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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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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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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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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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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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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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P1 Service Beyond the Numbers: People-centric Approach to Maintenance Sales Yield Measurable Results

P1 Service Maintenance Sales

One of the big numbers at P1’s Annual Meeting was the phenomenal growth in the P1 Service Maintenance Base. While the base has grown steadily over the past decade, the past two and a half years have seen millions in growth. But behind every upward trend is a story of strategy,...

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From Crunching Quarterbacks to Crunching Numbers - P1 Associate Profile on Data Analytics Manager Kyle Ball


As long as he can remember, Kyle Ball has loved football.  Even before he was allowed to play organized tackle football, he could often be found outside in his Prairie Village, KS, neighborhood, playing pick-up games with the neighbor kids. In elementary school, he listed playing college football as a life...

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P1 Invests in Customer Feedback to Increase Satisfaction an Retention


“A garden doesn’t grow without constant tending.” General Manager of Service Todd Andrews says P1 applies this same philosophy to customer relations. “You can sell and sell, but if you don’t retain anything, then you’re not growing,” Todd said. “We need to retain our customers or else we’re putting in effort...

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Summer on Fire: Extreme Temps Mean More Calls


P1 Service Teams Put in Round-the-Clock Efforts to Help Customers We talk about P1’s 24/7/365 Service all the time, and extreme weather puts that promise to the test. For those of us who don’t work in the field, it’s easy to forget that during times of extreme weather, our field personnel...

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P1 Service Electrical Foreman Clint Hines Turns Passion for Fishing into Singular Hobby


Keepin' it Reel: Electrical Foreman Clint Hines Turns Passion for Fishing into Singular Hobby To say fishing runs in the family of P1 Group Electrical General Foreman Clint Hines is an understatement. The Olathe, KS, native grew up traveling every summer to Ontario, Canada, to fish on Corn Lake. The lake...

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