Employee Spotlight: Garrett Scarlett, Senior Security Consultant

By Kristen Harper, Controller and HR Manager at Kenton Brothers.

Garrett ScarlettKenton Brothers is excited to introduce Garrett Scarlett as a Senior Security Consultant.

Garrett is a former KU Jayhawk alumni with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He’s always had a natural curiosity for how things work (and creating a solution when they don’t) which makes him a great fit for the KB team. He enjoys the changing speed of technology, keeping up with the trends and being a public facing engineer and subject matter expert. Also, Garrett enjoys the unusual sale that requires out of the box thinking to create a customized solution.

Garrett is happily married to Ashley and together they are raising a dog Hershey and a cat Pumpkin. He is what I would call an “everything enthusiast” as he enjoys cooking, vinyl collecting, kayaking, antiquing. He’s also an avid taco connoisseur… just to give you a small glimpse into the things he enjoys doing.

We are so happy to have Garrett be a part of the KB family!

Garrett Scarlett and his wife Ashley

Employee Spotlight: Todd Yarnell, Estimator

Todd YarnellBy Kristen Harper, Controller and HR Manager at Kenton Brothers.

Kenton Brothers welcomes Todd Yarnell to our Sales Team. Todd brings over 30 years of experience in the overhead door industry and more than 20 years of experience with specialty doors/frames and hardware. Todd has unique expertise within this field. He can easily identify what type of door is needed to best secure any operation down to the exact quantity of hinges required to make the perfect hanging fit.

He specifically enjoys and looks forward to bringing coiling or commercial roll-up doors to our customers… as well as high speed doors which go as quickly as 30 hinges per second! Within this specialized industry, Todd is able to solve and enhance so many solutions for the commercial customer and assist in keeping facilities #AllSecure.

When not working with doors/frames and hardware, Todd spends his time with his wife Jennifer, their three daughters and five granddaughters. They enjoy the outdoors while hiking and camping. Todd also enjoys making custom knives as a fun hobby. And he has puppies (Rottweiler and Chihuahuas) which makes him an even better culture fit on our KB team!

Please join us in welcoming Todd to the team!

Todd Yarnell and his daughter

Employee Spotlight: Kristal Blessing, Distribution Sales Consultant and Project Manager

By Kristen Harper, Controller and HR Manager and Kassie Lyons, Accounting Specialist at Kenton Brothers.

Kristal BlessingMeet our new Distribution Guru!

Kristal Blessing is a great new addition to the KB team as a Distribution Sales Consultant and Project Manager and she already feels right at home.

She said, “I feel like I’m where I’m supposed to be. That’s how much I love what I do, and who I work with.”

Kristal has been in the distribution hardware business for four years and considers this to be her dream job. “I love it because it’s challenging. It’s always changing, so there’s always something to learn.” When asked about what she likes working at Kenton Brothers she said, “ I love the family atmosphere. Kenton Brothers puts customers and employees first, and it’s rare to find a company like that.

Also, I love all the dogs.” We love it when Kristal brings her adorable puppy, Ace, to work.

When not busy with her work family, Kristal is busy spending time with her family at home. She’s a single mom of two daughters Reese, who is almost 14, and Kori, who is almost 10. She loves spending time with her daughters and her boyfriend on the weekends. In her spare time, Kristal likes to tackle DIY projects. She is currently refinishing two end tables. Krystal also enjoys going on cruises once a year to tropical destinations.

Welcome to the team Kristal!

Kristal's Dog - Ace

Meet Meagan Long – Powerful Purchasing Assistant

By Kristen Harper, Controller and HR Manager and Kassie Lyons, Accounting Specialist at Kenton Brothers.

Meagan LongMeagan Long started working at Kenton Brothers in April 2019, and has quickly become an invaluable member of our team. She brings with her eight years of previous purchasing experience.

Meagan’s favorite thing about working in purchasing is that she gets to work with all the different departments in the company. Meagan loves that we are one big happy family here at Kenton Brothers.

Meagan is engaged, and is going to be married in a Beetlejuice themed wedding on Halloween. She has a dog named Princess Vespa that comes to visit us at Kenton Brothers every once in a while.

When she is not at work, Meagan loves bowling and is in a couple of leagues. She and her fiancée also volunteer and help run youth bowling tournaments throughout the year. Her other hobbies include playing video games, baking, and reading sci-fi.

Employee Spotlight: Charlie Merrill, Lead Technician

By Kristen Harper, Controller and HR Manager at Kenton Brothers.

Charlie MerrillCharlie Merrill joined Kenton Brothers in March and he has been a wonderful new addition to our Installation team.

Charlie has a strong background within the HVAC industry and converted over to security and installation a few years ago. The transition has been very good. He is enjoying all the field has to offer and learning new things every day. Most recently, he enjoyed the challenge of an egress door installation.

Charlie enjoys the different and unique challenges he faces on a regular basis at Kenton Brothers. He likes the diversity of going to new jobs regularly and encountering new learning opportunities.

Charlie is a proud father of four boys Miles, Ian, Gabe and Elijah and spends most of his personal time hiking, fishing, playing football and riding Go-Carts with them. Charlie loves to also eat fish particularly salmon and catfish.

Kenton Brothers is so pleased to have Charlie as a part of our team and can’t wait to see what the future holds for him!

Charlie Merrill