About Haren Companies

Every story has a place, let us build the place in your story.

At Haren Companies, we believe that construction projects are about more than the building process. We see the future and function of each project we work on. Every Haren project begins with a desire to help people live, work, worship, heal and connect. Each project is writing a new chapter with the enduring quality of our structures and the joy that comes from the successful relationships with our partners, clients and associates. We believe in bettering our community through the success of our clients.

Our Haren teams are filled with skilled, experienced professionals who care about integrity and other core values. We believe in doing a job right, following processes to ensure the success of each project. We are committed to helping our clients save money while finishing their projects through exceptional craftsmanship. Through collaboration and communication, we create a seamless process from pre-construction to post-construction. We help our clients complete their projects to improve their communities in a myriad of ways. We lend our skills and experience to help our clients create senior housing, multi-family housing, corporate spaces and commercial projects toward a variety of other uses.

With every project, we believe in providing the highest level of workmanship along with superior customer service and excellent value. We commit to putting safety first and to conducting ourselves with integrity during every project and every stage of the process. We fill our team with skilled, experienced professionals who share our company’s values and believe in improving communities. We believe that when we start with the right people, everything else will fall into place.

Contact us to discuss your project and see if we’re the right fit with your company.

March 1932

Haren Construction Founded

In 1932 C.W. Haren Sr. (known as Pappy) initially set out to be a banker. After his college graduation, banking jobs were in short supply due to the Great Depression. Pappy began to renovated bank owned properties and began his contracting career. While Pappy served in the Navy during World War II, Hal Laughlin was hired to run the business. Haren & Laughlin Construction was born after Pappy’s return from the Navy.

C.W. ‘Tod’ Haren II, Pappy’s son, joined the company in the late 1960s as a laborer, carpenter, and superintendent before joining the management. Tod took over the reins in the mid-1970s and grew the company through continued hard work and dedication.

January 1998

Haren Laughlin Construction

In 1998, C.W. ‘Wells’ Haren III purchased HarenLaughlin Construction. Under his direction and leadership, the company has more than doubled in size. Now in the third generation, this employee-owned and operated business holds true to the principles of our founder providing quality craftsmanship, exceptional value, and outstanding customer service.

February 2010

Lenexa Fire Station No. 5

The first LEED-certified building in Lenexa. This new construction fire station is LEED Silver and features two drive-through apparatus bays warmed by radiant heat. Green features include a green roof, pervious concrete parking lot, bamboo cabinets, rain garden, and ground source heat pump. An underground cistern is on-site and filled by stormwater runoff. Water captured is used for training and testing fire truck pumps and recycled back into the system.

Station 5 is an 8,800 SF 2-bay, drive-through design with 6 bunkrooms and the standard cadre of support spaces including an expanded fitness center. The design incorporates an enclosed patio to support day lighting needs as well as firefighter outdoor privacy space. Lenexa Station 5 not only provides emergency services coverage for west central Lenexa, it also is an environmentally friendly, low maintenance, durable municipal facility that will service the community for years to come. Since the station opened in 2010, City staff have tracked utility costs and confirmed that Station No. 5 uses 30 percent less energy compared to other stations in the city. In 2011 Station No. 5 garnered national attention when fire chiefs and other fire service leaders from across the country toured the station as part of the Station Style conference held in the Kansas City area.

November 2017

Avenue 80

Avenue 80 is a new construction mixed-use project comprised of 218 luxury apartments. Also included in this project is office and retail space. Avenue 80 is the 1st project to be constructed as part of the “Vision Metcalf Plan,” crafted by the city to encourage redevelopment of the area. This project is podium construction and the garage is a pre-cast structure. The unique location offers numerous amenities within walking distance, including great restaurants, art galleries, and a farmer’s market.

April 2019

Prairie Village Fire Station No. 23

Haren is working with the Consolidated Fire District #2 and Prairie Village to construct a fire station located at 77th Street & Mission Road. The 15,000 square foot fire station will be a single-story slab on grade masonry and steel construction. The roof is bar joists and pre-engineered metal trusses with plywood and asphalt shingles. The interior includes metal studs, drywall, and an interior steel mezzanine. The building will consist of offices, bunkhouse, kitchen, workout/fitness, gear storage, lockers, and three apparatus bays.