P1 Group acquires Kansas City-based refrigeration company

KANSAS CITY – P1 Group, Inc. has acquired the assets of Kansas City-based Cobb Refrigeration, Heating and Air Condition the company recently announced. Cobb, which specialized in laboratory, industrial and commercial refrigeration, is now under the P1 Group, Inc. name and will operate out of P1 Group’s Lenexa, Kan., office.


Eight employees have joined P1 Group as a result of the acquisition. P1 Group Service Division President Mike Belcher said he was very encouraged by the company’s ability to expand, especially during a recession.


“Bringing Cobb Refrigeration into the P1 Group family is a wonderful outcome for both parties,” Belcher said. “Cobb has a wonderful team that really has a passion for its work. They were growing at an amazing rate and needed the additional resources that P1 Group can provide to maintain its growth and excellent service. And P1 Group now offers a service it previously did not.”


Phil Nehring, P1 Group vice president, said this venture adds to the company’s already impressive list of services.


“Ultra-low temperature refrigeration is a unique trade, and to do the work right, you must have highly trained professionals,” Nehring said. “The experts from Cobb now give our customers the best refrigeration services available. And likewise, the customers with Cobb now have access to P1 Group’s extensive list of services.”


P1 Group Services

  • Mechanical Construction
  • Electrical Construction
  • Plumbing Construction
  • 24-7 MEP Service
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • On-Site Facility Maintenance
  • Pipe Fabrication
  • Plumbing Fabrication
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Commissioning
  • NEBB Test & Balance
  • Design-Build
  • Green/LEED
  • Millwrights
  • Building Technologies
  • Controls (Johnson Controls)
  • Preconstruction Services
  • Detailing & Coordination

P1 Group’s roots date back to 1919 when it began as a family-owned piping contractor in Kansas City. Since then, P1 Group has grown into a full-service national organization of mechanical, electrical and plumbing experts. The company provides superior solutions for large commercial, educational, government, healthcare, industrial, life sciences, municipal and retail projects.

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