About Us

Company Values

The HarenLaughlin Advantage

Our core values and guiding principles are what position HL Restoration as a leader and innovator in our industry.

What sets us apart from everyone else is our

  • Superior Customer service
  • Exceptional Quality
  • Timeliness
  • Total Reliability
  • Ultimate Safety


When HarenLaughlin was founded, Charles W. Haren, Sr. engrained his personal values into the company- integrity, professionalism, and craftsmanship.

Over time, clients began to contact HarenLaughlin for restorative services after their facility experienced catastrophic damage. HarenLaughlin identified the need to provide these restoration services for existing partners and potential new clients and founded HarenLaughlin Restoration to accommodate these needs.

Today, HarenLaughlin Restoration provides both commercial and residential restoration services. To meet the ever changing needs of the marketplace, an emergency loss priority service and disaster planning program is also available through the HarenLaughlin Restoration’s PRC program.

While the needs of our clients and the marketplace have evolved, our company values have remained steadfast: integrity, professionalism and craftsmanship in everything we do.

In the Beginning…

C.W. Haren, Sr. (known as “Pappy”) planned to work in the family banking after his college graduation in 1931. Due to the Great Depression, banking jobs were in short supply. Being a resourceful and hardworking young man, Pappy began renovating bank owned properties. Pappy was called to serve in the Navy during World War II, and hired Hal Laughlin to run his business. Upon his return from service, the partnership and HarenLaughlin Construction was born.

Pappy’s son Tod joined the company in the late 1960’s as a laborer, carpenter, and superintendent before joining the management team. After taking over the reins in the mid 1970’s, Tod grew the company through continued hard work and dedication.

In 1998 C.W. ‘Wells’ Haren III purchased HarenLaughlin Construction and through this endeavor founded HarenLaughlin Restoration in 2001. Under his steadfast direction and leadership, the company has continually grown to service new and existing clients. In 2008, the sister company HarenLaughlin Restoration was born to better cater to the property damage industry.

This employee-owned and family-run business holds true to the principles of our founder providing quality craftsmanship, exceptional value and outstanding customer service.


Where we are today…

At the beginning of 2018, HarenLaughlin Restoration took a step in creating our own identity by becoming HL Restoration. Still holding true to the original HarenLaughlin core values, we continue to grow and remain the Midwest’s number one property damage restoration company.

Professional Partnerships

AAKC – Apartment Association of Kansas City


IFMA – International Facility Management Association

IREM – Institute of Real Estate Management


RIMS KC – Risk & Insurance Management Society

PRIMA – Kansas – Public Risk Management Association

Commitment to Community

Some call it being a good corporate citizen. At HarenLaughlin, we call it an unyielding commitment to the community where we live and work. We partner with philanthropic organizations that build strong families, encourage children, and foster education.

Recent Community Commitments

Heart to Heart International

During our company’s Day of Service, a team from HarenLaughlin worked with Heart to Heart International to prepare over 600 emergency health kits, which are shipped to disaster sites all over the world. These kits support both international and domestic disaster relief efforts including those close to home in areas like Reading, Kansas and Joplin, Missouri.  Our team is proud to serve our community, especially those who find themselves in situations with extraordinary needs.

Habitat for Humanity

HarenLaughlin employees have participated in a number of Habitat for Humanity home builds during our Days of Service. Our team committed both workday and personal leisure time to Habitat.

Front Porch Alliance

HarenLaughlin Restoration sponsors the “Porch Swing” Annual Charity event held in the American Jazz Museum & Gem Theatre in the historic 18th & Vine District. This event supports the Front Porch Alliance, a non-profit faith partnership in the urban center of Kansas City whose mission is to “create faith partnerships to improve lives, build relationships, and revitalize neighborhoods.”

“Front Porch Alliance is making a difference in our communities and the families who call their service area home. We delight in supporting their efforts to restore and revive the community.”
— George Waldron

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Mid America Chapter

The team at HarenLaughlin Restoration has a personal interest in the services provided by Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and sponsors the annual Simply Beautiful Black Tie Ball fundraiser at the Muehlebach Hotel. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fosters research, education and support for patients and families affected by this disease.

“With an individual close to our organization recently impacted by Leukemia, supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s efforts is important to every member of our organization.”
— Wells Haren, President

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