Welcome to Rau Construction

Rau Construction Company is a well-established professional services firm doing business as general contractors and construction managers for over 142 years.  Since its founding in 1870 Rau Construction has remained a family owned company and is currently owned and managed by Gus and Dan Meyer, the 5th generation of Rau’s with the firm.  Rau Construction has located its office in the Kansas City Metropolitan area for over 100 years, with our headquarters in Overland Park for 60 years. Continue to Services

News and Announcements

Recently Completed: Brookside Charter School Classroom and Gymnasium Addition successfully completed in November 2013

Completed in November 2013, this project was a 45,000-SF building addition which added add  14 new classrooms, kitchen and dining facilities and a 9000-SF multipurpose gymnasium and auditorium.


Recently Completed: Graceland University Graybill Residence Hall Renovation successfully completed in July 2013

Completed in July 2013, this project was a renovation of the core and common areas of the Graybill Residence Hall at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.  This is a 5 story building with 4 floors of student dormitory rooms and common restroom facilities.  The entire project was completed with a fast paced 8 week schedule which began in late May the day students left for the summer and was completed 1 day before they moved back at the end of July.


Recently Completed:  SFP Renovation in Leawood, Kansas successfully completed in January 2013

This 9000-SF interior renovation and tenant finish added new executive offices, conference rooms, reception areas and an expanded research facility to SFP’s corporate office in Leawood, Kansas.  Rau Construction worked closely with 360 Architects and provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing design-build services in order to deliver this unique and eye-catching project.


2 of Rau Construction’s historic renovation projects selected as winners of the NH&RA’s 2012 Historic Rehabilitation Awards

Rau Construction Company is proud to announce that 2 of our recent construction projects, the Chatham Senior Apartments project and the Pohler Lofts, have both been selected as winners of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association’s 2012  J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation. See pictures below and full story here.


Rau Construction wins two 2012 Building Excellence Project of the Year awards from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Kansas City:

Project: Grand Boulevard Lofts, Renovation Project by a General Contractor

Project: Truman Medical Centers Behavioral Health Relocation, Category: Project by General Contractor $1 Million to $5 Million

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Building Green

Rau Construction recently  completed a green renovation of 106 apartment homes at the Oakland Heights redevelopment.  Each of the 106 apartment homes featured green improvements including Energy Star certified HVAC systems & appliances, water efficient fixtures, energy efficient lighting, spray-foam insulated walls and low VOC finishes.  All 106 homes achieved Energy Star New Homes certification from a 3rd party energy auditor and together qualified for $80,000 worth of energy rebates from KCPL.  On average, the apartment homes are 52.5% more energy efficient than comparable dwellings. View more apartment project photos and entire Oakland Heights before and after gallery here.