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How Larson Binkley Became Dialectic

Dialectic by definition is the art of discussion and reasoning through dialogue. It is our desire to investigate the many attributes of our projects, to navigate the form and function of a space. We want to discuss the creative decisions that contribute to a project’s development and we feel we seek the truth of a space through communication. Dialectic represents and reflects the evolution of our approach to client projects.

Collaborative approach

We continue the tradition begun by Chris Larson 30 years ago. We still challenge our industry with innovative MEP designs. Now, through our agile approach to design, we emphasize collaboration not only with our design teams but also with the project owners including architects, structural and civil engineers. We believe that through active, effective communication with our client and project partners, we can ensure project success. “Dialectic” embodies our philosophy.

It's about all of us

When Chris Larson started Larson & Associates in 1988, it was really just him. As the company grew to be Larson Binkley, clients recognized our expertise and forward thinking in mechanical, electrical and plumbing design. When you worked with someone from Larson Binkley, you knew you had everyone in the company working with you.

In 2016, we acknowledged what we had known for a long time: It's not just about two people. It's about all of us. As employees and throughout our 30-years, we have always taken pride in our work. And now, as part of an 100% Employee Owned ESOP, we have pride of ownership. So, to reflect our new approach and to recognize our new organization we changed our name.

Chris Larson is still our CEO & President. He’s providing us direction as we move forward into the future. We're still the same great company with the same great people.

We are still:

  • Dedicated to quality work
  • Creating leading-edge MEP designs
  • Licensed throughout the United States
  • Experienced in multiple industries
    • Retail
    • Commercial
    • Education
    • Hospitality and hotels
    • Multifamily
    • Mixed-use
    • Sustainability
    • Entertainment

Update your contacts

Be sure to make Dialectic the new name for Larson Binkley in your contacts, and remind your colleagues or associates to do the same. Contact us at any time for more information:

Marcus Howell
Director of Business Development
816-997-9587 (direct)
816-337-5082 (mobile)
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Dialectic Inc.
310 W. 20th Street
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64108
816-997-9601

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About Company

In business since 1988, Dialectic Inc. (formerly Larson Binkley) is dedicated to deliver innovative MEP engineering solutions at its finest. Our firm has experience in retail, restaurants, commercial, education, hospitality, entertainment, healthcare, grocery, sustainability, energy codes and much more. Through its affiliates, Dialectic is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia: LBI Professional Engineering LLC, LBI LLC, LBI of NC PLLC, Dialectic, Inc. (KS) and Dialectic Group, Inc.

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