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Bringing the Outdoors in with Living Walls

Living walls have become more commonplace, as organizations seek to bring the outdoors in. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, they’re recognized for: Reducing ambient temperature. Purifying the air. Decreasing ambient noise. When combined with natural light, they’ve even been credited with boosting moods and productivity. There are a wide variety of living walls available. […]

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8 Ways to Furnish an Entire Office Without Using Any Interior Walls

Open concept floorplans have become the standard for many offices. They support collaboration and offer flexibility. With lower construction costs, fewer inspections and shorter turnaround times for completion, it’s no surprise they’ve become popular. However, designing a completely open space can be challenging. While you can reduce the number of interior walls, it’s important to […]

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Supporting Innovation at American Century Investments

American Century Investments is currently undergoing renovations to their world headquarters in Kansas City. They wanted to create an open, collaborative and modern environment for their team, sparking innovation through the design of their space. American Century hired McCownGordon to construct the renovations. Our work on the project started with roller shades, but has progressed to […]

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FAQ’s About Roller Shades

Over the course of the last year, we’ve installed countless roller shades around the Kansas City area. Throughout that time, we have fielded a variety of questions. Below, you will find our responses to everything from the average cost to the impacts of installation. What should I consider before ordering roller shades? There are a […]

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Our Top 8 From 2018

2018 was a big year for FSI. We added new people to our team, changed ownership, grew our revenue and began an investment partnership with the Charette Venture Group. In addition to these milestones, we continued work with new and ongoing clients and completed nearly 200 architectural products, design and consulting projects. Last year came […]

A Look Back at the HEMP Program

Late last year, Ryan Elder, principal at Facility Systems, Inc., graduated from the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentorship Program (HEMP),  which was founded in 1995 by Barnett Helzberg, Jr., former owner and President of Helzberg Diamonds. The program includes a one-on-one mentoring relationship, networking opportunities with peers and veteran business owners, exposure to mentoring skills, business education, […]

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