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P1 Technologies Project Manager Neal Pascaretti Finds Fascinating Hobby in 3D Printing


Technologies Project Manager Neal Passaretti has always been interested in what he calls the “nerdier” things in life, and this interest in technology and his zest for learning has set him up with a great career - and an interesting hobby. Neal grew up in Michigan and joined the Marines shortly...

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P1 Construction Welcomes 2024 Summer Interns


This year P1 welcomes a mix of new and returning faces to the team of 2024 Construction interns. The interns are already out and about at project sites and activities, and we hope they have a great summer here with P1! Aidan Wolownik Mechanical Intern, Lenexa Aidan is a student at...

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Finding a Passion in Welding: Associate Profile on Architectural Metal Welder Melanie McNeil

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Even though welding hasn’t always been a common career for a woman, that didn’t stop Melanie McNeil from pursuing - and excelling in - this challenging trade. Growing up, Melanie was around the trades through her family. Her dad was an operator for Local 101, her uncle was also an operator,...

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What Does Santa Do The Rest of the Year? He Works at P1: Associate Profile on Jack Kobe

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There’s something indescribable about the way a child’s face lights up when they see Santa Claus – and P1 Construction Project Manager Jack Kobe has experienced that moment hundreds of times. Jack is especially busy this time of year, donning his Santa suit and spreading Christmas cheer to churches, events, community...

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Life is an Adventure: Associate Profile on Project Coordinator Diana Korbe

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Throughout her life, Diana Korbe has always loved adventure and travel, and this year, she has had many opportunities to “get out of town.” Diana’s cousin is a travel agent, and they were roommates in Houston for a couple of years. Now that Diana is back in the Kansas City area,...

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Looking Forward: P1 Internship Program Adds Two-Sided Value

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APPLY TODAY What do P1 Project Manager Brady Kyle and P1 Project Engineer Amelia Mullin 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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Welcome P1 Summer 2023 Interns!

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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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P1 Women in Service and Construction Represent at MCAKC: New WiMI Chapter Brings Women in the Mechanical Industry Together

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The Mechanical Contractors Association of Kansas City (MCAKC) recently had an event exclusively for women working in the mechanical construction and service industries. The Event was “Ask Outrageously! The Secret to Getting What You Want”, presented by author Linda Swindling. This is part of a new MCAKC effort, called "WiMI" -...

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P1 Co-Founder Smitty Belcher Named Lawrence Chamber’s Citizen of the Years

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Generosity, humor, kindness and a passion for community success. If you know P1 CEO Smitty Belcher, these words might sound spot on. Maybe it’s his visits around P1 offices and shops where he knows every associate’s name, or takes the time to get to know it. Maybe it’s his sense of...

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Finding Big Opportunities in Sin City: Associate Profile on P1 Vice President Brad Davis

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With all the people P1 Vice President Brad Davis knows in Las Vegas, it might surprise you to learn he grew up in Detroit, Michigan. But his Vegas future wasn’t far away. When Brad went into the U.S. Air Force after high school, he was stationed in Las Vegas with the...

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Turning New Territory into New Opportunity: Associate Spotlight on P1's Robert Bruegman

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P1 Operations Manager Robert Bruegman grew up in Bloomfield, NE, with a family of farmers. And even though farming continued to run in the family for some of his siblings, Robert always enjoyed the art of “tinkering” with things. While still in Bloomfield, he worked as a full-time diesel mechanic and...

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Dedication to Lifelong Pursuits: Associate Profile on Chris Champagne

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Operations Manager Chris Champagne recently celebrated his 28th anniversary at P1 Group.  He was hired right out of college – to Huxtable and Associates at that time - and has spent his entire career here. He earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering and has the distinction of being the first graduate...

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Path to Success: Associate Spotlight on Silvana Alcantara

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Just as the P1 internship program hits full swing for the summer, former intern and current P1 Project Engineer (PE) Silvana Alcantara is celebrating her one-year anniversary as a full time P1 employee. She came to the PE position armed with experience gained in the P1 internship program, and now both...

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Irish Road Bowling and Young Musicians Snag P1 Group Corporate Sponsorship Awards

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Ok, let’s just address the elephant in the room. What is Irish road bowling? If you read the March issue of the P1 Connection newsletter, you may have caught the term in the Associate Profile on Senior Project Manager Zack Kittle. Zach participates in Irish Road Bowling as a member of...

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Planning for the Future, Today: P1 Group Welcomes Summer Interns

P1 Interns 2022 Pictured, Top Row from Left: Joshua Farnan, Building Technologies Intern; Aaron Martin, Mechanical Intern; Lake Williams, Summer Fleet Assistant; Logan Alexander, Electrical Intern Bottom Row from Left: Thomas O'Connor, Mechanical Intern; Matthew Harding, Mechanical Intern; Jacob Mendez, Mechanical Intern Not Pictured: Carson Lutz, Construction Intern

Finding and retaining talented employees is an ongoing challenge for any organization, especially in this current precarious job market. The need to grow a talent base has become even more necessary, and the P1 internship program is helping address some of these needs for the immediate future and beyond. In 2021,...

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P1 Project Coordinators Connect and Learn at PC Bootcamp

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When it comes to customer service, serving our internal customers is just as important as serving the external ones, and there are critical support groups within P1 without whom our associates couldn’t serve their external customers. One of those critical groups is our P1 Project Coordinators (PCs). A PC supports multiple...

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P1 Group's Zach Kittle Connects with Irish Roots to Celebrate Faith, Friendship, and Philanthropy

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You might say the “luck of the Irish” was with P1 Group when Senior Project Manager Zach Kittle came on board. A 2005 graduate of the Construction Science program at K-State, Zach joined P1 for what he thought was just a temporary job while he looked for work with a general...

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Making the Cooler…COOLER. P1 Group's James Daugherty Explores the Entrepreneurial Spirit with AMPD

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It’s no surprise Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) Sheet Metal Specialist James Daugherty built a better way to enjoy cold beverages. His skill for building things and curiosity about how things work not only led him down an entrepreneurial path, it also helped him find his career at P1. When a...

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Now on Spotify! Get in the Holiday Mood with P1 Associates' Favorite Holiday Tunes

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It’s not only beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but also sound a lot like Christmas. Holiday tunes are being played everywhere you turn. And whether you like the fun bouncy tunes that get you motivated to wrap gifts or bake goodies, the carols that connect to your spiritual side,...

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GREAT EGGS-PECTATIONS - Associate Profile on Nate Littlejohn

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The trend of keeping backyard chickens has been on the rise over the past few years, and VDC Specialist Nate Littlejohn has recently joined the ranks of back yard poultry farmers.  Having fresh eggs available is one of the obvious reasons people are drawn to raising chickens, but Nate says his...

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