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P1 Service, LLC is a single-source specialty service subcontractor providing comprehensive facility solutions while always striving to enhance the customer experience. We are a trusted partner throughout the Midwest for single-source facility maintenance solutions, including HVAC, electrical, and plumbing facility maintenance and service.

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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P1 Service HVAC Equipment Replacement Project Brings Comfort and Efficiency to Excelsior Springs High School

Crane lifting HVAC equipment into building's upper floor P1 Service HVAC Equipment Replacement at Excelsior Springs High School

Temperature control is imperative for performers and audiences alike, so when the Excelsior Springs High School (ESHS) Performing Arts Center started noticing humidity and temperature issues about three years ago, Schneider Electric called P1 in to help with a large HVAC replacement initiative. P1 Service Project Manager Andrew Noone explains that...

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Building a Hobby and a Career: Associate Profile on Service Technician Darrin Bretthauer


P1 Service Technician Darrin Bretthauer grew up in Eudora, KS. As a kid, he really enjoyed playing sports, but then a shop class in junior high pointed him toward what would become a life-long new hobby: carpentry. “Even at that age, I knew building things was something I really liked and...

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P1 Service Lawrence/Topeka Team Doubles Preventative Maintenance Sales in One Year


Preventative Maintenance (PM) Sales across the board at P1 have been on an incredible upward trajectory, thanks to new initiatives and new ways of training and selling. The Lawrence/Topeka (L/T) sales office is no exception: in just one year, the maintenance base more than doubled, and the team is on track...

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P1 Gives The Home Depot Distribution Center a Power Boost


The Home Depot Distribution Center in Topeka, KS, has worked with P1 to keep its HVAC systems maintained for seven years. The positive relationship on the HVAC side recently led the distribution center to call upon the P1 electrical team to help with some electrical needs as well. With a distribution...

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Life is What You Make it: The Adventures of P1 Service Coordinator Susan Watson


Service Coordinator Susan Watson has always believed that “life is what you make it,” and with this attitude, her life and career path has definitely been full of adventure. Susan is the youngest of five children and grew up in Missoula, Montana. After finishing high school, she got a job at...

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The Way Things Work: Engineer Swapnil Shende Turns a Love of All Things Mechanical into a Successful Career


P1 Project Developer Engineer Swapnil Shende grew up in the small city of Nagpur, India, where he loved playing sports from his early youth, going on to play cricket and baseball in high school. Swapnil also loved watching robot and transformer movies, an interest which proved to be instrumental in forming...

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