Parrish & Sons Construction, a Black woman-owned construction company, was named the 2023 Small Business of the Year by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

The award was presented to President and Founder Fahteema Parrish at the Chamber’s Small Business Celebration Awards Luncheon on June 14 at the Marriott Muehlebach Tower.

Parrish & Sons is the first Black woman-owned business to win the Small Business of the Year award. This is the third year in a row they were named a Top 10 Small Business. Last year they won the Small Business Equity Award.

Founded in 2015, Parrish & Sons Construction specializes in site clearing, demolition grading, aggregate recycling, hauling, and water & storm services. They have been part of some of KC’s most high-profile construction projects over the past few years: the Meta data center in Smithville, the KC Streetcar expansion, Three Light Apartments, trail work at Avila University, and the biggest of all, the single terminal airport.

“This is just another example of what hard work looks like,” Parrish said as she accepted the award. 

Parrish & Sons has doubled in employee size in the past year. They are preparing to purchase land to build a new headquarters where they will be able to house their equipment and further grow their workforce.

The company also gives considerable time and resources to community organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City, aSTEAM Village, Parkway Health & Rehab, and more.

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award is given to a business that demonstrates outstanding growth, innovation, and community involvement.