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Impressive Trajectory: Project Engineer Zach Wagner Sees a Bright Future at P1


Zach Wagner’s sport was soccer growing up, so when it came time to choose a college, he wanted to attend a school that would allow him to play collegiate soccer while also pursuing an engineering degree. "After weighing my options, I had the opportunity to stay close to home and play...

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Quick Work: P1 Service Teams Replace Critical Air Handler at St. Luke’s North Hospital


An air handler unit is crucial to a hospital's sterile processing department, as it regulates and monitors temperature and humidity levels. If an air handler unit malfunctions, it can lead to excessive humidity and temperature fluctuations that promote microbial growth, which can undermine sterilization practices. When an air handler unit at...

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P1 Facility Maintenance Operations: Specialized Skills Embedded Teams

Facility maintenance expert at work in the m

TODAY, the P1 Service Facility Maintenance Operations (FMO) division is thriving with nearly 200 employees, six large customers, and new staff to help build the division and bring on new clientele. But FMO didn’t start that way – it grew from a fundamental need at one of P1’s large healthcare customers....

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The Power of Connection: Swapnil Shende Shares Point of View on Professional Organizations for Connectivity and Career Growth


Growing up, Project Development Engineer Swapnil Shende was always happy being on teams for sports or social committees. Swapnil has now taken that love of teams to a professional level, joining many different professional organizations in the Kansas City area, including: ASHRAE- YEA, Young Engineers in ASHRAE (American Society of Heating,...

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New Leadership Roles Announced for P1 Service and BCTS


P1 Service is pleased to announce that Tony Whited has been named President of the company P1 Service, LLC, and Phil Nehring has been named the Chief Operating Officer of Best in Class Technology Services (BCTS). Tony is a 40-year veteran of the industry, joining AD Jacobson in January 1999 as...

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Heather Richards-St. Clair Shares Mechanical Service Expertise at MSCA 2023 Education Conference


Thanks to P1 Service General Manager Heather Richards-St. Clair, P1 has a voice on the Mechanical Service Contractors Association (MSCA) Educational Committee. MSCA is the service division of the Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA). Heather began serving on the national committee in 2022, and recalls sitting in an audience of about 50-75,...

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Family Matters: Associate Profile on Service Coordinator Josie Vestal


P1 Service Coordinator Josie Vestal has always had a close-knit family and says she enjoys the fun and personal relationships that go along with that. Although she was not particularly seeking a “family” atmosphere at work, it came as an added bonus when she joined the Service team at P1. Josie...

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The P1 Service Commitment to Emergency Response

The P1 Service Commitment to Emergency Response

The weather doesn’t cooperate, systems break down, and emergencies arise - and they don’t always do it conveniently between the hours of 8a.m. and 5 p.m. Therefore, the technicians and experts at P1 Service must handle multiple emergencies and take care customer needs 24/7/365. Crews have to respond to calls at...

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Jacob Lee Does It Again


It was just over a month ago when we shared the news that P1 Service Apprentice Jacob Lee won the UA District 4 competition – as the only four-year competing among five-year apprentices. Well, he did it again! Jacob earned first place in the U.S. among HVACR (Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning...

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Flight of the Falcon: Associate Profile on Service Technician Tristen Ludewick


  Reading books in elementary school is a big part of the education process, and for Service Technician Tristen Ludewick, the message in one particular book had a lasting effect. Tristen grew up near El Dorado, KS. After high school, he decided to follow in the footsteps of several family members...

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Looking Forward: P1 Internship Program Adds Two-Sided Value


What do P1 Construction Project Manager Brady Kyle and P1 Service Project Engineer Connor Hayes have in common? They may not work on the same projects or teams, but they were both once P1 interns that became full-time employees. P1 has a solid history of interns returning after college: more than...

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AIM HIGH: Associate Profile on P1 Service Ammonia Refrigeration Technician Jamar Jackson and Daughter Aubrey Jackson


Now a rising sophomore at the United States Air Force Academy, Aubrey Jackson - daughter of P1 Service Ammonia Refrigeration Technician Jamar Jackson - says she started thinking about the military in high school. “My high school JROTC program initiated my interest in the military,” Aubrey said. "Leavenworth (KS) High School's...

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That's Cold: P1 Plumbing Line Freezing Fixes Problems with No Downtime


St. Luke’s Hospital in Smithville, MO, remained open to conduct “business as usual” when P1 Service technicians were able to successfully freeze a line to repair a faulty valve. Line freezing is an efficient P1 Service plumbing process that protects the customer down time, cost, and inconvenience. “Line Freezing consists of...

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60 Years: Q&A with P1 Consultant Ken Beebe


Ken Beebe has been with P1 since 1963, when he joined P1’s founding company, AD Jacobson. Assistant Marketing Manager Jeremi Strasser had a chance to catch up with Ken, capture his stories, and hear what he has to say to the next generation thinking about a career in the trades. Q:...

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P1 Service Apprentice Jacob Lee Takes First Place in UA District 4 Competition


P1 Service Manager Adam Collier recently attended the UA District 4 Competition to support four-year apprentice Jacob Lee. Jacob took home first place in the competition - as the only four-year apprentice competing among five-year apprentices and newly turned out journeymen. Adam says Jacob demonstrated impeccable poise and focus at the...

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P1 Corporate Sponsorships: Everyone Wins This Summer


Providing support for local charities, community activities, and events is an integral part of the P1 business plan. We take great pride in investing in our community and the lives of our associates. Each year, P1 offers two $500 sponsorships to P1 associates twice per year (spring and fall). All associates...

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Removing the Blind Spot


Working at an electrical supply house at an early age ignited P1 Electrical Service Division Manager Chris Carr’s interest in the industry – and in helping others. Chris’s first job was working for BA Electric in Warsaw, MO, when he was 16. He later moved back to Kansas City and worked...

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Welcome P1 Summer 2023 Interns


P1 welcomed the following interns for the summer. Not only will they work with their mentors at various job sites this summer, they will participate in industry-related events with vendors and affiliate organizations like the Mechanical Contractors Association of Kansas City. And of course, there’s fun on the schedule too, with...

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Driven To Success: Associate Profile on P1 Service Manager Sean Marconette

P1 Service technician with his racing car

Considering the things that Service Manager Sean Marconette has accomplished during his career, you could say he has a drive for success, but on the weekends he has a different kind of drive: National Hot Rod Association Racing. Sean grew up in Lawrence, KS, and went to Baldwin High School. Before...

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One Little Mouse, One Big Problem: P1 Electrical Testing and Maintenance Rescues Damaged Chiller Starter

P1 Service associate loads chiller starter onto truck

When a mouse most likely made a 5kV chiller starter its home at Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE), chaos ensued. Fortunately, due to the quick thinking of Field Service Technician Garrett Whited, the P1 Electrical Preventative Maintenance (EPM) Team was called in to help. “We wanted to get in the door...

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