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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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P1 participates in Halloween Candy Give-Back Program


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!

Annual Kevin Lane scholarship awarded


LENEXA, KS. – The annual Kevin Lane scholarship has been awarded for the second time to University of Kansas student, Patrick Canny. The scholarship is in honor of the late Kevin Lane, who worked as an electrical foreman at P1 Group for more than 27 years.

As a sophomore this year, Patrick recently visited P1 Group’s headquarters. He has made some big changes in his life since he stopped by last year. After working a summer internship at an aerospace engineering firm, he wondered if a degree in mechanical engineering was the right choice for him. A friend working in New York at a medical lab then inspired him to consider pursing computer science. A few programming classes later, Patrick decided that exploring a career in data science would give him the freedom to fully reach his potential.

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P1 Group recognized for fire life safety efforts


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


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 presents at Utility Working Conference & Vendor Technology Expo held by ANS


AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. – Tom Crumrine, Vice President at P1 Group, Inc., was invited to speak as a panelist at the 2016 Utility Working Conference & Vendor Technology Expo held by the American Nuclear Society (ANS).

The three day event is held annually in Amelia Island, Florida. It has grown since its inception in 1994 into a major industry gathering, with more than 750 utility industry professionals in attendance and 90-plus vendor exhibits. Conference attendees are primarily businesses and individuals involved with delivering utility services to the nuclear industry.

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P1 awards Fall 2016 Corporate Sponsorships


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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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

Quarterly Safety Meeting

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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P1 Group hosts KC Bluebeam Users Group

KC BUG meeting

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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P1 Group awarded MEP work at KU’s Earth, Energy & Environment Center


Lawrence, Kan. – P1 Group has been awarded the plumbing, electrical, sheet metal and telecommunications work for the new Earth, Energy & Environment Center at the University of Kansas.

Located adjacent to Lindley Hall, the EEE Center will bring together geology and engineering faculty and students for energy and environmental research. The two newly-constructed buildings of the EEE Center – Ritchie Hall and Slawson Hall – will connect via bridges to Lindley Hall and Learned Hall.

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Ingram’s names P1 a top private company

Ingrams Cover 2015

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 ranks within top 25 on Book of Giants list


Contractor magazine’s annual Book of Giants has ranked P1 Group, Inc. 24th among the nation’s top 100 mechanical contractors.

P1 Group also made the list of ten largest mechanical contractors in the Midwest.

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P1 participates at Ammonia Safety Day

Ammonia Safety Day

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – P1 Group was an exhibitor at the Garden City Ammonia Program 2016 Region 7 Ammonia Safety Day, held at Kansas City Kansas Community College on June 2.

Industrial ammonia refrigeration is typically used by food processors and other manufacturers whose products must have cold storage in large spaces. Although highly useful and necessary, ammonia does present special safety concerns and requires highly trained technicians. The Garden City Ammonia Program, located in Garden City, Kan., provides training and certification events throughout the country.

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P1 Group awarded new restaurant venues at MGM “Park Project”


LAS VEGAS, Nev. – P1 Group recently completed the core and shell for The Park. P1 was also awarded three tenant spaces and completed working on all three simultaneously. The Las Vegas team showed their expertise and knowledge of how to build quality restaurants in a short amount of time and on schedule for the grand opening.

Credit is due to all field, administration, and management staff involved in completing these challenging projects. P1 Group associates who were instrumental in the sales and estimating to secure the contracts include Chad Mosley, Project Manager; Rick Cook, Estimator; Catalina De Leon, Office Manager; Liz Ferguson, Project Engineer; and Brian Maginness, Senior Project Manager.

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P1 Group announces Spring 2016 Corporate Sponsorships

The WCCN Teen Group.

LENEXA, Kan. – Three non-profit organizations nominated by P1 Group associates have been awarded the Spring 2016 P1 Corporate Sponsorships.

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P1 Group awards $500 scholarships

Dana and schol students cropped

BASEHOR, Kan. - Two high school seniors received $500 scholarships from P1 Group recently at the Basehor-Linwood High School Academic Awards and Scholarship Recognition Program.

P1 Group hosted a drawing to award three $500 scholarships at the Kansas Association of School Boards convention in December. Two Basehor-Linwood school board members won the drawing along with a school board member from Osborne County Schools.

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P1 Group completes gas line relocation at McCarran Airport

Gas Line Relocation

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – P1 Group was hired by TAB Contractors Inc. to relocate a gas line that was in the middle of a new tunnel being constructed and was a main 40 PSI service line for the D Gates at McCarran International Airport.

Mark O'Rourke, P1 Foreman, was instrumental in coordinating this effort with the TAB team to relocate the gas line safely and successfully. Mark and P1 team members J.C. Walls, Justin Swain and Theron Hamlen shut down and relocated the gas line with over 100 feet of piping in less than 25 minutes.

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St. Jude's "wins" P1 Charity Bracket Challenge

LENEXA, Kan. – Trey Jones, a former P1 Group field associate who now works for BNSF Railway, is the winner of the 2016 P1 Charity Bracket Challenge. He will split the proceeds with the charity of his choice, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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P1 Group makes emergency repairs to KU internet services

cable repairts in trailer

LAWRENCE, Kan. - P1 Group electricians and building technologies staff were called for an emergency repair to internet fiber cables that were accidentally cut, affecting thousands of people, on March 29 in a construction zone at the University of Kansas.

Manuia Savea and Lowell Short, reviewing cable repairs in the jobsite trailer.

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