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Get Your Own Coffee: P1 Group Interns Are "Out of the Office" Getting Hands-on Experience

Get Your Own Coffee: P1 Group Interns Are "Out of the Office" Getting Hands-on Experience

Internship experiences vary from company to company, but one thing is for sure at P1 Group: our interns get real-world, on-site, project-specific experience.

When you work at P1 Group, there’s not much copy making and coffee getting. We recently caught up with some of our P1 interns who shared their experiences, adventures and takeaways from the program.

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Project Profile: Fantasy Tower Remodel, Palms Hotel and Casino

Project Profile: Fantasy Tower Remodel, Palms Hotel and Casino

With the kids back to school, a grownup visit to Las Vegas may be just what you need. The Las Vegas office is finishing up the Fantasy Tower remodel at the Palms Hotel and Casino (slated for October 2018), and you might want to think about booking your stay.

The tower remodel consists of 282 redesigned and renovated hotel rooms, presidential and themed suites along with 60 new hotel rooms from unfinished space in the tower.

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P1 Group Goes to College: Recruiting Our Next Generation

P1 Group Goes to College: Recruiting Our Next Generation

Hear that noise? The college recruitment machine is revving up at P1 Group.

As summer winds down and college students are heading back to campus, P1 puts considerable effort into recruiting construction management and engineering students to fill next summer’s internships and full-time positions.

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Back-to-school 101: Tips and Tricks from P1 Group's Ann Liggett

Back-to-school 101: Tips and Tricks from P1 Group's Ann Liggett

When you raise six kids, you know a thing or two about getting them ready for back-to-school time. P1 Group Proactive Solutions Consultant Ann Ligget is mom to a half dozen (and only one girl), ranging in age from 13-27.

When it comes to getting them back to school, Ann says organization, preplanning and a certain level of autonomy are key.

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Project Profile: Lakin Elementary Kitchen Remodel

Project Profile: Lakin Elementary Kitchen Remodel

When class is dismissed for summer, P1 is working fast to complete school projects.

Main image: One of the most significant changes in Lakin Elementary's kitchen will be unseen by most people - the new kitchen hood exhaust and makeup air unit, which will alleviate air leakage issues.

Each summer, P1 Group has at least one significant school project to complete on a compressed schedule. As August 1 got closer, P1 school job crews put in the extra work to finish, making sure buildings are ready for students and teachers to return.

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New P1 Group Coil Line Slashes Manufacturing Time

New P1 Group Coil Line Slashes Manufacturing Time

P1 Group can now manufacture standard lengths of duct at a fraction of the time in the Lawrence, Kansas, fabrication shop.

The recently acquired equipment is called an Iowa Precision Coil Line. P1 Group “adopted” the previously owned machinery from a contractor in Boston.
The equipment was shipped in pieces on four semis and installed by P1 Millwrights.

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P1 Group apprentices win big at state competition

P1 Group apprentices win big at state competition
Chase Serrault

TOPEKA, Kan. - P1 Group apprentices won three of the four top spots last month at the state competition of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship Training of Kansas/Local 441.

The winning fifth year apprentices were Jeremy Alexander, Plumber; Kyle Babcock, Pipefitter; and Chase Serrault, HVAC-R. All three are eligible to compete at the District 4 competition on June 6-9 at Local 455 in St. Paul, Minn. Jeremy Alexander is unable to attend, however, so the second place winner will go in his place.

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P1 apprentice wins Missouri plumbing competition

P1 apprentice wins Missouri plumbing competition

Judges and competitors of the UA Missouri State Plumbing Contest, from left: Andy Johnson, Chris Dieckman, Leroy Bradley, Paul Nickell, Tanner Hansuld and Tony Smith.

Paul Nickell KANSAS CITY, Mo. -  Paul Nickell, a P1 apprentice, won the UA Missouri State Plumbing Contest on April 29 at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship Training Center of Missouri/Local 8.

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P1 Group honored with Bluebeam eXtreme Award

P1 Group honored with Bluebeam eXtreme Award

Some of P1 Group's Bluebeam team are (back row, from left) Bo Wempe, Cody McCray and Patrick Loecker; (front row, from left) Vanessa Taylor, Matt Damon, Sarah Garcia, Laura Adkins and Cameron Cooper.

LENEXA, Kan. - P1 Group, Inc. was recently awarded a Bluebeam eXtreme Award (bXa) for Advanced Use of Bluebeam Revu.

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Smitty Belcher makes Ingram's business leader list

Smitty Belcher makes Ingram's business leader list

Smitty Belcher, P1 Group CEO, has been named to the Ingram’s 2017 list of the 250 most powerful business leaders in the Kansas City area.

In its profile of Smitty, Ingram’s said: “Well-known across the country for safety and craftsmanship, P1 is under the leadership of a one-time certified welder for nuclear plants who knows what it means to care about a job well done. As CEO, Smitty Belcher maintains a focus on both quality work and quality of life for his workers. With turnover of less than 2 percent and 2016 revenue of $220 million, Smitty’s shop seems a good one for employees and customers alike.”

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P1 Group named a 2017 Top 600 Specialty Contractor

P1 Group named a 2017 Top 600 Specialty Contractor

P1 Group has been named a 2017 Top 600 Specialty Contractor by the Engineering News-Record (ENR). P1 Group was ranked 110th among all specialty contractors and also placed 38th on the “Top 50 Firms in Mechanical” list.

The ENR list combines 16 categories of specialty contractors and ranks them by annual revenue. The contractors listed had combined revenue of $113 billion in 2016, up 12% from $110 billion in 2016. The mechanical and electrical trades accounted for 49 percent of the total revenue.

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Palmer awarded JATC apprentice of the year

Palmer awarded JATC apprentice of the year

TOPEKA, Kan. – Kaleb Palmer, a fifth-year apprentice for P1 Group, was awarded apprentice of the year for Local 226 by JATC. Palmer participated in an apprentice contest, which consisted of a hands-on and written portion. Palmer has primarily worked on projects in central Kansas with P1 Group. His work was judged and he received the highest overall score. Palmer advanced to the 2018 IBEW 7th District contest, which was held on March 24

P1 Group included in Bluebeam guidebook

P1 Group included in Bluebeam guidebook

P1 Group’s document management system has been featured in “The Bluebeam Guidebook: Game-Changing Tips and Stories for Architects, Engineers, and Contractors.”

Black & Veatch engineers Rachel Atteberry and Jason Hascall wrote the guidebook and included a five-page case study on P1 Group’s work with Bluebeam Studio Enterprise. P1 Group's Vanessa Taylor, IT Special Projects, and Sarah Garcia, Corporate Trainer, connected with Rachel and Jason though the Kansas City Bluebeam Users Group.

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P1's Grit Award goes to Carey Minihan

P1's Grit Award goes to Carey Minihan

Carey Minihan (center) with Kollin Knox (left) and Bruce Belcher (right).

Carey Minihan is the recipient of the April 2018 Grit Award, which is part of P1’s Commitment to Excellence award program. Kollin Knox presented Carey with the award at the All Office Annual Meeting on Friday, April 27th.

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Ingram's names Smitty Belcher a top KC business leader

Ingram's names Smitty Belcher a top KC business leader

Smitty Belcher, P1 Group CEO, has been named to the Ingram’s Magazine list of the 250 most powerful business leaders in the Kansas City area.

In its article, Ingram’s said of Smitty:

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Ingram’s names P1 a top private company

Ingram’s names P1 a top private company

Ingram’s, a Kansas City business magazine, has ranked P1 Group 62nd on its 2016 list of the 100 Top Private Companies in the Kansas City region.

The list was published in Ingram’s June issue. To compile the list, Ingram’s ranked companies by 2015 revenues. P1 was ranked 62nd in 2015, 64th in 2014, 69th in 2013 and 73rd in 2012.

P1 Group ranks 34th among Kansas City's top 150 companies

P1 Group ranks 34th among Kansas City's top 150 companies

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – P1 Group, Inc., was recently ranked 34th on the Kansas City Business Journal’s list of the Top 150 Private Companies.

The list ranked Kansas City-area private companies by 2014 gross revenue. P1 Group reported record revenue in 2014 – $223 million. Last year, P1 Group ranked 39th on the list.

Ben Gannaway honored with P1 Group 2017 Virtue Award

Ben Gannaway honored with P1 Group 2017 Virtue Award

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Ben Gannaway is the recipient of the 2017 Virtue Award, which is part of P1’s Commitment to Excellence award program. Ben is the Warehouse Operations Manager and works out of the Lawrence office.

Ben was nominated for the award by three fellow associates. Ben is described as being courteous and thoughtful. He works tirelessly to fulfill requests and answer questions. Ben is very patient with all associates and takes the time to teach others about the warehouse operations.

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Liz Ferguson honored with P1 Group 2016 PRIDE (Personal Responsibility In Delivering Excellence) award

Liz Ferguson honored with P1 Group 2016 PRIDE (Personal Responsibility In Delivering Excellence) award

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Liz Ferguson is the recipient of the August 2016 PRIDE Award, which is a part of P1 Group’s Commitment to Excellence program. She is a Project Engineer who has worked out of the Las Vegas office for almost two years.

Whether she’s assisting project managers with their daily tasks or helping an Estimator get a bid out the door, her attention to detail is impeccable. Liz puts a tremendous amount of pride into her work and consistently goes above and beyond to get the job done. She is conscientious and takes the time needed to ensure her work is correct and accurate. Her diligence makes processes flow much smoother.

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P1 office associates receive safety training

P1 office associates receive safety training

Greg Sweeney gave the safety talk.

LENEXA, Kan. - P1 Group Lenexa office associates had their first Quarterly Safety Meeting this week, providing them with the opportunity to learn more about P1 Group’s commitment to a “Safety First, Quality Always” culture.

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