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As excavating contractors, we are passionate about the work we do and love seeing new and interesting projects cross our desk.
PARRISH & SONS CONSTRUCTION IS A CERTIFIED WBE, MBE, DBE, SLBE UNION SIGNATORY COMPANY THAT IS PROPERLY LICENSED. INSURED AND BONDED.
WE ARE A 100% MINORITY WOMAN-OWNED COMPANY WITH OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Fahteema Parrish is the President and Founder of Parrish & Sons Construction LLC, a 100% minority woman-owned construction company in Kansas City, Missouri. Born and raised in Kansas City, Fahteema obtained a firsthand view of hard work and true entrepreneurship from her father and mother’s HVAC business. While growing up, Fahteema helped with the family business and this gave her a strong focus on family values and safety.
Before founding Parrish & Sons Construction, Fahteema worked in the Information Technology Industry for 20 years where she gained experience in Process Innovation, applications development/computer programming, systems analysis and design. As she ventured into the construction industry, she earned her OSHA 30, CDL and completed several accelerated Construction Management Programs which included Turner School of Construction Management, JEDunn Minority Development Program, UMKC Growth Elevation Lab, Next Stage KC and Kansas City Strategic Partnership Program with CWC and Edgemoor. Thus, diverse skillset solidified the foundation for Parrish & Sons Construction on January 28, 2015.
- KCSPP Clark Weitz Clarkson 2018 Graduate
- JE Dunn MCD Program 2019 Graduate
- McCownGordon 2019 Training Series
- Turner School of Construction Management 2019 Graduate
We specialize in Excavation & Grading
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UPGRADING OUR CITIES WATER AND STORM UTILITY SYSTEMS IS IMPORTANT. RELY ON PARRISH & SONS CONSTRUCTION TO GET THE JOB DONE.
EXCAVATION MAY BE WHAT WE ARE KNOWN FOR, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO LAND CLEARING, EARTHMOVING, AND DEMOLITION SERVICES, WE ARE THE CONSTRUCTION EXCAVATORS FOR THE JOB.
WE’LL TACKLE ANY PROJECT
AS EXCAVATING CONTRACTORS, WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THE WORK WE DO AND LOVE SEEING NEW AND INTERESTING PROJECTS CROSS OUR DESK.
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At Parrish & Sons Construction, we believe in teamwork that starts with our team, and continues with our clients. When you work with us, we are all heading towards the same goal and want to see the same level of great results. Having served the area for many years now, we have evolved to be constantly learning, and building relationships with our fellow contractors and distributors.
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Parrish & Sons Construction is a 100% Woman Owned, licensed, insured, bonded, & certified M/WBE/DBE/SLBE general contractor self performing Earthwork as it relates to Land Clearing, Demolition, Excavation, Grading, Storm Utilities & Hauling.
No Project is Too Big or Too Small
The process of moving earth, rock or other materials with tools, equipment or explosives. It includes earthwork, trenching, wall shafts and underground. Excavation has a number of important applications including exploration, environmental restoration, mining and construction.
Grading of land means to cut dirt from a high spot and fill in a low spot, when grading and leveling, dirt is removed from high points and placed in low places making a level area, this type grading is known by excavating contractors as a ” cut and fill ” type grading.
Most sites should be in a cleared and graded condition. It involves the removal of trees, demolishing buildings, removing any and all old underground infrastructure, and any other obstacles that might affect the construction process in the future or hinder the project to be done.
Demolition of Concrete, Asphalt Pavements. Haul off of spoils and unsuitable material.
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Next time you are planning a construction project or just need some materials delivered to your home or business, plan ahead and keep Parrish & Sons Construction in mind. With rates you can’t beat, licensed and upbeat workers, and an experienced strategical approach to every new assignment, we can get large and small projects done properly. Everyone needs someone around who can do the dirty work when they don’t want to. At Parrish & Sons Construction, we’re more than happy to! Give us a call today and we’ll even start you off with a free estimate.
Questions and Answers to Common Questions About Excavation
WHAT IF IT RAINS DURING THE EXCAVATION? WILL MY EXCAVATION SITE BE COVERED UP IF IT’S GOING TO RAIN?
Every worker at Parrish & Sons Construction is trained to recognize wet weather hazards and stage excavation sites to mitigate problems as much as possible. Rain is of course one of the bigger problems we deal with, and in many cases, we will simply cover the area well with tarp and weights or stakes to keep the tarp down so no serious damage is done.
HOW WILL MY EXCAVATION SITE BE PROTECTED FROM CAVE-INS?
With smaller excavation jobs it is simple to prevent cave-ins but when we are working with trenches deeper than five feet, trench boxes, shoring, sloping, or benching are mandatory installations to prevent cave-ins. By accounting for all underground utilities and soil conditions before digging, we know what we are dealing with and how to avoid dangerous incidents.
WHAT IF THE CREW HITS A WATER LINE OR GAS LINE?
On the occasion that there is a miscalculation and we hit a water or gas line, we clear the area, and keep our distance. Being mindful of what substances are leaking is important. At Parrish and Sons Construction, we will always contact the utility company immediately to have it dealt with professionally.
WHAT PROBLEMS WITH THE FOUNDATION ARE ENCOUNTERED?
Old foundations can exhibit cracks and crumbling which means they’re compromised, and any excavation company should proceed with caution when working around them. During new foundation installation, a high-water table makes for lots of trouble. But with the right equipment we can work to fill and dry your foundation.
SHOULD I NOTIFY THE NEIGHBORS? ARE THERE ANY DANGERS TO THEM?
Pursuing any type of major construction work should be something you discuss with neighbors if they are close by. They could be at risk for utility issues, and if you are quite close to your neighbors and digging is necessary up to their foundation they could suffer from the same problems as your property.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS ARE TAKEN FOR SAFETY?
At Parrish & Sons Construction we take every precaution for the safety of our team, our clients, and the property we are excavating on. We avoid falls by avoiding the use of mobile equipment and protect every trench we create. Prior to any digging, the soil is tested for potential issues and utility lines are mapped out and avoided. In the case of builds that take days or even weeks, inspections are done at the beginning of every day.
WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT IS GENERALLY USED FOR EXCAVATING?
The prime vehicle associated with excavating is the excavator itself—a large piece of machinery with a long bucket arm used for handling material, digging, and demolition. We also use backhoes, bulldozers, graders, trenchers, dump trucks, and a wide variety of general construction equipment. When it comes to excavation and demolition, you can never have too many options. Right down to the common sledge or jackhammer if it’s right for the job it’s right for the job.
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At Parrish & Sons Construction, we are passionate about the work we do, and it shows. Every new job that crosses our path is unique in its own way and being able to complete it up to our own personal high standards as well as that of our clients is something, we love being able to do. When you are looking for a company that practices true teamwork with each other as well as yourself and other project managers, look to us. To learn more about what we can do for your project and book a free assessment, give us a call today.
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Our dedicated team of excavation professionals are passionate about what they do, and it shows with the care they give to every job. Commercial, industrial—no matter how big or small the job is we treat it with the same level of respect. For reliable excavating contractors who work fast, affordably, and with the highest level of quality, give Parrish & Sons Construction a call. We can set you up for a free service estimate right away! We can’t wait to hear from you.