P1 News

P1 Group Gets Creative: "100 Years" Tagline Contest

P1 group_100 anniversary_1

To help get everyone in the spirit of P1 Group's upcoming milestone 100-year celebration (1919-2019), we gave associates a chance to get in on the 100th anniversary fun by launching an employee tagline contest.

A total of 90 taglines were submitted, and associates really got into the spirit of our milestone anniversary. The ultimate choice was tough, but the P1 Group executive team made the final decision these are the associates with the winning entries.

Continue reading

P1 Group Makes ENR Top Specialty Contractor List

p1 group top contractor

P1 Group has been named a 2018 Top 600 Specialty Contractor by the Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine.

P1 Group hit the list at number 122 among all specialty contractors and also placed 37th on the “Top 50 Firms in Mechanical” list.

Continue reading

Associate Profile: Topeka Operations Coordinator Cindy Barnett

Cindy B P1 Group

When Operations Coordinator Cindy Barnett joined P1 Group last spring, she brought her quirky, fun, upbeat vibes to P1 Group’s Topeka office.

Cindy reminds us all that in addition to a positive attitude and getting the job done, we must remember not to take life too seriously.

Continue reading

Project Profile: A3 Parking Garage at Disney Springs

p1 group A3 parking garage

The P1 Group Architectural Metal team does a lot of work in Orlando, Florida, with Disney among their clientele. A3 is the third parking garage at Disney Springs the team has completed within the last five years. 

The $6 million A3 Parking Garage project included 141,505 sq ft of aluminum façade in four elements.

Continue reading

Architectural Metal: If You Can Dream It, They Can Make It

p1 group architectural metal

P1 Group’s own Architectural Metal shop is 32,800 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art equipment and top-notch talent. Located in Kansas City, MO, the Arch
Metal division specializes in design-build projects with a focus on themed entertainment, commercial construction and parking garage facades.

The Arch Metal team partners with owners and clients all over the world, including Asia and the Middle East. While the shop has only been part of
P1 since 2017, the expertise of the staff spans many years and many projects. 

Continue reading

10,000 Tickets and Counting: P1 Group Tool Shop Feeds Fab and Field Work

p1 group tool shop

On October 5, 2018, the P1 Group Tool Shop celebrated ticket order #10,000. The tool shop started doing business out of the merged tool department in Lawrence on October 5, 2015.

Whatever anyone in the fab shops or field may need to perform work, from batteries and hand tools to welding machines and Victaulic grooving machines, the tool shop is designed to be the one-stop shop for those needs.

Continue reading

Annual Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Warriors' Ascent

p1 group charity golf

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.

Continue reading

Project Profile: Research Medical Center/Central Plant

p1 group aquatherm pipe

Technology and Fabrication Team up to Drive Efficiency

PIPERetrofit projects like the Research Medical Center/Brookside Central Plant in Kansas City can be a challenge, but thanks to P1 Group’s Virtual Design Construction (VDC) and Fabrication capabilities, P1 has demonstrated efficiency and agility in moving this project toward completion. “This design build project entails transforming existing space at the RMC campus into a newly functioning central plant that will provide chilled water and steam for approximately 196,000 square feet of medical office space and 40,000 square feet of hospital space,” Project Manager Bo Wempe said. The pipe fabrication portion of the project began with the VDC department’s 3D laser scanner which scans the space to capture extremely accurate jobsite data. The VDC department uses the scanned data to develop a virtual piping model and create shop drawings for fabrication.

Continue reading

P1 Group Fabrication Creates Maximum Efficiency

p1 group fabrication

Make it and take it! Efficiency is the name of the game, and that’s why P1 Group invests in four fabrication shops at our 220,000 sq ft warehouse space in Lawrence, KS. Fabrication gives P1 Group yet another edge in our diversified capabilities.    

“The fabrication shop plays an integral role in the efficiency of certain jobs,” Vice President Paul Smith said. “Fabricating in our own controlled environment reduces labor cost, decreases installation time and ensures the highest level of quality assurance/quality control.”

Continue reading

Congratulations Fall 2018 Corporate Sponsorship Winners

p1 group sponsorship winners

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:

Continue reading

Intern to Associate: Brady K. Turns Valuable Experience into a Career

p1 group_brady_kyle

L to R: Brady K. in the field during his P1 Group Internship, with Plumbing Foremen Rob D. and Daniel C.

When P1 Group recruits interns, the company strives to find talent that will go on to do great things in a P1 career.

Continue reading

If P1 Group Was a Piece of Art . . .

Metallic Weave

. . . it might look like this.

Walking through an art fair in Venice, FL a few months ago, Smitty and Donna Belcher happened upon some art they thought would be perfect for P1’s Lenexa lobby.

Continue reading

Pitt State Construction Prof Trades Knowledge with P1 Group

P1 Group and Pittsburg State

P1 Group had the chance to serve as a classroom this summer for a Pittsburg State University construction science professor who wanted to learn more about current trends and techniques in the industry.

Associate Professor Shannon Nicklaus also had some advice for P1 on tactics for recruiting the best students from construction and engineering programs.

Continue reading

Project Profile: Churchill Container Plant Relocation

p1 group_churchill container

When P1 Group Proactive Solutions Consultant Ann L. went on a cold call with Churchill Container, she learned they were getting ready to relocate their operations to a new facility.

Even though Churchill’s mechanical work was covered by another contractor, Ann told them about P1 Group’s additional capabilities and the client expressed interest in having our Millwright and Electrical experts look over their new plant.

Continue reading

P1 Group Millwrights: More than Meets the Eye

millwright hero

Do you have a project with equipment needs beyond P1 Group’s typical trade skills? Are there heavy, complex pieces of machinery being moved or set? Are major conveyor systems involved? Do you need to construct a pre-fabricated office or erect a storage mezzanine? Is equipment or a structure being demolished?

The Millwrights can handle it.

Continue reading

P1 Group's Hilary E. Beats Cancer, Earns Buck O'Neil Award

hilary e p1 group hero

“I don’t have time for this.” That was P1 Group Proactive Solutions Consultant Hilary Edward’s first thought when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma on February 16, 2017.

“I told my husband, don’t worry, I got this.” If anything, Hilary says, the whole thing seemed like an annoyance - an inconvenience she was set on getting rid of as quickly as possible.

Continue reading

Raising the Bar: Training Curriculum Builds Better Service

p1 group training curriculum

Talented technicians are just one of the ways P1 Group excels at customer service. That’s why P1 put together a service technician training committee.

The committee was assembled over the summer with the goal of developing a technical training curriculum that will address the topics most vital to our associates.

Continue reading

Tanner H. Takes Second at UA National Competition

tanner_h_UA_p1 group

Tanner H., a P1 Group plumber who finished his apprenticeship in June, placed a very close second at the 2018 UA National Apprentice Competition in Ann Arbor, Mich., August 11-15.

A member of Local 8 Plumbers and Gasfitters, Tanner went to nationals after placing first at state and then winning his regional competition in Minneapolis this summer. At nationals he competed against six other plumbers representing Denver, Pittsburgh (PA), Buffalo, Houston, Toronto and the Australia Plumbing Trades Employee Union.

Continue reading

The Real Story on R22: P1 Group Service Expert Explains Your Options

r22_p1 group_preventive maintenance

If you have any involvement with your facility’s HVAC, chances are you’ve been hearing about the R22 phaseout. But be warned: simply Google searching your options could lead you down a path of misinformation.

P1 Group Service Manager Brian H. is here to set the record straight.

Continue reading

Driven to Help: P1 Donates to K-State Powercats

KU race team p1 group

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.

Continue reading

Office Network

Kansas City: (913) 529-5000
Lawrence, KS: (785) 843-2910
Topeka, KS: (785) 235-5331
Wichita, KS: (316) 267-3256
St. Joseph, MO: (816) 233-3305
Las Vegas, NV: (702) 270-4432
facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon 24 7 service icon

All Content © 2018 P1 Group, Inc.

Web Design by Chad Wagner Design
in collaboration with Igniting Business