Kenton Brothers hosts “The Keys to Securing Your House of Worship”

On November 30th, Kenton Brothers hosted a security learning event for area Houses of Worship. Speakers included Doug Talbott of Ingersoll Rand, Ted Lischer of Kenton Brothers, Officer James Schriever of the KCMO police department, and Karen Aroesty, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League.

The event was held in the Empire Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center and began with a welcoming introduction by Kenton Brothers CEO, Gina Stuelke, as attendees enjoyed coffee, juice and pastries.

The presentations were excellent and topics covered included:

-Doug Talbott (Ingersoll Rand) spoke about the importance of door hardware, locks and keys.

-Ted Lischer (Kenton Brothers) discussed new technology now available in the access control and video surveillance fields.

-Officer James Schriever (KCMO Police Department) discussed the steps Houses of Worship should take with their local law enforcement officials to keep their facilities safe and secure.

-Karen Aroesty (Anti-Defamation League) focused on issues of terrorism and hate crimes.

With an open forum discussion, religious leaders and House of Worship staff members took advantage of the opportunity to ask questions and offer feedback to fellow attendees and presenters.

Based on feedback we received from many of the attendees, the event was a huge success and several people expressed interest in additional presentations on the subjects offered.  With that in mind, the Kenton Brothers team plans to continue to provide events like this one to help raise security awareness within the local religious community.

If you have suggestions for other security-related presentations you’d like to see or have other security questions, let us know. We’re happy to help!

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Sharing The Holiday Spirit: Kenton Brothers Partners With Local Charities

The Kenton Brothers team feels strongly about giving back to our local community. Earlier this year, we were overwhelmed by the tremendous response from friends and customers to our key donation campaign for the Ronald McDonald House of Kansas City.

In our continued support of the Ronald McDonald House and the families that benefit from their services, this holiday season we are honored to be one of the locations accepting donations of non-perishable food and other necessities. See below for the list of suggested items.

A collection barrel now resides in the commercial counter area of the Kenton Brothers offices. As the barrel gets filled, the Kenton Brothers team will personally deliver the donated items to the Ronald McDonald House of Kansas City. To learn more about how to help, visit the Ronald McDonald House Charities – Kansas City web site or stop by Kenton Brothers at 1718 Baltimore to make your donation. Read more

Securing Your House of Worship: A Kenton Brothers Learning Event

Houses of worship must balance the desire to maintain an open and welcoming environment with the need to keep the facility, its contents, its staff, and its members safe.  It’s a challenge we are working on with a number of clients to help them develop creative and effective solutions.

With several religious holidays in the months ahead, this is an excellent time to educate religious organizations on the importance of security plans for their places of worship while facilitating a dialogue between attendees on their own security ideas and concerns.

With that in mind, Kenton Brothers is planning a “Securing Your House of Worship” learning event for local religious organizations. The crime prevention workshop will be held this November in Kansas City and will feature guest speakers from local law enforcement agencies and the security industry.

Please share this with anyone you know that may be interested in attending this event. We will post more information on our web site and on Facebook as details are finalized. If you have questions or would like to participate, e-mail Penny Jackson at or call 816-842-3700.

Kenton Brothers: Securing Your World Since 1897

Employee Appreciation Week: We Came, We Ate, We Said Thank You!

Kenton Brothers showed appreciation for our wonderful employees throughout the week of September 20-24.

Employee Appreciation 2The fun kicked off with an Employee Appreciation Breakfast that included fresh fruit, mouth-watering breakfast pastries, and a delicious breakfast casserole.

Our employees arrived early Monday morning and enjoyed breakfast with co-workers and Kenton Brothers management.  In addition to sharing in the camaraderie, employees were recognized throughout the building with appreciation certificates and signage.

The week closed out with a Chiefs Red Friday cookout sponsored by the

Employee Appreciation 1Kenton Brothers management team.  Our infamous grill team supplied the entire company with a fantastic lunch that consisted of grilled Chicken Spedini, grilled stuffed jalapenos, hamburgers, Asian salad, potato salad, and all the fixings for a yummy barbecue.

To see more pictures from the week’s events, click here:

It can’t be said enough: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all of our wonderful employees! We couldn’t do it without you and we appreciate everything you do for us and our customers!

Ronald McDonald House – Key Drive

Kenton Brothers is sponsoring a key drive for the Ronald McDonald House.  So far the results have been outstanding!! Our customers have donated old keys, cylinders, and door hardware.

We have reclaimed over 2,000 pounds of brass…and counting! When recycled, this brass provided the Ronald McDonald House with enough funding to sponsor 5 families for 10 day stays at the facility!

Thank you to the Ronald McDonald House and to all of our customers!