OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – EY has announced that Smitty Belcher, CEO of P1 Group, Inc., received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Industrial Services category in the Central Midwest.
The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Belcher was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel on June 19.
As a Central Midwest award winner, Belcher is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Now in its 28th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2013 winner Hamid Moghadam, CEO and Chairman of Prologis.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
In the Central Midwest, sponsors include Lockton Companies, Enterprise Bank and Trust, Armstrong Teasdale, Stinson Leonard Street, Merrill Corporation, Smart Business and CommonGround.
About P1 Group, Inc.
P1 Group’s success story started in 1919 when it began as a family-owned contractor in Kansas City. It has since grown to be one of the nation’s premier electrical, mechanical, millwright and service organizations with more than 900 employees and eight offices – Lenexa, Lawrence, Topeka and Wichita, Kan.; St. Joseph and Joplin, Mo.; Des Moines, Iowa, and Las Vegas, Nev. Still headquartered in Kansas City today, the company’s national scope of services has expanded into a full-service, single-source MEP solution.
Specializing in work that requires highly technical expertise, some of P1 Group’s core commercial and industrial markets include hospitals, data centers, research/educational institutions and nuclear power plants. P1 travels the country working in these markets and has a project resume that spans from Washington State to Washington D.C.