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It’s Time to Schedule Your Tennis Court Maintenance, Kansas City!

It’s not too late to start on tennis court construction either. Springtime in the Midwest is the number one time for scheduling tennis court maintenance. This is when the area’s unpredictable weather works in our favor. Spring rain and storms often keep courts too wet for players, yet warmer temperatures let our award-winning team and Read more >

Parking Lot Contractor “Marks” Best Ways to Maximize Square Footage

How and how well your parking lot is marked or striped factors in to how well your lot’s square footage is maximized. Your parking lot contractor should include a marking strategy from the beginning rather than an as an afterthought. That marking plan should consider three factors. 1. Does the stripe pattern indicate thoughtfulness? Parking Read more >

6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Commercial Sealcoating Company

McConnell & Associates (MAC) has been “wherever you walk, park or play” since 1965. In fact, MAC was the first company to bring sealcoating to Kansas City, which has made us the first choice for premium sealcoating products trusted by contractors, business owners and homeowners across the Midwest. Even though we were the first sealcoating Read more >

It’s Not Too Late for Asphalt Sealcoating to Minimize Sun & Other Summer Damage

Asphalt Sealcoating Makes Sure Your Surfaces are Ready for Fall and Winter Compared to past summers, this one hasn’t been too unbearable, yet. For humans, that is. However, asphalt surfaces are still vulnerable to the sun’s rays, heat, as well as rain. Summer heat takes a toll on asphalt because it deteriorates the compounds mixed Read more >

McConnell & Associates Congratulates the Winners of Its Four 2019 Tennis Scholarships

Two Kansas City and Two St. Louis high school seniors awarded $1,000 scholarships for their academic achievements and tennis accomplishments. McConnell & Associates (MAC) congratulates the four winners of its 2019 Tennis Scholarship Program. Scholarship recipients were selected for the awards based on their achievements in the classroom and accomplishments on the tennis court. St. Read more >

MAC Adds STAR-TRITON® Asphalt Pavement Sealer to Product Line

Next time you’re looking for a new generation, high performance effective alternative to refined tar and asphalt emulsion sealers, look no further than your local McConnell & Associates location. We now carry STAR-TRITON asphalt pavement sealer, which functionally meets and/or exceeds ASTM and FAA specifications and is recommended for: Asphalt pavements Commercial parking lots Apartment Read more >

MAC Named Tennis Industry’s 2018 “Builder/Contractor of the Year”

McConnell & Associates (MAC) is the 2018 “Builder/Contractor of the Year.” The news was published in Tennis Industry magazine’s January 2019 edition. The annual “Champions of Tennis Awards” is in its 18th year of recognizing organizations and individuals who go above and beyond in making a difference in the tennis industry. The Awards honor those Read more >

How to Tell if Your Tennis Court Needs Resurfacing, According to the Sports Surface Pros

All tennis courts, regardless of whether students, neighborhood residents, club members or pros play on them, will need resurfacing on occasion. Considering the investment involved, knowing what to look for can help you determine if the time has come for your sports surface to be resurfaced. We turned to our tennis court contractors for their Read more >

What Causes Asphalt to Fail?

Water is Asphalt’s Biggest Foe Asphalt contractors can create a well-compacted base that allows water to pass through without retaining it below the asphalt’s surface. We can prepare asphalt for extreme Kansas City temperatures. We can design an asphalt lot based on the predicted traffic. Yet, water is asphalt’s biggest foe and can cause failure. Read more >

Your Options for Fixing Aging Asphalt

(Hint: Some are Easier Than You Think) Two to three decades, the average lifespan of asphalt, sound like a very long time. That is the average lifespan of well-paved asphalt. Weather, usage, time and if the material was properly paved in the first place affect just how long your asphalt will last and how much Read more >