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17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament – Raising “Green” on the Green

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September 14 brought fantastic weather for the 66 golfers who participated in the 17th Annual Charity Golf tournament to benefit Working Families' Friend. This is the second year the event was held at beautiful Shoal Creek Golf Course and the event raised $9,065. With the matching donation from P1 Group, the grand total collected was $18,130, surpassing last year’s total by over $4,000.  

The golfers were treated to food and drink, course challenges, and a vast amount of awards and prizes generously donated by our vendors. 

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Working Families' Friend Provides Life-Changing Assistance

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The friend you didn't know you had: WFF President Joan Putthoff; Vice President Niki Montgomery; Director of Development Connie Mann

Ryan was emotional with gratitude when he called Working Families’ Friend (WFF) to say “thank you.” Ryan was a successful carpenter. He had always been able to provide for himself and his family. But when a tragic accident claimed his leg, life got complicated. Multiple medical bills and an expensive prosthetic leg were making things worse. When physical challenges cut his job hours and he was on the brink of losing his insurance, Ryan knew he couldn’t do this by himself.

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Giving Back to Our Associates’ Favorite Causes

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P1 Group is always looking for ways to support the communities in which we live and work, and the bi-annual Corporate Sponsorship competition allows us to do it for the charities nearest and dearest to our associates’ hearts.

Congratulations to Scheduler/Dispatcher Marvin Reese (pictured above, left) from our Lawrence office and Building Technologies Foreman Chad Andrew from our Lenexa office on winning the Spring Corporate Sponsorships.

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LMH Honors P1 Group with Prestigious Elizabeth Watkins Award

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Pictured above (from left): Lorrie Belcher, Gloria Keating, Donna Belcher, Bruce Belcher, Meghan Scott, Todd Mihalchik, Sonja Raye, Mitch Campbell.

On February 28 at Maceli’s in Lawrence, Kan., the Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) Health Foundation bestowed one of their highest awards upon P1 Group.

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Annual Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Warriors' Ascent

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The 16th annual P1 Group Charity Golf Tournament on October 13 raisedThe 16th annual P1 Group Charity Golf Tournament on October 13 raised $14,262 for Warriors’ Ascent, a Kansas City-based organization thatserves veterans and first responders to help them cope with moralinjuries they’ve suffered in the line of duty.

Warriors’ Ascent was founded in 2014 by two Iraq combat veterans,and has since served more than 300 veterans and first responders struggling with post traumatic stress through a five-day program runeight to 10 times per year.

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Congratulations Fall 2018 Corporate Sponsorship Winners

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Twice annually, P1 Group associates are invited to apply for the Corporate Sponsorship award. The sponsorships allow P1 to serve the community through organizations that are meaningful to P1 associates.

P1 Group established the Corporate Sponsorship program in 2010, and has funded 36 associate-nominated organizations over the years. The Fall 2018 Corporate Sponsorship recipients are:

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Driven to Help: P1 Donates to K-State Powercats

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P1 recently donated the material for lab/construction countertops to the Kansas State Society of Automotive Engineers Formula Race team (K-State Formula SAE). The donation played a role in helping the team build their newest race car, “Ocelot” (pictured, above).

Formula SAE is the world’s largest and most prestigious design competition with 13 international competitions and over 500 active teams. Powercat Motorsports has represented K-State in competition every year since 1997.

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K-State Junior Earns P1 Group Construction Science Scholarship


P1 Group is committed to nurturing the professional talent of tomorrow. Helping promising students fill the pipeline of professionals that will one day work in our industry is an integral part of our sustainability.

That’s why P1 created the Construction Science Scholarship, awarded each year to a promising student in the Kansas State University Construction Science program.

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Spring 2018 Corporate Sponsorship Awards Benefit Two Great Causes


The Native Sons Motorcycle Club and a regionally-ranked Taekwondo competitor are the recipients of the Spring 2018 P1 Group Corporate Sponsorships.

Twice each year, in the spring and fall, P1 associates are invited to apply for a Corporate Sponsorship award. The sponsorships allow P1 to serve our communities through the organizations that are meaningful to P1 associates.

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P1 Charity Bracket Challenge raises $1,160 for the American Heart Association


LENEXA, Kan. -  Ron Schwatken, the father of P1 associate Sonja Raye, won P1 Group’s March Madness Bracket Challenge.

Each year, P1 Group associates, family and friends are invited to fill out NCCA Tournament brackets for ten dollars per bracket. The winner receives half of the proceeds while the other half is matched by P1 and donated to the charity the winner chooses.

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P1 Charity Golf Tournament raises $12,260


Paul Smith, P1 Group, presented the tournament proceeds to Cynthia Randazzo, CEO (left) and Rose Simone, Director of Development., The Research Foundation.

LENEXA, KS – The 15th annual P1 Group Charity Golf Tournament raised $12,260 for The Young Traffic Offenders Program (YTOP) of The Research Foundation. Paul Smith of P1 Group presented the check recently to Foundation staff.

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P1 Awards Fall 2017 Corporate Sponsorships


LENEXA, Kan. - An outdoor learning area at an elementary school and a competitive softball team are the recipients of the Fall 2017 Corporate Sponsorships.

The P1 Corporate Sponsorship program provides financial contributions to selected organizations nominated by P1 associates. The sponsorships provide a way for P1 to serve the community through the activities, events and organizations that are meaningful to P1 associates.

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2017 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day


LENEXA, Kan. – More than 50 kiddos descended on P1 Group on April 27, 2017 to see where their parents work and learn a little bit about the construction industry!

The day started out with a stop by the P1 Photo booth to capture a commemorative shot, then the festivities kicked off with a craft based on this year’s theme, “You Can Count on Me”.

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P1 awards Spring 2017 Corporate Sponsorships


The KC Elite Fastpitch team.

Two non-profit organizations nominated by P1 Group associates have been awarded the Spring 2017 Corporate Sponsorships.

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P1 Charity Bracket Challenge raises $1,100 for charity

LENEXA, Kan. - Mike Totta, the husband of P1 associate Cheri Totta, is the winner of the 2017 Charity Bracket Challenge. He will split the proceeds with his charity of choice.

Each year prior to March Madness, P1 Group associates, family and friends are invited to fill out an NCCA Tournament bracket for ten dollars. The winner receives half of the proceeds while the other half is matched by P1 and donated to the charity the winner chooses.

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P1 participates in Halloween Candy Give-Back Program

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LENEXA, Kan. – This year P1 Group proudly participated in Operation Gratitude’s Halloween Candy Give-Back Program, which encourages local communities to gather and donate leftover candy to send to deployed troops and first responders. Thanks to efforts of employees and two local schools, Wolf Creek Elementary and Leawood Elementary, P1 was able to send 23 boxes (and a whopping 500 pounds) of candy to the cause!

P1 Group recognized for fire life safety efforts

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Kennedy Sanders, P1 start and test manager, fire life safety testing and maintenance for Las Vegas Sheet Metal Local 88.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - An article in the NEMIC News (National Energy Management and Institute Committee) recognized P1 Group and Las Vegas Sheet Metal Local 88 for their efforts to educate building owners about fire life safety.

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P1 Charity Golf Tourney supports The Children’s SPOT

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LENEXA, KS – The 13th annual P1 Group Charity Golf Tournament raised $11,594 for The Children’s SPOT (Speech Physical and Occupational Therapy) of Saint Luke’s Health System.

Dennis Chenowith, the retired Saint Luke’s Health System Director of Facilities and Construction, thanked the golfers when they gathered after the tournament, informing them that The Children’s SPOT offers early and intensive therapy to children with disabilities and developmental delays, helping them function successfully in life. He said Kansas City contractors, including P1 Group, and labor unions have donated millions to The Children’s SPOT over the years, enabling SPOT to offer services to families regardless of their ability to pay.

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P1 awards Fall 2016 Corporate Sponsorships

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The Northland Rebels.

LENEXA, Kan. – Two non-profits nominated by P1 Group associates have been awarded the Fall 2016 P1 Corporate Sponsorships.

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P1 Group hosts KC Bluebeam Users Group

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P1 Group Bluebeam users (from left) Laura Adkins, Nathan Pendergraft, Vanessa Taylor and Sarah Garcia, hosted the KC Bluebeam Users Group.

P1 Group hosts KC Bluebeam Users Group

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