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Merit Leadership

Donald L. Crabtree, CEO/Founder

Merit General Contractors, Inc. was founded in 1991 by CEO, Don Crabtree, and is based in Olathe, Kansas.

With 35 years in the construction industry, Don has expertise in all types of construction projects, such as: design-build, construction management, industrial, warehouse, retail, tenant improvement, major renovation, multi-family, office, restaurant, and religious/worship facilities.

A Kansas State University alum, Don holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Science and has years of experience as an estimator and marketer. Don is known for his good customer development and building long-lasting relationships with clients based on respect, trust, and honesty. Don is also very involved in the local community and gives back whenever he can.

Don supports the local community and is involved with a number of charitable organizations:


Special Olympics/KC Huggers

Construction Leaders in Kansas City

Hope Faith Ministries

United Way

Sunflower House


Community Awards:

2014 Community Leadership Award

2002 Volunteer of the Year

Established The Don Crabtree Memorial Track & Field Scholarship Fund for Special Olympics/KC Huggers, Inc.