JUNK Architects, PC, Kansas City, receives 2015 Excellence in Business Award

JUNK Architects, PC, of Kansas City, was honored Tuesday, Feb. 3, as a winner of the 2015 University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program’s (BDP) Excellence in Missouri Business Award.

The awards highlight outstanding achievements by firms that have worked with the Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers (MO SBTDC); Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (MO PTAC); or the Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC).

“Missouri’s small businesses are the true engine of economic growth in the state,” said Steve Devlin, BDP director. “These business owners work hard every day, and these awards are just a small measure of recognition for their efforts to bring prosperity to their communities.”

In addition to their award, each winning business received legislative courtesy resolutions from their respective representatives and senators, presented at a legislative breakfast on Wednesday morning, Feb. 4.

Owner Robert Junk founded RAD-Planning, a division of JUNK Architects, in 2001 to construct radiology suites in healthcare facilities. Domestic healthcare construction was stagnant during the recession, so Junk turned to Mark Allen, UMKC SBTDC, to export the firm’s design services, especially to the Middle East.

As a result, the firm has increased revenue by more than 50 percent year-over year, and expects to hire more staff in Kansas City shortly.

The BDP is a statewide network that assists Missouri firms with management, marketing, access to capital, international trade, selling to the government and competing against cheaper imports. Business counselors are located in individual county Extension offices and on the campuses of the state’s public colleges and universities.

JUNK Architects is one of 19 BDP clients honored with this award in Missouri.

For more information about the BDP and how it helps area businesses every day, go to missouribusiness.net.

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Business Development Program
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MU College of Engineering
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