special attestation consulting - 20 reporting; performance improvement; due diligence

Office Managing Partner Brett Lewis

82

assurance & business advisory services; tax compliance accounting - 35 & consulting; accounting; litigation support; forensic tax - 35 accounting; state & local tax consulting; valuation; consulting - 30 insurance tax consulting & compliance

Managing Partner Mark Radetic mradetic@marksnelsoncpa.com COO David Kaseff Administrative Partner Jeffrey Marks

36

accounting - 60 assurance, tax accounting, wealth management, tax - 37 business advisory services consulting - 3

Office Managing Partner Todd Pleimann todd.pleimann@rubinbrown.com

34

accounting - 62 auditing, accounting, tax services, tax planning, estate tax - 34 planning, management consulting services consulting - 4

President David Cochran cochran.d@chvcpa.com

29

23

23

audit & accounting - 44 tax - 46 other - 10 tax - 45 accounting - 30 consulting - 15 payroll - 10 tax - 28 accounting - 11 consulting - 18 other - 43

Vice Presidents Bret Curtis bcurtis@mizehouser.com Tim Goodger, Gary Heyka, Lori Pittman, Steve Talken

tax, accounting, business consulting, succession planning, business valuations, general accounting/tax consulting, payroll processing, litigation support, IT/network implementation & support

Partners Mark Barrett, mcbarrett@barrettcpas. coml; Lewis Herman, lherman@barrettcpas. com; Karla Schartz, kschartz@barrettcpas.com Partner Robert Parker

21

accounting - 30 audit & accounting; tax planning & compliance; consulting - 40 forensic services; valuation; litigation support tax - 30

President John Meara, john@meara.com Director Julie Welch, julie@meara.com Steve Browne, steve@meara.com

20

accounting - 45 accounting, auditing, tax, consulting, litigation tax - 45 support, business valuation consulting - 10

President Stanley House stanhouse@hpdco.com

accounting - 25 tax, tax planning, accounting services, data consulting - 10 processing, auditing, consulting tax - 65

Shareholder Dave Judy djudy@howecocpa.com

18

18

18

accounting & assurance - 18 assurance, tax, consulting tax - 20 consulting - 62 accounting - 5 consulting - 5 private company audit & tax; wealth tax - 55 management; employee benefit audits attestation - 35

7.

8. Cochran Head Vick & Co. PA

1975

8. Howe & Company CPA PC

1975

10. Meara Welch Browne PC

1977

10. Novak Birks PC

1977

12. TPP Certified Public Accountants LLC 1981

tax planning & preparation, audits & reviews, accounting services, payroll processing

tax planning & compliance; CFO & accounting resources; retirement plan administration

YEAR

1. Ernst & Young LLP

Partners Gene Brixey, gbrixey@hsmcorizon.com; Gary Hawkins, ghawkins@hsmcorizon.com; Rosalie Newkirk, rnewkirk@hsmcorizon.com Member Daniel Hutchins Dan@HutchinsCPA.com Member Daniel Haake Dan.Haake@HaakeCPA.com

17

accounting - 35 tax - 10 telecommunications consulting - 55

Partner Clay Sturgis clay.sturgis@mossadams.com

17

audit - 45 accounting - 37 audit, accounting, tax, financial planning tax - 18

President Keith Novak knovak@novakbirkspc.com

16

accounting - 44 tax consulting, planning & compliance; financial tax - 46 reporting, auditing & forecasting; business & technology consulting - 10 consulting; business valuation & litigation support

Managing Partner Doug Miller doug@mhkcpas.com

15

auditing - 60 accounting - 20 SOC (SAS 70) audits, nonprofit audits & private company audits tax - 20

Managing Partner David Emerick David@EmerickCPA.com

15

NA

business planning & wealth accumulation; tax planning & compliance; collaborative internetbased business accounting solutions

Managing Member Scott McRuer scott@kccpa.com

14

accounting - 70 tax - 27 audit, tax, accounting services consulting - 3

President & Audit Partner Keith Hall keithh@ifftcpa.com

14

accounting - 65 tax - 25 real estate accounting, tax, consulting consulting - 10

President Michael Marsh michael.marsh@marshcpa.com

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED FEB. 22, 2013 | COMPILED BY JONNA LORENZ | RESEARCH DIRECTOR | jlorenz@bizjournals.com | 816-777-2213 | Twitter: @KCBizResearch Information about commemorative plaques, reprints or Web permissions can be obtained from the Kansas City Business Journal’s designated partner, Scoop ReprintSource, at 800-767-3263 or www.scoopreprintsource.com. No other company offering similar services is affiliated with the Business Journal.

13. Barrett Herman Ragland & Schartz

1982

13. Mize Houser & Co. PA

1982

15. Miller Haviland Ketter PC

1983

16.

Hutchins & Haake LLC Certified Public 1985 Accountants

17. Grant Thornton LLP

1986

18. McRuer CPAs

1987

19. Ifft & Co. PA

1988

19. Moss Adams LLP

1988

21. House, Park, Dobratz & Wiebler PC

1990

22. HSMC Orizon

1994

23. Emerick & Co. PC

1999

24. Marsh & Co. PA

2000

24. McGladrey LLP

2000

26. RubinBrown LLP

2005

NOTES:

Firms provided information in response to questionnaires. Ties are listed alphabetically. NA = not applicable, not available or not answered.

FUTURE LISTS:

MARCH 1, Commercial Printers MARCH 8, Commercial Real Estate Companies MARCH 8, Most-Active Commercial Real Estate Firms MARCH 15, Residential Real Estate Companies

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FEBRUARY 22-28, 2013

BRIANNE PFANNENSTIEL

bpfannenstiel@bizjournals.com 816-777-2214

Health Care, Life Sciences & Animal Health

Medicaid pain? Twitter: @KCBJ_Brianne

BY THE NUMBERS

$82 million

Program plays key role in ACA, state budgets

The Kansas City Business Journal hosted its third in a series of panel discussions Feb. 19 that examined the way health reform will affect businesses. A big concern among panelists was the way Medicaid expansion — or lack of it — would affect local and rural hospitals. Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger said that expanding Medicaid in Kansas would provide new coverage to 140,000 individuals. But one important thing to note, she said, is that the law didn’t originally give states the option of choosing to forgo expansion. The people who wrote the law Praeger assumed states would shift their uninsured to the expanded Medicaid program, and thus cut funding — called DSH payments — to hospitals for caring for the uninsured. Praeger said those payments to Kansas equal about $41 million. “Medicaid payments to states are tax dollars that are flowing to Washington and back to the state, so if we don’t expand our Medicaid program, we’re really losing an opportunity to provide some pretty important financial assistance to our folks in Kansas that will just go to other states that do expand,” she said.

ON THE MOVE

Net savings Kansas could see by 2020 if it expands Medicaid, according to a Kansas Hospital Association study. Expansion would cost the state an estimated $1.1 billion, but the report said the money would be reinvested in the Kansas economy and create 4,000 jobs by 2020. Hospitals are sweating the expansion. GOP-dominated legislatures in Kansas and Missouri are unlikely to sign off on it, which could mean hospitals absorb more uninsured care costs.

HEALTH CARE REFORM PANEL MEMBERS • Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger • Power Group CEO Mark Avery • Stephen Best, director of compensation and benefits for JE Dunn Construction • Ed Fensholt, senior vice president and director, compliance services at Lockton Benefit Group • Ken Mason, head of the employee benefits group at Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP

LIFE SCIENCES

The federal government would cover 100 percent of the costs of expanding Medicaid through 2016 and 90 percent thereafter. She compared receiving the federal money to receiving a grant to construct new research buildings. “The infusion of new dollars into our state to help build the additional capacity to deliver the services is really a significant amount of federal dollars that would be flowing back to create additional jobs,” she said. “We really ought to look at this as a growth opportunity, an economic growth opportunity, and not just look at the additional Medicaid expenditure, because to deliver those services we’re going to need more folks out there delivering the services, more capacity.” Look for a full transcript of the discussion March 1.

A group of anti-abortion conservatives is advocating a bill that would create an adult stem cell center at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The center would use stem cells from adult tissue and cord blood rather than from embryos. KU Med already conducts research with adult stem cells and apparently didn’t initiate the bill. The center also conducts some embryonic stem cell research.

Stephene Moore will be the new director for the U.S. Health and Human Services Department region that includes Kansas and Missouri. Moore ran for Congress in 2010, and her husband is former U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore. She has been a senior adviser at HHS for the past year and has worked as a nurse for almost 30 years.

QUOTABLE

‘Health care professionals may need to be more proactive with some women.’ Kimberly Templeton, a professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center, on educating providers about sex- and gender-specific care. Templeton is a founding partner of the Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative.

ON THE MOVE Two former executives have returned to Nueterra to help drive international growth for the Leawood company. John Schario and Kevin Standefer will run Nueterra’s London offices, which serve Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Nueterra specializes in developing joint equity partnerships with health systems, governments, hospitals and doctors.

t h e v e r dic t is i n : Eight Lathrop & Gage attorneys have been promoted to partner: experience perspective

Jeff Grant

Greer Lang

Lindsay Larrick

Patrick McRorie

Sarah Millin

Justin Nichols

Justin Peters

Kimberly Winter

A National CPA & Advisory Firm

90

YEArs

What are you reflecting on? Growing profitably? Cutting costs? Managing risk? Depending on your outlook, there’s a lot to consider. You need guidance. We can help. BKD brings 90 years of experience to the table, offering the perspective you need to make wise decisions. Experience how our expertise can help give you a better vantage point.

Kansas City // 816.221.6300 bkd.com

ca lifor nia | color a do | illinois | K a nsas M assachusetts | Missou ri | n ew Yor K ( 816 ) 2 9 2 - 2 0 0 0 | l at h ro P G aG e .c o M The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. In Kansas, contact Curtis Tideman at 913-451-5100. In Missouri, contact Joel Voran at 816-292-2000.


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KANSAS CITY BUSINESS JOURNAL.COM

TOP AREA ACCOUNTING FIRMS (RANKED BY NUMBER OF KANSAS CITY-AREA CPAS) RANK 2013 2012

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 15. 15. 18. 18. 20. 20. 22. 22. 22. 22. 22. 1. 2. 5. 4. 3. 6. 7. 8. 9.

10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 23. 14. 14. 18. 23. 26. 23. 18. 18. 17. 18.

none

COMPANY

KPMG

1000 Walnut St., Suite 1000, Kansas City, MO 64106 www.kpmg.com 816-802-5200

BKD LLP

1201 Walnut St., Suite 1700, Kansas City, MO 64106 www.bkd.com 816-221-6300

PwC

1100 Walnut St., Suite 1300, Kansas City, MO 64106 www.pwc.com 816-472-7921

Deloitte

1100 Walnut St., Suite 3300, Kansas City, MO 64106 www.deloitte.com 816-474-6180

CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann PC (MHM) 11440 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Leawood, KS 66211 www.cbizkc.com, www.mhm-pc.com 913-234-1000

Ernst & Young LLP

1200 Main St., Suite 2500, Kansas City, MO 64105 www.ey.com 816-474-5200

Grant Thornton LLP

1201 Walnut St., Suite 1000, Kansas City, MO 64106 www.grantthornton.com 816-412-2400

McGladrey LLP

4801 Main St., Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64112 www.mcgladrey.com 816-753-3000

Marks Nelson Vohland Campbell Radetic LLC 1310 E. 104th St., Suite 300, Kansas City, MO 64131 www.marksnelsoncpa.com 816-743-7700

RubinBrown LLP

10975 Grandview Drive, Suite 600, Overland Park, KS 66210 www.rubinbrown.com 913-491-4144

Cochran Head Vick & Co. PA

1333 Meadowlark Lane, Suite 204, Kansas City, KS 66102 www.chvcpa.com 913-287-4433

Mize Houser & Co. PA

7101 College Blvd., Suite 900, Overland Park, KS 66210 www.mizehouser.com 912-451-1882

House, Park, Dobratz & Wiebler PC 605 W. 47th St., Suite 301, Kansas City, MO 64112 www.hpdco.com 816-931-3393

TPP Certified Public Accountants LLC

10801 Mastin Blvd., Suite 700, Overland Park, KS 66210 www.tppkc.com 913-498-2200

Hutchins & Haake LLC

11900 College Blvd., Suite 310, Overland Park, KS 66210 www.hutchinscpa.com 913-338-4455

Ifft & Co. PA

11030 Granada Lane, Suite 100, Overland Park, KS 66211 www.ifftcpa.com 913-345-1120

Meara Welch Browne PC

2020 W. 89th St., Suite 300, Leawood, KS 66206 www.meara.com 816-561-1400

McRuer CPAs

1251 N.W. Briarcliff Parkway, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64116 www.kccpa.com 816-741-7882

Novak Birks PC

4600 Madison Ave., Suite 120, Kansas City, MO 64112 www.novakbirkspc.com 816-931-6111

Emerick & Co. PC

4025 Central St., Kansas City, MO 64111 www.emerickcpa.com 816-531-4646

Moss Adams LLP

10561 Barkley St., Suite 550, Overland Park, KS 66212 www.mossadams.com 913-599-3236

Barrett Herman Ragland & Schartz

10990 Quivira Road, Suite 160, Overland Park, KS 66210 www.barrettcpas.com 913-491-5080

Howe & Company CPA PC

1201 Walnut St., Suite 950, Kansas City, MO 64106 www.howecocpa.com 816-842-2130

HSMC Orizon

3550 N.E. Ralph Powell Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 www.hsmcorizon.com 816-525-9699

Miller Haviland Ketter PC

1901 W. 47th Place, Suite 204, Westwood, KS 66205 www.mhkcpas.com 913-432-2727

Summers Spencer & Co. PA

16201 W. 95th St., Suite 210, Lenexa, KS 66219 www.ssccpas.com 913-491-4484

LOCAL CPAS

METRO OFFICES HEADQUARTERS

AREAS OF PRACTICE

TOP LOCAL EXECUTIVE(S)

170

1 New York

audit; federal tax; international tax; state & local tax & advisory services

Managing Partner David Fowler dfowler@kpmg.com

140

1 Springfield, Mo.

assurance, tax, outsourcing, general consulting, transaction services, technology, forensics, investment advisory services, employee benefits

Managing Partner Barry Davis Regional Managing Partner Douglas Gaston

117

1 New York

assurance, tax & advisory services

John Martin, Kansas City office managing partner

109

1 New York

audit, tax, consulting & financial advisory

Managing Partner Jeff Provost

108

2 CBIZ-Cleveland; MHM-Kansas City

consulting & tax planning services to construction, nonprofit, real estate, manufacturing, financial institutions & health care; audit & attest services provided by Mayer Hoffman McCann PC

Senior Managing Director Richard Mills MHM President Bill Hancock

1 New York

assurance, tax, advisory & transactions

95

68

53

49

29

26

1 Chicago 1 Chicago 1 Kansas City 1 St. Louis 4 Kansas City

Office Managing Partner Stephen Clifford stephen.clifford@ey.com

audit; federal, state & local tax; business strategy; IT; governance, risk & compliance; special attestation reporting; performance improvement; due diligence

Office Managing Partner Brett Lewis

tax, assurance & consulting

Office Managing Partner Beth Soukup beth.soukup@mcgladrey.com

assurance & business advisory services; tax compliance & consulting; accounting; litigation support; forensic accounting; state & local tax consulting; valuation; insurance tax consulting & compliance

Managing Partner Mark Radetic mradetic@marksnelsoncpa.com COO David Kaseff Administrative Partner Jeffrey Marks

assurance, tax accounting, wealth management, business advisory services

RE-RANKING THE LIST:

TOP AREA ACCOUNTING FIRMS RANKED BY NUMBER OF LOCAL EMPLOYEES. COMPANY

EMPLOYEES

1. CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann PC

415

2. KPMG

285

3. Deloitte

270

4. PwC

227

5. BKD LLP

214

6. Ernst & Young LLP

205

7. McGladrey LLP

152

8. Grant Thornton LLP

122

9.

Marks Nelson Vohland Campbell Radetic LLC

94

10. Cochran Head Vick & Co. PA

42

Office Managing Partner Todd Pleimann todd.pleimann@rubinbrown.com

11. RubinBrown LLP

40

12. Mize Houser & Co. PA

33

auditing, accounting, tax services, tax planning, estate planning, management consulting services

President David Cochran cochran.d@chvcpa.com

13. TPP Certified Public Accountants LLC

27

14. House, Park, Dobratz & Wiebler PC

25

15. Barrett Herman Ragland & Schartz

22

16. HSMC Orizon

21

16. Meara Welch Browne PC

21

18. Moss Adams LLP

19

21

1 Topeka

tax planning & preparation, audits & reviews, accounting services, payroll processing

Vice President Bret Curtis bcurtis@mizehouser.com Vice Presidents Tim Goodger, Gary Heyka, Lori Pittman, Steve Talken

20

1 Kansas City

accounting, auditing, tax, consulting, litigation support, business valuation

President Stanley House stanhouse@hpdco.com

14

1 Overland Park

tax planning & compliance; CFO & accounting resources; retirement plan administration

Partner Robert Parker

13

1 Overland Park

private company audit & tax; wealth management; employee benefit audits

Member Daniel Hutchins Dan@HutchinsCPA.com Member Daniel Haake Dan.Haake@HaakeCPA.com

13

1 Overland Park

audit, tax, accounting services

President & Audit Partner Keith Hall keithh@ifftcpa.com

13

1 Leawood

audit & accounting; tax planning & compliance; forensic services; valuation; litigation support

President John Meara, john@meara.com Director Julie Welch, julie@meara.com Steve Browne, steve@meara.com

11

1 Kansas City

business planning & wealth accumulation; tax planning & compliance; collaborative internetbased business accounting solutions

Managing Member Scott McRuer scott@kccpa.com

NOTES:

11

3 Kansas City

audit, accounting, tax, financial planning

President Keith Novak knovak@novakbirkspc.com

FUTURE LISTS:

10

2 Kansas City

SOC (SAS 70) audits, nonprofit audits & private company audits

Managing Partner David Emerick David@EmerickCPA.com

10

1 Seattle

telecommunications

Partner Clay Sturgis clay.sturgis@mossadams.com

9

1 Overland Park

tax, accounting, business consulting, succession planning, business valuations, general accounting/tax consulting, payroll processing, litigation support, IT/network implementation & support

Partners Mark Barrett, mcbarrett@barrettcpas. com; Lewis Herman, lherman@barrettcpas. com; Karla Schartz, kschartz@barrettcpas.com

9

1 Kansas City

tax, tax planning, accounting services, data processing, auditing, consulting

Shareholder Dave Judy djudy@howecocpa.com

9

1 Omaha

assurance, tax, consulting

Partners Gene Brixey, gbrixey@ hsmcorizon.com; Gary Hawkins, ghawkins@hsmcorizon.com; Rosalie Newkirk, rnewkirk@hsmcorizon.com

9

1 Westwood

tax consulting, planning & compliance; financial reporting, auditing & forecasting; business & technology consulting; business valuation & litigation support

Managing Partner Doug Miller doug@mhkcpas.com

9

1 Topeka

audits, accounting services, tax services

Vice President Skyler Fairchild skyler@ssccpas.com

19.

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED FEB. 22, 2013 | COMPILED BY JONNA LORENZ | RESEARCH DIRECTOR | jlorenz@bizjournals.com | 816-777-2213 | Twitter: @KCBizResearch Information about commemorative plaques, reprints or Web permissions can be obtained from the Kansas City Business Journal’s designated partner, Scoop ReprintSource, at 800-767-3263 or www.scoopreprintsource.com. No other company offering similar services is affiliated with the Business Journal.

Hutchins & Haake LLC Certified Public Accountants

18

19. McRuer CPAs

18

21. Howe & Company CPA PC

17

21. Miller Haviland Ketter PC

17

23. Ifft & Co. PA

16

23. Novak Birks PC

16

25. Emerick & Co. PC

15

26. Summers Spencer & Co. PA

11

Firms provided information in response to questionnaires. Ties are listed alphabetically.

MARCH 15, Residential Real Estate Agents & Teams MARCH 22, Automobile & Truck Retailers MARCH 22, Airlines MARCH 29, Computer Training Programs MARCH 29, Attractions APRIL 5, Golf Courses APRIL 12, Associations

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AUSTIN ALONZO

aalonzo@bizjournals.com 816-777-2236

Architecture, Engineering & Contractors

Drivers sound off 87th St.

435

Phase 2 - 2014-2017 Phase 3 - TBD

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Drivers want the $600 million Johnson County Gateway highway project done right, and quickly — as long as that doesn’t add too much to their commute times. These occasionally contradictory responses came up in a study conducted last month by Olathe market research firm ETC Institute. Project managers for Johnson County Gateway sought the study to help devise a game plan for the multiphase endeavor to reduce congestion in the area where Interstates 35 and 435 and Kansas Highway 10 come together. The Kansas Department of Transportation and HNTB Corp. will look at this, and other, data when selecting a design-build team for Johnson County Gateway later this year. Burt Morey, a project manager for KDOT, said the study confirmed that drivers want the best improvements with the least disruption.

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• Asked to rank priorities, 86 percent put “provide highest value capacity improvements” as their first or second choice. That beat out the 72 percent that listed “minimize travel delays during construction” and just 36 percent who wanted the project completed by summer 2017 as a top priority. • 59 percent said they’d rather have a shorter construction period with more short-term inconvenience, and 41 percent wanted a longer construction period and less short-term pain.

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• Yet 47 percent preferred a three-year construction period if it meant an extra 10 minutes of drive time, compared with 38 percent who would accept two and a half years of construction and a 20 minute delay and just 16 percent who would put up with two years of construction and a 30 minute delay. One respondent put it bluntly: “I don’t want long delays.” Johnson County drivers who want a chance to chime in can take an online version of the survey at www.jocogateway.com.

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Up close: Gwen Locher Gwen Locher came to Lane4 Property Group Inc. about five years ago to start the firm’s property management group. Through a recession, she led a stable division at Lane4 and recently was promoted to be the firm’s managing partner. Here’s how she got there: On her new role at Lane4: I spend about half of my time overseeing property management of commercial real estate that we own and third-party, and about half of the time doing business operations running Lane4, doing a lot of things Owen Buckley used to do himself when he started the company, freeing him up to focus on what he’s best at, which is deals. On how she came to Lane4: I came to Lane4 from CB Richard Ellis. I came here when Rick Baier and Dan Carr came from CB Richard Ellis. I came here to start the property management department. We didn’t have property management here prior to my arrival. ... I’ve been in property management since the very beginning of 1999 in St. Louis. On coming to Kansas City from St. Louis: I was with Colliers Turley Martin Tucker in St. Louis, and they had the H&R Block account. They were doing all the lease administration and negotiating for every little H&R Block you see all over the country. So we had that portfolio, and they wanted at that time to have that office here near the H&R Block headquarters. There were so many young people on the account — I was 28 or 27 years old — and they asked to come so they would have, I don’t know what they called us, but an older person on the account, so I moved here. I wasn’t in St. Louis that long. The way I got into commercial real estate was I was in major gift fundraising for the University of Missouri, for the business college. One of the major donors was Mark Burkhart, who was the CEO for Colliers, and after five years in major gift fundraising, he recruited me to come into commercial real estate. He had been a property manager and worked his way up to being the CEO of Colliers. From the beginning, that was the role model that you could grow into managing or running a commercial real estate company without being a broker. On getting business experience at a young age: I grew up in a family business so I started working with professionals like doctors and lawyers. They were all customers of my parents. I started interacting with them when I was 14. From a very young age, I was working in customer service and dealing with people and making decisions and being willing to give people bad news. I’ve never been afraid to make decisions and face the consequences if they were wrong. It was a furniture business. It’s a model that doesn’t exist any longer, but it was a precursor to Costco. You have to be a member, and you had to buy wholesale, and you custom-ordered, and it was a great business model for 25 years. I don’t think there’s anything like it left. The way people became members relied first on telemarketing. Nobody would take a call from you now. Then you would send a salesperson to their home, step two. Then they would come in and see the showroom and meet everyone, and then they would join. My dad was the closer, and the staff, including myself, took care of them afterwards. You would probably join because you were building a house. That was the primary reason most people joined. They had money and were about to invest a lot of it in furniture and carpet.

On what she likes about Kansas City: Prairie Village, where I live. If I didn’t have this job, I think I could full time recruit people to move to Prairie Village. The walkability, the sense of old-fashioned traditional neighborhood, and I don’t mean that like the 1950s perfect family traditional, but the architecture and the small homes and the small footprint. We walk to the schools, the stores, the church. We walk to the tavern. The walkability is great, and it very much feels like a small town. I think it’s one of the best little places to raise a family in the country. On what she wishes for in Kansas City: Kansas City has a lot of things I love about it. I like it a lot better than when I lived in St. Louis, and I’ve adjusted to living around so many Jayhawks, but there’s so much here in the arts that I’m proud of and excited to show people when people come to visit, and I spend a lot of time at the Nelson, and I absolutely love the city. I wish we had better public transportation. On how she views the local real estate scene: We think it’s moving in the right direction. Each of the last few years have been increasingly better. It wasn’t where it was in 2008, but it won’t be like that again for a very long time. And it doesn’t need to be because of e-commerce and especially the retail side of commercial real estate. Things have just changed. There will always be a demand for great properties in great places, but there doesn’t need to be millions of new square feet built every year. That doesn’t make sense anymore. On hobbies outside work: I travel. I have a very core group of friends from Missouri who are all over the country, in New York, in Denver and everywhere. We stay in touch constantly, and we travel together several times a year. That’s my favorite hobby, and traveling with my husband and children. And I cook. I’m not a gourmet cook, but I find cooking to be therapeutic. It’s almost like meditating. On her favorite destination: Italy. I love Italy. My children tease my husband and I about our obsession with Italy. STEVE VOCKRODT

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avid Miller bought his business on Johnson Drive in Mission 17 years ago. Since 1972, before he bought it, Werner’s Fine Sausages has sold homemade sausages and meats to a hungry clientele. On Saturdays in the summer, a line of 25 to 30 people wanting sausages to grill snakes around the building. “I am pretty well entrenched in the neighborhood,” he said. “I’m just one of the mainstays, and I’m not afraid of Walmart.” Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to build a Supercenter down the street at Johnson Drive and Shawnee Mission Parkway. The store will anchor the $165 million Mission Gateway development, joined by Sprouts Farmer’s Market, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, 300 apartments and other future tenants. New York-based The Cameron Group LLC is developing the project. Tom Valenti, principal of The Cameron Group, said every place he’s developed previously has improved conditions for nearby retailers. “The state of Johnson Drive merchants for a long time has been poor,” he said. “There are a lot of empty storefronts. I truly believe that our property is going to stimulate a lot of business along Johnson Drive.” Bob Hartman, owner of Hartman Hardware, is intrigued with the traffic the Walmart will bring the area, SEE MIXED | 14

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but he’s less enthused about an influx of apartment dwellers: They don’t have to fix their homes. The store has been in Mission since 1977, selling hardware but also repairing windows and lawnmowers. Hartman doesn’t see Walmart as a direct competitor. “People don’t go to Walmart to buy their hardware,� he said. Miller feels the same about grocery competition from Walmart, saying his product is “above reproach.� But he is worried about the clientele the store and the Toby Keith restaurant will attract. “The demographics of the area do not support a Walmart store,� he said. “I can’t see anything but trouble.� Martin Rivarola, Mission’s community development director, isn’t worried. He said retailers expressed concern with leaving the former Mission Mall space vacant. Now, what has been an empty lot is about to give way to a project with double the square footage — 790,000 — as the previous building. The population in Mission, and all of northeast Johnson County, is declining, Rivarola said. Adding new residents at Mission Gateway will give local businesses more customers. He hopes the development also will develop synergy with an IKEA store scheduled to begin construction this year down Johnson Drive in Merriam. The iconic retailer probably will draw shoppers from throughout the metro area and beyond — shoppers that may stop by Mission Gateway on the way to Kansas City mainstays such as the Country Club Plaza. “We think, we hope, we expect to see some spillover activity,� Rivarola said. Work on Mission Gateway will include improvements to nearby streets, including the addition of a lane at Shawnee Mission Parkway and work on Roe Avenue. It’s this roadwork that concerns local business owner Ted Sherwood. He and his wife own eight buildings along Johnson Drive, including Bearde Beauty Warehouse & Salon. Sherwood is OK with Walmart coming in. But he thinks the Mission Gateway construction and a road rehabilitation project farther west on Johnson Drive will hurt business on the street. “It’s going to be killer to businesses — not just mine, but all businesses and Johnson Drive, because people want to avoid that kind of stuff,� he said. Justin Pregont, Mission’s project manager for the Johnson Drive rehabilita-

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The future of the Walmart store space at 5150 Roe Blvd. in Roeland Park is uncertain.

When Jodi Belpedio acquired a former Kmart in Lawrence, she knew just how she wanted to make it viable retail again. She split it into four different smaller-box stores: World Market, T.J.Maxx, Michaels and Bed Bath & Beyond. That’s what she envisions for a shopping center she owns in Roeland Park. The Walmart there plans to move to Mission, and Belpedio already is hard at work figuring out how to repurpose the space. “We’ve already drawn up plans that split (the Roeland Park store) up into different sections,” she said. “The demand is there.” Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s lease at 5150 Roe Blvd. in Roeland Park Shopping Center lasts until 2016, and though it must honor its lease, it doesn’t have to continue operating and paying sales taxes to the city, Belpedio said. But an expanded store is a main component of the Mission Gateway development just down Roe. “The landlords do not want to see the Walmart empty for any period of time,” she said. “It would be our goal to get it

redeveloped as quickly as possible.” Roeland Park estimated that losing its Walmart to Mission would have a $50 million retail sale impact annually and that nearby stores would suffer as well with the loss of traffic, losing about $4.5 million in sales, resulting in more than $56,000 in taxes lost. A market study completed by Columbia Capital Management LLC for Roeland Park on the Mission Gateway development found that Roeland Park itself would lose $8.8 million of net present value through 2027, which measures money the city gets today but won’t get in the future. While Walmart decides what it will do with its space until its lease runs out, improvements are being planned for the center. City Administrator Aaron Otto said its owners requested a community improvement district, adding a 1 percent sales tax to all businesses in Roeland Park Shopping Center. The district started collecting money in January, and Otto said the plan is for the owners to spend as much as $9 million improving sidewalks, fixing the parking lot, possibly adding

new space and reorienting the pad site to face the street, similar to how Lowe’s and Price Chopper do down the street. But those CID dollars probably wouldn’t be used until the building’s fate is decided. Belpedio said that if Walmart decides to cease operations early, the owners would try to work with Walmart to take over the space early and devise a payment plan. Belpedio said no store brings in sales like Walmart, though the footprint of the store is not typical — it originally was a Pace, the warehouse version of Kmart. The method she used in Lawrence is viable in Roeland Park, she said. “There is a need for some junior-box tenants that are not in that market that want to be in that market,” Belpedio said. “It’s got good access, good viability. It’s properly laid out.” City Councilman Bob Meyers said he’s warned colleagues on the City Council that the loss of Walmart, and the crowd it attracts, could persuade other nearby businesses to leave. “We all go to the Walmart and then, ‘Oh gosh, I’ll stop at McDonald’s and get a hamburger, or QuikTrip and get a Coke,’” he said.

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The Mission Gateway project, a $165 million mixed-use development at the former site of the Mission Mall, is finally on the way after years of delays. Now, the project faces the challenges of fitting into the awkward, trapezoidal lot sandwiched by Roeland Drive, Johnson Drive, Roe Avenue and Shawnee Mission Parkway; meeting the city’s expectations; and blending in with the suburb’s residential feel. The project, which is anchored by a 151,000-square-foot Walmart store and features 300 apartments, is more or less settled on a modern, two-story design for the retail that maximizes available space at the site, said Martin Rivarola, the director of community development for Mission. The plan still must clear a few more obstacles with city planners before construction can move ahead. Rivarola said the project already has cleared a large hurdle by meeting requirements for the city’s historic commercial corridor along Johnson Drive, which stipulates that the project must feature a significant design element facing the street. The project was held up by a design that called for a 40- to 45-foot-high blank wall on the store’s north side, facing the road, he said. Replacing the blank wall with a seethrough, glass facade was proposed, but Walmart rejected that idea, Rivarola said. Instead, a compromise was made to place a combination of glass display cases and digital video boards along the wall, which the Planning and Zoning Commission approved, he said.

This is an artist’s rendering of the proposed $165 million Mission Gateway project. “It was a good and effective appearance,” he said. “It does add to the aesthetic appearance of the product itself.” Representatives of the project’s developer, The Cameron Group LLC, based in Syracuse, N.Y., and its architect, Slaggie Architects Inc., based in Kansas City, were not available to comment on their project for this story. Christian Arnold, the principal of Kansas City commercial design firm Clockwork Architecture + Design, is working on commercial projects at big developments on both sides of the state

line. Although he has not worked with Mission recently and is not involved with the project, he said he’s worked with large retailers before. “Big-box retailers always have very tight budget locations (and) look fairly vanilla for a reason,” Arnold said. Walmart is not known for splurging on design, Arnold said, which can present a challenge for the architecture firms working on the retailer’s stores. Arnold said the challenge to build within tight guidelines for design and budgets can either give the firm a

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The problem: After seeing an employee of his father’s sheetmetal company severely injured in a fall, Brent Smith designed a mobile platform to protect roofers. Insurers and risk managers loved the device. The Raptor R1000 has a claw that digs into the surface of a typical flat roof of a warehouse or industrial building when a worker tied in to the platform falls. Smith applied for a patent in 2006. But within 18 months, a copycat emerged, followed by three others during the next several years. The challenge: Having essentially created a new niche, AES Raptor LLC started out with 100 percent market share. With the new competitors blatantly copying Smith’s design, that share plunged to 25 percent last year. One company manufactures its devices in China and sells them at retail for the same price AES Raptor sells to its dealers. “I’m not against competition as long as it’s fair competition and you come up with your own ideas,” Smith said. “I had half a million dollars into testing, and this guy copies my product.” Smith had to drop the retail price of his original model from $3,500 to $3,000, and his profit margins shrunk accordingly. He estimated that he’s lost $1 million in sales each of the past three years because of the imitators. Meanwhile, his patent application languished. “I lost faith completely in the patent process dur-

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Fighting back: The patent finally was issued to AES Raptor in August. On Feb. 1, the company filed lawsuits against all four copycats that are allegedly infringing on the patent: Cleasby Manufacturing Co. Inc., Garlock Equipment Co., Guardian Fall Protection Inc. and Panther Products Corp. Smith hopes to win injunctions that will stop the competitors from producing their devices, as well as damages for the sales he has lost. He thinks he has a strong case. At a recent trade show, an AES Raptor employee walked up to a competitor’s booth and pointed out that the company had copied not only a new railing product, but also AES Raptor’s brochure explaining how it works. According to Smith, an employee for that company admitted they had copied the device because they saw how long it took Smith to get his first patent, and they want to sell as many as they can before he gets another. “The roofing industry is very incestuous,” Smith said. “You’re all friends at the show, and then as soon as you turn your back ... .” High stakes: Smith hopes the patent application on the smaller model will go much more smoothly. He realizes that he’s up against bigger companies in the lawsuits and that they may be able to stretch them out into lengthy, costly court battles. If he doesn’t get a favorable result, he’s not sure the company will survive. “Here I am, a little guy doing this for what I consider all the right reasons. ... It’s been a struggle for me,” Smith said. “Since 2006, I’ve dedicated my life to providing a good, safe product.”

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CALENDAR Wednesday, Feb. 27, noon-1:15p.m. Central Exchange South, 6201 College Blvd., Overland Park, is presenting “Entrepreneurs Share Lessons” with Laura Laiben of The Culinary Center of Kansas City. She will discuss the importance of taking risks in entrepreneurial life. It is free for members and $35 for nonmembers, including lunch. Reservations and prepayment required. Visit www. centralexchange.org for reservations. For more information, call 816-471-7560. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. The Kansas Small Business Development Center at Johnson County Community College is having a seminar called “Hiring Your First Employee” (CRN 21105). Cost is $25. Call 913-469-2323 to register, or visit www.jccc.edu/ksbdc. Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 a.m. The Prospectors Club is having its weekly meeting at the West Chase Grille, 11942 Roe Ave., Overland Park. For more information, contact Bryan Rapp at 913-441-7800, or visit www.prospectorsclub.com. Thursday, Feb. 28, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Central Exchange Downtown, 1020 Central St., is having a meeting of its Marketing Roundtable, providing resources and support to those finding it difficult to earn more money while marketing themselves to bring in new clients. It is free for members and $30 for nonmembers, including a continental breakfast. Visit www.centralexchange.org for reservations. For more information, call 816-4717560. Thursday, Feb. 28, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. The Kansas Small Business Development Center at Johnson County Community College is having a seminar called “Buying a Business – Arm Yourself to Avoid Common Mistakes” (CRN 21649). Cost is $25. Call 913-469-2323 to register, or visit www.jccc.edu/ ksbdc. Thursday, Feb. 28, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Central Exchange Downtown, 1020 Central St., is presenting “Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Why It Matters to My Success” with EQ Career Strategist Joni Lindquist. She will explore emotional intelligence (EQ), self-assessment tools and strategies to help you develop EQ. It is free for members and $35 for nonmembers, including lunch. Reservations and prepayment required. Visit www.centralexchange.org for reservations. For more information, call 816-471-7560. Thursday, Feb. 28, noon. The Downtown Kiwanis Club is having its weekly lunch meeting at the Golden Ox, 1600 Genessee St., Kansas City. For more information, contact Ed Redhair at 816920-6800. Friday, March 1, 11:30 a.m. Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City will present “The Perfect Storm,” with Jim Farrell, president and CEO of Farmers National Co. as featured speaker at the American Royal, 1701 American Royal Court, Kansas City. The luncheon is $25 for members and $45 for nonmembers. For more info or to register, visit www.agbizkc.com. Monday, March 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Rotary Club of Overland Park is having its regular meeting at The Overland Park Marriott, 10800 Metcalf Ave., with Michael Nolte as guest speaker. Visit www. OPRotary.org for more details. Tuesday, March 5, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Central Exchange South, 6201 College Blvd., Overland Park, is having its Leadership Forum, providing support to individuals with real-life leadership issues within their organizations. It is free for members and $30 for nonmembers, including a continental breakfast. Reservations and prepayment required. Visit www.centralexchange. org for reservations. For more information, call 816-471-7560. Tuesday, March 5, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Central Exchange Downtown, 1020 Central St., is presenting “Pacesetters and Pioneers” with Kia Breaux, bureau chief of The Associated Press for Kansas and Missouri. She will share her professional and personal journeys and to provide an insight on how she oversees the news, business and administrative operations in Kansas, Missouri and Iowa. It is free for members and $35 for nonmembers, including lunch. Visit www. centralexchange.org for reservations. For more information, call 816-471-7560. Weekly. Business Network International groups meet weekly in the Kansas City area for referral networking. Only one person per profession may join a chapter. Go to www.bnikc.com to find locations and times, as well as which chapters have room in which categories.

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The business leads is a collection of information gathered from Kansas City-area courthouses, government offices and informational Web sites. We gather these public records so you can build your business. No matter what business you are in, you can gain a competitive edge by reading the business leads. Find new and expanding businesses and new customers. Find out the area’s commercial and residential hot spots. Find clues about the financial condition of your vendors, customers or competitors. Listings for each category may vary from week to week because of information availability and space constraints. To buy lead information for Kansas City and more than 40 other markets, call 877-593-4157, or see bizjournals.com/leads. The information is available on disk or via e-mail and arrives earlier than the published version. Listings for each category may vary due to information availability and space constraints.

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LAWSUITS FILED

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COURT JUDGMENTS

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MECHANIC’S LIENS

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FEDERAL TAX LIENS FILED

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FEDERAL TAX LIENS RELEASED

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STATE TAX LIENS FILED

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STATE TAX LIENS RELEASED

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PROSPECTING EntRiEs NEW BUSINESSES

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Sales/leases lists who is taking leases and who is making leases. These are gleaned from releases from commercial property managers and real estate firms. T.O.P. Industries Inc. renewed its lease of 2,000 square feet at 9854 Pflumm Road, Lenexa. Phillip Algrim and Erik Lund of NAI Capital Realty negotiated the transaction. Distinctive Meetings Inc. leased 1,520 square feet at 11706 W. 91st St., Overland Park. Phillip Algrim and Erik Lund of NAI Capital Realty negotiated the transaction with John Stafford of Colliers International. DuPont Performance Coatings LLC renewed its lease of 2,943 square feet at 7400 College Blvd., Overland Park. Jeffrey Kembel and Patrick Meraz of NAI Capital Realty negotiated the transaction with Matt Eckert of CBRE. GFSI Inc. renewed its lease of 304,840 square feet at 9700 Lackman Road, Lenexa. Kevin Wilkerson and Phillip Algrim of NAI Capital Realty negotiated the transaction with Mark Sonnenberg of LaSalaSonnenberg Commercial Realty Co. Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. renewed its lease of 400 square feet at 15379 W. 95th St., Lenexa. Phillip Algrim and Erik Lund of NAI Capital Realty negotiated the transaction with Brian Staton of CBRE. Essential Market Research Inc. renewed its lease of 638 square feet at 8080 Ward Parkway, Kansas City. Robert Keatley of NAI Capital Realty negotiated the transaction. Parkway Wealth Advisors LLC leased 382 square feet at 8080 Ward Parkway, Kansas City. Robert Keatley of NAI Capital Realty negotiated the transaction with Sara Harris Knott of Reece Commercial. Blusky Restoration Contractors Inc. renewed and expanded its lease to 6,278 square feet at 8022-24 Reeder, Lenexa. Phillip Algrim and Erik Lund of NAI Capital Realty negotiated the transaction with Joe Orscheln of CBRE. Louie’s Wine Dive leased 2,082 square feet from Abdiana Properties at 7100 Wornall, Kansas City. Justin Kaufmann of LANE4 Property Group Inc. represented the tenant.

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Sammer Ahmad v. Heartland Automotive Services II Inc., case #13 LA 01219, Feb. 6, 2013. Suhor Industries Inc. v. Merissa J. Angell/ Angell Investment Properties LLC dba Affinity Ballroom Winery & Spa, case #13 LA 01226, Feb. 4, 2013. Great Olathe Center LLC v. Big Day LLC/John Dawbarn/Michele Dawbarn/Heidi English, case #13 LA 01249, Feb. 1, 2013. Scharnhort Ast & Kennard v. Compass Resources LLC, case #13 LA 01270, Feb. 4, 2013. Kansas City Business Journal v. Jim Gerdom dba Design Factory, case #13 LA 01417, Feb. 6, 2013. Guard Sales Co. Inc. v. Midwest Auto Group LLC, case #13 LA 01433, Feb. 6, 2013. Damian Turpin Preservation Pros KC LLC v. Vicki Knedgen dba Results Now LLC, case #13 LA 01450, Feb. 6, 2013. WYANDOTTE COUNTY Medila Day v. OIX Inc. et al., automobile tort, case #2013 CV 000166, Feb. 6, 2013. JACKSON COUNTY

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The Little House leased 1,843 square feet from Fairway Retail Partners at 2802 W. 53rd St., Fairway. Trip Ross and Justin Kaufmann of LANE4 Property Group Inc. represented the landlord. Zirpolo’s Italian Restaurant leased 2,800 square feet from Hidden Valley Shopping Center LLC at 3010 S. Missouri Highway 291, Independence. Roxanne Elliott of LANE4 Property Group Inc. represented the landlord. The Travel Store leased 1,680 square feet from Hidden Valley Shopping Center LLC at 3010 S. Missouri Highway 291, Independence. Roxanne Elliott of LANE4 Property Group Inc. represented the landlord. Taller Bar dba The Bar Method leased 2,400 square feet from Rainbow Partners at 4722 Rainbow Blvd., Westwood. Roxanne Elliott represented the landlord, and Wendy Brand with R.H. Johnson Co. represented the tenant. Comprehensive Adv Properties LLC bought 1.01 acres from Monticello Ten LLC at 22103 W. 66th St., Shawnee. Justin Kaufmann and Trip Ross of LANE4 Property Group Inc. represented the buyer. Shamrock Real Estate # 2 bought 260,000 square feet from GWC-GAC Corp. at 9300-9350 Metcalf, Overland Park. Tom O’Leary represented the buyer.

LAWSUITS FILED

The following are civil suits filed in the county clerk’s office against businesses and business owners for amounts greater than $10,000. Information is listed by case and case number. JOHNSON COUNTY Adkore Staffing Group LLC v. Preferred Contracting Systems Co., case #13 CV 00749, Jan. 31, 2013. Maurice B. Williams v. Henry Murrey/Faith Village Inc. aka Faith Village IV Inc. aka Bethesda Lutheran Communities Inc. aka Bethesda Lutheran Foundation Inc. et al., automobile tort, case #13 CV 00756, Feb. 5, 2013. Donald McSweyn v. Reece & Nichols Realtors Inc., case #13 CV 00787, Feb. 1, 2013.

Tony Prescott v. Vatterott Educational Centers Inc./Leah Lehman dba Vatterott College, case #1316 CV 02299 CC, Jan. 31, 2013. Deanna Jeffries v. Waymon E. Hofheins/Blue Valley Laboratories Inc. dba Blue Valley Labs, personal injury, case #1316 CV 02463 CC, Jan. 31, 2013. Kathleen King v. John Knox Village dba John Knox Village Care Center, wrongful death, case #1316 CV 02485 CC, Feb. 1, 2013. Alberta Malott v. TKS Inc., case #1316 CV 02487 CC, Feb. 1, 2013. M and J Transportation Co. Inc. v. Commercial Terminal Service Inc./Roger D. Clark, breach of contract, case #1316 CV 02539 CC, Jan. 31, 2013. Darius Bonds minor/Lerayetia Warren next friend v. Pathway Academy Inc., personal injury, case #1316 CV 02553 CC, Jan. 31, 2013. Mary Harmon v. Milos Kitchen LLC/Del Monte Corp. dba Del Monte Foods, case #1316 CV 02568 CC, Jan. 31, 2013. Byron Lutman/April Lutman v. Bank of America NA, case #1316 CV 02603 CC, Jan. 31, 2013. CLAY COUNTY Rachel Benson v. Pedcor Management Corp./ Kimberly J. Lawrenson, case #13CY CV 01186 CC, Feb. 4, 2013. Anthony Blaine Stewart v. BC Hardscapes LLC, case #13CY CV 01242 CC, Feb. 5, 2013. Ameristar Casino Kansas City Inc./Ameristar Casino St. Charles Inc. v. Tai Ping Carpets Americas Inc., breach of contract, case #13CY CV 01245 CC, Feb. 5, 2013. Khary Javon Mosby v. BC Hardscapes LLC, case #13CY CV 01252 CC, Feb. 5, 2013. Sandra Barber v. Orscheln Farm and Home LLC, case #13CY CV 01291 CC, Feb. 6, 2013. Delden Manufacturing Co. Inc. dba Renner Supply Co. v. Giltner and Sons LLC, suit on account, case #13CY CV 01304 AC, Feb. 6, 2013. PLATTE COUNTY Matthew Wesley McConkey v. Wal-Mart Stores East LP/Randall Addison, personal injury, case #13AE CV 00405 CC, Jan. 31, 2013. Capital One Bank v. Todd A. King/Quick Builders Inc., breach of contract, case #13AE CV 00423 AC, Feb. 1, 2013. Evelyn M. Anson v. Hallmark Cards Inc. et al., contract, case #13AE CV 00425 CC, Feb. 1, 2013.

COURT JUDGMENTS

The following are judgments issued by the county court’s office involving businesses and business owners. Information is listed by case and case number. JOHNSON COUNTY CC&R Enterprises LLC v. Mid Tex Excavation Contractors Inc./Kenny Schreiber, $28,352, plaintiff, case #12 LA 11487, Jan. 21, 2013.


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FEBRUARY 22-28, 2013 Commercial Capital Co. LLC/Nodaway Valley Bank v. Mid Tex Excavation Contractors Inc./ Kenny Schreiber, $28,352, plaintiff, case #12 LA 11487, Jan. 31, 2013. Power & Light Co. v. Curtis Large dba Curtis Large dba Curtis Large Backhoe and Backhoe Service by Curtis Large Inc., $5,888, plaintiff, case #12 LA 11881, Jan. 31, 2013.

Kalechi Designs Inc., 402 S.W. White Ridge Drive, Lee’s Summit 64081, $28,419, (6721), document #2013 E 0012753, Feb. 4, 2013. Tailor Made Exteriors LLC, 317 N.W. Olive St., Lee’s Summit 64063, $20,708, (941), document #2013 E 0012755, Feb. 4, 2013.

JACKSON COUNTY

The following includes released liens of $5,000 or more filed against local businesses with the county recorder. Information is listed in this order: lien payer, address, amount, date.

Division of Employment Security v. Employment Alternative LLC, $7,331, plaintiff, case #1316 MC 01910 CC, Feb. 4, 2013.

MECHANIC’S LIENS

The following includes liens filed in the county recorder’s office for unpaid services or goods for amounts greater than $10,000. JOHNSON COUNTY Claimant: Kattan Construction Inc. (subcontractor), Contractor: Dancor Construction Inc., $39,980, Owner: Autozone Inc./Van’s Holding Co. Inc., on property at 11106 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee 66205, case #13 ML 00027, Feb. 1, 2013.

FEDERAL TAX LIENS FILED

The following includes federal tax liens of $5,000 or more filed against local businesses with the county recorder. Information is listed in this order: name of business, address, amount, type of lien, date. JOHNSON COUNTY Tavern at Mission Farms LLC dba Lakeside Tavern, 10551 Mission Road, Leawood 66206, $40,429, (941), Book/Page 201302 002189, Feb. 6, 2013. Millennium Marketing Group Inc., 10550 Marty, Overland Park 66212, $97,568, (940/941), Book/ Page 201302 001697, Feb. 5, 2013. Crossover Graphics Inc., 1409 E. Frontier Lane, Olathe 66062, $38,301, (940/941), Book/Page 201302 001694, Feb. 5, 2013. D Squared Appraisal Services Inc., P.O. Box 273, Shawnee Mission 66201, $42,070, (941/6721), Book/ Page 201302 001701, Feb. 5, 2013. Millennium Marketing Group Inc., 10550 Marty, Overland Park 66212, $250,764, (941), Book/Page 201302 001696, Feb. 5, 2013. Birdsong Inc., 5400 Johnson Drive, Apt. 223, Mission 66205, $9,919, (941), Book/Page 201302 002180, Feb. 6, 2013. Adoption of Babies & Children Inc./ABC Inc., 6317 Theden St., Shawnee 66218, $21,029, (941/990/6721), Book/Page 201302 002182, Feb. 6, 2013. CJD & Associates LLC, P.O. Box 4260, Olathe 66063, $41,273, (941/6721), Book/Page 201302 002184, Feb. 6, 2013. WYANDOTTE COUNTY Ellerman Snow Removal LLC, 1035 McAlpine Ave., Kansas City, KS 66105, $11,552, (941), Book/ Page 2013 R 01760, Feb. 5, 2013. Apollo Transmission Service Inc., 5050-C State Ave., Kansas City 64102, $23,326, (941), Book/Page 2013 R 01759, Feb. 5, 2013. JACKSON COUNTY Tycon Co. LLC, P.O. Box 300557, Kansas City 64130, $32,230, (6721), document #2013 E 0012206, Feb. 4, 2013. Touch KC Community Development Corp., 4841 Paseo Blvd., Kansas City 64110, $7,518, (941), document #2013 E 0012228, Feb. 4, 2013. Four Star Construction Contractors Inc., 1734 E. 63rd St., Suite 438, Kansas City 64110, $6,985, (941), document #2013 E 0012230, Feb. 4, 2013. Bennett Construction LLC, P.O. Box 5987, Kansas City 64171, $9,737, (941), document #2013 E 0012234, Feb. 4, 2013. Midwest Chiropractic PC et al., 766 S.W. U.S. Highway 40, Blue Springs 64015, $17,132, (941), document #2013 E 0012729, Feb. 4, 2013. Turf Designers Lawn & Landscape LLC, 1304 S.W. Market St., Lee’s Summit 64081, $8,109, (941/1120), document #2013 E 0012733, Feb. 4, 2013.

FEDERAL TAX LIENS RELEASED

JOHNSON COUNTY William Baker Choral Foundation, 5450 Buena Vista St., Suite 100, Roeland Park 66205, $12,160, (941), Book/Page 201302 002202, Feb. 6, 2013. Diane Dyer-Chenoweth DDS PA, 7501 Mission Road, Prairie Village 66208, $30,995, (941), Book/ Page 201302 002204, Feb. 6, 2013. William Baker Choral Foundation, 5450 Buena Vista St., Suite 100, Roeland Park 66205, $11,563, (941), Book/Page 201302 002201, Feb. 6, 2013. Diane Dyer-Chenoweth DDS PA, 7501 Mission Road, Prairie Village 66208, $96,472, (940/941), Book/Page 201302 002203, Feb. 6, 2013. Diane Dyer-Chenoweth DDS PA, 7501 Mission Road, Prairie Village 66208, $34,671, (941/1120), Book/Page 201302 002205, Feb. 6, 2013. Jeffery B. Patterson/JBP Construction, 6947 Horton St., Overland Park 66204, $13,938, (940/941), Book/Page 201302 002200, Feb. 6, 2013. WYANDOTTE COUNTY Christina Smith dba JGS Auto Wrecking/ Christina Smith, 1128 Pawnee Ave., Kansas City, KS 66105, $77,406, (940/941), Book/Page 2013 R 01734, Feb. 4, 2013. JACKSON COUNTY JJT Enterprises LLC, P.O. Box 3000, Kansas City 64130, $113,005, (941), document #2013 E 0012238, Feb. 4, 2013. Selectra Onesource Inc., 1734 E. 63rd St., Kansas City 64110, $25,293, (941), document #2013 E 0012239, Feb. 4, 2013. Arrow Foundation Repair Inc., 8111 Hickman Mills Drive, Kansas City 64132, $5,941, (941), document #2013 E 0012256, Feb. 4, 2013. Sinclair of Lee’s Summit Inc., 321 S.E. Canter Circle, Lee’s Summit 64082, $6,663, (941), document #2013 E 0012762, Feb. 4, 2013.

STATE TAX LIENS FILED

The following includes tax liens of $5,000 or more filed against area businesses with the county recorder. Information is listed in this order: name of business, address, amount, type of lien, date. JOHNSON COUNTY KCK Construction Services LLC, 8131 Longview Road, Lenexa 66220, $16,418, (withholding), Book/ Page 201302 000970, Feb. 4, 2013. Quidsi Logistics LLC, 11011 Lackman Road, Lenexa 66219, $8,783, (withholding), Book/Page 201302 001003, Feb. 4, 2013. JACKSON COUNTY Walter Transport Inc., (address not shown), $14,161, (withholding), document #2013 E 0009369, Jan. 28, 2013. 12th St. Recycling Inc., (address not shown), $12,851, (withholding), document #2013 E 0009370, Jan. 28, 2013. Applewood BBQ LLC, 11730 W. 135th St., Overland Park 66221, $7,223, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009521, Jan. 28, 2013. Catering by Design LLC, 7035 Valley Road, Kansas City 64113, $9,120, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009577, Jan. 28, 2013. D&R Enterprises LLC, 8021 Farley St., Overland Park 66204, $9,954, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009607, Jan. 28, 2013. Dave’s Grill & Sports Bar LLC, 2934 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City 64108, $6,326, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009611, Jan. 28, 2013. E&K Yogurt, 3704 W. 120th St., Leawood 66209, $6,225, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009625, Jan. 28, 2013.

Gibson & Gibson Inc., P.O. Box 276, Grain Valley 64029, $12,319, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009655, Jan. 28, 2013. Goindustry USA Inc., 11425 Cronhill, Owings Mills, MD 21117, $10,335, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009657, Jan. 28, 2013. Grambur Inc., P.O. Box 4856, Overland Park 66204, $10,037, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009660, Jan. 28, 2013. Havana Moon Inc., 1413 S.E. 19th Lane, Cape Coral, FL 33990, $6,728, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009682, Jan. 28, 2013. Investments North Inc., 120 S. 15th, St. Joseph 64501, $6,348, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009710, Jan. 28, 2013. BBH Porter Stone LLC, 905 Westport Road, Kansas City 64111, $10,126, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009717, Jan. 28, 2013. Britacom LLC, 720 E. 125th St., Kansas City 64146, $6,733, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009757, Jan. 28, 2013. Broadway Garage LLC, 10119 S. Munro, Lone Jack 64070, $6,431, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009758, Jan. 28, 2013. BSL Aggregate Investors LLC, P.O. Box 2243, Lee’s Summit 64063, $6,359, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009761, Jan. 28, 2013. Juberkat Enterprises Inc., 1822 Main St., Kansas City 64108, $6,927, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009802, Jan. 28, 2013. Laurel Lanes Inc., 1209 N.E. Corona, Lee’s Summit 64086, $6,632, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009822, Jan. 28, 2013. Mid America Sand LLC, 17101 E. Kentucky, Independence 64058, $6,359, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009873, Jan. 28, 2013. Mingle Inc., 209 S.E. Main St., Lee’s Summit 64063, $6,682, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009874, Jan. 28, 2013. N. Valentino LLP, 200 W. 47th St., Kansas City 64112, $9,935, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009886, Jan. 28, 2013. Network Communications LLC, 5510 N.E. Antioch, Kansas City 64119, $6,348, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009890, Jan. 28, 2013. Night Life Group LLC, 700 Southwest, Kansas City 64108, $6,326, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009894, Jan. 28, 2013. Nikoda Inc., 3740 N.E. Antioch, Kansas City 64117, $6,348, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009895, Jan. 28, 2013. Nite Shades LLC, 1325 W. U.S. Highway 40, Blue Springs 64015, $6,028, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009898, Jan. 28, 2013. Northcraft Enterprises Inc., 5520 Raytown Road, Raytown 64133, $5,643, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009901, Jan. 28, 2013. P&R Diversified Inc., 6201 St. John Ave., Kansas City 64123, $9,060, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0009906, Jan. 28, 2013. Shri Radha Krishna Corp., 8100 Prospect, Kansas City 64132, $5,967, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0010148, Jan. 29, 2013. Asian Gift Shop Inc., 2132 Independence, Independence 64057, $10,004, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0012472, Feb. 4, 2013. Blake Daugherty LLC, 3601 Broadway, Kansas City 64111, $5,343, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0012475, Feb. 4, 2013. Sunny Dev. Hotel LLC, 3402 N.W. Jefferson, Blue Springs 64015, $7,794, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0012493, Feb. 4, 2013. WE MFR LLC, 1004 Park Ave., Kansas City 64127, $6,685, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0012496, Feb. 4, 2013. PLATTE COUNTY ADP Inc., 1 ADP Blvd., Roseland, NJ 07068, $8,782, (sales/use), document #S 024013, Feb. 1, 2013. Buddhakc LLC, 196 Pointe Drive, Kansas City 64116, $24,620, (sales/use), document #S 024016, Feb. 1, 2013. Casa Hogar Vida Coffee Co., 10841 Ambassador Drive, Kansas City 64153, $6,327, (sales/use), document #S 024017, Feb. 1, 2013. Essentially Yours Industries Inc., 4051 Lyceum Ave., Los Angeles 90034, $6,043, (sales/use), document #S 024029, Feb. 1, 2013. Marias Authentic Mexican Restaurant, P.O. Box 435, Platte City 64079, $5,314, (sales/use), document #S 024039, Feb. 4, 2013. Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant LLC, 5225 N.W. 64th St., Kansas City 64151, $7,076, (sales/use), document #S 024041, Feb. 4, 2013.

Nautilus Design LLC, 6316 Main St., Kansas City 64113, $6,933, (sales/use), document #S 024044, Feb. 4, 2013. Redefined Nutrition LLC, 13753 Oak Valley, Platte City 64079, $6,435, (sales/use), document #S 024053, Feb. 4, 2013. Roadies Surplus LLC, 6708 N.W. Mirror, Parkville 64152, $6,238, (sales/use), document #S 024055, Feb. 4, 2013. S&K Cabinetry Inc., 10223 N.W. River, Kansas City 64152, $6,243, (sales/use), document #S 024056, Feb. 4, 2013.

STATE TAX LIENS RELEASED

The following includes released tax liens of $5,000 or more filed against local businesses. Information is listed in this order: lien payer, address, amount, date. PLATTE COUNTY Dulce Tenebris Inc., 6708 N.W. Mirror Lake Terrace, Parkville 64152, $6,226, (sales/use), document #S 024004, Feb. 1, 2013.

NEW BUSINESSES

New Businesses/Licenses lists new and renewed occupational licenses in the area. The entries are obtained from local municipalities. For more information, contact the cities listed. WYANDOTTE COUNTY Popes Foundation Co. Inc., 402 Walnut St., Greenwood 64034, construction. Kimberling Enterprises LLC, 5910 N.W. Westwood Lane, Kansas City 64151, construction. Bullet Concrete Construction, 1635 W. Division Road, Urich 64788, construction. Auto Werks Inc., 2018 W. 43rd Ave., Kansas City 66103, retail trade. KANSAS CITY Midwest Auto Group Missouri LLC, 75 W. 135th St., Kansas City 64145, automobile dealer retail. Mimis Salon & Boutique, 8560 N. Green Hills Road, Kansas City 64154, beauty parlor. Imagio Deo Salon Inc., 8715 N.W. 85th Terrace, Kansas City 64153, beauty salon. Superior Rescue LLC, 9408 Hardy Ave., Kansas City 64138, business services. Ark Bild LLC, 12 East St., Parkville 64152, construction. Northstar Construction Service, 3989 N. 20th St., Ozark 65721, construction. GB Construction LLC, 30790 Switzer Road, Louisburg 66053, construction. Diamond Contracting of Kansas, 15954 S. Mur Len Road, Olathe 66062, construction. MCD Construction LLC, 356 S. 11th St., Kansas City, KS 66102, construction. Construction Services, 1901 N. 83rd Terrace, Kansas City, KS 66112, construction. Lewis Construction, 9260 High Drive, Leawood 66206, construction. Jamison 1 Inc., 12705 Kessler St., Overland Park 66213, construction. JMA Information Technology Inc., 10551 Barkley St., Overland Park 66212, employment or intelligence agent. PGS Worldwide LLC, 10555 Marty St., Overland Park 66212, employment or intelligence agent. Cross Fit Northland LLC, 7900 N.W. 100th St., Kansas City 64153, misc. personal services. Know Like Trust Inc., 3702 E. 98th Terrace, Kansas City 64137, misc. retail stores. America Cachet, 5208 N.W. 58th St., Kansas City 64151, misc. retail stores. Little Beasties Creations, 8921 N.E. 114th Terrace, Kansas City 64157, misc. retail stores. Crystallized Couture LLC, 4206 N.W. 62nd St., Kansas City 64151, service not otherwise listed. The Ticing Baker LLC, 4105 N.W. 63rd Terrace, Kansas City 64151, service not otherwise listed. US Solar, 213 S. Fourth St., St. Joseph 64501, service not otherwise listed. Ambassador BP, 8787 N.W. 112th St., Kansas City 64153, service station. Mobley Enterprises, 7861 James A. Reed Road, Kansas City 64138, trucking/delivery service. KC Coffee Couriers, P.O. Box 172118, Kansas City, KS 66117, trucking/delivery service.


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NEW CORPORATIONS

New Corporations lists new businesses in the area. The entries are obtained from local municipalities. For more information, contact the cities listed. KANSAS Little Noodles Daycare LLC, 501 Parma Way, Gardner 66030. Branded Inc., 527 E. Willow St., Gardner 66030. J. Mason Properties LLC, 28967 W. 185th St., Gardner 66030. Ramsey Locksmith Service LLC, 247 N. Pine St., Gardner 66030. Katherine Smith Marriage & Family Therapist LLC, 1035 W. Ashbury, Olathe 66061. Kurtz Land Inc., 1712 W. Prairie, Olathe 66061. Amillerwireless LLC, 603 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe 66061. Spaulding Enterprises Inc., 11966 S. Clinton St., Olathe 66061. Grand Acquisition LLC, c/o Eric Carter 114 N. Cherry St., Olathe 66061. Swander Photography LLC, 3300 S. Ocheltree St., Olathe 66061. The One KC LLC, 21288 W. 112th Terrace, Olathe 66061. Heavy Doody Design Inc., 26269 W. 110th Terrace, Olathe 66061. TKO Adventures LLC, 729 S. Chestnut St., Olathe 66061. Compdata Consulting LLC, 1713 E. 123rd St., Olathe 66061. Womens Illusions LLC, 721 S. Water St., Olathe 66061. Hottman Law Firm LLC, 130 N. Cherry St., Suite 203, Olathe 66061. Intouch Services Co. LLC, 416 W. Cedar St., Olathe 66061. Doce Properties LLC, 11642 S. Sumac St., Olathe 66061. Dupree & Dupree LLC, 100 E. Park St., Suite 8, Olathe 66061. Eterra Couture LLC, 14330 W. 141st Terrace, Olathe 66062. SF Studio LLC, 1600 E. 153rd St., Olathe 66062. Sight Investments LLC, 16252 S. Sunset St., Olathe 66062. Skyview Electric Co. Inc., P.O. Box 4044, Olathe 66062. Astra-Benchmark LLC, 16300 Larsen St., Overland Park 66062. Gideon Inc., 13804 W. 121st St., Suite A, Olathe 66062. WWBD LLC, 14091 S. Blackfoot Court, Olathe 66062. Yaksic Engineering LLC, 12521 S. Blackfoot, Olathe 66062. PMR Off Road LLC, 15760 S. Kenwood St., Olathe 66062. Shavers Electric LLC, 22006 Elm, Spring Hill 66083. Another Look Inc., 21695 W. 215th St., Spring Hill 66083. Spring Hill Family Medicine PA, 22450 S. Harrison, Suite 106, Spring Hill 66083. Wild Game Hunting LLC, 21659 Hale St., Spring Hill 66083. Empire Construction LLC, 19760 Vine St., Stilwell 66085. JC Mechanical Heating & Cooling LLC, 911 Pacific Ave., Kansas City, KS 66101. Double A Inc., 4400 Eaton St., Kansas City, KS 66101. Energy Efficient Home Services LLC, 1854 Armstrong Ave., Kansas City, KS 66102. Frontier Forensics Midwest LLC, 40 S. 18th St., Kansas City, KS 66102. Pledger’s BBQ LLC, 2705 Walker, Kansas City, KS 66102. MES Holdings LLC, 2002 W. 39th Ave., Kansas City, KS 66103. Juz Cause LLC, 2431 36th, Kansas City, KS 66104. Oasis of Love Inc., 2702 N. 30th St., Kansas City, KS 66104. Cocky & Confident Clothing LLC, 2431 N. 36th, Kansas City, KS 66104. Ross Recovery House Inc., 1731 Roswell Ave., Kansas City, KS 66104. Escamilla Framing Corp., 1438 S. 35th St., Kansas City, KS 66106. Beto’s Automotive LLC, 2218 S. 50th St., Kansas City, KS 66106. C.H. Concrete LLC, 2209 S. 18th St., Kansas City, KS 66106.

The Brothers In Law LLC, 7240 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Overland Park 66202. Mission Business Link Inc., 5815 Dearborn St., Mission 66202. Santa Fe Waystation Inc., 6422 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park 66202. CDSS Properties LLC, 10925 W. 55th St., Shawnee 66203. Great Plains Realty LLC, 9210 W. 73rd St., No. 202, Merriam 66204. Hospice Care of America LLC, 5427 Johnson Drive, No. 372, Mission 66205. Hospiceserve LLC, 5427 Johnson Drive, No. 372, Mission 66205. PH3 Revenue Cycle Management LLC, 5427 Johnson Drive, No. 372, Mission 66205. DAD Consulting LLC, 2900 W. 51st St., Westwood 66205. 2 Angels Consulting LLC, 2900 W. 51st St., Westwood 66205. 6 Tons Consulting LLC, 2900 W. 51st St., Westwood 66205. Ace’s Drywall & Painting Inc., 9928 S. High Drive, Leawood 66206. Farmhouse LLC, 2025 W. 84th Terrace, Leawood 66206. Flatiron District LLC, 9617 Belinder Road, Leawood 66206. Blackops Development LLC, 8400 Belinder Road, Leawood 66206. BPXperts LLC, 8612 Sagamore Road, Leawood 66206. JNL Holdings LLC, 10108 Mohawk Lane, Leawood 66206. Simmons Products LLC, 9630 N. Horton St., Overland Park 66207. Mike’s Coffee Club LLC, 9630 N. Horton St., Overland Park 66207. Crown Transportation LLC, 8701 Woodson Drive, Overland Park 66207. G Evert Consulting LLC, 12 Le Mans Court, Prairie Village 66208. The Rowan Team Realty LLC, 7600 State Line Road, Prairie Village 66208. New Market Access Partners LLC, 6509 Sagamore Road, Mission Hills 66208. Outlook Industries LLC, 8229 Nall Ave., Prairie Village 66208. Independent Insurance Brokerage Concepts International LLC, 4200 Somerset Drive, Suite 204, Prairie Village 66208. Sazzy’s LLC, 5806 W. 130th St., Overland Park 66209. American Business Services LLC, 12208 Reinhardt Lane, Leawood 66209. Magnolia Grace LLC, 4901 W. 133rd St., Unit 302, Leawood 66209. Out of My Mind Design LLC, 13213 Pawnee Lane, Leawood 66209. Jade Consulting LLC, 6807 W. 132nd Terrace, Overland Park 66209. Recommended Restoration LLC, 12105 Beverly St., Overland Park 66209. JCP-LZP2 LLC, 12708 Mohawk Circle, Leawood 66209. 810 Zone Leawood LLC, 7300 W. 110th, Overland Park 66210. KC Board Up LLC, 9401 Indian Creek Parkway, Suite 700, Overland Park 66210. Kurlbaum Rinne Law Firm LLC, 11040 Oakmont St., Overland Park 66210. Financial Designs Corporate Management Services LLC, 11225 College Blvd., Suite 302, Overland Park 66210. Allied Business Solutions LLC, 8695 College Blvd., Suite 200, Overland Park 66210. Silicontechie Inc., 11400 Foster, Overland Park 66210. Snapshot LLC, 11184 Antioch Road, No. 246, Overland Park 66210. Tricor LLC, 11040 Oakmont St., Overland Park 66210. Creative Wellness Services LLC, 13226 W. 108th Terrace, Lenexa 66210. Unicus Inc., 6520 W. 110th St., No. 200, Overland Park 66211. Colony Rentals LLC, 4601 College Blvd., Suite 200, Leawood 66211. JPGray Engineered Trades LLC, 7808 W. 98th St., Overland Park 66212. Alacrity Enterprises Inc., 9112 W. 131st Terrace, Overland Park 66213. G&G Soccer Services LLC, 12535 Flint, Overland Park 66213. Lot 8 LLC, 13356 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park 66213.

kansas city business journal.com Ball Tire Industry Consultants LLC, 12720 Grandview, Overland Park 66213. Parkview Properties LLC, 13301 W. 130th St., Overland Park 66213. Cyrus Technologies LLC, 12417 W. 120th Court, No. 2122, Overland Park 66213. R. Holland Services LLC, 13259 Bluejacket St., Overland Park 66213. Degasperi Properties LLC, 7285 W. 132nd St., Suite 240, Overland Park 66213. Givingoption LLC, 11944 W. 95th St., Suite 253, Overland Park 66215. Grizzly Innovations LLC, 7903 Randall Drive, Lenexa 66215. Highland Development LLC, 14819 W. 95th St., Lenexa 66215. Ridgeview Lot 10 LLC, 13617 W. 109th St., Lenexa 66215. All Seasons Home Solutions LLC, 5318 Alden St., Shawnee 66216. Meinert Enterprises LLC, 7408 Oakview St., Shawnee 66216. Global Asset Solutions LLC, 5727 Richards Circle, Shawnee 66216. Ideal Homes KC Inc., 12800 W. 55th St., Shawnee 66216. Kansas City Metro Real Estate LLC, 6404 Gladstone Drive, Shawnee 66218. Mike Rounkles LLC, 8538 Maurer, Lenexa 66219. HHC Capital Management Inc., 9837 Lackman Road, Lenexa 66219. D&S Investment Group LLC, 22041 W. 98th St., Lenexa 66220. Ballentine Ventures LLC, 14404 Ballentine, Overland Park 66221. BRW Properties LLC, 14207 Eby, Overland Park 66221. RJM Strategies LLC, 10906 W. 143rd Terrace, Overland Park 66221. Elboc Properties LLC, 14604 Bluejacket St., Overland Park 66221. JDS Technology Group LLC, 8608 W. 153rd St., Overland Park 66223. Little Hearts LLC, 15806 Ash Lane, Overland Park 66224. Gurukul Dance Co., 3205 W. 147th St., Leawood 66224. Phoenix Staffing Group LLC, 2941 W. 143rd Terrace, Leawood 66224. Mears Mowing LLC, 6915 Monticello Road, Shawnee 66226. Speakers You Need LLC, 4607 Anderson St., Shawnee 66226. JACKSON COUNTY Hannahhair LLC, 1617 S.E. Abbey St., Blue Springs 64014. Abby & Olive LLC, 25308 E. 30th Terrace S., Independence 64015. Trucar Automotive LLC, 104 E. Main St., Greenwood 64034. Morton Home Services LLC, 3034 S. Scott, Independence 64052. Certifix Auto Repairs LLC, 10001 E. U.S. Highway 40, No. B, Independence 64055. Epaphroditus Ministries, Randall F. Williamson 2700 Mohican Ave., Independence 64057. 1812 Productions LLC, 1812 Plymouth Road, Independence 64058. Dive Rescue Supply LLC, 1015 S.E. Third Terrace, Lee’s Summit 64063. Mixtio Software LLC, 2621 S.E. Winchester Drive, Lee’s Summit 64063. P. Scott Casey LLC, 610 N.W. Dunlap, Lee’s Summit 64063. Mohler Media Solutions LLC, 4528 N.E. Kingston Drive, Lee’s Summit 64064. CJP Surgical LLC, 617 N.E. Lakepointe Drive, Lee’s Summit 64064. Styles Accounting LLC, 4425 S.W. Hillside Drive, Lee’s Summit 64082. Apeck Construction LLC, 609 S.W. 34th Terrace, Lee’s Summit 64082. Premier Empire Properties LLC, 4124 S.E. Paddock Drive, Lee’s Summit 64082. Renuva Marketing Group LLC, 1343 N.W. Main St., Lee’s Summit 64086. East 82nd St. LLC, 200 N.E. Missouri Road, Suite 298, Lee’s Summit 64086. REWU Missouri LLC, 200 N.E. Missouri Road, Suite 298, Lee’s Summit 64086. Securance LLC, 200 N.E. Missouri Road, Suite 298, Lee’s Summit 64086. CEJ Automotive Services LLC, 200 N.E. Missouri Road, Suite 298, Lee’s Summit 64086.

Geovitics LLC, 328 N.E. Dreamweaver Ave., Lee’s Summit 64086. The Crows Nest Saloon LLC, 58 T St., Lake Lotawana 64086. Refreshments Inc., 911 Main St., Suite 2400, Kansas City 64105. Pigwich LLC, 911 Main St., Suite 2400, Kansas City 64105. Serendipity Farm & Orchard LLC, 922 Oak St., Kansas City 64106. Moondrop Circus LLC, 1650 Summit St., Apt. B, Kansas City 64108. DBD IT LLC, 208 W. 19th St., Kansas City 64108. Real Returns Pty. LLC, 5034 Forest Ave., Kansas City 64110. Real Returns Pty Ltd. LLC, 5034 Forest Ave., Kansas City 64110. Integrated Construction Solutions Inc., 3145 Broadway, Kansas City 64111. Archive MO LLC, 3328 Bell St., Kansas City 64111. Mulberry Property LLC, 406 W. 34th St., Kansas City 64111. Front Porch Property Solutions LLC, 423 Westport Road, Suite 200, Kansas City 64111. Oak Street Mansion LLC, 4555 Main St., No. 700, Kansas City 64111. Olive’s California Dreamin LLC, 310 W. 49th St., No. 108, Kansas City 64112. Law Office of Stacey Janssen PA, 4600 Madison, Suite 711, Kansas City 64112. Law Office of Stacey Janssen PC, 4600 Madison, Suite 711, Kansas City 64112. Hummingbird Healing LLC, 4613 Wyoming St., Kansas City 64112. Embellish LLC, 800 W. 47th St., Suite 300, Kansas City 64112. Here To There Properties LLC, 6334 Oak St., Kansas City 64113. Greta’s Wish LLC, 11800 Avila Drive, Kansas City 64114. SF Medical LLC, 7348 Walnut St., Kansas City 64114. Ladybug KC LLC, 309 Cypress Ave., Kansas City 64124. Emerald City Wide Investments Inc., 437 S. Denver, Kansas City 64124. Skyline Structural Steel LLC, 6817 Stadium Drive, Kansas City 64129. L&R Livables LLC, 6900 Lakeshore Drive, Raytown 64133. THC I MO LLC, 9504 E. 63rd St., Raytown 64133. Suga & Spice LLC, 11008 Herrick, Kansas City 64134. Midwest Discount Mattresses LLC, 11511 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City 64134. Divine Revelation I, 8311 E. 107th St., Kansas City 64134. Stan Scott LLC, 11 W. 125th Terrace, Kansas City 64145. CLAY COUNTY The Domus Group LLC, 90 N. Ridge Ave., Liberty 64068. My Own Delivery LLC, 3309 Excelsior, Avondale 64117. ASC Information Technology LLC, 109 N.E. 72nd St., Kansas City 64118. Healthy Living Solutions LLC, 109 N.E. 72nd St., Kansas City 64118. Mialno Cleveland LLC, 5100 N.E. 57th Terrace, Kansas City 64119. Milano Prairie LLC, 5100 N.E. 57th Terrace, Kansas City 64119. JC Mechanical Heating & Cooling LLC, 223 N.W. 112th, Kansas City 64155. Teamcurnow Fitness For Her LLC, 10025 N. Willow Ave., Kansas City 64157. Jabez Improvements LLC, 9001 N.E. 92nd Terrace, Kansas City 64157. Leap Soccer LLC, 9016 N. Manning Ave., Kansas City 64157. PLATTE COUNTY Sky Blue Sky LLC, 6370 N. Hickory Court, Kansas City 64152. Boom Enterprises LLC, 6155 N. White Oak Drive, Parkville 64152. Dynamic Consultants Group LLC, 10150 N. Ambassador Drive, Suite 100, Kansas City 64153. Mulberry Meadows LLC, 7280 N.W. 87th Terrace, Suite 210, Kansas City 64153. Jarod Tibbetts Financial Services LLC, 9030 N. Seymour Ave., Kansas City 64153.


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FEBRUARY 22-28, 2013

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS COMMERCIAL

The following includes transactions filed with the county recorder. Information is listed in the following order: seller’s name, buyer’s name and address, property address or description and price. JOHNSON COUNTY Mills Farm Development LLC to Koehler Building Co. Inc., Lot 227 Mills Farm, Book/Page 201301 010852. Mills Farm Development LLC to PAM Lenexa LLC, P.O. Box 24122, Overland Park 66223, Lot 226 Mills Farm, Book/Page 201301 010865. Fannie Mae aka Federal National Mortgage Association to Prime KC Homes LLC, 15621 W. 87th St., No. 154, Lenexa 66219, Tract 30 being a part of the S. half of the N.E. quarter of Sec. 27/ Township 14/Range 23, Book/Page 201301 010884. CFSA LLC to Designmark Homes LLC, 8325-D Monticello Road, Lenexa 66227, Lot 92 Ridgestone Meadows, Book/Page 201301 010990. Block Income Fund II LP to Building 21 Associates LLC, 700 W. 47th St., Suite 200, Kansas City 64112, Lot 3 except the W. 29 feet of the N. 96 feet Pine Ridge West/non-exclusive perpetual easement for pedestrian and vehicular access ingress and egress, Book/Page 201301 011019. 119/7 Roadside Partners LLC to James Engle Custom Homes LLC, Lot 77 Estates of Forest View, Book/Page 201301 011251. GD Properties & Investments LLC to Prieb Homes Inc./Austin Meadows LLC, P.O. Box 4557, Olathe 66063, Lot 69 Arbor Woods, Book/Page 201301 011307. GD Properties & Investments LLC to Prieb Homes Inc./Austin Meadows LLC, P.O. Box 4557, Olathe 66063, Lot 70 Arbor Woods, Book/Page 201301 011310. GD Properties & Investments LLC to Prieb Homes Inc./Austin Meadows LLC, P.O. Box 4557, Olathe 66063, Lot 65 Arbor Woods, Book/Page 201301 011329. Great Southern Bank to DeSoto Investments LLC, 8997 Commerce Drive, De Soto 66018, Lots 9/10/Block 1 Corridor 10 Commerce Park, Book/ Page 201301 011337. Mills Farm Development LLC to J. Larson Home LLC, Lot 228 Mills Farm, Book/Page 201301 011381. James A. and Erica L. Blades to Grand Kansas City Properties LLC, Lot 12/Block 6 Double Gate IV, Book/Page 201301 011442. Overland Partners LLC to Carrington Square Apartments LLC, 50 Broadway, New York 10004, Lot 1/Tracts A/B Villas at Carrington Square, Book/ Page 201301 011510. DIC Real Estate Co. LLC to Ferzandi Investments LLC, 9050 Parkhill St., Lenexa 66215, Tract I/a tract of land in the S.W. one-quarter of Sec. 1/Township 13 S./Range 23 E./Tract 2/Tract E Falcon Valley Commercial, Book/Page 201301 011576. Timothy Dean Perkins to Merriam Enterprises LLC, 550 Lakeshore W., Lake Quivira 66217, Lots 16-24 inclusive/Block 12 South Park, Book/Page 201302 000087. Andrew B. Schuttler/Jessica Shuttler fka Jessica M. Oeth to Prairie Star Holdings LLC, Lot 13/Block 12 Crossland, Book/Page 201302 000141. Brighton’s Landing LLC to MVP&L Investors LLC, Lot 65 Brighton’s Landing, Book/Page 201302 000191. Kinban Inc. to South Summit Homes LLC, P.O. Box 942, Lee’s Summit 64063, Lot 4 Timber Ridge Villas, Book/Page 201302 000201. Highland Park Builders LLC to BMO Harris Bank NA, 1201 N.W. Briarcliff Parkway, Suite 130, Kansas City 64116, all of Lot 387 Lakepoint, Book/ Page 201302 000206. Highland Park Builders LLC to BMO Harris Bank NA, 1201 N.W. Briarcliff Parkway, Suite 130, Kansas City 64116, all of Lot 388 Hampton Place, Book/Page 201302 000207. J.A. Peterson Realty Co. Inc. to Fox Run Apartments Inc., 10000 W. 75th St., Suite 100, Overland Park 66204, metes and bounds, Book/ Page 201302 000211. C.H. Development LLC to Parkway Holdings LLC, P.O. Box 26170, Overland Park 66225, Lot 42 Chapel Hill, Book/Page 201302 000229. Kinban Inc. to South Summit Homes LLC, P.O. Box 942, Lee’s Summit 64063, Lot 5 Timber Ridge Villas, Book/Page 201302 000240.

Bayer CropScience LP to Midwest Bioscience Research Park LLC, 5901 College Blvd., Suite 100, Overland Park 66211, metes and bounds, Book/ Page 201302 000252. Charles R. and Donna J. Gardner/Susan K. and Rory Kuhn to DAC Ventures LLC, 119 N. Parker St., No. 140, Olathe 66061, all of Lot 21 and all of that part of Lot 22 lying Northeasterly of a straight line drawn from the N.E. corner of Lot 22 to a point located 5 feet Southwesterly of the Northwest corner of Lot 22 as measured along the front line of Lot 22/Block 34, Book/Page 201302 000476. Quad J Holdings LLC to Shawnee Associates LLC, 6701 W. 121st St., No. 200, Overland Park 66209, Lot 1/B Crouch Corner, Book/Page 201302 000567. Residential Funding Co. LLC fka Residential Funding Corp. to D.L.D. Landholding Co. LLC, 4833 Nevada Road, Baldwin City 66006, Lot 3 Cottage Park VII, Book/Page 201302 000604. Kinban Inc. to South Summit Homes LLC, P.O. Box 942, Lee’s Summit 64063, Lot 29 Timber Ridge Villas, Book/Page 201302 000741. Colonies Real Estate Development LLC to Arvest Bank, 6300 Nall, Mission 66062, that part of Lot 1 Gardner Town Center Square, Book/Page 201302 000808. SBKC Service Corp. to 159 Partners LLC, 9550 Dice Lane, Lenexa 66215, all that part of the S.W. quarter of Sec. 13/Township 14 S./Range 24 E., Book/Page 201302 000835. Cedar Creek Development Co. Inc. to Roeser Homes LLC, P.O. Box 24165, Overland Park 66283, Lot 163 The Woods at Southglen, Book/Page 201302 000849. Cedar Creek Development Co. Inc. to Roeser Homes LLC, P.O. Box 24165, Overland Park 66283, Lot 20 Cedar Creek Village 1, Book/Page 201302 000851. Laura M. and Reuben Perlin to Drury Properties LLC, 2335 Drury Lane, Mission Hills 66208, Lot 22/Block 15 Mission Hills, Book/Page 201302 000853. Kinban Inc. to South Summit Homes LLC, P.O. Box 942, Lee’s Summit 64063, Lot 16 Colton Lake South, Book/Page 201302 000864. Mills Farm Development LLC to C&M Builders Inc., P.O. Box 1033, Raymore 64083, Lot 223 Mills Farm, Book/Page 201302 001090. Mills Farm Development LLC to C&M Builders Inc., P.O. Box 1033, Raymore 64083, Lot 220 Mills Farm, Book/Page 201302 001103. R&B Productions LLC to Bickimer Construction Inc., P.O. Box 7431, Overland Park 66207, Lot 32 Enclave at Woodland Lakes, Book/Page 201302 001459. John T. and Louis J. Hunt to RKC Inc., Lot 5/ Block 52 Prairie Village, Book/Page 201302 001524. Grey Oaks LLC to Don Julian Builders Inc., Lot 531 Eagle View of Grey Oaks, Book/Page 201302 001626. Coffee Creek Land Co. fka Bridge Creek Land Co. LLC to ALH LLC, Lot 52 Coffee Creek Crossing, Book/Page 201302 001637. Coffee Creek Land Co. f/ka/ Bridge Creek Land Co. LLC to Rodrock Homes, Lot 74 Coffee Creek Crossing, Book/Page 201302 001679. Nationstar Mortgage LLC to Elite Equity LLC, 5625 W. 131st, Overland Park 66209, the W. 29 feet of Lot 37 and the E. 35 feet of Lot 38 Mission Valley West, Book/Page 201302 001784. WatersEdge Land Co. LLC to Tabernacle Homes LLC, Lot 22 Watersedge, Book/Page 201302 001790. Riverview Land Development Co. to Don Julian Builders Inc., Lot 21 Riverview, Book/Page 201302 001829. Household Finance Corp. III to J&D Home Buyers LLC, 1634 E. Central, Wichita 67214, Lots 31/32 and the N. 9 feet of Lot 33/Block O Suncrest Park, Book/Page 201302 001834. TruCap REO Corp. to Inno-Hab Properties Inc., 14408 W. 69th Terrace, Shawnee 66216, Lot 1/Block 3 Autumn Woods, Book/Page 201302 001996. Concord Homes LLC to Grey Oaks LLC, P.O. Box 25390, Overland Park 66225, Lot 380 Madison Ridge of Grey Oaks, Book/Page 201302 002254. Thomas D. and Glenda Watkins to G&K LLC, Tract I/Lots 5-7 and Lot 16 except the N. 1 feet thereof all of Lot 17 and the N. 6 feet of Lot 18/ Block 2 Sprague/Tract II/Lots 8/9 except the W. 26 feet thereof Block 2 Sprague, Book/Page 201302 002257. 345 Partners LLC to Rodrock Homes of Johnson County LLC, Lot 83 Summerwood Estates, Book/Page 201302 002402.

Reynelle Miller to Cherry Park Properties LLC, 7914 W. 155th Terrace, Overland Park, Lot 9 Pinewood North, Book/Page 201302 002470. WYANDOTTE COUNTY Federal National Mortgage Association aka Fannie Mae to ARF 4 LLC, P.O. Box 1127, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, Lot 9 Seeman Gardens, Book/Page 2013 R 01079. MTA IV LLC to First Mountain Properties LLC, 806 N. 84th Drive, Kansas City 66112, Lot 9/Block 20 Hunters Glen, No. 2, Book/Page 2013 R 01519. Federal National Mortgage Association to Riley Rentals LLC, Lot 3/Block 21 Stony Point Heights, Book/Page 2013 R 01564. JSM Investments LLC to Rottinghaus Real Estate LLC, P.O. Box 356, Onalaska, WI 54650, Lots 19-24/Block 26 Bell, Book/Page 2013 R 01596. Fannie Mae aka Federal National Mortgage Association to Mr. Louie LLC, 3028 N. 69th St., Kansas City 66109, beginning 77 rods W. and 15 rods S. of the N.E. corner of the N.E. 1/4 of Sec. 33/ Township 10/Range 24 thence 15 rods thence S. 80 feet/thence E. 15 rods thence N. 80 feet to the point of beginning less the E. 20 feet thereof used for road purposes, Book/Page 2013 R 01622. Federal National Mortgage Association to Harbour Portfolio VII LP, 8214 Westchester, Suite 635, Dallas 75225, Lot 2/Block 9 Coronado North, Book/Page 2013 R 01655. Dr. Laura Huyett to 2933 LLC, 4627 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City 66106, Lot 1 except for the N. 120 feet of E. 120 feet Messmer, Book/Page 2013 R 01819. JACKSON COUNTY American Real Estate Investments LLC to Noske LLC, 14-A Willunga St., Eden Hills SA, Aus. 5050, Lot 32 South Paseo Place, Book/Page 2013 E 0010958. Taj Mahal Investments LLC to American Real Estate Investments LLC, 7425 Washington, Kansas City 64114, Parcel 1/Lot 74 Wenzel Garden/ Parcel 2/the E. 50 feet of Lot 27 Swope Park Summit, Book/Page 2013 E 0010962. American Real Estate Investments LLC to Ronci LLC, 18 Fairbairn Road, Coogee A 6166 Aus., Lot 27/Block 15 East Linwood, Book/Page 2013 E 0010963. American Real Estate Investments LLC to Sephibus US Inv. LLC, L’Acacia-Ch. De Moret CH-1854 Leysin Switzerland, the S. 13.5 feet of the N. 17.5 feet of Lot 6 James Goodin Place Annex, Book/Page 2013 E 0010964. Ryan and Heather Rama to Philworld Inc., 600 E. 59th St., Kansas City 64110, Lot 500 Broadland, Book/Page 2013 E 0011011. M&T Bank to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 5000 Plano Parkway, Carrollton, TX 75010, the N. 65 feet of the S. 410.75 feet of Lot 29 Lucas Estates, Book/Page 2013 E 0011065. Taj Mahal Investments LLC to American Real Estate Investments LLC, 7425 Washington, Kansas City 64114, Lot 3 Morningside, Book/Page 2013 E 0011082. Fannie Mae aka Federal National Mortgage Association to M&A Malone Holdings Group LLC, 16904 E. 44th St. S., Independence 64055, Lot 74 Fairway Hills, Book/Page 2013 E 0011086. American Real Estate Investments LLC to Aralia LLC, 1620 Trumbull Ave., Apt. 8, Normal, IL 61761, Lots 31-33 Cypress Ridge, Book/Page 2013 E 0011090. Fannie Mae aka Federal National Mortgage Association to Blueberry Holdings LLC, 634 Lake Forest Drive, Bonner Springs 66012, the N. 1/2 of Lot 125/Blocks 4/6/8 Troost Highlands, Book/ Page 2013 E 0011160. Carl Brian Nelson to Taj Mahal Investments LLC, 121 W. 63rd St., No. 202, Kansas City 64113, Lot 6/Block 5 Wornall Manor, Book/Page 2013 E 0011231. Michael T. Gates/Denise E. Gates/Robert S. Gates et al. to RealtyAQ LLC, 9000 Lee’s Summit Road, Kansas City 64139, Lot 42 Hunter Gardens, Book/Page 2013 E 0011249. Thomas L. O’Connor to Dolphin Homes LLC, 1209 N.E. Mulberry, Lee’s Summit 64086, Lot 25/Block 6 Gregory Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0011288. Go Pro Investments LLC to SAMA Investments LLC, 4741 Central, No. 2300, Kansas City 64112, the E. 25 feet of Lot 132 all of Lot 133 and the W. 20 feet of Lot 134 85th and Troost, Book/Page 2013 E 0011318.

Conrad J. Dahl to T.D. Investments LLC, 520 W. 103rd St., No. 205, Kansas City 64114, Lot 5/Block 20 Greenfield Village, Book/Page 2013 E 0011349. Federal National Mortgage Association to Harbour Portfolio VII LP, 8214 Westchester, Suite 635, Dallas 75225, the E. 5 feet of Lot 48 and all of Lot 49 Sunset Lodge, Book/Page 2013 E 0011356. Conrad J. Dahl to T.D. Investments LLC, 520 W. 103rd St., No. 205, Kansas City 64114, Lot 2 Greenfield Village, Book/Page 2013 E 0011363. Federal National Mortgage Association to Harbour Portfolio VII LP, 8214 Westchester, Suite 635, Dallas 75225, all of the W. 47.5 feet of the S. 123.8 feet of Lot 7 Flacy, Book/Page 2013 E 0011365. Judith Parman to Beyond the Conviction, 1734 E. 63rd St., Suite 504, Kansas City 64110, the N. 10 feet of Lot 12 and the S. 20 feet of Lot 13/Block C Portland Place, Book/Page 2013 E 0011376. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to KC Capital LLC, 1805 Bur Oak Drive, Liberty 64068, Lot 7 Maness Meadows, Book/Page 2013 E 0011389. CitiMortgage Inc. to Federal National Mortgage Association, P.O. Box 650043, Dallas 75265, Lot 19 Hunter’s Dell East, Book/Page 2013 E 0011394. M&T Bank to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 5000 Plano Parkway, Carrollton, TX 75010, all of Lot 26 and all of Lot 25 except the N. 15 feet thereof said 15 feet lying parallel with the N. line thereof together with that portion of vacated 58th St. Terrace adjoining on the Northwesterly side of said lots Raytown Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0011402. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to ARF 4 LLC, P.O. Box 1127, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, Lot 352 Belvidere Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0011403. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to BED Investments LLC, 7424 Washington, Kansas City 64114, the E. 50 feet of the W. 1/2 of Lot 21 Swope Park Highlands, Book/Page 2013 E 0011515. Wood Family Development Inc. to Nick Zvacek Construction LLC, 1009 Industrial Drive, Pleasant Hill 64080, Lot 135 Legacy Wood, Book/ Page 2013 E 0011523. Javon LLC to MP DDG Holdings LLC, 751 N.E. Anderson Lane, Lee’s Summit 64064, Tract 1/the S. 16 2/3 feet of Lot 7 and the N. 16 2/3 feet of Lot 8/ Block 2 Wightman & Henderson’s Troost Ave./Tract 2/the N. 33 1/3 feet of Lot 7/Block 2 Wightman & Henderson’s Troost Ave., Book/Page 2013 E 0011693. Neighborhoods United to Taj Mahal Investments LLC, 121 W. 63rd St., No. 202, Kansas City 64112, the S. 34 feet of the N. 38 feet of Lot 56 Asbury Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0011700. Lana M. Krawl to Adkison Properties LLC, 1607 Hillside Drive, Oak Grove 64075, Lot 84 Royal Oaks Estates, Book/Page 2013 E 0011707. Urban Rehabilitation Associates LLC to Gammon 2 LLC, 10116 Dryfork Ave., Las Vegas 89129, all that part of Lot 4 John Harris Estate, Book/Page 2013 E 0011754. B&G Land Development LLC to McGraw Homes Inc., 902 S.E. Willow Place, Blue Springs 64014, Lot 26 Edgewood Villas, Book/Page 2013 E 0011768. ACH Development LLC to Graham Homes Construction LLC, 1107 S.E. Oak Ridge Drive, Oak Grove 64075, Lot 202 Park Ridge, Book/Page 2013 E 0011782. Steve Warner to Sweeping Floors to Owning Doors LLC, P.O. Box 5276, Kansas City 64112, the E. 18 feet of Lot 95 and the W. 26 feet of Lot 96 Sunset Lodge, Book/Page 2013 E 0011801. Federal National Mortgage Association aka Fannie Mae to Captain Fancy Two LLC, 617 N.W. Edgewood Court, Lee’s Summit 64063, Lot 59 Greenwood Highlands, Book/Page 2013 E 0011802. Griffin Riley Investments LLC to Summit Custom Homes LLC, 40 S.E. 30th St., Lee’s Summit 64082, Lot 118 Brooks Farm, Book/Page 2013 E 0011841. Griffin Riley Investments LLC to Summit Custom Homes LLC, 40 S.E. 30th St., Lee’s Summit 64082, Lot 110 Brooks Farm, Book/Page 2013 E 0011846. Mortgage One Corp. to Marquis Properties LLC, 1070 E. 800 N., Orem, UT 84097, Lot 153 Park Hills, Book/Page 2013 E 0011872. Neighborhoods United to Taj Mahal Investments LLC, 121 W. 63rd St., No. 202, Kansas City 64112, the E. 93.21 feet of Lot 2 and the E. 93.21 feet of the N. 5 feet of Lot 3/Block 3 Ontario, Book/Page 2013 E 0011940.


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AFB SFR Return LLC to TuBaldi’s Investments LLC, 11800 E. 56th St., Kansas City 64133, Lot 28 Fairway Hills, Book/Page 2013 E 0012007. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 8250 Jones Branch Drive MS-A61, McLean, VA 22102, Tract, No. 2/all of Lot 141 and the E. 1/2 of Lot 142 Sunset Lodge, Book/ Page 2013 E 0012026. Maxine Y. Thomas aka Eleanor M. Thomas to JB Funding LLC, 121 W. 48th St., No. 606, Kansas City 64112, Lot 12/Block 14 Gregory Heights, Book/ Page 2013 E 0012053. Mohammad Said Wakas fka Mohamed Saad Wakas/Nancy C. Wakas to Soft Solution Investments LLC, 2121 N. Towne Lane N.E., Suite B, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, the W. 10 acres of the N.E. 1/4 of the N.E. 1/4 of Sec. 31/Township 48/ Range 32 except that part thereof in roads or highways, Book/Page 2013 E 0012057. National Bank of Kansas City to Capo Investments LLC, 600 N. Chouteau Trafficway, Kansas City 64120, Lots 3-5 and the N. 30 feet of Lot 6/Block B Ranson and Talleys, Book/Page 2013 E 0012059. Patricia N. Okuns to Marquis Properties LLC, 1136 N. 650 E., Orem, UT 84097, Lot 57 Lea View, Book/Page 2013 E 0012065. Federal National Mortgage Association to Harbour Portfolio VII LP, 8214 Westchester, Suite 635, Dallas 75225, Lot 8/Block 2 Burge Park, Book/ Page 2013 E 0012074. Federal National Mortgage Association to Harbour Portfolio VII LP, 8214 Westchester, Suite 635, Dallas 75225, Lots 26-28 High Oaks, Book/Page 2013 E 0012077. U.s. Bank National Association to Prem Mohan LLC, 12835 Wedd, Overland Park 66213, all of Lot 489 Robandee, Book/Page 2013 E 0012093. Richard Little to RAGS Investments LLC, 3701 Cherry Ridge Drive, Frisco, TX 75034, Lot 138 Marlborough Gardens, Book/Page 2013 E 0012289. Richard Little to RAGS Investments LLC, 3701 Cherry Ridge Drive, Frisco, TX 75034, Lot 19/Block 3 Benton Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0012290. Richard Little to RAGS Investments LLC, 3701 Cherry Ridge Drive, Frisco, TX 75034, Tract 1/Lot 110 Park Farms/Tract 2/Lot 24/Block 14 Ruskin Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0012291. Jay B. and Carol S. Smith to Bellah Homes LLC, P.O. Box 346, Lee’s Summit 64063, the W. 1/2 except the E. 131.68 feet thereof of the N.E. 1/4 of the N.W. 1/4 of the S.W. 1/4 of Sec. 15/Township 47/ Range 33, Book/Page 2013 E 0012369. Christopher A. Long to NIQ Investments LLC, 1308 E. 81st Terrace, Kansas City 64131, all that part of Lots 16-18/Block 1 Santa Fe Place, Book/ Page 2013 E 0012469. Marion Joseph Danzo to Jacomo Properties LLC, 1033 S.E. County Lane, Lee’s Summit 64081, Lot 69 except the E. 0.87 feet of Lots 46-76 inclusive Green Crest, Book/Page 2013 E 0012514. Sweeping Floors To Owning Doors LLC to O&K Property Holdings Inc., 5034 Forest Ave., Kansas City 64110, the S. 29 1/2 feet of Lot 11 and the N. 7 1/2 feet of Lot 12/Block F of Blocks C/D/F/ G/H Ridgeland, Book/Page 2013 E 0012532. Benjamin LaSala to The North End LLC, 910 E. Fifth St., Kansas City 64106, all of the E. 25 1/6 feet of Lot 5/6/Block 69 East Kansas/the W. 43 2/3 feet of Lots 5/6/Block 69 East Kansas/the W. 23 2/3 feet of Lots 7/8/Block 69 and the E. the E. 23 2/3 feet of the W. 47 1/3 feet of Lots 7/8/Block 69 East Kansas, Book/Page 2013 E 0012544. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to ARF 4 LLC, P.O. Box 1127, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, Lot 83 and the Westerly 3 feet of Lot 84 as measured at right angles to the division line between Lots 83/84 Country Club, Book/Page 2013 E 0012580. Fox Hollow Investments LLC to Normax LLC, 5510 N.E. Antioch Road, Kansas City 64119, Lot 270 Ruskin Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0012595. Donald G. and Donna S. Meiners to Old Town Park DDZ LLC, 415 N.E. St. Andrew Circle, Lee’s Summit 64064, Lot 1 Reich Commercial, Book/Page 2013 E 0012613. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA to Fox Hollow Investments LLC, 529 Fox Hollow Land, Blue Springs 64015, Lot 2 except the W. 28 feet of the N. half of Lot 2 and the W. 20 feet of the N. half of Lot 3 Sugar Creek Townsite, Book/Page 2013 E 0012641. Peak Equity Group LLC to Capdevilla Family Super Fund Inc., 2475 Northwinds Parkway, Suite 130, Alpharetta, GA 30009, Lot 179 Robandee, Book/Page 2013 E 0012657.

Fannie Mae aka Federal National Mortgage Association to BED Investments LLC, 5010 Bellefontaine Ave., Kansas City 64130, Lot 94 McMahon Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0012699. Federal National Mortgage Association to Pin Hill Properties LLC, 32202 E. Pink Hill Road, Grain Valley 64029, Lot 40 Fairway Hills, Book/Page 2013 E 0012703. American Real Estate Investments LLC to Winzear US Invest LLC, 19 Winzear Drive, Kallangur QLD 4503 Aus., Lot 27/Block 7 East Linwood, Book/Page 2013 E 0012708. Eugene F. Clark to Belair Land LLC, 985 Corporate Lane, Nampa, ID 83651, Lot 187 Plaza Estates, Book/Page 2013 E 0012748. American Real Estate Investments LLC to Yo & Kez Super LLC, 4279 E. 61st St., Kansas City 64112, the E. 50 feet of Lot 27 Swope Park Summit, Book/Page 2013 E 0012824. American Real Estate Investments LLC to Gilfam US Investments LLC, 8 Marshman Road Narangba QLD 4504 Aus., Lot 88 Elm Ridge Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0012873. American Real Estate Investments LLC to Frankdon Property LLC, 4/38 Glebe St. Randwick NSW 20931 Aus., Lot 14 Old Troost Park, Book/ Page 2013 E 0012876. American Real Estate Investments LLC to Zamelya LLC, 17 McInnes, P1 Ingleburn NSW 2565 Aus., Lot 33/Block 7 Maryland, Book/Page 2013 E 0012948. DF Partners LP to JOCT Real Estate LLC, 4505 W. 63rd St., Prairie Village 66208, metes and bounds, Book/Page 2013 E 0012982. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA to ARF 4 LLC, P.O. Box 1127, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, Lot 1 Valley High, Book/Page 2013 E 0013009. American Real Estate Investments LLC to Villalon Kansas LLC, 5806 E. Osage Ridge Lane, Columbia 65201, the N. 10 feet of Lot 65 all of Lot 66 and the S. 17 feet of Lot 67 Folsom Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0013011. Great Southern Bank to Sterling Village Homeowners Association Inc., P.O. Box 2912, Olathe 66063, metes and bounds, Book/Page 2013 E 0013018. Frank Hasselberg and Courtney Hasselberg aka Courtney A. Hasselberg to WYO-1312 LLC, 522 Locust, No. 114, Kansas City 64106, part of the N.W. 1/4 of Sec. 19/Township 49/Range 33, Book/ Page 2013 E 0013048. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to ARF 4 LLC, P.O. Box 1127, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, Lots 16-18/Block 1 Woodland Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0013167. Federal National Mortgage Association to Captain Fancy Two LLC, 617 N.W. Edgewood Court, Lee’s Summit 64063, Lot 159 Ruskin Village, Book/Page 2013 E 0013170. Katherine F. Gleason aka Kay F. Gleason to REOCO Inc., 4282 N. Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76137, Tract I/Lots 150/151 Marlboro Woods/Tract II/all of Lot 141 Marlboro Woods, Book/Page 2013 E 0013188. Larry and Marsha Youngblood to Tanyard Hollow LLC, P.O. Box 1034, Independence 64051, Tract A/Lot 56 New Salem/Tract B/all of Lot 26 Lynnhurst/Tract C/the S. 43 feet of Lot 44 and the N. 43.35 feet of Lot 45 Griffith Place/Tract D/a tract of land in the N.W. quarter of Sec. 20/Township 50/ Range 31, Book/Page 2013 E 0013195. Kimbrell Creek LLC to Tanyard Hollow LLC, P.O. Box 1034, Independence 64051, Lot 5 Farview Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0013196. Fox Hollow Investments LLC to KC Capital LLC, 1805 Bur Oak Drive, Liberty 64068, the N. 1/2 of Lot 15 and the S. 2 feet of Lot 16/Block 8 Maywood, Book/Page 2013 E 0013221. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Bob Dean Construction Co. Inc., 706 . Hudson St., Buckner 64016, Lot 8 Henthron, Book/Page 2013 E 0013290. Help KC LLC to Go Pro Investments LLC, 4741 Central, No. 2300, Kansas City 64112, Lot 16 Marlborough Gardens, Book/Page 2013 E 0013293. RTJ Props LLC to White Wolf Properties LLC, 4210 Jewel St., Council Bluffs, IA 51501, Lot 241 Ruskin Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0013349. CLAY COUNTY Patrick Lee Richard Honn/Gana E. Honn to KC Capital LLC, 1805 Bur Oak Drive, Liberty 64068, Lot 88 except the E. 60 feet Golden Oaks, Book/ Page 7025/156.


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BANKING

Gitahi Sammy Gitahi has joined Valley View Bank as credit analyst. Gitahi is responsible for conducting analysis of commercial/business loans to support existing relationships and reviewing new business loan offerings.

Associates. Fain will lead the transportation team and help expand the practice. Since joining Olsson in 1999, Fain has been a project manager and responsible for a large portion of the firm’s transportation design work, including urban streets and residential roadway projects. His experience also includes work in the areas of roundabout and intersection design, stormwater analysis, utility coordination and site development.

Shields

Gorman

Dennis Shields has joined Valley View Bank/Bankers & Investors as vice president/financial adviser. Shields will provide financial planning for Valley View Bank customers and employees and will work with individuals and companies to design personalized programs, matching their goals and objectives. Shields has more than 40 years of experience in business-, financial- and insurance-related services.

Eric Gorman has been promoted to principal at Terracon Consultants Inc. Previously, Gorman was senior associate. Gorman has been with Terracon since 2002 and works as the Lenexa branch environmental department manager.

Thomas

CONSTRUCTION

Gordon Aubrey Gordon has joined 2Point Construction as marketing coordinator. Gordon will create and execute marketing initiatives to further 2Point’s growth through branding and client relations.

ENGINEERING

Fain Jamie Fain has been promoted to group leader at Olsson

John Thomas has been promoted to senior principal at Terracon Consultants Inc. Previously, Thomas was principal. Thomas has been with Terracon since 2003 and works as the Lenexa branch office manager and geotechnical department manager.

Jacobs Derek Jacobs has been promoted to president at Sega Inc. Previously, Jacobs was vice president. Jacobs has worked at Sega for 21 years and has worked as vice president and an elected member of the board since 2008.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

Franco Karen Franco has joined Stewardship Capital as director of administration. Franco brings 14 years of financial industry experience to the team. Her responsibilities include receiving visitors, client communication plans, organizing the quarterly client newsletter, providing client education, maintaining client contact and managing the daily office needs. Amy Legg has joined Frontier Wealth Management as chief operating officer. Legg previously worked in other Globe Resource ventures in a variety of roles. She has extensive professional experience in strategic planning and operations, international business and sales, and distribution management. Darty Dole has been promoted to adviser support specialist at Frontier Wealth Management. Dole will assist all Frontier locations and team members with reporting and backoffice support. He has more than 15 years of experience in financial services. Brandon Sifers has been promoted to chief financial officer at Frontier Wealth Management. Sifers has been associated with Frontier since 2009 in various roles.

Hospital of Kansas City as hospital medical director. Pitts is board certified in internal medicine, a regional director for IPC and a practicing physician at Research Medical Center. Her responsibilities as medical director include policy and procedure implementation, physician development and quality improvement.

Allen Adam Allen has been promoted to regional operations manager at Sizewise. Previously, Allen was account associate. Allen has been with Sizewise for more than two years. He will work for the Mid-Atlantic division.

LEGAL

Richardson Boyce Richardson has joined Edgar Law Firm as senior associate. Richardson focuses on complex commercial litigation and has notable experience in trial presentation, expert witness depositions, complex motions practice and oral argument of dispositive and other motions.

Griffin Owen Griffin has joined Troppito + Miller LLC as attorney. Previously, Griffin was attorney at Moore Brower Griffin PC. Griffin is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Kansas. He has focused his practice on construction litigation since 2004. Nicholas Walker has been promoted to shareholder at Ogletree Deakins. Previously, Walker was associate. Walker is a litigator who has extensive labor and employment litigation experience. In his career, he favorably has represented clients in matters involving claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment and wrongful discharge. He also has successfully resolved labor disputes through arbitration and defended unfair labor practice charges. Nikki Hininger Howell has been promoted to managing shareholder at Ogletree Deakins. Previously, Hininger Howell was associate. Howell’s practice focuses on defending employers and management in employment-related disputes in various forums. Her employment litigation experience includes 11 trials, several employment arbitrations, drafting successful motions for summary judgment, taking and defending key witness depositions and defending EEOC on-site inspections.

MARKETING

HEALTH CARE Pedroley

Pitts Olevia Pitts has joined Kindred

Christopher Pedroley has joined Edgar Law Firm as associate. Pedroley represents entrepreneurs in commercial disputes as well as consumers in classaction lawsuits.

Carmichael John Carmichael has been promoted to senior media

planner/buyer at GlynnDevins. Previously, Carmichael was media planner/ buyer. Carmichael’s new responsibilities include creating and implementing annual media plans for new business acquisitions; research and adoption of progressive media opportunities; mentoring and assisting in training new staff members in media buying; and planning and assisting the vice president/ media in positioning and expanding the media department’s role within the agency. Carmichael joined GlynnDevins in May 2012.

Brandon Atkins has joined GlynnDevins as digital technical architect. Atkins is responsible for creating technical requirements documents that outline development needs. Before joining GlynnDevins, he worked at Nations Holding Co.

Higdon & Sink as team coordinator. He assists team members in accomplishing dayto-day tasks and coordinates agency/client activities.

Adams

Strange Andrea Strange has joined Sullivan Higdon & Sink as public relations coordinator. Strange coordinates some of the agency’s social media efforts as well as the public relations discipline throughout the agency.

Kunkel

Rodriguez

Tracy Kunkel has been promoted to senior staff accountant at GlynnDevins. Previously, Kunkel was staff accountant. Kunkel’s new responsibilities include accounts payable, billing and various accounting projects. Kunkel joined GlynnDevins in April 2011.

Amanda Rodriguez has joined Sullivan Higdon & Sink as business manager. Formerly a sales and services specialist at Bank of America, Rodriguez has seven years of banking experience.

Tyler Adams has joined Sullivan Higdon & Sink as associate creative. Previously, Adams was at Barkley.

Rodriguez Barbara Rodriguez has joined Sullivan Higdon & Sink as brand manager. Previously, Rodriguez was account executive at Draftfcb Chicago. Rodriguez brings nearly 10 years of experience in corporate communications and retail marketing. She will be working on driving business and marketing efforts for Dairy Farmers of America, including the Borden Cheese and Cache Valley Dairy brands.

REAL ESTATE

Meyer O’Malley Terence O’Malley has joined GlynnDevins as senior communications manager. O’Malley will work as a national public speaker to clients and senior living prospects and present lead-generating presentations from a financial, estate planning and lifestyle perspective. Before joining GlynnDevins, O’Malley was the director of asset accumulation for Fidelity Security Life Insurance Co.

Staci Meyer has joined Sullivan Higdon & Sink as senior creative. Previously, Meyer was writer at McCormick Co. Meyer brings nearly 20 years of experience specializing in marketing science and technology-based products and services.

Horn Danny Horn has joined Sullivan

Ondrejka Brian Ondrejka has joined Dean Realty Co. as IT and Web administrator. Ondrejka will manage the company’s network, servers and computers. He will support the company by researching technical equipment purchases, monitoring existing equipment and implementing technology upgrades. Ondrejka additionally will develop, enhance and maintain the company’s various websites.


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HOSPITAL: SCL official says concerns about Prime confined to California FROM PAGE 1

in an email to the Kansas City Business Journal. Cheston Turbyfill, director of public affairs for SCL Health System, said concerns raised about Prime are isolated to the California market. “We obviously were aware of the concerns with Prime,” he said. “The issue related to the unions, that sort of thing, that was really specific to the California market, and that doesn’t really come into play here.” He said the biggest factor driving the sale of Providence and St. John’s was the need to keep both hospitals open as fully functioning acute-care hospitals. Former Prime employees have alleged in lawsuits that the company funnels patients through its emergency rooms, turning away the ones without insurance while admitting those with the best insurance for longer stays. Once in the hospital, they claim, Prime pushes doctors to diagnose patients with certain conditions that reap a higher Medicare reimbursement payment, whether or not the patient has that condition — a practice known as upcoding. Kaiser Permanente, a California-based medical insurance and hospital chain, alleged in another suit that Prime hospitals would admit Kaiser members and refuse to transfer them to their primary providers. Prime has unequivocally disputed all the claims against it. “Federal law demands that a patient must be treated and stabilized, regardless of their insurance status,” Barrera wrote

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in an email. “Prime Healthcare hospitals have always followed the law.” After continued allegations against it, Prime filed an antitrust lawsuit against the SEIU United Healthcare Workers West labor union and Kaiser Permanente in November 2011, alleging that the organizations conspired to attack competitors like Prime and push them out of the market. A judge dismissed the case,

finding insufficient evidence to prove a conspiracy. Joe Connor, director of the Public Health Department for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan., said his office had been tracking the sale of the two hospitals closely to make sure they would remain valuable services for the communities. “It’s always concerning when anyone

is under investigation, but we’re hopeful that when they take over the Kansas facilities they’ll be good partners for us and for the counties,” Connor said. “We were in contact with the Sisters of Charity (SCL) leadership during this process and the local hospital board, and we’re confident they’re doing their due diligence and making the best decisions for the community.”

GOOGLE: Second chance for limited time FROM PAGE 3

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Venture capitalist Brad Feld owns this house near 45th Avenue and Cambridge Street in Kansas City, Kan. His house now will be able to connect to Google Fiber.

REOPENING THE GATES Google Inc. plans to reopen the registration period for installations of its ultra-fast Internet network, but only for the “first few” neighborhoods in which the service already is live. Google calls these areas “fiberhoods.” Other than the inaugural fiberhood of Hanover Heights, which spans the Hanover Heights and Spring Valley neighborhoods in Kansas City, Kan., Google hasn’t yet identified which areas will get another chance to hook up to the network. Here are the other fiberhoods where Google network construction is in progress in KCK (See fiber.google. com for boundaries): Dub’s Dread, Piper Schools and Delaware Ridge. Slated for March in KCK are Painted Hills, Open Door and Arrowhead. No Kansas City, Mo., fiberhoods have gone live yet, but Crown Center and Midtown are planned for March.

purchase is near the heart of Startup Village, a growing cluster of at least 16 tech startups that have moved to the Hanover Heights and Spring Valley neighborhoods in KCK, where Google’s network first lit up in November. Since the summer, Google has told prospective customers they would forfeit access if they didn’t register for services before construction and installation crews reached their neighborhoods. Theoretically, that means Feld’s house is out of luck. But it will be one in a limited group that will get a second chance. Spokeswoman Jenna Wandres confirmed that Google would reopen some fiberhood deadlines “on a very restricted basis for our first few fiberhoods” in response to customer concerns. “We heard from a lot of folks that missed the deadline,” she said. Benjamin Barreth, a Kansas City software developer who runs a Homes for Hackers program in Startup Village, asked during a news conference in November for Google to re-examine the policy. Barreth said it kept any new startups that moved to the neighborhood from accessing the network if they picked addresses that didn’t register in 2012. Homes for Hackers is aimed at attracting Google Fiber-minded couch-surfers and served as inspiration to Feld’s setup. It is widely supported by local tech, development and civic officials, but at the time Barreth started his effort, Google representatives said they had no plans to bend on the policy. For now, Google has changed its mind,

but Wandres warned that the relaxed deadlines wouldn’t be part of an ongoing policy and wouldn’t extend to the majority of the network coverage area. Google officials have cited the original phased approach to its network construction strategy as a cost-efficiency measure. Wandres said it also provides predictability for customers. Other than Hanover Heights, Wandres declined to divulge which neighborhoods would receive registration extensions, but she said residents in those areas would receive direct communication from Google in the near future. “It’s good for Google if Brad Feld comes to town,” said Aaron Deacon, managing director of KC Digital Drive, a metro-area digital leadership group. Feld, author of “Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City,” wants to experiment with the notions of entrepreneurial density and gigabit density in Kansas City. Although Google hasn’t yet released its small business network offering, it has boasted of the opportunities for businesses with access to a population connected to gigabit speeds. Deacon also emphasized that this isn’t the first time Google has tweaked its marketing messages midstride. Despite strict deadlines for network registrations for a fiberhood to qualify to receive the service, Google granted extensions in September so more fiberhoods could become eligible for the network. Deacon said the changes are good for the future sustainability of Google Fiber. “In the long term, Google Fiber only will be a successful ISP if there’s an ongoing way to sign up,” Deacon said.


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HOW COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS WORK

COMMUNITY: Kansas City Council considers scaled-back limits on districts

Community improvement districts are formed in Missouri when owners of property making up at least half the assessed value in a district petition to the city for a community improvement district. The application must state how tax revenue would be used to improve the district and how the district would be governed. If approved,the district can use either a portion of additional sales tax or property tax assessments for the following:

FROM PAGE 1

community improvement districts closely. He’s concerned about the transparency of district operations and whether revenue actually is used for public benefit. “I don’t believe in their money being used for common-area maintenance,” said Nash, a south Kansas City resident. Proponents of CIDs say they raise money to clean up, keep up and talk up districts. But the proliferation of the districts has caught the attention of the Kansas City Council, as well as some wary consumers who can’t easily tell when they’ll be paying higher sales taxes because of a CID and question how the money is spent. Some developers insist that sales tax rates in the Kansas City area are not yet high enough to make CIDs stand out as an added cost. Dan Lowe, managing partner of RED Legacy, led one of Wyandotte County’s few CID projects for the redevelopment of Wyandotte Plaza at 78th Street and State Avenue. RED Legacy is reinvigorating the shopping district, first opened in 1961, with a retouched and expanded Price Chopper and other new retail outposts. Lowe said the improvements — traffic signals, new turn lanes and other infrastructure — are so expensive that the project wouldn’t be financially viable without a CID. Lowe also turned to a CID for a redevelopment of Ward Parkway Center in Kansas City. He said consumers tolerate additional sales tax so long as it doesn’t push the

• Convention centers, arenas, meeting facilities, pedestrian or shopping malls, and plazas. • Paintings, murals, fountains or kiosks. • Parks, lawns, gardens, trees or other landscapes. • Streetscapes, lighting, benches, marquees, awnings, canopies, trash receptacles and walls. • Lakes, dams and waterways. • Sidewalks, streets, alleyways, bridges, ramps, tunnels, traffic signs, signals utilities, drainage works, water, storm and sewer systems and other site improvements. • Parking lots and garages. • Child-care facilities and any other useful, necessary or desired improvement. • Operating or contracting for the operation of parking facilities or shuttle bus services. • Leasing space for sidewalk café tables and chairs. • Providing trash collection and disposal services. • With consent of the municipality, prohibiting or restricting vehicular and pedestrian traffic and vendors on streets. • Within a designated “blighted area,” contract with any private property owner to demolish or rehabilitate any building or structure owned by such property owner. • Providing or contracting for security personnel, equipment or facilities. Kansas CIDs are similar but are overseen by the municipality rather than a district board of directors. SOURCES: Missouri Department of Economic Development, Springsted Inc.

total into double digits. “If the sales tax were ever to be pushed above the 10 percent range, it would really create a problem,” Lowe said. “Anything under 10 percent, our research has shown, doesn’t affect the consumer or the shopping district.” But that 10 percent ceiling is getting closer thanks to new sales taxes for the Kansas City Zoo expansion and a localized sales tax to support a downtown streetcar line. And one Kansas City CID — the 210 Highway Community Improvement District, which covers the Ameristar Casino Kansas City — already has total sales tax of 10.1 percent. The 210 Highway CID raised concerns last year on the City Council. The district includes a single property owner, and district revenue covered extra security and marketing materials for Ameristar Casino. The City Council discussed limiting CIDs to 15 years and forbidding single-owner districts. CID backers fought against the limits, pushing off action on any limits. “The CIDs in our city are growing rapidly, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but without guidance from council, we’re seeing CIDs with no time frame at all for termination,” City Councilman Ed Ford said. “So we want to get guidance with the recognition that setting up a CID is very time-consuming and cumbersome. What we don’t want to do is have a group of citizens go through a two-year process where they spend a couple grand on lawyers to have the council say we’re not going to approve it.” City leaders now are considering less-

See an inteactive map of the locations of CID http://kansascitybizjournals.com/ restrictive limits. The newest policy is less restrictive on CIDs than when the first set of policies were publicly discussed in the summer. At that time, the CID policy discussion limited the term of CIDs to 15 years and heavily restricted single-owner districts. The new proposal backs off of restrictions on single-owner CIDs and would set a time limit at 20 years, with a process to extend the benefit district beyond its term. Although the Ameristar CID was criticized for raising taxes to pay for what some considered ordinary business operational costs, a review of CID budgets shows that line items for expenses like

TOTAL SALES TAX RATES AT KC CIDS

HSA: Like IRA, money can go to any purpose after age 65 FROM PAGE 3

and Roth IRA accounts and are looking for other ways to build retirement savings. “In many cases, there aren’t many choices for tax-deferred growth,” Poage said. “This is one of the few ways to utilize something with tax benefits beyond IRAs.” Josh Collins, vice president of Bukaty Cos. subsidiary NueSynergy, said an HSA allows a family to put aside an additional $6,450 a year, or $3,250 for an individual. There is no income limit to receive tax benefits from HSA contributions. At age 65, the money can be removed for any purpose, just like an IRA. The account holder is required to pay income

taxes on withdrawals that are not healthrelated. Many HSAs offer investment options for savings exceeding a certain amount. Excess dollars can be put into a mutual fund at whatever risk level the owner is comfortable with, providing the potential for faster growth — as long as the money stays in the HSA. HSAs also can be a tool for parents who want to give money to their children, said Lynn Mayabb, senior managing advisor at BKD Wealth Advisors in Kansas City. “The parents get the tax benefit of the gift, and the kids get the tax benefit when they use the money for future medical expenses,” Mayabb said. “A lot of parents want to gift money to their children, but they want to make sure they’re not

blowing it. Funding an HSA for them is a good way to do that.” Collins said HSAs are gaining in popularity because of the flexibility they offer. The money doesn’t have an annual “use it or lose it” rule and stays with a person through any change in employment or retirement. Contribution levels can be changed at any date, there is no statute of limitations for reimbursing out-of-pocket medical expenses, and balances can be passed along after the account holder’s death. “When an account is opened, you typically set up a beneficiary,” Collins said. “When the HSA holder passes away, the balance is transferred to the beneficiary as a lump-sum payment, which is subject to taxes at that point. However, if the beneficiary is a spouse, then you have the

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* BUDGET FOR THE BROOKSIDE * COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT 2012-13 (year ending April 30)

INCOME

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$91,000

Sales tax revenue

$375,000

Investment income

$300

Art fair

$145,000

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

$7,000

Accounts receivable

$500

Total projected income

$618,800

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Clara Osborn, a “Yellow Jacket” ambassador for the Downtown & Rivermarket Community Improvement Districts, works to keep Main Street clean.

The Skelly Building is its own community improvement district, covering one block within the Country Club Plaza.

area that will stabilize it. “So it’s a win-win from the neighborhood standpoint because it stabilizes the shopping district, and you need strong shopping districts to stabilize the neighborhoods.” Some CIDs have been hailed as catalysts for revitalizing parts of Kansas City. The Downtown Community Improvement District spends part of its revenue on so-called Yellow Jackets, employees responsible for keeping the Downtown Loop clean. CIDs also have been credited with helping some area neighborhoods remain strong, such as the areas near the

Red Bridge Road CID, the Martin City CID and the Brookside CID. Proponents say the extra cost is worth the payoff. “Just the visible presence of the Yellow Jackets Downtown or Red Jackets on Main Street,” said Charles Renner, a Husch Blackwell LLP lawyer who has helped establish many of Kansas City’s CIDs. “There’s a type of branding that has raised the appreciation for the area. If you’re in Brookside and enjoyed all the beautification that’s gone on there and things of the like, all the districts have something that shows the area is made more appealing than without it.”

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$36,000

General maintenance

$34,000

KCATA parking lot

$31,300

Security

$66,000

Snow removal

$70,000

Trash removal

$100,000

Utilities

$70,000

Insurance

$2,500

Professional fees

$1,500

Art fair

$92,000

General promotion

$45,000

Holiday

$20,000

Sidewalk sale

$8,000

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

$14,000

Legal/accounting

$1,500

Contingencies

$21,500

Total projected expenses: $620,300 —————————————— Sales tax rate: Property assessment:

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marketing and trash cleanup are common. Development interests defend those costs, partly because the city doesn’t always adequately support basic services such as infrastructure and cleanup. Bob Mayer, president of MR Capital Advisors LLC, is among many looking to put together a new CID along a stretch of Broadway through midtown Kansas City. “Everybody has huge infrastructure needs and demands,” Mayer said. “It’s a way for businesses in some cases, and communities like Maincor and Broadway, to get some improvements in the

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SUBMITTED BUDGET

DESIGN: Users ‘get a real look at what it will look like’ FROM PAGE 3

it, albeit still in limited instances. Greg Highbarger, a principal in Kansas City architecture and design firm ACI/Boland, said the firm is the only one in town besides Turner to have used the technology and data firsthand. Highbarger said ACI/Boland used the virtual reality hardware on two big contracts with hospitals in Kansas City and won both of them. “The appeal is ... it allows the end user to get a real look at what it will look like before they have to move in, to see the decision before they have to live with the con-

sequences of not having what they need there,” he said. One of those high-profile contracts, the $32 million Saint Luke’s Neuroscience Institute, opened in January. Although the technology is drawing rave reviews from architects, builders and their clients, the high cost and low availability of hardware has restricted its use to only high-value, high-profile jobs. Even Turner, the area’s second-largest genAlmeida eral contracting company, has only two sets of virtual reality equipment, Almeida said. Almeida didn’t say how much the company charges for use of the virtual reality system but said it is substantially cheaper

than building mock-ups of rooms. The cost of virtual reality simulations will continue to decline, he said. Competing companies already are working on similar technology and looking for new applications. “I see it being extremely valuable going forward,” Almeida said. “It’s going to get cheaper as technology improves, and it’s going to ... give user groups more confidence making decisions.” Highbarger said that for now, the competitive advantage the virtual reality technology provides makes it well worth the cost. “I think in our industry you have to do it,” he said. “You have to invest to keep on the cutting edge (and) provide a way to differentiate your firm from your competitors.”


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4

Sprint Center

3

Sprint Nextel Corp.

4, 7

Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP

1

Strahm Automation & Mailing 4

Greater Kansas City

12

T-Mobile US Inc.

Helix/Architecture + Design

11

Tax Increment Financing

Hoefer Wysocki Architects LLC 11

Commission of Kansas City

Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza 6

University of Missouri-

HTK Architects

Kansas City

11

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Northland Neighborhoods Inc. 1

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University of Missouri-

Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development Inc.

6

Kansas City Conservatory of

Husch Blackwell LLP

5

Music and Dance

3

Indigo Wild

4

Urbanics Consultants Ltd.

1

U.S. Department of Housing and

James R. Moody & Associates LLC

12

Urban Development

Development Council

3

Freshnock Architects Inc.

Kansas City Ballet

3

Woople LLC

Kansas City, Kan., Board of Public Utilities

1

Williams Spurgeon Kuhl &

Kansas City Area

5

11 4

Yaeger Architecture Inc.

11

Zona Rosa

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KC makes a play for talent

UMKC must raise $70M for move to Downtown Rob Roberts | rroberts@bizjournals.com

Julia Irene Kauffman announces a $20 million pledge for UMKC.

Dave Kaup | KCBJ

Julia Irene Kauffman’s announcement of a $20 million grant to help create a Downtown Campus for the Arts was a development Richard Florida would love. The sociologist’s 2002 bestseller, “The Rise of the Creative Class,” pointed to the economic development shift from attracting big companies to attracting young, educated, creative talent. The grant, announced June 26, will help do that by moving the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s world-renowned Conservatory of Music and Dance to a downtown location near the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, where the gift was announced. But UMKC has to do its part, as well. Kauffman said the $20 million is contingent on the conservatory raising the additional $70 million needed to proceed with the project’s first phase within three years. Backers didn’t designate a site for the new arts campus. However, a study has narrowed the possibilities to two sites in the Crossroads Arts District. One is a twoblock site between Wyandotte, Main, 16th and 17th streets. The other is the 18 Broadway Urban Garden site, which takes up two-thirds of a block between 18th and 19th streets on the east side of Broadway. The sites are near the $400 million performing arts center, for which Julia Irene Kauffman and the foundation named for her mother contributed more than $100 million. “Your family has repeatedly stepped up,” Mayor Sly James told Kauffman, adding

that the latest gift would help create “not just the best performing arts center but the best performing arts city in the country.” The UMKC conservatory is expected to join the downtown arts mix as a dance partner with the performing arts center, a la the Juilliard School and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. It will add to a critical mass of arts and entertainment uses that includes the performing arts center, Kansas City Power & Light District, Sprint Center and Kansas City Ballet’s Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity. “Downtown and the arts — those are the two things young people are looking for,” said Herb Kohn, a Bryan Cave LLP lawyer who represented Kansas City in securing the Sprint Center and Power & Light District projects. Bob Marcusse, CEO of the Kansas City Area Development Council, said the organization is working this summer with more than 1,000 college interns at a dozen local companies — many of whom will receive job offers before heading back to campus. Good interns make good recruits because companies get an extended look at their performance, Marcusse said. The interns also get a close look at the live performances Kansas City has to offer. To help keep Kansas City in the hunt for top young talent, KCADC has developed the Explore KC Scavenger Hunt. The point is to demonstrate the depth of lifestyle opportunities in Kansas City by directing interns to various stops, which in the future could include the new downtown conservatory.

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Social media has been a game changer for Pandolfi’s Deli. As one of the few area restaurants that can accommodate those with gluten intolerance, the River Market deli has a specific niche of customers it targets. “We’re really trying to build a relationship in that market,” said Heather Parker, director of catering and special events. “So we’ve taken the time to do a lot of promotion in that area.” To do that, Pandolfi’s uses Facebook to connect with local gluten-free groups, such as the Gluten Intolerance Group of Kansas. Along with owner Jake Hendershot, Parker has been tag-teaming the company’s social media platforms. But the two are careful not to cross one social media taboo: too much self-promotion. “We didn’t want to drown our page,” she said. “So we didn’t announce (the contest) on our main site much.” Still, people have caught on, enough to help Pandolfi’s advance to the third round of that contest — the Kansas City Business Journal’s Social Madness competition. Social Madness challenges businesses to expand their social media presence. Companies are divided into small, medium and large categories based on the initial total following. After several rounds, local winners in each division move on to a national bracket-style competition. Although Parker said she can’t specif-

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Social media has helped Pandolfi’s Deli reach its very specific niche of customers. ically attribute it to social media, business has been booming. Parker and Hendershot are planning their next online moves. They’re discussing a website renovation and hashing out details for future online features. Equip-Bid Auctions also has advanced to the third round. Since joining the competition, the business has ramped up its social engagement. “We feel we’re a progressive auction company that is always trying to do

new, innovative things to grow,” owner Andy O’Hanlon said. “We saw the contest and thought it would be a good fit.” And although O’Hanlon said that posting and responding to others’ comments can be time-consuming, it’s also helped him become a bit more efficient. When Equip-Bids has an item up for auction, it posts pictures on its Facebook page. Then when customers have questions on various items, they can get responses that will be seen by everyone.

Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch also advanced to the third round. Social media provides an interesting opportunity for the business because it’s open only for a short time, from September to November. “Not being a storefront business, we have to communicate and build a relationship with our customers,” Site Director Gieselle Fest said. “Social media allows us to do that.” Fest uses social media to promote developments on the farm, including what she plans for the fall. It’s a sort of insider feel that Fest said she wouldn’t be able to give otherwise. “It really allows customers to be a part of our business and to help in decisionmaking,” she said. “And sometimes, we just need a different perspective.” Because it’s a family-run business, she uses Facebook to promote developments on the farm, as well as talk to the community about other family-oriented places in the area. “We hope that when we’re informative about other places, in turn, people will bring their kids here,” she said.

WINNERS ADVANCE

Twelve area winners move on the third round: • Small division: Woople LLC, Strahm Automation & Mailing, Hunt Midwest, CMA • Medium division: Pandolfi’s Deli, Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch, Equip-Bid.com Auctions, Rockhurst University • Large division: Sprint Nextel Corp., Indigo Wild, Sporting Kansas City, Kansas City Renaissance Festival

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PAUL KOEPP

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Legal, Utilities, Advertising & Marketing CHANGE OF VENUE

QUOTABLE

ONE START, ONE SPLIT • Husch Blackwell LLP attorney Robin Foster has been named as general counsel of Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics. Foster has been outside counsel for the hospital on “key legal matters” through the years, Children’s Mercy CEO Randall O’Donnell said.

Phasing out coal in Kansas City will mean cleaner air for a community that has fought for years for this outcome.”

The firm has a long relationship with Children’s Mercy. Husch Chairman Maurice Watson was chairman of the hospital’s board of directors from 1993 to 2007.

Holly Bressett, deputy director of the Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal” campaign, after the Kansas City, Kan., Board of Public Utilities agreed to convert its Quindaro coal-fired power plant to natural gas generation by 2015. The move heads off a threatened lawsuit from the Sierra Club. The BPU also agreed to reduce emissions at its Nearman coal plant and invest $750,000 in energy efficiency programs.

Bartle

• Matt Bartle and David Marcus are breaking away from Graves Bartle Marcus & Garrett LLC, the firm they started with former U.S. Attorney Todd Graves. They want to do contingent-fee litigation, and Graves’ firm has gravitated more toward hourly work.

Marcus and Bartle previously worked together at Berkowitz Marcus Oliver Williams Shaw & Eisenbrandt LLP and Bryan Cave LLP. Marcus and Graves emphasized that the split is amicable and purely a business decision.

BY THE NUMBERS

$631,429

Husch Blackwell LLP 2012 profits per equity partner

$610,000

Polsinelli PC 2012 profits per equity partner

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Lessons in public speaking

Husch Blackwell’s managing partner sounds off about Polsinelli’s growth Dave Fenley, former co-chairman of Husch Blackwell LLP, was known to make bold public statements that ruffled feathers, including comments some found callous when the firm cut jobs. The firm’s new managing partner, St. Louis real estate attorney Greg Smith, is no shrinking violet, either. When Polsinelli PC snagged 10 lawyers from Husch earlier this month — all in offices outside Kansas City — Smith told the Kansas City Business Journal that the departures would have no material effect on the firm and that it was “unfortunate” they chose to leave rather than play a part in Husch’s “dynamic new strategy,” which centers around six industry focus areas. He was similarly dismissive about lawyers who left the firm’s Omaha office in the past 18 months. Smith went even further in speaking to The American Lawyer, taking shots at Polsinelli’s explosive growth. “Polsinelli is interested in nothing but adding numbers,” Smith said in the article. “The firm is not about real revenue increase — it is about head count increase.” He added that “growth for growth’s sake is unfocused and unstrategic” and pointed to his firm’s pending combination with Texas firm Brown McCarroll LLP as a more sensible way to grow. Polsinelli CEO Russ Welsh didn’t take the bait.

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Greg Smith, managing partner at Husch Blackwell LLP “We are not chasing some artificial head count or gross revenue number,” he told the trade publication. “This sounds like someone is throwing sour grapes to me, and we do not engage in that type of behavior.” Managing partners of other area firms were bemused by the exchange. One said it was “educational to me as to when and how one should comment in public,” and another said he suspects “they both wish it had not escalated in that manner.”


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ROB ROBERTS

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Real Estate & Development

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Intrigue, skulduggery? Another day with TIF Mysteriously missing page from report fuels dispute, simmering resentment The missing page in copies of a 3-yearold report recently sent to some Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City members brought to mind the infamous Watergate tapes. Secretary Rose Mary Woods claimed she accidentally erased five minutes of Nixon White House tapes on June 20, 1972. On June 20, 2013, administrative secretary Audrea Pennington blamed a city Finance Department copier for skipping page 21 as she was scanning the report for TIF Commission representatives of non-city taxing jurisdictions who had just learned of it. Whether that story is a stretch depends which side of an ongoing TIF tiff one is on. In either case, the incident makes clear the distrust between the non-city taxing jurisdictions and almost everyone else involved in the TIF process. Finance Director Randall Landes downplayed cover-up allegations, saying he didn’t even know what was on page 21 upon learning of its omission. None of the report, which analyzed city processes involved in the diversion of tax revenue for TIF development projects, is scandalworthy, Landes added. R. Crosby Kemper III, executive director of the Kansas City Public Library, disagreed, adding, “I’m certain that (Landes) excluded page 21 deliberately.” Among other things, page 21 states that “the tone at the top” — or management’s attitude — determines whether internal TIF controls function well. Kemper said “management” of the process included the staff of the city’s TIF and economic development commissions, the city finance director, city man-

ager, mayor, and chairs of the City Council planning/zoning and finance/audit committees. From the moment former finance and audit chair Deb Hermann became involved, Kemper said, “the city’s directed everything that’s happened at EDC and TIF.” Kelvin Perry, a former Kansas City school district representative on the TIF Commission, said the deck-stacking includes an appointment system that gives mayoral appointees a voting majority on every issue. Due to resignation letters the mayor required city appointees to sign, Kemper said, “he’s got them by the ying-

yangs, so they’re going to do whatever he wants.” Kemper also blasted City Hall for naming Heather Brown, wife of City Councilman Russ Johnson and a former assistant city attorney, to lead the TIF Commission. At the legal department, he said, Brown signed documents advancing the failed Citadel TIF project. Brown said it would be inappropriate to comment on advice she may have given about the Citadel project. She added that neither the EDC nor city legal staffs “identified any conflicts resulting from (her and Johnson’s) relationship.”

PLAZA’S ITALIAN ‘SISTER’ The Country Club Plaza, its architecture inspired by Spain, soon will get a taste of Italy. Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza is on target to open in November as part of Plaza Vista, the development formerly known as West Edge that will include Polsinelli PC’s headquarters. Sorella, an upscale brand of Houstonbased hotel operator Valencia Group, means “sister” in Italian. The sister of Hotel Sorella City Centre in Houston, the new 132-room Plaza hotel will blend “European elegance and contemporary chic,” General Manager Robert Levya said. The property would be “the premier hotel in the Kansas City market” — and the rate leader, with rooms fetching “in the $300s” during peak periods, he said. Features will include 5,700 square feet of meeting space, including a three-story prefunction area with Italian chandeliers and an outdoor pool and a seventh-floor restaurant.

HISTORIC REHAB

R. Crosby Kemper III is executive director of the Kansas City Public Library.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

‘Donut hole’ fills with development goodness On economic development maps, the First and Second Creek Watersheds are shaded green — appropriate given that most of the 15,000 acres are greenfields and that green is the color of money. Kansas City is spending $45 million to sewer most of the area by the end of 2014, and a $25 million project will add sewers in the final northwest portion of the area when demand dictates. The area — north of Barry Road between Interstate 29 and U.S. Highway 169 — has been skipped over by residential developers moving north of the Interstate 435 loop, creating a “donut hole.” But now, the newly dubbed Twin Creeks area is poised to become a residential hot spot, with sewers allowing the addition of 21,000 homes and 75,000 residents in an area 2.5 times the size of nearby Gladstone. To give a hint of the investment that development will represent, Ora Reynolds pointed to one of the first subdivisions the new sewers will spawn. Reynolds, president of Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development Inc., said construction will begin in the company’s

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Park Place development about the same time the first sewer phase is completed. The 300-acre site will include 966 singlefamily residences, townhomes and row homes, plus 26 acres of commercial uses. At full build-out, she put the investment at “close to $300 million.” In addition, MD Management plans 533 acres of similar development just south of Park Place. Both will help support Barry Road retail to the south, including MD Management’s $200 million-plus redevelopment of the Metro North Mall. Reynolds said the area is prime for development because it’s mostly made up of 180- to 360-acre lots. And planning and infrastructure development for the area are in advanced stages. The Missouri Department of Transportation has been building new U.S. 69 interchanges with Tiffany Springs and Shoal Creek parkways, Reynolds said, and city plans for adding trails, parkways and boulevards throughout the area have been completed. Thus, she expects it soon to be generating 2,500 to 3,000 new permits a year.

BY THE NUMBERS

15,000 $45M 21,000 75,000 $300M

Acres within the First and Second Creeks Watersheds.

Cost to add sewers to most of the area by the end of 2014. Number of homes to be added in the watersheds as a result of sewers Number of residents expected (based on five an acre) Total development cost of Hunt Midwest’s first residential project

ALEXANDER PASSES THE FOLGERS Some may have been taken by surprise by the June 21 announcement that a Springfield, Mo., company had closed on Downtown’s historic Folgers plant with plans to turn it into about 160 market-rate apartments. When last we heard, the century-old plant was owned by the Alexander Co. Inc., the Madison, Wis., developer that completed the 176-unit Courthouse Lofts and 132unit Professional Lofts in Downtown. But Alexander Co. agreed to sell to O’Reilly Development after the project “failed to come together as we had envisioned it,” Alexander Vice President Matt Meier said. The firm typically blends affordable and market-rate apartments, Meier said, but its request for federal and state low-income housing tax credits for the Folgers project was rejected.

SENIOR LIVING TUTERA: PROJECT RIGHT-SIZED Prairie Village planners and residents have raised concerns about the size of the threestory, 384,000-square-foot senior living community proposed for the site of a closed middle school. But Joe Tutera, a principal with the partnership pursuing the plan, said the size is justified by market demand for a continuumof-care facility. Mission Chateau’s cost has been estimated at $50 million, or about $150,000 a unit. Investing that amount in “an ill-conceived, under-utilized residence for the sake of diluting land cost by a few thousand dollars per unit is not good business and is not a motivator,” Tutera said. “The driver is creating a lifestyle and providing the right mix of residents and services.” The debate is expected to continue at a July 2 planning commission work session.


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ALYSON RALETZ

araletz@bizjournals.com @araletzKCBJ

Technology & Telecom

816-777-2234

What a long, strange trip it’s been

BY THE NUMBERS

Front-runners fade and recover, interlopers disrupt and disappear in Sprint deal All that fuss for such a landslide vote? That might be what spectators thought after learning Sprint Nextel Corp. shareholders overwhelmingly supported a merger with Tokyo-based SoftBank Corp. on June 25. But this up vote didn’t come easily. Here’s a look at the past tumultuous eight months: Oct. 15 SoftBank and Sprint enter into $20.1 billion merger agreement that would have SoftBank acquire a 70 percent stake.

Dec. 24 Dish Network Corp. asks the Federal Communications Commission for more time to block the SoftBank deal.

Oct. 18 Sprint reclaims majority stake in wireless networking company Clearwire Corp.

Jan. 8 Dish offers competing bid for Clearwire: $3.30 a share for all of its stock.

May 21-22 Sprint increases its offer for Clearwire to $3.40 a share; Clearwire board backs Sprint’s new offer.

Jan. 29 Crest Financial asks FCC to block both of Sprint’s deals.

May 30 Dish increases Clearwire offer to $4.40 a share.

April 15 Dish makes an unsolicited bid to buy Sprint for $25.5 billion in a cash-and-stock deal that would leave Sprint shareholders owning a 32 percent stake in the combined company.

June 10 SoftBank ups the ante to $21.6 billion for a 78 percent stake in Sprint.

Dec. 12 Clearwire shareholder Crest Financial Ltd. sues to stop Sprint-SoftBank deal. Dec. 13 Sprint offers to buy the remaining 49 percent of Clearwire stock it doesn’t already own for $2.97 a share.

May 6 Clearwire board backs Sprint’s acquisition offer despite shareholder opposition.

June 11 Sprint shuts down Dish merger discussions. June 12 Clearwire board rejects Sprint’s acquisition offer and urges shareholders to vote for Dish’s proposal. June 14 SoftBank sees T-Mobile US Inc. as a backup plan if Sprint union falls through.

June 21 Dish officially drops bid for Sprint; Sprint says Clearwire can’t talk to Dish about prior offer. June 25 Sprint shareholders approve SoftBank merger. June 26 Dish breaks off effort to acquire Clearwire.

June 17 Sprint files lawsuit against Dish and Clearwire.

July 8 Clearwire shareholders are set to vote on the Sprint deal in Bellevue, Wash.

June 20 Sprint offers $5 a share for Clearwire stock, reclaims endorsement from Clearwire board.

GET MORE View a more comprehensive timeline online: bizj.us/sm8yj.

Kung Fu Robot: KC’s new favorite son Hiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeyah! That’s not the typical sound you hear from robots. But the screech becomes commonplace and endearing when thumbing through Kung Fu Robot, an interactive comic book whose creators hail from Kansas City. The iOS app, which features Android ninjas as adversaries in the young reader-friendly story line, has captured the attention of Apple Inc. Kung Fu Robot has landed several spots as featured reading in “What’s Hot,” “New & Noteworthy” and other top real estate in the iTunes App Store for iPad. The comic book, which plays out a robot’s love of kung fu and peanut butter sandwiches, is a collaboration of Kansas City-based Propaganda3 Inc., author and illustrator Jason Bays of Kid Rocket Inc. and composer Noel Selders, who is known for his work with acrobatic

dance troupe Quixotic Fusion. The attention from Apple followed some early praise from bloggers after the late May launch for Kung Fu Robot, which since has received nearly 55,000 downloads, Propaganda3 General Manager John Kreicbergs said. He attributed a lot of the early recognition to the app’s creative and fun approach, particularly the music. “If you look at some of the app books in the story, the quality — I have to admit, they’re just not that exciting,” Kreicbergs said. “I think kids have a very high expectation of what is a compelling and interesting experience.”

Here’s a breakdown of the June 25 Sprint Nextel Corp. shareholder vote on merging with Tokyo-based SoftBank Corp.: 2,396,135,334 votes for the SoftBank merger 22,231,343 votes against the SoftBank merger 37,628,937 abstaining Here are the deal basics:

$21.6B $16.6B 78% $1.9B

What SoftBank is paying for Sprint Cash shareholders receive in the deal

Ownership stake SoftBank will have in Sprint Amount SoftBank will immediately invest in Sprint after the deal consummates

TWEETS OF THE WEEK Here’s a roundup of some tweets leading up to and after the Sprint-SoftBank vote: Joe McBride @joemcbridekc: #irony #smckc #sm RT @KCBizjournal: Sprint won’t allow tweeting from shareholder meeting. Seems odd for a wireless communications company. Leap2 LLC @leap2app: Google sweeps in buys both companies (and Royals). “@araletzKCBJ: Any predictions? @KCBizjournal: SoftBank-Sprint news. bizj.us/exY $S” Chad McCan @chadmccan: @araletzKCBJ @KCBizjournal This should be a walk in the park. They need SoftBank to get the @clearwire deal done. Can’t afford to lose. Eric Baer @ericlbaer: @araletzKCBJ Without cash infusion, Sprint can’t roll out e(x)panded 4G network. Approval is only way to ensure viability of company. Christie Grammatikos @CGramTastic: Methinks we sold stock too early RT @KCBizjournal: The SoftBank-Sprint union finally goes before shareholders today. news.bizj.us/exY Jenny Kincaid @JennyKincaid: @sprint = sellout. Another American company gone bye-bye

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Another shot at a tough sell Vision and reality clash at Citadel Plaza site

‘Bureaucratic slippage’ The Citadel Plaza site was a hard enough sell five years ago, when the nonprofit Community Development Corp. of Kansas City pitched a $100 million project anchored by a grocery store. CDCKC, which has worked in the urban core since 1970, took over development rights from HCA Inc. in 2006, which itself had inherited a tax increment financing (TIF) plan when it bought Health Midwest. TIF captures increases in property and economic activity taxes to reimburse development costs. With millions of dollars flowing in from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Kansas

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icture a European-style destination retail center, with shoppers sipping lattes on a café patio while others stroll between boutiques. The vision presented by a consultant at a community forum last month wouldn’t have seemed out of place if it involved a suburban corridor. But the consultant was conjuring what he saw as the best solution for developing land near 63rd Street and Prospect Avenue in Kansas City, a site also known as Citadel Plaza. The 35 acres just north of Research Medical Center once contained a halfdozen blocks of single-family homes. But the failed Citadel Plaza project left the area a pit of despair after a scandal that cost the city more than $15 million resulted in a wasteland of asbestos and overgrown weeds. As Kansas City resumes its 20-year quest to tame Citadel’s demons, it faces an area that appears even less hospitable to a substantial retail development and questions about whether city officials have straightened out the economic development processes that allowed the previous project to become such a debacle.

City and the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, things seemed to be teed up nicely. However, problems soon arose. The TIF district accidentally omitted a large part of the Citadel Plaza site, meaning the commission could not issue bonds to finance the project in mid-2008 as planned. Joe Gonzales, then executive director of the TIF Commission, called the oversight “bureaucratic slippage.” City and TIF officials proposed drawing up a brand-new district. In addition to correcting the boundaries, such a move would reset the clock on the project and give it the full 23 years allowed to a TIF plan. Most important, the officials promised that they would “fast track” the project’s approval. They held weekly meetings and asked CDCKC to calculate its “burn rate,” or what it would have to spend on property acquisition and site preparation until bonds could be sold. That was the genesis of an infamous $20.5 million cash advance that the City Council approved but never paid. Councilman Terry Riley pushed hard for the project in his district. Northland Councilwoman Deb Hermann led the opposition, complaining to City Manager Wayne Cauthen that his staff was colluding with the developer to Hermann ram through the plan. CDCKC President Bill Threatt Jr. and another CDCKC employee later pleaded guilty in federal court to asbestos violations at the site. Threatt declined to comment for this story. “We probably wanted to tap into that area so bad that we believed things maybe we shouldn’t have believed,” said Hermann, now CEO of Northland Neighborhoods Inc. “It’s very difficult to develop in the urban core.” Emails show that Finance Director Jeff Yates, the city’s lawyers and other officials relied on assurances from Citadel Plaza’s attorney, Dave Frantze of Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, and

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TIF Commission outside counsel Wesley Fields of Bryan Cave LLP, that the developer had satisfied all conditions for the city to commit funding. When the money never came, the developer sued for breach of contract and eventually reached a $15 million settlement with the city in December 2011. “It’s the wealthy, well-connected few who benefit tremendously from these projects,” said Mark Funkhouser, who was mayor at the time. “There were people who made money on Citadel even when it failed. When I pushed back and tried not to do these projects, I was demonized.” Sliding demographics What’s different today? In some respects, not much. Heather Brown, the city attorney who oversaw Citadel Plaza, now is executive director of the TIF Commis-

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sion. Randy Landes, then city treasurer and one of the officials most intimately involved in the project, is city finance director. Although Frantze is not involved in the project anymore, he remains a premier development attorney in town, and Bryan Cave still represents the TIF Commission. And there’s as much sniping as ever between the city and taxing jurisdictions — chiefly Kansas City Public Schools, the Kansas City Public Library and Jackson County — about how to use TIF. Mayor Sly James’ Advance KC initiative to create a single point of entry for development projects could simplify the process considerably, while making it clear that the City Council — and not the Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City or any of the boards under its umbrella — is in the driver’s seat. James and other city officials did not respond to requests for comment.


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Documents produced in Citadel Plaza LLC’s lawsuit against Kansas City show the behindthe-scenes machinations at City Hall that led to the city committing $20.5 million to the project in December 2008, a pledge it never paid.

rtake 63rd and Olive laza site.

Hmmm! Methinks that (City Finance Director Jeff) Yates will soon discover that there are people in the development establishment that he cannot ignore or circumvent, since they enjoy a stronger personal relationship with policymakers than a newbie from Lubbock.” TIF Commission Executive Director Joe Gonzales; Nov. 18, 2008, email to Citadel Plaza project manager at Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City.

Gentlemen, I appreciate your sharing the front line with me today. I hope you were not injured by the shrapnel.” Citadel Plaza attorney Dave Frantze; Dec. 3, 2008, email to City Treasurer Randy Landes and Finance Director Jeff Yates the day after a contentious City Council committee meeting.

RISKY TERRITORY

Total Crime

Citadel Plaza’s 64132 ZIP code tops national and area averages for several categories of crime. In this 2010 index, by CLRSearch. com, the national rate is 100. An index of 400 means the risk of that crime is four times the national risk.

Murder Rape Robbery Assault

SOURCE: CLRSearch.com

I told you (several months ago) that I feared you would be putting the new CFO (Jeff Yates) in a very difficult, if not impossible, position by putting him over an important function that is so broken. He doesn’t know the players, the city or the City Council members. I believe he is being played by all of the above to the detriment of the city.” Councilwoman Deb Hermann; Dec. 11, 2008, email to City Manager Wayne Cauthen.

Burglary Larceny Motor Vehicle Theft 64132 For all the heat the city took for settling the Citadel Plaza lawsuit, it did secure clear title to the whole site. Planning is under way for a cleanup of lingering asbestos and petroleum contamination, with work expected to start this year. It will cost at least $1.3 million, with about half covered by federal money. The biggest stumbling block now is not the property, but the quiet devastation of the surrounding area. If anything, the site has become less viable in terms of sales potential. Median household income in Citadel’s ZIP code is $26,624, the average home is worth $60,000, and a third of the population lives below the poverty line. According to a report from the city’s consultant, Vancouver-based Urbanics Consultants Ltd., the population within three miles of the site dropped 11 percent between 2000 and 2010 to

Missouri 90,015. Within one mile, it declined 17 percent. That’s why the consultant said the site will need at least three “traffic generators,” like Target or other popular big-box retailers, to draw in shoppers from the entire region. At the same time, the report pointed out a gaping hole in the urban core where those stores so far have feared to tread. “Developers don’t like to be pioneers,” said Jeff Kaczmarek, former executive director of the EDC. “They want to have somebody else prove the market before they come in.” There’s also concern that a successful retail project could cannibalize the recently revived Metro Plaza at 63rd and The Paseo and other nearby shopping centers. “Incentive-driven economic development has been discredited,” said Funkhouser, who now studies municipal governments at the Govern-

United States ing Institute, a Washington think tank. “Nobody really believes that works anymore. Building another strip mall doesn’t constitute economic development.” Still, the city intends to aggressively market the property nationwide, casting a wider net this time to find a capable developer. Riley said he will continue to advocate for the project, though he won’t be personally involved this time. Councilwoman Cindy Circo, who shared the 5th District with Riley, said she wants to see something happen at Citadel Plaza before her final term ends in two years. “It was a big, bad, ugly project, and now we’re giving it a bath, cleaning it up and getting ready to show it off,” Circo said. “Until we get that (environmental) seal of approval from the state, I don’t think it’s marketable. Once that’s done, it’s game on for me.”

I am amazed at how close this city came to making what may be shown to be a grave mistake yesterday regarding the Citadel property and its pending development. As city manager, it is your job to provide us with complete information so we can make an informed decision. Yet when there was reason for caution, you and your staff encouraged this City Council to approve a last-minute and under-studied arrangement involving millions of public dollars. That put this council and mayor in a terrible position. Thank goodness Councilwoman Cindy Circo spoke up with the needed voice of reason. I believe her actions will be proven prescient as the situation continues to unfold.” Mayor Mark Funkhouser; June 26, 2009, letter to City Manager Wayne Cauthen.


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toP area architecture firms (RANKED BY NUMBER OF LICENSED LOCAL ARCHITECTS) RANK 2013 2012

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 12. 14. 15. 16. 16. 16. 19. 20. 21. 22. 22. 22. 25. 2. 3. 4. 1. 8. 5. 6.

10. 7.

11. 9.

13. 14. 12. 16. 19. 21. 18. 17. 21. 24. 25. n

19. 15.

FIRM

Populous

300 Wyandotte St., Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64105 www.populous.com 816-221-1500

360 Architecture

300 W. 22nd St., Kansas City, MO 64108 www.360architects.com 816-472-3360

BRR Architecture Inc.

6700 Antioch Plaza, Suite 300, Merriam, KS 66204 www.brrarch.com 913-262-9095

Burns & McDonnell

9400 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114 www.burnsmcd.com 816-333-9400

Hoefer Wysocki Architects LLC

11460 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 400, Leawood, KS 66211 www.hwa.net 913-307-3700

HNTB Corp.

715 Kirk Drive, Kansas City, MO 64105 www.hntb.com 816-472-1201

AECOM

2380 McGee St., Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64108 www.aecom.com 816-561-4443

Gastinger Walker Harden + BeeTriplett Buck 817 Wyandotte St., Kansas City, MO 64105 designwithinsight.com 816-421-8200

BNIM

106 W. 14th St., Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64105 www.bnim.com 816-783-1500

ACI/Boland Inc.

1421 E. 104th St., Kansas City, MO 64131 www.aci-boland.com 816-763-9600

DLR Group

7290 W. 133rd St., Overland Park, KS 66213 www.dlrgroup.com 913-897-7811

Gould Evans

4041 Mill St., Kansas City, MO 64111 www.gouldevans.com 816-931-6655

PGAV Architects

1900 W. 47th Place, Suite 100, Westwood, KS 66205 www.pgavarchitects.com 913-362-6500

HMN Architects Inc.

7400 W. 110th St., Suite 200, Overland Park, KS 66210 www.hmnarchitects.com 913-451-9075

Nearing Staats Prelogar & Jones Architects Chtd. 3515 W. 75th St., No. 201, Prairie Village, KS 66208 www.nspjarch.com 913-831-1415

Helix/Architecture + Design

1629 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64108 www.helixkc.com 816-300-0300

Rees Masilionis Turley Architecture 908 Broadway, 6th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64105 www.rmta.biz 816-842-1292

SFS Architecture Inc.

1150 Grand Blvd., Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64106 www.sfsarch.com 816-474-1397

HTK Architects

9300 W. 110th St., Suite 150, Overland Park, KS 66210 www.htkarchitects.net 913-663-5373

Williams Spurgeon Kuhl & Freshnock Architects Inc. 110 Armour Road, North Kansas City, MO 64116 www.wskfarch.com 816-300-4101

Wellner Architects Inc.

802 Broadway, 4th floor, Kansas City, MO 64105 www.wellner.com 816-221-0017

Bell/Knott & Associates Corporate Architects PC

12730 State Line Road, Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66209 www.bellknott.com 913-378-1600

GBA Architects & Engineers

9801 Renner Blvd., Lenexa, KS 66219 www.gbateam.com 913-492-0400

Yaeger Architecture Inc.

7780 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS 66213 www.yaegerarchitecture.com 913-742-8000

Hollis + Miller Architects Inc.

8205 W. 108th Terrace, Overland Park, KS 66210 www.hollisandmiller.com 913-451-8886

ARCHITECTS LOCAL NATIONAL

TYPES OF FACILITIES DESIGNED BY LOCAL ARCHITECTS (PERCENT)

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION

TOP LOCAL EXECUTIVE

sports - 88 other - 12

design firm dedicated to creating environments that draw people and communities together, from stadiums to training facilities to arenas

executive group

NA

planning, design & execution of corporate, commercial office, recreation, municipal, sports, residential & mixed-use projects

Senior Principal Tom Waggoner

38 60

NA

national design firm specializing in retail and commercial architecture

President/CEO James Hailey james.hailey@brrarch.com

35 56

commercial, office, retail 50 government, education, health care - 50

aviation, commercial, government, health care, media, educational, institutional

Chairman & CEO Greg Graves

84 160 56 69

re-raNkiNg the list:

TOP AREA ARCHITECTURE FIRMS RANKED BY 2012 REVENUE. FIRM

34 34 28 77 24 560 23 25 22 33 21 25

architects, designers & urban planners commercial, office, retail - 15 in health care, judicial, government & government - 80 other - 5 commercial; LEED-accredited professionals; commitment to sustainable design multidisciplinary, full-service architecture commercial, office, retail – 7 design practice with expertise in civic, government, education, health convention center, aviation, sports, federal care – 90 sports projects – 3 and transportation architecture global professional services firm providing integrated design, planning, economics, NA environment and cost estimating services to a broad range of markets. commercial, office, complete range of planning, architectural, retail - 50 government, interior design and construction education, health care - 45 management as adviser services residential projects - 5 focuses on educational facilities; campus master planning; residential; corporate office; government; NA sustainable design & community redevelopment; urban planning & design; stormwater management NA

master planning, architectural design, sustainable design & interior design

Principal Mitch Hoefer mitch.hoefer@hwa.net Kansas City Architecture Office Leader Chris Migneron, cmigneron@hntb.com; National Practice Leader, Architecture Bane Gaiser, bgaiser@hntb.com Managing Principal Steve Duethman steve.duethman@aecom.com Principals Kirk Gastinger, Wade Walker, Kevin Harden, Jana Bee Triplett, Donna Buck

REVENUE

1. AECOM

$8,218,000,000

2. Burns & McDonnell

$1,556,000,000

3. HNTB Corp.

$907,391,118

4. DLR Group

$116,000,000

5. Populous

$84,000,000

6. 360 Architecture

$35,000,000

7. Gould Evans

$29,000,000

8.

GBA Architects & Engineers

$28,900,000

9.

Hoefer Wysocki Architects LLC

$16,608,341

1. BNIM President & Principal Steve McDowell smcdowell@bnim.com Principals Sam Beckman; Greg Highbarger; Victor Mosby, vmosby@aciboland.com; Bill Woodhouse; Michael Kautz, mkautz@aci-boland.com

$15,306,000

11.

Helix/Architecture + Design

$8,800,000

12.

Hollis + Miller Architects Inc.

$6,851,293

13.

Gastinger Walker Harden + BeeTriplett Buck

$6,000,000

20 166

commercial, office, retail 20 government, education, health care - 60 sports - 20

design-based architecture, engineering, planning & interiors practice

18 39

commercial, office, retail 10 government, education, health care - 70 residential - 5 sports - 5 other - 10

architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, planning, graphic design

18 48

NA

science & technology, life sciences, higher education, cultural, civic, hospitality & entertainment destinations with an emphasis on high performance sustainable design solutions

16 20

NA

architecture, planning & interior design services to health care, education, religious & justice organizations

President Larry Ralph lralph@hmnarchitects.com

15 15

commercial, office, retail - 20 residential - 80

custom residential, multifamily, office, retail, land planning, landscape, interiors

Co-CEO Rick Jones rjones@nspjarch.com Co-CEO Bill Prelogar bprelogar@nspjarch.com

integrated architecture & design firm

Founding Principal Michael Heule Founding Principal Jay Tomlinson Founding Principal Reeves Wiedeman

Notes:

architectural design, interior design, retail design, space planning, master planning, environmental graphics, project management

Partner Matt Masilionis matt@rmta.biz

NA = not applicable, not available or not answered.

future lists:

11 11 11 11

commercial, office, retail 29.9 government, education, health care - 53.68 residential - .35 other - 16.07 commercial, office, retail - 85 government, education, health care - 5 residential - 5 other - 5

Senior Principal Jim French Senior Principal John Fuller Kansas City Managing Principal Dennis Strait dennis.strait@gouldevans.com National Managing Principal Anthony Rohr tony.rorh@gouldevans.com Principal Michael Schaadt mike.schaadt@pgav.com Principal Steve Troester steve.troester@pgav.com

11 11

architecture, planning and interior design commercial, office, retail - 10 firm; specialty service areas include civic/ government, education, health governmental, education, workplace, community care - 50 sports - 20 other - 20 recreation, justice, public safety, religious

Principals Michael Christianer, mchristianer@sfsarch.com; Marsha Hoffman, mhoffman@sfsarch.com; Kerry Newman, knewman@sfsarch.com

10 10

commercial, office, retail - 20 HTK Architects serves six major market government, education, health segments: education, religious, civic & public, care - 65 sports - 10 other - 5 justice, military & corporate facilities

President & CEO Mark Franzen mef@htkarchitects.com

9 9

commercial, office, retail - 35, govt, education, health care 50, residential - 10, other - 5

Principals Homer Williams, Hlw@wskfarch. com; Mark Spurgeon, mspurgeon@ wskfarch.com; Rick Kuhl, rkuhl@wskfarch. com; John Freshnock, Jef@wskfarch.com

8 8

commercial, office, retail 20 government, education, health care - 70 other - 10

7 7

NA

7 4

commercial, office, retail 50 government, education, health care - 7 sports - 43

7 7

NA

6 18

NA

full service architectural firm with expertise in health care; education; senior care/living; governmental and public safety; churches; housing; hospitality architectural design, interior design, space planning, master planning, facility assessment, construction administration, furniture systems design, move coordination architectural, interior & facilities services for corporate offices & support facilities; data & communication centers; research & development labs; pharma & animal health; call centers; training & conference facilities. corporate office; pharmaceutical & research facilities; telecommunications & data centers; government facilities architecture, interior design & planning services for commercial; federal & municipal government; corporate; historic preservation & restoration; multifamily housing; sports; entertainment full-service architecture firm providing long-range planning, master planning, sustainable design; disciplines include interior architecture/design, environmental graphic design & structural engineering

President Julie Wellner jwellner@wellner.com

Bell/Knott & Associates 14. Corporate Architects PC

$3,671,996

15. HTK Architects

$3,400,000

16. Wellner Architects Inc.

$2,332,433

Firms provided information in response to questionnaires. Ties are listed alphabetically.

JULY 5, Public-Sector Employers JULY 12, Private-Sector Employers JULY 19, Labor Unions JULY 26, Outpatient Surgery Centers AUGUST 2, Advertising Agencies AUGUST 2, Public Relations Agencies

President Kerry Knott kknott@bellknott.com

CONGRATULATIONS CEO Michael Smith msmith@gbateam.com President Carl Yaeger cyaeger@yainc.com Partner Kirk Horner, khorner@hollisandmiller.com Partner John Southard jsouthard@hollisandmiller.com

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What is your favorite Kansas City structure?

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Plaza District “In my travels to other cities, it is often referenced as a national benchmark for lifestyle entertainment and retail.” Joe Spear senior principal, Populous

2

New York Life Building and Bloch Building “From a historical perspective, the New York Life Building at 20 W. Ninth is a building that has stood the test of time for over 130 years! My favorite new building is the Nelson Atkins museum and Bloch addition. This building was controversial when it was built but shows how contemporary architecture can sit adjacent to a historical piece of architecture in harmony. These are totally different buildings expressing their uses in different ages. Both — very well done!” Kevin Harden principal, Gastinger Walker Harden + BeeTriplett Buck + Kincaid Malone

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12th Street Viaduct “I love the asymmetry of the structure from north to south side. Going east or west, there is an interesting and powerful proportion to the space. It is a great spot to stop on a bike ride and ponder the quirk in the road alignment and why or how that might have occurred. The daylight also defines a space that is pleasant to be a part of.” Kirk Gastinger principal, Gastinger Walker Harden + BeeTriplett Buck + Kincaid Malone Helzberg Hall in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts “Commercially/institutionally speaking, I’m a huge fan of the Helzberg Hall portion of

4

the Kauffman Performing Arts Center.” Vincent Gauthier director of planning, BNIM Architects

Did the recession cause your firm to expand types of projects?

2

1

5

Municipal Auditorium “It’s noteworthy for Deco design and decoration, but also for its symbolism to the time period and the community. The structure is related to the Depression, the Pendergast machine, Harry Truman and the Roosevelt programs to end the Depression. Municipal, together with City Hall and the County Courthouse, define what Kansas City was and was to be for that time period.” Ben Allers senior project manager, Gastinger Walker Harden + BeeTriplett Buck + Kincaid Malone

No, but we pursued our existing markets harder. - Hoefer Wysocki Architects LLC No, if anything, the recession forced us to intensify our efforts, but not expand them into new areas of expertise. - BNIM Architects

3

Is there a particular skill you look for in new architects?

5

Municipal Auditorium “Kansas City is fortunate to have some glorious Art Moderne architecture from the 1930s, but none is as fine an example as Municipal Auditorium: The arena itself with its wonderful plaster ceilings and light coves; the old exhibition space/mezzanine below accessed off 14th Street; the main circulation lobby off 13th; the octagonal Little Theater space to the east; and then the entrance and mural-embellished grand staircases on the west leading Kansas City up to its piece de resistance — the richly tasteful beauty of the Music Hall and its sweeping side balconies. Wrap all these interiors in a firmly set yet relief-adorned exterior massing, and add gracious surrounding sidewalks and exit terraces, and we have a true Kansas City gem Downtown between Wyandotte and Central.” Jim Schraeder senior project manager, Gould Evans Associates LLC

We expanded resources within our architecture group in order to pursue larger projects but did not expand the types of projects pursued. - Burns & McDonnell

2

4

Skills in designing buildings with Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, such as Revit: • BRR Architecture Inc. • Hoefer Wysocki Architects LLC • Gastinger Walker Harden + BeeTriplett Buck + Kincaid Malone • BNIM • Gould Evans Associates LLC • Nearing Staats Prelogar & Jones Architects Chtd. • Helix/Architecture + Design • Rees Masilionis Turley Architecture • GBA Architects & Engineers Other desired skills: A master’s of architecture with a focus area of research. - HTK Architects

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More focus on versatility, command of more advanced design technology and better understanding of clients’ business and financial challenges. - Williams Spurgeon Kuhl & Freshnock Architects Inc. Versatility. - Yaeger Architecture Inc.

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Smoothing out ACA enrollment Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act is fast approaching. Dave Dillon, a Missouri Hospital Association spokesman, said that in the past, the state has expanded coverage through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Medicare Part D prescription program. He highlighted three things health care experts learned from that experience that could help ACA enrollment run more smoothly. Create a network of local partners “(We learned that) if you find partners in the community who already have links to the eligible population, they’re much more credible, and they have much more access,” Dillon said. “Therefore, having them help deliver the message is key.” Two big foundations — the Missouri Foundation for Health and the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City — already have committed to working on this issue. Find the most effective message

CLEANING UP PREVENTING INFECTIONS? SIMPLE It’s a simple solution for a big problem: Bathing patients in an ICU can cut down on bloodstream infection rates significantly, a new study shows. Forty-three HCA Inc.-affiliated hospitals nationwide provided the testing grounds for the study, including four in the HCA Midwest Health System in Kansas City. The results showed that using antimicrobial soaps and ointments on every ICU patient cut down on overall rates by 44 percent.

INSURANCE

“When you talk about health care being free or low cost, that won’t necessarily drive enrollment,” he said. “You have to put it in terms of reducing your risk of high medical bills or improving your own health.” The population that will be eligible for coverage and subsidies on the exchanges will overlap somewhat with the Medicaid population, Dillon said, but it will take some work to see what messages resonated with this new effort.

Refine the enrollment process “The systems, especially in Medicaid, in the past have been kind of byzantine,” Dillon said. “They’re just hard to work through, and enrollment at some point could just drop off, and you have to go through it again. So the lesson learned there is that the easier you make the process and maintenance of that product, the more likely you are to have continued enrollment and high enrollment.”

GOING RETAIL With more than 300,000 uninsured individuals in its service area, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City hopes that a new retail location set to open Aug. 1 in Zona Rosa will bring some of those people through its doors. Danette Wilson, group executive of external operations for BCBSKC, said the main focus of the store is to act as a wellness and education hub, but it’s also a chance to draw in more customers. She said health reform has put an emphasis on insuring more individuals, many of whom may not have previously navigated the system.

AUSTIN ALONZO Lost opportunity, lost jobs — that’s the consequence of a broken system.” U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack on comprehensive immigration reform legislation being considered by Congress. Vilsack spoke June 21 at the American Royal, emphasizing the damage done to the agricultural economy by simply not having enough hands in the field. The Senate passed the immigration bill on June 24, but it will face a much harder road in the House.

BY THE NUMBERS

950

How many vehicles school bus outsourcing firm Apple Bus Co. owns after acquiring a pair of rival firms earlier in the year. The Cleveland, Mo., company now employs more than 1,300 and operates in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Michigan and Louisiana.

Mirakian

BY THE NUMBERS An Affordable Care Act provision called the “medical-loss ratio” prevents insurance companies from spending more than 20 percent of premium dollars on overhead or profits. If they spend more than that, they owe rebates.

457,019

Number of Missouri residents who will benefit this year

$19.1M

Amount owed to Missourians in rebates this year

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Businesses must weigh lower taxes vs. cost to change

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Mary Nell Westbrook, chief marketing officer for medical equipment manufacturer Sizewise, on the American Medical Association’s decision to call obesity a disease

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Gaming the new game Whether a bill halving Missouri’s corporate tax rate survives Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto is uncertain, but if the measure passes, the policy’s effect is clear: Missouri will move closer to leveling the playing field with economic rival Kansas. But Jim Moody, a lobbyist with James R. Moody & Associates LLC and former Missouri state budget director, said he’s concerned that the act will have numerous unintended consequences. One of which, he said, is that business and individual taxpayers will transfer income and assets into LLCs and sole proprietorships to take full use of the policy. Peter Mirakian, an attorney specializing in business law at Kansas City firm Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP, said he doesn’t think people will rush to take advantage of the policies because transferring from one type of business to another is often expensive and risky. Mirakian, who assists clients

The ripple effect of an AMA decision like this is going to be far and wide, not just for the medical community.”

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considering switching their organization to take advantage of Kansas’ low taxes, said shifting assets often can expose owners to a significant federal tax burden. Mirakian said those shifting from a C Corp, or an S Corp formed in the past 10 years, will have to surrender 35 percent of their assets to Uncle Sam. However, those moving from an LLC in one state to an LLC in another state, or from an older S Corp to an LLC should not have to pay those penalties. Regardless, Mirakian said he asks clients whether they think the tax savings will offset the cost of transferring assets, moving employees, acquiring space and paying fees to their lawyer and the state. Add that to the uncertainty that the tax policy will be the same in two or three years, and there’s a large amount of risk involved in gaming the system. “It’s simple math,” Mirakian said. “And reading the tea leaves.”

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE IN THE HEART OF THE CITY Henderson Engineers Inc. is opening a branch office in the Crossroads Arts District. Henderson President Rich Smith said eight to 12 people will staff the office at 1619 Walnut St.; they will transfer from the Lenexa headquarters. Eventually, the firm plans to have 20 to 25 people working in Downtown. Henderson did not ask for or receive incentives as part of the move.

BUILDING UP DON’T PANIC Fred Delibero, president of Lee’s Summit home builders Summit Custom Homes Inc., said he’s excited, not worried, about the number of single-family and multifamily home building permits pulled in May. Delibero, who is also president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City, said the decline to 337 single-family permits from 444 permits in April reflects the steadily rising demand for new homes in the Kansas City market. Despite the sluggish month, permitting is up by about 20 percent from this point in 2012.


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Up close: Evan Conway Evan Conway is a guitar-playing East Coast native who only came to the Midwest in the 1990s because of the same company that just acquired the mobile app development firm he runs in downtown Kansas City. The president of OneLouder Apps Inc., which last month moved under the Sprint Nextel Corp. umbrella, now has a passion for Kansas City — a key spoke in his employee recruitment and retainment strategy at OneLouder.

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What sparked your love of technology? I got into technology because of my father. He was a computer science professor, one of the first in the country. He taught the first computer science course at Cornell in the early 1950s. He’s written a dozen books on the topic ... Richard Conway. Really an amazing guy. When I was a little kid, I used to type his books for him. So that got me thinking about technology at an early age. Your family’s first computer? We had a keypunch machine in our living room. It was the size of a small upright piano. We had stacks of — you don’t know any of this. We had stacks of keypunches. That’s how you ran a program back in the day. You’d stack cards that you would type, and it would create imprint holes on these rectangle cards, and you’d take this box of cards, and to run the program, you’d put it into the computer and blrrrrrrrr — it would zip through these cards. Those were the early days of computing. How does that relate to what you do now? What I kind of get into and what I consider myself good at to this day is combining people and business with technology. A lot of times, companies and people have this separation of church and state between these two things. More and more, I think we find it doesn’t work to separate these two things. They are so

highly related. Why didn’t you study computer science? I’m probably the black sheep of the family in a sense. My brother did, and my sister went to Stanford to get her Ph.D. in physics, so it was a very technical family. And I was into playing in bands and playing lacrosse. And just from the very beginning was very interested in business. In high school, I would read business magazines, newspapers cover to cover. I’m a big-time newsie. Where’d you get your start? After I graduated from Cornell, I went to PepsiCo, eventually quit and opened a restaurant in Washington, D.C. And to this day, I learned how I managed people is much more related to my time at Pepsi and restaurants than any of the techie things I’ve done since. How do you mean? My point there is the same kind of things end up motivating people. People want interesting challenges. They want to be rewarded for their work. They want to recognized. They want to be part of a team that has a chance to win. I think a lot of times that gets forgotten: The guy who’s writing code isn’t just there for a paycheck. You know, he’s really excited that his app is in the Google Play store and it’s the highest-rated app there. That’s not so different than the guy who’s making a pizza and is really excited when Kansas

City Business Journal rates it as the best

pizza place in town. Those kind of things motivate people. They want a chance to work on something that’s great.

You’re from the East Coast — how did you end up in the Midwest? I sold the restaurant and used that money to pay for getting an MBA. My dad and I built a software company called C-Way Systems, and we sold that to a publicly traded company called Epicor (Software Corp.) in San Diego. When I graduated with my MBA, I was recruited by Sprint. Is OneLouder Apps feeling any effects of the local talent crunch for software developers? There is always a crunch in every part of the country for truly talented people. That being said, there are always truly talented people that want to work at really interesting opportunities where they can be successful. We have had almost zero turnover since OneLouder started because we’re giving them a chance to work on things they want to work on and a chance for them to get recognized and succeed ... I regularly get calls from San Francisco companies asking if we will build their app for them. All the time. Why do you think Sprint’s recent acquisition of OneLouder Apps is significant for Kansas City? I think it’s really important for Kansas City to have lots of real examples of

EVAN CONWAY

Title: President, OneLouder Apps Inc. Started: July 2011 Background: Executive VP marketing, Handmark Inc.; executive VP sales, PhoneFactor Inc.; assistant VP sales/marketing, Sprint Corp. Education: Bachelor’s Cornell University, 1988; MBA, Cornell, 1995 Family: Wife, Susan; son, Tyler, 20; daughter, Kenna, 18

technology companies and startups that started here and had some success. (My) last company, PhoneFactor, was bought by Microsoft — that means a lot of it ends up in Seattle. I would like my kids to have the opportunity if they wanted to come back from the East Coast and have amazing opportunities in Kansas City, which means we need to do everything we can to create an environment and economy that will be interesting enough to attract the best people to want to work here. What advice do you have for other local companies looking to clinch a strategic deal or partnership with one of KC’s main players like Sprint? Honestly look at the value you bring, and try to look at lots of different players in different industries, beyond your own even, and see how you might help their businesses. Don’t assume that these other companies will recognize that.

What should the community be doing to help foster these deals? We should be marketing the true benefits of Kansas City, from Google Fiber to the low cost of living to the lifestyle to the good schools — that is what these techie developers wanted. That’s why they’re still here. Every one of them could have another job in San Francisco within a week if they want. They’re here by choice because we’re providing something that these other places don’t. I’m a great example of that. I’m not from here. I have zero family ties here. I’m here because of the opportunities I’ve been able to create and because I personally love living here. So, you’ve played guitar in bands since high school — what were some of your band names? Let’s see, Slap Daddy, The Shame and Blues Kings. Alyson Raletz


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Commercial real estate leaders gather at the KCBJ offices to discuss all four “food groups” for the industry: industrial, multifamily, office and retail.

Signs of life

Industry leaders offer diagnoses, prognoses for KC

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he commercial real estate industry, hammered locally and nationally by the recession, is showing signs of new life. To help us take the fast-improving patient’s temperature, the Kansas City Business Journal recently assembled

eight local industry leaders, who together represent hundreds of years of experience and billions of dollars’ worth of transactions. During a wide-ranging roundtable discussion recently, the experts discussed all four “food groups” in the local market: industrial, multifamily,

office and retail. The excerpts on the following pages hone in on the market’s two hottest sectors at present: multifamily and industrial. We also take an in-depth look at one particularly dynamic portion of Kansas City’s industrial market:

intermodal, which is expected to build up a significant head of steam with the opening of the BNSF Railway Co. facility in Edgerton in September. Finally, the discussion covers the effect incentives and tax policies are having on commercial real estate and the ongoing economic development

border war between Kansas and Missouri. The roundtable discussions that focused on the local office and retail markets, also showing signs of recovery, are not covered here but will be incorporated into forthcoming reports. So stay tuned.

INDUSTRY LEADERS

Ken Block is managing principal of Block Real Estate Services LLC. During his career, he has been involved in more than $2.1 billion of property sales and dispositions in all asset classes.

Ed Elder is president of Colliers International’s Kansas City office. A 26-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, he specializes in the sale and leasing of industrial properties.

Nathaniel Hagedorn is CEO of NorthPoint Development, which he formed in 2012. A leader in area multifamily and industrial development, it is developing Logistics Park KC at the new intermodal facility in Edgerton.

Dave Harrison is president of VanTrust Real Estate LLC, a leading full-service development firm with regional focus and national scope. Its ownership and substantial capital base are associated with the Van Tuyl Group.

Mike Klamm is managing director for CBRE’s Kansas City office. With more 30 years of commercial real estate experience, he joined CBRE as an investment sales professional in 2008 and was named to his current post in 2010.

Mark Long is a senior vice president at Zimmer Real Estate Services. As a broker, he has been involved in more than 600 transactions representing more than 15 million square feet of industrial, office and retail space.

Mike Mayer is managing principal for Cassidy Turley’s Kansas City office. Having negotiated nearly $1 billion in office leases during his career, he runs one of the premier office leasing teams in the Midwest.

Patrick McGannon is president of Kessinger/Hunter & Co. LC. He also oversees an industrial department that handles the leasing and sales for 9 million square feet of industrial properties in the Kansas City area.


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Q: Industrial and multifamily seem to be the two hottest sectors in the Kansas City commercial real estate market. What are you seeing with industrial? McGannon: We’re seeing kind of a boom in construction we hadn’t seen in a while. Corporate America is demanding these larger boxes, and Kansas City is seeing it more than they had before. A lot of it has to do with e-commerce, because you can get to 85 percent of the country within two days of Kansas City. ... I’ll tell you the smaller tenants still are struggling to figure out what the future is. The way I see a lot of them doing it is cutting jobs. I walk into a space, and there’s no more receptionist. They’re squeezing and squeezing. The bigger corporate, institutional size — there is demand for that. But the smaller space, 10,000-, 20,000-squarefoot small businesses, which makes up most of Kansas City, is still struggling, and that’s been going on for five years because of Obamacare and they just don’t know what’s around the corner. Harrison: Whether it’s office or industrial, I’m trying to think when the last time (was) we had this much activity in terms of construction. Talking to folks from out of town, I think everybody’s kind of amazed about all the activity. I just think we’re in an opportunity window that Kansas City MSA (metropolitan statistical area) needs to take advantage of.

Elder: It was interesting; somebody made a comment to me the other day. I was at a social event, and they said it just seems like a lot is getting built, kind of like inferring, “Here we go again.” And that’s not the case. I’ve been in this community for 20-plus years, and the development cycle has been very disciplined by and large. I mean, there was a period of time where, maybe in the late ’80s, things were out of control a little bit. But there really hasn’t been anything built here of any significance until the last year and a half. So the metrics, meaning vacancy levels, occupancy levels, warrant it. On the industrial side, the last two or three years, when you’re looking for large blocks of (new) space, it doesn’t really exist. Older product, 22-type-foot clear buildings are being leased or purchased because that’s what’s there by default. Block: I agree with Pat; there’s no market for the small space. And in fact, economically, I don’t know how you build it anymore. They’ve changed the rules we used to work with. Individual meters for individual spaces used to cost like $200 or $300; now they cost $2,000 or $3,000. Bathrooms are so expensive. Demising walls are out of control. So what you have is a situation where you can’t even build

a small space, unless you want to lease it for $10 net, and these guys can’t afford it. Secondly, I agree with what Pat said to the extent that there’s no money for these guys. They don’t have any financing. So that part of the business is just tremendously bad. But there’s been pent-up demand for the bigger warehouse space. You know, the market’s weird because we have all this underground space. That tremendously changes the scope of when we build and when we don’t. We have millions and millions of feet of that. And so there’s a certain amount of users who go into that. They save money. They don’t need the height. But it takes a lot of that potential product opportunity off the table. But the pent-up demand is causing now the new Class A space to be built. We’re in the 1 to 2 percent range on availability. That’s below where the market can stand. In essence, we have to build the space. And now you’re seeing a bunch of different reasons. The space Nathaniel will build has got one type of user: the user who wants to be near the intermodal. There are also users who want to be in various places around town because of their distribution requirements. If they distribute in town, they need to be more centralized because of the cost of the

gas and things. You’re seeing those areas develop because the demand is there and there’s no (new) product. And what’s happening is the guys have to renew and keep renewing in subpar product. So both those different areas are seeing increased activity. Long: I think what we are really seeing is that the type of product that our clients who use commercial real estate are demanding isn’t available. I think that’s true in the office market and in the industrial market. So I think there’s six spec projects on the books for (new Class A) industrial buildings. During the downturn, I kind of thought people would move toward buildings that were less expensive that offer value, and that didn’t happen. Those buildings that are not up to modern design standards and characteristics just aren’t desirable, and they’re going to continue to have problems. Additionally, there’s so much government — call it incentives, call it whatever you want to — but there’s so much government involvement with the significant transactions that it really makes sense to consider building new buildings. ... When you really drill down into it, I think there are about 6,900 indusSEE industrial | 17

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Q: The BNSF Railway Co. intermodal facility, to be surrounded by NorthPoint Development’s 560-acre Logistics Park KC, will open in Edgerton in September. What impact will that have? Long: I think it’s caused a lot of attention. It’s caused a dramatic impact on land values. There’s land acquisitions going on out there that are really like nothing I’ve seen before. But I do think that there’s a large component of the industrial market in Kansas City that could care less about drayage, intermodal. ... I think there’s a tremendous amount of people in the industrial market that use large amounts of industrial space that it really won’t affect.

What is drayage? In the container shipping industry, the term means the trucking of containerized cargo short distances or the charge for such transport. It may involve trucking from a port to a rail yard for further transport or from an intermodal facility to a warehouse or distribution center.

Block: Nathaniel, why don’t you address the drayage issue, what effect that has and what kind of companies that really affects because that really is the big part of the intermodal. Hagedorn: Sure. We view intermodal as being all about container volume. So we view it as a math problem. ... For some users, the logistics cost is such a huge piece, the rent almost becomes incidental. For example, the Coleman Co. (in Gardner) handles about 16,000 containers a year. Inside the (Edgerton logistics) park, those 16,000 containers cost about $55 per container to deliver. The cost to dray that to Gardner, which is really as close (to Edgerton) as you can practically get, is like $150 to $140 something per container. So when you start to talk 16,000 containers at $100-per-container savings, you’re now talking about $1.6 million a year. That’s material, and then we have a relationship with The DeLong Co., which can basically create a beneficial backhaul of the container, and those numbers get real big real fast — potentially upwards of $300 to $400 per shipping container. So now you’re talking about (Coleman’s) rent of $3 a foot on their 1 million-squarefoot building, and the savings of $1.6 million, just on the dray, represents half of the rent. And then you talk about the benefit of having a relationship with somebody like DeLong to beneficially re-use and ship back the containers. If you’re using 100, 200 containers, you use the intermodal, but the drayage becomes a much less significant portion of your business. But if you use a lot of containers. ... Walmart has operated at (Logistics Park Chicago) for 10 years, and their direct drayage savings, reported in one of their 10Qs, for colocating at LPC has been in excess of $100 million. McGannon: I go to national meetings, and I get guys who corner me about this new intermodal and the Kansas City Southern (intermodal center in south Kansas City). This is a big deal for Kansas City, and I don’t think a lot of us realize this is a whole other chapter of our distribution history. So the 50,000- and the 100,000-foot users — it doesn’t matter to them. But we’re talking about million-squarefoot facilities that we never saw. ... There’s a huge bet being made by BNSF — and those guys aren’t

Drayage savings can prove a huge attraction for users at Kansas City’s intermodal facilities. idiots — and Kansas City Southern (which will benefit from) China manufacturing moving to Mexico. The bloom’s kind of fallen off the rose of China because people are kind of tired of dealing with all the question marks. So this is a big deal. We’re going to see, over the next 10 or 20 years, a huge difference in our whole history of distribution. Elder: Not to put (Long) on the spot, but why hasn’t the KCSCenterpoint intermodal project down south worked? Long: What Pat just said is right. Wage rates in Mexico have gone from $2 to $2.05 an hour in the same period of time that wage rates in China have gone from $0.50 to $2.05. So what will drive the KCS (intermodal) operations really is Mexico manufacturing, which is a little bit different type of business. Getting (overseas shippers) to change the way they bring their container traffic in (such that they use KCS’s Mexican port rather than West Coast ports) will take some time. I think it’s still an alternative, but that’s still a relatively new concept.

Hagedorn: Some perspective as it relates to KC Southern: They’re a hometown railroad, but two, three years ago their systemwide volume was 50,000 intermodal containers. The BNSF handles 5 million. Locally, it’s 370,000 in a facility designed for 330,000. So they’re running 24/7. Their new facility (in Edgerton) will open at 500. The capacity ultimately gets to a million and a half. The reason we made such a big bet on Intermodal is at the end of the day, Warren Buffett is really smart at picking really big long-term trends. He bought (BNSF) because he was on the railroad with (BNSF CEO) Matt Rose and Bill Gates. They were on one of their business cars because Warren Buffett is a railroad guy. And he kept seeing all these trains, two-mile-long trains with all these containers. What the hell is this? He didn’t know anything about it. Then you start to realize companies can save 30, 40 percent of their transportation logistics cost by converting to intermodal. ... So I think you’re going to see more and more companies do that because the numbers just make a ton of sense. Then if you’re going to convert, colocating makes a ton of sense.

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Block: So the bottom line: You’ve got a certain amount of companies that have significant container traffic. Then there’s a certain amount of companies that don’t have significant container traffic, that may have more truck traffic and those kind of things. There’s also a group that are primarily distributors. That’s a whole other group that is really a majority of our marketplace. I mean, it’s a significant part, and a lot of those guys make big use, for example, of the UPS regional distribution center at 113th Street and I-35. That’s a very significant distribution center. ... So you’ve really got two parts of the market. The good part about the intermodal and Kansas City having that activity now, which they didn’t have in the past, is it is going to bring more attention to our marketplace. So it’s going to bring more distribution users to the marketplace. It brings more of these site advisers who say, “Hey, Kansas City has got a lot of activity.” That in itself is going to be a tremendous success.


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Q: Moving to another hot sector, why is so much new multifamily being built? Klamm: I’m amazed at the activity in the capital markets right now with multifamily and the cap rates we’re seeing on some of that Class A product. Some amazingly low cap rates are being chased around. Hagedorn: It’s amazing to me just the continued demand. I think right now we’ve kind of hit a perfect place in the world where you’ve got Gen Y and Cerner (adding 4,000 employees in Kansas City, Kan.). Cerner’s done an amazing thing not only for office (by) gobbling up the old Farmland building, gobbling up the Marion Labs facility; they’ve taken some big blocks of space, and that’s been great. But they’re also one of the few really bright spots of true growth in Kansas City from an employment standpoint. They’re hiring all the right people. They’re hiring the young kids from Iowa and Nebraska and Kansas and Missouri, and those kids are coming to Kansas City. I think that’s really helping just broadly the economy. So we’re seeing all that growth: the younger generation starting household formation and getting jobs and renting apartments. Then what’s amazing to me — I’m sure Dave saw it at Mission Farms and some of the projects (VanTrust is) working on — there’s the other segment of the population (that views apartments) as a lifestyle choice. The market’s really shifted where there’s this condo quality but rental. And what’s so amazing is that 40 to 50 percent of (NorthPoint

Development project renters) are older, 50-plus — like at our Burlington Creek project. We opened it three weeks ago, and we’ve got 55 or 60 leases. The bulk of the existing (apartment) inventory in Kansas City, which has historically been kind of garden-style, just doesn’t serve that. So there’s a lot of new apartment construction going on. We’re actually tapping not only the Cerner crowd, which is great, but also the older demographic. They demand the granite, the stainless and those amenities. And while there’s a lot of multifamily construction, there’s been a lot of pent-up demand because we built 500 units in four years or something. So now we’re catching up to that, and the multifamily market’s kind of catching lightning in a bottle right now. I mean the value you can create from development is wonderful. Block: Let me address one thing on the capital markets because I think it kind of drives all this. So let’s go back three, four years. Interest rates were 5 1/2 to 6 percent. Multifamily (investment property) was selling (at cap rates) in the mid-6s, Class A in the low to midto-high 6s. The spread was less than 2 points. Now it’s selling in the middle to high 5s on the Class A. But interest rates are in the middle 3s, high 3s now. So the spread is actually bigger. There’s a defined clear spread that (investors) are looking at. SEE MuLTIFaMILY | 20

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Q: Ken, you’re involved in developing a big apartment project at Lenexa City Center. Isn’t that something new for your firm? Block: We’ve always been involved in the sale of multifamily, but we haven’t really been involved from the development end. We have so many different disciplines in our company, and that was one where we wanted to strengthen it. I started sort of backwards. I found a company that had a lot of experience in managing and understanding the product. We got those guys about a year and a half ago. I knew that at some point we would get into development. But here’s the thing: The reason we got into the multifamily side in a bigger way is that the capital that’s out there from our investors has been screaming to go into multifamily. They see it as a much more stable real estate investment — less cost

when you have turnover, faster ability to raise rates or to adjust rates if the market goes the other way. So the natural evolution for us was to get into development at such point in time that we understood all of the dynamics of what we want to do. We also like the City Center deal and the I-435 Corridor. From our standpoint, we have a couple different plays. We have the same play that Nathaniel was counting on with his project at the Legends, where you’ve got the Cerner folks. Some of those folks will stay there, and others are going to want to be further south because they want to be closer to other amenities or other people that they deal with. So we’re nine minutes right up the highway. We also have all the Perceptive Software activity that’s going on (with construction of a new headquarters building at Lenexa City Center). The city of Lenexa is putting a lot of money into bringing people into that location. They just announced a new hotel, Hyatt Place, that’s going to go there. So you have

this synergy, and we were able to work with the city because of our relationship and get a package that we believe economically makes sense. But we’re going to build the same kind of product Nathaniel and some of the others have built, a higher-end product that is not only good for the young and mobile but is also good for the older people who have decided they don’t want to be in a home. They want to cash in their money, put it in their account, and they have more flexibility. You see a lot of these people that have a second home now. They decided they don’t need to have two homes. So they’ve gotten rid of one, they’re living somewhere six months, but they want to have a nice place to live. So it’s that combination of activity.

Q: Dave, VanTrust has been active with apartment projects at Mission Farms and on the Plaza. Why?

Harrison: We’ve got four projects under way right now. There have been fundamental shifts in how people live. The last time people gravitated toward luxury apartments in Kansas City was probably in the ’30s. Kansas City is not at a point in its cycle where you have a strong condominium market because we don’t have long commutes, and we have very inexpensive singlefamily homes. You don’t see that condominium market like you might see in another MSA of this size. So there’s a void. There have been a lot of commodity apartment projects built over the decades, but by coming in with a product that satisfies that renter by choice, and there’s a lot of them, I think it’s going to help. It’s not urban high-rises that we’re focusing on. It’s infill projects that can satisfy the economics but still be substantially more dense with the amenities that these people are looking for.

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Q: Gov. (Jay) Nixon recently vetoed income tax cuts in Missouri in response to the dramatic cuts approved in Kansas last year. Would anyone like to address the effect that the different state tax rates and incentives are having on commercial real estate? Klamm: Would there have been the activity but for this state line battle? I mean, would Freightquote really have crossed the line and built a bigger building, or would they have figured out how to stay (in Kansas) and work with smaller space? A lot of these things that are being built, they cross that imaginary border and get incentives to make that worthwhile. Would AMC have gone to Leawood and left $14 a square foot (downtown) space but for those incentives? I don’t know. McGannon: We’re seeing more and more companies say, “Hey, let’s look at Kansas.” I personally know individuals who are moving to Kansas, but we’re seeing more family-held companies who can benefit from (the state income tax cuts) say, “Hey, why not look at Kansas?” I’ve been amazed at how much of an impact that’s had. Mayer: The only thing I would say about that is: I think the brokers need to be at least up to speed on what the (incentives and tax benefits) are. They’re there, so I think they need to understand or bring some experts into the deal. If they’re not aware of them, then they’re doing their client a disservice.

Hagedorn: I think what (Kansas Gov. Sam) Brownback did — I mean, it’s real. A number of our investors and people that we do business with are seriously looking at moving. I mean, I just built a house in Missouri, which was a huge mistake. I can’t get my wife to move, but, man, I should have moved to Kansas. If the Missouri Senate and the House can overturn Nixon’s veto of the tax incentives, I think that’ll be important. Otherwise, I think it’s going to continue that dominance of Johnson County, and there’s just going to be a continued flood out of Missouri because the decisionmakers are going to move. I mean, it’s just too compelling if you’re making a million, 2 million bucks in your business or whatever, and you’re saying, “Well, it’s 120 grand I’m giving to Missouri every year.”

Q: What about the effect of Kansas’ PEAK grants, which now allow companies to retain 95 percent of the payroll withholding tax for newly created jobs? Hagedorn: Well, I think if you’re in Kansas, it’s still compelling to move to Missouri as a corporation. If you’re in Missouri, it’s compelling to move to Kansas because neither state has a good tool to (retain companies), and it’s by design because every tenant’s going to say, “I’m leaving.” So they have to just draw the line in the sand and say, “Look, if you’re leaving, you have to leave because we don’t really have a retention program because then every business says they’re leaving.” So then tax revenues go to hell. But we’ve had businesses move to Riverside that have all utilized state tax incentives like Missouri Quality Jobs. It’s been

very compelling. I mean it’s millions of dollars of incentives. If you’re moving from Kansas to Missouri, they’re very competitive. If you’re moving from Missouri to Kansas … there’s a lot of businesses that have been here that are ripe for moving because the product’s a little older on the Missouri side. So new facility, the tax incentives that help level the playing field, and now if you’re a business owner, man, it’s really compelling (because of the income tax cuts). Long: I think the incentives are the same. The tiebreaker, though, is in that three or four years ago, they eliminated the tax on personal property and equipment in the state of Kansas. That’s a big deal, now that they’ve eliminated this LLC (income) tax. Also, a certain amount of PEAK can be used for business retention. I think you’ll see the state of Kansas figure some of that out. But I think it’s just one of those things that isn’t going to change anytime soon, the use of incentives. The other thing we’re seeing on the industrial side is free land. There’s several cities that are giving away land — so (that explains) the big industrial deals for Topeka. Elder: Nobody will argue that it’s bad public policy, right? But everybody manages their business’s bottom line, whether they’re small or the bigger companies. That’s why you see an AMC move. It’s like, “Hey, I have a fiduciary duty, and if I can get the PEAK money and it’s $43 million over 15 years, my investors are saying go.” It’s a real simple decision. Block: Yeah, I mean if you just look at the numbers that they’re getting in the incentives — and we’ve been involved in several where those numbers are reducing their rent to 50 percent or less of the quoted rent — it is so significant that they basically can move out of an old building if they have enough people.

A lot of it is jobs. The cities see the jobs not just as jobs. They see them as food and purchases and all these different things that go around them. These jobs actually foster other jobs because people tend to move where other people move and subsidiary companies and that type of thing. But it is such a significant difference that if you’re running a company and you’re not looking at it, you got a real problem. I agree with Nathaniel on the state tax that what they’ve changed in Kansas. You don’t know the effect of it yet, but there’s a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes right now. Everybody is saying, “Well this (Kansas income tax reduction) won’t work, and it’s going to capsize the state.” But they don’t know that there’s so many companies that, except for that, might not have moved, and now they’re considering it. The retention program they’ve still got to work on. We’re working a client right now, and they’re considering moving from Kansas to Missouri, and they’re looking at the incentives that Kansas will still provide them to stay. Kansas doesn’t quite have their arms around that. They changed the law a couple years ago, but they still don’t quite know how to do it. So there’s still a little bit of that that they’re working through. But the incentives are significant. Our problem is we see it so significantly because we have a state line right in the middle of the two. But if we didn’t have that state line, and let’s say we were 60 or 80 miles away, you’d still have the same kind of activity. All the states around the country are using incentives. This is nothing new. The reality of it is that, in some cases, these companies don’t just look at moving across the state line from Missouri to Kansas. They look at moving to Tulsa or Denver or wherever. These are all decisions they make at the corporate level that are, many times, far beyond what we’re thinking.


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Change in design DAVE KAUP | KCBJ

Stephen Hopkins, director of innovation (left), and Tucker Trotter, president of Dimensional Innovations, stand in front of a large “N” for a consultancy project they developed with the city of Lincoln, Neb.

Dimensional Innovations labors to reshape itself and its mission AUSTIN ALONZO | aalonzo@bizjournals.com

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imensional Innovations, a 20-year-old Merriam design and fabrication firm, is asking its clients a new question: “Do you really need that widget?” The firm has grown rapidly as the architecture, construction and engineering industries rebound. But it’s exploring a new consultancy-focused approach to bolster client relationships and its existing fabrication work. Now, rather than just complete a design contract and move along, the firm is asking clients what they hope the widget will achieve and whether the widget is really the best solution — even if it means passing work to another firm. President Tucker Trotter and Director of Innovation Stephen Hopkins said they think the

move will help the firm create a more profitable business and advance its profile within the industry.

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Trotter said the idea to “get smaller to get bigger” originated in 2010 and 2011, when the firm was moving from project to project without making much headway financially. Trotter said he realized that the joy in his business and his staff was gone. It was time for a change. The firm opened an “innovation lab” focused on thinking differently about every design-build project. Hopkins joined in February 2011. Using a new “design-make-innovate” strategy, the firm grew rapidly between 2011 and 2012, increasing staff by almost 30, bringing total

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employees to 111, and boosting sales by 75 percent, hauling in a record $20.4 million in 2012. Hopkins said the firm saw the results from the innovation lab, then conducted research to see how far a “thought leadership” focus could take the company. The results, so far, are promising. “Sometimes, on the research-consulting side, we’re not going to be making suggestions that feed the fabrication business, and we sort of had to get our head around that,” Hopkins said. “As a long-term strategy, if we can ... use design thinking to deliver better experiences for our clients ... then the long-term value is going to come.”

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So far, the staff hasn’t had trouble adjusting to the changes. The fabrication, design and technology professionals are prepared for change, Trotter said, and have displayed an impressive range of professional capabilities. For clients, the changes have been happening gradually since 2011, so there hasn’t been a uniform reaction. Trotter pointed out a recent job, the Haymarket

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Bridge project in Lincoln, Neb., originally started as a consultancy-only project with the city. After Lincoln saw Dimensional Innovations’ design, it awarded the firm its largest project to date. Hopkins said he expects this to continue as the firm formulates a better strategy to enhance and standardize its client experience in the next four to six months.

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Hopkins and Trotter said it’s hard to make forward-looking statements or describe exactly what they are doing to change the business because the firm is so early in its reorganization. Hopkins said he has lofty goals. He wants Design Innovations to conduct research that will change the way industries think about themselves. Trotter said he’ll know that he’s doing the right thing when clients start to show up at his doorstep rather than the other way around. Even then, he might not be satisfied. “We always want to get better, no matter how good we’re doing,” Trotter said. “Continuous improvement is in our DNA.”

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SALES/LEASES

Sales/Leases lists who is taking leases and who is making leases. These are gleaned from releases from commercial property managers and real estate firms. Red Bull of North America Inc. leased 5,011 square feet of space at Congleton Industrial Park, 9024 Cody, Overland Park. Matthew Severns of Kessinger/Hunter and Erik Lund of NAI Capital Realty negotiated the transaction. Central States Thermo King Inc. renewed its lease of 3,845 square feet of space at 7200 W. 132nd St., Overland Park. Miles McCune of Kessinger/Hunter and Kathy Woodward of DDI Commercial negotiated the transaction. Wendy S. Prestwood renewed and expanded her lease to 2,524 square feet of space at King I, 11020 King St., Overland Park. Debbie Schulte of Kessinger/Hunter negotiated the transaction. Faithful Fitness leased 5000 square feet at Kelly Crossings, 7601 NW Roadridge Road, Kansas City. Tom Johnson with Realty Executives and Dwight Medbery with Rubinstein Real Estate negotiated the transaction. Dr. Blake Kivisto DC renewed his lease at 10628 W. 87th St., Overland Park. Ann Jorden-Spencer of Jack Jorden Real Estate negotiated the transaction. Jacob Brittain and Lisa Brittain renewed their lease at 10841 W. 87th St., Overland Park. Ann Jorden-Spencer of Jack Jorden Real Estate LLC negotiated the transaction. Rebel Inc. leased 463 square feet of office space at 12980 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. Kathy Woodward of DDI Commercial Inc. and Ann Jorden-Spencer of Jack Jorden Real Estate LLC negotiated the transaction. Wright Law Firm LC leased Suite 115 at 8889 Bourgade, Lenexa. Bill Carrier of Hutchings Carrier of Hutchings/Carrier Inc. and Ann Jorden-Spencer of Jack Jorden Real Estate LLC negotiated the transaction. Catamount Promotional Products leased 1,700 square feet of office/warehouse space at 5055 Merriam Drive, Merriam. Brett Spencer of Jack Jorden Real Estate LLC negotiated the transaction. Ashley Brumbaugh leased 900 square feet of office space at 10628 W. 87th St., Overland Park. Ann Jorden-Spencer of Jack Jorden Real Estate LLC negotiated the transaction. Matthew J. Gazaway leased 1,244 square feet of office space at 11900 W. 87th St. Parkway, Lenexa. Debora Field of Zimmer Real Estate Services and Ann Jorden-Spencer of Jack Jorden Real Estate LLC negotiated the transaction. RSP & Associates LLC leased 1,811 square feet of office space at 7540 W. 160th St., Overland Park. Marty Boxberger of City Properties Inc. and Brett Spencer of Jack Jorden Real Estate LLC negotiated the transaction. Cable Guyz Communications Inc. leased 584 square feet of office space at 9290 Bond, Overland Park. Matt Severns of Kessinger Hunter Commercial Real Estate and Ann Jorden-Spencer of Jack Jorden Real Estate LLC negotiated the transaction.

BANKRUPTCIES

Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code involves liquidation of assets; Chapter 11 provides protection from creditors while a business reorganizes; Chapter 13 covers small organizations. DISTRICT OF KANSAS KANSAS CITY DIVISION CHAPTER 7 Smart Hearing & Balance of Lenexa LLC, 8550 Marshall Drive, Suite 120, Lenexa 66214; Assets,

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The following are civil suits filed in the county clerk’s office against businesses and business owners for amounts greater than $10,000. Information is listed by case and case number.

Kansas Gas Service A Division of Oneok Inc. v. Mid-America Roofing Construction and Supply Co. Inc., case #13 LA 05700, June 6, 2013. Great American Bank/First Bank of Kansas City as Successor v. DMarie Inc. dba Nothin But Fun Kidz/Dawn M. McKinley, contract, case #13 LA 05794, June 7, 2013. Jim Hildenbrand v. Avignon Villa Homes Community Assoc. Inc., case #13 LA 05804, June 10, 2013. Hibu Inc. fka Yellowbook Inc. fdba Yellow Book Sales and Distribution Co. Inc. v. Wilbur Inc./Community Gates & Security Solutions dba Community Self Storage Solutions et al., case #13 LA 05813, June 10, 2013. YP Advertising LP fka AT&T Advertising LP v. Michael J. Stephens dba Millennium Remodeling & Siding, contract, case #13 LA 05827, June 11, 2013. Roofing & Insulation Supply Inc. v. Armour Insulation LLC/Dusty Keaton, case #13 LA 05859, June 11, 2013.

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Donald Larson v. BNSF Railway Co., case #2013 CV 000709, June 7, 2013. Bryan K. McCully v. Kobi’s Club & Deli Inc., case #2013 CV 000713, June 11, 2013. KCB Bank v. Falcon Finance Inc. et al., contract, case #2013 CV 000714, June 12, 2013. Esolutions Inc. v. Locamp LLC, case #2013 LM 003656, June 11, 2013.

$8,530; Debts, $47,597; Major Creditor, KeyBank, $14,070; Attorney, Jeffrey A. Koons; case #1321529, June 13, 2013. WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI KANSAS CITY - WESTERN DIVISION CHAPTER 11 EnPro Technologies Ltd., 4225 N.E. Port Drive, Lee’s Summit 64064; Assets, $0 to $50,000; Debts, $1,000,001 to $10 million; Major Creditor, not shown; Attorney, Colin N. Gotham; case #13-42286, June 19, 2013.

LAWSUITS FILED

Keith Hanson/Carrie Hanson v. McDonald’s Restaurants of Kansas Inc., case #13 CV 04101, June 5, 2013. Digital Ally Inc. v. Dragoneye Technology LLC, contract, case #13 CV 04121, June 6, 2013. S. Bradley Miller/Bridget Miller v. Whirlpool Corp., contract, case #13 CV 04151, June 7, 2013. Marla Wright v. Nationwide Affinity Insurance Co. of America, contract, case #13 CV 04154, June 7, 2013. Global Tank Leasing LLC v. EZ Alternative Transport LLC/Edward Zizmont Jr., contract, case #13 CV 04206, June 10, 2013. Kimberly Hannum v. Bank of America NA, contract, case #13 CV 04213, June 10, 2013. Hilti Inc. v. Speck KC Inc., case #13 CV 04245, June 11, 2013. Harvest Graphics LLC v. Millennium Marketing Group Ltd., contract, case #13 LA 05682, June 6, 2013. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. v. Van Edward Jordan dba Jordan Construction and Roofing/Nationwide Roofing LLC, case #13 LA 05698, June 6, 2013.

MISSOURI JACKSON COUNTY Candido Diaz v. Ameristar Casino Kansas City Inc., personal injury, case #1316 CV 14416 CC, June 6, 2013. Central Bank of Kansas City v. Axentia Prepaid LLC/Paul C. Miller/Vincent Wagner, breach of contract, case #1316 CV 14435 CC, June 6, 2013. JPMCC 2005-CIBC13 Blue Ridge Retail LLC v. M.L.R. Franchising LLC dba Men’s Barber Room/Terrell Jolly, rent and possession, case #1316 CV 14448 CC, June 6, 2013. James Sherrow/Donnafae Sherrow/Stuart Sherrow v. Alertone Services LLC/Golden Brothers Inc./Therasage LLC et al., personal

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injury-product liability, case #1316 CV 14471 CC, June 6, 2013. Terri Drury/Susan Keister v. Casey’s General Stores Inc./Beth Doogle/Patsy Garcia, employment discrimination, case #1316 CV 14483 CC, June 6, 2013. Dana Davis v. Plant Maintenance Services/ Billy Daily, personal injury-vehicular, case #1316 CV 14495 CC, June 6, 2013. Tiera D. Richards v. Cosentino Group Inc. dba Cosentino’s Food Stores dba Cosentino’s Apple Market, employment discrimination, case #1316 CV 14505 CC, June 6, 2013. Rodger Gant/Estate of Sammie Lee Gant v. John Knox Village dba John Knox Village Care Center, wrongful death, case #1316 CV 14515 CC, June 6, 2013. Yolanda Higgins v. CE Real Estate Services Inc./Gia Sicola, money owed, case #1316 CV 14525 AC, June 6, 2013. Ramiro Guzman v. Symetra Assigned Benefits Service Co., case #1316 CV 14537 CC, June 7, 2013. Linda Schlobohm v. Blue Ridge Bank & Trust Co., money owed, case #1316 CV 14566 AC, June 6, 2013. Norman Couzens v. Awesome Accessories LLC, landlord complaint, case #1316 CV 14597 AC, June 6, 2013. Linda Miller v. L.C. Lester Construction Inc., personal injury, case #1316 CV 14617 CC, June 7, 2013. Taylor Sabin v. Temp-Stop LLC/Terry Green/Gary Mummaw et al., employment discrimination, case #1316 CV 14621 CC, June 7, 2013. The Privatebank v. International Community Marketing & Investment of Kansas City, contract, case #1316 CV 14626 CC, June 7, 2013. Plaza West Condominium Owners Association v. Overhill Properties LLC, contract, case #1316 CV 14660 AC, June 7, 2013. Antonia Mosby v. GFSI Inc. dba Gear For Sports Inc., case #1316 CV 14686 CC, June 10, 2013. Arthur Ross/Jerline Ross v. G&R Painting & Construction Inc., breach of contract, case #1316 CV 14722 AC, June 7, 2013. Elizabeth J. Barnett v. St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City/George Sorensen/Megan McNally et al., personal injury-malpractice, case #1316 CV 14725 CC, June 10, 2013. Joyce Hernandez v. Bridgewood Health Care Center LLC dba Bridgewood Health Care Center/Reliant Care Management Co. LLC et al., wrongful death, case #1316 CV 14732 CC, June 10, 2013. City of Kansas City Missouri v. Taste The Night LLC/Pony Express Bank/Richard Olsen, other real estate actions, case #1316 CV 14761 CC, June 10, 2013. Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. dba AT&T Missouri v. Midwest Utility Inc., property damage, case #1316 CV 14767 AC, June 7, 2013. Martin Hernandez v. Planet Sub Enterprises/ Rachel Whitman/Johnny Termayne et al., employment discrimination, case #1316 CV 14775 CC, June 10, 2013. Mike Cox Plumbing Inc. v. R.L. Phillips Construction Co./American Casualty Insurance Co., breach of contract, case #1316 CV 14811 CC, June 6, 2013. Amaya Breann Brown et al. v. Joyce James/7Eleven #21057, personal injury, case #1316 CV 14839 AC, June 10, 2013. Susan Jones/Alexis P. Arthur v. Midwest Bulk Inc., money owed, case #1316 CV 14844 AC, June 6, 2013. Tiona Spencer-Hewitt v. Westport Community Improvement District/Chesley Brown International Inc., personal injury, case #1316 CV 14884 CC, June 11, 2013. Michelle Parsons v. Noble Finance Corp./RBS Computer Inc./Dan Belcher et al., employment discrimination, case #1316 CV 14925 CC, June 11, 2013. Donna Schramm v. Blue Springs Family Care PC, employment discrimination, case #1316 CV 14931 CC, June 11, 2013. Bank of America NA v. M.H. Siegfried & Co., declaratory judgment, case #1316 CV 14935 CC, June 11, 2013. Housing Authority of City of Lee’s Summit Missouri v. Missouri Installation Services LLC/ West Bend Mutual Insurance Co., breach of contract, case #1316 CV 14938 CC, June 11, 2013. A. Zahner Co. v. McGowan Builders Inc., breach of contract, case #1316 CV 14940 CC, June 11, 2013. Teneil Hill v. RT Realty LLC, money owed, case #1316 CV 14951 AC, June 11, 2013.


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JUNE 28 - JULY 4, 2013 Leonard Popplewell v. Full Moon Productions Inc., personal injury, case #1316 CV 15053 CC, June 12, 2013. Tim W. Higgins v. Reynolds Electric Inc./Larry Reynolds, employment discrimination, case #1316 CV 15106 CC, June 12, 2013. Ellington On Broadway Condominium Association v. South Square Properties LLC, contract, case #1316 CV 15151 AC, June 11, 2013. Brown-Covey Inc. v. Titan Distribution LLC, breach of contract, case #1316 CV 15157 AC, June 12, 2013. CLAY COUNTY Jacqueline J. Crow v. Four B Corp. dba Price Chopper dba Ball’s Food Stores Owned By Four B Corp. et al., personal injury, case #13 CY CV 05494 CC, June 6, 2013. Arnold W. Wilson v. Tri County Mental Health/ Julie Marx DO, wrongful death, case #13 CY CV 05537 CC, June 6, 2013. William Barnett/Marcia Barnett v. Ameristar Casino Kansas City Inc., personal injury, case #13 CY CV 05551 CC, June 7, 2013. Briarcliff Orthodontics Building LLC v. Burleson Orthodontics LLC/Dustin Burleson/ Amy Burleson, rent and possession, case #13 CY CV 05577 AC, June 7, 2013. Gregory B. Gillis/Joyce Gillis v. Brian J. Wittek MD/David Tripses MD/Meritas Health Corp. et al., personal injury-malpractice, case #13 CY CV 05678 CC, June 11, 2013. Barbara J. Beattie v. White Oak Nursing and Rehab Center LLC, employment discrimination, case #13 CY CV 05686 CC, June 11, 2013. PLATTE COUNTY Zona Rosa Development LLC v. Pink Cottage LLC, contract, case #13 AE CV 01934 AC, June 6, 2013. The Mission Bank v. Grisham Grading and Excavating Inc./Grisham Holding LLC/Theresa Grisham et al., promissory note, case #13 AE CV 01969 CC, June 11, 2013. Jennifer Lynn Blakeman v. LRA-Levin Realty Advisors LLC/Village Green Property Management/Corey Lee Minter, money owed, case #13 AE CV 01975 AC, June 11, 2013.

FEDERAL TAX LIENS FILED

The following includes federal tax liens of $5,000 or more filed against local businesses with the county recorder. Information is listed in this order: name of business, address, amount, type of lien, date. KANSAS JOHNSON COUNTY Leawood 151 OQ LLC known as Paddy O Quigleys, 5317 W. 151st St., Overland Park 66224, $82,206, (940/941), Book/Page 201306 004217, June 11, 2013. STNA Inc., 9837 Lackman Road, Lenexa 66219, $75,523, (940/941/6721), Book/Page 201306 004156, June 11, 2013. L&L Automotive Repair LLC/Larry’s Wholesale Tire Warehouse, 2219 W. 79th Terrace, Prairie Village 66208, $6,480, (940/), Book/Page 201306 004150, June 11, 2013. Robert Vanlerberg Foundation Inc., 24630 W. 79th St., Shawnee 66227, $18,866, (940/941), Book/ Page 201306 004214, June 11, 2013. Heritage Recovery Solutions Inc., P.O. Box 9313, Mission 66201, $9,770, (940/941), Book/Page 201306 004152, June 11, 2013. Secure Systems Inc., 16500 W. 150th Terrace, Olathe 66062, $11,581, (940/941), Book/Page 201306 004157, June 11, 2013.

Thomas D. Maienschein, 1529 E. Long Place, Lee’s Summit 64063, $7,352, (6672), document #2013 E 0059192, June 10, 2013. Gerstner Investments Inc., 1204 N.W. Woods Chapel Road, Blue Springs 64015, $145,919, (941), document #2013 E 0059195, June 10, 2013. Badalucco and Precht Enterprises Ltd./Fish City, 11513 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City 64134, $5,069, (941/6721), document #2013 E 0059210, June 10, 2013. AC Inc., 3201 Independence Ave., Kansas City 64124, $29,304, (941/6721), document #2013 E 0059211, June 10, 2013. Transmed of St. Louis Inc., 4620 JC Nichols Parkway, Suite 502, Kansas City 64112, $15,751, (941), document #2013 E 0059212, June 10, 2013. Sleepmore Medical LLC/Sleepmore, P.O. Box 22369, Kansas City 64113, $22,732, (944), document #2013 E 0059213, June 10, 2013. Just Right Real Estate Corp., 1308 N.E. Windsor Drive, Lee’s Summit 64086, $30,241, (941/1120), document #2013 E 0059243, June 10, 2013. Tycon Co. LLC/Forest E. Tyson, P.O. Box 300557, Kansas City 64130, $6,186, (941), document #2013 E 0059254, June 10, 2013. Kansas City Upholstery Inc., 4646 Belleview Ave., Kansas City 64112, $9,858, (941), document #2013 E 0059255, June 10, 2013. Advatext LLC/Robert Mark Clifton, 116 W. Third St., Suite 203, Kansas City 64105, $201,228, (940/941/1120), document #2013 E 0059262, June 10, 2013. CLAY COUNTY Mr. Electric of Clay County Inc., 201 S. Commercial Ave., Smithville 64089, $64,371, (940/941/6721), document #2013 020734, June 3, 2013. M&H Consulting LLC, 1749 Burlington St., North Kansas City 64116, $13,407, (941), document #2013 020749, June 3, 2013. Just Right Real Estate, 1308 N.E. Windsor Drive, Lee’s Summit 64086, $30,241, (941/1120), document #2013 022078, June 11, 2013.

FEDERAL TAX LIENS RELEASED

The following includes released liens of $5,000 or more filed against local businesses with the county recorder. Information is listed in this order: lien payer, address, amount, date. KANSAS JOHNSON COUNTY Coffee Plus Inc., 11872 W. 91st St., Overland Park 66214, $166,331, (940/941/6721), Book/Page 201306 004210, June 11, 2013. Advanced Hood and Duct, 9641 Mohawk Drive, Overland Park 66206, $7,327, (941), Book/Page 201306 004165, June 11, 2013. MISSOURI JACKSON COUNTY Its All Good LLC/Curves International, 7129 Grand Ave., Kansas City 64114, $17,664, (941), document #2013 E 0059221, June 10, 2013. Luttrell Blasting Enterprises Corp., 615 E. 70th St., Kansas City 64131, $5,270, (940/941/1120), document #2013 E 0059223, June 10, 2013.

STATE TAX LIENS FILED

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Robert L. Rainey/B&E Armed Security Service, P.O. Box 12803, Kansas City, KS 66112, $34,614, (940/941), Book/Page 2013 R 08310, June 10, 2013. Healing Hearts PA, 8940 State Ave., Kansas City, KS 66112, $29,563, (941), Book/Page 2013 R 08313, June 10, 2013.

The Dream Works Inc., 636 Minnesota Ave., Suite D, Kansas City, KS 66101, $36,943, (Withholding), Book/Page 2013 R 08362, June 11, 2013. Korn Harvesting & Hauling LLC, 6125 Speaker Road, Kansas City, KS 66111, $13,926, (Withholding), Book/Page 2013 R 08361, June 11, 2013.

MISSOURI JACKSON COUNTY Mikes Main Event Inc., 19310 E. 50th Terrace S., Independence 64055, $731, (940/941), document #2013 E 0059190, June 10, 2013. IE Group LLC/James O’Donnell, 923 N.E. Woods Chapel Road, Suite 246, Lee’s Summit 64064, $30,719, (940/941), document #2013 E 0059191, June 10, 2013.

MISSOURI JACKSON COUNTY All Relocation & Logistics, 127 S.W. Oxford, Lee’s Summit 64063, $8,942, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059639, June 10, 2013. Arri Petroleum LLC, 8701 Dutkingham, Kansas City 64138, $8,175, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059640, June 10, 2013.

Arzaga Mercedez, 2817 E. 11th St., Kansas City 64127, $22,014, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059641, June 10, 2013. Audubon Materials LLC, 15100 Courtney, Sugar Creek 64058, $6,010, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059642, June 10, 2013. Bush Hospitality Group LLC, 8430 Campbell, Kansas City 64141, $6,184, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059650, June 10, 2013. Cafe Petit Four Inc., 812 W. Foxwood, Raymore 64083, $7,487, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059651, June 10, 2013. Classic Concrete Inc., 6320 Brookside, Kansas City 64113, $20,581, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059654, June 10, 2013. Dave’s Grill & Sports Bar LLC, 412 Cypress Ave., Kansas City 64124, $6,322, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059658, June 10, 2013. Walter Dobbs, 6601 Rowland, Kansas City, KS 66104, $7,156, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059659, June 10, 2013. Essentially Yours Industries Inc., 7865 Edmonds St., Burnaby Ontario, Canada V3N 1B9, $6,071, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059662, June 10, 2013. Christin A. Frommer, 8620 E. 29th Terrace, Kansas City 64129, $8,942, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059665, June 10, 2013. Gary LLC, 917 W. 44th St., Kansas City 64111, $10,278, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059666, June 10, 2013. Havana Moon Inc., 1413 S.E. 19th, Cape Coral, FL 33990, $6,724, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059668, June 10, 2013. Jeffrey B. Hines, 1408 S.W. 42nd, Lee’s Summit 64082, $6,331, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059670, June 10, 2013. Jo A. Hines, 1408 S.W. 42nd, Lee’s Summit 64082, $6,331, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059671, June 10, 2013. George L. Holmes, 14914 N. Reynolds Road, Liberty 64068, $9,485, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059672, June 10, 2013. Investments North Inc., 120 S. 15th, St. Joseph 64501, $6,344, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059674, June 10, 2013. J&J Investor LLC, 1408 S.W. 42nd, Lee’s Summit 64082, $6,331, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059676, June 10, 2013. Academic Partnerships LLC, (address not shown), $5,730, (Withholding), document #2013 E 0059686, June 10, 2013. Wilson Plumbing Co., (address not shown), $9,462, (Withholding), document #2013 E 0059805, June 10, 2013. Kansas City Mass Services LLC, P.O. Box 621, Grandview 64030, $11,096, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059820, June 10, 2013. KTS1 Inc., 1602 S.W. Jefferson, Lee’s Summit 64081, $25,188, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059821, June 10, 2013. La Familia Restaurant Group LLC, 131 N. Lawn Ave., Kansas City 64123, $6,322, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059822, June 10, 2013. Latin Bistro LLC, 1708 W. 39th St., Kansas City 64111, $6,322, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059823, June 10, 2013. Liberda Enterprises Inc., 10018 W. 94th St., Overland Park, KS 66212, $9,399, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059825, June 10, 2013. Christobal M. Mendez, 9807 Cherry St., Kansas City 64131, $6,326, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059830, June 10, 2013. MIH Enterprises LLC, P.O. Box 286, Grandview 64030, $9,485, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059831, June 10, 2013. Mingle Inc., 503 W. Washington, Harrisonville 64701, $6,683, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059832, June 10, 2013. Network Communications LLC, 5510 N.E. Antioch, Kansas City 64119, $6,344, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059836, June 10, 2013. Roy A. Newman, 1174 E. 67th, Kansas City 64131, $5,161, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059837, June 10, 2013. Nikoda Inc., 3740 N.E. Antioch, Kansas City 64117, $6,344, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059838, June 10, 2013. Nobies Chicken & Waffles LLC, 12628 Harris Ave., Lynwood, CA 90262, $6,326, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059839, June 10, 2013. Olivarez Enterprises Inc., 2210 S. 291 Highway, Independence 64057, $6,022, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059840, June 10, 2013. Leticia Pardo, 2249 Elizabeth, Kansas City, KS 66102, $8,555, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059842, June 10, 2013. Pardos Grand Buffet Mexicano, 904 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City 64108, $8,555, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059843, June 10, 2013. PPH Operating LLC, 3004 E. 41st, New York, N.Y. 10017, $6,322, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059846, June 10, 2013.

Christopher Smith, 8620 E. 29th Terrace, Kansas City 64129, $8,942, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059851, June 10, 2013. Solid Systems Cad Services Inc., 4801 Milwee St., Houston, TX 77092, $22,904, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059852, June 10, 2013. Sound FX Inc., 4451 Belleview, Kansas City 64111, $6,752, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059853, June 10, 2013. Arun Teji, 8701 Dutkingham, Kansas City 64138, $8,175, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059856, June 10, 2013. Tire & Auto KC Inc., 6554 Tauromee, Kansas City, KS 66102, $6,322, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059857, June 10, 2013. W&J LLC, 6200 Troost Ave., Kansas City 64131, $7,156, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059860, June 10, 2013. Wheel & Tire Warehouse LLC, 4800 Blue Ridge, Kansas City 64133, $6,326, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059863, June 10, 2013. Gail Willis, 4800 Blue Ridge, Kansas City 64133, $6,326, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059864, June 10, 2013. Yacub LLC, 4815 Independence, Kansas City 64124, $11,607, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059866, June 10, 2013. 24 Hour Check Cashing Inc., 8924 Wenonga Road, Leawood, KS 66206, $10,836, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059867, June 10, 2013. CLAY COUNTY The Main Event Briarcliff LLC, 14004 Reeder St., Overland Park, KS 66221, $6,121, (Sales & Use), document #2013 022289, June 7, 2013. Network Communications LLC, 550 N.E. Antioch, Kansas City 64119, $6,344, (Sales & Use), document #2013 022293, June 7, 2013. RNB LLC, 19300 W. 95th St., Lenexa, KS 66220, $5,161, (Sales & Use), document #2013 022320, June 12, 2013. Eat More Bread Inc., 4101 N. Tracy Ave., Kansas City 64116, $5,417, (Sales & Use), document #2013 022348, June 12, 2013. Ernest Communications Inc., 740 Florida Court, Longwood, FL 32750, $14,639, (Sales & Use), document #2013 022349, June 12, 2013. Essentially Yours Industries Inc., 7865 Edmonds St., Burnaby Ontario, Canada V3N 1B9, $6,071, (Sales & Use), document #2013 022350, June 12, 2013. FMW RRI NC LLC, 605 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215, $29,300, (Sales & Use), document #2013 022352, June 12, 2013. Hueys on the Square Inc., 18 N. Main St., Liberty 64068, $6,221, (Sales & Use), document #2013 022354, June 12, 2013. PLATTE COUNTY Ernest Communications Inc., 740 Florida Court, Longwood, FL 32750, $14,639, (Sales & Use), document #S 024685, June 12, 2013. Redefined Nutrition LLC, 5704 N.W. Hillside, Kansas City 64151, $6,427, (Sales & Use), document #S 024692, June 12, 2013. Slaughter Enterprises LLC, 120 N.W. Business, Riverside 64150, $15,099, (Sales & Use), document #S 024693, June 12, 2013.

STATE TAX LIENS RELEASED

The following includes released tax liens of $5,000 or more filed against local businesses. Information is listed in this order: lien payer, address, amount, date. MISSOURI JACKSON COUNTY B&J Truck Repair, (address not shown), $11,762, (Withholding), document #2013 E 0059298, June 10, 2013. WE Industries LLC, (address not shown), $45,656, (Withholding), document #2013 E 0059317, June 10, 2013. William O. Beard, (address not shown), $6,471, (Withholding), document #2013 E 0059320, June 10, 2013. BBH Porter Stone LLC, 905 Westport Road, Suite B, Kansas City 64111, $10,126, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059722, June 10, 2013. Kenny F. Corpening, 519 Blue Ridge Ext., Grandview 64030, $5,223, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059726, June 10, 2013. Jerry’s Bait Shop Inc., 13412 Santa Fe Trail Drive, Lenexa, KS 66215, $12,320, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059731, June 10, 2013. Jerry’s Bait Shop Inc., 13412 Santa Fe Trail Drive, Lenexa, KS 66215, $10,004, (Sales & Use), document #2013 E 0059733, June 10, 2013.


24 | Business Leads 

NEW BUSINESSES

New Businesses/Licenses lists new and renewed occupational licenses in the area. The entries are obtained from local municipalities. For more information, contact the cities listed. KANSAS Steele Grill, 1709 Steele Road, Kansas City 66106, accommodation-food services. Estate Sales By Sabrina, 17667 157th Terrace, Bonner Springs 66012, admin. support-waste mgmt. J&E Super Clean, 1854 N. 38th St., Kansas City 66102, admin. support-waste mgmt. Vidal’s Landscaping & Irrigation, 7316 Farrow Ave., Kansas City 66109, admin. support-waste mgmt. KC Irrigation Specialists, 4414 W. 70th Terrace, Prairie Village 66208, admin. support-waste mgmt. Martell & Leon LLC, 1201 Hoel Parkway, Kansas City 66102, construction. G&S Construction, 235 N. 33rd St., Kansas City 66102, construction. Lone Star Properties KC Inc., 3305 Richmond Ave., Kansas City 66104, construction. World Wide Energy & Odegaro Sign & Light, 10413 W. 84th Terrace, Lenexa 66214, prof.scientific-tech services. Jabones El Mejor, 639 Ohio Ave., Kansas City 66101, retail trade. Sol Jarocho LLC, 1149 Merriam Lane, Kansas City 66103, retail trade. Reaching Solutions LLC, 13417 W. 142nd St., Overland Park 66221, billposting. Amerisearch Staffing LLC, 5845 Horton St., Mission 66202, business services. The Roofing Man Inc., 17725 Four Corners Road, Gardner 66030, construction. McGuire Electric LLC, 828 Blueberry St., Lansing 66043, construction. Altis Sheet Metal, 2120 E. 144th St., Olathe 66062, construction. Chiro Construction Inc., 16091 Outlook Ave., Stilwell 66085, construction. Westport Glass 1 Inc., 625 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City 66103, construction. The Blind Broker LLC, 5341 Norwood St., Fairway 66205, construction. Redesign KC, 2217 W. 49th St., Westwood Hills 66205, construction. Systems Design Solutions LLC, 2900 W. 86th St., Leawood 66206, construction. Pierce Custom Renovation LLC, 9219 High Drive, Leawood 66206, construction. Borger Construction Inc., 5105 W. 84th Terrace, Prairie Village 66207, construction. Red Dog Remodelers LLC, 4518 W. 75th St., Prairie Village 66208, construction. Peters Construction Group Inc., 8700 Monrovia St., Lenexa 66215, construction. Tier 2 Contracting LLC, 14205 Parkhill, Overland Park 66221, construction. Red Stallion Concrete Asphalt, 14805 Granada Road, Leawood 66224, construction. Project Explore Inc., 6811 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Overland Park 66202, educational for profit. Smith Twins LLC, 15736 W. 149th Terrace, Olathe 66062, lawn service. Regal Limousine & Transportation, 820 Osage Ave., Kansas City 66105, local passenger transportation. Royalty Modeling & Promotions, 4301 State Ave., Kansas City 66102, lunch wagon. Custom Floor Creations Inc., 7866 W. 152nd St., Overland Park 66223, service not otherwise listed. MISSOURI Pryor Mechanical LLC, 221 N.W. 180th St., Smithville 64089, construction. Maysys Nail and Spa LLC, 6056 N.W. 63rd Terrace, Kansas City 64151, amusement and recreation. Citizens Bank & Trust Co., 8405 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City 64155, banking or trust co. Simply Clean Gone Green, 6333 N. London Ave., Kansas City 64151, building maintenance or house cleaning. Queen of Clean LLC, 818 N.E. 113th Terrace, Kansas City 64155, building maintenance or house cleaning. DC Enterprise, 6838 N. Montrose Ave., Kansas City 64151, business services. Diabetic Experts of America, 7501 N.W. Tiffany Springs, Kansas City 64153, business services. G2 Investments LLC, 9400 N. Wayne Court, Kansas City 64155, business services. Chux Reconxtrux LLC, 8911 Cambridge Ave., Kansas City 64138, construction. New Design Construction, 5810 Trailridge Drive, Parkville 64152, construction. Redline Protection LLC, 5702 N.W. Raintree Court, Kansas City 64152, construction. Smoothie King, 6368 N. Cosby Ave., Kansas City 64151, food and kindred products retail.

Rodriguez Lawn Care and Service, 11000 N. Lewis Ave., Kansas City 64157, lawn service. Total Bliss Massage LLC, 9761 N. Cedar Ave., Kansas City 64157, misc. personal services. Jumping Jimmys, 5703 N. Ames Ave., Kansas City 6151, misc. retail stores. Bio Control North America Inc., 7512 N.E. 74th Terrace, Kansas City 64158, misc. retail stores. Photo-Chic Photography, 4707 N.E. 103rd Terrace, Kansas City 64156, photographer-service. Productos Dora Nora LLC, 59 W. 135th St., Kansas City 64145, service not otherwise listed. Village at Burlington Creek, 6300 N. Revere Drive, Kansas City 64151, service not otherwise listed. Waffle House Inc., 10221 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City 64155, tavern retail.

NEW CORPORATIONS

New Corporations lists new businesses in the area. The entries are obtained from local municipalities. For more information, contact the cities listed. KANSAS DNL Construction LLC, 400 W. Cheyenne, Gardner 66030. Shear Simplicity Salon LLC, 18413 S. Oak St., Gardner 66030. Goldenrod Investments LLC, 130 N. Cherry St., Olathe 66061. Trinity Consulting LLC, 21253 113th Place, Olathe 66061. True Blue Enterprises LLC, P.O. Box 325, Olathe 66061. Joe’s Properties LLC, 11466 S. Carbondale, Olathe 66061. Diaz Framing LLC, 428 E. Prairie St., Olathe 66061. Donation Pickup Services LLC, 11111 S. Glenview Ave., Olathe 66061. Larka Designs LLC, 1465 N. Winchester St., Olathe 66061. Love Elise LLC, 115 E. Park St., Suite B, Olathe 66061. AHA Designs LLC, 1530 Mulberry W., Olathe 66061. Michael C. Duma Attorney At Law PA, 303 E. Poplar St., Olathe 66061. Mills Farm Mustangs Swim Team Inc., 15908 S. Bond St., Overland Park 66062. The Concrete Lab LLC, 13905 S. Summertree Lane, Olathe 66062. The Designer Consigner KC LLC, 16040 W. 161st Terrace, Olathe 66062. OWP U.S.A. Inc., 15748 S. Mahaffie St., Olathe 66062. The Painter Guys LLC, 14705 W. 128th St., Olathe 66062. Palmyra Investments LLC, 300 S. Meadowbrook Lane, Olathe 66062. Coni Inc., 1361 E. Sleepy Hollow Drive, Olathe 66062. Johnson County Childcare Inc., 312 N. Rogers, Olathe 66062. Vital Signs Awareness Inc., 12735 S. Twilight Drive, Olathe 66062. JRKC Construction LLC, 1433 S. Apache Lane, Olathe 66062. Knottickle LLC, 226 S. Blake St., Suite C, Olathe 66062. Edge Media Technology LLC, 720 S. Rogers Road, Suite C-100, Olathe 66062. Educate For Opportunity Institute, 14930 W. 147th St., Olathe 66062. Elite Contractors LLC, 18495 S. Ridgeview Road, Olathe 66062. A. Berthelsen Construction LLC, 17695 W. 155th Terrace, Olathe 66062. Extreme Detail LLC, 1356 E. 155th St., Olathe 66062. Powers Taylor Mills Engineered Foundation Construction LLC, 22861 Waverly Road, Spring Hill 66083. Changehawk Inc., 16101 Ash, Stilwell 66085. Renteria’s Carpet LLC, 53 S. 25th St., Kansas City, KS 66101. Plasterkraft & Mural Masters LLC, 912 Woodend St., Kansas City, KS 66103. Evergreen Science Foundation, P.O. Box 3436, Kansas City 66103. Mata Professional Maintenance LLC, 4122 S. Thompson St., Kansas City, KS 66103. Event Planning Divas LLC, 4731 Cleveland Ave., Kansas City, KS 66104. CPR Investments LLC, 1806 S. 52nd Terrace, Kansas City, KS 66106. American Home & Business Technologies LLC, 2907 Metropolitan Ave., Kansas City, KS 66106. Venue At Willow Creek LLC, 11620 W. Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, KS 66109. WAR LLC, 2932 N. 69th St., Kansas City, KS 66109. Markham Veterinary Consulting LLC, 11715 Delavan Ave., Kansas City, KS 66109. Brady Farm #1 LLC, 1951 S. 102nd St., Edwardsville 66111.

kansas city business journal.com Hutton Professional Properties LLC, 8527 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS 66111. Towlotcars LLC, 6101 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS 66111. Creative Concrete LLC, 524 Blake St., Edwardsville 66111. Woodend Industrial I LLC, 8500 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 200, Mission 66202. Family & Friends Forever Foundation, 4800 Lamar Ave., Mission 66202. Andrew Elliott LLC, 6299 Nall Ave., Mission 66202. Taylor Made Visions LLC, P.O. Box 3004, Shawnee 66203. Team Gutz Academy LLC, 11211 W. 64th Terrace, Apt. 208, Shawnee 66203. KC Aerial Photography LLC, 6520 Mastin Drive, Shawnee 66203. M&M Care Inc., 11320 W. 51st Terrace, Shawnee 66203. KT Walsh Farms LLC, 8715 W. 81st St., Overland Park 66204. Able Hands Handyman Services LLC, 6801 W. 77th St., Overland Park 66204. Southside Martial Arts LLC, 7883 Mastin Drive, Overland Park 66204. Firecloud LLC, 7227 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park 66204. CG Capital LLC, 5835 Cherokee Drive, Fairway 66205. Dots Houses LLC, 5125 Parish Drive, Roeland Park 66205. Eglobal Communications LLC, 5316 Mission Woods Road, Mission Woods 66205. 24 Iowa LLC, 5406 Neosho Lane, Fairway 66205. Milburn Minerals LLC, 9204 Cherokee Lane, Leawood 66206. Outfitter24 LLC, 9920 Ensley Lane, Leawood 66206. HJJ Consulting LLC, 9832 Overbrook Road, Leawood 66206. L&J Confections LLC, 10307 Howe Lane, Leawood 66206. ATP Healthcare Plans LLC, 9021 Delmar, Prairie Village 66207. Mio An Italian Pizzeria LLC, 4225 W. 107th, Suite 11662, Overland Park 66207. Gsd Lenexa LLC, 5025 W. 100th Terrace, Overland Park 66207. Hanneman Investments LLC, 6210 W. 85th St., Overland Park 66207. Yourackit LLC, 5819 W. 90th Terrace, Overland Park 66207. Sweeney Accounting Services LLC, 5608 W. 87th St., Overland Park 66207. Swingking LLC, 6517 Sagamore Road, Mission Hills 66208. P.LA.ID Collaborative LLC, 4723 W. 68th St., Prairie Village 66208. Liaan Enterprises Inc., 5118 W. 70th St., Prairie Village 66208. Baldwin Denim LLC, 4573 W. 119th St., Leawood 66209. Bruce Family Properties LLC, 6842 W. 121st Court, Overland Park 66209. Davis Property Advisory Group LLC, 6709 W. 119th St., No. 164, Overland Park 66209. Rainbow Cakes Inc., 6936 W. 119th St., Overland Park 66209. Raydeen Investments LLC, 12609 Sagamore, Leawood 66209. 21st Century West Wichita I LLC, 12516 High Drive, Leawood 66209. Sandkrak LLC, 12717 Alhambra, Leawood 66209. EWC Waxing 5 LLC, 12142 State Line, Leawood 66209. EWC Waxing 6 LLC, 12142 State Line Road, Leawood 66209. Sun Sand & Surf LLC, 13100 Glenfield, Leawood 66209. Asian Growth LLC, 11618 Hauser St., Overland Park 66210. Technology Resources International LLC, 11611 Garnett St., Overland Park 66210. Open Today LLC, 9401 Indian Creek Parkway, Suite 1250, Overland Park 66210. James Russell LLC, 11000 King St., Overland Park 66210. Krantz Holdings LLC, 10800 Farley Drive, Suite 380, Overland Park 66210. Glenn J. Person Inc., 6900 College Blvd., No. 275, Overland Park 66211. Patriot Pillow LLC, 10955 Granada Lane, Overland Park 66211. DL Weaver CPA LLC, 10965 Granada Lane, Suite 201, Overland Park 66211. Agri-Associates Inc., 6900 College Blvd., No. 275, Overland Park 66211. H&S Quality Foods LLC, 9766 Craig Drive, Overland Park 66212. The Fabulous Five Inc., 8234 W. 100th Terrace, Overland Park 66212. Adventure Zip KC LLC, 9766 Craig Drive, Overland Park 66212. Snrworx.com LLC, 9150 N. Riggs Lane, Apt. B, Overland Park 66212. Media Quake Inc., 9740 Hadley Drive, Overland Park 66212.

JCK Investments LLC, 12851 Century, Overland Park 66213. Kate’s Paleo Sauces LLC, 12857 King St., Overland Park 66213. The Allen Rei Group LLC, 8825 Bond, Overland Park 66214. Odegard Sign & Lighting LLC, 10413 W. 84th Terrace, Overland Park 66214. Blackdawg Express Transportation LLC, 9814 Westminster Court, Apt. 5, Lenexa 66215. Neucor LLC, 13207 W. 83rd Terrace, Lenexa 66215. HFD Financial LLC, 12050 W. 99th Terrace, Lenexa 66215. Public Glassworks Kansas City LLC, 13419 W. 80th Terrace, Lenexa 66215. Red Planet Media LLC, 8538 Monrovia St., Apt. 435, Lenexa 66215. Isabel Hardwoods & Complete Remodeling LLC, 6626 Halsey St., Shawnee 66216. Eternal Horizon LLC, 15817 W. 61st St., Shawnee 66217. CBS Co. LLC, 21009 W. 81st Terrace, Lenexa 66220. Playabilities For Sensational Kids LLC, 8853 Sunset Drive, Lenexa 66220. R.I.C. Prosthetics LLC, 9835 Walker, Lenexa 66220. Rutabaga LLC, 21035 W. 89th Terrace, Lenexa 66220. Bracket Biz LLC, 13816 Hauser, Overland Park 66221. Fisher Holdings LLC, 6307 W. 149th St., Overland Park 66223. HD Fitness LLC, 7111 W. 151st St., Suite 190, Overland Park 66223. Carelink Home Health Services LLC, 5602 W. 153rd St., Overland Park 66223. Irvinator Express LLC, 15406 Conser St., Overland Park 66223. UCBM Of Kansas LLC, 7812 W. 143rd Place, Overland Park 66223. Plans Du Jour LLC, 13813 Goodman St., Overland Park 66223. Voxel Readers PA, 7717 W. 143rd Place, Overland Park 66223. Lubrano Technologies LLC, 14661 Broadmoor St., Apt. 29101, Overland Park 66223. NFK Technologies LLC, 14412 Windsor St., Leawood 66224. Pistos Ranch LLC, 3447 W. 138th Terrace, Leawood 66224. Taliaferro Family Minerals LLC, P.O. Box 26746, Overland Park 66225. Nomo Assets LLC, 4410 Amanda St., Shawnee 66226. All Seasons Lawn & Landscape LLC, 23757 W. 82nd Terrace, Lenexa 66227. MISSOURI JACKSON COUNTY Linwood Properties I LLC, 2400 E. I-70 Frontage Road N., Blue Springs 64013. RC Miller Farms LLC, 2400 E. I-70 Frontage Road N., Blue Springs 64013. Ro-Mi Investments LLC, 2400 E. I-70 Frontage Road N., Blue Springs 64013. Bonen Construction LLC, 2700 N.E. Jellison Road, Blue Springs 64014. Adams Dairy Bancshares Inc., 651 N.E. Coronado Drive, Blue Springs 64014. Stag 20 LLP, 2001 N.W. Jefferson, Blue Springs 64015. Alisha Hospitality LLC, 3120 N.W. Jefferson St., Blue Springs 64015. New Life Inspections LLC, 405 N.W. 39th St., Blue Springs 64015. VCCP Properties LLC, 1101 Jones Ave., Grandview 64030. Maxx Restoration LLC, 1401 Meadows Lane, Greenwood 64034. MRC Businesses LLC, 14705 E. Mayes Road, Independence 64050. Welch Games LLC, 937 N. Kiger Road, Independence 64050. Heartland Ministries, 3605 Blue Ridge Blvd., Independence 64052. Camo Couture Clothing Co. LLC, 3017 Venus St., Independence 64055. Smith Construction Services LLC, 12009 E. 48th St. S., Independence 64055. Karango World Records LLC, 1202 Quail Creek Drive, Independence 64055. Redeemed Sales Tax Consulting LLC, 1205 W. 36th Terrace, Independence 64055. Lloyd D. Sartain LLC, 1706 N. Jennings Road, Independence 64058. Elite Guttering LLC, 1712 N. Arapaho Court, Independence 64058. Gail Horman LLC, 229 S.E. Douglas St., Suite 210, Lee’s Summit 64063. Tai Chen Inc., 601 N.E. Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit 64063. Shawn Beelman LLC, 605 S.E. Morningside Drive, Lee’s Summit 64063. Archangel Firearms Training LLC, 705-B S.E. Melody Lane, No. 165, Lee’s Summit 64063.


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JUNE 28 - JULY 4, 2013 Community Consultants LLC, 705-B S.E. Melody Lane, Suite 342, Lee’s Summit 64063. Williams & Sons Investment Group LLC, 705-B S.E. Melody Lane, Suite 342, Lee’s Summit 64063. Replay Sports LLC, 713 S.E. Green St., Lee’s Summit 64063. Loveshack Services LLC, 16 S.E. Third St., Lee’s Summit 64063. All Pet Pro LLC, 37208 E. Pink Hill Road, Oak Grove 64075. Universal International Trading Inc., 1018 S.W. Ford Drive, Lee’s Summit 64081. Marvel Foods Inc., 200 N.E. Missouri Road, Suite 298, Lee’s Summit 64086. City Of Fountains Lounge LLC, 200 N.E. Missouri Road, Suite 298, Lee’s Summit 64086. E. Runde Inc., 200 N.E. Missouri Road, Suite 298, Lee’s Summit 64086. Spring Green Eco LLC, 200 N.E. Missouri Road, Suite 298, Lee’s Summit 64086. TD Empire Properties LLC, 226 Lakota Lane, Lee’s Summit 64086. Summit Turf Services LLC, 2501 N.E. Indian Pointe, Lee’s Summit 64086. Duke Property LLC, 1505 N.E. Wall St., Lee’s Summit 64086. Cork Creative LLC, 200 N.E. Missouri Road, Suite 298, Lee’s Summit 64086. GF Property XV LLC, 200 N.E. Missouri Road, Suite 298, Lee’s Summit 64086. KMSP LLC, 200 N.E. Missouri Road, Suite 298, Lee’s Summit 64086. Meuser’s Cedar Ridge Farms LLC, 158 N. Meramec, Suite 400, Clayton 64105. JDAL Equipment & Transportation LLC, 410 W. Eighth St., Suite 4, Kansas City 64105. Rowlett Apartments LLC, 1010 Walnut St., Suite 500, Kansas City 64106. MW Holdings Enterprises LLC, 4600 Madison, Kansas City 64106. Limitless Tattoo Co. LLC, 500 E. Third St., Apt. 411, Kansas City 64106. Limitless Tattoo Co. LLC dba Skin Quest Tattoos, 500 E. Third St., Apt. 411, Kansas City 64106. 4 Our Youth, 1703 Mary Lou Williams Lane, Kansas City 64106. High Creek Investments LLC, 2345 Grand Blvd., Suite 2400, Kansas City 64108. Paradise 1 LLC, 3053 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City 64108. Mojo Investments LLC, 2300 Main St., Suite 900, Kansas City 64108.

Bunny Brew LLC, 706 E. 30th St., Kansas City 64109. C.E.W. Productions Inc., 2806 Paseo Blvd., Kansas City 64109. Laura Dean’s LLC, 1503 E. 49th Terrace, Kansas City 64110. Bradley Mac LLC, 4320 Wornall Road, No. 728, Kansas City 64111. Brookside Financial Advisors LLC, 4420 Madison Ave., Kansas City 64111. Raintree Investors LLC, 4510 Belleview, Suite 300, Kansas City 64111. SSSERV LLC, 4550 Belleview, Kansas City 64111. UC2 LLC, 2300 Main, Suite 900, Kansas City 64111. B&R Global Investments LLC, 825 1/2 Westport Road, Kansas City 64111. Sitek Properties LLC, 3100 Broadway, Suite 318, Kansas City 64111. Bourgmont Brewing Co. LLC, 910 W. 33rd St., Kansas City 64111. Surreal Tattoo Studio LLC, 3683 Summit, Apt. 5, Kansas City 64111. Lamppost Investments LLC, 4110 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City 64111. Bronc Holdings LLC, 460 Nichols Road, Suite 300, Kansas City 64112. McCracken Real Estate LLC, 4729 Holly St., Kansas City 64112. The George K. Baum Family Foundation, 4801 Main St., Suite 500, Kansas City 64112. Civil Justice Law Firm LLC, 5008 Walnut St., Kansas City 64112. MOO LLC, 411 Nichols Road, Suite 235, Kansas City 64112. Broadway Uptown Arts Inc., 449 W. 62nd Terrace, Kansas City 64113. K&C Solutions LLC, 310 E. 66th St., Kansas City 64113. Shamerrific LLC, 310 E. 66th St., Kansas City 64113. Midwest Hyperbaric LLC, 11704 Summit, Kansas City 64114. U.S. Cash Flow Property LLC, 7425 Washington, Kansas City 64114. Izaula Guttering LLC, 336 N. Lawndale Ave., Kansas City 64123. Tire Works LLC, 2715 E. Truman Road, Kansas City 64127. Davey Gant LLC, 3108 E. 11th St., Kansas City 64127. Caleb Automotive Group Inc., 3526 Benton Blvd., Kansas City 64128. FPSKC LLC, 3635 Norton Ave., Kansas City 64128.

Beyond The Block, 6518 E. 55th Terrace, Kansas City 64129. Show-Time Properties LLC, 4724 E. 46th St., Kansas City 64130. LM Bass Contracting LLC, 3620 Monroe Ave., Kansas City 64130. Toby Tire Sales & Service Inc., 4232 E. 53rd Terrace, Kansas City 64130. Butler Holdings LLC, 1301 E. 66th Terrace, Kansas City 64131. Vonyea Beautique LLC, 6711 E. 101st St., Kansas City 64131. Brother’s Keeper Transitional Housing, 6315 College, Kansas City 64132. WOW New Media Publishing LLC, 4501 Blue Ridge Cut Off, Kansas City 64133. Sky Transportation LLC, 5612 Ditzler Ave., Raytown 64133. Free The Block LLC, 6643 Cedar Ave., Apt. A, Raytown 64133. Re’Creations LLC, 7226 Raytown Road, Apt. F, Raytown 64133. Brookside JJ LLC, 9201 E. Missouri Highway 350, Raytown 64133. New Visions KC LLC, 10700 Newton, Kansas City 64134. Rogers Sports Association LLC, 7508 E. 100th St., Kansas City 64134. HelpMyTec1 LLC, 10634 Bales Ave., Kansas City 64137. Raytown Community Alliance, 10801 E. 83rd St., Raytown 64138. It’s Not About Me Ministries LLC, 11200 E. 75th Terrace, Raytown 64138. Reedesign LLC, 11605 E. 75th St., Raytown 64138. Brothers Lawncare & More LLC, 8812 Tennessee Ave., Kansas City 64138. D&L Enterprise MO LLC, 11905 Summit, Kansas City 64145. Design1010 Inc., 12715 Garfield Ave., Kansas City 64146. CLAY COUNTY MK Cycle Service LLC, 118 Maple, Excelsior Springs 64024. Brocato’s Overhead Door LLC, 2001 W. Jesse James Road, Excelsior Springs 64024. Custom Concrete Solutions LLC, 2001 W. Jesse James Road, Excelsior Springs 64024. KD Ventures Inc., 132 Westwoods Drive, Liberty 64068.

KDV Mo. Properties Inc., 132 Westwoods Drive, Liberty 64068. Get Noticed Graphics LLC, 1616 Tudor, No. 100, Liberty 64068. Tate’s Custom Concepts LLC, 217 Hampton Drive, Smithville 64089. Matthys Landscaping & Lawn Care LLC, 506 N.E. 41st Terrace, Kansas City 64116. VanGuard Acquisition LLC, 104 Armour Road, North Kansas City 64116. Rouse Insurance Agency LLC, 1201 N.W. Briarcliff Parkway, Kansas City 64116. SR Investing LLC, 1500 N.E. Parvin Road, Kansas City 64116. Barry 3D LLC, 3630 Briarcliff Road, Kansas City 64116. Frequency Massage LLC, 5353 N. Woodland Ave., Kansas City 64118. Republican National Hispanic Assembly Of Missouri, 6931 N. Liberty St., Kansas City 64118. Fortner Family Rentals LLC, 7745 N. Garfield, Kansas City 64118. Aboom Tropical Market LLC, 7080 N. Oak Trafficway, Gladstone 64118. B&B Barber Shop LLP, 7513 N. Oak Trafficway, Gladstone 64118. Decked Out Christian LLC, 5316 N.E. Antioch Road, Kansas City 64119. KC Snow Werks LLC, 439 E. Whittier St., Kansas City 64119. Abbotts Above & Beyond Auto Repair LLC, 4824 N. Brighton, Kansas City 64119. Sandwac LLC, 4916 N. Manchester Ave., Kansas City 64119. Precious Paws Pet Trusts LLC, 8549 N. Church Road, Suite B, Kansas City 64157. Dave’s Pane Medicine LLC, 7212 N. Kentucky Ave., Kansas City 64158. PLATTE COUNTY Elagante Contractors LLC, 15910 N. Winan Road, Kansas City 64079. Red Hill Construction LLC, 15855 N.W. 130th St., Platte City 64079. Chris’ Pro-Tech LLC, 210 Redman St., Tracy 64079. Mesohiso LLC, 1800 N.W. 82nd Terrace, Kansas City 64151. KC North Properties LLC, 5304 N.W. 78th Terrace, Kansas City 64151. Cougar Enterprises Inc., 5800 N.W. Prairie View Road, Kansas City 64151.

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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS COMMERCIAL

The following includes transactions filed with the county recorder. Information is listed in the following order: seller’s name, buyer’s name and address, property address or description and price. KANSAS JOHNSON COUNTY Rogler Investments Inc. to Design Homes of Jo. Co. LLC, 17211 S. Legler Road, Olathe 66062, Lot 133 Forest Hills Estates, Book/Page 201306 002289. Catch Investments LLC to Dusselier & Marks Homes Inc., P.O. Box 589, Spring Hill 66083, Lot 43 Biltmore Farms, Book/Page 201306 002315. Catch Investments LLC to Dusselier & Marks Homes Inc., P.O. Box 589, Spring Hill 66083, Lot 13 Biltmore Farms, Book/Page 201306 002376. Chicago Investments LLC to Lambie Custom Homes Inc., 8712 W. 151st, Overland Park 66221, Lot 245 Reserve, Book/Page 201306 002541. John C. and Glenda R. Grafton/Scott C. Grafton et al. to Quivira Inc., 100 Crescent Blvd., Lake Quivira 66217, the W. half of Lot 40 and all of Lots 41/41 Quivira East Side District, Book/Page 201306 002599. Catch Investments LLC to Dusselier & Marks Homes Inc., P.O. Box 589, Spring Hill 66083, Lot 42 Biltmore Farms, Book/Page 201306 002666. Tri-Star Development Co. LLC to Charford Inc., 444 E. Santa Fe P.O. Box 1500, Olathe 66051, Lots 7-14/20/21/23-25/30/32-37/43-48 Madison Reserve, Book/Page 201306 002676. Chicago Investments LLC to Lambie Custom Homes Inc., 8712 W. 151st, Overland Park 66221, Lot 244 Reserve, Book/Page 201306 002681. Lance D. and Liz V. Williams to Mancuso Enterprises LLC, Lot 166 Cherry Hill Estates, Book/ Page 201306 002687. Tri-Star Development Co. LLC to Charford Inc., 444 E. Santa Fe P.O. Box 1500, Olathe 66051, Tract I/Lot 58 Arbor Creek Village/Tract II/Lot 65 Arbor Creek Village/Tract III/Lots 68-71 Arbor Creek Village, Book/Page 201306 002693. Prairie Point Homes LLC to James Engle Custom Homes LLC, P.O. Box 3300, Olathe 66063, Lot 175 Prairie Point, Book/Page 201306 002706. Tri-Star Development Co. LLC to Charford Inc., 444 E. Santa Fe P.O. Box 1500, Olathe 66051, metes and bounds, Book/Page 201306 002814. Red Olathe Holdings LLC to Cembab LLC, 1100 Woodchase Lane, Chesterfield 63017, metes and bounds, Book/Page 201306 002960. Terry W. Melton/Andrea L. Melton to Wittig Investments LLC, Lot 4/Block 4 Coventry Estates, Book/Page 201306 002987. Fairfield at Heritage Park LLC to K.C. Builders & Design Inc., Lot 98 Fairfield at Heritage Park, Book/Page 201306 003133. Prime Investment Properties LLC to Empire Holdings LLC, 11316 Elmonte, Leawood 66209, Lot 29/Block 39 Prairie Village, Book/Page 201306 003275. Coffee Creek Land Co. LLC fka Bridge Creek Land Co. LLC to ALH LLC, Lot 72 Coffee Creek Crossing, Book/Page 201306 003301. Richard H. Barbour and Carol S. Barbour/ Steven and Brenda Barbour to Village Investment Properties LLC, 11316 Elmonte, Leawood 66209, Lot 32/Block 6 Prairie Ridge, Book/ Page 201306 003329. Polo Fields OP LLC to CB Trust Investors LLC, 14819 W. 95th St., Lenexa 66215, Tract I/Lots 2/7/8/9/14/26/43/78 Polo Fields, Book/Page 201306 003356. RDK Properties LLC to Top Choice Contracting LLC, Lots 27/28 Eagle Pointe, Book/Page 201306 003427. Louise L. Crider aka L. Louise Crider to Quality and Value Homes LLC, 7940 Parallel Parkway, Suite 3, Kansas City 66112, part of Lot 374 Leawood, Book/Page 201306 003475. Coffee Creek Land Co. LLC fka Bridge Creek Land Co. LLC to Koehler Building Co. Inc., Lot 122 Coffee Creek Crossing, Book/Page 201306 003477. PD Stonegate LLC to AZ Custom Homes Inc., P.O. Box 27281, Overland Park 66226, Lot 3 Stonegate Villas, Book/Page 201306 003566. Prairie Point Homes LLC to Sallee Homes Inc., 2610 N.E. R.D. Mize Road, Grain Valley 64029, Lot 104 Prairie Point, Book/Page 201306 003592.

159 Partners LLC to Woodbridge Homes Inc., 7400 W. 130th St., Suite 120, Overland Park 66213, Lot 167 Wyngate, Book/Page 201306 003600. Canyon Creek Real Property Holdings LLC to Roeser Homes LLC, P.O. Box 24165, Overland Park 66283, Lot 55 Canyon Creek by the Park, Book/Page 201306 003611. Steve and Beth Holloway to RE1234 LLC, Unit 54/Building 5/Lot 1 The Crossings Condominium, Book/Page 201306 003666. E3 Properties LLC to MTJ LLC, 110 N. Emma, Olathe 66061, Lot 1 Porter, Book/Page 201306 003900. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 5000 Plano Parkway, Carrollton, TX 75010, all that part of Lot 26 Pepper Pointe, Book/Page 201306 003938. Land Co. LLC to Tabernacle Homes LLC, Lot 39 Watersedge, Book/Page 201306 003946. Steven and Jennifer Karoutzos to Lycurgus LLC, 15841 Walmer St., Overland Park 66223, all of Lot 60 Blue Valley Meadows, Book/Page 201306 004050. CB Other Holdings IV Inc. to Martens Family Enterprises Inc., 2111 E. Sante Fe, Suite 211, Olathe 66062, Lot 113 Heather Ridge, Book/Page 201306 004080. North Point Community Church Inc. to Fellowship of Excitement Church Inc., 8865 Bourgade Ave., Lenexa 66215, Lot 3 Loiret Office Park, Book/Page 201306 004091. Wanda Philippi to Jamison Inc., Lot 19/Block 6 Highcroft, Book/Page 201306 004148. Steve P. and Janice A. Nelson to Stone Financing LLC, 16260 N. 71st St., Scottsdale, AZ 85254, Lot 2/Block 4 Havencroft, Book/Page 201306 004178. Tri-Con Properties Inc. to First Federal Savings & Loan Bank, 700 E. Santa Fe St., Olathe 66061, Lot 16/Block 62 Havencroft, Book/Page 201306 004239. Polo Fields OP LLC to James Engle Custom Homes LLC, P.O. Box 3300, Olathe 66063, Lot 4 Polo Fields, Book/Page 201306 004390. CB Other Holdings IV Inc. to Martens Family Enterprises Inc., 2111 E. Sante Fe, Suite 211, Olathe 66062, Lot 95 Heather Ridge, Book/Page 201306 004393. Rogler Investments Inc. to Design Homes Inc., P.O. Box 4317, Olathe 66063, Lot 139 Forest Hills Estates, Book/Page 201306 004405. Glen Abbey LLC to R&S Builders Inc., P.O. Box 506, Stilwell 66085, Lot 15 Glen Abbey of Leawood, Book/Page 201306 004423. Rogler Investments Inc. to Design Homes Inc., P.O. Box 4317, Olathe 66063, Lot 147 Forest Hills Estates, Book/Page 201306 004428. Lenexa Land Holdings LLC to B.L. Rieke & Associates Inc., Lot 42 Cottonwood Canyon, Book/Page 201306 004899. 119/7 Roadside Partners LLC to Designmark Homes LLC, 8325 Monticello Road, Suite D, Shawnee, KS 66227, Lot 184 Meadows of Forest View, Book/Page 201306 005077. 119/7 Roadside Partners LLC to James Engle Custom Homes LLC, P.O. Box 3300, Olathe 66063, Lot 79 Hills of Forest View, Book/Page 201306 005143. DAC Ventures LLC to SeniorCare Real Estate LLC, 5200 W. 94th Terrace, No. 115, Prairie Village 66207, all of the E. 70 feet of Lot 11 and the W. 30 feet of Lot 12/Block 10 Brookridge Estates, Book/ Page 201306 005171. Leabrooke Ventures LLC to James Engle Custom Homes LLC, P.O. Box 3300, Olathe 66063, Lot 176 Leabrooke, Book/Page 201306 005185. Prairie Point Homes LLC to James Engle Custom Homes LLC, P.O. Box 3300, Olathe 66063, Lot 178 Prairie Point, Book/Page 201306 005190. 159 Partners LLC to Rodrock Homes of Johnson County LLC, 9550 Dice Lane, Lenexa 66215, Lot 164 Wyngate, Book/Page 201306 005198. WYANDOTTE COUNTY GMAC Mortgage LLC to Federal National Mortgage Association, P.O. Box 650043, Dallas, TX 75265, Lot 80 Maple Leaf, Book/Page 2013 R 08155. John William Vernon Jr./Jean Louise Vernon to CityScape Properties LLC, Lot 5/Block 19 Stony Point Heights, Book/Page 2013 R 08164. Clark Enterprises DKC LLC to CE Holdings LLC, 14970 Glen Eyrie, Olathe 66061, part of the N.W. quarter of the S.W. quarter of Sec. 27/Township 10 S./Range 25 E., Book/Page 2013 R 08177. Catherine A. Bridge to Sovereign Enterprises LLC, 842 Barnett Ave., Kansas City 66101, Lot 33 and the W. 1/2 of Lot 34/Block 149 Northrup, Book/ Page 2013 R 08193. Ronald E. and Irene McClain to BLTREJV3 Kansas City LLC, Lot 22 Lone Star Heights, Book/ Page 2013 R 08212. Green Mountain Finance Fund II LLC to ARF 5 LLC, P.O. Box 1127, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, Lot 17/Block 8 Coronado North, Book/Page 2013 R 08317.

kansas city business journal.com Prime Healthcare Services-Providence LLC to MPT of Wyandotte County LLC, 1000 Urban Center Drive, Suite 501, Birmingham, Ala. 35242, metes and bounds, Book/Page 2013 R 08473. Phyllis M. Towne to Tomahawk Labor Inc., Tract 5 Maywood Gardens except the S. 350 feet thereof, Book/Page 2013 R 08479. Gerald W. Nichols/Jeral G. Cooper to SKS Management Inc., the E. 37 1/2 feet of Lots 12/13/Block 5 Mount Panorama, Book/Page 2013 R 08484. Robert J. and Barbara L. Farrell to Orzeck Properties II LLC, 2217 N.E. 76th St., Gladstone 64118, metes and bounds, Book/Page 2013 R 08495. Robert J. and Barbara L. Farrell to Orzeck Properties I LLC, 2217 N.E. 76th St., Gladstone 64118, Lot 7 Washington Court, Book/Page 2013 R 08496. MISSOURI JACKSON COUNTY B&C Capital Management LLC/Taj Mahal Investments LLC to Coral Properties LLC, 4218 Roanoke, No. 301, Kansas City 64111, N. 33 1/3 feet Lot 5 Block D Ridgeland, Book/Page 2013 E 0054809. B&C Capital Management LLC/Taj Mahal Investments LLC to Coral Properties LLC, 4218 Roanoke, No. 301, Kansas City 64111, S. 16 2/3 feet Lot 22 and N. 16 2/3 feet Lot 21 Ridgeland, Book/ Page 2013 E 0054810. A&M Associates GP to Cashen Brothers LLC, 701 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66103, Lots 728/729 except part of said lots in alley Block 52 McGee’s Addition, Book/Page 2013 E 0054830. Wyandotte Properties LLC to Westwood Partners LLC, 8301 Fish Road, Kansas City 64139, Lot 4 and S. 70 feet of E. 20 feet of Lot 5 the N. 38.86 feet of E. 29.42 feet of Lot 5 Wornall Park W. 31 feet of Lot 7 and All Lots 8/9 Wornall Park/S. 70 feet of W. 15 feet of Lot 5 and N. 38.86 feet of W. 5.58 feet of Lot 5 all Lot 6, Book/Page 2013 E 0054901. Wells Fargo Bank NA Trustee to JAG Enterprise LLC, 1112 S. Outer Belt Road, Oak Grove 64075, Lot 70 Bundschu Place, Book/Page 2013 E 0054971. Michael D. Jennings to Platinum Select Investments LLC, 520 W. 103rd St., Suite 228, Kansas City 64114, W. 50.74 feet Lot 38 Parkina Place, Book/Page 2013 E 0054984. Arthur W. Brown to Holman Investments LLC, 8600 E. 81st Terrace, Raytown 64138, S. 120 feet Lot 40 Hendrix Earl A. Survey, Book/Page 2013 E 0054995. B.L. Day Properties Inc. to KWH Properties LLP, 2252 O’Dell Road, Blaine, WA 98230, Lot 361 Belvidere Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0054998. Jane Schmidt to RealtyAQ LLC, 9000 Lee’s Summit Road, Kansas City 64139, Lots 1-3 Block 14 Moore’s Southland, Book/Page 2013 E 0055040. Jane Schmidt to RealtyAQ LLC, 9000 Lee’s Summit Road, Kansas City 64139, Lot 1 Collings Homestead, Book/Page 2013 E 0055042. Jane Schmidt to RealtyAQ LLC, 9000 Lee’s Summit Road, Kansas City 64139, Lot 17 Oldham View, Book/Page 2013 E 0055043. HSBC Bank USA NA Trustee to Dalaqs LLC, P.O. Box 26044, Overland Park, KS 66225, Lot 88 Avalon View, Book/Page 2013 E 0055054. D&H Business Enterprises LLC to IN-US1 LLC, 11508 Troost, Kansas City 64131, all that part N.E. quarter of Sec. 2 Township 47 Range 33 in Kansas City, Book/Page 2013 E 0055071. Federal National Mortgage Association aka Fannie Mae to DWELLIUM LLC, Lot 33 Hunter Place, Book/Page 2013 E 0055097. Kiwi Homes LLC to Queens Road LLC, P.O. Box 3338, Independence 64055, Lot 111 Highridge, Book/Page 2013 E 0055125. Rainbow Development LLC to Country Meadows Custom Homes LLC, 5419 S. Jennings Court, Independence 64055, Unit 210 Villas at Country Meadows, Book/Page 2013 E 0055126. Terri Lynn Waters fka Terri Lynn Miller aka Terri Miller and John M. Waters to Collins Squared Investments LLC, 7218 Jarboe, Kansas City 64114, Lot 288 S. 8 feet of Lot 289 Red Bridge, Book/Page 2013 E 0055353. B&C Capital Management LLC/Taj Mahal Investments LLC to Coral Properties LLC, 4218 Roanoke, No. 301, Kansas City 64111, S. 37 1/2 feet Lot 18 Block G Ridgeland, Book/Page 2013 E 0055359. Blue Valley Investment Corp. to Griffin Riley Investments LLC, 120 S.E. 30th St., Lee’s Summit 64082, Lot 7 Chapman Farms, Book/Page 2013 E 0055367. CenterPoint Kansas City One LLC to Kansas City Southern Railway Co. Corp., 427 W. 12th St., Kansas City 64105, W. half of Sec. 34 Township 47 North Ranch 33 West, Book/Page 2013 E 0055378.

ADGT Properties LLC to Goshen Homes Inc., 11212 College Ave., Kansas City 64137, Lot 1 Block 6 Sunny Slope, Book/Page 2013 E 0055382. Gale Communities Inc. to Winterset 6 LLC, 2602 N. Stadium Blvd., Columbia 65202, all that part S.W. quarter of Sec. 3 Township 47 N. Range 32 W., Book/Page 2013 E 0055409. Solace Properties II LLC to Koamaka Marketing LLC, 10220 N. Park Ave., Kansas City 64155, Lot 518 Ruskin Hills, Book/Page 2013 E 0055533. Nu Orleans II LLC to Ursa Enterprises LLC, 4153 Harrison St., Kansas City 64110, Lots 51/52 Springfield Highlands, Book/Page 2013 E 0055625. Fannie Mae aka Federal National Mortgage Association to Sixth Century LLC, 1200 S. Outer Road, Blue Springs 64015, Lot 14 Old Mill Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0055674. Luxxe LLC to Go Pro Investments LLC, 4741 Central Ave., No. 2300, Kansas City 64112, Lot 7 Eleanor N. Little Subd./Lot 63 except W. 20 feet Blue Hills/Lot 174 Marlborough Hill/Lot 10 Baker Meadows, Book/Page 2013 E 0055798. BWG Investments LLC to NIQ Investments LLC, 1308 E. 81st Terrace, Kansas City 64131, all of the E. 60 feet of W. 86.5 feet Lot 47 Marlborough Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0055799. SOL Investments LLC to Go Pro Investments LLC, 4741 Central Ave., No. 2300, Kansas City 64112, W. 50 feet of E. 99 feet of S. 130 feet of Lot 14 Marlborough Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0055800. NIQ Investments LLC to Go Pro Investments LLC, 4741 Central Ave., No. 2300, Kansas City 64112, all E. 60 feet of W. 86.5 feet Lot 47 Marlborough Heights/Lots 14/15 Swope’s Orchard Grove/S. 75 feet of N. 242 feet Lot 91 except part thereof now in Virginia Ave. Marlborough Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0055801. Glowbalize Real Estate Management LLC aka Globalize Real Estate Management LLC to Go Pro Investments LLC, 4741 Central Ave., No. 2300, Kansas City 64112, Lot 48 Kellerstrass Heights/Lot 102 Skyline Heights/Lot 36 Marlborough Highlands, Book/Page 2013 E 0055802. Go Pro Investments LLC to PensburyKC Inc., 4741 Central Ave., Suite 353, Kansas City 64112, Lot 48 Kellerstrass Heights/E. 48 feet of W. 52 feet Lot 230/E. 40 feet of Lot 229/All E. 60 feet of W. 86.5 feet Lot 47/W. 50 feet of E. 99 feet of S. 130 feet of Lot 14 Marlborough Heights Lot 209 Suburban Acres/Lot 7 Eleanor N. Little Subd., Book/Page 2013 E 0055803. Coral Properties LLC to Real Estate Store USA Partners LLC, 138 E. 12300 S., Suite C-189, Draper, UT 84020, E. 32.55 feet of W. 65.11 feet of Lots 25-27 Neva Place, Book/Page 2013 E 0055839. Bank of America NA to JWJW Investments LLC, 1310 S. Tryon St., Suite 104, Charlotte, NC 28203, all that part of Lots 4-6 Fair Acres and all that part of Lots 6-8 Snively’s Resurvey, Book/Page 2013 E 0055853. Norman D. Wilson to RealtyAQ LLC, 9000 Lee’s Summit Road, Kansas City 64139, N. 33 feet Lot 56 Genessee Ridge, Book/Page 2013 E 0055870. Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers of New York Inc. to TJX2 LLC, 5620 Woodson Road, Mission, KS 66202, Lot 5 Shrout Farm, Book/Page 2013 E 0055872. Creamery Development LLC to 2100 Central LLC, 2100 Central, Kansas City 64108, Lots 1/2 Block 24 Goodrich, Book/Page 2013 E 0055905. MRS Industries LLC to Squeez Box LLC, 522 Locust Lane, No. 202, Kansas City 74106, Lot 861 Block 62/N. 24.75 feet of E. 118 feet of Lot 862 Block 62 McGee, Book/Page 2013 E 0055975. JRBS Properties LLC to Papa’s Future LC, 134 N. 1200 E., Lindon, UT 84042, Lot 15 Forbis Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0055992. Sall’s Inc. to M&Z Inc., 5220 Blue Ridge Cut Off, Raytown 64129, Lot 67 Hickory Hills, Book/Page 2013 E 0056014. Fannie Mae aka National Mortgage Association to Summit Real Estate Holdings LLC, 5417 Riggs St., Mission, KS 66202, S. 70 feet Lots 1-4 Zaun Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0056019. Sunnyside Green Apartments Inc. to Sunnyside Garden Apartments-Blue Springs LLC, 806 N.E. Sunnyside School Road, Blue Springs 64014, Lots 1-3 Sunnyside Gardens Condominium, Book/Page 2013 E 0056034. IAS Partners Ltd. to Cinema East LLC, 4240 Blue Ridge Blvd., Suite 900, Kansas City 64133, part of W. 1/2 of S.E. 1/4 of S.W. 1/4 of Sec. 22 49 32 in Independence, Book/Page 2013 E 0056039. Hodges Properties LP to Sunnyside Garden Apartments-Blue Springs LLC, 806 N.E. Sunnyside School Road, Blue Springs 64014, Lots 3-14 Sunnyside Gardens, Book/Page 2013 E 0056043. Bo Kim LLC to Truman Medical Center Inc., 2301 Holmes, Kansas City 64108, Lot 439 except E. 35 feet of N. 25 feet and except S. 1/2 of said Lot/ Lot 440 except E. 35 feet Fairmount, Book/Page 2013 E 0056056. Justin L.E. Quinn and Maria T. Quinn to KC Metro Homes LLC, 524 Walnut St., Suite 210,


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JUNE 28 - JULY 4, 2013 Kansas City 64106, Lot 47 Kentucky Hills, Book/ Page 2013 E 0056059. CS Property Investments LLC to Bullet Proof Properties LLC, 100 S.E. 30th St., Lee’s Summit 64082, Lot 5A Shamrock Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0056068. Roxanna Franklin to Sunnyside Real Estate LLC, 1235 Cheatham Road, Bates City 64011, Lot 43 Southwood Manor, Book/Page 2013 E 0056096. Great Southern Bank Trust Co. to AD70 LLC, 4520 Madison Ave., Suite 300, Kansas City 64111, Lots 6/7/9 Coronado Place, Book/Page 2013 E 0056203. Ono Organization LLC to Zendco LLC, 5350 W. Bell Road, Suite C-122, No. 198, Glendale, AZ 85308, part Lot 3 Old Troost Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0056244. Sierra Group LLC to Sunset Housing LLC, 1401 S. Osage St., Independence 64075, Lot 39 Twin Trails, Book/Page 2013 E 0056288. Federal National Mortgage Association aka Fannie Mae to IJC KC One LLC, 2885 Sandford Ave. S.W., No. 24602, Grandville, MI 49418, Lot 35 Melody Acres, Book/Page 2013 E 0056383. Lake Ridge LLC to Summit Custom Homes LLC, 120 S.W. 30th St., Lee’s Summit 64082, Lot 71 Mill Creek of Summit Mill, Book/Page 2013 E 0056384. ACH Development LLC to H&R Construction LLC, 5403 S.W. U.S. Highway 40, Blue Springs 64015, Lot 2 Park Ridge, Book/Page 2013 E 0056390. Lucky Dog Holdings LLC to Brogdon Machine Inc., 304 N.W. 12th St., Blue Spring 64015, N.W. quarter Sec. 36 49 31 W. and being part Lot 1 Barett Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0056567. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church to Providence Partnership LLC, P.O. Box 7070, Kansas City 64113, S. 33 1/3 feet Lot 41 Arcade Place, Book/ Page 2013 E 0056588. Secretary of Veteran Affairs to Marquis Properties LLC, 1136 N. 650 E., Orem, UT 84097, Lot 39 Country Meadows, Book/Page 2013 E 0056810. ACH Development LLC to Park Homes LLC, 644 N.E. Lake Pointe Drive, Lee’s Summit 64064, Lot 107 Park Ridge, Book/Page 2013 E 0056840. Rockwell Estates 46 Lots LLC to Burke Homes Inc., P.O. Box 6814, Lee’s Summit 64064, Lots 111/117 Rockwell Estates, Book/Page 2013 E 0056847. Prime Properties Enterprises LLC to Austin Jiffy LLC, 999 Fifth Ave., Suite 320, San Rafael, CA 94901, Lot 1 Fairview Hollow, Book/Page 2013 E 0056853. Gregory Krahenbuhl/Charlie Franklin/Donna Franklin to KC Capital LLC, 1525 N. Pleasant, Independence 64050, Lot 32 Ott & Moore’s Addition, Book/Page 2013 E 0056869. Casey Baker to TD&J Construction LLC, 97 C St., Lake Latowana 64086, Lot 145 Golfview, Book/ Page 2013 E 0056955. Capitol Federal Savings Bank to EH Pooled Investments LP, 1905 Kramer Lane, Suite 8700, Austin, TX 78758, Lot 4 Block 3 McKinney Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0057014. Bank of America NA to Truman Road Corridor Association, 6632 Truman Road, Kansas City 64126, Unit 1730 Linden Woods Condominiums, Book/Page 2013 E 0057050. American Real Estate Investments LLC to ABU US Property LLC, 74 Ransom Smyth Drive, Goodwood Heights Auckland 2105 New Zealand, N. 40 feet of S. 104.29 feet of W. 1/2 of Lot 6 Lord Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0057056. American Real Estate Investments LLC to Andrew US Prop 2 LLC, 18 Derby St. Canley Heights NSW 2166 Australia, Lot 115 Evanston Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0057085. Karen A. Ratigan to Jayhaus Investments LLC, P.O. Box 276, Grain Valley 74029, N. 80 feet of all that part of N. 10 acres of S. 120 acres of N.W. 1/4 of N.W. 1/4 of Sec. 35 49 30, Book/Page 2013 E 0057151. National Rural Health Association Corp. to Wardfar Properties LLC, 10420 Grand Ave., Kansas City 74114, Lots 10/11 Block 1 Oak-Meyer Gardens, Book/Page 2013 E 0057186. Bed Investments LLC to Wildez Property Group LLC, 3739 Bales Ave., Kansas City 64128, S. 6 feet of Lot 2 and the N. 24.87 feet of Lot 3 Block 7 Oakland Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0057191. Bed Investments LLC to Evers US Investment LLC, 32-34 Railway Ave. Wowan QLD 4702 Australia, W. 45 feet Lot 32 and W. 45 feet N. 30 feet Lot 31 Elm Ridge Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0057200. Layton Place LLC to Go Pro Investments LLC, 4741 Central Ave., No. 2300, Kansas City 64112, E. 6.8 feet Lot 53 and W. 28 feet Lot 52 South View/ All of E. 6.8 feet of Lot 54 and all of Lot 55 and W. 31.33 feet Lot 56 South View, Book/Page 2013 E 0057209. Sean D. Cowburn and Danna L. Rosenthal to H.F. Fenwick LLC, 3201 Campbell Court, Kansas City 64109, S.W. 1/4 Sec. 17 49 33 in Kansas City, Book/Page 2013 E 0057210.

American Real Estate Investments LLC to Karvin LLC, 35 Howitt Ave. Corio VIC 3214 Australia, Lots 48/49 Swope’s Orchard Grove, Book/ Page 2013 E 0057215. American Real Estate Investments LLC to Skyfall LLC, 3516 E. 61st St., Kansas City 64130, E. 50 feet of W. 1/2 of Lot 21 Swope Park Highlands, Book/Page 2013 E 0057219. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Tarpon Capital LLC, 5023 W. 120th Ave., No. 102, Broomfield, Colo. 80020, S. 117.60 feet of N. 601.60 feet of W. 1/2 of Lot 91 N.E. Independence, Book/Page 2013 E 0057243. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to KWH Properties LLP, 2252 Odell St., Blaine, Wash. 98230, Lot 34 Park Hills, Book/Page 2013 E 0057329. Patrick B. and Kristen D. Murphy fka Kristen D. Couch to Lucky 52 LLC, 602 S.W. Muir, Lee’s Summit 64081, Lot 256 Hinsdale, Book/Page 2013 E 0057355. HSBC Bank USA NA Trustee to SJ&J Properties LLC, 12806 E. 39th Terrace S., Independence 64055, Lot 45 Eastgate, Book/Page 2013 E 0057390. Siena Development Group LLC to SAB Construction LLC, P.O. Box 942, Lee’s Summit 64063, Lot 246 Siena at Longview, Book/Page 2013 E 0057451. Taj Mahal Investments LLC to Diamond Rentals LLC, 1220 Branding Iron Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80915, Lot 4 Block 6 Troost Plateau, Book/Page 2013 E 0057465. Nancy Chambers to Wyandotte Apartments LLC, 3838 Harrison St., Kansas City 64109, Lots 15/16 Woods Waller and Holtz’s First Addition, Book/Page 2013 E 0057577. Gale Communities Inc. to Bellah Homes LLC, P.O. Box 346, Lee’s Summit 64063, Lot 215 Arborwalk, Book/Page 2013 E 0057601. Bank of New York Mellon fka Bank of New York As Trustee to IJC KC One LLC, 2885 Sandford Ave. S.W., No. 24602, Grandville, MI 49418, Lot 64 Village Woods, Book/Page 2013 E 0057610. Charford Inc. to Carter Property Group LLC, 5014 W. 142nd Terrace, Overland Park, KS 66224, S. 24.75 feet of Lot 806 Block 57/Lots 807-809 Block 57/S. half of Lot 814 and all Lots 815/816 Block 58/ Lots 810-812 Block 57 McGee’s, Book/Page 2013 E 0057616. Highland Meadows Developers LLC to Summit Custom Homes LLC, 120 S.W. 30th St., Lee’s Summit 64082, Lot 70 Highland Meadows, Book/Page 2013 E 0057720. Highland Meadows Developers LLC to Summit Custom Homes LLC, 120 S.W. 30th St., Lee’s Summit 64082, Lot 69 Highland Meadows, Book/Page 2013 E 0057724. Highland Meadows Developers LLC to Summit Custom Homes LLC, 120 S.W. 30th St., Lee’s Summit 64082, Lot 68 Highland Meadows, Book/Page 2013 E 0057726. George L. and Valincia Lester to RealtyAQ LLC, 9000 Lee’s Summit Road, Kansas City 64139, Lot 119 Brookwood, Book/Page 2013 E 0057899. Blue Ridge Bank & Trust Co. to Current Properties Investments LLC, 1831 S.W. Market St., Lee’s Summit 64082, Lot 5/6/11 Cardinal Ridge, Book/Page 2013 E 0057978. VGF Properties LLC to R1 TBG LLC, 2307 Spruce Ave., Kansas City 64127, all of S. 22 feet of Lot 2 and N. 8 feet of Lot 3 Clover Hill, Book/Page 2013 E 0057991. Jameszetta Hill aka Jameszetta M. Hill to Fitrite Construction Inc., 2900 E. 18th St., Kansas City 64127, E. 5.6 feet of Lot 44 and all Lot 45 Stewart/E. 16 feet of Lot 46 and W. 17 feet of Lot 47 Stewart/W. 34 feet Lot 46 Stewart, Book/Page 2013 E 0058083. Norman and Antonio Martinez to A&H Properties LLC, 430 Colorado, Kansas City 64124, all S. 25 feet of Lot 8 and N. 5 feet Lot 9 Block 2 La Veta Place, Book/Page 2013 E 0058138. Lynn E. and Carol A. Martin/Joe and Gloria J. Moreland to TVT Enterprises LLC, 25345 Harmony Road, Paola, KS 66061, Lots 10/11 Block 1 Lansdowne, Book/Page 2013 E 0058146. ACH Development LLC to Wood Brothers Construction Inc., P.O. Box 553, Lee’s Summit 6486, Lot 171 Park Ridge, Book/Page 2013 E 0058174. Allen D. Hill to Fantasy Homes LLC, 3709 Cypress, Kansas City 64128, N. 63.5 feet of S. 127.0 feet of W. 1/2 of Lot 1 Commissioner’s Plat of Subd. of Lot 8 of Thomas B. Thomas Estate, Book/Page 2013 E 0058180. Pech Limousine & Delivery Inc. dba Pech Limousine Inc. to Metrice Realty LLC, P.O. Box 32788, Kansas City 64111, Lot 3 Block 2 Tullis Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0058289. F&C Bank Corp. to Premier Fence KC LLC, 13400 S. Outer Belt Road, Lone Jack 64040, Lot 1 Alexsandra Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0058291. Brooks Properties Diversified Holdings Inc. to Team Property Investments I LLC, 24054 Calvert St., Woodland Hills, CA 91367, Lot 22/23 Timmon’s Place/Lot 56 Schell’s Brooklyn Heights Annex/Lot 210 Swope Ridge/Lot 141 Skyline Heights Lot 185

Blue Hills/Lot 78 Mayburn/Lot 10 Battle Heights/7 Additional Prop., Book/Page 2013 E 0058301. MacDermott Development LLC to Kevin Higdon Construction LLC, 3825 S.W. Granite Lane, Lee’s Summit 64081, Lot 4 Prairie Valley, Book/Page 2013 E 0058323. CLAY COUNTY MVSC One LLC to Meadowbrook Village Shopping Center LLC, 9201 Bond, Overland Park, KS 66214, a tract of land located in Lot 13/Block 1 Meadowbrook Estates, Book/Page 7109/117. Trophy Homes Inc. to Hearthside Homes of Kansas City Inc., 6601 Royal St. Building A, Pleasant Valley 64068, Lot 98 Brentwood Hills, Book/Page 7109/139. Trophy Homes Inc. to Hearthside Homes of Kansas City Inc., 6601 Royal St. Building A, Pleasant Valley 64068, Lot 106 Brentwood Hills, Book/Page 7109/141. Trophy Homes Inc. to Hearthside Homes of Kansas City Inc., 6601 Royal St. Building A, Pleasant Valley 64068, all of Lot 73 Trails of Brentwood, Book/Page 7109/143. HSBC Bank USA NA to BLTREJV3 Kansas City LLC, P.O. Box 7906, Kansas City, Lot 76 Beacon Hill, Book/Page 7109/53. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Crystal River Ventures LLC, 14015 N.W. 61st Court, Parkville 64152, Lot 1 Hidden Lakes, Book/Page 7110/118. Hunt Midwest Residential LLC to Robertson Construction LLC, P.O. Box 876, Liberty 64069, Lot 26 Staley Hills, Book/Page 7110/25. Hunt Midwest Residential LLC to Robertson Construction LLC, P.O. Box 876, Liberty 64069, Lot 19 Staley Hills, Book/Page 7110/26. Marianna M. and Anthony Distasio/Brian A. and Dawn E. Roberts et al. to R&S Homebuilders Inc., 106 James St., Smithville 64089, Lot 6/Block 10 Sherwood Estates, Book/Page 7110/3. BT Residential LLC to New Mark Homes LLC, P.O. Box 12025, Parkville 64152, Lot 36 Fountain Hills, Book/Page 7110/35. LTD Enterprises LLC to Triangle East LLC, 244 W. Mill St., Suite 101, Liberty 64068, metes and bounds, Book/Page 7111/10. Triangle East LLC to LTD Enterprises LLC, 2 S. Main, Suite 100, Liberty 64068, metes and bounds, Book/Page 7111/11. Couchman Construction Inc. to Lynne Scott Construction LLC, P.O. Box 498, Kearney 64060, Lot 120 Shadowbrook, Book/Page 7111/133. Arklyn Homes Inc. to Bristol Park Investors LLC, P.O. Box 3359, Shawnee, KS 66203, Lot 91 Bristol North, Book/Page 7111/135. Clayco Development Corp. to C&G Storage LLC, 10064 N.E. 272nd St., Lathrop 64465, all of Lot 2B Locust Grove, Book/Page 7111/36. MCK Partnership LLC to LBS Construction LLC, 1611 Ashton Circle, Liberty 64068, Lot 59 Montclair, Book/Page 7111/65. BPI Midwest LLC to Amber Lakes Homes LLC, 8901 N. Brighton Ave., Kansas City 64156, Lot 457 Amber Lakes, Book/Page 7111/79. E. Scott Vulgamott/Kimberly K. Vulgamott to Attic Storage of Liberty LLC, P.O. Box 3807, Olathe, KS 66063, Tract 3/part of Lots 28-30 North Haven Esstates, Book/Page 7112/6. Charles K. Carnie Jr./Ellen Carnie/Robert E. Carnie et al. to Black Top Farms LLC, P.O. Box 660, Smithville 64089, the N. 1/2 of Lot 43 Brookwood Extension, Book/Page 7113/95. Mullins I Inc. to WB Eleven LLC, 9601 N. Platte Purchase, Kansas City 64155, Lot 1 Mullins Plaza, Book/Page 7114/123. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 8250 Jones Branch Drive, Suite MS-A61, McLean, Va. 22102, Lot 31 Willow Woods Estates, Book/Page 7114/137. CitiMortgage Inc. to BLTREJV3 Kansas City LLC, P.O. Box 7906, Kansas City, Lots 22/23/Block 4 Maple Park and the S. 1/2 of the vacated East-West alley, Book/Page 7114/55. Hunt Midwest Residential LLC to Robertson Construction LLC, P.O. Box 876, Liberty 64069, Lot 227 Benson Place, Book/Page 7114/66. J.A. Peterson Enterprises Inc. to Concrete Design of KC Inc., 6837 N. Myrtle Court, Gladstone 64119, Lot 34 The Preserve at Carriage Hill Estates, Book/Page 7115/104. Heritage Asset Management III Inc. to W2005/ Fargo Hotels/Pool B/Realty LP, 6011 Connection Drive, Irving, TX 75039, part of Lot 5 Great Midwest Commerce Center District I, Book/Page 7116/28. Hunt Midwest Residential LLC to Summit Custom Homes LLC, 40 S.E. 30th St., Lee’s Summit 64082, all of Lot 149 Woodneath Farms The Highlands, Book/Page 7116/49. Hunt Midwest Residential LLC to Summit Custom Homes LLC, 40 S.E. 30th St., Lee’s Summit 64082, Lot 167 Woodneath Farms The Highlands, Book/Page 7116/53. Hunt Midwest Residential LLC to Summit Custom Homes LLC, 40 S.E. 30th St., Lee’s Summit

64082, Lot 231 Woodneath Farms The Highlands, Book/Page 7116/56. Northern Lights LLC to 3C Investments LLC, P.O. Box 11330, Kearney 64060, all of Lots 9-13 and part of Lot 14 Lakeview Acres, Book/Page 7116/78. Bank of America NA to Nichols Management LLC, 1245 Westhorn Circle, Liberty 64068, all of Lot 3/Block 4 Liberty Heights, Book/Page 7117/140. Windfield LLC to 152 Development LLC, P.O. Box 9203, Riverside 64168, an undivided 25% interest of Lot 2A Sherrydale Plaza, Book/Page 7117/158. SACD LLC to 152 Development LLC, P.O. Box 9203, Riverside 64168, an undivided 25% ownership interest of Lot 2A Sherrydale Plaza, Book/Page 7117/159. William Hale Properties I LLC to BMK Enterprises Inc., 500 Cates Drive, Lawson, part of the N.E. quarter of Sec. 1/Township 53 N./Range 30 W., Book/Page 7117/76. Thomas D. and Shirley A. Krier to Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development Inc., 8300 N.E. Underground Drive, Suite 100, Kansas City 64161, all that part of the N. half of the N.E. quarter of Sec. 11/Township 50/Range 32, Book/ Page 7118/109. Trophy Homes Inc. to Hearthside Homes of Kansas City Inc., 6601 Royal St. Building A, Pleasant Valley 64068, Lot 91 Brentwood Hills, Book/Page 7118/122. Trophy Homes Inc. to Hearthside Homes of Kansas City Inc., 6601 Royal St. Building A, Pleasant Valley 64068, Lot 62 Trails of Brentwood, Book/Page 7118/124. Sandra K. McAuley to CALL Investments LLC, 4216 N. Hickory Lane, Kansas City 64116, Lot 15/ Block 15 North Park Gardens, Book/Page 7118/168. William C. Mikkelsen to Mid-American Homes LLC, 116 The Woodlands, Gladstone 64119, all of Lot 306 Hamilton Heights, Book/Page 7118/84. John Greenlee to Distinctive Homes by J&K Properties Inc., 1801 N.W. Platte Road, Suite 226, Riverside 64150, Lot 15 The Preserve, Book/Page 7119/10. Carl J. Carrel to North American Reserves LLC, 9488 Union Square, Sandy, UT 84070, Lots 1/2/Block 3 Bates, Book/Page 7119/96. Steven Kent Maidmment to K.B.L. Management LLC, 305 E. 22nd Terrace, Kearney 64060, all of Lot 65 Mission Ridge, Book/Page 7120/133. PLATTE COUNTY Hawksbury Development LLC to Integrity Home Builders LLC, 8015 Windsor Drive, Kansas City 64167, Lot 114 Hawksbury, Book/Page 1212/275. Hawksbury Development LLC to Integrity Home Builders LLC, 8015 Windsor Drive, Kansas City 64167, Lot 58 Hawksbury, Book/Page 1212/277. Julian Modrcin Development Co. LLC to New Mark Homes LLC, 15521 W. 110th Terrace, Lenexa, KS 66219, Lot 83 Tiffany Greens, Book/ Page 1212/314. Blue Valley Investment Corp. to Arklyn Homes Inc., P.O. Box 29188, Parkville 64152, Lots 14-16/25 National, Book/Page 1212/434. Hook Capital Ventures LLC to Casa Bella Construction Inc., 6190 Southlake Drive, Parkville 64152, Lot 732 Riss Lake, Book/Page 1212/464. Elmcreek Development Inc. to Integrity Home Builders LLC, 8015 Windsor Drive, Kansas City 64167, Lot 70 Montebella, Book/Page 1212/571. Central Platte Holding LLC to DHBC LLC, 12520 S. 71 Highway, Grandview 64030, Lot 203 Seven Bridges, Book/Page 1212/577. Brody Properties LLC to ADCIP II LLC, 487 James Jackson Ave., Carey, N.C. 27518, Lot 8/Block 4 Valley View Estates, Book/Page 1212/618. Lorie B. Heavner to El Nur Investments LLC/ Premier Homes & Investments, 2111 W. 116th St., Leawood, KS 66211, Lots E-8/E-9/Block E/Lake Waukomis, Book/Page 1212/652. El Nur Investments LLC/Premier Homes & Investments to Fountain Management Group LLC, P.O. Box 751, Liberty 64068, Lots E-8/E-9/Block E Lake Waukomis, Book/Page 1212/705. Hunt Midwest Residential LLC to Ernst Brothers Home Construction Inc., 10822 N. Hull Ave., Kansas City 64154, Lot 92 Running Horse, Book/Page 1212/739. RCG-KC Hotel LLC to Katman LLC, 200 Racquet Club Drive, Asheville, NC 28803, Lot 3 Gateway Plaza, Book/Page 1212/756. Highland Oaks Development Inc. to Arklyn Homes Inc., 14105 N.W. 63rd St., Parkville 64152, Lot 3 Highland Meadows, Book/Page 1212/762. Highland Oaks Development Inc. to Arklyn Homes Inc., 14105 N.W. 63rd St., Parkville 64152, Lot 51 Highland Meadows, Book/Page 1212/764. Highland Oaks Development Inc. to Arklyn Homes Inc., 14105 N.W. 63rd St., Parkville 64152, Lot 52 Highland Meadows, Book/Page 1212/766. Highland Oaks Development Inc. to Arklyn Homes Inc., 14105 N.W. 63rd St., Parkville 64152, Lot 5 Highland Meadows, Book/Page 1212/768.


28 | Business Leads  Highland Oaks Development Inc. to Arklyn Homes Inc., 14105 N.W. 63rd St., Parkville 64152, Lot 30 Highland Meadows, Book/Page 1212/770. Highland Oaks Development Inc. to Arklyn Homes Inc., 14105 N.W. 63rd St., Parkville 64152, Lot 22 Highland Meadows, Book/Page 1212/772. Forest Park Development Co. of Kansas City LLC to Jay Jackson Builders Inc., 6110 N.W. Hickory, Parkville 64152, Lot 576 Thousand Oaks, Book/Page 1212/775. North American Savings Bank FSB to NPI Congress Building I LLC, 6300 N. Revere, No. 225, Kansas City 64151, Lot 3/Block 8 Airworld Center, Book/Page 1212/783. Platte County Acquisition LLC to Gary Kerns Home Builders LLC, 3715 Beck Road Building C, St. Joseph 64506, Lot 36 Copper Ridge, Book/Page 1212/808. Platte County Acquisition LLC to Gary Kerns Homebuilders LLC, 3715 Beck Road Building C, St. Joseph 64506, Lot 45 Copper Ridge, Book/Page 1212/811. Blue Ridge Bank & Trust Co. to RS Mechanical Inc., 4439 N.W. Gateway Ave., Riverside 64150, part of Sec. 4/Township 50/Range 33, Book/Page 1212/860. Matthew L. Pennington/Antoinette Louise Pennington fka Antoinette Louise Marquez to Maap Investments LLC, 18810 W. 99th St., Lenexa, KS 66220, Lot 1 Genesis Trails, Book/Page 1212/862. Nationstar Mortgage LLC to Current Properties Investments LLC, 1831 S.W. Market St., Lee’s Summit 64082, Lot 19/Block 2 Line Creek Meadows, Book/Page 1212/866. Julian Modrcin Development Co. Inc. to Distinctive Homes by J&K Properties Inc., 6006 N.W. 107th St., Kansas City 64154, Lot 146 Tiffany Greens, Book/Page 1212/868. North River Holdings LLC to JDB Investments Inc., Lot 4 Montebella, Book/Page 1212/873. North River Holdings LLC to Red Thread Ventures LLC, 4526 Verona Drive, Riverside 64150, Lot 2 Montebella, Book/Page 1212/908. North River Holdings LLC to Carson Custom Homes Inc., 10521 N. Michigan Ave., Kansas City 64155, Lot 13 Montebella, Book/Page 1212/912. Level LLC to Westwood Partners LLC, 12673 N.W. Highway 45, Parkville 64152, part of Sec. 16/ Township 51/Range 34, Book/Page 1213/52. Philip C. Brenner/Ginger Kay Brenner to Quiktrip Corp., P.O. Box 3475, Tulsa, Okla. 74101, Lots 9/10/Brenner Ridge, Book/Page 1213/76. Red Thread Ventures LLC to Carson Custom Homes Inc., 4435 Sienna Ridge, Riverside 64150, Lot 64 Montebella, Book/Page 1213/83. Robert J. Farrell/Barbara L. Farrell to Orzeck Properties III LLC, 2217 N.E. 76th St., Gladstone 64118, Lot 3 Chez La Terre, Book/Page 1213/94.

BUILDING PERMITS COMMERCIAL KANSAS WYANDOTTE COUNTY Acers Construction Inc., commercial addition at 1807 Merriam Lane, $200,000. AL Huber Inc., commercial building at 7560 State Ave., $1,210,500. AL Huber Inc., commercial building at 7600 State Ave., $767,125. Camm Construction Inc., commercial alteration at 501 Funston Road, $290,000. D-Eagle Construction LLC, commercial addition at 710 Simpson Ave., Riverview, $55,000. Iseman Construction Enterprises Inc., commercial alteration at 1201 N. 18th St., Faircrest, $17,500. J.E. Dunn Construction Co., commercial alteration at 3130 N. 122nd St., Piper, $1,755,000. Key Construction Inc., commercial alteration at 1400 Village West Parkway, Cabelas (lobby), $158,500. Level Builders LLC, commercial addition at 500 Country Line Road, $400,000. Needham Plumbing, commercial alteration at 1260 Merriam Lane, $60,000. Niehaus Construction Services Inc., commercial alteration at 10904 Stadium Parkway, Ballpark of Village West, $304,000. RL Sohol General Contractor Inc., commercial addition at 4650 Kansas, Santa Fe Lands (tank equipment enclosure), $500,000. Strickland Construction Co., commercial addition at 7707 State Ave., $550,000. JOHNSON COUNTY OVERLAND PARK Ignarri-Lummis Architects LLP, commercial alteration at 12040 Metcalf Ave., (tenant finish), $690,000, 50,556 square feet.

Executive Hills Inc., commercial alteration at 5000 College Blvd., Unit 300, (tenant finish), $545,743, 16,669 square feet. Lytle Construction Inc., commercial alteration at 12300 Metcalf Ave., St. Luke’s South (remodel), $130,000, 500 square feet. M.C. Power Companies, commercial alteration at 12080 Blue Valley Parkway, (tenant finish), $185,740, 1,885 square feet. MISSOURI JACKSON COUNTY Barts Electric, commercial alteration at 8046 N. Congress Ave., (electrical work for code compliance), $60,937. Borton Construction Inc., commercial alteration at 9301 State Line Road, Rockhurst High School (kitchen renovation), $1,096,752. Boss Mechanical Contractor Inc., commercial alteration at 200 Walnut St. Floor 1, Townley Lofts (install plumbing), $124,400. Boss Mechanical Contractor Inc., commercial alteration at 2401 Grand Blvd. First, Cerner Health Clinic (install plumbing), $127,150. Boss Mechanical Contractor Inc., commercial alteration at 9301 State Line Road, Rockhurst High School (plumbing for code compliance), $96,225. Capitol Construction Services Inc., commercial alteration at 8600 Ward Parkway, No. 2165, Starbucks Coffee Store No. 2677 (interior renovation), $82,492. David Skeels Construction, commercial alteration at 421 Southwest Blvd., Foxx Equipment (floor infill and leveling), $50,000. Sachse Construction & Development, commercial alteration at 7268 N.W. 86th Place, Icing Retail Store (interior renovation), $115,400. Valor Construction Inc., commercial alteration at 1750 Independence Blvd., University of Medicine & Biosciences (improvements to lecture halls), $188,000. A.L. Huber Inc., commercial alteration at 3921 Baltimore Ave., Redeemer Fellowship Church (interior renovations), $1,122,787. Accurate Mechanical LLC, commercial alteration at 210 W. 10th St. Floor 7, (install plumbing for code compliance), $103,086. Centric Projects, commercial alteration at 210 W. 10th St. Floor 7, (interior renovations), $2,414,521. Kelly Construction Group Inc., commercial alteration at 1524 Paseo, (new elevator shaft), $100,000. Mark One Electric Co. Inc., commercial alteration at 210 W. 10th St. Floor 7, (install electrical for code compliance), $480,250. Saladino Mechanical Co., commercial alteration at 3500 E. Meyer Blvd., (install plumbing for code compliance), $150,000. Saladino Mechanical Co., commercial alteration at 3500 E. Meyer Blvd. Locker Room, (install plumbing for code compliance), $52,719. Shaw Electric Co., commercial alteration at 200 Walnut St. Floor 1, (electrical for code compliance), $298,500. Shaw Electric Co., commercial alteration at 3921 Baltimore Ave., (install electrical for code compliance), $180,000. Staco Electric Construction Co., commercial alteration at 2401 Grand Blvd. First Floor, (install electrical for code compliance), $152,159.

BUILDING PERMITS RESIDENTIAL MISSOURI JACKSON COUNTY Dan Rowe Remodeling LLC, single-family residence at 6320 N. Britt Ave., $160,000. Dan Rowe Remodeling LLC, single-family residence at 6327 N. Britt Ave., $170,000. Dirt Solutions, single-family residence at 10211 N.E. 103rd Terrace, $140,000. Dobberstine Custom Homes Inc., single-family residence at 8723 N. Sycamore Ave., $759,000. Falcon Falls LLC, single-family residence at 7118 N. Ames Ave., $147,000. Falcon Falls LLC, single-family residence at 7122 N. Ames Ave., $127,000. Falcon Falls LLC, single-family residence at 7126 N. Ames Ave., $127,000. Falcon Falls LLC, single-family residence at 7130 N. Ames Ave., $147,000. Hearthside Homes of Kansas City Inc., singlefamily residence at 5708 N.W. 92nd Terrace, $195,717. MBW Construction Inc., single-family residence at 1329 N.E. 106th Terrace, $120,000. New Mark Homes LLC, single-family residence at 1901 N.E. 104th Terrace, $200,000. New Mark Homes LLC, single-family residence at 5227 N. Walnut St., $200,000.

kansas city business journal.com Robertson Construction LLC, single-family residence at 8928 N.E. 116th Terrace, $90,000. Robertson Construction LLC, single-family residence at 10807 N. Oakland Ave., $145,000. Robertson Construction LLC, single-family residence at 10811 N. Oakland Ave, $145,000. Vasut Construction Inc., single-family residence at 1004 N.W. 94th St., $130,000. Arklyn Homes Inc., single-family residence at 11100 N. Belleview Ave., $161,000. Ashelford Construction LLC, single-family residence at 6005 N. Ames Ave., $150,000. Cambridge Homebuilders LLC, single-family residence at 9131 N. Walrond Court, $185,000. Hearthside Homes of Kansas City Inc., singlefamily residence at 9904 N. Stark Ave., $166,308. McFarland Custom Builders Inc., single-family residence at 10314 N. Ditman Ave., $190,000. New Mark Homes LLC, single-family residence at 917 N.W. 94th St., $200,000. R.C. Barry Brooke LLC, single-family residence at 3318 N.W. 87th Court, $100,354. R.C. Barry Brooke LLC, single-family residence at 8715 N. Colrain Court, $118,371. Robertson Construction LLC, single-family residence at 8909 N.E. 116th Terrace, $160,000. Robertson Construction LLC, single-family residence at 9727 N. Elm Ave., $180,000. KANSAS WYANDOTTE COUNTY (contractor not shown), single-family residence addition at 13736 Leavenworth Road, $50,000. Dalo Construction Inc., single-family residence at 1816 Central Ave., Grace Hill, $375,000. Gabriel Homes Inc., single-family residence at 4518 N. 110th St, Northridge Piper Estates, $287,283. Heartland Ventures LLC, single-family residence at 12330 Parkview Ave., Genesis at Piper, $156,400. JOHNSON COUNTY OLATHE Oasis Pools Inc., single-family residence construction at 2015 W. Dennis Ave., (in-ground pool), $114,077, 768 square feet. PC Homes LLC, single-family residence at 12550 N. Lauren Circle, Lot 15 Brookfield, $159,562, 1,741 square feet. PC Homes LLC, single-family residence at 12505 N.W. Riley Court, Lot 67 Brookfield, $155,000, 2,528 square feet. PC Homes LLC, single-family residence at 15790 N.W. 125th St., Lot 82 Brookfield, $195,023, 2,117 square feet. PC Homes LLC, single-family residence at 15790 N. Morgan St., Lot 50 Brookfield, $194,023, 2,117 square feet. PC Homes LLC, single-family residence at 15810 N. Morgan St., Lot 52 Brookfield, $106,000, 1,735 square feet. PC Homes LLC, single-family residence at 15820 N. Morgan St., Lot 53 Brookfield, $106,000, 1,735 square feet. PC Homes LLC, single-family residence at 15875 N. Morgan St., Lot 57 Brookfield, $245,163. Prairie Homes, single-family residence at 16628 S. Marais Drive, $321,500, 4,605 square feet. Prieb Homes Inc., single-family residence at 12168 S. Brock Way St., Lot 29 The Estates of Prairie Haven, $210,000, 4,306 square feet. Prieb Homes Inc., single-family residence at 12162 S. Brock Way St., Lot 30 The Estates of Prairie Haven, $210,000, 4,477 square feet. Prieb Homes Inc., single-family residence at 23163 W. 126th Place, Lot 56 Arbor Woods, $145,000, 3,067 square feet. Prime Homes Inc., single-family residence at 20950 W. 123rd St., Lot 247 Hunter’s Creek, $220,000, 3,440 square feet. Prime Homes Inc., single-family residence at 12308 S. Lincoln St., Lot 246 Hunter’s Creek, $220,000, 4,485 square feet. Rausch Coleman Homes of KC, single-family residence at 26115 W. 141st Court, Lot 25 Whitetail, $171,590, 4,339 square feet. Rausch Coleman Homes of KC, single-family residence at 26073 W. 141st Court, Lot 22 Whitetail, $146,826, 4,130 square feet. Rodrock Homes of Johnson County, singlefamily residence at 16351 S. Heatherwood St., Lot 18 Coffee Creek Meadows, $229,950, 4,136 square feet. Summit Custom Homes LLC, single-family residence at 10820 S. Redbud Lane, $290,230, 4,437 square feet. Summit Custom Homes LLC, single-family residence at 10852 S. Redbud Lane, $307,660, 4,636 square feet. Summit Custom Homes LLC, single-family residence at 12394 S. Dunraven St., Lot 161 Meadows at Forest View, $307,730, 4,360 square feet.

Summit Custom Homes LLC, single-family residence at 12382 S. Dunraven St., Lot 164 Meadows of Forest View, $307,880, 4,570 square feet. Summit Custom Homes LLC, single-family residence at 12371 S. Dunraven St., $315,660, 4,630 square feet. Summit Custom Homes LLC, single-family residence at 20759 W. 108th St., Lot 170 Prairie Point, $300,550, 4,353 square feet. Summit Custom Homes LLC, single-family residence at 20990 W. 108th St., $311,790, 4,634 square feet. Summit Custom Homes LLC, single-family residence at 21071 W. 108th Terrace, Lot 20 Prairie Point, $288,230, 4,095 square feet. Summit Custom Homes LLC, single-family residence at 21091 W. 108th Terrace, Lot 21 Prairie Point, $304,550, 4,586 square feet. Summit Custom Homes LLC, single-family residence at 16637 S. Marais Drive, Lot 112 Fairfield at Heritage Park, $298,730, 4,556 square feet. Tom French Construction Inc., single-family residence at 13895 W. 141st Terrace, Lot 6 The Villages of Quail Park, $315,000, 3,537 square feet. OVERLAND PARK Hearthview Construction-Prairiefire, multifamily residence at 5600 W. 137th St. Building 7, $3,324,879, 54,809 square feet. Hearthview Construction-Prairiefire, multifamily residence at 5601 W. 136th Terrace Building 2, $1,905,364, 31,409 square feet. Hearthview Construction-Prairiefire, multifamily residence at 5700 W. 137th St. Building 8, $3,324,879, 54,809 square feet. Hearthview Construction-Prairiefire, multifamily residence at 5701 W. 136th Terrace Building 1, $1,905,364, 31,409 square feet. Hearthview Construction-Prairiefire, multifamily residence addition at 5750 W. 137th St., (accessory structures), $70,000, 950 square feet. Hearthview Construction-Prairiefire, multifamily residence at 13651 Maple St. Building 4, $3,324,879, 54,809 square feet. Hearthview Construction-Prairiefire, multifamily residence at 13660 Maple St. Building 3, $3,324,879, 54,809 square feet. Hearthview Construction-Prairiefire, multifamily residence at 13661 Maple St. Building 5, $3,324,879, 54,809 square feet. J.S. Robinson Construction Inc., single-family residence at 13125 Outlook St., $340,392, 6,397 square feet. James Engle Custom Homes LLC, single-family residence at 16524 Cody St., $346,073, 5,855 square feet. (contractor not shown), single-family residence at 4946 N. 131st Drive, Freeman Farms South, $276,000. (contractor not shown), single-family residence at 4507 Prestwick Court, Prestwick, $140,000. Creative Custom Homes Inc., single-family residence at 611 S. 75th St., Grinter Court (repair fire damage), $65,582. Dalrymple Construction Co. Inc., single-family residence at 1939 N. Bethany St., Carmelle Estates, $148,000. Dalrymple Construction Co. Inc., single-family residence at 1943 N. Bethnay St., Carmelle Estates, $148,000. Jay’s Plumbing/Heating/AC/Excavating Inc., single-family residence at 5715 Parallel Parkway, Charles Morasch Estate, $164,230. Jay’s Plumbing/Heating/AC/Excavating Inc., single-family residence at 1326 Quindaro Blvd., Marie Place, $164,000. Jay’s Plumbing/Heating/AC/Excavating Inc., single-family residence at 1328 Quindaro Blvd., Marie Place, $164,230. Jay’s Plumbing/Heating/AC/Excavating Inc., single-family residence at 3010 N. 20th St., Charles Morasch Estate, $164,230. Martens Family Ent. Inc., single-family residence at 12737 New Jersey Court, Delaware Highlands, $80,000. Martens Family Ent. Inc., single-family residence at 12739 New Jersey Court, Delaware Highlands, $80,000. Martens Family Ent. Inc., single-family residence at 12740 New Jersey Court, Delaware Highlands, $80,000. Martens Family Ent. Inc., single-family residence at 12741 New Jersey Court, Delaware Highlands, $80,000. Martens Family Ent. Inc., single-family residence at 12742 New Jersey Court, Delaware Highlands, $80,000. Martens Family Ent. Inc., single-family residence at 12744 New Jersey Court, Delaware Highlands, $80,000. Martens Family Ent. Inc., single-family residence at 12746 New Jersey Court, Delaware Highlands, $80,000. Martens Family Ent. Inc., single-family residence at 1506 N. 133rd Terrace, Delaware Ridge, $80,000.


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CONSULTING Scott Keen has joined Core Catalysts LLC as senior manager in management consulting. Keen manages business improvement projects, including revenue enhancement and expense reduction initiatives.

dent. He will collaborate with current and prospective clients to develop and maintain financial plans and investment portfolios. Previously, Barnes was director at Cerner Corp.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES Jacob Barnes has joined Financial Advisory Service Inc. as associate vice presi-

Stanley Biggs has joined Financial Advisory Service Inc. as vice president of planning. He will be involved in client relations in the areas of investment analysis, financial planning, marketing and new business development. Previously, Biggs was vice president and director of finance at HNTB Cos. Ryan Hoover has joined Financial Advisory Service Inc. as associate director of planning. He will manage the firm’s portfolio management system and support the planning department

Tanner Aaron Tanner has joined RPS Financial Group—Kansas City as managing director of the Kansas City office. Previously, he was chief development officer for Network Office. Tanner specializes in physician and small business owner markets.

HEALTH CARE Cara Jiles has joined Kansas City Internal Medicine as director of ancillary services.

Kansas City Internal Medicine’s endocrinology division as nurse practitioner. She is experienced in the evaluation and treatment of diabetes and endocrine diseases. Dr. Andrew Green, has joined Kansas City Internal Medicine’s endocrinology division. Green previously worked at Midwestern Endocrinology, which he founded in 1992. Dr. Sandra Hao has joined Kansas City Internal Medicine’s endocrinology division. Hao will focus on caring for patients with osteoporosis/bone health conditions, thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary diseases and general endocrinology conditions.

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Carpenter Nick Carpenter has been promoted to general manager of the Shawnee Barley’s Brewhaus, which is operated by KC Hopps Ltd. Carpenter, who joined KC Hopps in 2011, previously was manager at Barley’s. Hector Lopez has been promoted to area kitchen operations manager for KC Hopps Ltd. He will assist Corporate Executive Chef Ryan Sneed. Lopez, who joined KC Hopps in 2006, previously was kitchen manager at the Prairie Village Blue Moose Grill & Bar.

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first grasped the tremendous positive impact of the Kansas City Board of Trade on this community long before I became president of the exchange. In the late ’60s, I was a junior officer of Commerce Bank. I attended a big civic dinner with the bank’s legendary chief credit officer, Harry Wuerth. When the dinner rolls were passed, Mr. Wuerth looked me in the eye and said: “Take one, and either eat it or break it up. The Kansas City Board of Trade, the world’s bread wheat market, is vitally important to our bank, and to Kansas City.” Harry Wuerth’s stern admonition resonates loudly and Michael clearly today, June 28, the last day of trading Braude ever in the exchange’s wheat pit. This fall, even the electronic trading will move to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the new owner of the Kansas City Board of Trade. The end of a 157-year-old institution will have finally come. In 1985, when Louis Rukeyser taped his popular weekly television show from the floor of the Board of Trade, he called our exchange “a financial powerhouse.” In 1992, viewers who tuned in to ABC’s miniseries “The Burden of Proof” saw footage of the trading floor of the Board of Trade and also the visitors gallery. As I stand in the pit today and watch the final trade, it truly will be a bittersweet experience.

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t’s peak season at Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch. By the thousands, area children and adults file through the red barn doors and into 20 acres filled with ripe orange pumpkins of all sizes — along with special varieties of pumpkins and squash that are white, blue, squat and even pimpled. There also are farm animals, pig races, homemade apple cider and pumpkin doughnuts. Most of Carolyn’s customers see it as a fun day out, a rite of fall. But behind the quaint rural scenery and kid-friendly activities is a lot of planning and business strategy. Consider that Carolyn’s will handle more than a quarter-million customers — all in about a two-month period. “We’re a business on steroids,” Site Director Gieselle Fest said. Seasonal businesses like Carolyn’s and area haunted house operator Full Moon Productions Inc. (see Page 6) don’t just spring up from thin air for a few weeks each year. They must handle the usual challenges of investment in product, hiring,

marketing and serving customers — and find a way to remain alive during the long offseason. The busy season for Carolyn’s, just north of the Missouri River in Liberty, begins in late September and extends until Halloween. The pumpkin patch had attendance of 275,000 last year, up 25,000 from 2011. Although warmer weather in September took a small toll on early business, the company expects to increase attendance again this season. Admission costs $10 and doesn’t include pumpkins, which cost anywhere from $3 to $50. Carolyn’s brings in additional revenue from food, a corn maze, train rides and even wine tastings. Co-owner Carolyn Raasch wouldn’t disclose financial figures but said she expects revenue to increase by 6 percent this year. She described the business as moderately profitable. The primarily family-run operation has 126 employees, ages 16 to 77. About a third of its employees have previously worked for the company. What started as a small stand offering farm-grown pumpkins at farmers markets and fall festivals blossomed into a pumpkin patch in 1991, when Missouri Highway 210 paved a direct route for Kansas City-area residents to get a taste of

country life. That year also kicked off what’s become a vital piece of the company’s business: educational tours. Roughly 100 students visited Carolyn and Buddy Raasch’s farm the first year to learn what a pumpkin was and how it was grown. (A member of the cucurbita family, pumpkins grow well in the dry Missouri climate, especially in Carolyn’s sandy loam, which allows pumpkins to put down two root systems to find water deep underground.) Today, Carolyn’s hosts 13,500 students from 850 surrounding schools a year. This business provides a steady revenue stream and an invaluable marketing avenue. Students who visit the pumpkin patch come away with pumpkins — a special variety with a harder shell to help withstand small, unsteady fingers — as well as a flier to encourage return visits with their families. Depending on a school’s curriculum needs, Carolyn’s can offer material on subjects ranging from simple machines to life sciences and beyond. The addition of a mining camp allowed Carolyn’s to begin teaching older students about geology in the spring. This gives the farm another small window of operation in the offseason to serve about 1,500 students. The school tours offer a unique opportunity for Carolyn Raasch to pair her background in farming with her degree in chemistry. Outside organizations, including the Missouri R

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From apple cider slushes to pumpkin doughnuts, a huge chunk of the business comprises food sales. In 2012, it accounted for a quarter of all revenue. Here’s a look at how much food the pumpkin patch sold in 2012:

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Q Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch: 275,000 CAROLYN RAASCH,

Q Kansas City Royals Baseball Club: 1,739,821

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Q Ameristar Casino Hotel: 3,175,581

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Farm Bureau, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Missouri Soybean Association and Missouri Corn Growers,, also provide educational resources and materials, as well as informational signs that dot the farm’s winding dirt path. Part of the farm’s educational mission is persuading people to forgo turning pumpkins into Halloween jack-o-lanterns, and instead turn them into pies, breads and other dishes. To drive its point home, Carolyn’s put out a 122-page cookbook in 2003. Diane Olson, promotion and education director at Missouri Farm Bureau, said the pumpkin patch’s educational efforts help sustain the future of the agricultural industry. “Today, one farmer can provide 154 people with food. But when you live in a world where few people have hands-on experience with agriculture, it’s easy to forget that farmers provide food, clothing and transportation,” Olson said. “This younger generation will be decision makers in D.C. and Jefferson City at some point, and they may not understand how important agriculture is to the economy in the country and to the balance of trade.”

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Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch in Liberty grows 60 varieties of pumpkins and squash. Because they grow best in a warm, dry conditions, Carolyn’s has seen some of its best crops amid the drought during the past two years.

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(above) Visits by schools help Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch teach students about agriculture and grow its customer base. (left) Aysha Anderson, a 5-year old who attends Carver Christian Academy, proudly poses with her just-picked New England Pie pumpkin at Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch. Because of its hard shell, this type of pumpkin is perfect for children ... and pies. (on the cover) 4-year old Emily is dwarfed by giant pumpkins at Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch.

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t The Edge of Hell, nothing terrorizes like the unknown. Visitors grope through complete darkness as humid air and acrid smoke fill their lungs. A primal anticipation of danger builds into agony, and finally, when the fear becomes too much to bear, a howling, animatronic inhabitant of the abyss is right on top of them. That might well describe running a seasonal business like The Edge of Hell. Full Moon Productions Inc. has operated The Edge of Hell since 1975. Through the years, it added three other haunted houses in the West Bottoms: The Beast, Macabre Cinema and The Chambers of Edgar Allan Poe. For Full Moon, the muffled horror echoing from its warehousesturned-haunted-houses represents the sweet sound of business. “Everyone thinks it’s easy and we make a lot of money, but that’s really not the case,” said Amber ArnettBequeaith, vice president of Full Moon. “I wouldn’t recommend it.” The scariest thing for Full Moon? The uncertainty of doing most of its business in a two-month window, said Arnett-Bequeaith, who’s been involved with the family-owned Kansas City company since she was 5. But like a good haunted house, the full story comes with a twist. The company operates its haunts on weekends starting Labor Day and every day the week of Halloween. Its two for-profit haunted houses, The Edge of Hell and The Beast, are open for 35 nights. The other two are open 16 nights and send their profits to the national Dream Factory Inc. charity in Louisville, Ky. ArnettBequeaith said one annual donation to a worthy charity is a better way to give back than umpteen gifts of free or discounted tickets. In an average year, about 100,000 patrons pay $17 to $20 for an hour or more of terror, she said. Full Moon hires 350 to 400 seasonal employees, though a fair amount won’t stick around for the whole season and use Full Moon as a reference for unemployment benefits. That creates nightmarish paperwork that haunts her for the whole year. Full Moon constantly updates scenes and installs new scares. Arnett-Bequeaith also gets the word out with media appearances, broadcast and digital ads, and billboards. There’s no specific prescription for success, she said, and the strategy varies every year. Each year, she said, business expenses increase. Some years, Full Moon is in the black by November.

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Although Kansas City haunted attraction operator Full Moon Productions Inc. may inspire images of hell, the firm has an angelic side. Along with The Edge of Hell and The Beast, the firm operates two nonprofit haunted houses, Macabre Cinema and The Chambers of Edgar Allan Poe, which donate their proceeds to Dream Factory Inc., a Louisville nonprofit that helps fulfill the wishes of children with chronic or terminal illnesses. Amber Arnett-Bequeaith, vice president of Full Moon, said that the houses are not “moneymakers” but that the money goes to a good cause and makes it easier for Full Moon to give back. Arnett-Bequeaith said she has “lots of friends this time of year” — people asking for donations to various causes.

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Amber Arnett-Bequeaith, vice president of Full Moon Productions Inc., is surrounded by various demons at The Beast. Others, it is not. And here’s the twist: To stabilize Full Moon, Arnett-Bequeaith and her business partner, President Monty Summers, didn’t bet on the supernatural to protect their bottom lines. They began buying up property in the West Bottoms and became building superintendents in the offseason. Full Moon now owns 10 other buildings and a number of parking lots. Its space is 75 percent full, mostly with commercial tenants. Arnett-Bequeaith wouldn’t say how much revenue they generate but said they provide crucial offseason income. They also help keep around craftsmen as adept at fixing an animatronic demon as they are handling tenants’ plumbing or carpentry needs. The company plans to open a nonhaunted event space for weddings and parties and keep leasing out its most recent acquisition — the former

Central Bag Co. building on 13th Street. Full Moon also does what it can to drive traffic down the 12th Street bridge. Full Moon runs a year-round “Ghosts and Gangsters” tour for amateur paranormal investigators and hosts weddings, dinner parties and other events. It also promotes and helps put on First Fridays and Warehouse Weekends events, which swell its tenants’ tills and elevate the Bottoms’ profile. And they work to keep the area safe for patrons and clean of weeds, graffiti and litter. This effort has earned the respect of the neighborhood. Tom Roberts, president of CFM Distributors Inc., said Full Moon is a great neighbor, despite the noise. “They’re a full-service real estate company,” he said. “They have done a lot to bring in retail development ... which is tremendous for the West Bottoms. They’ve really developed a lot more of the street-level assets.”

“I felt like we needed to collaborate our effort into one charity, rather than just being bombarded,” she said. Sarah Schiltz, president of the Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City, said Full Moon is in its fourth season with the charity and has made annual donations ranging from $10,000 to $20,000. She said the company also hosts a night for children that includes a backstage tour, face painting, hayrides and pizza. Beyond that, Schiltz said Full Moon is a strong partner that helps increase the charity’s local exposure. “They help us financially, but they also help bring awareness,” she said.


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Investor unloads — and the market does, too A shakeup in big investors has caused chaos for YRC Worldwide Inc. on the stock market. On Oct. 16, New York investment firm Cyrus Capital Partners sold 527,068 shares of its stock in the Overland Parkbased less-than-truckload carrier at $14.78 a share. The move reduced the firm’s total investment to 1.33 million shares from 1.84 million shares. Cyrus specializes in distressed companies. Other investors on Wall Street did not react positively. On the morning of the sale, YRC stock went as high as $15.48 a share. By the end of the day Oct. 18, when news broke, it had dropped to $14.59. By the closing bell that following Monday, Oct. 21, the stock fell to $12.14. YRC, which does not generally comment on market activity, did not say why the stock was sold. Cyrus did not respond to a request for comment. The price is a sign of YRC’s recent hardships. The trucking company had a disappointing second quarter and since

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twice as much as it was at the beginning of 2013, when it traded for $6 to $8. Dave Ross, a financial analyst with Stifel Financial Corp., said the Cyrus sale doesn’t affect Stifel’s expectations

for the company. “YRC remains a highly speculative stock,” Ross said in an email. Stifel provides investment banking and other financial services for YRC.

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Kansas City is getting ready to move its streetcar down the line. The Kansas City Council is considering a $17.9 million contract with Washington-based CAF USA Inc. for four streetcars and spare parts. The city is “piggybacking” off

Cincinnati, which signed an order with CAF earlier this year. It’s expected to take about 18 months, which will push project delivery of the 2.2-mile, $102 million downtown streetcar line back to at least the fall of 2015.

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The University of Kansas kicked off construction Oct. 18 on a $65.7 million School of Business. A spokesman said the sixstory, 166,000-square-foot structure will be built by JE Dunn Construction and is set to be done in time for

the 2015-16 academic year. Construction will begin with moving athletic fields near the corner of Naismith and Schwegler drives — across from Allen Fieldhouse — and installation of $10 million worth of new infrastructure.

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BULLISH HOMEBUILDERS

After languishing through the recession, area homebuilders have a lot to feel good about in 2013’s final quarter. Two recent reports detailing singlefamily home sales and construction indicated that the supply of existing and new homes in the Kansas City area is shrinking and that the average home price is increasing. Meanwhile, homebuilders are set to pull more permits in 2013 than they have in any year since the industry fell apart in 2008. According to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City, 3,092 permits have been pulled so far this year — just 207 permits short of the 2012 total, but still far off from the 2007 figure of 6,385 permits. Fred Delibero, president of the HBA and CEO of Lee’s Summit homebuilder Summit Custom Homes LLC, said he thinks 2013 will top more than 4,200 permits pulled, with the momentum carrying into 2014. However, with rising demand, builders also are dealing with Fred shortages of labor, building supplies and Delibero platted land. Delibero said the shortages are slowing delivery by as much as 12 weeks and limiting productivity. But he thinks the problems will be corrected in 2014. R BY

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Worst-case scenario fears from deal fall flat There is little doubt that Boulevard Brewing Co. has one of the most iconic brands in the Kansas City area. So it came as no surprise that after founder John McDonald announced that he would sell a majority stake in the brewery to Belgian company Duvel Moortgat Brewery, a storm of emotion and opinion ensued. The knee-jerk reaction was one of concern that Boulevard’s beloved beers would be changed for the worse, creativity stifled and production sent overseas. But given the history of all involved in the deal, that’s highly unlikely. McDonald, who just turned 60, said he sold a majority stake to ensure that its longevity, creativity and quality would be maintained. His history is one of producing high-quality, award-winning beers. The brewery he founded is more than just a job to him — it’s a passion. He’ll continue to play a role in its future because he reinvested millions into the merged entity and will have a seat on

founded. His brewery has been making some of the finest craft beers in Belgium for more than a century and has distribution networks worldwide. The company has a small U.S. presence through an award-winning craft brewery (Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, N.Y.), but it’s nowhere near the size of Boulevard. He needs Boulevard’s team to help develop Duvel Moortgat’s brands in the United States, and Boulevard needs Duvel Moortgat to help expand throughout the rest of the country and the world. “The craft beer movement is younger in the United States than it is in Europe, but it’s probably more innovative and creative,” Moortgat said. “Americans do it very well and have come up with amazing beers with amazing tastes and aromas. The European consumer is starting to realize that. So we’re convinced that in the future we’ll be able to export beers from Boulevard Brewing Co. to Europe and elsewhere around the world.”

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Michel Moortgat (left) and John McDonald now share more than just an affection for craft beers: They share a company. the Duvel Moortgat board. He plans to keep coming to work every day. “They’re going to be good partners moving forward, and they get it,” he said. “So I feel really good about it. I

hope everybody in Kansas City can share my good feeling about it.” Duvel Moortgat CEO Michel Moortgat is the fourth-generation leader of the 142-year old brewery his family

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BOULEVARD PRODUCTION In its first year of business, Boulevard Brewing Co. produced 1,800 barrels of beer. Last year, the company brewed 175,000 barrels.

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Boulevard Brewing Co. Founded: 1989 Chairman: John McDonald CEO: Mike Magoulas Headquarters: Kansas City Brands: 29 Production: 188,000 barrels Production plants: One U.S. distribution: 25 states and District of Columbia Internet: www.boulevard.com


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Bayer Corp. surveyed 150 talent recruiters from Fortune 1000 companies about their experiences hiring STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — graduates.

One man, two sides of the legal system. Gary Cohn, president of GNC Enterprises Inc., has filed one lawsuit against his accountant for alleged fraud while simultaneously being ordered to pay $78,810 for his role in a federal mail fraud case. Cohn the plaintiff filed suit in Jackson County Circuit Court against Janice Resnik, who allegedly posed as a licensed certified public accountant and then took advantage of Cohn’s money and business. He seeks $500,000 in damages. But on Oct. 22, Cohn the defendant was ordered to pay the $78,810 in restitution as part of a pretrial diversion agreement. In that case, Cohn signed a statement of agreed fact that says he maintained a business relationship with Larry Covington, the former street superintendent for

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Nixa, Mo. Covington was convicted in 2010 of scheming to defraud the city of more than $756,000. According to the statement of fact, Cohn billed Nixa for $19,183.05 in goods that were delivered to Covington for his personal use or were not delivered at all. He also accepted an additional $1,244.60 for shipping. As part of Cohn’s diversion agreement, prosecution of his case will be delayed for 18 months, and he has agreed not to do business with any municipality, school district or other public entity in the south and southwestern portion of the Western District of Missouri for 18 months. A case management conference is scheduled for Feb. 3 regarding Cohn’s suit against Resnik.

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IRIS DATA SERVICE EXPANDS

Iris Data Services Inc. announced Oct. 21 that it has formed a private limited company called Iris Data Systems Ltd. and has opened an office and data center in London under that name. The company, which has its U.S. headquarters in Olathe, provides e-discovery services, which includes the collection, filtering, review and production of electronic information pertinent to a legal case. This is its first location in the United Kingdom.

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Platinum Realty: Veni, vidi, vici Platinum Realty has grown from one agent to more than 650 since 2005. Now, CEO Scott DeNeve is preparing to expand throughout the Midwest. The firm, which has four Kansas City-area locations, recently opened a St. Louis office, which is staffed by a dozen agents. Future expansion targets include Oklahoma City; Des Moines, Iowa; and Omaha and Lincoln in Nebraska, DeNeve said. Platinum Realty is the second-largest area firm in terms of agent count, behind Reece & Nichols Realtors, which tops 1,800. DeNeve started his career with Reece & Nichols in 2003, at age 22. “I was giving them half my commission,” said DeNeve, who decided to start a more agent-friendly business. Platinum allows agents to keep more of their commissions than most firms, he said, and it doesn’t charge agents monthly fees.

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CORPORATE WOODS REFINANCES

Corporate Woods, the iconic Class A office park in Overland Park, has received a $230 million refi. Stoltz Real Estate Fund II LP, the partnership that bought the 2.2 million-square-foot park seven years ago, secured a five-year, floatingrate loan from Citibank to finance the debt associated with the asset. Gina Anderson, a vice president with CBRE Group Inc., which advised the park’s owners on the transaction, said strong management and upgrades attracted interest from numerous lenders. Corporate Woods is 92 percent leased.

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Scott DeNeve, pictured in the café at Platinum Realty’s new Corporate Woods office, says he wants the firm to become the dominant residential real estate agency in the Midwest. Without that revenue, the firm has had to keep overhead down, which DeNeve has accomplished through streamlined offices with computer bars and cafés for agents and clients to interact in. They also

offer one-stop shopping. DeNeve launched United Mortgage in 2008 and Boulevard Title in 2011. Those firms employ about 30 and have offices at all of Platinum’s growing number of locations.

The family of Lamar Hunt, owners of the Kansas City Chiefs, is celebrating more than a 7-0 record in the National Football League. It’s also marking 20 years in the residential real estate business. Ora Reynolds, president of Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development Inc., said it all started with 300 acres that Hunt bought in Clay County in the 1970s. In 1993, Reynolds Ora launched an effort to turn the land into 900 home sites. Since Reynolds then, Hunt Midwest Residential Development has platted more than 5,300 lots in the Northland, Lee’s Summit and Raymore.


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NEWSMAKER

‘Building the right kind of pipeline’ BY BRIANNE PFANNENSTIEL

is that? We think it’s a little bit about building the right kind of pipeline. So there’s a lot of interest and need, so for us it starts very early with those partnerships to build the right kinds of programs.

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David Cook, recently appointed vice chancellor of the University of Kansas Edwards Campus, is not so new to KU. Cook received graduate degrees from KU and spent some time at the Edwards Campus. After that, he worked for 14 years at the University of Kansas Medical Center and was executive director of the Midwest Cancer Alliance. Cook said he has “always had an affinity” for the Edwards Campus. “I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it’s just a gorgeous campus, and it has so much potential,” he said. At a time when education in STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math — has become exceedingly important, he said the Edwards Campus will play a unique role in shaping future education.

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We talked about how much the campus has grown the past 20 years. What do you hope for the next five or 10? There’s been a philosophy to education that’s 100 years or 120 years old that thinks this is what it should look like, and here’s a credit hour, and a course should be designed around three credits, and we have a semester system. All of that needs to be questioned, and we need to think about how we can do things differently because with technology things can be done differently. Younger generations are expecting things differently. My kids understand technology way better than I do. So I think a lot of this is, again, about thinking about technology, thinking about meeting the needs of a workforce that’s very different than the workforce before it, and about how education needs to be about teaching students how to think and how to think critically. While we have to get them ready for the workforce, we also have to get them ready for jobs that don’t exist today. I don’t know what my kids are going to be when they grow up because those jobs may not exist yet. And they have to have the skill sets to adapt and to learn and to think outside the box.

David Cook is vice chancellor of the University of Kansas Edwards Campus in Overland Park.

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of the things we can provide back is professional development for teachers to do more in those areas. So that’s really an area of focus for us and an area of focus for a lot of our partners, and we’re trying to meet their needs. Are you doing a lot of outreach in the area? Yeah, we have the best school districts you’re going to find anywhere in the country right here in Johnson County. There are a lot of different ways we do engage them, and there’s a lot of potential to do

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more, frankly. ... I can tell you, my parents didn’t go to college. I remember hearing about engineering when I was an undergrad

and thought it was something very, very different than what it is. So it’s about letting those kids know early that they have a gift and show them how that gift can be applied to a particular field that they might not know anything about. So that’s some of the early outreach we’re trying to do. Particularly with engineering, so many of the kids in this school district are female, and they have the capabilities and skills in math, but fewer and fewer women ultimately go into engineering. And why

How do you try to prepare students for jobs that maybe don’t exist yet? The foundation of KU is about liberal arts education — teaching people how to think. It’s just a critical component of what higher education has been at KU, and I think it always will be. How do you spend your free time when you’re not in the office? I have three kids at home. I have one in elementary school, one in middle school and one in high school, and that’s how I spend my free time. But it’s a lot of fun. Family comes first.


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John Dorsey calls it a game-changer. The Kansas City Chiefs general manager is a big believer in an analytics tool he used as the Green Bay Packers director of college scouting and brought to Arrowhead. The tech platform, created by Virginia-based John Decision Lens, overDorsey hauls the team’s decision-making process

by assigning weighted, quantitative measurements to specific qualities in an athlete, allowing scouts and management to add objective assessments to subjective judgments. “It’s the real-life story of ‘Moneyball’ but taken to a much higher-tech caliber,” Decision Lens spokesman David Splivalo said. It’s a huge transition from the method the Chiefs and other teams have used historically, relying on thousands of subjective scout ratings that vary tremendously and cost millions of dollars to collect. On top of that, it’s virtually impossible to combine scout ratings. “There’s no way to stack players

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clearly on ratings,” said Dan Saaty, founder and CTO of Decision Lens. “How do you combine a grade of ‘poor’ on agility with a 4.3-second 40-yard dash with 40 reps on the bench press at 225 pounds? There’s no way to combine all of this data they spent so much to collect. This (platform) enables managers to sit down and ask, ‘What’s the relative importance of these metrics?’” Want proof? The process drove a then-stunning move by the Packers when the team decide to draft Clay Matthews III in the first round of the 2009 draft. The team had traded its second-round and two third-round draft picks for Matthews, who was lightly regarded. Now, he’s considered one of the best linebackers in the league. The undefeated Chiefs are one of only three National Football League teams that use the program. But it’s also used in the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball, as well as many other non-sports businesses, such as pharmaceutical companies and the U.S.

Department of Defense. A key benefit: The system allows teams to make wise budgeting decisions. “If I can find players to be of very high value for what my team needs — which is very customized for each time — that are less expensive, I can squeeze more resources out of my dollars,” Saaty said. It also provides a system that can be empirically tested. Management can look back at data used and determine whether ratings were a good performance predictor. But it doesn’t take away a team’s need for scouts, as “Moneyball” suggests. “What we realize now is that we’ve contributed to the awareness that comes from the data. The competitive advantage has somewhat diminished, and instead we look at how to use the judgment of scouts to make thorough, informed decisions,” Saaty said. “It’s a way of bringing structure to both judgment and data — a beautiful socialization process between management and scouts.”

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Someone once told Peter deSilva that because he wore a button-down shirt, he’d always be middle management. Now the UMB Bank COO has strong feelings toward dressing in the corporate world — including the ultimate faux pas: brown shoes with blue suits. He sat down with the Kansas City Business Journal to explain his fashion philosophy and how bankers might be the last holdout industry sticking to professional dress etiquette.

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How do you influence the dress attire in your company? We don’t have a “dress code,” but we

have a framework for proper attire for all of our associates. But the truth is, our tech and operations center is casual all the time. We try to present and project an image in the marketplace of a professional organization, one that has people who think about how they look as much as they think about what they say and how they say it. People say clothes make the man; I personally believe there’s an element of professionalism that comes along with being dressed a professional way. We have tremendous young talent in our company, and one day, I actually bought them (a Brooks Brothers guide to dressing) because many of them were in that kind of attire. My buying the book had no bearing on how they dress today; they still wear their brown shoes with their blue suits. So there is no rule that says you can’t do that, but we like to have fun with it, and people


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NEWS consolidating ob/gyn practices

Merger delivers security for independence BY brianne pfannenstiel bpfannenstiel@bizjournals.com 816-777-2214, @KCBJ_Brianne

Independent physicians are finding it harder and harder to stay that way. According to a national survey, only 39 percent of physicians were independent in 2012, compared with 57 percent in 2000. Faced with daunting financial pressures, many doctors have found that to keep their practice open, they need to align with larger hospital systems that can manage costs and overhead. But four Kansas City-area obstetrics and gynecology practice groups announced Oct. 21 that they will merge to form a single specialty practice group as a way to remain independent and seek financial security.

Johnson County Ob/Gyn, Women’s Care PA, Women’s Clinic of Johnson County PA and Women’s Health Associates will combine to create an independent physician-owned practice of more than 30 physicians called Mid America Physician Services LLC. The physicians had been discussing the possibility for several years, said Gregory Robinson, an administrator for Women’s Clinic of Johnson County. They ultimately followed through out of a mutual desire to remain independently owned, he said. “The multiple changes within health care that are going on are coming down the line, and that brought everyone to attention and made us think about how we can remain independent,” he said. “So many practices are selling to hos-

pitals. One thing all four groups had in common was the desire to remain independent.” Mid America Physician Services will have nine clinic locations throughout Johnson County and will have a presence at every hospital in the county that provides women’s health services. “This merger will bring together significant expertise in women’s health and allow the necessary stability to continue to provide high quality patient care,” Dr. Cheryl Rips, president of the new organization, said in a statement. Robinson said the group also is excited Dr. Cheryl to explore payment Rips

options beyond the traditional fee-forservice model, in which patients pay for procedures and visits rather than outcomes and quality. “We’ve had some initial discussions with what I’ll call the larger insurance companies and had some initial discussions in regard to bundling payments, shared savings and quality measures,” he said. “They’ve all been very receptive to the idea.” Right now, he said, many alternative payment models are being focused on primary care, so it’s exciting to see what a specialty group can accomplish. “I think physicians, by their very nature, have an entrepreneurial spirit about them,” Robinson said. “They like to control things and they like to control their own destiny.”

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wear brown shoes with a blue suit ing shorts to work. One day, I went and toured the operation and saw these shorts and thought it had gone maybe a little too far and asked them to pull back on the shorts. They did, no problem. The last day they were allowed to wear shorts, they ran a pair of shorts up the flagpole in front of the building all day as a memory of what was. AUTUMN MORNINGSKY

DeSilva began wearing cuff links years ago, when he was told that because of his button-down shirt, he’d always be middle management. (These also match his tie.) know I’m kind of the “dress police” for the company. We had a group up in Milwaukee, a back-office-type operation, that’s casual all the time. For a while — without me knowing — they started wear-

Is there room for creativity when dressing professionally? I think individual creativity is incredibly important. Our dress code in very general terms describes the proper dress for each condition, but we don’t have a rigid dress code. People can have fun, wear purple shirts with a purple tie or wear their Mizzou colors or show their Chiefs pride. We have fun with it. What’s the new power tie? Stripes from time to time will be

in and out — I have a striped tie on today. Then there were vineyard vines, small images; that seems to be fading. The thing I’ve seen — and I shop at Pinstripes; they take care of me — it’s bold colors right now. The images are less important than the statement the color makes. I’ve been known to wear a bow tie from time to time, though it’s not my trademark. Ties are interesting because I think they’re very individualized. More than the suit — I think ties say more about a person’s personality than the suit. In the case of men, we’ll wear the same suit 100 times over the course of their lives, but we can interchange ties with it so the tie is the most important personality trait that comes across. Bold ties right now with sizable prints on them seem to be pretty popular. Skinny tie? Hate it. No questions about that.

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DeSilva said he learned from the Brooks Brothers’ guide to dressing a gentleman that a businessman — especially a banker — should never wear brown shoes with a blue suit.


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$51,188,181

strategy, graphic layout, other design services

digital integration for health care marketing

CEO Faruk Capan faruk.capan@intouchsol.com

4601 Madison Ave., Kansas City, MO 64112 816-472-5988

$20,480,000

application development, strategy, graphic layout

integrated marketing firm specializing in travel & hospitality

$14,475,000

application development, strategy, graphic layout

550 329

CEO Clayton Reid creid@mmgyglobal.com Chairman Don Montague

3. Bernstein-Rein

220

full-service digital consultancy creating smart digital marketing, commerce, & collaboration strategies that empower organizations

CEO Neal Sharma sharman@degdigital.com

5. MMGY Global

125

6. DEG

113

$10,028,000

application development, strategy, graphic layout, other design services

full-service advertising agency, specialities in branding, strategy, media planning & buying, digital marketing, social marketing

President Steve Bernstein stevebernstein@b-r.com Chairman Robert Bernstein

7. BKV Inc.

50

10561 Barkley St., Suite 200 Overland Park, KS 66212 913-648-8333

49

$7,900,000

application development, strategy, graphic layout, other design services

digital & direct-response agency generating measurable results for clients

CEO Rick Skaggs rick.skaggs@bkv.com

8. Ascend Integrated Media 9. McCormick Co.

40

105 E. Fifth St., Suite 202 Kansas City, MO 64106 888-483-2383

$4,500,000

application development, strategy, graphic layout, other design services

website design, content management systems, e-marketing, SEO, online donations, online giving

Vice President Jon Ellison jon.ellison@in10sity.net

10. 7strategy

35

11. Trabon

32

$4,100,000

application development, strategy, graphic layout, other design services

software design & development, IT consulting

CEO Tim Trabon President Greg Deitch gdeitch@trabongroup.com

12. Salva O'Renick

30

Web design, search engine optimization & Internet marketing for companies from large multi-national corporations to traditional small businesses

13. Digital Lagoon

22

$3,900,000

application development, strategy, other design services

President Rasvir Mustan rasvir@7strategy.com

$3,074,650

application development, strategy, graphic layout, other design services

design, programming, hosting, electronic marketing, search optimization

COO Jim Brown jbrown@mbbagency.com Chief Client Service Officer Phil Bressler

$2,500,000

application development

Web apps, mobile apps, portal development with back-office integration; cloud, e-commerce, database & line-of-business solutions; Rails, PHP

CEO Ron Sloop resloop@mersoft.com

9121 Bond St., Overland Park, KS 66214 913-888-3468

$1,980,000

application development, strategy, graphic layout, other design services

Web design & hosting, marketing, application development, search engine marketing, video production, large format printing

President Jordan Gershon jgershon@lagoon.com

7015 College Blvd., Suite 600, Overland Park, KS 66211, 913-344-1401

$1,934,000

strategy, graphic layout, other design services

custom content & marketing services agency

CEO Cameron Bishop cbishop@ ascendintegratedmedia.com

1810 Cherry St., Kansas City, MO 64108 816-842-6996

$1,900,000

application development, strategy, graphic layout, other design services

brand development, UX-centered website development, digital channel optimization, GoToMarket strategic development

CEO Mark O’Renick Partners Ryan Jennings, John Miller, Mike Waris ryan.jennings@ wysiwygmarketing.com

Bernstein-Rein  5

4600 Madison Ave., Suite 1500, Kansas City, MO 64112, 816-756-0640

BKV Inc.  6 www.bkv.com

In10sity Midwest  7 www.in10sity.net

Trabon  8

www.trabongroup.com

7strategy  10 www.7strategy.com

Muller Bressler Brown  12 www.mbbagency.com

Mersoft Corporation  14 www.mersoft.com

Digital Lagoon  17 www.lagoon.com

Ascend Integrated Media  18

www.ascendintegratedmedia.com

Salva O’Renick  16 www.uncommonsense.com

WYSIWYG Marketing LLC  *

420 E. Bannister Road, Kansas City, MO 64131 816-276-2500 117 N. Cooper St., Olathe, KS 66061 888-231-3062 11610 Ash St., Suite 200 Leawood, KS 66211 816-531-1992 9300 W. 110th St., Building 55, Overland Park, KS 66210 913-871-6200

2001 Grand Blvd., Suite 201 Kansas City, MO 64108 816-759-2846

$1,826,000

application development

comprehensive online marketing services geared to industrial manufacturers & distributors, website design & development, website integration with sales & accounting systems, SEO, PPC

7501 College Blvd., Suite 105, Overland Park, KS 66210, 978-905-3617

$1,750,000

application development, strategy, graphic layout, other design services

custom applications & solutions from Aspect leverage Web 2.0 & real-time communications & collaboration technologies like Microsoft Lync

General Manager John Luddy john.luddy@aspect.com

AdventureTech Group  15

7450 W. 130th St., Suite 320 Overland Park, KS 66213 913-402-9600

$1,583,545

application development, other design services

consulting services in the latest mobile, Web & cloud development scenarios, tool sets for the IBMi, providing custom software development

President Doug McDaniel doug.mcdaniel@ adventuretechgroup.com

Level Five Solutions  20

7301 W. 133rd St., Suite 301 Overland Park, KS 66213 913-400-2014

$1,578,467

application development, strategy, graphic layout, other design services

interactive development firm with core strengths in user experience & enterprise architecture, help companies solve problems through research

Client Services Director Kim Laws, kim.laws@ levelfivesolutions.com

415 Delaware St., Suite 2W Kansas City, MO 64105 816-527-0300

$1,450,000

application development, strategy, graphic layout, other design services

Microsoft focused software consultancy specializing in the art of producing & delivering software for both web & native applications

222 W. 20th St., Kansas City, MO 64108 816-399-0638

$1,350,000

application development, strategy, graphic layout, other design services

business solutions architecture; custom Web, software development; Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Enterprise Content Management, SharePoint

1527 Locust St., Kansas City, MO 64108 816-698-5054

$1,261,000

application development, strategy, graphic layout, other design services

digital marketing strategy, execution, design & software development on a variety of Web & mobile platforms

11230 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210 913-491-0600

$1,256,168

application development, strategy, graphic layout, other design services

strategy, project management, programming, design, Flash, content management, email solutions, e-newsletters, SEO, portals, blogs, social media, technical consulting, display advertising

Principal Jim Glynn jglynn@glynndevins.com

106 W. 11th St., Suite 1430 Kansas City, MO 64105 816-842-7774

$1,180,000

application development, strategy, graphic layout, other design services

websites, eCommerce, SEO, social marketing, training & consulting

Internet & Technology Expert Robert Jackson rjackson@builderconsulting. com

CyteWorks Inc.  24

P.O. Box 554, Lee’s Summit, MO 64055 816-272-5246

$1,042,000

application development, strategy, other design services

technology business consultants, website development, managed hosting services

Managing Partners Duane Blankenship & Robb Washeck duane@cyteworks.com

McCormick Co.  *

920 Main St., Suite 1850 Kansas City, MO 64105 816-584-8444

$820,600

application development, strategy, graphic layout

fully integrated agency, strategy, creative, media, interactive, public relations, total package of communications

President Mark Perrin perrin@jlm1926.com

www.wysiwygmarketing.com

Aspect Software Inc.  8 www.aspect.com

www.adventuretechgroup.com

www.levelfivesolutions.com

AJI Software  * www.ajisoftware.com

Tricension  21 www.tricension.com

Clickfarm Interactive Inc.  22 www.clickfarminteractive.com

GlynnDevins Advertising & Marketing  25 www.glynndevins.com

Internet Builder Consulting  19

www.InternetBuilderConsulting.com

www.cyteworks.com

www.mccormickcompany.com

LOCAL EMPLOYEES 2. Intouch Solutions Inc.

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www.b-r.com

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1. VML

10801 Mastin Blvd., Suite 130, Overland Park, KS 66210, 913-498-9988

www.degdigital.com

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Managing Partners John Alexander & Jeff Julian john@ajisoftware.com CEO Mike Lammers mike.lammers@tricension. com Principals Brett Wacha & Brandon Worrell, brandon@ clickfarminteractive.com

4. Aspect Software Inc. 150

13. Mersoft Corporation 22 15. Level Five Solutions

18

15. Tricension

18

17. Internet Builder Consulting

14

18. Clickfarm Interactive Inc.

11

18. GlynnDevins Advertising & Marketing

11

20. AJI Software

10

20. CyteWorks Inc.

10

22. AdventureTech Group

9

23. In10sity Midwest

8

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Solutions to build and improve your business

New product, unfamiliar industry COHENESREY GETS BANKING HELP AFTER STUMBLING ONTO SOFTWARE CREATION BY JAMES DORNBROOK jdornbrook@bizjournals.com 816-777-2215, @DornzKCBJ

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ohen-Esrey Real Estate Services LLC has 44 years of experience in real estate, carving out a strong niche for itself in the industry nationwide. But the same entrepreneurial spirit that helped the Overland Park company’s growth recently led it into uncharted waters: The company stumbled upon a need in the banking and financial services industry and inadvertently created a revolutionary software product. A bank turned to Cohen-Esrey for help in caretaking of 70 foreclosed properties that ended up in its portfolio. Cohen-Esrey realized it would need an efficient way to track the properties to ensure that they received maintenance and repairs. Mark Fletcher, Cohen-Esrey’s chief information officer, had computer coding skills and created software to accomplish that goal. The bank’s impressed officials said they had never seen anything like it. Cohen-Esrey recognized that this was a void it could fill, but it had no industry experience. So it spun off a subsidiary called Alinare that brought in experienced consultants Sandy Moll of Olathe-based Advanced Bank Solutions and Craig Nichols of Overland Park-based Midwest Portfolio Management LLC. Working with Fletcher, they went through about three iterations before declaring the product ready to go. But they had no experience selling software to bankers. That’s where Doug Richards entered the picture. As managing director of Alinare, it’s his job to get the product in front of potential clients. “Bankers’ view on technology is the biggest headwind we face,� he said. “I hear from bankers on a daily basis. I’ll talk to them ... and they’ll sigh and say, ‘Another piece of technology.’� He recognizes that Alinare must build momentum to get sales rolling. “A big part of how we’re approaching marketing this is finding an initial client who would serve as a great example and be a loud voice for the rest of the industry,� Richards said. Tom Schnurr, CEO of Des Moinesbased First American Bank, is one of the people Alinare is targeting. He said his interest was piqued by the efficiencies the software can create. Typically, many banks dump troubled asset data into a spreadsheet and then have people manually sift through it to create reports for bank officials and regulators. The software changes this time-consuming process.

Doug Richards is the managing director for Alinare, which has developed a software that helps banks manage their loan portfolios.

DAVE KAUP

Schnurr sent spreadsheets of his portfolio to help Alinare with the software. “They incorporated a lot of that information into their design,� he said. “So it looks really familiar to me.�

Alinare also is using its bank consulting partners to reach out to their clients about how helpful the software is and what it can do. Moll said that she has 196 banks she will introduce to Alinare and that she is reaching out to

other consultants nationwide. Moll said bankers are notorious for moving slowly to acquire new tools, so it’s important to get in front of them and not only show them the product but lead them to how it will help them.


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OCTOBER 25, 2013

SOCIAL MEDIA MATTERS: Staying on top of your social media game requires being a constant student. Read more at KansasCityBusinessJournal.com

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TAKING AIM

ARCHER LAUNCHES PROGRAM The Archer Foundation has launched its Get Started immersion program. It targets startups in the ideation phase and those already developing a product. It helps companies with strategy and delivery, product development, and operations and finance. Two companies — VolunteerMark and LittleHootz — have joined the program, which launched Oct. 1.

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$625 million Amount of Small Business Administration loans for its flagship program approved in the three days before the federal government’s shutdown. September saw more than $2.4 billion in loans approved, almost $1 billion more than in August.

“Until you’ve reached that point of going from success to significance, you probably haven’t really achieved all you can be.” STEVE ROLING, retired CEO of Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, talking about the link between entrepreneurs and philanthropists. READ MORE: bit.ly/KCPhilanthropy

READ MORE: bit.ly/LoansFlowSBA

LEARN MORE: bit.ly/GetStartedKC

GETTING AWAY

13;11 HEMP’S ANNUAL RETREAT The Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program plans a retreat Nov. 13 at The Elms Resort & Spa in Excelsior Springs. The day will feature speakers and breakout sessions for aspiring entrepreneurs, including Brené Brown, who has appeared on Oprah’s program, and several local business Brené leaders. Plus, a fire per- Brown formance(!) by The Pyro Sapiens.

“Having banking capabilities is one thing, but a local team that knows my business is everything.”

GET DETAILS: bit.ly/HEMPretreat

STEMMING THE TIDE

TROUBLE RETAINING WOMEN The importance of STEM-related (science, technology, engineering or math) jobs seems a given anymore, and the need for women even more so. Despite this demand, here are some startling facts: Women make up 55 percent of college grads, but only 31 percent are STEM grads; women make up 50 percent of the workforce but only 25 percent of STEM workers; and women in STEM jobs are far more likely to leave their position than women in other professional occupations. READ MORE: bit.ly/WomenJobsSTEM

GOING VIRAL

CONTAGIOUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP? If you know an entrepreneur, you’re much more likely to become an entrepreneur. That’s the conclusion of a recent study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The survey found that about a third of respondents who knew an entrepreneur were themselves an entrepreneur. This tidbit could help shape policy by funding and creating programs to encourage entrepreneurship, thus helping spur the economy.

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LEADS

Information to build your business

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10;30 Overland Park South Rotary Club is having its weekly meeting at 7:15 a.m. at Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center, 9120 W. 75th St., Overland Park. For more information, visit http://bizj.us/t4jnv. World Trade Center Kansas City is having the 2013 Manufacturing Summit from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Gallery Event Space, 61 E. 14th St., Kansas City. Bob Chapman, CEO of Accraply Inc., will speak. Cost is $65. Register at www.wtc-kc. com. Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation is having 1 Million Cups from 9-10 a.m. at 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City. For more information, contact KCSourceLink at 816-2356500. Area chambers of commerce are having “Mega Chamber Office Party” from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Country Club, 8200 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City. Cost is $15. For more information, contact Vickie Wolgast, 816-761-7660.

10;31 Enterprise Center of Johnson County, 8527 Bluejacket St., Lenexa, is having an advanced Facebook for business workshop from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tory Thaemert of SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza and Emma Carttar Brooke of Global Prairie will speak. Cost is $25 and includes lunch. Register at www.ecjc.com, ecjc@ecjc.com or 913-4382282. University of MissouriKansas City Small Business and Technology Development Center, 4747 Troost Ave., Suite 104A, Kansas City, is having a workshop on pitching to investors from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $35 and includes lunch. Register at http://bizj. us/tik6n. The Downtown Kiwanis Club is having its weekly noon lunch meeting at the Golden Ox, 1600 Genessee St., Kansas City. For more information, contact Ed Redhair at 816-920-6800. Olathe Chamber of Commerce is having a New Century Detention Center tour for Leadership Olathe alumni from 4-6 p.m. at 27745 W. 159th St., New Century. Register at http:// bizj.us/tbl7x.

11;01 Plaza Rotary is having its weekly meeting from 7:15-8:30 a.m. at the Intercontinental Hotel Rooftop, 401 Ward Parkway, Kansas City. David Rowlee, senior vice president at INTEGRATED Healthcare Strategies will speak about an engaged workforce. Go to kcplazarotary.org for more information. Social Media Club Kansas City is having its November breakfast from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Think Big Partners, 1800 Baltimore Ave., sixth floor, Kansas City. Sarah Hill of Veterans United Network will speak. Cost is $10. Register at https:// smckcnovbrkfst2013. eventbrite.com.

Leawood Chamber of Commerce is having a member connections workshop from 8:30-10 a.m. at Country Club Bank, second floor conference room, 13451 Briar, Leawood. Register at 913-498-1514 or bethj@leawoodchamber. org. International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City is having “How to get started in a global career” from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at University of MissouriKansas City Bloch Executive Hall, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers in advance, and an additional $5 for all at the door. Register at info@ itckc.org. Kansas City Kansas Area Chamber of Commerce is having First Friday Focus from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Great Wolf Lodge, 10401 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, Kan. Speakers will discuss the 2014 college basketball season. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Register at http://bizj.us/tils5.

11;02 University of Missouri-Kansas City CommUniversity, Atterbury Student Success Center, 5000 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, is having a workshop, “Selling on eBay intro,” from 9-10 a.m. in room 236. Cost is $13. Register at www. umkc.edu/commu.

11;04 University of Missouri-Kansas City Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic, 4747 Troost Ave., Suite 213, Kansas City, is having a free workshop, “Business Law 101: Legal considerations for starting a business,” from 5-6:30 p.m. For more information, contact 816-235-6341.

11;05 Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce is having “Wake up to success” from 6:30-7:30 a.m. at John Knox Village, Courtyard B, 508 NW Peace Parkway, Lee’s Summit. Mary Ortiz of Saint Luke’s EAP will speak about enjoying the holidays. For more information, contact 816-524-2424. Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, chamber board room at Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, is having small business networking at 7:15 a.m. A program about veteranowned business will begin at 8:45 a.m. Cost is $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Register at www.kcchamber. com. Leawood Chamber of Commerce is having morning mingling from 8-9:30 a.m. at The Forum at Overland Park, 3501 W. 95th St. The event is free for members and $15 for nonmembers. Register at http://bizj.us/tijv9 by Nov. 1. Olathe Chamber of Commerce is having its monthly chairman’s liaison luncheon from 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. at Kanz’s City Pizza & Burgerz, 11180 S. Lone Elm St., Olathe. For more information, contact mnichols@olathe.org.

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THIS SECTION

READER’S GUIDE The Business Leads is a collection of information gathered from Kansas City-area courthouses, government offices and informational Web sites. We gather these public records so you can build your business. No matter what business you are in, you can gain a competitive edge by reading the Business Leads. Find new and expanding businesses and new customers. Find out the area’s commercial and residential hot spots. Find clues about the financial condition of your vendors, customers or competitors. Listings for each category may vary from week to week because of information availability and space constraints. (Note: *Indicates listings are not available for this week.) EMAIL EDITION To buy lead information for Kansas City and more than 40 other markets, call 877-593-4157, or see bizjournals.com/leads. The information is available on disk or via e-mail and arrives earlier than the published version.

University of MissouriKansas City Small Business and Technology Development Center, 4747 Troost Ave., Suite 104A, Kansas City, is having a workshop on hiring workers from the Internet from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cost is $35. For more information, contact 816-235-6063. The Minority & Women Coalition is having its November luncheon from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kansas City Marriott-Downtown, 200 W. 12th St., Kansas City. Chris Jenson of the Los Angeles School District will speak. Cost is $40. For more information, contact 816842-7023.

RR  Sales/ Leases Sales/Leases lists who is taking leases and who is making leases. These are gleaned from releases from commercial property managers and real estate firms. McCaffree-Short Title Company Inc. leased 2,460 square feet at White Oaks Commercial Center, 8002 North Oak Trafficway, Kansas City. Chris Newkirk of Kessinger/Hunter and Adam Lyngar of CBRE negotiated the transaction. Local Host Inc. leased 1,200 square feet at Indian Trails Shopping Center, 1491 E. 151st St., Olathe. Ted Claney and Audrey Navarro of Kessinger/Hunter negotiated the transaction. Hostetler Inc. dba Small Cakes leased 1,450 square feet at 10573 Mission Road, Leawood. Chris Newkirk of Kessinger/Hunter and Doug Weltner of Colliers International negotiated the transaction. CSM Bakery Products NA leased 2,079 square feet at Plaza West, 4600 Madison, Kansas City. Sharon Gartin and Greg Swetnam of Kessinger/Hunter and Ross Simpson of Colliers International negotiated the transaction.

UPS Store Inc. leased 1,280 square feet at 100 E. Kansas, Lansing. Audrey Navarro of Kessinger/Hunter and Jared Frost of Point Commercial negotiated the transaction. Timothy M. Barry DDS renewed his lease of 1,998 square feet at Plaza Time, 411 Nichols Road, Kansas City. Kathy Lapp of Kessinger/Hunter negotiated the transaction. Consolidated Edison Solutions Inc. renewed its lease of 6,000 square feet at Congleton Industrial Park, 9217 Cody, Overland Park. Patrick J. McGannon of Kessinger/Hunter negotiated the transaction. Platinum Title LLC leased 2,754 square feet at Leawood Executive Centre II, 4501 College, Leawood. Jim Gates of Kessinger/ Hunter and Hunter Johnson of Block Real Estate Services negotiated the transaction. Carrier Rental Systems Inc. renewed its lease of about 4,717 square feet at 8817, 8819, 8849 and 8851 Bond St., Overland Park. Randi Haith of Haith & Co. Inc. negotiated the transactions. Faultless Laundry renewed its lease of about 18,000 square feet at 4242-44 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Randi Haith of Haith & Co. Inc. negotiated the transaction. Krystal Klear renewed its lease of about 1,500 square feet at 8887 Lenexa Drive, Overland Park. Randi Haith of Haith & Co. Inc. negotiated the transaction.

RR  Lawsuits Filed The following are civil suits filed in the county clerk’s office against businesses and business owners for amounts greater than $10,000. Information is listed by case and case number.

KANSAS JOHNSON COUNTY Andrew Young/Bree Young v. Partners Inc./ Pyramid Roofing Co. Inc./ Kelly Loudon, case #13 CV

COURT LISTINGS Bankruptcies�������������������������������������� * Lawsuits Filed��������������������������������� 20 Court Judgments���������������������������� 20 Mechanic’s Liens������������������������������ 21 Federal Tax Liens Filed�������������������� 21 Federal Tax Liens Released������������� 21 State Tax Liens Filed������������������������ 21 State Tax Liens Released�����������������22 PROSPECTING ENTRIES New Businesses�������������������������������22 New Corporations���������������������������22 REAL ESTATE LISTINGS Sales/Leases����������������������������������� 20 Real Estate Transactions – Commercial������������������������������������ 26 Building Permits – Commercial������������������������������������ 28 Building Permits – Residential�������������������������������������� 28 PEOPLE ON THE MOVE Featuring: Construction, Consulting, Education, Engineering, Financial Services, Legal, Real Estate����������� 29 06975, Sept. 30, 2013. Cheryl Pappas v. BroanNutone LLC, case #13 CV 06984, Oct. 1, 2013. Canterbury Staffing/ Small Beginnings Inc. v. Kati Glenn/The Peanut Co. LLC, contract, case #13 CV 07033, Oct. 2, 2013. Canterbury Staffing/Small Beginnings Inc. v. Lisa Mullins/The Peanut Co. LLC, contract, case #13 CV 07034, Oct. 2, 2013. Darin Seck v. Steamatic of Kansas City Inc., contract, case #13 CV 07040, Oct. 3, 2013. Country Mutual Insurance Co./Jason Kemnitz/Shana Kemnitz v. Time Warner Cable Inc./Time Warner Cable Midwest LLC/Westar Energy Inc., case #13 CV 07065, Oct. 3, 2013. Jorge Luis Pinera v. Petra Ilea/Imperial Truck Line LLC, automobile tort, case #13 CV 07086, Oct. 4, 2013. Willow Baum v. InvenQuery LLC, contract, case #13 LA 08954, Oct. 2, 2013. All Current Electric LLC v. Gorilla Pro KC LLC, contract, case #13 LA 08972, Oct. 4, 2013. WYANDOTTE COUNTY Linda M. Derritt v. Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC et al., contract, case #2013 LM 005825, Oct. 4, 2013. Mariah N. Gonzales v. West Asset Management Inc., case #2013 LM 005826, Oct. 4, 2013. Mariah N. Gonzales v. Kansas Counselors Inc., contract, case #2013 LM 005827, Oct. 4, 2013.

MISSOURI JACKSON COUNTY Envirotech Services Co. v. RPB Enterprises LLC, money owed, case #1316 CV 24559 AC, Sept. 30, 2013. Energy Asset Advisors LLC v. Soltage LLC, contract, case #1316 CV 24586 CC, Sept. 30, 2013. CAH Acquisition Co. #16 LLC v. Emergency Staffing Solutions Inc., decaratory

Jonathan McDowell v. Two Men and A Truck International Inc./MVH Enterprise Inc., case #1316 CV 24837 CC, Oct. 1, 2013. Lauren Preator v. Yellow Cab Co., personal injury vehicular, case #1316 CV 24855 AC, Sept. 30, 2013. Sysco Kansas City Inc. v. Feeding The 5000 Inc./ Stephen Fennell, contract, case #1316 CV 24900 AC, Oct. 2, 2013. David H. Hayes v. MDR Management Inc., money owed, case #1316 CV 24901 AC, Oct. 2, 2013. Geneseo Partners LLC dba Cass Winery v. QED Wine Purveyors LLC, suit on account, case #1316 CV 24914 AC, Oct. 2, 2013. Hartford Fire Insurance Co. as Subrogee/ABM Janitorial v. Damascus Road Shield of Faith Inc., property damage, case #1316 CV 24923 AC, Oct. 1, 2013. DJ Roofing Supply Inc. v. Cornwell Roofing LLC/ Monte Cornwell/Jennifer Cornwell, breach of contract, case #1316 CV 24975 AC, Oct. 2, 2013. John Adams v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co., money owed, case #1316 CV 24985 AC, Oct. 2, 2013.

judgment, case #1316 CV 24599 CC, Sept. 30, 2013.

Patricia Enlow v. Polsinelli PC/Tom Kokoruda/P. John Brady, employment discrimination, case #1316 CV 24990 CC, Oct. 3, 2013.

CAH Acquisition Co. #10 LLC v. Emergency Staffing Solutions Inc., declaratory judgment, case #1316 CV 24601 CC, Sept. 30, 2013.

Johnny E. Thompson v. Joe Sanderson dba Autobahn Motorwerks Inc., case #1316 CV 25000 CC, Oct. 2, 2013.

CAH Acquisition Co. #1 LLC v. Emergency Staffing Solutions Inc., declaratory judgment, case #1316 CV 24604 CC, Sept. 30, 2013.

Myra D. Jones/William S. Jones v. Lowe’s Home Centers Inc., personal injury, case #1316 CV 25001 CC, Oct. 2, 2013.

Khairgard Fred S. Nessari v. Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC/ Homeward Residential, declaratory judgment, case #1316 CV 24617 CC, Sept. 30, 2013.

Candice Ferrara-Osborn/ Jeremy Lucas v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co., wrongful death, case #1316 CV 25004 CC, Oct. 3, 2013.

Skarda Equipment Co. Inc. v. Blue Valley Machine and Manufacturing Co., suit on account, case #1316 CV 24645 AC, Sept. 30, 2013. Truman Medical Center Inc. dba Truman Medical Centers v. Progressive Casualty Insurance Co., case #1316 CV 24701 AC, Sept. 30, 2013. Daniel Boone/Pamela Boone v. Progressive Groups of Insurance Companies, personal injury vehicular, case #1316 CV 24725 CC, Sept. 30, 2013. Truman Medical Center Inc. dba Truman Medical Centers v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co., case #1316 CV 24747 AC, Sept. 30, 2013. Truman Medical Center Inc. dba Truman Medical Centers v. Country Casualty Insurance Co., case #1316 CV 24749 AC, Sept. 30, 2013. Matthew Zammar v. Brenda Wood/Action Real Estate Services LLC dba Remax Action, breach of contract, case #1316 CV 24751 CC, Oct. 1, 2013. Truman Medical Center Inc. dba Truman Medical Centers v. Geico General Insurance Co., case #1316 CV 24753 AC, Sept. 30, 2013.

Kenyatta Boldridge v. Byron’s Auto Sales LLC/ Bryon’s Only One Way Detail Shop/Byron Lewis, breach of contract, case #1316 CV 25031 CC, Oct. 2, 2013. Carrie Neighbors v. C&C Investments LLC, personal injury, case #1316 CV 25033 CC, Oct. 2, 2013. Natalie Parsons/Danielle White v. Highline Autosport LLC, wrongful death, case #1316 CV 25040 CC, Oct. 3, 2013. Katherine L. Kueker v. Quiktrip Corp., personal injury, case #1316 CV 25049 CC, Oct. 3, 2013. Juberkat Enterprises Inc. v. Coca Cola Refreshments USA Inc., property damage, case #1316 CV 25052 CC, Oct. 3, 2013. Renee Brewer v. Doctors Associates Inc./Mokan Restaurant Group LLC, case #1316 CV 25061 CC, Oct. 3, 2013. Kansas City Electrical Supply Co. v. New England Safety Co./Sarah Kaufman/ Larry Kaufman, contract, case #1316 CV 25078 CC, Oct. 4, 2013. Safeway Services LLC v. Josh Davis dba Think Contracting, suit on account, case #1316 CV 25086 CC, Oct. 4, 2013.

Stephanie M. Ochoa v. Matthew R. Dix/Twin Traffic Marking Corp., personal injury vehicular, case #1316 CV 24777 CC, Oct. 1, 2013.

Emeil P. Humphrey v. LW Management Inc./ McDonald’s Corp./ McDonald’s USA LLC et al., personal injury, case #1316 CV 25090 CC, Oct. 4, 2013.

360 Architecture-NV PC v. IDM LLC/LVNSC Capital Partners LLC, breach of contract, case #1316 CV

Jeremy Betts v. Fastop Inc., money owed, case #1316 CV 25153 AC, Oct. 2, 2013.

Stephanie Austin v. Roger’s Auto Repair, money owed, case #1316 CV 25252 AC, Oct. 4, 2013. Tonya Round v. Kotar & Son LLC/AJJK Inc., money owed, case #1316 CV 25258 AC, Oct. 2, 2013. Bruce Evans/Dana Evans v. Everbright Stone USA Kansas Inc., money owed, case #1316 CV 25290 AC, Oct. 4, 2013. Cathy Downum v. Brookwood Village Townhomes/6th Street Partners LP, money owed, case #1316 CV 25294 AC, Oct. 2, 2013. Michael Brennan O’Rourke v. Blue River Concrete, money owed, case #1316 CV 25332 AC, Oct. 4, 2013. CLAY COUNTY Alexandra Bethanie Grant v. Quaff Inc. dba Quaff Bar/ Joe Bonino, personal injury, case #13 CY CV 10275 CC, Sept. 30, 2013. John J. McElven v. KC Complete Auto Service, money owed, case #13 CY CV 10324 AC, Oct. 1, 2013. SS Auto Inc. v. AutoOwners Insurance Co., breach of contract, case #13 CY CV 10335 CC, Oct. 1, 2013. Warren Rhoad v. AT Operations/The Corp. Co., case #13 CY CV 10360 CC, Oct. 2, 2013. William P. Kiely/Bryce A. Kiely v. Roberts Outdoor Hydrographics LLC, money owed, case #13 CY CV 10368 AC, Oct. 2, 2013. Jeffrey Clay v. Cigna Group Insurance Inc., case #13 CY CV 10467 AC, Sept. 30, 2013. Denise Marie Breckenridge/John F. Breckenridge v. Mark L. Epstein MD/Northland Surgical Associates PC et al., personal injury-federal employee liability, case #13 CY CV 10482 CC, Oct. 4, 2013. Hospital Valley LLC v. BioDynamix Physical Therapy Centers/John Mandacina, beach of contract, case #13 CY CV 10488 CC, Oct. 4, 2013. Milady R. Peters v. Berman & Rabin PA/Discover Bank, case #13 CY CV 10490 CC, Oct. 4, 2013. Jane Brown v. Diagnostic Imaging Centers PC/Edwin M. Herman MD, personal injury malpractice, case #13 CY CV 10493 CC, Oct. 4, 2013. KCBS LLC v. Patrick Mechanical LLC/Patrick N. Seever, breach of contract, case #13 CY CV 10536 AC, Oct. 4, 2013. Weber Carpet Inc. dba Joe’s Carpet v. Owens Built Properties Inc./James K. Owens, breach of contract, case #13 CY CV 10540 AC, Oct. 3, 2013. PLATTE COUNTY Curry Investment Co. v. Independent Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine PC/ Ronald Zipper, rent and possession, case #13 AE CV 03321 AC, Oct. 3, 2013.

RR  Court Judgments The following are judgments issued by the county court’s office involving businesses and business owners. Information is listed by case and case number.


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LEADS KANSAS JOHNSON COUNTY Cedar Creek Development V LLC v. Popstar Networks Inc., $289,022, plaintiff, case #13 LA 08200, Oct. 4, 2013.

RR  Mechanic’s Liens The following includes liens filed in the county recorder’s office for unpaid services or goods for amounts greater than $10,000.

KANSAS JOHNSON COUNTY Claimant: Childress Painting and Associates Inc., Contractor: Landmark Construction Group LLC, $28,447, Owner: 119 Leawood LLC, on property at 4331 W. 119th St., Leawood, case #13 ML 00216, Oct. 11, 2013.

RR  Federal Tax Liens Filed The following includes federal tax liens of $5,000 or more filed against local businesses with the county recorder. Information is listed in this order: name of business, address, amount, type of lien, date.

KANSAS WYANDOTTE COUNTY B&E Armed Security Service/Robert L. Rainey, P.O. Box 12803, Kansas City 66112, $20,965, (941), Book/Page 2013 R 14825, Oct. 3, 2013. Julie E. Walton Drywall/ Julia E. Walton, 211 N. 21st St., Kansas City 66102, $188,689, (940/941), Book/Page 2013 R 14617, Sept. 30, 2013.

RR  Federal Tax Liens Released

MISSOURI JACKSON COUNTY Jason R. Conover, 14515 S. Hutt Road, Lone Jack 64070, $17,108, (6672), document #2013 E 0104792, Oct. 4, 2013.

RR  State Tax Liens Filed The following includes tax liens of $5,000 or more filed against area businesses with the county recorder. Information is listed in this order: name of business, address, amount, type of lien, date.

KANSAS WYANDOTTE COUNTY Sabor Y Sol Inc., 542 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City 66103, $5,943, (withholding), Book/Page 2013 R 14937, Oct. 4, 2013.

MISSOURI JACKSON COUNTY A Square Meal LLC, 2008 Southwood, Jackson, MS 39211, $7,001, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102766, Oct. 1, 2013. ABS Tire Shop, 4111

Lisa Acklin, 5347 Osage Ave., Kansas City 64133, $6,601, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102770, Oct. 1, 2013. Albert Tamm Lumber Co., 3232 E. 18th St., Kansas City 64127, $21,931, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102775, Oct. 1, 2013. Bernardino Alcantara, 7221 Marsh Ave., Kansas City 64133, $5,873, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102776, Oct. 1, 2013. Atlantic City Coin & Slot Service Co. Inc., 201 W. Decatur, Pleasantville, NJ 08232, $17,610, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102783, Oct. 1, 2013. Authentic Entertainment LLC, 3319 Wabash Ave., Kansas City 64109, $6,606, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0102784, Oct. 1, 2013. Ben Ray Properties Inc., 911 E. Linwood, Kansas City 64109, $5,978, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102795, Oct. 1, 2013. Mitzi Berry, 2848 Beechwood, Maryland Heights 63043, $7,855, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0102796, Oct. 1, 2013.

(sales/use), document #2013 E 0102916, Oct. 1, 2013. Even Odds Investments Inc., 1010 S. Emery St., Independence 64050, $6,502, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0102919, Oct. 1, 2013. Fuel Conversion Solutions LLC, 616-A Valley Ridge, Grain Valley 64029, $5,288, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0102933, Oct. 1, 2013. Clint J. Fullerton, P.O. Box 393, Argyle, TX 76226, $5,909, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102934, Oct. 1, 2013. Garozzos II of Independence Inc., 12801 E. U.S. Highway 40, Independence 64055, $5,112, (sales/ use), document #2013 E

0102940, Oct. 1, 2013.

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James Garrett Jr., 3319 Wabash Ave., Kansas City 64109, $6,606, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102941, Oct. 1, 2013.

Holman Boiler Works Inc., 1956 Singleton, Dallas, TX 75212, $24,070, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102978, Oct. 1, 2013.

Grambur Inc., P.O. Box 4856, Overland Park 66204, $38,496, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102955, Oct. 1, 2013.

George L. Holmes, 14914 N. Reynold, Liberty 64068, $11,641, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102980, Oct. 1, 2013.

Gusto of Kansas LLC, 10222 W. Central, Wichita 67212, $11,494, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102959, Oct. 1, 2013.

Kevin Hood, 9420 Buffalo Road, Westmoreland 66549, $5,909, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102983, Oct. 1, 2013.

Ramona Hayes, 301 E. Bannister, Kansas City 64114, $7,001, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102966, Oct. 1, 2013.

Hudson & Jane Inc., 309 E. 55th St., Kansas City 64113, $5,554, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102988, Oct. 1, 2013.

Highly Unusual Concepts LLC, 320 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City 64108, $6,417, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0102973, Oct. 1,

Investments North Inc., 120 S. 15th, St. Joseph 64501, $6,624, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102994, Oct. 1, 2013. Construction and Abatement, $54,057, (withholding), document #2013 E 0103005, Oct. 1, 2013. Missouri Pavement Maintenance, $23,006, (withholding), document #2013 E 0103041, Oct. 1, 2013. Octopus LLC, $14,162, (withholding), document #2013 E 0103201, Oct. 1, 2013.

Walker Electrical Services, $114,664, (withholding), T:8.625” document #2013 E Blair D. Hurst, 2008 Southwood, Jackson, MS S:7” 0103226, Oct. 1, 2013. 39211, $7,001, (sales/ Juberkat Enterprises Inc., use), document #2013 E 13111 W. 54th Terrace, 0102989, Oct. 1, 2013. Shawnee 66216, $8,762,

(sales/use), document #2013 E 0103256, Oct. 1, 2013.

95116, $12,889, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103276, Oct. 1, 2013.

Kawaza Midwest LLC, 901 E. 27th St., Kansas City 64108, $5,862, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103262, Oct. 1, 2013.

Latin Bistro LLC, 2620 N.E. 56th St., Kansas City 64119, $6,606, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103280, Oct. 1, 2013.

Javed Khalid, 2620 W. Surrey, Olathe 66061, $5,862, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0103268, Oct. 1, 2013.

Alfredo Lujan, 615 Elmwood Ave., Kansas City 64124, $5,873, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103296, Oct. 1, 2013.

La Familia Restaurant Group LLC, 1660 Park Grove, Irving, TX 75060, $6,601, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0103273, Oct. 1, 2013.

Azam Mahfooz, 2612 W. Surrey, Olathe 66061, $5,862, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0103300, Oct. 1, 2013.

La Mexicania 2 LLC, 2950 S. 37th St., Kansas City 66106, $6,309, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103274, Oct. 1, 2013. Harjinder S. Ladhar, 211 El Rancho, San Jose, CA

Daljeet S. Mann, 1720 Sisk Road, Modesto, CA 95350, $12,889, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103302, Oct. 1, 2013. Martinez Fabiola Islas, 3903 E. Ninth St., Kansas City 64124, $5,044, (sales/

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Blake Daugherty LLC, P.O. Box 393, Argyle, TX 76226, $5,909, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102800, Oct. 1, 2013. Bottom Dollar Thrift LLC, 1904 S.W. Rock Creek Court, Blue Springs 64015, $9,361, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0102808, Oct. 1, 2013. Kenneth Lynn Burnett Jr., 10418 E. Truman, Independence 64052, $6,107, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0102815, Oct. 1, 2013. Bush Hospitality Group LLC, 323 S. 74th St., Kansas City 66111, $6,885, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102816, Oct. 1, 2013. Enrique Calva Perez, 2950 S. 37th St., Kansas City 66106, $6,309, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102820, Oct. 1, 2013. Class Enterprises LLC, 9840 Walmer St., Overland Park 66212, $5,810, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102837, Oct. 1, 2013.

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Richard Coffman, 4312 Terrace S., Kansas City 64111, $6,272, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102843, Oct. 1, 2013. Cook Shack Cafe LLC, 8950 Wornall, Kansas City 64114, $6,987, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102849, Oct. 1, 2013. Brenda K. Crow, 8936 Oak St., Kansas City 64114, $6,987, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102854, Oct. 1, 2013. William F. Crow, 8936 Oak St., Kansas City 64114, $6,987, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102855, Oct. 1, 2013. Afrikan Centered Education, $54,750, (withholding), document #2013 E 0102886, Oct. 1, 2013. Door To Door Organics of Colorado Inc., 282 Century Place, Louisville, CO 80027, $39,608, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0102906, Oct. 1, 2013.

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LEADS use), document #2013 E 0103306, Oct. 1, 2013. Michael D. McKnight, 8616 W. Mystic, Maize 67101, $11,494, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103314, Oct. 1, 2013. Stacia L. McKnight, 8616 W. Mystic, Maize 67101, $11,494, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103315, Oct. 1, 2013. Micah Riggs LLC, 8818 E. 84th Terrace, Raytown 64138, $6,584, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103318, Oct. 1, 2013. MIH Enterprises LLC, 14914 Reynolds, Liberty 64068, $11,641, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103322, Oct. 1, 2013. Muzammil Inc., 7501 Troost Ave., Kansas City 64131, $5,140, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103373, Oct. 1, 2013. Qaisar Naeem, 2628 W. Surrey, Olathe 66061, $5,862, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0103374, Oct. 1, 2013. NCBT LLC, 139 The Woodlands, Gladstone 64119, $6,606, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103376, Oct. 1, 2013. Network Communications LLC, 5510 N.E. Antioch, Kansas City 64119, $6,624, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0103379, Oct. 1, 2013.

Waltco Tools Inc., 1005 E. Edwards, Wood River, Ill. 62095, $8,251, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103632, Oct. 2, 2013. Laura Weiss, 9840 Walmer St., Overland Park 66212, $5,810, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103636, Oct. 2, 2013. Wheel & Tire Warehouse LLC, 4800 Blue Ridge, Kansas City 64133, $6,606, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0103639, Oct. 2, 2013. Gail Willis, 4800 Blue Ridge, Kansas City 64133, $6,606, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0103646, Oct. 2, 2013. Yacub LLC, 4815 Independence, Kansas City 64124, $18,575, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103661, Oct. 2, 2013.

RR  State Tax Liens Released The following includes released tax liens of $5,000 or more filed against local businesses. Information is listed in this order: lien payer, address, amount, date.

MISSOURI JACKSON COUNTY

New Edge Network Inc., 3100 Cumberland, Atlanta, GA 30339, $5,060, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103380, Oct. 1, 2013.

Gregory D. Spillman, 10119 S. Munro Road, Lone Jack 64070, $6,428, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103536, Oct. 2, 2013.

Nikoda Inc., 3740 N.E. Antioch, Kansas City 64117, $6,624, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103384, Oct. 1, 2013.

Gregory D. Spillman, 10119 S. Munro Road, Lone Jack 64070, $6,428, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103537, Oct. 2, 2013.

Nosso II LLC, 8312 Ward Park, Kansas City 64145, $11,452, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103387, Oct. 1, 2013.

Gregory D. Spillman, 10119 S. Munro Road, Lone Jack 64070, $6,431, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103555, Oct. 2, 2013.

James P. O’Brien, 4635 W. 71st St., Prairie Village 66208, $9,675, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103389, Oct. 1, 2013.

Miss Mollys Inc., P.O. Box 412451, Kansas City 64141, $22,043, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103565, Oct. 2, 2013.

Otal Jagtar, 3036 Gaywood Court, San Jose, CA 95148, $12,889, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103397, Oct. 1, 2013.

Dynasty Financial, 202 S.W. Market St., Lee’s Summit 64063, $6,839, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103590, Oct. 2, 2013.

Professional Cleaning and Innovative Building Service Inc., 1600 Genessee, Kansas City 64102, $6,167, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103420, Oct. 1, 2013.

Edge Gymnastics LC, 7704 N. Mersington Ave., Kansas City 64114, $5,470, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103591, Oct. 2, 2013.

Micah B. Riggs, 8818 E. 84th Terrace, Raytown 64138, $6,584, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103492, Oct. 2, 2013. Satnam Lodging LLC, 2717 Village Lane, Bossier City, LA 71112, $12,889, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103500, Oct. 2, 2013. Sound FX Inc., 4451 Belleview, Kansas City 64111, $7,115, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103520, Oct. 2, 2013. Southern Store Fixtures Inc., 275 Drexel Road, Bessemer, AL 35022, $216,992, (sales/use), document #2013 E 0103522, Oct. 2, 2013. Summit Eats LLC, 650 S.E. Canterbury, Lee’s Summit 64063, $10,591, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103525, Oct. 2, 2013. Superior Vend All Inc., 3707 E. 14th St., Kansas City 64127, $6,958, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103526, Oct. 2, 2013. Tres Bliss Beauty Inc., 1215 W. 64th St., Kansas City 64113, $5,034, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103580, Oct. 2, 2013. Waldo RH LLC, 301 E. Bannister, Kansas City 64114, $7,001, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103630, Oct. 2, 2013.

Broadway Garage LLC, 10119 S. Munro Road, Lone Jack 64070, $6,431, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103610, Oct. 2, 2013. Broadway Garage LLC, 10119 S. Munro Road, Lone Jack 64070, $6,428, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103611, Oct. 2, 2013. Broadway Garage LLC, 10119 S. Munro Road, Lone Jack 64070, $6,428, (sales/ use), document #2013 E 0103612, Oct. 2, 2013. United Sign Corp., $6,946, (withholding), document #2013 E 0103699, Oct. 2, 2013. United Sign Corp., $6,955, (withholding), document #2013 E 0103701, Oct. 2, 2013. United Sign Corp., $6,946, (withholding), document #2013 E 0103702, Oct. 2, 2013. United Sign Corp., $6,529, (withholding), document #2013 E 0103703, Oct. 2, 2013. United Sign Corp., $6,511, (withholding), document #2013 E 0103711, Oct. 2, 2013.

United Sign Corp., $6,550, (withholding), document #2013 E 0103714, Oct. 2, 2013. United Sign Corp., $13,088, (withholding), document #2013 E 0103715, Oct. 2, 2013. United Sign Corp., $13,052, (withholding), document #2013 E 0103716, Oct. 2, 2013. United Sign Corp., $12,145, (withholding), document #2013 E 0103717, Oct. 2, 2013. United Sign Corp., $11,265, (withholding), document #2013 E 0103718, Oct. 2, 2013.

RR  New Businesses New Businesses/Licenses lists new and renewed occupational licenses in the area. The entries are obtained from local municipalities. For more information, contact the cities listed.

KANSAS D&S Janitorial, 2818 N. Allis St., Kansas City 66101, admin. support-waste mgmt. R.M. Cleaning, 445 N. 28th St., Kansas City 66102, admin. support-waste mgmt. Diamond Contractors Inc., 1615 N. Missouri Highway 7, Independence 64056, construction. Certified Restoration LLC, 233 S.W. Greenwich Drive, No. 120, Lee’s Summit 64082, construction. Regal Remodeling & Restoration, 4741 Central St., No. 328, Kansas City 64112, construction. All Purpose Construction LLC, 12404 E. 59th St., Kansas City 64133, construction. Redtail Rehab & Remodeling LLC, 8922 N. Cosby Ave., Kansas City 64154, construction. Reliable Remodelers, 241 S. 10th St., Kansas City 66102, construction. Tony Her dba S.E.A. Translation Services, 3218 Strong Ave., Kansas City 66106, professionalscientific-tech. services. Quick Star LLC dba Phillips Gas Station, 954 State Ave., Kansas City 66101, retail trade. All Star Discount Hats & Apparel, 3201 State Ave., Kansas City 66102, retail trade.

MISSOURI Ambition Pays Marketing Solutions Inc., 4227 Locust St., Apt. 2-S, Kansas City 64110-1059, all other business support services. Tu Zumba LLC, 3207 E. 12th St., Kansas City 641271436, all other business support services. Emmetts Adult Daycare LLC, 3017 Bellefontaine Ave., Kansas City 641281608, all other business support services. Parkers Cleaning Service LLC, 8642 E. 52nd Terrace, Kansas City 64129-2206, all other business support services. LL Hauling & Cleaning, 9011 N.E. 103rd Terrace, Kansas City 64157-7869, all other business support services.

United Sign Corp., $6,573, (withholding), document #2013 E 0103712, Oct. 2, 2013.

Payment Processing Alliance PPA, 7501 N.W. Tiffany Springs Parkway, Suite 602, Kansas City 64153, all other legal services.

United Sign Corp., $6,563, (withholding), document #2013 E 0103713, Oct. 2, 2013.

PBDACO Concepts, 1720 E. 24th Terrace, Kansas City 64108-3059, all other miscellaneous store retailers

(except tobacco stores). Archives Coffee Co., 4801 Main St., Kansas City 64112-2929, all other miscellaneous store retailers (except tobacco stores). Party City Corp., 8600 Ward Parkway, Kansas City 64114-2614, all other miscellaneous store retailers (except tobacco stores). Hummus Bread & More, 4442 N. Tracy Ave., Kansas City 64116-1964, all other miscellaneous store retailers (except tobacco stores). KC Discount Mattress LLC, 8130 N. Hickory St., Kansas City 64118-6400, all other miscellaneous store retailers (except tobacco stores). Babaadir Clothing & Electronics, 2536 Independence Ave., Kansas City 64124-2402, all other miscellaneous store retailers (except tobacco stores). Just Talk & More, 3505 Prospect Ave., Kansas City 64128-2419, all other miscellaneous store retailers (except tobacco stores). Perkins Deals, 825 E. 75th St., Kansas City 64131-1657, all other miscellaneous store retailers (except tobacco stores). Fish R Us Christian Gift, 1109 E. Bannister Road, Kansas City 64131-3023, all other miscellaneous store retailers (except tobacco stores). Bismillah & Associates LLC, 9337 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City 64138-3845, all other miscellaneous store retailers (except tobacco stores). MRC, 1201 W. 31st St., Suite 608, Kansas City 64108-3534, all other professional, scientific, and technical services. Right At Home, 5545 N. Oak Trafficway, Suite 2, Kansas City 64118, all other professional, scientific, and technical services. The Andersons Inc., 8116 Wilson Road, Kansas City 64125-1327, all other professional, scientific, and technical services. Eldred L. Sailor II, 2238 Oakley Ave., Kansas City 64127-2947, all other professional, scientific, and technical services. Chosen Voice KC Music, 8746 Chestnut Circle, Kansas City 64131-2804, all other professional, scientific, and technical services. Aardvark Moving Co., 9582 Marion Ridge, Kansas City 64137-1286, all other professional, scientific, and technical services. Mass Infinity Entertainment Group LLC, 5599 N.W. Barry Road, Kansas City 64154-1408, all other professional, scientific, and technical services. Salon 360, 8020 Hickman Mills Drive, Kansas City 64132-2331, barber shops. Kimberly Marshall, 6306 Walnut St., Kansas City 64113-2314, beauty salons. Lluvias Salon, 6102 St. John Ave., Kansas City 64123-1924, beauty salons. Ryonell’s All In One Barber & Beauty Salon, 4102 Prospect Ave., Kansas City 64130-1323, beauty salons. Kim Hausmann’s Permanent Makeup LLC, 8636 N. Boardwalk Ave., Kansas City 64154-2539, beauty salons. First Impression Salon & Day Spa, 9578 N. McGee St., Kansas City 64155-8100, beauty salons. Install Solutions International, 1600 Genessee St., Suite 608, Kansas City 64102-1050, commercial and institutional building construction. Patrick Morris, 2062 N.E. Parvin Road, Kansas City 64116-2466, commercial

and institutional building construction.

concrete foundation and structure contractors.

Action Environmental, 4221 Gardner Ave., Kansas City 64120-1831, commercial and institutional building construction.

Margaret’s Place Adult Day Center Inc., 7217 Troost Ave., Kansas City 64131-1704, services for the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Extrayard Construction & Landscape Inc., 8730 Chestnut Circle, Apt. 3, Kansas City 64131-2843, commercial and institutional building construction. Konrad Carrillo Services LLC, 11714 Oakley Ave., Kansas City 64137-2716, commercial and institutional building construction. Integrity Investment Group LLC, 7508 E. 89th Terrace, Kansas City 64138-4009, commercial and institutional building construction. Empire Masonry LLC, 8205 N.W. 79th Terrace, Kansas City 64152-4206, commercial and institutional building construction. Michael Tamayo, 8512 Prospect Ave., Kansas City 64132-2633, drinking places (alcoholic beverages). Swirl Wine Bar LLC, 6006 N.W. 63rd Terrace, Kansas City 64151-3326, drinking places (alcoholic beverages). Hole-N-One Service, 3907 Oakley Ave., Kansas City 64130-1747, general freight trucking, long-distance, truckload. Wallace Enterprises LLC, 11701 E. 74th Terrace, Kansas City 64133-6941, geophysical surveying and mapping services. Carbon Copies Art, 705 Virginia Ave., Kansas City 64106-1744, hobby, toy, and game stores. AMA Computers LLC, 30301 Paseo Blvd., No. 6 S., Kansas City 64109, hobby, toy, and game stores. Dana Donn, 536 Harrison St., Kansas City 641061262, janitorial services. Rita Henderson, 3011 Agnes Ave., Kansas City 64128-1606, janitorial services. All Precision Janitorial Service Inc., 3944 Askew Ave., Kansas City 641301424, janitorial services. Top Trader Coin & Metals, 2815 Park Ave., Kansas City 64109-1337, jewelry, watch, precious stone, and precious metal merchant wholesalers. JEB Medical LLC, 1215 Clay St. N., Kansas City 641164026, medical, dental, and hospital equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers. Francesco Sarro, 342 Chelsea Ave., Kansas City 64124-2137, mobile food services. R’s Towing, 3331 Stadium Drive, Kansas City 641282348, motor vehicle towing. Team Auto Sales Inc., 7953 Wornall Road, Kansas City 64114-5813, new car dealers. Walker Auto Sales, 7558 Prospect Ave., Kansas City 64132-2104, new car dealers. Premier Mazda, 13900 Washington St., Kansas City 64145-1606, new car dealers. Foto Finch Studio, 330 E. 70th St., Kansas City 64113-2523, offices of all other miscellaneous health practitioners. Pride Machinery Inc., 3637 Fremont Ave., Kansas City 64129-1766, other commercial and service industry machinery manufacturing. Michelle Ramos Photography, 7209 Agnes Ave., Kansas City 641321837, photography studios, portrait. S + S Concrete Construction LLC, 408 Admiral Blvd., Kansas City 64106-1417, poured

Tom Smith Management Co., 1701 Outer Belt Road, Kansas City 64146-2001, site preparation contractors. Leonardo Pecanha Mbr., 1737 Oak St., Kansas City 64108-1428, sports and recreation instruction. Northland Hockey League, 8716 N. Crawford Ave., Kansas City 64153-1498, sports teams and clubs. Thrift Store, 3706 Independence Ave., Kansas City 64124-2702, used merchandise stores.

RR  New Corporations New Corporations lists new businesses in the area. The entries are obtained from local municipalities. For more information, contact the cities listed.

KANSAS M&H LLC, 32225 W. 88th St., De Soto 66018. Whimsy LLC, 720 S. Elm St., Gardner 66030. Teter Page LLC, 559 W. Santa Fe St., Gardner 66030. Safety Made Simple Inc., 26201 W. Cedar Niles Circle, Olathe 66061. Smart Ideas LLC, 11466 S. Carbondale St., Olathe 66061. Merrill Law Firm LLC, 1734 N. Sunset Drive, Olathe 66061. Garcia Flooring LLC, 105 Pasadena Drive, Olathe 66061. Neil’s Smart Way LLC, 31350 W. 115th St., Olathe 66061. Gelato Lab LLC, 114 N. Cherry St., Olathe 66061. Pina Framing LLC, RR 1165 W. Virginia Lane, Olathe 66061. Luxury Cleaners Inc., 15452 S. Wyandotte Drive, Olathe 66062. Extreme Detail Express LLC, 1356 E. 155th St., Olathe 66062.

All Star Concrete Construction Inc., P.O. Box 6298, Kansas City 66106. Warner Enterprise LLC, 12730 Hollingsworth Road, Kansas City 66109. Dreamgirl Dynamics Inc., 10940 Parallel Parkway, Suite 257, Kansas City 66109. Bionic Physical Therapy & Sports Performance LLC, 9430 Hurrelbrink Road, Kansas City 66109. Fu San Inc., 7914 State Ave., Kansas City 66112.

Denver TBC Advertising Cooperative LLC, 5360 College Blvd., Suite 200, Overland Park 66211.

Innovation Incubator LLC, 6800 W. 64th St., Overland Park 66202.

Texas M-H LLC, 11120 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 200-A, Leawood 66211.

Acorn Bodyworks LLC, 5542 Nieman Road, Shawnee 66203. Fisher HR Consulting LLC, 11005 W. 60th St., Suite 320, Shawnee 66203. Ashley Cooper Massage LLC, 7410 Switzer St., Shawnee 66203.

Omaha TBC Advertising Cooperative LLC, 5360 College Blvd., Suite 200, Overland Park 66211. Phoenix TBC Advertising Cooperative LLC, 5360 College Blvd., Suite 200, Overland Park 66211.

Aunt Jeans Ice Cream Inc., 11210 Johnson Drive, Shawnee 66203.

Brolly Communications Inc., 6800 College Blvd., Suite 630, Overland Park 66211.

Browndog Car Wash LLC, 8100 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park 66204.

Mambo LLC, 8660 W. 102nd Terrace, Overland Park 66212.

Horizon Tower LP-II, 7227 Metcalf Ave., Suite 201, Overland Park 66204.

Nola Ballet Co. LLC, 10118 Mastin Drive, Overland Park 66212.

It’s All Good Foods & Catering LLC, 7600 W. 72nd Terrace, Overland Park 66204.

HP of Kansas City Inc., 9218 Metcalf, Overland Park 66212.

Kansas City Physician Partners PA, 6047 Howe Drive, Fairway 66205. Commercial Elite LLC, 4209 W. 48th St., Roeland Park 66205. The Birchbrook Group Inc., 5538 Aberdeen Road, Fairway 66205. MRX Ventures LLC, 5400 Johnson Drive, No. 372, Mission 66205. Tl4C Inc., 4800 Rainbow Blvd., Suite 100, Westwood 66205. Tyler Properties KC LLC, 3019 W. 84th Place, Leawood 66206. Event Solutions LLP, 8517 High Drive, Leawood 66206. 4 Sisters LLC, 9633 Manor Road, Leawood 66206.

Motosh Inc., P.O. Box 4158, Overland Park 66207.

Prosperity Healthcare LLC, 801 N. Mur Len Road, Suite 103, Olathe 66062.

DC/Virginia/Maryland TBC Advertising Cooperative LLC, 5360 College Blvd., Suite 200, Overland Park 66211.

Friends of Sacred Structures Inc., 5960 Dearborn, Suite 215, Mission 66202.

Nod & Tap Enterprises LLC, 19002 W. 160th St., Olathe 66062.

Brian Holland Insurance Agency LLC, 17829 S. Cody, Olathe 66062.

Meridian Homes Inc., 8101 College Blvd., Suite 265, Overland Park 66210.

Saint Louis TBC Advertising Cooperative LLC, 5360 College Blvd., Suite 200, Overland Park 66211.

Polish Digital Marketing LLC, 9519 Meadow Lane, Leawood 66206.

Heritage Elementary PTO Inc., 1700 E. Pawnee, Olathe 66062.

Swan Enterprise Group Ltd., 9393 W. 110th, Suite 500, Overland Park 66210.

Don & Cathy Holdings LLC, 3225 N. Harvester Road, Kansas City 66115.

Extreme Detail Holdings LLC, 1356 E. 155th St., Olathe 66062.

Glassyphoto LLC, 15552 S. Brentwood St., No. 1702, Olathe 66062.

Stable View Counseling Center LLC, 11429 W. 114th St., Overland Park 66210.

Hartis Construction LLC, 8820 Catalina Drive, Prairie Village 66207. Paying It Forward Inc., P.O. Box 7423, Overland Park 66207. Willow Medical LLC, 6409 Willow Lane, Mission Hills 66208. RGI LLC, 2807 W. 71st Terrace, Prairie Village 66208.

Elite Shuttle Inc., 11936 W. 119th St., Overland Park 66213. CBSC Bluestem LLC, 14819 W. 95th St., Lenexa 66215. Symentric LLC, 10123 Monrovia St., Lenexa 66215. Lawnworks KC LLC, 5628 Caenen, Shawnee 66216. BKG Properties LLC, 7328 Charles Court, Shawnee 66216. J-ENT LLC, 13810 W. 58th Terrace, Shawnee 66216. Prestige Carpet Service LLC, 11907 W. 66th Terrace, Shawnee 66216. KLG LLC, 6739 Lackman Road, No. 306, Shawnee 66217. Baby Hazel LLC, 573 Lakeshore Drive W., Lake Quivira 66217. Kansas Institute of Medicine Inc., 11227 Lakeview Ave., Lenexa 66219. Bug’s Bait LLC, 8853 Sunset Drive, Lenexa 66220. K&K Enterprises LLC, 9502 W. 149th Terrace, Overland Park 66221. Lenexa City Center East Village Owners Association, 13917 Flint St., Overland Park 66221. T Tree Kids LLC, 9319 W. 155th Court, Overland Park 66221. The Coconut Room LLC, 11700 W. 143rd St., Overland Park 66221.

RDXGEO LLC, P.O. Box 4648, Olathe 66063.

Legac Brokerage Services LLC, 3955 W. 83rd St., Prairie Village 66208.

Bridget Julia Couture LLC, P.O. Box 4321, Olathe 66063.

Fall River Properties LLC, 4200 Somerset Drive, Suite 208, Prairie Village 66208.

Kool Breeze Heating & Cooling LLC, 20925 S. Walker, Spring Hill 66083.

Blythe Farm LLC, 6500 Sagamore Road, Mission Hills 66208.

Cellphones & Electronics LLC, 6863 State Ave., Kansas City 66102.

RSDS LLC, 13204 Windsor St., Leawood 66209.

College Sports Solutions LLC, 6240 W. 135th St., Overland Park 66223.

Mediathinklabs LLC, 12855 Lamar, Overland Park 66209.

Saperemobile Consulting LLC, 7713 W. 145th St., Overland Park 66223.

AQ Square Consulting LLC, 12013 Ash St., No. 18, Leawood 66209.

Making Goals Possible Foundation, 7917 W. 140th Terrace, Overland Park 66223.

Dynamic Design LLC, 2715 N. 38th St., Kansas City 66104. N2LIFE Project Inc., 5129 Kimball Ave., Kansas City 66104. JS VS 333 LLC, 1351 S. 26th St., Kansas City 66106.

Blue Monkey Five LLC, 12721 Outlook Drive, Overland Park 66209.

Celestial Paradise Cleaning Services LLC, 4701 Woodend Ave., Kansas City 66106.

S&S Partners LLC, 9401 Indian Creek Parkway Building 40, Suite 700, Overland Park 66210.

Blue Valley Southwest Debate Boosters Inc., 15378 Monrovia St., Overland Park 66221. Raines-Thomas LLC, 8606 W. 138th Terrace, Overland Park 66223.

Market Growth Consulting LLC, 8221 W. 146th Terrace, Overland Park 66223. BGD Holdings LLC, 13816 Hemlock, Overland Park 66223.


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KANSAS CITY Business Journal

LEADS Joseph Consulting Engineers LLC, 14710 Reeds St., Overland Park 66223. Davan Enterprises LLC, 14600 Linden St., Leawood 66224. Enpro Acquisition LLC, 14600 Linden St., Leawood 66224. The Mortiz Group LLC, 3709 W. 154th St., Overland Park 66224. Nuhomes LLC, 22530 W. 64th Terrace, Shawnee 66226. Ram Leasing LLC, 20750 W. 83rd Terrace, Shawnee 66227. RBKV Property Management LLC, 24810 W. 78th St., Shawnee 66227. Thomas Investments LP, 18800 S. Sunflower Road, Edgerton 66021. Scorpion Rebar Inc., 707 W. Nelson, Edgerton 66021. Leco Business Continuity LLC, 1800 E. 123rd St., Olathe 66061.

Pride of The West Club 53 Inc., 2909 N. 79th Terrace, Kansas City 66109.

The Caltrop Group LLC, 12114 W. 130th St., Overland Park 66213.

Hoflander Law LLC, 1133 W. Main St., Suite 201, Blue Springs 64015.

Groundup Construction LLC, 7704 Everett Ave., Kansas City 66112.

BH Residential LLC, 12721 Metcalf Ave., Suite 200, Overland Park 66213.

Venta Marketing LLC, 5909 Martway, Suite 100, Mission 66202.

Cindy’s Simple Sweets LLC, 11970 Long St., No. 2721, Overland Park 66213.

Dean’s Property Preservation & Lawn LLC, 1140 S.W. Kimstin Court, Blue Springs 64015.

Schroeder Consulting LLC, 5911 Reeds Road, Apt. 101, Mission 66202.

Content Media Inc., 7381 W. 133rd St., No. 200, Overland Park 66213.

KC Flooring Co. LLC, 6401 Antioch Road, Merriam 66202.

Crack Giant LLC, 12651 Hemlock Second Floor, Overland Park 66213.

Nutriendo Celulas LLC, 10908 W. 74th Terrace, Shawnee 66203.

Site Designs Landscaping & Gardenscapes Inc., 9269 Reeder, Overland Park 66214.

Booz & Associates Inc., 5819 Nieman Road, Shawnee 66203. Lancaster Remodeling LLC, 7650 Hemlock, Overland Park 66204.

Russell Family Real Estate LLC, 10525 Bond St., Overland Park 66214.

Daicy/Figueiredo Agency Inc., 7337 Walmer St., Overland Park 66204.

Liaison Marketing LLC, 13606 W. 90th Place, Lenexa 66215.

Electric Church of Love Inc., 7824 Newton St., Overland Park 66204.

Stockdale Real Estate GB LLC, 1203 S. Parker, Olathe 66061.

Electric Church of Love Ministries Inc., 7824 Newton St., Overland Park 66204.

Stockdale Real Estate NP LLC, 1203 S. Parker, Olathe 66061.

PS Midwest Development LLC, 7227 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park 66204.

EJOLI Inc., 1626 Prairie St., Olathe 66061.

Lisa Ball Travel Design LLC, 4903 Belinder Road, Westwood 66205.

Stockdale Real Estate OL LLC, 1203 S. Parker, Olathe 66061. Mulberry Kids LLC, 1522 W. Mulberry St., Olathe 66061. Fitness-Culture LLC, 11443 S. Millview Circle, Olathe 66061. Prairie Fire Land Group LLC, 1712 E. 123rd, Olathe 66061. Heritage Block Inc., 550 E. U.S. Highway 56, Suite B, Olathe 66061. Boodah Accessible Travel LLC, 2306 W. Layton Drive, Olathe 66061. Quick Start LLC, 22475 W. 113th Place, Olathe 66061. JMR Construction Co. Inc., 1120 W. Virginia Lane, Apt. 6, Olathe 66061. Bright Clean LLC, 107 Pasadena Drive, Olathe 66061. Colin’s Contracting LLC, 718 S. Chestnut St., Olathe 66061. Kwik Start LLC, 22475 W. 113th Place, Olathe 66061. Stages of Grace LLC, 1109 Stagecoach Place, Olathe 66062. Magnum Plumbing LLC, 1100 S. Winterbrooke Drive, Olathe 66062. Ergonomics International LLC, 15633 S. Brookfield St., Olathe 66062. Bev Huff Inc., 1609 S. Sleepy Hollow Circle, Olathe 66062. Professional Medical Imaging Consultants LLC, 17484 W. 163rd St., Olathe 66062. Jennifer Koning Skincare LLC, 15930 S. Sunset St., Olathe 66062. JH Family LLC, 17364 W. 161st St., Olathe 66062. Property Asset LLC, 1719 Minn Ave., Kansas City 66102.

Topp’D Pizza Inc., 11408 W. 77th St., Shawnee 66214.

The Yellow Peony LLC, 5226 Rosewood Drive, Roeland Park 66205. Ticket Attendant LLC, 1906 W. 47th Terrace, Westwood 66205. Gardner Dental Care LLC, 5400 Johnson Drive, No. 372, Mission 66205. Cambridge Fiber LLC, 5606 Chadwick Road, Fairway 66205. Lee Ann Woods Insurance & Financial Services Inc., 5914 W. 101st Place, Overland Park 66207.

Ram Equity Holdings LLC, 7722 Caenen St., Lenexa 66216. Kansas Association For Public Education, 1100 Fremont, Manhattan 66216. Terrybrook Partners LLC, 15521 W. 110th St., Lenexa 66219. Bigblue Toastmaster Club, 11200 Lakeview Ave., Lenexa 66219. Kansas City Team Real Estate Inc., 15621 W. 87th St. Parkway, Suite 444, Lenexa 66219. KC Tech Group LLC, 17707 W. 86th St., Lenexa 66219. AMAVV Darsh Enterprises LLC, 9640 Falcon Ridge Drive, Lenexa 66220. Leclaire LLC, 11916 W. 139th Terrace, Overland Park 66221. Switzer 159 LLC, 15050 Antioch Road, Suite 101, Overland Park 66221.

Enchnted Event Servces LLC, 1216 N.W. Timber Oak Drive, Blue Springs 64015. Umode LLC, 729 S.W. Liggett Road, Apt. B, Blue Springs 64015. Zero FUD LLC, 1007 S.W. Ambush Court, Grain Valley 64029. Road Hog & Son Trucking LLC, 1103 S. Buckner Tarsney Road, Grain Valley 64029. Shaw-Lajaunie Properties LLC, 718 S.W. Rock Hill Drive, Grain Valley 64029. GV Santa Bus LLC, 1 N.W. Ooida Drive, Grain Valley 64029. Jake Adams Photo & Design LLC, 1004 N.W. Scenic Drive, Grain Valley 64029. The Organic Momma LLC, 12213 Ewing Ave., Grandview 64030. Hall & Steeno Productions LLC, 12812 Winchester Ave., Grandview 64030. Pigs Do Fly LLC, 13321 Palmer Ave., Grandview 64030. Charis Entertainment & Production LLC, 7202 E. 134th Terrace, Grandview 64030. D Spot LLC, 7202 E. 134th Terrace, Grandview 64030. Ca$hgang Muzik LLC, 7808 E. 120th St., Grandview 64030.

Johnson County 3 D Cone Beam Imaging Center LLC, 5600 W. 95th St., Overland Park 66207.

MC Prairiefire Coco Bolos LLC, 6240 W. 135th St., Suite 200, Overland Park 66223.

Wynn Enterprises LLC, 17311 E. U.S. Highway 40, Lot I-34, Independence 64055.

Annex Technology Innovations Co., 14830 Robinson Drive, Overland Park 66223.

Tailor-Made Remodeling LLC, 4118 Carriage Lane, Independence 64055.

Johnson Design Studio LLC, 4015 W. 74th Terrace, Prairie Village 66208. Phinvest LLC, 2201 W. 119th St., Leawood 66209.

Liquify Pools & Spas LLC, 1920 W. 143rd St., Suite 150, Overland Park 66224.

Better-Sitters.com LLC, 504 N.W. Watson Road, Lee’s Summit 64063.

Locomotive Leasing LLC, 15313 Rosewood, Leawood 66224.

Hendren Missouri One LLC, 684 S.E. Bayberry Lane, Suite 101, Lee’s Summit 64063.

De Soto Quarterback Club Inc., 11000 King, Suite 200, Overland Park 66210.

Incognito Medical LLC, 2703 W. 146th St., Leawood 66224.

Welinc Inc., 11607 Connell, Overland Park 66210.

Persimmon Partners LLC, P.O. Box 25390, Overland Park 66225.

Appliance Geeks LLC, 11356 W. 114th St., Overland Park 66210.

Get Legit LLC, P.O. Box 3636, Kansas City 66103.

H4H Inc., 13326 W. 112th St., Overland Park 66210.

Harris Financial Co. LLC, P.O. Box 4493, Kansas City 66104.

Richardson Medical Association LLC, 11000 King, Overland Park 66210.

Rosales Painting LLC, 1829 Tennyson St., Kansas City 66104.

Ender’s Fund, 8416 Grant Ave., Overland Park 66212.

Bricks & Dirt LLC, 5404 S. Downey Court, Independence 64055. Student Suites Mississippi LLC, 3737 S. Elizabeth St., Suite 104, Independence 64057.

Allied Building LLC, 14322 Manor Court, Overland Park 66224.

Show Time Contracting LLC, 96 S. 15th St., Kansas City 66102.

Major Property Solutions Inc., 16200 E. Logan Drive, Independence 64055.

Sharkey’s Cuts For Kids LLC, 6909 135th St., Suite B-13, Overland Park 66223.

Berwanger LLC, 5100 W. 129th St., Leawood 66209.

Health & Vitality Products LLC, 24431 W. 61st Terrace, Shawnee 66226. Broadband Management BMI LLC, 6320 Hedge Lane Terrace 201, Shawnee 66226.

MISSOURI

Skytec Security Operations LLC, 809 S.W. Winterpark Blvd., Lee’s Summit 64081. Skytec Security Texas LLC, 809 S.W. Winterpark Blvd., Lee’s Summit 64081. Christ Temple Church of God In Christ, 2908 S.W. 11th Terrace, Lee’s Summit 64081. Appletree Academy LLC, 4316 S.E. Furlong Drive, Lee’s Summit 64082. CHD Babies, 211 S.W. Seaside Sparrow St., Lee’s Summit 64082. Sports Commerce LLC, 2308 S.W. Woodhaven Court, Lee’s Summit 64082. Dreagan Management Group LLC, 200 N.E. Missouri Road, Suite 298, Lee’s Summit 64086. Palmer Propagation Nursery LLC, 200 N.E. Missouri Road, Suite 298, Lee’s Summit 64086. Sliced Bread LLC, 489 E. 55th St., Kansas City 64100.

Principal Construction LLC, 911 Main St., Suite 2400, Kansas City 64105.

Christian Gnostic Ministry LLC, 17007 Larkspur Lane, Apt. 2, Independence 64055.

Bridge & Beyond LLC, 8123 El Monte, Prairie Village 66208.

House Properties Management Services LLC, 1318 S.E. Princeton Drive, Lee’s Summit 64081.

Major Property Renovations Inc., 16200 E. Logan Drive, Independence 64055.

Eagle Eyes Investigations LLC, 7111 W. 151st St. Box 117, Overland Park 66223.

PI Merriam LLC, 6509 Sagamore Road, Mission Hills 66208.

KC Best Solar LLC, 4120 N.E. Port Drive, Lee’s Summit 64064.

Capsule Innovations LLC, 911 Main St., Suite 2400, Kansas City 64105.

Bold Management LLC, 15321 Larsen St., Overland Park 66221.

William Mealy LLC, 14745 Beverly St., Overland Park 66223.

Mullin Wealth Management LLC, 3550 N.E. Akin Blvd., No. 1121, Lee’s Summit 64064.

MBBM Inc., 136 E. Walnut, Suite 300, Independence 64050.

Exquisite Motors LLC, 10100 El Monte, Overland Park 66207.

PI Cascade LLC, 6509 Sagamore Road, Mission Hills 66208.

Premium Realty Group LLC, 3304 N.E. Ralph Powell Road, Lee’s Summit 64064.

KC Annex LLC, 21 W. 10th St., No. 5-A, Kansas City 64105.

MDDS Development LLC, 8309 Outlook Drive, Overland Park 66207.

Pepper Event Talent & Staffing Inc., 5114 W. 69th St., Prairie Village 66208.

The Swag Society LLC, 517 N.E. Garnet Lane, Lee’s Summit 64064.

ATTILI Inc., 136 E. Walnut, Suite 300, Independence 64050.

Art Students League of Kansas City Inc., 14010 Rosehill Lane, Overland Park 66221.

Dickerson-Eddy Veterinary LLC, 4808 W. 72nd St., Prairie Village 66208.

DJ&F LLC, 208 S.E. Bingham Drive, Lee’s Summit 64063.

Tkai China LLC, 106 W. 11th St., Suite 1900, Kansas City 64105. Interlogix Consulting LLC, 600 Broadway, Suite 250, Kansas City 64105. McCarthy Lee’s Summit Inc., 1100 Main St., Suite 2121, Kansas City 64105. Plutus Development Inc., 929 Walnut St., Suite 5102, Kansas City 64106. Evergreen Eagle Capital LLC, 1000 Walnut St., Suite 1400, Kansas City 64106. Evergreen Eagle Capital Management LLC, 1000 Walnut St., Suite 1400, Kansas City 64106. Evergreen Eagle Partners LP, 1000 Walnut St., Suite 1400, Kansas City 64106. Garages of Care Inc., 1000 Walnut St., Suite 1400, Kansas City 64106. JLHCOHBTG LLC, 2345 Grand Blvd., Kansas City 64108.

MGC Realty Inc., 301 S.W. Market St., Lee’s Summit 64063.

PGH LLC, 2345 Grand Blvd., Suite 2400, Kansas City 64108.

Hendren Missouri Three LLC, 684 S.E. Bayberry Lane, Suite 101, Lee’s Summit 64063.

Tiger Construction LLC, 2929 McGee St., Suite 100, Kansas City 64108.

Hendren Missouri Two LLC, 684 S.E. Bayberry Lane, Suite 101, Lee’s Summit 64063. Shing Missouri Twenty Three LLC, 684 S.E. Bayberry Lane, Suite 101, Lee’s Summit 64063. Shing Missouri Twenty Two LLC, 684 S.E. Bayberry Lane, Suite 101, Lee’s Summit 64063.

Fairy Lice Sisters Inc., 2933 Baltimore, Suite 103, Kansas City 64108. State Line Bag Co. LLC, 3101 Mercier St., No. 407, Kansas City 64108.

Unique In The City LLC, 20 W. 36th St., Kansas City 64111. Schmitt Mulhern LLC, 3100 Broadway, Suite 1420, Kansas City 64111. Positive Connections LLC, 4010 Washington St., Kansas City 64111. Murphy Investment Group LLC, 4550 Belleview, Kansas City 64111. KC Hospitality Group LLC, 628 W. 40th St., Kansas City 64111. Eagle Management Group Inc., 460 Nichols Road, Suite 300, Kansas City 64112. Lud Farms LLC, 4800 Main St., Suite 246, Kansas City 64112. Loquient Inc., 4800 Main St., Suite 249, Kansas City 64112. Heman Construction LLC, 4822 Wyoming St., Kansas City 64112. Law Offices of Christina Miller LLC, 1222 W. 70th St., Kansas City 64113. Page Pierce LLC, 6046 Walnut St., Kansas City 64113. Erin Brower LLC, 6821 Rockhill Road, Kansas City 64113. Nam-Ho Hospitality LLC, 7344 Wyoming St., Kansas City 64114. Savannah Gardens Homeowners Association Inc., 7611 State Line Road, Suite 303, Kansas City 64114. The Perrodin Group LLC, 520 W. 103rd St., No. 353, Kansas City 64114. Samuel Sub LLC, 406 Prospect Ave., Kansas City 64124. Mc Innovative Expoxy Floor Coatings LLC, 1830 Kensington Ave., Kansas City 64127. Newell’s Remodeling Services LLC, 2306 E. Truman Road, Kansas City 64127.

601 N.W. Jefferson St., Blue Springs 64014.

The Bulldog Firm LLC, 1005 S.E. Seventh St., Lee’s Summit 64063.

TL Morris Construction LLC, 2100 Hutton P.O. Box 8, Kansas City 66109.

Inthegarden LLC, 9211 England St., Overland Park 66212.

Urban Renewal of KC, 605 S.W. US 40, Blue Springs 64014.

JHA Investments LLC, 104 S.E. Breon Bay, Lee’s Summit 64063.

Kansas City Food & Farm Awards, 632 E. 61st Terrace, Kansas City 64110.

Energy Tech Solutions LLC, 2924 S.W. Shadow Brook Drive, Blue Springs 64015.

Theefashionstories LLC, 5315 Oak Leaf Drive, Apt. 5, Kansas City 64129. Royal Reign Natural Bath & Body LLC, 4205 Cypress Ave., Kansas City 64130. Star Power EDU, 5501 Cleveland, Kansas City 64130. Safe Staffing LLC, 7221 Troost Ave., Kansas City 64131. Jean Wynn Consulting LLC, 11632 Locust, Kansas City 64131. Shamrock Snow Removal LLC, 11632 Locust, Kansas City 64131. CLS Equity Investments LLC, 6904 E. 69th St., Kansas City 64133. CKC Wellness PC, 7308 Murkins Road, Lee’s Summit 64133. Phisionary LLC, 6301 Farley Ave., Raytown 64133. Sabre Solar, 6330 Noland Road, Kansas City 64133. Wedel Products LLC, 6330 Noland Road, Kansas City 64133. Small Wonders Childcare & Learning Center LLC, 10406 College, Kansas City 64137.

American Institute of Cameroon, 8905 Cambridge Ave., No. 2204, Kansas City 64138. Clements Brothers Fine Instruments LLC, 12123 Grand Ave., Kansas City 64145.

Hafital Holdings LLC, 200 N.E. Missouri Road, Suite 298, Lee’s Summit 64086. JC Metal Designs LLC, 200 N.E. Missouri Road, Suite 298, Lee’s Summit 64086. Realstone Midwest LLC, 200 N.E. Missouri Road, Suite 298, Lee’s Summit 64086. All Made In The USA. LLC, 200 N.E. Missouri Road, Suite, No. 298, Lee’s Summit 64086. Fluo LLC, 407 N.E. Station Drive, Lee’s Summit 64086.

Premier Property Mgmt. LLC, 914 N.W. 10th St., Blue Springs 64015.

Brive Facility LLC, 318 Broadway, Kansas City 64105.

Blue Springs Electric LLC, 845 S.W. Woodland Drive, Grain Valley 64029.

Synerged LLC, 510 W. Fifth St., Kansas City 64105.

BOI LLC, 221 W. Lexington, Suite 400, Independence 64050. Three Jackets LLC, 221 W. Lexington, Suite 400, Independence 64050.

Symply Cheyenne LLC, 106 W. 11th St., Suite 1740, Kansas City 64105. Blitzen Development LLC, 918 E. Fifth St., Kansas City 64106.

Maintenance AAA Plus LLC, 612 Parker Court, Independence 64050.

Don F. Williams Investments LLC, 1010 Walnut St., Suite 500, Kansas City 64106.

S&Z Ventures Inc., Ghafoor Cook & Associates LLC 136 E. Walnut S., Independence 64050.

Nres Ohio LLC, 1010 Walnut St., Suite 500, Kansas City 64106.

T3 Security LLC, 9503 E. Independence Ave., Independence 64053. Spitaleri Law Firm LLC, 620 N. Forest, Sugar Creek 64054. Alternative Solutions Always LLC, 14701 E. 42nd St., Independence 64055. Optimum Personal Training Inc., 16113 E. 28th Terrace, Independence 64055. HVAC Pros KC LLC, 3624 S. Hocker St., Independence 64055. Remodeling Pros KC LLC, 3624 S. Hocker St., Independence 64055. Clean~Jean LLC, 4016 S. Redwood Drive, Apt. D, Independence 64055.

Shing Missouri Twenty Five LLC, 684 S.E. Bayberry Lane, Suite 101, Lee’s Summit 64063.

KWM Enterprises LLC, 8801 Crysler Ave., Kansas City 64138.

JAA Framing LLC, 3418 Silver Ave., Kansas City 66106.

Tisha Properties LLC, 2012 N.W. South Outer Road, Blue Springs 64015.

Potts Painting & Design LLC, 1101 Norton Ave., Kansas City 64127.

Chosen Child Outreach Ministries, 1205 E. Armour Blvd., No. 107, Kansas City 64109. Law Office of Ryan D. Reynolds LLC, 435 Nichols Road, Suite 200, Kansas City 64110.

Nu Records LLC, 1612 Danbury Court, Blue Springs 64015.

Club 140 LLC, 1823 S.E. Third St., Lee’s Summit 64063.

MUWA LLC, 10921 Hickman Mill Drive, Kansas City 64137.

JACKSON COUNTY

That Dog Can Hunt LLC, 1110 W. Main St., Blue Springs 64015.

Restoration Carpentry LLC, 1101 Norton Ave., Kansas City 64127.

Branch - Out, 3117 Troost Ave., Kansas City 64109.

Equality Kansas of Metro Kansas City Inc., 9218 Metcalf Ave. PMB 180, Overland Park 66212.

Classic Images International Inc., 245 N.E. Adams Dairy Parkway, Blue Springs 64014.

Shing Missouri Twenty Four LLC, 684 S.E. Bayberry Lane, Suite 101, Lee’s Summit 64063. Shing Missouri Twenty Six LLC, 684 S.E. Bayberry Lane, Suite 101, Lee’s Summit 64063. Capital Tax & Consulting LLC, 337 S.E. Bordner Drive, Lee’s Summit 64063. JT Beauty LLC, 5204 N.E. Holiday Drive, Lee’s Summit 64064. Property Improvements LLC, 4604 N.W. Birkdale Court, Lee’s Summit 64064. Hayes Squared Companies LLC, 5549 N.E. Northgate Crossing, Lee’s Summit 64064.

NMM Restaurant Inc., 1100 Walnut St., Suite 2900, Kansas City 64106. McGonagle Investments LLC, 1533 Locust, Kansas City 64108. Dalothian Capital LLC, 700 W. 31st St., Suite 408, Kansas City 64108. United Credit Recovery LLC, 700 W. 31st St., Suite 408, Kansas City 64108. Ensync Travel Services LLC, 2911 Olive St., Kansas City 64109. KC Beluga LLC, 3740 Broadway Second Floor, Kansas City 64111. Berkebile Urban Acupuncture Investments LLC, 3747 Gillham, Kansas City 64111. O&A Equipment Leasing LLC, 4435 Main St., Suite 910, Kansas City 64111. Squire II LLC, 4510 Belleview, Suite 300, Kansas City 64111. Troost 4618 LLC, 4520 Madison Ave., Suite 300, Kansas City 64111. Bacon Fromm LLC, 141 W. 48th St., Kansas City 64112. CIMI LLC, 221 W. 48th St. Condo 1805, Kansas City 64112. JRS Holding Co. LLC, 4600 Madison Ave., Suite 1100, Kansas City 64112. Deedee’s Enterprises LLC, 4607 Jefferson St., Apt. 202, Kansas City 64112. High Aspirations Lawn Service LLC, 6320 Brookside Plaza, Suite 263, Kansas City 64113. Servco Foodservices & Distribution LLC, 6320 Brookside Plaza, Unit 1, Kansas City 64113.

Singletree Investments LLC, 34700 E. Shores Road, Lone Jack 64070.

Dog Pawz LLC, 9615 Madison Ave., Kansas City 64114.

Marpeg Investment LLC, 1205 S.E. Timbercreek Drive, Lee’s Summit 64081.

MNCO LLC, 10006 Oakdell Drive, Kansas City 64114.

Anastasis Media, 1648 S.W. Jeffrey Circle, Lee’s Summit 64081. Lake Rat LLC, 42 C St., Lake Lotawana 64086. R. Wasson LLC, 1513 N.E. Whitestone Drive, Lee’s Summit 64086. ART - A&M JV LLC, 200 N.E. Missouri Road, Suite 298, Lee’s Summit 64086. Cultural Holdings LLC, 200 N.E. Missouri Road, Suite 298, Lee’s Summit 64086. Dorsata Inc., 200 N.E. Missouri Road, Suite 298, Lee’s Summit 64086. Global Harvest Holdings LLC, 200 N.E. Missouri Road, Suite 298, Lee’s Summit 64086.

Averys LLC, 7144 Wornall Road, Kansas City 64114. Nauss’s Rare Findings LLC, 5001 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City 64123. Historic Renaissance Properties LLC, 328 Benton Blvd., Kansas City 64124. Northeast Senior Care LLC, 507 Prospect Blvd., Kansas City 64124. Quick Mini Mart LLC, 3201 E. 51st St., Kansas City 64130. JRV Solutions Inc., 4232 E. 53rd Terrace, Kansas City 64130. BAAB LLC, 5037 Prospect Ave., Kansas City 64130. The Lawn Decor LLC, 5142 Elmwood, Kansas City 64130.


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KANSAS CITY Business Journal

LEADS New Reflections Technical Institute Inc., 1439 E. 78th St., Kansas City 64131.

Nutrition Depot LLC, 9221 N. Garfield, Kansas City 64155.

Solution Scouts Global LLC, 414 Main St., Weston 64098.

JP’s Maintenance LLC, 5138 Euclid, Kansas City 64131.

S&Z Enterprises LLC, 9228 N. Harrison St., Kansas City 64155.

Ace’s Framing & Exteriors LLC, 1722 N.W. 57th Court, Kansas City 64151.

The Phoenix Collaborative LLC, 6652 Cherry St., Kansas City 64131.

KC Elite Cheer LLC, 10143 N. Montgall Ave., Kansas City 64155.

Integrity Martial Arts Academy LLC, 11130 Holmes, Kansas City 64131.

Big Time Sports LLC, 9008 N. Essex Drive, Kansas City 64156.

Shaver Archaeological Services LLC, 3520 N.W. 60th Terrace, Kansas City 64151.

Meacham & Meacham LLC, 6720 Corrington Ave., Kansas City 64133.

HD Screen Printing LLC, 106 Woods Ave., Excelsior Springs 64024.

VIMEG Inc., 11815 Fremont Ave., Kansas City 64134.

Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary #3917, 14305 Missouri Highway Y, Excelsior Springs 64024.

ABCD Educare LLC, 7612 E. 112th St., Kansas City 64134. JMLBR Construction LLC, 10727 White Ave., Kansas City 64134. Muskogee Creek Enterprises LLC, 4507 E. 105th St., Kansas City 64137. Majestic Refuge, 7506 Oakland Ave., Kansas City 64138. Potters Hands Consulting LLC, 8815 Ditzler Ave., Kansas City 64138. Longview Consulting Group LLC, 10500 E. 80th St., Raytown 64138. Centennial 3 LLC, 14220 Wyandotte, Kansas City 64145. CLAY COUNTY LSM Properties LLC, 2001 W. Jesse James Road, Excelsior Springs 64024. Gambino Import LLC, 34080 Missouri Highway 10, Excelsior Springs 64024. Jon Harris Memorial Education Fund, 17602 N.E. 176th St., Holt 64048. Cici Ro’s Furnishings LLC, 21622 N.E. 150th St., Kearney 64060. Soccer Development of Joplin LLC, 132 Westwoods Drive, Liberty 64068. Benner & Davolt Group LLC, Two S. Main, Liberty 64068.

AMM LLC, 5673 SE Missouri Highway PP, Holt 64048. Jack’s Tractors LLC, 105 W. Kansas, Suite A, Liberty 64068. Jet A Logix LLC, 1001 State Route 92, Smithville 64089. Mal-Mar Marketing Corp., 403 Amesbury Drive, Smithville 64089. Chesterfield Plaza LLC, 1995 Macon St., North Kansas City 64116.

Absolute Clothing Press LLC, 2253 N.E. 71st St., Suite C, Gladstone 64118. Metro Counseling Center LLC, 4814 N. Fremont Ave., Kansas City 64119. R-Man Inc., 6916 N. Quincy Ave., Kansas City 64119. Go Quick Properties LLC, 8125 N.E. 51st St., Kansas City 64119. Automotive Marketing Solutions LLC, 10049 N. Wyandotte, Kansas City 64155. Nspire Marketing Solutions LLC, 10315 N. Prospect Ave., Kansas City 64155. North Thrift LLC, 1412 N.E. 113th St., Kansas City 64155.

Burleson Seminars LLC, 4135 N. Mulberry Drive, Kansas City 64116.

Brookhaven 10306 LLC, 8720 N. Ditzler Ave., No. 1808, Kansas City 64157.

South Wind Lighting Solutions LLC, 104 Armour Road, North Kansas City 64116.

Parkville Cottage LLC, 8720 N. Ditzler Ave., No. 1808, Kansas City 64157. Sunset-Roe LLC, 8720 N. Ditzler Ave., No. 1808, Kansas City 64157. Jackson Family Dental Gladstone LLC, 8902 N.E. 91st Terrace, Kansas City 64157. PLATTE COUNTY Daedalus Software LLC, 15500 N.W. 123rd St., Platte City 64079. KJB Properties Inc., 600 Main St., Platte City 64079.

Sosa & Associates LLC, 3744 N. Holmes, Kansas City 64116.

M&T Miller Farms Inc., 21440 Road H, Weston 64098.

Natures Windows LLC, 6940 N. Oak Traffic Way, Gladstone 64118.

49 North Construction LLC, 1805 N.W. Platte Road, No. 111, Riverside 64150.

Celebrations Galore LLC, 1512 N.W. 66th Terrace, Kansas City 64118.

Jurado-Graham Properties LLC, 3200 N.W. Cerrito Lane, Riverside 64150.

KC Home Remodeling LLC, 6020 N.E. Columbus Ave., Kansas City 64119.

K.L. New Construction Inc., 6360 N. London Ave., Kansas City 64151.

Jet Janitorial & Maintenance Co. LLC, 6120 N. Elmwood Court P.O. Box 25563, Kansas City 64119.

Tippers Best LLC, 12814 N.W. 79th St., Parkville 64152.

Sickler Construction LLC, 7828 N.E. San Rafael Drive, Kansas City 64119. Rock Garage LLC, 5910 N. Bales, Gladstone 64119. M&M Home Service LLC, 7321 N. Bellefontaine, Gladstone 64119.

Martin Landscapes Design & Installation LLC, 12910 N.W. Porter Road, Parkville 64152. Breezy’s List LLC, 10150 N. Ambassador Drive, Suite 100, Kansas City 64153. Everett Duplexes LLC, 8201 N.W. 97th Terrace, Kansas City 64153.

Pear Bio LLC, 6720 N.W. 104th, Kansas City 64154.

RJH Galaxy LLC, 8549 N. Church Road, No. B, Kansas City 64157.

Wordbridge LLC, 3201 N. Chippewa Drive, Kansas City 64116.

Sanitary Office Solutions LLC, 8703 N.W. 82nd St., Apt. B, Kansas City 64152.

KC Resource Group LLC, 5316 N. Washington St., Kansas City 64118.

S. Zito Floor Covering LLC, 3901 N. Mulberry Drive, Apt. 1200, Kansas City 64116.

Jaguar Transportation LLC, 1602 N.E. Parvin Road, Kansas City 64116.

Advanced Home Improvement LLC, 6261 N.W. 48th St., Kansas City 64151.

Sierra Whiskey Properties LLC, 3803 N.W. 85th Terrace, Apt. G, Kansas City 64154.

Yetti Bros. LLC, 413 Marina Court, Smithville 64089.

Core Home Health Agency LLC, 2029 Burlington St., Suite 100, North Kansas City 64116.

Gods Helping Hands Charity & Ministry, 5622 N. Anita, Kansas City 64151.

Thunderbolt LLC, 2001 Clay St., North Kansas City 64116.

Rise & Shine Wellness LLC, 904 N.E. 93rd Court, Kansas City 64155.

South Wind Power Solutions LLC, 104 Armour Road, North Kansas City 64116.

HD Ministries LLC, 4108 N.W. 82nd St., Kansas City 64151.

The Woods Institute For Contractors Compliance LLC, 5233 N.W. Bluff Drive, Parkville 64152. FB Finance LLC, 8201 N.W. 97th Terrace, Kansas City 64153. LRH Properties LLC, 15141 Kirk Ave., Platte City 64079.

Marklyn Services LLC, 9430 N. Adrian Ave., Kansas City 64154.

RR  Real Estate Transactions - Commercial The following includes transactions filed with the county recorder. Information is listed in the following order: seller’s name, buyer’s name and address, property address or description and price.

KANSAS JOHNSON COUNTY Air Care Associates LLC to Vanco LLC, 18410 Aberdeen St., Stilwell 66085, part of the S.E. quarter of Sec. 9/ Township 13/Range 24, Book/Page 201309 007867. C.H. Development LLC to Sallee Homes Inc., 2610 N.E. R.D. Mize Road, Grain Valley 64029, Lot 45 Chapel Hill, Book/Page 201309 008140. Charford Inc. to Cembab 2 LLC, 1100 Woodchase Lane, Chesterfield 63017, metes and bounds, Book/Page 201309 008178. C.H. Development LLC to Sallee Homes Inc., 2610 N.E. R.D. Mize Road, Grain Valley 64029, Lot 17 Chapel Hill, Book/Page 201309 008308. C.H. Development LLC to Sallee Homes Inc., 2610 N.E. R.D. Mize Road, Grain Valley 64029, Lot 26 Chapel Hill, Book/Page 201309 008343. C.H. Development LLC to Sallee Homes Inc., 2610 N.E. R.D. Mize Road, Grain Valley 64029, Lot 5 Chapel Hill, Book/Page 201309 008381. Cedar Ridge Partners LLC to Chris George Homes LLC, 2111 E. Sante Fe, Suite 112, Olathe 66062, Lot 62 Saddlebrook of Cedar Ridge Park, Book/Page 201309 008404. 119/7 Roadside Partners LLC to Designmark Homes LLC, 8325 Monticello Road, Suite D, Lenexa 66227, Lot 109 Estates of Forest View, Book/Page 201309 008410. David E. and Jocelyn McLaughlin to MDM Capital Group Inc., 8008 W. 81st St., Overland Park 66204, all of the W. 80 feet of the E. 160 feet of the S. 187.5 feet of Lot 26 Overland Lots, Book/Page 201309 008627.

Vicki L. Duvall to MDM Capital Group Inc., 7535 Eby Ave., Overland Park 66204, the N. 67 feet of Lot 19 Jessup, Book/Page 201309 008628.

Gary Favrow to Sight Investments LLC, 16252 S. Sunset St., Olathe 66062, the W. half of Lot 16 Fauteck, Book/Page 2013 R 14680.

Robin Lawson to MDM Capital Group Inc., 9805 W. 103rd Terrace, Overland Park 66212, Lot 26/Block 14 Wycliff, Book/Page 201309 008629.

Juan Delgado/Eva Gonzalez to ARF 6 LLC, 3238 Webster Ave., Kansas City 66104, Lot 4 University Heights Annex, Book/Page 2013 R 14800.

CB Other Holdings II Inc. to Rodrock Homes of Johnson County LLC, 9550 Dice Lane, Lenexa 66215, Lot 16 Granite Falls, Book/Page 201309 008796.

Cedar Springs Construction to BMO Harris Bank NA, 7225 Renner Road, Suite 201, Shawnee 66217, Lot 24 A Cedar Springs, Book/ Page 2013 R 14811.

C.H. Development LLC to Gabriel Homes Inc., 18622 W. 165th Terrace, Olathe 66062, Lot 172 Chapel Hill, Book/Page 201309 008835.

Cedar Springs Construction to BMO Harris Bank NA, 7225 Renner Road, Suite 201, Shawnee 66217, Lot 24 B Cedar Springs, Book/ Page 2013 R 14812.

WatersEdge Land Co. LLC to Dan Smith Home Building Co. Inc., Lot 6 Watersedge, Book/Page 201309 008857. Ronald G. and Cynthia C. Beeves to Bomarco Real Estate LLC, Lot 36/Block 18 Meadow Lake, Book/Page 201309 008866. Mills Farm Development LLC to Tim Cunningham Homes LLC, all that part of Lot 169 Mills Farm, Book/ Page 201309 008960. Vickie Lee Nelson to Melcher Properties LLC, 12759 W. 110th Terrace, Overland Park 66210, all that part of Lots 62/63/64 Southwest Gardens, Book/ Page 201309 009108. Riverview Land Development Co. to Don Julian Builders Inc., Lot 27 Riverview, Book/Page 201309 009239. Ridge Development LLC to Sterling Homes LLC, 103 S.E. Magellan, Blue Springs 64014, Lot 5/Block 5 Prairie Ridge at Spring Hill, Book/ Page 201309 009251. Alvin M. Bradley to Bulloch Group LLC, 7434 Sante Fe, Overland Park 66204, Lot 5 Mulburn Court, Book/Page 201309 009278. Warren N. and Melissa F. West to Greater Kansas City Realty LLC, 7820 Conser Place, Overland Park 66204, metes and bounds, Book/Page 201309 009328. GlenAbbey LLC to Willis Construction Inc., 6855 W. 151st Terrace, Overland Park 66223, Lot 30 GlenAbbey of Leawood, Book/Page 201309 009369. 345 Partners LLC to Rodrock Homes of Johnson County LLC, 9550 Dice Lane, Lenexa 66215, Lot 89 Summerwood Estates, Book/ Page 201309 009506. 95th Street Service Corp. to Manchester Partners LLC, 9550 Dice Lane, Lenexa 66215, Tract 1/ Lots 32/36/39/40-43 Hills of Forest Creek/Tract 2/Lots 82-92/99/100/ 101/106/107/110-115 Hills of Forest Creek, Book/Page 201309 009645. Polo Fields OP LLC to Bickimer Construction Inc., P.O. Box 7431, Overland Park 66207, Lot 105 Polo Fields, Book/Page 201309 009652. WYANDOTTE COUNTY SBKC Service Corp. to Highlands at Piper 2 LLC, 24070 W. 119th St., Olathe 66061, metes and bounds, Book/Page 2013 R 14514. Axiom Harvester LP to Porter Rental Properties LLC, metes and bounds, Book/Page 2013 R 14538. Fannie Mae aka Federal National Mortgage Association to ARF 6 LLC, 2644 S. 51st Terrace, Kansas City 66106, all of Lot 8/ Block 41 Highland Crest, Book/Page 2013 R 14583. Sean R. Johnson aka Sean Robert Johnson/Alese Johnson to PS Investments LLC, Lot 1 Cooks, Book/Page 2013 R 14584.

Cedar Springs Construction to BMO Harris Bank NA, 7225 Renner Road, Suite 201, Shawnee 66217, Lot 46B Cedar Springs, Book/ Page 2013 R 14818. Cedar Springs Construction to BMO Harris Bank NA, 7225 Renner Road, Suite 201, Shawnee 66217, Lot 29 B Cedar Springs, Book/ Page 2013 R 14819. Cedar Springs Construction to BMO Harris Bank NA, 7225 Renner Road, Suite 201, Shawnee 66217, Lot 25 B Cedar Springs, Book/ Page 2013 R 14820. Cedar Springs Construction to BMO Harris Bank NA, 7225 Renner Road, Suite 201, Shawnee 66217, Lot 25 A Cedar Springs, Book/ Page 2013 R 14821. Cedar Springs Construction to BMO Harris Bank NA, 7225 Renner Road, Suite 201, Shawnee 66217, Lot 29 A Cedar Springs, Book/ Page 2013 R 14822. Grace Pauline Sumner to Mack Colt Homes Inc., Lot 1256 Leawood, Book/Page 201310 000103. Chapel Creek Partners LLC to James Engle Custom Homes LLC, P.O. Box 3300, Olathe 66063, Lot 121 Greens of Chapel Creek, Book/Page 201310 000133. Falcon Valley LLC to Straight Line Builders LLC, 16023 W. 99th St., Lenexa 66219, Lot 236 Falcon Valley, Book/Page 201310 000211. Leo Properties LLC to James Engle Custom Homes LLC, P.O. Box 3300, Olathe 66063, Lot 47 Meadows of Mills Farm, Book/Page 201310 000303. Polo Fields OP LLC to Roeser Homes LLC, P.O. Box 24165, Overland Park 66283, Lot 106 Polo Fields, Book/Page 201310 000327. Daniel Dunn/Deborah Dunn/Harlan M. Feder/ Sharon J. Feder/Janet B. Feder to Auto Systems Experts Inc., 4537 N. Brady St., Davenport, Iowa 52806, all of Lots 108-110 Overland Summit except that part in roads, Book/Page 201310 000330. Carole L. Branson to M.H.S. LLC, 6750 W. 183rd St., Stilwell 66085, the W. 14 feet of Lot 1 and the E. 61 feet of Lot 2/Block 1 Brookridge West, Book/Page 201310 000457. PD Stonegate LLC to AZ Custom Homes Inc., P.O. Box 27281, Overland Park 66226, Lot 4 Stonegate Villas, Book/Page 201310 000527. William N. Rafael to RBS Management LLC, 1301 S. 75th St., Suite 100, Omaha, Neb. 68124, Lot 8/Block 6 Glenwood Heights, Book/ Page 201310 000539. William N. Rafael to RBS Management LLC, 1301 S. 75th St., Suite 100, Omaha, Neb. 68124, all of Lot 27 / Block 8 Prairie Ridge, Book/ Page 201310 000543. Marcella D. Chestnut to Home Rehab LLC, Lot 12 Estates of Blue Valley, Book/ Page 201310 000614.

SJD Inc. to MW Properties LLC, Lot 11 Blue Valley Park, Book/Page 201310 000680. Patricia A. Keller to Midfirst Bank, 217 S. Chambery Drive, Olathe 66061, Lot 161 Camden Place, Book/Page 201310 000695. Robert G. and Sonja M. Cottita to Capital Management Resources LLC, 3033 E. First Ave., Denver, CO 80206, Lot 8 Valley Brooke Estates at Nall Ave., Book/Page 201310 000703. Riverview Land Development Co. to Summit Custom Homes LLC, Lot 8 Riverview, Book/ Page 201310 000724. 345 Partners LLC to Rodrock Homes of Johnson County LLC, 9550 Dice Lane, Lenexa 66215, Lot 65 Summerwood Estates, Book/ Page 201310 000954. Beverly P. Bradley to Carmichael Property Investments LLC, Lot 8/ Block 3 Brightwater, Book/ Page 201310 000980. Corporate Holdings II LLC to CPR LLC, 1707 N. Waterfront Parkway, Wichita 67206, Lot 1 Corbin Park except any part taken used or dedicated for roads or public rights of way, Book/ Page 201310 001001. Highland Development LLC to Prairie Homes Inc., 12917 Richards, Overland Park 66213, Lot 95 Canyon Creek Highlands, Book/Page 201310 001084. Fannie Mae aka Federal National Mortgage Association to IJC KC One LLC, 7433 Belinder Ave., Prairie Village 66208, Lot 173 Country Club View, Book/Page 201310 001110. Riverview Land Development Co. to Summit Custom Homes LLC, Lot 2 Riverview, Book/ Page 201310 001208. Links of Prairie Highlands LLC to Chris George Homes LLC, Lot 43 Links of Prairie Highlands, Book/Page 201310 001216. Riverview Land Development Co. to Summit Custom Homes LLC, Lot 3 Riverview, Book/ Page 201310 001218. Bank of America NA to Military Warriors Support Foundation, 32441 W. 174th St., Gardner 66030, Lot 24 St. Johns Trace, Book/Page 201310 001230. 12075 W. 87th St. LLC to Zarda Bar-B-Q of Lenexa LLC, 613 S.E. Central, Blue Springs 64014, a tract of land lying withing the N.E. 1/4 of Sec. 34/Township 12 S./Range 24 E., Book/Page 201310 001235. Stone Creek Land Venture LLP to Cole PM Overland Park KS LLC, metes and bounds, Book/Page 201310 001336. Cronerstone Bank to Property Advantage LLC, Lot 2 Taft Meadows, Book/ Page 201310 001346. Jersey Realty & Investment Co. to Lakeview Investors LLC, 11401 Strang Line Road, Lenexa 66215, a tract of land in the S. 1/2 of Sec. 8/Township 13 S./Range 24 E., Book/Page 201310 001381. Jersey Realty & Investment Co. to 101 Terrace Partners LLC, 11401 Strang Line Road, Lenexa 66215, a tract of land located in the S.W. 1/4 of Sec. 4/Township 13/Range 24, Book/Page 201310 001385. Keeler Terrace 15750 LLC fka Roe 118 LLC to Clearview Investments LLC, Lot 2 Keeler Terrace, Book/Page 201310 001437. Pauli Development LLC to Ideal Homes KC Inc., 24103 W. 68th St., Shawnee 66216, Lot 57 Greens of Chapel Creek, Book/Page 201310 001440.

Charford Inc. to Martens Family Enterprises Inc., 7362 W. 162nd Terrace, Stilwell 66085, Lots 7-14/20/21/23-25/30/3237/43-48 Madison Reserve, Book/Page 201310 001457. TG Holdings LLC to Switzer 159 LLC, 15050 Antioch, No. 101, Overland Park 66221, metes and bounds, Book/Page 201310 001460. 159 Partners LLC to Rodrock Homes at Forest View LLC, P.O. Box 15144, Lenexa 66285, Lot 192 Wyngate, Book/Page 201310 001462. 159 Partners LLC to Rodrock Homes at Forest View LLC, P.O. Box 15144, Lenexa 66285, Lot 191 Wyngate, Book/Page 201310 001464. 345 Partners LLC to Rodrock Homes at Forest View LLC, P.O. Box 15144, Lenexa 66285, Lot 41 Summerwood Estates, Book/ Page 201310 001466. 159 Partners LLC to Rodrock Homes at Forest View LLC, P.O. Box 15144, Lenexa 66285, Lot 200 Wyngate, Book/Page 201310 001470. Falcon Valley LLC to Rodrock Homes of Johnson County LLC, 9550 Dice Lane, Lenexa 66215, Lot 146 Falcon Valley, Book/ Page 201310 001487. Quivira Investors LLC to CBSC Bluestem LLC, 14819 W. 95th St., Lenexa 66215, all that part of Tracts A/B Bluestem, Book/Page 201310 001508.

Norman Kyle Mattingly/ Jamie Mattingly to Blue Chip Investment Management Inc., 3022 N. 42nd St., Kansas City 66104, Lot 32 Orchard Heights, Book/Page 2013 R 14936. Fannie Mae aka Federal National Mortgage Association to Bright Improvement Inc., 1616 S. 51st St., Kansas City 66105, Lot 17/Block 7 White Oak, Book/Page 2013 R 15160.

MISSOURI JACKSON COUNTY Gregory James Robson and Isabelle Robson to AUS Properties LLC, 6611 College Ave., Kansas City 64132, Lot 683/684 Park Gate, Book/Page 2013 E 0099089. Vivid Properties LLC to Henningman Investments LLC, 3239 St. John Ave., Kansas City 64123, Lot 13 and W. 20 feet Lot 14 Block 3 Walrond Place, Book/Page 2013 E 0099110. KC Metro Homes LLC to BLTREJV3 Kansas City LLC, 300 W. 80th St., Kansas City 64114, Lot 3 Carlton Square, Book/Page 2013 E 0099153. ACH Development LLC to Wyss Home Building LLC, P.O. Box 8820, Lee’s Summit 64064, Lot 87A Park Ridge, Book/Page 2013 E 0099164. Shaquana S. Newton to Roadtrip LLC, P.O. Box 32080, Kansas City 64171, Lot 102 Nannie Holmes, Book/Page 2013 E 0099204.

345 Partners LLC to Rodrock Homes of Johnson County LLC, 9550 Dice Lane, Lenexa 66215, Lot 90 Summerwood Estates, Book/ Page 201310 001577.

Griffin Riley Investments LLC to Summit Custom Homes LLC, 120 S.E. 30th St., Lee’s Summit 64082, Lot 15 Foxberry Estates, Book/ Page 2013 E 0099249.

159 Partners LLC to Rodrock Homes of Johnson County LLC, 9550 Dice Lane, Lenexa 66215, Lot 193 Wyngate, Book/Page 201310 001588.

Shaquana S. Newton to Roadtrip LLC, P.O. Box 32080, Kansas City 64171, S. 11.41 feet Lot 55 and N. 20.59 feet Lot 56 Brougham Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0099262.

Canyon Creek Real Property Holdings LLC to Lambie Custom Homes Inc., 8712 W. 151st St., Overland Park 66223, Lot 49 Canyon Creek by the Lake, Book/Page 201310 001597. Fannie Mae aka Federal National Mortgage Association to Real Estate Endeavors LLC, 4750 Cantebury St., Roeland Park 66205, Lot 59 Shawnee Place, Book/Page 201310 001605. Highland Development LLC to Sallee Homes Inc., 3730 N.E. Troon Drive, Lee’s Summit 64084, Lot 94 Canyon Creek Highlands, Book/Page 201310 001697. Betty J. and Roger W. Resley to HMI Properties LLC, part of Lots 24/25/ Block 5 Bel-Air Heights, Book/Page 201310 001723. Falcon Valley LLC to Lambie Custom Homes Inc., 8712 W. 151st St., Overland Park 66223, Lot 227 Falcon Valley, Book/ Page 201310 001774. Karl Schwingen/Johanna Mitts n/k/a Johanna Schwingen to Vos Rentals LLC, the E. 140 feet of the S. 1/2 of Lot 12 Beers, Book/ Page 201310 001814. Catch Investments LLC to Dusseller & Marks Homes Inc., P.O. Box 589, Spring Hill 66083, Lot 41 Biltmore Farms, Book/Page 201310 001823. Wilshire by the Lake LLC to James Engle Custom Homes LLC, P.O. Box 3300, Olathe 66063, Lot 96/92/72/71/70/67 Wilshire by the Lake, Book/ Page 201310 001931. Dorothy E. Parrott/Peggy L. and Mark Bliss to ARF 6 LLC, the E. 50 feet of Lots 74/75 Woodland Park, Book/ Page 2013 R 14876.

Gale Communities Inc. to Pfeifer Homes Inc., 1550 S.W. Market, Lee’s Summit 64063, Lot 1251A Winterset Valley, Book/Page 2013 E 0099266. Bridger Properties LLC to UC-B Investment Properties LLC, 5200 Wyandotte St., Kansas City 64112, Lot 46 Beacon Hill Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0099283. Cherokee Legend Properties LLC to R1/ TBG LLC, 9227 E. Lincoln Ave., Suite 200-317, Lone Tree, Colo. 80124, Lots 195/196/197 Glenwood Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0099329. Woods Custom Homes LLC to Ashlar Homes LLC, 309 N.W. 10th St., Blue Springs 64015, Lot 292 Valley Hills Estates, Book/Page 2013 E 0099346. Jesus J. Torres-Sosa and Jessica M. Torres-Sosa to A&H Properties LLC, P.O. Box 34644, North Kansas City 64116, S. 33 1/3 feet Lot 13 Block 6 West Ridgeway, Book/Page 2013 E 0099356. American Real Estate Investments LLC to Keverena LLC, 3824 E. 11th St., Kansas City 64127, W. 12 feet of S. 115 feet Lot 50 and E. 20 feet of S. 115 feet of Lot 51 Sidney Place, Book/Page 2013 E 0099370. TAJ Mahal Investments LLC to American Real Estate Investments LLC, 7425 Washington, Kansas City 64114, S. 34 feet of N. 38 feet Lot 56 Asbury Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0099434. Fannie Mae aka Federal National Mortgage Association to Metropolitan Housing Development Corp., P.O. Box 5322, Kansas City


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LEADS 64131, S. 50 feet Lot 18 and All Lot 19 Hillcrest View, Book/Page 2013 E 0099471. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to BLTREJV3 Kansas City LLC, 300 W. 80th St., Kansas City 64114, Lot 823 Robandee, Book/Page 2013 E 0099474. Joseph and Michelle Brown to Roadtrip LLC, P.O. Box 32080, Kansas City 64171, Lot 82 Southeast Garden Homes, Book/Page 2013 E 0099479. Nicholas John DeFeo and Anna Marie DeFeo to Star Development Corp., 244 W. Mill, Suite 101, Liberty 64068, Lots 393-395 Block 35 Old Town/Lot 396 Block 36 Old Town, Book/Page 2013 E 0099566. Skyline Properties LLC to Helgerson Investments LLC, 12 Peach Tree, Wichita 67207, N. 48 1/3 feet of S. 75 feet of W. 1/2 of Lot 7 McGee Place in Westport/N. 21 2/3 feet of Lot 27 and S. 26 2/3 feet of W. 1/2 of Lot 7 McGee Place in Westport, Book/Page 2013 E 0099681. Leon Gray to C&B Properties (Darlene Guess) LLC, P.O. Box 301018, Kansas City 64130, Lots 103/104 Evanston Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0099741. Next Level Properties LLC to F&H Property Investments LLC, 102 E. 66th St., Kansas City 64113, N. half of Lot 64 and S. half of Lot 65 Evanston Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0099786. Glen F. Dvorak et al. to A&H Properties LLC, 438 N. Lawndale Ave., Kansas City 64123, Lot 5 and N. 8 1/3 feet of Lot 6 Block 7 Clifton Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0099793. CountryClub Homes LLC to Ward Real Estate & Investments Inc., 620 W. Jefferson, Grain Valley 64029, Lots 1013/1021 Woodbury Villas, Book/Page 2013 E 0099846. Candace David fka Candice Vanice and Daniel Dean Davis to Muller Properties LLC, 300 W. 11th St., Kansas City 64105, Lots 66/67 Holly Garden/N. 15 feet Lot 125 and all Lot 126 and S. 1 feet Lot 127 Troostwood/ Lots 5/6 Block 12 Pendleton Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0099871. Vanice Ventures Inc. to Muller Properties LLC, 300 W. 11th St., Kansas City 64105, Lots 20/21 Westwood Park/S. 41 2/3 feet Lot 17 except that part in Warwick Blvd. Block 32 Hyde Park/Lot 11 Block 2 Llewellyn Place, Book/Page 2013 E 0099872. L&B Development Inc. to Eagle 1 Construction LLC, P.O. Box 24206, Blue Springs 64013, Lot 369 Rosewood

Hills, Book/Page 2013 E 0099914. L&B Development Inc. to Eagle 1 Construction LLC, P.O. Box 24206, Blue Springs 64013, Lot 413 Rosewood Hills, Book/Page 2013 E 0099919. L&B Development Inc. to Eagle 1 Construction LLC, P.O. Box 24206, Blue Springs 64013, Lot 403 Rosewood Hills, Book/Page 2013 E 0099958. Legacy Executive Homes Inc. to Eagle 1 Construction LLC, P.O. Box 24206, Blue Springs 64013, Lot 37 Whispering Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0100118. Legacy Executive Homes Inc. to Eagle 1 Construction LLC, P.O. Box 24206, Blue Springs 64013, Lot 23 Whispering Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0100122. Phillip J. and Susan L. Forward to LSP Partners II LLC, 36876 E. 162nd St., Pleasant Hill 64080, Lot 78 Bordner Estates North, Book/Page 2013 E 0100141. Hunt Midwest Residential LLC to Summit Custom Homes LLC, 40 S.E. 30th St., Lee’s Summit 64082, Lot 548 Eagle Creek, Book/ Page 2013 E 0100145. Griffin Riley Investments LLC to Summit Custom Homes LLC, 120 S.E. 30th St., Lee’s Summit 64082, Lot 5 Greenbriar at Chapman Farms, Book/Page 2013 E 0100214. Federal National Mortgage Association to BLTREJV3 Kansas City LLC, 225 Town Park Drive, No. 100, Kennesaw, GA 30144, Lot 225 Avalon View, Book/Page 2013 E 0100221. Kyle and Jamie Mattingly to ARF 6 LLC, P.O. Box 1127, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, part Lots 15-17 Vacated Elm St., Book/Page 2013 E 0100241. Jimmy Dale Wainwright and Altamay Wainwright to Home Rehab LLC, P.O. Box 12522, Overland Park 66282, N. 47 feet of S. 93 feet of E. 140 feet of W. 305 feet of Lot 31 Nel-Aro, Book/ Page 2013 E 0100288. Wayne E. and Mary K. Spellman to CBP Properties LLC, 10201 Fontana Lane, Overland Park 66207, Lot 36 Waldo Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0100302. William R. Benfer Sr. Trustee to WRB Homes LLC, 5711 Manchester, Kansas City 64129, Lots 283/285/286 Blue Summit, Book/Page 2013 E 0100367. RealtyAQ LLC to Prime KC Homes LLC, 15621 W. 87th St., No. 154, Lenexa 66219, Lot 366 Ward Park, Book/ Page 2013 E 0100384. Federal National Mortgage

Association aka Fannie Mae to J.P. Real Estate II LLC/Joy P. Branum, 2410 W. 103rd St., Leawood 66206, Lot 16 Block 3 South City View, Book/Page 2013 E 0100436. Gary and Doug Gravink Trustees of Family Products LLC to B and C Capital Management LLC, 1809 Westport Road, Kansas City 64111, Lot 212 Prospect Vista, Book/Page 2013 E 0100438. Tim and Merrie Ford to Wittmer Management LLC, P.O. Box 5032, Kansas City 66119, W. 15 feet Lot 23 and E. 15 feet Lot 24 Block 4 Matthews and Hills, Book/ Page 2013 E 0100453. Sheryl K. Chitwood fka Sheryl K. Prout and Scott P. Chitwood to L&B Property Management LLC, 628 N.W. Brookhaven Drive, Lee’s Summit 64081, S. 45 feet Lot 115 and N. 15 feet Lot 116 Bayles, Book/ Page 2013 E 0100481. Gary and Sherry Holbrook to IN-US1 LLC, 10707 Hickman Mills Drive, Kansas City 64137, Lot 113 Highridge, Book/Page 2013 E 0100562. Rauf and Tracey Waheed to Peters Rentals LLC, 110 W. 89th Terrace, Kansas City 64114, Lot 24 Boone Manor, Book/Page 2013 E 0100599. Glen G. and Joyce M. Lawrence to Classic Automobile Restoration Services LLC, 10523 S. Alley Jackson Road, Grain Valley 64029, Lot 1A MerLou Estates East, Book/Page 2013 E 0100604. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development to KCIP LLC, 9221 N. Garfield Ave., Kansas City 64155, Lot 45 Avalon View, Book/Page 2013 E 0100611. Peter S. Ehinger to Turn Key KC (HD) LLC, 3901 E. Roeser Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040, Lot 509 Eden Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0100622. Sara Allen Nielsen and Thomas Martin Allen Co-Trustees to Red Buffalo LLC, 1414 W. 47th St., Kansas City 64112, Lot 54 Wiedenmann Park, Book/ Page 2013 E 0100630. John Carl Roseman to RealtyAQ LLC, 9000 Lee’s Summit Road, Kansas City 64139, Lot 13 Cassell Manor, Book/Page 2013 E 0100666. IN-US1 LLC to Marbos Investments LLLP, 520 W. 26th Ave., Vancouver British Columbia, Canada V5Z 2E3, Lot 6 Block 2 River Oaks, Book/Page 2013 E 0100741.

Investment Co. Corp., 620 W. Jefferson, Grain Valley 64029, Lots 1-27/30/3235/37/42/43 Greystone Estates, Book/Page 2013 E 0100984. DNK Holdings LLC to Hawley Properties LLC, 751 E. 63rd St., Suite 220, Kansas City 64110, Lot 25 Block 2 Maryland, Book/ Page 2013 E 0100990. JMLBR Funding LLC to Raineth II Kansas City LLC, 234 S. Westgate Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90049, Lot 14 and W. 20 feet Lot 15 except S. 35 feet Gregory Blvd. Conrad & Mixon’s First Addition, Book/Page 2013 E 0100996. Van Johnson and Roxane V. Johnson to Roadtrip LLC, P.O. Box 32080, Kansas City 64171, N. 16 feet Lot 11 and S. 17 feet Lot 12 Block 2 New Bedford Heights, Book/ Page 2013 E 0101005. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to D&D LLC, 8812 McElroy Road, Kansas City 64134, Lot 836 Ruskin Hills, Book/Page 2013 E 0101033. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development to S Brothers Properties LLC, 9615 N.E. 95th Terrace, Kansas City 64132, Lot 749 Marlborough Heights, Book/ Page 2013 E 0101047. Sol & Rum Enterprises LLC to Sweeping Floors To Owning Doors LLC, P.O. Box 5276, Kansas City 64112, Lot 7 Alta Vista Acres, Book/ Page 2013 E 0101088. KCM Assets LLC to AAKASH LLC, 2 Eton Court, Balwyn Victoria 3103 Aus., Lot 51 Sunrise View, Book/Page 2013 E 0101090. Beverly Keller to Vivid Properties LLC, 5400 Johnson Drive, No. 134, Mission 66205, Lot 188 Loma Vista, Book/Page 2013 E 0101106. Patrick O’Reilly to Emerald Isle Properties LLC, 229 Ward Parkway, Unit 301-B, Kansas City 64112, Unit 301B Hemingway Plaza East Condominium, Book/Page 2013 E 0101117. Acquired Capital LLC to INUS1 LLC, 5504 Harris Ave., Raytown 64133, Lot 7 Block 3 Davis Blue-Ridge, Book/ Page 2013 E 0101176. Monique Pena and Brian Hendrickson to Wholesale Homes LLC, 257 W. Mill St., Suite B, Liberty 64068, Lot 17 Block 13 North Burge Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0101208.

Next Level Properties LLC to Roadtrip LLC, P.O. Box 32080, Kansas City 64171, Lot 209 Swope Ridge, Book/ Page 2013 E 0100769.

B&C Capital Management LLC to Coral Properties LLC, 4218 Roanoke, Suite 300, Kansas City 64111, N. 5 2/3 feet Lot 23 and S. 17 1/2 feet Lot 24 Schell’s Orchard Hill/N. 23 feet and S. 27 2/3 feet Lot 23 Schell’s Orchard Hill, Book/Page 2013 E 0101218.

Arvest Bannister Realty Co. to Ward Development &

Thomas Soong to Coral Properties LLC, 4218

Roanoke, Suite 300, Kansas City 64111, Lot 280 and N. 9.70 feet Lot 279 Llewellyn Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0101219.

feet Lots 12/13 and N. 1/2 of vacated alley lying S. and adjoining said lots McKinney Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0101796.

Mary Louise Rengel Trustee to ARF6 LLC, P.O. Box 1127, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, Lot 230 South Maywood, Book/Page 2013 E 0101324.

HM Properties LLC to Momentum Properties Group LLC, 740 S.W. Windsong Point, Lee’s Summit 64082, Lot 25 Parkina Place, Book/Page 2013 E 0101802.

Mary Louise Rengel Trustee to ARF6 LLC, P.O. Box 1127, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, Lot 236 Sugar Creek Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0101334. Mary Louise Rengel Trustee to ARF6 LLC, 3200 N.E. 83rd St., Kansas City 64119, Lot 235 Sugar Creek Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0101341. Terry and Benita Jones to M&M Brothers Homes Inc., 930 Broadway, Apt. 407, Kansas City 64105, Lot 153 Skyline Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0101387. Jane S. Taylor Trustee to Strike N Spare Ventures LLC, 221 W. Lexington, Suite 400, Independence 64050, Lot 2/3 Twiehaus, Book/ Page 2013 E 0101413. 306 LLC to Crown Castle Towers 09 LLC, 2000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg, Pa. 15317, Lots 281/282 Broadland, Book/ Page 2013 E 0101421. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development to Exzance Properties LLC, 4612 W. 54th, Roeland Park 66205, S. 45 feet of E. 127 1/2 feet Lot 7 Meadow Hill, Book/Page 2013 E 0101444. C&C Rental Investments LLC to M&M Brothers Homes Inc., 930 Broadway, Apt. 407, Kansas City 64105, Lot 199 Ruskin Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0101564. BWG Investments LLC to Roadtrip LLC, P.O. Box 8249, St. Joseph 64508, Lot 386 Ruskin Heights, Book/ Page 2013 E 0101655. Michelle Cupp to Hawley Properties LLC, 4011 Bellefontaine Ave., Kansas City 64130, Lot 100 Wauneta Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0101741. Emanuel Dace to American Real Estate Investments LLC, 7425 Washington, Kansas City 64114, Lot 49 Parkina Place, Book/Page 2013 E 0101788. Madison Country Real Estate LLC fka Madison Real Estate LLC to Hawk I LLC, 2315 Ringo Road, Independence 64081, Unit 44/38 Coventry Park Townhomes/Lot 4 Willow Estates/Lot 7 Ivanhoe/Lots 1/2 Sir James Estates/Lot 17 Harbor Lights, Book/Page 2013 E 0101789. Tuition Properties LLC to RDI LLC, 9118 Garfield Ave., Kansas City 66112, N. 104 feet Lots 12/13 Block 6 McKinney Heights/S. 46

Screaming Eagle Properties LLC to Kingdom Home Investors LLC, 6004 E. 100th Terrace, Kansas City 64134, Lot 173 Skyline Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0102033. Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Mangum Properties LLC, 11918 Sycamore Ave., Grandview 64030, Lot 14 Block 16 South View Manor, Book/ Page 2013 E 0102073.

HM Properties LLC to Momentum Properties Group LLC, 740 S.W. Windsong Point, Lee’s Summit 64082, Lot 84 except W. 78 feet Hasson Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0101804. Richard G. Ellingson to Lansford Development Inc., 616 S.W. Third St., Lee’s Summit 64063, 222.5 feet W. of N.E. corner of N.W. quarter of Sec. 7 47 31, Book/Page 2013 E 0101808. Blackbird Investments LLC to ARF 5 LLC, P.O. Box 1127, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, Lot 17 Belvidere Estates, Book/Page 2013 E 0101827.

Jay F. and Karla K. Pudenz to Roadtrip LLC, 6204 E. 10th St., Kansas City 64126, Lot 20 East Ninth St. Addition, Book/Page 2013 E 0102075. HM Properties LLC to Momentum Properties Group LLC, 740 S.W. Windsong Point, Lee’s Summit 64082, Lot 79 Bales Park, Book/Page 2013 E 0102080. Joshua Ramsey and McKeah Ramsey to C&W Ventures LLC, 528 Devon St., Independence 64055, Lot 185 Gudgell Park, Book/ Page 2013 E 0102087.

Blackbird Investments LLC to ARF 5 LLC, P.O. Box 1127, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, W. 40 feet of E. 87.71 feet Lot 127 Blenheim, Book/Page 2013 E 0101828. Barbara J. Wilson to Turn Key KC (HD) LLC, 3901 E. Roeser Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040, Lot 14 Cook’s Fairview, Book/Page 2013 E 0101854. Pro Finance Inc. to Roadtrip LLC, P.O. Box 32080, Kansas City 64171, Lot 28 Block 13 Maryland, Book/Page 2013 E 0101942.

Joshua Ramsey and McKeah Ramsey to C&W Ventures LLC, 530 Devon St., Independence 64055, Lot 186 Gudgel Park, Book/ Page 2013 E 0102089. James R. and Andrea M. Abbott to Ribbon Cutter Inc., 30 Santa Clara, Suite D, Arcadia, CA 91006, E. 130 feet of S. 15 feet Lot 2 and E. 130 feet of N. 25 feet Lot 3 Squier Place, Book/Page 2013 E 0102097. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Coral Properties LLC, 4218 Roanoke, Suite 300, Kansas City 64111, Lot 36 Kathleen Ridge, Book/Page 2013 E 0102195.

Winterset 7 LLC to SAB Construction LLC, P.O. Box 942, Lee’s Summit 64063, Lot 1330 Winterset Valley, Book/Page 2013 E 0101959. Steven R. and Tracy C. Jones to Key Opportunities LLC, 8917 Cedar Lane, Prairie Village 66207, E. 42 feet of W. 84 feet Lots 33/34 Hale, Book/Page 2013 E 0101963. Winterset 7 LLC to SAB Construction LLC, P.O. Box 942, Lee’s Summit 64063, Lot 1321 Winterset Valley, Book/Page 2013 E 0101974. Tofia Co. LLC to Turn Key Missouri LLC, P.O. Box 598, Chesterton, Ind. 46304, Lot 4 Block 12 Mount Washington, Book/Page 2013 E 0101980. Jeffrey Lynn Davis/Cheryl Ann Marler/Charles Marler to CityScape Properties LLC, 7715 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 100, Overland Park 66202, Lot 104 Southwood Heights, Book/Page 2013 E 0102013. Seattle Bank to DNG Renewal LLC, 21804 N.

96th St., Lenexa 66220, S. 7 feet Lot 9 and N. 33 feet Lot 10 Fallview, Book/Page 2013 E 0102031.

Goegel Investments LLC to WSIRECA LLC, 3225-B S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 204, Las Vegas, Nev. 89146, Lot 413 except part in 77th St. Marlborough Heights, Book/ Page 2013 E 0102199. Jeremy Hoss and Heather L. Ward-Hoss to A Hammer For Hire LLC, 3022 Campbell, Kansas City 64109, S. 28 feet Lot 3 and N. 10 feet Lot 4 Block 6 Creston, Book/Page 2013 E 0102202. Gregory Boulevard Investments LLC to Malee’s Rentals LLC, 10106 Cambridge Ave., Kansas City 64134, Lot 150 Parkland, Book/Page 2013 E 0102203. CLAY COUNTY Lyndel K. and Antoinette M. Forman to US Props LLC, 7940 N.E. 54th St., Kansas City 64119, Lot 10/ Block 17 Gracemor, Book/ Page 7190/169.

Trophy Homes Inc. to Hearthside Homes of Kansas City Inc., 6601 Royal St. Building A, Pleasant Valley 64068, Lot 82 Barry Brooke, Book/Page 7191/162. MCK Partnership LLC to NTJ Builders, 1707 Esther Drive, Kearney 64060, Lot 7 Jamestowne Village, Book/ Page 7191/179. MCK Partnership LLC to NTJ Builders, 1707 Esther Drive, Kearney 64060, Lot 22 Jamestowne Village, Book/Page 7191/180. Kenneth R. and Carole J. McGuire to Copper of KC LLC, 4037 N. Spruce Ave., Kansas City 64117, Lot 23/ Block 3 Sunnybrook West, Book/Page 7191/94. Peterson Development Co. Inc. to Cardinal Crest Homes LLC, P.O. Box 1355, Liberty 64069, Lot 8 Copperleaf, Book/Page 7191/99. Ashby R. Black/Sarah E. Black fka Sarah E. Flakes to FPG Investments LLC, 6127 Timberidge Court, Parkville 64152, Lot 21 Cooley & Reust, Book/Page 7192/8. CitiMortgage Inc. to Federal National Mortgage Association, P.O. Box 650043, Dallas, Texas 75265, all of Lot 184 Cooley Highlands, Book/Page 7193/52. BH&W Associates LLC to Foxwood Shops LLC, 7915 N. Oak Trafficway, Gladstone 64118, Lots 1/2/4-10 inclusive/Block 14 Fox Woods, Book/Page 7193/66. Holland 1916 Inc. fka Holland Nameplate LLC to HP Real Estate LLC, 801 N. Atlantic Ave., Kansas City 64116, metes and bounds, Book/Page 7194/34. Agape Services LLC to American Value Properties LLC, 351 W. Washington, Kearney 64060, all of Lot 178 Westboro, Book/Page 7194/47. Agape Services LLC to American Value Properties LLC, 351 W. Washington, Kearney 64060, all that part of Lots 31/32 Green Haven, Book/Page 7194/48. The Canuteson Group Inc. to Mobile Investors Inc., 2700 N. Kendallwood Parkway, Gladstone 64119, the N. 70 feet of Lot 37 Kiersted Estates, Book/Page 7194/66. McNary-Higdon Development Co. LLC to First Choice Custom Homes LLC, 9800 N.W. Polo Drive, Kansas City 64153, all of Lot 84 Oakwood Estates, Book/Page 7195/40. Douglas C. and Linda Robertson/Marcia J. Robertson/Janet Robertson D’Ercole to Five Ten Missouri IV LLC, 9 Exchange Place, Suite 750, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, Lot 34/Block 10 Sherwood Estates, Book/ Page 7195/105.

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LEADS PNC Bank NA to Golden Hills Investment Group Inc., 5121 N.E. San Rafael Drive, Kansas City 64119, Lot 5/Block 5 Gracemor, Book/Page 7195/143. Roy L. Lanio and Lila Kay Burnette to M and C Properties Real Estate Services LLC, P.O. Box 12321, North Kansas City 64116, all of Lots 1-4/Block 2 Meadowlark, Book/Page 7195/145. Aartech Investments Inc. to Dean Ledford Homes LLC, P.O. Box 71, Liberty 64069, Lot 16 White Tail Pond, Book/Page 7195/155.

40, Suite 316, Blue Springs 64015, Lot 36 Genesis Place, Book/Page 1219/140. Arvest Bannister Realty Co./Bannister Realty Co. Inc. to Ashlar Homes LLC, 790 S.W. U.S. Highway 40, Suite 316, Blue Springs 64015, Lot 45 Genesis Place, Book/Page 1219/143. Quality Land Holdings LLC to JDB Investments Inc., 6014 N. Missouri Highway 9, Suite E, Parkville 64152, Lot 4 Silverbrooke, Book/Page 1219/228.

MCK Partnership LLC to Homes by Chris LLC, 1621 Hampshire, Liberty 64068, Lot 14 Pine Grove Ltd., Book/Page 7195/172.

Quality Land Holdings LLC to JDB Investments Inc., 6014 N. Missouri Highway 9, Suite E, Parkville 64152, Lot 69 Silverbrooke, Book/Page 1219/230.

BPI Midwest LLC to Barry Ridge Homes LLC, 8901 N. Brighton Ave., Kansas City 64156, Lot 25 Northview Meadows, Book/Page 7195/178.

Quality Land Holdings LLC to JDB Investments Inc., 6014 N. Missouri Highway 9, Suite E, Parkville 64152, Lot 71 Silverbrooke, Book/Page 1219/231.

BPI Midwest LLC to Barry Ridge Homes LLC, 8901 N. Brighton Ave., Kansas City 64156, Lot 46 Northview Meadows, Book/Page 7195/181.

Quality Land Holdings LLC to JDB Investments Inc., 6014 N. Missouri Highway 9, Suite E, Parkville 64152, Lot 72 Silverbrooke, Book/Page 1219/232.

BPI Midwest LLC to Barry Ridge Homes LLC, 8901 N. Brighton Ave., Kansas City 64156, Lot 54 Northview Meadows, Book/Page 7195/186.

JDB Investments Inc. to Integrity Homebuilders LLC, 20223 N.E. 102nd St., Liberty 64068, Lot 807 Thousand Oaks, Book/Page 1219/240.

BPI Midwest LLC to Barry Ridge Homes LLC, 8901 N. Brighton Ave., Kansas City 64156, Lot 66 Northview Meadows, Book/Page 7195/195.

West Platte Development LLC to Carson Custom Homes Inc., 10521 N. Michigan, Kansas City 64155, Lot 15 Masters, Book/Page 1219/251.

CitiMortgage Inc. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 5000 Plano Parkway, Carrollton, TX 75010, the N. 85 feet of Lot 14/Block J Mosby Highlands Annex, Book/Page 7195/63.

Joseph Schoonover/Robyn S. Schoonover to Fresh Start Home of Kansas City LLC, P.O. Box 14094, Parkville 64152, Lot 14 Plantation, Book/Page 1219/262.

Agnes G. Najolia to Five Ten Missouri IV LLC, 9 Exchange Place, Suite 750, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, Lot 21/Block 9 Ravenwood, Book/Page 7196/100. Peterson Development Co. Inc. to MBW Construction Inc., P.O. Box 10540, Gladstone 64188, Lot 6 Copperleaf, Book/Page 7196/106. Peterson Development Co. Inc. to MBW Construction Inc., P.O. Box 10540, Gladstone 64188, Lot 23 Copperleaf, Book/Page 7196/112. Peterson Development Co. Inc. to MBW Construction Inc., P.O. Box 10540, Gladstone 64188, Lot 34 Copperleaf, Book/Page 7196/115. Peterson Development Co. Inc. to Olympus Custom Homes Inc., 1611 Ashton Circle, Liberty 64068, Lot 11 Carriage Hill Estates, Book/ Page 7196/119. Intra State Development Co. to Woodbrooke Homes LLC, P.O. Box 28053, Gladstone 64188, Lot 47 Woodbrooke Villas, Book/ Page 7196/156. James A. and Laurie L. Fluker to 8 Ball Real Estate LLC, 8637 N. Oregon, Kansas City 64154, Lot 15/ Block 2 New Mark, Book/ Page 7196/40. John R. and Carol Robey to 602 S. 291 Building Associates LLC, 1201 N.E. 83rd Terrace, Kansas City 64118, Lot 1 Dehart, Book/ Page 7197/4.

Cousins Tiffany Springs Market Center LLC to ARC TSKCYM0001 LLC, 405 Park Ave. 15th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10022, Lots 2/4/6 Tiffany Springs Market Center, Book/Page 1219/297. CP Tiffany Springs Investments LLC to ARC TSKCYM0001 LLC, 405 Park Ave. 15th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10022, Lots 7-10 Tiffany Springs Market Center, Book/Page 1219/298. Hawksbury Development LLC to Integrity Homebuilders LLC, 6735 N.W. Hickory Drive, Kansas City 64152, Lot 62 Hawksbury, Book/Page 1219/341. Karl David Love to Exact Properties LLC, 6173 Center St., Omaha, Neb. 68106, Lot 1 Chapel Woods, Book/Page 1219/385. Universal Electrical & Construction LLC to MJD Homes I LLC, 1520F N.W. Vivion Road, Kansas City 64118, Lots 4/5 High View Acres, Book/Page 1219/413. Forest Park Development Co. LLC to Carson Custom Homes Inc., 10521 N. Michigan Ave.,

Kansas City 64155, Lot 553 Thousand Oaks, Book/Page 1219/418. Kenneth James Mortimer/ Abbie Renea Mortimer to Stone Financing LLC, 16269 N. 71st St., Scottsdale, AZ 83234, Lot 35/Block 5 Hills of Walden, Book/Page 1219/423.

RR  Building Permits Commercial MISSOURI JACKSON COUNTY A.L. Huber Inc., commercial alteration at 1 Ward Parkway, Country Club Bank (facade renovation), $356,179. A.L. Huber Inc., commercial alteration at 10234 Marion Park Drive Building L, Cerner Building (tenant finish), $1,196,600. McCownGordon Construction, commercial alteration at 1620 Independence Blvd., KC University of Medicine & Biosciences Academic Center (interior demolition), $260,000. Repairs Unlimited Inc., commercial alteration at 8559 N. Line Creek Parkway, Primrose of Kansas City Assistant Living Facility (interior renovations), $400,000. Capital Electric Construction Co., commercial alteration at 3315 N. Oak Trafficway Floor 1, (replace underground electrical feeders), $165,000. J.E. Dunn Construction, commercial alteration at 444 W. 47th St. Floor 1, (tenant finish), $100,000. Kamco Construction, commercial alteration at 1100 Walnut St., No. 3350, (tenant finish), $250,000. Latona Architects, commercial alteration at 8025 Hickman Mills Drive, (interior renovations), $200,000.

Turner Construction, commercial alteration at 4401-A Wornall Road, (tenant finish conference room), $136,000.

KANSAS WYANDOTTE COUNTY (contractor not shown), commercial addition at 1616 Argentine Ave., (storage building), $100,000. Bowden Contracting Co., commercial alteration at 900 S. 68th St., (office/ warehouse space), $378,947. Crossland Construction Co., commercial alteration at 4805 State Ave., $315,000. Frye Construction Co. Inc., commercial alteration at 6100 Leavenworth Road, Friedberg Heights, $950,000. McCown Gordon Construction, commercial building at 1301 Armstrong, $9,500,000. McGilton Construction Co. Inc., commercial addition at 1500 N. 38th St., Verizon Wireless (tower shelter/ fence/gate), $160,000. Mydentist-Taylor Construction, commercial alteration at 7848 State Ave., Westfield Green, $280,000. JOHNSON COUNTY OVERLAND PARK Executive Hills Inc., commercial alteration at 6363 College Blvd., Unit 600, Argus Consulting Inc. (tenant finish), $623,000, 19,502 square feet. McCown Gordon Construction LLC, commercial alteration at 6550 Spring Parkway, Sprint (tenant improvment), $150,000, 1,500 square feet. Mid-America Contractors Inc., commercial alteration at 7400 W. 110th St., Unit 400, (tenant

Mike Hagen Electric Inc., commercial alteration at 5901 N.W. 63rd Terrace, Lofts at Burlington Creek (mixed use install electrical), $345,000. Team Construction, commercial alteration at 2101 Broadway Blvd., No. 21, (tenant finish), $150,000.

finish), $250,000.

residence at 7108 N. Ames Ave., $147,000.

Morgan Homes Co., commercial alteration at 8200 W. 151st St., Hallmark (remodel), $87,000.

Falcon Falls LLC, singlefamily residence at 7109 N. Ames Ave., $127,000.

Nebel Construction Services, commercial alteration at 7400 College Blvd., Unit 355, Lincoln Financial (tenant finish), $119,000, 3,692 square feet.

Harmon Construction Inc., multifamily residence alteration at 8841 N. Congress Ave. Building 6, Vintage at Zona Rosa Apartments (reconstruct exterior stair replacement), $155,605.

Pearce Construction, commercial alteration at 7600 W. 75th St., (church sanctuary remodel), $85,000, 4,446 square feet.

Harmon Construction Inc., multifamily residence alteration at 8845 N. Congress Ave. Building 5, Vintage at Zona Rosa Apartments (reconstruct exterior stair replacement), $155,605.

Pettus Plumbing & Piping Inc., commercial alteration at 15700 Metcalf Ave., Wal-Mart Supercenter (replace air handling unit), $110,000.

Harmon Construction Inc., multifamily residence alteration at 8851 N. Congress Ave. Building 4, Vintage at Zona Rosa Apartments (reconstruct exterior stair replacement), $155,605.

Apex Construction Inc., commercial alteration at 9300 Metcalf Ave., (partial demo), $421,605. Nebel Construction Services Inc., commercial alteration at 7400 College Blvd., Unit 105, (remodel), $60,000, 2,495 square feet.

Harmon Construction Inc., multifamily residence alteration at 8855 N. Congress Ave. Building 3, Vintage at Zona Rosa Apartments (reconstruct exterior stair replacement), $155,605.

Purdum Construction, commercial alteration at 12200 W. 106th St., Unit 230, (tenant finish), $473,000, 4,553 square feet.

Harmon Construction Inc., multifamily residence alteration at 8859 N. Congress Ave. Building 2, Vintage at Zona Rosa Apartments (reconstruct exterior stair replacement), $155,605.

RR  Building Permits Residential MISSOURI Distinctive Homes by J&K Properties Inc., singlefamily residence at 10415 N. St. Clair Ave., $365,000. Falcon Falls LLC, singlefamily residence at 7104 N. Ames Ave., $147,000. Falcon Falls LLC, single-family residence at 7105 N. Ames Ave., $147,000.

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Hearthside Homes of Kansas City Inc., singlefamily residence at 10006 N. Laurel Ave., $195,717. Hearthside Homes of Kansas City Inc., singlefamily residence at 10009 N. Laurel Ave., $161,000. John Shilt Homes Inc., single-family residence at 4319 N.E. 70th St., $165,000. John Shilt Homes Inc., single-family residence at 7104 N. Kensington Ave., $167,000. New Mark Homes LLC, single-family residence at 7104 N. Kirkwood Ave., $225,000.

(contractor not shown), single-family residences at 3216 N. 128th St., Whispering Pines, $330,000. Ashlar Homes LLC, singlefamily residences at 11149 Cernech Ave., Whispering Ridge The Lake, $190,000. BL Rieke & Associates Inc., single-family residences at 4115 Luke Lane, $703,500. CHWC, single-family residences at 1222 Barnett Ave., $127,165. CHWC, single-family residences at 1300 Grandview Blvd., $127,165. CHWC, single-family residences at 1308 Grandview Blvd., $127,510. CHWC, single-family residences at 703 Oakland Ave., $138,000. Kevin Higdon Construction, singlefamily residences at 11047 Northridge Drive, Northridge Piper Estates, $209,000.

Stucker Construction Inc., single-family residences at 1910 N. 78th Terrace, Normandy West, $148,800.

Harmon Construction Inc., multifamily residence alteration at 8813 N. Congress Ave. Building 13, Vintage at Zona Rosa Apartments (reconstruct exterior stair replacement), $155,605.

R.C. Barry Brooke LLC, single-family residence at 11029 N. Jefferson St., $157,727.

Stucker Construction Inc., single-family residences at 10601 Clubhouse Drive, Highlands at Piper, $147,392.

Harmon Construction Inc., multifamily residence alteration at 8817 N. Congress Ave. Building 12, Vintage at Zona Rosa Apartments (reconstruct exterior stair replacement), $155,605.

3560 Broadway LLC, multifamily residence alteration at 3560 Broadway Blvd., Ambassador Apartments (renovations), $5,000,000.

Harmon Construction Inc., multifamily residence alteration at 8821 N. Congress Ave. Building 11, Vintage at Zona Rosa Apartments (reconstruct exterior stair replacement), $155,605.

63% feel Book of Lists advertisers are more top of mind when our

Summit Custom Homes LLC, single-family residence at 1826 N.E. 102nd Terrace, $235,000.

Bennett Home Improvement and Building Inc., single-family residences at 6242 Oak St., $250,000. Casa Bella Construction Inc., single-family residences at 10635 N. Dalton Ave., $310,000. MJC Electric Co. LLC, multifamily residence alteration at 1701 N.W. 38th St. Building 9, (install electrical), $121,047. MJC Electric Co. LLC, multifamily residence alteration at 1801 N.W. 38th St. Building 8, (install electrical), $147,405. MJC Electric Co. LLC, multifamily residence alteration at 1851 N.W. 38th St. Building 6, (install electrical), $121,047.

subscriber is thinking about a specific product or service that is needed.

PLATTE COUNTY Arvest Bannister Realty Co. to Ashlar Homes LLC, 790 S.W. US

KANSAS WYANDOTTE COUNTY

R.C. Barry Brooke LLC, single-family residence at 544 N.W. 110th Terrace, $147,573.

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Harmon Construction Inc., multifamily residence alteration at 8837 N. Congress Ave. Building 7, Vintage at Zona Rosa Apartments (reconstruct exterior stair replacement), $155,605.

Wiest Construction Inc., single-family residences addition at 1239 W. 61st Terrace, $250,000.

Kevin Higdon Construction, single-family residences at 4310 N. 112th St., Northridge Piper Estates, $209,000.

to advertise in the 2014

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Harmon Construction Inc., multifamily residence alteration at 8833 N. Congress Ave. Building 8, Vintage at Zona Rosa Apartments (reconstruct exterior stair replacement), $155,605.

MJC Electric Co. LLC, multifamily residence alteration at 1901 N.W. 38th St. Building 7, (install electrical), $128,040.

Newcastle Homes LLC, single-family residence at 1606 N.E. 124th Terrace, $155,000.

Harmon Construction Inc., multifamily residence alteration at 8863 N. Congress Ave. Building 1, Vintage at Zona Rosa Apartments (reconstruct exterior stair replacement), $155,605.

JACKSON COUNTY

Harmon Construction Inc., multifamily residence alteration at 8825 N. Congress Ave. Building 10, Vintage at Zona Rosa Apartments (reconstruct exterior stair replacement), $155,605.

To reserve your space: Contact Stacie Prosser at 816.777.2225 or sprosser@bizjournals.com

Stucker Construction Inc., single-family residences at 10603 Clubhouse Drive, Highlands at Piper, $147,392. Stucker Construction Inc., single-family residences at 10605 Clubhouse Drive, Highlands at Piper, $147,392. Stucker Construction Inc., single-family residences at 10607 Clubhouse Drive, Highlands at Piper, $147,392. Stucker Construction Inc., single-family residences at 10553 Clubhouse Drive, Highlands at Piper, $147,392. Stucker Construction Inc., single-family residences at 10555 Clubhouse Drive, Highlands at Piper, $147,392. Stucker Construction Inc., single-family residences at 10557 Clubhouse Drive, Highlands at Piper, $147,392. Stucker Construction Inc., single-family residences at 10559 Clubhouse Drive, Highlands at Piper, $147,392. JOHNSON COUNTY OVERLAND PARK Woodbridge Homes Inc., single-family residence at 10411 W. 168th Terrace, $253,249, 4,945 square feet. ALH LLC, singlefamily residence at 10410 W. 168th Terrace, $359,950, 6,595 square feet.

Source: Business Journals Book Of Lists Survey, Summer 2011. (Subscribers with gross sales/revenues of $500 K+ per year)


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CONSTRUCTION

Jason Brooks Brooks has been promoted to managing partner at ABC Supply Co. Inc. He will join the company’s branch advisory board.

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Michael Handelman Handelman has joined AECOM as senior vice president for the Building + Places U.S. North region.

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Stillmock has joined Terracon as a technician in construction materials testing services.

Smith has joined Terracon as a field project manager. He is a professional engineer in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Missouri.

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Yolanda inman

robert Walker

James Gri�in

Haden Crumpton

Paul Parks

Bryan Hogan

Inman has joined B.E. Smith as consultant. She will be responsible for the delivery and execution of management consulting solutions.

Walker has joined Grantham University as chief technology officer.

Griffin has joined Scharnhorst Ast & Kennard as shareholder. Previously, Griffin was at Husch Blackwell.

Crumpton has joined Gilmore & Bell PC as associate attorney.

Parks has joined Shafer Kline & Warren Inc. as a senior project manager and civil engineer.

Hogan has joined Terracon as staff engineer in the facilities engineering department. He will focus on property condition assessments.

Jeff Johnson

Kathleen Bole

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oswaldo “ozzy” Bravo Bravo has joined Terracon as a staff geotechnical engineer. He will support national design-build projects.

REAL ESTATE

Deepak neupane

laura Trader

Kirk Farmer

Neupane has joined Terracon as a senior geotechnical engineer. His focus is on earth dams, tunneling and deep foundations.

Trader has joined Terracon as marketing coordinator at the Lenexa office and will support Kansas and Missouri pursuits.

Farmer and Johnson have joined Cohen-Esrey Affordable Partners LLC as development partners. They are responsible for identifying and developing affordable and market-rate housing opportunities throughout the United States using historic and lowincome housing tax credits.

Bole has joined Cohen-Esrey Affordable Partners LLC as devlopment associate.

nick Wedel

Mike adkins

samantha Boyle

Theresa stoops

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Tom anderson

Travis newman

al Kohl

Anderson has been promoted to managing director with Cohen-Esrey Affordable Partners LLC.

Newman has been promoted to consultant at DeMarche Associates Inc. Previously, Newman was investment manager analyst.

Kohl and Wedel have been promoted to directors at McGladrey LLP. Previously, they were managers.

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Adkins, Boyle, Broils and Stoops have been promoted to managers at McGladrey LLP. Previously, they were supervisors.

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Hamblin, Pence and Taheri have been promoted to supervisors at McGladrey LLP. Previously, they were senior associates.

Hannah Benson

allison Clark

Daniel Doucette

Benson, Clark and Doucette have been promoted to senior associates at McGladrey LLP. Previously, they were associates.

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EDITORIAL

Vagueness, accountability do in tax plan

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ometimes you want something so badly, you suspend your normal thought processes. That essentially is why we editorialized in favor of the Jackson County Translational Research sales tax in mid-August. Although we had questions at the time about the exact setup of the proposal, they were eclipsed by enthusiasm for the overall goal of building on the area’s existing life sciences efforts, especially through three impressive local institutions. But a closer examination of the issue brings us to new ground as an editorial board. Although we are as supportive as ever of the tax proposal’s goal, we no longer support the half-cent Jackson County sales tax as the means for bringing it about. Although supporters of the tax point to the Johnson County Education Research Tax as a good example of a county stepping up to support a less traditional public goal, taking the comparison further highlights flaws in the Jackson County proposal. Johnson County’s one-eighth-cent levy is smaller, not only reducing the burden on taxpayers, but posing less competition for other county budgeting priorities. This is an important consideration for Jackson County if it is to continue pursuing a commuterrail system and addressing basic infrastructure and protection needs. The Johnson County tax is overseen by a board appointed by public bodies

and populated by elected officials. This provides a level of public accountability and partnership that is lacking with the Jackson County proposal, where the main recipients of the proceeds would control a majority of board seats, and the county government has one representative. It is clear that the Jackson County measure was meant to minimize county involvement as much as possible. An outline presented to the Kansas City Business Journal editorial board included no county representative on the board — the same board that would hire a scientific director and appoint both community and scientific advisory boards. Promises that Jackson County will receive a 20 percent cut of revenue resulting from the proposed Institute for Translational Medicine are fuzzy, at best. How much revenue will the institute stand to receive after taking into account the interests of scientists and institutions instrumental in the basic scientific work that the translation institute seeks to commercialize? How will partners Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Saint Luke’s Health System and the University of Missouri-Kansas City be compensated for their collaboration? What about interests of any outside investors? The answer is that no one can say.

Backers say negotiations are underway and would continue beyond Election Day. Finally, previous reporting by the Business Journal has pointed out that the area’s big need — if it is to optimize the economic benefit of the life sciences — is not another translational research lab, but investors. Only private investors can put up the hundreds of millions — if not billions — of dollars needed to bring a new drug to market. These investors can dictate where startups locate their operations and the jobs that go with them. Backers of the proposed Jackson County tax say that they have no other choice after failing to win passage of a state incentive program and admit that a big reason for moving quickly is to get the measure considered during an offseason, low-turnout election. Although they deserve credit for being upfront about what’s in the best interest of their goal, that’s different from the best interests of Jackson County residents. Even voters in favor of the establishment of a Jackson County Institute for Translational Medicine owe it to themselves to give more than a cursory review to the 20-year investment proposal. After engaging in this process as an editorial board, we believe the present tax proposal suffers from a lack of detail, insufficient public discussion and too little accountability to taxpayers.


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