Mission and Core Values
Vision: Our clients are for life
Mission: Happiness for our clients and all those we work with through on budget, on time projects with complete satisfaction.
- Deliver Wow through service and a great experience
- Embrace, drive and be optimistic about change
- Pursue growth, learning, and continually innovate
- Build open and honest relationships
- Build a positive team and family atmosphere
- Be passionate and determined
- Be humble
- Under promise and over deliver
- Always do the right thing
The origins of Homoly Construction can be traced to Bela (Bill) Homoly, who emigrated from Hungary to the Chicago area in 1903. A “House Carpenter” according to the 1920 Census, Bela learned the trade from his father before him. Bela had four sons and the youngest, Ernie, learned the trade as well. Ernie utilized his carpentry skills in the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) camps during the Great Depression. Ernie later went on to fight in World War II and was wounded on the Pacific front. Despite losing some of the use of his right arm due to his injuries, Ernie went on to build for many more years in the Chicago area. His original business card is proudly displayed in our office.
Ernie trained his son Guy to follow in his footsteps. Guy learned the trade growing up, but embarked on a professional football and baseball career after his Illinois State Redbird baseball team won the school’s only National Championship in 1969. He went on to play baseball for the San Francisco Giants and football for the Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons, and Cincinnati Bengals. A knee injury cut his athletic career short in the early ‘70’s, but this allowed Homoly Construction of Chicago to live on. Guy had two sons and both quickly joined him in the business. Andy and Casey put in many long hours from about age 10 through their senior years of college. Working all summer and many weekends, they personally did the work of most of the trades. They poured their own concrete, framed, roofed, plumbed, wired, insulated, sheetrocked, trimmed, painted, tiled, cleaned, and landscaped virtually every project. Guy would often give his sons the toughest jobs and say, “Boys, remember this. Get a good education and get the hell out of the construction business!” The boys listened with Andy receiving his Civil Engineering degree with Honors from the University of Illinois (typically ranked top in the country) and Casey receiving his Chemistry degree from U of I. Along the way Andy ran Cross Country and Track while Casey played baseball for Illinois. While Homoly Construction rolled along in Chicago, Andy joined the corporate world in Houston and Casey landed in Texas as well.
About four years later, however, Andy had a life changing epiphany. He wondered what it would be like on his deathbed and was asked what he had done with his life. He was working for Exxon at the time and realized making a lot of gasoline was not the answer! He truly loved to build things and despite a lot of grumbling during those hard years with his dad, he realized those were actually the best of times. He got to eat lunch with his dad and brother every day and leave a beautiful mark on the world that would be there long after he was gone. It gave him great pride to see the homes and additions his grandfather and father had built in Chicago and the projects he had created with his dad and brother. He loved the building process and how he could combine his creative side with his engineering knowledge of how to put things together.
At the time, Andy had married his college sweetheart, Cathy (also a runner on the Illinois cross country and track teams), and they were starting their family. Cathy was from Kansas City (and coincidentally much of Andy’s family), so they decided to move to her hometown to be around family. Cathy and Andy have been married for 25 years in 2018 and have a son and four daughters. Cathy continues to work part time with the company.
After a one year stint with a local engineering firm, Andy founded Homoly Construction of Kansas City in 1997. As the company grew quickly, Andy needed his dad’s help. Guy had moved to North Carolina and built his dream home for an early semi-retirement. With some well-timed encouragement from his first grandson, Guy was persuaded to move to Kansas City to join the company. Guy joined the company in 1998 and continued working with his son until a well-earned retirement 2016.
The next generation is already here. Mason, a Civil Engineering graduate from the University of Missouri, has paid his dues with the “tough jobs” over the summers. He joins a great team of folks who have embraced the family atmosphere we wish to cultivate within our company, tradespeople, and clients. Thank you for choosing Homoly Construction!
Awards & Recognition
Recognitions Awarded to Homoly Construction
- Gold Award - Best Custom Home over $1 Million, Kansas City Homes & Gardens Magazine
- Gold Award - Best Green Home, Kansas City Homes & Gardens Magazine
- Silver Award - Best Modern Architecture, Kansas City Homes & Gardens Magazine
- "Top 25 General Contractors" in Kansas City, Kansas City Business Journal
- Ranked 12th, "Kansas City's 100 Fastest Growing Companies", Ingram's magazine
- Ranked 5th, "Kansas City's 100 Fastest Growing Companies", Ingram's magazine
- "25 Outstanding Kansas City Businesses with Under 25 Employees", KC Small Business magazine
- Foundation of the Year Award" Concrete Promotional Group "Grand Award Winner, American Dream Home Award" Kansas City Home Builders' Association Home Tour
Recognitions Awarded to Andrew Homoly, President, Homoly Construction
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
- Master Certified Green Professional (Master CGP)
- Board Member, Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentorship Program (HEMP)
- U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
- National Association of Home Builders
- "Top 40 Individuals Under 40 Years Old" in Kansas City, Ingram's magazine
- Board Member, Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association (MOSEIA)
- Board Member, Delta Tau Delta Fraternity—Columbia, Missouri Campus
- “Weatherby Lake modern lodge built for stunning views, lake parties” September 2016, Feature Article on Residence constructed by Homoly Construction in The Kansas City Star
- “Setting a Green Example” July 2013, Feature Article on Residence constructed by Homoly Construction in The Kansas City Star
- "Dream Work Spaces" June 2012, Feature Article on Lutjen Inc. Offices, Constructed by Homoly Construction in KC Business magazine
- "An Approachable Family Owned Builder" 2011-2012, KC Smart Companies to Watch
- "Recycling Your House: Deconstruction not Demolition" January 2011, Feature Article on Homoly Construction in The Kansas City Star
- "Build Green, Earn Green" February 2010, Feature Article on Homoly Construction in The Kansas City Star
- "Will Water be the Next Oil?" Article by Andrew Homoly, Kansas City Business Journal
- "Home of The Halliers" Homes of Note XXXII published by the 2006 Kansas City Symphony Guild Feature Article on Residence constructed by Homoly Construction
- The Builders' Association, Serving Missouri and Kansas
- The Associated General Contractors of America
Community & Outreach
Christmas in October
Homoly Construction believes in giving back to our community and makes it a priority to be active in the Kansas City Metro and surrounding areas.
Here are some examples of the organizations in which our company and employees have actively served:
- We participate in Soldier’s Angels and have sponsored 5 U.S. military soldiers, sending weekly letters and care packages to deployed, active duty soldiers
- Andrew Homoly, a long time youth sports coach, discovered there was a huge need for sports teams for inner city girls. Despite the huge geographic area of Kansas City’s East Side, there were just a few scattered opportunities available. Andrew decided to found the X-Plosion, a 100% free 4th grade girls youth basketball team (sponsored by Homoly Construction) for any girls in the KCMO school district. Andrew distributed flyers to the local schools and community leaders, offering full scholarships to each player selected for the team. Thirty girls attended tryouts and ten were awarded team membership. The challenges were many, but were met through the dedication of Andrew, the team family members, and the players themselves. Most of the team had never before played in an organized sport. The girls were taught the value of accountability, reliability and other life skills in addition to basketball skills. Discussions were held about “where” they wanted to go to college and not “if”. Family members looked on, cheered, provided transportation and motivation. Their daughters put in hours of hard-work and tremendous effort to become a competitive team, and the friendships established between teammates reinforced the values of commitment and dependability. Andrew personally coached the team for the first year and then brought in strong women mentors to coach the girls in subsequent years. Many thanks to Lauren Kohn, Exselsa Cartwright, and Ivy Lynch-Shaw for donating their time to this wonderful group of girls. Watch this video to see the reward and excitement of the team's FIRST WIN! This first group of girls have now entered various high schools throughout KCMO and many have made their school’s varsity squad! Here is a photo of three of the girls from University Academy.
- We have coached/assisted with more than three dozen youth sports programs for baseball, softball, basketball, flag football and track
- We contribute our time, skills and expert consultation to Habitat for Humanity Kansas City, participating in the Northmoor, Gladstone, Excelsior Springs, and Kansas City chapters in the past.
- We participate in Christmas in October [click to watch video], an organization dedicated to "bringing volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of homeowners in need."
- We volunteer our time and labor to rebuilding and relief efforts after local and national crises, delivering food, water and shelter to those in need; photographed here is our response team that traveled to Biloxi, MS after Hurricane Katrina