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P1 Earns Top Honors at MCAKC OMI Awards

P1 Construction leadership with MCAKC OMI award

From left: P1 President Kollin Knox, Pipefitter Foreman Marcus Connor, Senior Project Manager/Team Leader Jason Quattlebaum

The Outstanding Mechanical Installation (OMI) Awards are back for 2024. Chosen and awarded by the Mechanical Contractors Association – Kansas City, the OMI awards recognize outstanding mechanical projects completed in 2022-23, honoring and promoting quality workmanship in the mechanical trade.

These projects showcase the best in Kansas City – innovative projects and the best quality workmanship. P1 Construction had some tough competition in the “HVAC Piping Over $5M” category, including:

  • Kansas City International Airport New Single-Terminal/U.S. Engineering Construction
  • Kansas City Zoo Sobela Ocean Aquarium/MMC Contractors
  • Three Light Tower/Alexander Mechanical, Inc.

P1 took home the award for our work on the Garmin – Building 3 Renovation.

This isn’t the first time P1’s work at Garmin earned an OMI award – P1 won the award in 2019 for the Garmin New Warehouse project in the “Plumbing Over $2M” category.

Although the project was officially called a renovation, Senior Project Manager Jason Quattlebaum says the real challenge of the project was that P1 essentially built a building inside of an existing building.

“The project we completed was named “Garmin – Building 3 Renovation” and consisted of constructing a three-story office facility inside of the existing building that was previously the old warehouse space,” Jason explained.

personnel from P1 and MCAKC accepting the OMI award“We originally built Building 5, completed back in 2018, which became Garmin’s new warehouse. Once completed, that warehouse, which was in Building 3, was relocated to Building 5.”

Due to the complexity and challenges of the Garmin project, Jason says the efficiency of all P1 teams involved was not only critical, but truly impressive. VDC set the pace, while fabrication kept it going, and the field executed flawless install.

“Overall, it was a great project and the full credit goes to the staff - not just piping, but the entire staff - from the VDC department, to the fab shop, warehouse, and the field staff,” Jason said. “It truly was a team effort across the board.”

Pictured above, from left: Kevin Hendrickson, Business Manager, Pipe Fitters Local 533; P1 Senior Project Manager/Team Leader Jason Quattlebaum; P1 Pipefitter Foreman Marcus Connor; MCAKC Board and President, U.S. Engineering Clay Daniels

Stay tuned for a bigger story about P1’s work at Garmin!

MCAKC OMI award trophy

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