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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 mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineering 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
    • Education
    • Restaurant
    • Entertainment-Theaters
    • Commercial
    • and more

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 for more information:

Marcus Howell
Vice President - Business Development
816-997-9587 (direct)
816-337-5082 (mobile)
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310 W. 20th St.
Ste. 200
Kansas City, MO 64108

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About Dialectic

Since 1988, Dialectic has been dedicated to deliver innovative mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineering solutions at its finest. Our firm has MEP design experience in retail, restaurants, education, entertainment, commercial, 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.