Kansas City Trusts JR & Co. with Bartle Hall Re-Roof


Bartle Hall is an eight square block convention and special-event facility located in the heart of downtown Kansas City. Comprising 450,000 sq/ft, the facility offers column-free exhibit space on one floor, 48 state-of-the-art meeting rooms and an arena that seats more than 10,700. Bartle Hall boasts the largest “green” ballrooms that have achieved LEED silver certification.

In 2014, management began the process of accessing options to deal with a leaking roof assembly which was at its “end-of-life” cycle. Initial consultant recommendations included full tear-off at a budget of over $5,000,000.

However, as the city’s trusted and proven repair contractor, JR & Co. recommended a more cost-effective, wind-vented solution. Working closely with an outside design professional, the city selected and then specified a wind-vented roof replacement system - the same system which has been successfully utilized on many buildings in Kansas City.

Through a competitive bidding process, JR & Co. - a WindSmart Approved Applicator - provided the winning bid with a cost savings of over $3,000,000 while exceeding all of the owner’s stated goals.

The new roof assembly was designed and installed to achieve:

  • Code compliance with wind uplift resistance engineered to ASCE standards

  • Continual moisture mitigation through an engineered process of controlled air exchange

  • A high level of environmental stewardship which avoided roof “tear-off”, thus allowing 100% recycling of existing air barrier and insulation materials

  • Fast-track construction

Based in the Nation’s Heartland, JR & Co. Roofing Contractors have been serving clients across the country since 1986. Our experts are certified and fully insured in multiple states throughout the U.S. and in Canada. Contact us today. We’ll help you determine which roof system will work best for your needs.