Achen-Gardner Construction Merger

We are excited to announce Achen-Gardner Construction has merged with Emery Sapp & Sons. This partnership brings together two premier civil construction firms whose values, goals, and entrepreneurial spirit are impressively similar, and we now have the ability to utilize Emery Sapp & Sons' considerable PCCP and AC paving, aviation, and bridge construction experience. Achen-Gardner Construction’s name, logo, and identity will remain the same and we will operate under our current licenses. We are committed to providing the high level of pre-construction and construction services our clients, partners, and industry friends have come to expect from us over the past 30 years.

In addition, Achen-Gardner is now a 100% employee-owned ESOP, meaning every employee-owner has a vested interest in the success of each project that they are working on. Our employees have always been our most valuable asset and we are proud that they will be able to share in our continued success.


In 1972, Emery Sapp & Sons began with a single piece of construction equipment and one employee. Over the past 47 years they have grown into a highly successful and award-winning civil construction company with more than 650 employee owners, 500 pieces of heavy equipment, and jobs spanning across six states.

Emery Sapp and Sons

The Emery Sapp & Sons group of companies offer a comprehensive list of services that include excavation, mass grading, concrete and asphalt paving, structures, underground utilities, and much more. They are also on the leading edge of new techniques and technology in the construction industry including Stringless Paving, Hydro Excavation, Bridge Sliding, and Chemical Rock Fracturing. Their corporate headquarters is located in Columbia, MO and they have branch offices in Kansas City, Springfield, and Joplin.