Community Member Spotlight: hr-haven, inc.

This month we are featuring the offices of hr-haven, inc.:

“hr-haven, inc. is a new tenant of Southcreek at 7201 W. 129th, Suite 105 in Building III. For those business owners who are afraid of human resources and struggle with herding their humans, hr-haven acts as their Virtual HR Department or providing their Toolkit products to give companies a basic HR program. They provide small and medium sized businesses complete, highly personalized, custom HR solutions. Belinda Waggoner and her team of professionals provide ongoing HR strategies, support and just the right amount of education to help growing companies remain competitive – without the expense of an in-house HR Department. And despite what you think of HR, hr-haven makes human resources fun (no kidding).”

“hr-haven, inc. is poised for growth of their own from their great new offices in Southcreek. Please stop by for a cup of coffee and to say hello. They would love to meet their new neighbors!” – 913.940.5391 –


Community Member Spotlight – Business Data Services

Community Member Spotlight… This month we are featuring a business within Southcreek Office Park—Business Data Services (BDS): “BDS is your locally trusted IT provider. We provide IT support to small and medium sized business. Our philosophy is to protect, maintain and secure your companies network and data. We believe and prove that proactive maintenance can decrease downtime and ultimately reduce cost. We’re helping many local companies to secure and maintain their network. Let BDS help you by leveraging technologies to enhance your business today!”

Give us a call at 913-239-0368, visit us online at, or NOW on Facebook at


Community Spotlight: AOS

AOS began designing, installing and servicing local area networks in 1992. At that time, AOS was a small business with three employees. From the very beginning, we were the technology partner and advisor to each client. AOS places the highest priority on responsive and professional client service with integrity. That approach is responsible for AOS’ growth from three employees to over 250 employees in 14 offices. Our expertise is much broader now, but AOS never lost focus of its core values that made us successful. The company is headquartered in Overland Park and recently opened a second office in Southcreek Office Park.

AOS Business in Kansas

AOS is the leading technology solutions provider in the Midwest. AOS specializes in consulting, designing, implementing, and supporting Local, Wide Area and Wireless Networks, Unified Communications, Storage, Virtualization, Physical and Information Security. AOS specializes in aligning the right technologies with our clients business objectives for the purpose of maximizing their associate’s effectiveness, improving customer satisfaction, and increasing profitability.

For more information, check out our the AOS website or call us at 913.307.2300.


Community Member Spotlight: McAuley and Crandall, PA

In April, Southcreek Office Park is featuring helpful tax information from McAuley & Crandall, PA:

Taxpayers will have until Monday, April 18 to file their 2010 tax returns and pay any tax due because Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls this year on Friday, April 15. By law, District of Columbia holidays impact tax deadlines in the same way that federal holidays do: therefore, all taxpayers will have three extra days to file this year. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until October 17, to file their 2010 tax return.

To avoid a failure to file penalty of 5% per month, up to 25%, make sure you extend your 2010 tax return and pay in your tax liability or you will be charged interest and possible penalties on the balance due. Email us at or call 913-239-9130 to get more information to get your taxes filed in time. We are in the neighborhood so you can save time and drop off your tax information on your lunch and pick up at your convenience.


Year-end focus on taxes and serving others

Office Realtors Near Kansas



By McAuley & Crandall, Certified Public Accountants

Our firm is gearing up for tax season. With the arrival of the holidays, we know year-end is not far behind. Everyone likes saving on income taxes, so we are offering some suggestions to help individuals and businesses to keep more of their hard-earned money.

It is important for employees to understand and take advantage of the benefits offered by their employer. Many companies offer 401K participation and matching. Since the employer is offering “free money” which is tax deferred, it is important to maximize the amount contributed as a match to your account by contributing a minimum percentage (often around 6%) to your plan.

Another benefit that is often misunderstood is the cafeteria plan also known as a flexible spending account. For most taxpayers, using the medical reimbursement benefit is the only way they will be able to deduct their medical expenses for tax purposes. These plans are particularly helpful because the contribution is not only exempt from federal and state income taxes, but from FICA and Medicare taxes as well. That means that a Kansas resident who is subject to the 15% federal income tax bracket could save over 29% of the amount contributed. If an employee and her dependents normally spent $1000 per year on non insurance reimbursed medical expenses, such as deductibles, co-pays, optical and dental services, etc. she will save up to $291 in taxes.

In addition, your employer may offer additional benefits such as group disability, long-term care insurance or educational reimbursement plans. Sign up often occurs in December.

Congress has created many business incentives. Among them are:
• Increased small business (Section 179) expensing for 2010 and 2011. (up to $500,000 deduction for qualified businesses).
• Extension of the 50% bonus depreciation for 2010
• Cost of health insurance is deductible in calculating 2010 self-employment tax
• Cell phones have been removed from listed property standards
• Small Business Health Care Tax Credit for Small Employers

We would be happy to consult with you regarding these issues.

Serving Others
Starting in January, McAuley & Crandall will be participating in Operation Underpants, through Project Change, a local charitable organization. If you would like to participate, you may drop off new underwear or socks for men, women and children at our office.

13200 Metcalf Ave Ste 130 * Overland Park, KS 66213 * 913.239.9130


Southcreek Tenant Spotlight – APAC

This month Southcreek features the offices of APAC Missouri & Kansas City, a construction and building materials company that operates throughout the state of Missouri and the Kansas City metropolitan area. It is one of more than 60 Oldcastle Materials Group companies nationwide.

Locally, APAC specializes in road & bridge construction, rock quarries, asphalt plants, and crane rental. The regional accounting office for Missouri and Kansas is headquartered here in Overland Park, Kansas, in addition to the area management, sales, estimating and safety departments.


Southcreek Tenant Spotlight – Soleran

As part of the May tenant spotlight, Southcreek is featuring the offices of Soleran, Inc.: Soleran is a company that helps you manage and grow your sales efficiently and effectively. Soleran’s focus is on the customer, continually “setting the bar” for customer satisfaction. Soleran helps business with a product called eSalesTrack, a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool. eSalesTrack is an on-line CRM tool that is accessible 24/7 via the web and via mobile devices. Soleran’s customer base is a wide range of companies from financial institutions to food vendors, from roofers to personal trainers, and many more.

The Company was founded in the Kansas City area and proudly calls Overland Park its home. Grady Hawley and Greg Truitt founded Soleran.  Both can be reached at 913.647.5900 or via email at  Soleran, Inc. is located in Suite 140 of Building XIIB, 7400 West 132nd Street, Overland Park, KS 66213.  Visit us at


Community Member Spotlight – Senior Helpers

During the month of April, Southcreek Office Park is featuring the offices of Senior Helpers, which is owned and operated by Lou and Carol Warren, residents of Overland Park, Kan. Senior Helpers is a national leader in professional “in-home” care services, specializing in providing personal and companion care to individuals who desire independence at home. When living at home is not an option, a care plan can be tailored to meet needs wherever the location.

Senior Helpers customize every client relationship based upon specific needs and the level of qualifications and experience of its caregivers. This ensures the best individualized one-on-one care available. Services are non-medical and range from companionship, meal planning/preparation, errands, light housekeeping, transportation, and household management. Additionally, Senior Helpers provide personal care assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, walking, medication reminders and transfers.

Senior Helpers’ employees go through a rigorous interviewing process consisting of personal and employment reference checks, as well as detailed background checks. They are fully insured, bonded and work under the supervision of our Director of Nursing. Senior Helpers offer services from as little as 3 to 4 hours per day, right up to 24/7 or live-in. “Peace of Mind Visits” are available from as little as one hour per day. There is no contract, so services maybe discontinued at anytime.

Senior Helpers mission is to “ensure a better quality of life for our elderly clients and their families by providing dependable and affordable care.” Services can begin within as little as a couple of days to a week depending on the urgency and complexity of the client’s needs. For more information, please call 913-851-4800.


Community Member Spotlight – American Bridge Company

In the month of April, Southcreek is featuring the office of American Bridge Company, a leader in the bridge and heavy/civil construction industry. With roots dating back to the 19th century, American Bridge has constructed a significant number of the world’s largest bridges, marine installations, and other complex structures. American Bridge has constructed a number of notable projects in the Midwestern United States, including the Broadway and Paseo Bridges over the Missouri River in Kansas City, Mo. In the St. Louis area, American Bridge constructed the Jefferson Barracks Bridge and the historic Eads Bridge over the Mississippi River.

The Kansas City District of American Bridge is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas and is led by Scott Gammon, PE, Vice-President of American Bridge Company and General Manager of the Kansas City District.  Scott can be reached at 913.948.5800.  American Bridge is located in Suite 130 of Building IVa, 7301 West 129th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213.