Fahteema Parrish - Parrish & Sons Construction




Fahteema Parrish is the President and Founder of Parrish & Sons Construction LLC, a 100% minority woman-owned construction company in Kansas City, Missouri.


Born and raised in Kansas City, Fahteema obtained an up-close and personal view of what hard work really looked like. Her mother and father were entrepreneurs, they owned their own HVAC business. 


Before founding Parrish & Sons Construction, Fahteema worked in the Information Technology Industry for 20 years where she gained experience in Process Innovation, applications development/computer programming, systems analysis and design.


As she ventured into the Construction industry she earned her OSHA 30, Class A CDL and completed the accelerated Construction Management Programs which included Turner School of Construction Management, JEDunn Minority Development Program, UMKC Growth Elevation Lab, Next Stage KC & Kansas City Strategic Partnership Program with CWC & Edgemoor. Thus, diverse skillset solidified the foundation for Parrish & Sons Construction on January 28, 2015.

Who is Parrish & Sons Construction?

Parrish & Son’s Construction is one of the most capable excavating and grading contractors around. We are adept at performing excavating and grading services as a team effort.
We are a premier source for excavation and grading. We have provided years of exceptional service for a wide variety of commercial clients.

Mission Statement

To be the best.

Accept the  challenge and strive to deliver our quality services right, the first time;

We pride ourselves in protecting the earth while we move it.

We are based in Grandview, MO and proudly serve the entire greater Kansas City &  surrounding areas.







Additional services we offer are listed below:

  • Storm & Water Utility Installation
  • Land Clearing & Grading
  • Hauling
  • Asphalt & Concrete Removal
  • Erosion Control
  • Sand, Gravel& Rock Installation


Q and A With Fahteema Parrish.


Do you have any children?  Spouse?  And something people would be surprised to know about you.

FP:  Yes, I am married with 4 children.   I operate every piece of equipment I own.


How many years has the company been a member of the HCA?

FP: One year in May 2021


How long have you been with the company?

FP: Jan 28, 2015 Since I Founded my Company and remain President 100% owner.


What are some challenges that you have faced?

FP:  Start up capital that resulted in me bootstrapping my business.


What advice would you give to ladies to get them interested in the trades.

FP: Strive to not just be the best but be Phenomenal as anything can be accomplished with hard work and dedication.


Parrish & Sons is one of many minority contractors working on the new terminal at KCI.

Fahteema gave her inspiring story about the opportunity to work on the new terminal project with KCI – Edgemoor



We would like to thank Kamiasha Tyner of Dignified Digital for her professional photography on this article.

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