Growing communities, together

Since the firm was founded in 1951, the driven, client-focused attitudes of our employees are what make Bartlett & West great. We believe in building a better community for a stronger tomorrow, and believe in building our employees through positive and collaborative work environments, volunteerism, continuing education, and exposure to the latest industry trends.

The employee-owners of Bartlett & West enjoy working together, playing together and giving back to our communities. That’s what makes Bartlett & West tick.

Purpose

  • To lead our communities to a better tomorrow.

Core Values

  • Earning trust through doing what is right even when doing so is difficult.
  • Delivering quality through pride in our work and an attitude of continuous improvement.
  • Serving others through caring for our clients, our community, and each other.

Awards

Grand Award ACEC/MO, 2019
Excellence in Rehabilitation Award, 2019
Top 500 Design Firm, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Food and Fund Drive Support - Kansas, 2018
Live United Award, 2018
Excellence in Paving, 2018
America’s Transportation Award, Mid-America Region, Operations Excellence, 2018

History

Founded by Charlie West and Harry (Bus) Bartlett in 1951, Bartlett & West was a small but entrepreneurial firm. Our early success was tied to land development projects, working on a portion of the Kansas Turnpike. And after designing Kansas' first rural water system in 1956, we were known as pioneers in rural water.

1986 was a pivotal year for Bartlett & West as eight project managers bought the firm from Charlie West and the profit sharing plan was converted into an ESOP, which today still owns 100 percent of our firm's stock.

Since that time, by putting our clients and our communities first, we have expanded our services and grown to a nationally-ranked top engineering firm.

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Giving Back

In addition to the substantial support Bartlett & West provides to the arts, education and health and human services organizations, our people volunteer hundreds of hours each year serving on boards and committees, as well as working on individual projects within the community.

Serving others is one of our core values, and volunteerism and giving back to the communities we serve is truly part of Bartlett & West's DNA.

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Employee Ownership

What sets Bartlett & West apart as a 100 percent employee-owned company is that each employee-owner has a stake in the company's success. We directly benefit from that success financially through growth in the company's stock and sharing in the profits.

It's also important to realize that our ESOP is so much more than just a financial benefit. There’s just something different in the air at Bartlett & West. Truly, our employee-ownership culture is an important part of what makes Bartlett & West unique.

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Our employees are the company’s most valuable assets, so we are passionate about finding the right fit. Discover if your future career opportunity lies with Bartlett & West.

 

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