Heinen brought their entire team out for a one-day extreme landscape makeover at KVC Health Systems – Ball’s Conference Center’s sister nonprofit and national leader in adoption, child welfare education

The entire Heinen landscaping team (almost 30 in total!) recently dedicated a full work day to transforming and beautifying the landscape at KVC’s headquarters and sister venue, the Ball Conference Center – entirely pro-bono. Heinen Landscape, one of KC’s top landscape and irrigation companies, partnered with several local vendors including House of Rocks and KAT Nurseries to obtain all landscape materials for the project including various trees, shrubs, plants, flowers and granite pathways – again, pro-bono. The complete $20k project was  at no cost to KVC – and completed in one day!

At the end of the day, the KVC and Ball staff came outside to admire the newly landscaped grounds, offer up a big round of applause to Kansas City’s best landscapers and enjoy a sweet treat on a hot day – ice cream!

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For the Ball Conference Center, this upgrade will mean a beautiful backdrop for bridal photos and special events. This will also help Ball Conference Center sister organization, KVC, as a portion of the cost of each event held at Ball goes directly to fund KVC’s efforts, making weddings and conferences extra-meaningful for children in need as KVC helps them find lifetime homes.

Said Michael Nicoski, Ball Conference Center Director, of the “Extreme” landscape makeover, “This is going to make such a postive impression on our bridal audience. The curb appeal of the venue has been dramatically enhanced.”

Dave 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 and the Ball Conference Center was a perfect fit.”

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, Leawood, Mission Hills and other local neighborhoods for over 25 years.