Since opening their doors in 1956, E&K (www.e-kco.com, @EandK_companies) has been uncompromising in their commitment to delivering the highest quality products and services demanded by their clients. With offices in Omaha, Denver, Kansas City, Phoenix, and Chicago, E&K is one of the largest interior & exterior finish contractors in the United States.
Doug Stegemoller, President of E&K of Phoenix, talked about joining the Byrd team and growing the E&K relationship with Bryan Clauson, saying "E&K of Phoenix has supported Bryan Clauson and the entire Bryan Clauson Inc team for years on the bull rings of America. The opportunity to continue that support for Bryan by joining with the Jonathan Byrd's team in their pursuit of the Borg Warner Trophy at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is an honor."
Bryan Clauson expressed his thoughts: "E&K Construction knows a thing or two about building things. Over the last few years we have constructed a successful program on the short track level, and I look forward to having their help in building a successful Indianapolis 500 program as well."
Team principal David Byrd added: "The great people at E&K are race fans through and through, and have demonstrated that through their sponsorship of short tracks, short track drivers, and short track races throughout the country. It's companies and sponsors like E&K, supporting the grassroots of racing like they do, that ultimately make the big events possible and make racing what it is in this country. Bringing E&K into our family, and knowing that they are trusting us with their brand the way that they have trusted Bryan with their brand for a number of years, is certainly an honor and a responsibility that we take very seriously. We know E&K has visited victory lane with Bryan a number of times, so we hope to take them to the greatest victory lane in the world here in the next couple of months. We're taking every possible step to make that a reality."
For their interior and exterior services, E&K provides interior drywall systems, lath & plastering systems, insulation systems, fabric wall systems, rough & finish carpentry, and painting. For ceilings, E&K provides acoustical, metal, wood, stretch systems, and security ceilings. Additionally, E&K does specialty work in acoustical plaster, fireproofing, spray foam insulation, rain screen systems, glass fiber reinforced gypsum, and glass fiber reinforced concrete.
Jonathan Byrd's Racing was founded by the late Jonathan Byrd in 1982. In its various forms, Jonathan Byrd's Racing has successfully fielded 17 entries in the Indianapolis 500 beginning in 1985, scoring 6 top ten finishes, with a best finish of 5th in 2005. A Jonathan Byrd's Racing car currently holds the all-time Indianapolis 500 1 and 4 lap qualifying records (Luyendyk '96). Jonathan Byrd's Racing has won 2 IndyCar races (Luyendyk – Phoenix '96, Paul Jr – Texas '98), along with 2 United States Auto Club National Midget Championships ('86,'87).
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