About Karen Crnkovich
Dedicated to Our Community
Karen Crnkovich is an award-winning business owner with strong ties to our community. Whether it’s mentoring other small business owners, volunteering with numerous local charities, or founding her own non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeowners and families in need, Karen rolls up her sleeves and works to find solutions.
Award-Winning Small Business Owner
For the last thirteen years, Karen has owned and operated a heating, cooling, ventilation, and plumbing business in the Kansas City metro area. In 2022, Karen’s company was recognized as an Ingram’s Magazine and Inc. 5000 fast-growing company. In 2023, the Kansas City Chamber named it one of the city’s Top 10 Small Businesses.
Karen has worked tirelessly to grow her business. She has lived the daily grind of struggling to make payroll, navigating supply chain shortages, and managing manpower shortages. Like other business owners, Karen put everything on the line to chase the American Dream and she succeeded, but not without struggle. She experienced first-hand how confusing, complicated, and downright frustrating government laws and regulations are. Nearly half of all Americans are employed by a small business, yet our government does everything in its power to put up barriers and obstacles to success.
Karen loves her community and is an active community volunteer. She has served as President of the Junior League of Kansas City, MO, a 1200 member, 110-year-old civic organization. She has volunteered with the Susan G Komen Foundation, Kansas City Zoo/Kids Jazzoo, Daughters of the American Revolution, Kansas Federation of Republican Women, Women in HVACR, St Paul Catholic Church/School and St. James Academy.
In 2019, Karen founded Strong Homes, Strong Families, a 501c3 dedicated to assisting homeowners in need with critical home repairs. Strong Homes, Strong Families has made a positive impact in our community by helping vulnerable homeowners in difficult and overwhelming situations.
Kansas is home
Karen grew up the daughter of a traveling salesman and spent the early years of her life moving from place to place, but Kansas is her home. She’s been a proud resident of Johnson County since 2004. She’s committed to doing everything she can to help our community and she will be proud and honored to represent the people in the Third District of Kansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.