Category: News & Events
January 26 2016
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As Cerner’s new campus continues to take shape, we’re proud to highlight the many subcontractors that are contributing to the project.

If you want to know who’s lighting most of Kansas City, it’s Mark One Electric Company. With a stellar reputation and involvement in some of the city’s largest projects, Mark One was chosen as the primary electrical contractor for phases 1 and 2 of the new campus.

Their work includes all lighting for the first two office towers, parking lot lighting for the 3,500 spaces on campus, street lighting and duct banks, piping designed to protect and consolidate cabling. This piping will deliver power and distribute data throughout the site.


Mark One is the specialty contractor of choice for the Kansas City community. No stranger to monumental projects, the company has left its mark on several of Kansas City's high-profile projects, including the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Hollywood Casino, IRS Service Center, Federal Reserve Bank, Sporting Park and the KC Streetcar, just to name a few.

As a local, 40-plus-year-old company that has been in the Privitera family, Mark One wanted to participate in a project that can help rejuvenate the south Kansas City area.

“We submitted a bid for this project because we wanted to be part of one of the most exciting developments to happen to this region in quite some time,” said Rosana Privitera Biondo, president of Mark One. “This development is a huge investment to the city and the area in general. It shows a great commitment to the community.”

To date, Mark One has installed:

  • 60,000 cubic yards of excavation for electrical duct bank installation, which is enough to fill 18 Olympic-size swimming pools.
  • 150 miles of electrical wire, which is the approximate distance from Kansas City to Springfield, Mo.  

While contributing to the largest development in Missouri history, Mark One has successfully adjusted to manage a project of historic size and scope.

“The team approach to problem-solving has been instrumental in keeping a project of this magnitude on schedule. There are so many moving parts and different phases that, without a true team, it would be very difficult to coordinate,” Biondo said.

Mark One has approximately 50 field electricians and management staff on-site daily. The team is on schedule to complete installation by the end of 2016. For more than two decades, Mark One has focused on commercial electrical contract work. Founded in 1974, the company is based in Kansas City, Mo., and has grown to more than 320 employees.