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Heinen Helps: KVC & Ball Conference Center

Heinen Landscape recently took on a two-day project installing brand new pavers for a beautiful and relaxing new outdoor patio area at the entrance to Ball Conference Center. The Conference Center is a sister organization of KVC Health Systems – an Olathe, Kansas based not-for-profit organization. When an event is booked at Ball Conference Center, a portion of the proceeds goes to assist KVC Health Systems – a national leader in adoption and child welfare education. Ball Conference Center specializes in elegant wedding receptions and corporate business meetings.

Back in September 2015, the Heinen Landscape team spent an entire day transforming the KVC health systems headquarters. Heinen Landscape and many of our great vendor partners donated the labor and plant material for the $20,000 project at no cost to KVC – and completed that project in just one day!

As part of the 2015 landscape project, crushed granite gathering areas were created as central “meeting zones” for Ball guests to assemble outdoors for wedding photos and the like. The crushed granite looked beautiful and functioned well – unless it rained. A plan for the second phase of the project included replacing the crushed granite with solid, decorative-yet-functional patios built with decorative pavers.

This past week the Phase II pavers were installed, completing the original vision for a beautiful and functional entrance plaza for Ball. The new patio is perfect for outdoor wedding photos and is a great place to relax during meeting breaks and enjoy some fresh air.

Heinen Landscape owner Dave Heinen said, “We really believe in KVC’s mission of finding ‘forever homes’ for children that have come from challenging environments and we’re quite supportive of all the good things Ball Conference Center is able to contribute to the success of KVC. The Ball Conference Center entry-patio was the one missing element from the work we began a year or two ago with Ball. We were glad to be able to bring Ball Conference Center guests a nice, new entryway that fits in with the original landscape project. We’re very pleased with how it all came together – functionally and aesthetically.”

Michael Nicoski, Manager of Events and Operations at Ball said, “The patio project really completes the vision we had for an entry plaza that would be really useful for Ball Conference Center guests – especially those wanting to take wedding reception photos outdoors to commemorate their special day. Heinen Landscape did a great job!”

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Heinen Featured in Turf Magazine

Heinen was recently featured in Turf Magazine for the Extreme Landscape Makeover story!

In September, Heinen brought the entire team out for a one-day extreme landscape makeover at KVC Health Systems—an Olathe, KS nonprofit and national leader in adoption and child welfare education.

The Heinen team spent the entire day transforming and beautifying the landscape at KVC’s headquarters and its sister venue, the Ball Conference Center. Heinen partnered with local vendors for the project including various materials, resulting in a $20,000 donation to KVC— all completed in one day.

Dave Heinen said of the special event, “Adoption and finding lifetime homes for children is an important cause. And KVC does a great job uniting kids and families. Our people really wanted to take the time to help a great cause in our community, and KVC was a perfect fit.”

You can read the Turf recap feature by clicking here

KVC and Ball Conference Center to Receive Extreme Heinen Landscape Makeover

Heinen Landscape and Irrigation to bring their entire company out for a one-day landscape makeover at KVC Health Systems – an Olathe nonprofit and national leader in adoption, child welfare education – all pro-bono!

On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, the Heinen team (approx. 20 individuals) will spend the entire day transforming and beautifying the landscape at KVC’s headquarters and its sister venue, the Ball Conference Center. Heinen has partnered with several vendors including House of Rocks and KAT Nurseries to obtain all landscape materials for the project including trees, shrubs, plants, and granite patio areas. The entire project is at no cost to KVC – and will be completed (mostly) in one day!

KVC plan 2015Dave Heinen, owner of Heinen Landscape, said of the special event, “Adoption and finding lifetime homes for children is an important cause. And KVC does a great job uniting kids and families. Our people really wanted to take the time to help a great cause in our community, and KVC was a perfect fit.”

This will be a fast, fun and exciting event that will include a lunchtime cookout for the landscaping team and a mutual end of project celebration where the KVC staff will emerge for the “big reveal”!

In its 45-year history, KVC has grown from a local home for at-risk boys to a national organization touching the lives of over 50,000 children and families each year.

Heinen Landscape and Irrigation is a full service landscape company based in Merriam, Kansas that has served both residential and commercial customers in Kansas City for over 25 years.