Dialectic is a full-service mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineering design and consulting firm based in Kansas City, Missouri. We deliver inventive, flexible and sustainable MEP designs for retail, education, restaurant, commercial and entertainment spaces, among others. Our designs integrate technologies into a space seamlessly and invisibly. Our work exceeds expectations and paves the way for memorable experiences. Our team, ranked as one of Kansas City’s most diverse engineering firms, is as talented as they are diverse and works hard to exceed our clients’ expectations.

Our leadership team – Greg Trees, CEO, Joe Hillebrenner, COO and Marcus Howell, CBO – is continuing the tradition Chris Larson began more than 30 years ago when he founded our firm – challenging our industry with inventive designs through collaboration, exceptional quality and a commitment to sustainability. While our attention is on the creative design aspects of MEP engineering, we also efficiently manage budgets, timelines, permits and codes.

Dialectic can work wherever you need us. We’re licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Working in diverse locations led us to build an exclusive database of local codes. With our constant updates, we know specific codes for each locale. We share this knowledge with owners, architects and other project partners to ensure better project control, fewer surprises and diminished cost overruns.

Collaboration is essential to Dialectic – and how we operate. Since 2016, we’ve been a 100% Employee Owned Company with an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan/Retirement Plan). Every employee is part of the leadership and ownership of our firm. We believe in investing in our people and in technology so that our clients get the best MEP engineering experience.

Our Values

  • Collaboration

    Active, effective communication

    Inventive solutions

    Continuous improvements

  • Commitment

    Dedication, passion and pride in our work

    To serve each other and our clients

  • Creativity

    Every project and experience are unique

    We seek solutions that result in efficient, valuable and beautiful designs

  • Professionalism



    On-time delivery

    Employee ownership

    Strive to be the best MEP firm


  • KCMO (HQ)
    Our KC headquarters is in the creative and eclectic Crossroads District. We’re only a short walk from the KC Streetcar and have established our place among the many art galleries, retail stores, restaurants, and architecture firms in the neighborhood.
  • Austin, TX
    Our Star in the Lone Star State - Our Austin office strengthens our commitment to have a regional location to better serve our Texas clients. We're dedicated to continually improving and maximizing our customer service.
  • Denver, CO
    Our newest office is in the heart of Denver, just steps from Union Station and within easy reach of funky restaurants and great entertainment. We’re excited to grow Dialectic’s footprint in the Mile High City.