In the News



Lyon Construction + Design is featured on The INDEPENDENT magazine's website. Click this link and scroll down a few pages... nice little editorial blurb and beautiful photos!!


EPA Lead-Safe Certifies Firm• EPA Lead-Safe Certification  

Lyon Construction + Design has recently become one of the first Kansas City area firms to be certified by the EPA to conduct residential lead based paint renovation, repair and painting activities for purposes of Section 40 CFR of Toxic Substances Control Act.

The federal regulation requires certification for renovation or repair work that disturbs 6 sq. ft. inside or 20 sq. ft. outside a home where children younger than six years old live or visit regularly.  In addition to following specific work practices, contractors must provide homeowners with lead-hazard information pamphlets and be certified through the EPA.  Fines of up to $32,500 could result without certification and safe work practices.


• KCMO Landmarks Commission - Historic Rockhill Property

Lyon Construction + Design recently concluded a wonderful design effort for a major remodel and addition in the historic Rockhill Neighborhood east of the Nelson Art Gallery, and successfully passed the rigorous KCMO Landmarks Commission requirements for the upgrades on the historic property in Rockhill.

Some of the comments by Land Commission staff included: “thank you for your sensitivity to the historical accuracy” of your efforts and final design, and thank you for working so closely with our staff and Lon Clark.”


•  The San Diego Union-Tribune

The San Diego Union-Tribune interviewed Clay about the role of the backsplash as a unifying design element in the kitchen and bath. Click Splash and dazzle - to see the article.


• Kansas City Home Design

Kansas City Home Design magazine celebrated the winners of its annual Design Excellence awards recently. Lyon Construction+Design landed awards with two projects in two categories: an Interior Design award in the Interior/Kitchen category for a beautiful, classic Sunset Hill kitchen, and an Outdoor Award for a stunning outdoor kitchen space.

Thanks go out to our partners: Bev Odom of Madden-McFarland Interiors, Chris Migneron of G3 Collaborative architects, and Jill Tran of Jill Tran Interior Design.

Click here here to see our name in lights and read more about it.


• Kansas City Home Design

A Lyon-ized Addition and Remodel was featured in the Kansas City Home Design March/April 2009 issue. This extensive remodel was done while the owners and their two children were still living in the house. To see the fabulous results of this 1927 Tudor-style home, check out the entire article.


Kansas City Homes & Gardens

 Read about the Mitchell family home project in Kansas City Homes & Gardens magazine. The Mitchell family loved their home and suburban neighborhood but needed more space to accommodate the bustle of their large, active family. They wanted to increase their home's utility in ways that balanced aesthetics, personality, and lifestyle preferences. Lyon Construction+Design worked with their architect to create the desired space and amenities at a price within the Mitchell's budget. Read the entire article and view more pictures in the KCH&G April issue.


• Home Improvement Resource

Remodeling in a Slowing Economy: There are good reasons why smart money is going into remodeling right now. For an explanation, see Clay Lyon's recent column in Home Improvement Resource.


• National Kitchen & Bath Association

Clay attended the annual strategic planning meeting with 30 fellow board members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association. The meeting focused on strategies for dealing with current industry conditions, and the upcoming National Kitchen and Bath Industry Show and Conference. It is an important opportunity for the organization's 42,000 members to gather, network, and catch up on the important trends affecting the industry. The 2009 KBIS was held in Atlanta April 30-May 2.


 Thanks (Lyon Construction+Design)! Your Project Manager did an excellent job. I appreciate the way he stayed on the job until he finished. He is a very well organized man - a real pro! 

~B. B., Overland Park, KS