Monthly Archives: April 2016

We’re on the Map!

Hello there friends – this business requires long hours and and it’s one heck of a workout.  Yesterday we were in the middle of a house painting job and we are currently stopped due to bad weather.  The joys of mother nature!

So this has given me some time to work on the website and do a little magic for KC Key Solutions on the Internet.

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 10.06.09 AM.pngI’ve got our new location listed in Google Maps and have submitted to Apple Maps as well.  These are important for our customers that are looking for us on the Internet.  I’ve got a lot of experience with the Internet and these things take some time…

Need directions?  Check out Google Maps or just give us a call.  913-686-6278.  I’ll help you out.  Stay dry!


Free Estimates. We’d love to check out your project.

Good morning,

We know that there are home improvement projects that might seem a little too daunting to tackle yourself.  I set out and started KC Key Solutions with the intention to try to “fix” the construction industry in regard to customer service and homeowner expectations.

We want to be the premier service company for your painting, basement finish, deck, remodel, bathroom or kitchen finish.  Heck we do commercial work too; for you small business owners (like myself), I know how hard it can be to get good work done.  KC Key Solutions is here for you.


I’ve personally had several unsavory experiences with different tradesmen over the years, and I’ve often thought to myself “how does this guy stay in business?”  I can remember one time that I almost had to call the police because a repair man was yelling at me, in my own kitchen, because we agreed on one price but then he changed it (after the repair was done) and he wanted to almost double it.  This particular company is a HUGE name in the business in Kansas City as well – and I’ll never call them again.  Not all repairmen are this terrible, and we’re here to change the way people look at our industry.

This is one reason we put our quotes in writing.  The last thing that we want to do to a customer is have any surprises.  We also provide FREE ESTIMATES on the project you’re requesting.  Some projects are very entailed, some are easier to quote – but rest assured we’ll look it over and give you a fair (if not unbeatable) price.   We’re LOW PRESSURE and will only call back if you want us to.  Our work and relationships speak for themselves.

Additionally we’re here to provide an honest service, give good advice, and offer a “value add” to each project.  We’ve got a commercial location with a design room and we’re fully commercially insured on each project (that’s good for you!)  When our customers are happy, we get referrals – and with referrals we keep working.  That what I want…I want to keep working.

So even if we don’t win you over on your next project bid; have us give it a quote anyway.  There’s nothing wrong with a few opinions and price checking.  If we can’t beat another home improvement company’s price we’ll tell you up front, but I doubt that will be the case.  I know that if we work together you’ll have peace of mind because you’ll be able to talk to us, get results and call us back for that next project on the list.

Questions?  Ready for a quote?  Click here to get on the books!

Thanks, Ryan

Custom Kegerator Installed? No problem.

There’s not much more fun than having your own beer tap in your basement – we’ve done several of these (and even one that I did 10 years ago is still up and running perfectly!)

The “mancave” kegerator beer tap is up near the top of a lot of basement “wish lists”…and we can work with your layout to make the installation look seamless and professional.


Check out the picture above; this keg tower was installed through the countertop so it will drip directly into the sink that we installed in the basement bar.  How convenient is that?  We also put the keg fridge in a closet nearby.  Then we ran the lines through the wall and into this cabinet…for a hidden and clean look.

The result?  Just walk down to the mancave and pull the tap for ice-cold beer at your fingertips.  Plus there’s no drinking and driving because you’re at home!

Gentlemen, here’s a sales pitch for the ladies “the cost per beer is much lower if we buy a keg rather than a 12-pack at a time.  This saves us money so you can schedule that manicure that you’ve been wanting”.  See what I’m saying?  Catch my drift?  These things end up paying for themselves 😉

In all seriousness at KC Key Solutions we’ll be happy to add your ideas when we’re finishing a basement.  Heck it’s your basement, so let’s talk about the options.  We’ll be as creative as you want us to be.  Just promise that you won’t have more than one daily beer before breakfast time.

Ready for a free estimate?  Click here to get on the schedule!

Have a great weekend, Ryan

The night is still young, how about one more blog.

It’s Friday night, where else would I rather be?  Well, other than work I can think of a lot of places…however here I sit, working away finishing up for the night.  Dandra has fallen asleep on the couch in the customer waiting area; I won’t take a picture of her now but she brought me dinner which was a special treat.

I needed to run out to the car and I snapped this pic outside of our building a few minutes ago:


With the lights on, it’s starting to come together.  Our building is about 110 years old, and it’s the original “Bank of Spring Hill”.  Yes, there’s a vault still inside and we’re making it our “break room”, check it out.  Maybe it should be called our “break in room”?:


This place is old and has a lot of character.  But late at night I still get a little shiver when I go into the vault because I’m afraid some of the local “spirits” might lock me in there!  Maybe that’s just the childhood fear in me but it gets me out of the refrigerator quickly.  We locked the vault door into a permanent “open” position so I’m pretty safe 😉  Yes, there is a combination and it still works.  It’s a fantastic piece of early American craftsmanship in itself!

We will be having a grand opening soon and I will certainly send out some information to make sure that you’re invited too.  We’d love to see you here and have you check out our new space.  Come see our design room; you might just need us yet!

Have a good Friday night, stay safe – Dandra, time to wake up dear…




“Chicken coop” shed roof is complete!

So if you read my blog earlier today, you might have seen that we were putting the finishing touches on an old chicken coop that was converted into a shed…and it turned out great.

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The shingles that the customer chose are readily available and economical.  She was excited to get the old roof out of her view and have this brand new Timberline HD High Definition Composition Shingled roof on her building.

This roofing material has a lifetime warranty if installed per the manufacturer’s instructions, so now she’s got a worry-free repair that will outlast the shed itself.  Well, we’ve been hired to repair a few rotten board on the shed, so maybe this beauty will be around for another hundred years or so.  Who knows?  I hope so!

Have a great weekend, I’m going to get some sunburn lotion and ask my wife for a back rub.

See ya, Ryan

Well, I guess we are roofers too!

Hi there friends, this is my first blog here at KC Key.  I’ve been professionally blogging for over 8 years; and I’ve found that I really enjoy typing blogs and it in turn really helps my customers stay in touch with my business and industry news.

KC Key Solutions is a new business for me and it’s taking off better than expected.  After developing and building Mission Repair from 2008 until last month, it was time for me to make a change and get into a new project.  That’s why KC Key Solutions was born.

You might not have known this, even though you may know me…but I’ve got a background in construction and over the years while working with electronics I’ve continued to perform repairs, basement installations, painting, and other general handyman work.  I guess I’m not one to sit around and do nothing.

So we officially got a job installing a new roof on a large shed, and as of yesterday we were also roofers 😉  Roofing is not something that we particularly want to do, but it was actually fun and interesting and the completed project looks amazing.  Here’s a shot of the old roof coming off:


We are finishing the final clean up today so I’ll take a few more pictures as we progressed.  I didn’t think that I would need to invest in so much sunscreen (my arms are burnt!) but now I know I’m going to have to get the rest of my body tan before I hit the beach in June.  I don’t want to be “that guy” the the worst farmer’s tan in St. Lucia 😉

Ok, back to work – that roof isn’t going to finish itself.  Have a good day, Ryan