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Our Story

Who We Are

We are a team of driven doers who unlock meaningful experiences through hard work and great partnership. We’re trusted advisers and listeners who understand your business, your problems and how to solve them.

Our Purpose

  • To unlock meaningful experiences

Our Core Obsessions

  • We do the right thing when no one is looking
  • We take care of people in ways that others don’t

    Our Core Behaviors

    • Seek to understand
    • Help others succeed
    • Positively impact our community

    Our Story

    Founded in 1999, AdamsGabbert (AG) was purchased by the Bicknell Family Holding Company in 2008. Two years later – the same year Denise Kruse joined the company as President – AG received the Customer Service Award from KC Business Magazine.

    AG grew tremendously throughout the next decade, earning a host of honors from the local business community. In 2013, two years after Denise Kruse acquired the company as the majority owner, AG earned Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification and became WBENC-certified. After adding payroll services as an additional line of business, AG experienced explosive growth in 2015 and was named one of Kansas City’s Top 10 Small Businesses by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

    AG kept up the growth trajectory over the next five years, investing in new talent and moving to first one then another new, larger office at Corporate Woods. To keep pace with the growth, AG promoted Stacy Rose in 2017 to the company’s first COO—the same year AG reported a 342% increase in revenue from the previous five years. Subsequently, Denise brought Stacy in as an owner, with AG being 100% woman owned and operated.

    The momentum continues. In 2020, AG rose to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, adapting to meet the needs of its clients, consultants and associates. As true partners who do the right thing when no one is looking, AG is forging a new path forward in 2022 with the relaunch of its brand, focusing on placing purpose and meaning at the center of its business operations and offerings.

    AG’s story is one of bold innovation backed up by sound strategy, a stellar team and solid relationships.