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P1 Group Electrical Apprentice Wins Top Honors

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Darin Mason, center, accepting his award with his wife, Amy, and Mark Pottorff, Training Director at Topeka Electrical JATC. A P1 Group electrical apprentice won the 2016 IBEW 7th District/ NECA District V Outstanding Inside Apprentice award.

And not only did Darin Mason win the contest on March 21 in Tucson, Ariz., he set a record.

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P1 secures Preventive Maintenance agreement with Tonganoxie USD 464

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TONGANOXIE, Kan. - On average Kansas public school districts spend 9.85 percent of their annual operating budgets on facilities, maintenance and utilities. With available resources shrinking, administrators face a daunting challenge maintaining school facilities.

Tonganoxie schools recently utilized the P1 approach to save the district money.  After switching from the previous preventive maintenance contract, USD 464 saved more than $60,000 a year. P1 assisted the district with identifying all equipment in each of the eight school buildings and worked with them to create a task list to prioritize which items required attention first.

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Chilled water optimization project leads to big energy savings

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. –  A chilled water system at The Saint Luke’s Hospital Energy Center went into operation in 2007 but was not meeting performance standards.

Last year, Saint Luke’s and P1 Group did an extensive review of the system’s design, then completed an energy audit and worked together on an engineered solution. As a team, P1 Group’s Performance Solutions staff and Saint Luke’s building operators have reduced the Energy Center’s utility spend by more than 29 percent.

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P1 honors Innovation Award recipient

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LENEXA, Kan. - Twice a year, P1 Group employees come together to nominate for recognition those that best exemplify P1 values. This week we are proud to announce the recipient of the Innovation Award, Jeff Peterson.

Jeff is a Mechanical Estimator that has been with P1 Group for almost 15 years. He has been instrumental in recent upgrades to our estimating program. Jeff has led the charge on setting up and training Estimators and Project Managers on the Accubid Enterprise system. He has developed a single estimating system platform that the P1 construction and service departments can both use, which is tailored to each department, yet integrated together.

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K-State MCA students tour P1 Lawrence fabrication shop

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LAWRENCE, Kan. - Growing our community is an activity that we take great pride in at P1. It was our pleasure this week to host the K-State MCA chapter, and give them a tour of our fabrication shop in Lawrence. The Construction Science students were shown different stages of the construction process from drawings, to detailing, to the fabrication of spool sheets. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the future leaders of our industry.

KC hospitals reap rewards with reduced energy consumption

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - P1 Group’s Frank Tanner gave a talk “Reducing Energy Usage and Cost in Hospitals” at the February meeting of the Kansas City Association of Healthcare Engineers (KCAHE).

Joining him in the presentation were KCP&L and Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) staff members, who encouraged hospital staff to consider all of the rebate programs that are available to them. Both utilities offer rebate programs to businesses.

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K-State Olathe partners with P1 Group for a better energy solution

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OLATHE, Kan. - In February 2015, the Kansas State Olathe campus conducted an Energy Optimization Assessment with P1 Group Inc. The assessment was a comprehensive energy audit of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC, system on the campus. Energy expenses were surpassing those built into the campus' operating budget after just two years of use with the HVAC system and the campus at only half occupancy. P1 Group and Kansas State Olathe used a retro-commissioning approach to evaluate the campus' HVAC system.

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P1 Group hosts open house for new Lenexa building

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LENEXA, Kan. - P1 Group showcased the new corporate headquarters building at an Open House on January 14. Family, friends and P1 associates from other locations attended the event, which featured informal tours of the building and refreshments in the building’s Gathering Space.

P1 Group moved into the new building, located at 13605 W. 96th Terrace in Lenexa, on November 16. It is a modern, non-traditional office space that was designed as a hybrid of traditional sheetrock wall construction and open office planning.

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Kevin Lane scholarship recipient visits P1 Group

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LENEXA, Kan. - Patrick Canny, a University of Kansas freshman, is the first recipient of  the Kevin Lane Memorial Scholarship. Patrick recently visited P1 Group’s Lenexa office to meet with P1 Group associates.

Kevin Lane, an electrical foreman, passed away nearly three years ago after working at P1 for more than 27 years. The P1 Group executive team wanted to honor him with a scholarship in his name and asked Karen Lane, Kevin’s surviving spouse who also works at P1, where she would like the scholarship to be set up. She asked that it be designated for students at the KU School of Engineering.

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P1 Group supports Kansas education at the 2015 KASB Convention

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WICHITA, Kan. - P1 Group gave away three $500 scholarships and presented “Plan for The Future and Reduce Risk” to school administrators and Board of Education members at the 2015 Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) Convention on December 4-5 in Wichita, KS.

“Plan for the Future & Reduce Risk” Presentation P1 Group’s Dana Dunn and Dr. Penny Hargrove, Hiawatha School District Superintendent, presented the importance of reducing risk through facilities planning, and most importantly, how to do it.

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P1 outlines energy efficiency at Constellation Energy Conferences

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Rusty Roderick, Vice President at P1 Group, Inc., was a presenter at the recent Constellation Energy Conferences in Wichita and Kansas City.

Conference attendees were primarily building owners or managers interested in developing strategies for saving energy. Roderick leads the Performance Solutions division at P1 Group, which provides building and energy solutions to our clients.

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P1 Group named a 2015 Top Specialty Contractor

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P1 Group has been named a Top 100 Specialty Contractor by the Engineering News-Record (ENR) for the third consecutive year.  P1 Group was ranked 86th this year, surpassing the company’s 88th and 100th place rankings in 2014 and 2013.

The ENR list combines 15 categories of specialty contractors and ranks them by annual revenue. The contractors listed had combined revenue of $93.20 billion, up 5.6% from $88.13 billion last year. The mechanical and electrical trades accounted for 52 percent of the total revenue.

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P1 Group hosts Partners in Play event at Children’s Mercy Hospital

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P1 Group associates and storyteller Priscilly Howe, (front row, right) hosted a Partners in Play event at Children's Mercy Hospital.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – P1 Group hosted a Partners in Play event at Children’s Mercy Hospital on November 16.

The Children’s Mercy downtown location offers Partners in Play for their inpatient children on Monday and Wednesday evenings. The Child Life staff at CMH invites businesses, community groups and organizations to take turns providing a special activity for the children.

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P1 Group awarded work at new Daily’s Premium Meats facility

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – P1 Group has been awarded the mechanical, electrical and plumbing work with Epstein Global at a new Daily’s Premium Meats facility in St. Joseph.

The 100,000 square-foot facility will produce Daily’s sliced-to –order smoked bacon. Daily’s currently has plants in Missoula, Mont., and Salt Lake City, Utah.

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P1 Charity Golf Tourney benefits McPherson Hospital

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The annual P1 Group Charity Golf Tournament raised $10,624 for the McPherson Hospital Foundation.

P1 Group has hosted a Charity Golf Tournament each year since 1993, designating a variety of charities as recipients over the years. P1 office associates, field associates and their guests enjoy the chance to get together and help out a worthy cause.

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P1 Group announces Fall 2015 Corporate Sponsorships

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The Groundup Team (Tom Abrams, front left) with the Siuna Health Center department leaders and Groundup volunteers, displaying donated supplies.

LENEXA, Kan. - A foundation that provides medical supplies and a Kansas City Catholic school are the recipients of the Fall 2015 P1 Corporate Sponsorships.

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P1 Group selected "Prestigious Partner" by the Kansas Association of School Boards

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LENEXA, Kan. – As a single-source solutions provider, P1 Group is focused on catering to all facilities’ needs for Kansas schools across the entire state. It is this dedication to exemplary service that led the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) to select P1 Group as a Prestigious Partner.

Through the partnership, P1 Group will offer services to schools that reduce the total cost of ownership associated with operating school facilities. This will enable educators to spend their resources on what matters most - the students and their education.

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P1 Group awards 2015 Construction Science Scholarship

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – The annual P1 Group Construction Science Scholarship at Kansas State University was recently awarded to Joseph Lohmann, a K-State senior from Seneca, Kan.

Lohmann, a graduate of Nemaha Valley High School, is a Construction Science major who plans to graduate in May 2016. He is the son of Jim and Michele Lohmann. He is a member of Sigma Lambda Chi, the international construction honor society, and is also an Eagle Scout.

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

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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.

Hiawatha School District utilizes P1 Group Master Plan to improve schools and reduce operating cost

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HIAWATHA, Kan. – When P1 Group first made contact with the Hiawatha School District nearly two years ago, it was with the intention of helping the district reduce operating cost while improving school facilities. What P1 Group learned from this inquiry was that Hiawatha’s three primary school buildings were aging and the new superintendent was proactively searching for ways to lower the operational cost of their facilities.

Through a five year capital improvement master plan, P1 Group was able to diagnose the current school facilities’ weaknesses and estimate what resources would be required in the future. Onsite evaluations done by P1 Group also identified that safety and technology improvements were needed in order to maintain a productive learning environment for students. Many who worked within the school district on a daily basis such as teachers, staff, and board of education members were also involved in this process and provided valuable input on the state of the facilities.

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