Lisa Garney: One of 50 Missourians You Should Know

Ingram’s recently named LMG founder Lisa Garney to their 2018 list of 50 Missourians You Should Know.

According to the magazine, the list represents the leaders who help the state of Missouri stand out.

From the leaders of business conglomerates to small-town entrepreneurs, from health-care professionals to lawyers and clergymen and women, from farmers and ranchers to the makers of Very Big Things, this year’s 50 Missourians, like the 350 who preceded them since 2011, reflect the very best of what makes the Show-Me State so . . . well, Showable. If you want to know what sets Missouri apart, get to know these giants of business and every-day citizens. And consider yourself Shown.

We are very proud of Lisa!  You can find the Ingram’s write up below or go directly to Ingram’s to read about Lisa and other leaders named to the 2018 List “50 Missourians You Should Know”.

Lisa Garney – LMG Construction, Kansas City

Name a licensed master plumber who holds a law degree, studied at the London School of Economics, and has been mentored by Condoleeza Rice. If you said Lisa Garney, you’re spot-on. The owner of LMG Construction grew up around plumbing, and learned invaluable lessons from her father, Kansas City’s iconic Charles Garney. Among other things, she says, “my dad taught me the power of entrepreneurship”—including the value of hard work, the importance of a strong business foundation, including a good team, clear objectives, accurate financials and a strong network.” She also learned about margins, crew productivity ratios, time and cost to complete, cash position and saving money. “My mom taught me the importance of community and tirelessly giving back,” she says, and applications of both lessons has made her company a rising star of women-owned business here. “If you can master the fundamentals of running a small business successfully, through both high market and recession periods, you can do anything,” she says. “The fundamentals of running an organization are the same.”

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