Employee Spotlight – Brad Stabenow

DSCN0435Get to know our team member, Brad!

Where are you from?

 Overland Park, KS

Where did you go to school and when did you graduate?

Missouri State University, Class of 2006

What brought you to the construction industry?

I’ve always enjoyed building even at a young age. In college I started out wanting to build custom homes before entering into the commercial construction world.

What is your favorite thing about your job?

My favorite thing about my job is seeing the end results of a project and knowing that I helped create it.

What are some of your hobbies?

I enjoy building anything I can, my wife will see something on Pinterest and I’ll see if I can build it. I am an avid soccer fan, I also enjoy playing soccer when I can and watching Sporting KC.

What is your favorite movie?

Step Brothers, Dumb and Dumber, and the Game of Thrones Series.

What is favorite genre of music/artist?

I don’t listen to the radio much but I do like country music, especially when I’m at the lake.

What is you favorite food?


What is your favorite Sports Team?

Sporting KC and Kansas State Football


Project Update – KUMC Lot 97

KUMC Lot 97Purdum Construction just finished the re-purpose of a 3 acre site to create a 300 space parking lot for the KU Medical Center. The project Included demolition of a building adjacent to and a part of the building housing the Rainbow Mental Health facility. Great care was taken to minimize disruption of their day-to-day operations. We worked closely with the KU Med Facilities Planning group to complete the project as soon as possible. Large amounts of rainfall put us in a bind, but the team was able to complete the work in time for opening day.

Project Update – European Wax Centers

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Come get swimsuit ready at the new European Wax Centers! These full body waxing centers have just been completed by Purdum Construction at two locations; Camelot Court and State Line Village. These full remodels of existing building interiors consisted of demolition and rebuild of a new layout.  The new centers include lobby areas, waxing rooms, restrooms and staff offices.

Employee Spotlight – Nicole Anderson


We are excited to introduce one of the newest members of the Purdum team. Say hello to Nicole Anderson! 

Where are you from?

Olathe, KS

Where did you go to school and when did you graduate? 

Pittsburg State University, Class of 2008

What brought you into the construction industry?

I decided to try a course in Construction Management my Sophomore year, and loved it!

What is your favorite thing about your job?

New challenges and problem solving.

What is your favorite thing about Purdum so far?

The people.

What are some of your hobbies?

Shopping, running, concerts, volleyball, and cooking.

What is you favorite movie?

The Pursuit of Happyness

What is your favorite music genre or artist?

Country – Eric Church

What is your favorite food?

Thai food

Do you have a favorite sport or team? 

The Royals

Employee Spotlight – James Martin


Get to know one of our newest team members, James Martin. We are excited to welcome him to the Purdum family!

Where are you from?

I grew up in Burlingame, Kansas.

Where did you go to school, and when did you graduate? 

I went to Kansas State University, and graduated in 1992.

What brought you into the construction industry?

After 2 years as a CPA, I decided it wasn’t for me.  I fell back on some previous experience, and a friend helped me join the carpenters union.

What is your favorite thing about your job? 

The best part of my job is that I’m no longer the one having to do all the hands on work!

What is your favorite thing about Purdum so far? 

The people at Purdum are great.

Do you have any hobbies? 

I like spending time with my 13 year old twin daughters; doesn’t matter what we are doing.  I also like bird watching – my Purple Martin colony.

What is your favorite movie? 

Quigley Down Under

What is your favorite kind of music or artist? 

My favorite music is classic country from the 70’s and early 80’s.  Takes me back to summer time when I was a kid.

What is your favorite food?

Homemade bread.

Do you have a favorite sport or team?

Favorite Sport – Baseball.  Favorite sports team – KSU Wildcat football.

What is an interesting fact about yourself? 

I’ve jumped out of an airplane more than once.

Project Update – St. John’s Behavioral Health

St John's Behavioral Health

St John’s Behavioral Health

Purdum Construction has begun renovation work on the entire 2nd floor of the Senior Behavioral Health Suite in St. John’s Hospital located in Leavenworth, Kansas.  This area will continue serving patients and providing other vital functions throughout the renovation.  In order to ensure the Behavior Suite is fully operational at all times, construction will be completed in 3 phases, allowing work to be performed in one area without disrupting the other areas.  Close coordination with hospital staff and stringent safety procedures will help ensure that patients receive the same level of care that St. John’s Hospital is known for providing.  Upon completion of the project in early 2016, St. John’s Behavioral Health will boast contemporary patient rooms, new staff offices, a modern kitchen and a completely rebuilt central service core.

Project Update – Villa Ventura Balcony Remodel

Villa Ventura Balcony Remodel

Purdum Construction just completed the last phase of a large balcony remodel project for Villa Ventura, a premiere senior living community in Kansas City, Missouri.  This is the last in a series of four phases that spanned several years.  In order to accommodate the need for minimal disturbances to residents and to better distribute costs over time, construction was completed in stages.  The remodel consisted of demolishing and replacing aging cantilevered balconies with structurally sound terraces for the enjoyment of the community’s residents.

Project Update – Shamrock Towers

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This renovation of the west Shamrock tower included both extensive interior and exterior building and site improvements.  The project upgraded approximately 35,000 SF of interior space in the eleven story, 148,000 SF building including the expansive main lobby, executive conference areas, fitness center, open and private office areas and data center space over four levels of the Overland Park, KS landmark property.  Exterior improvements included repair work to the buildings aged curtain wall glazing system, the removal and replacement of asphalt paving parking areas, concrete hardscape improvements and the expansion of the patio area overlooking the properties signature water feature.  The project was completed in a single phase, fast track schedule to expedite occupancy due to the rapid growth of the business.