Employee Spotlight: Justine King

By Kristen Harper, Controller and HR Manager at Kenton Brothers

Justine KingJustine King is Kenton Brothers’ newest team member! She comes to us with a background in finance and communications. She’s joined our sales department and will be supporting our team with many different marketing and administrative initiatives. Justine felt like the KB Team was the perfect fit due to the family feel and culture of the company. And she likes that there is room for growth and the diverse opportunities that Kenton Brothers offers to its staff.

Justine is new to the commercial security industry and excited about all of the education she will be receiving to acclimate her to this field. Justine’s previous experience was within the commercial real estate and loan world. She brings a strong level of attention to detail and organization.

Justine enjoys spending time with her friends and family during her personal time. These include her boyfriend Robbie and her two pups Holli & Mo. She loves to camp and hike whenever time allows and she enjoys getting away.

We’re so happy to welcome Justine to the KB family!

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Employee Spotlight: Shawn Hamilton

Kenton Brothers - Shawn HamiltonBy Kristen Harper, Controller and HR Manager at Kenton Brothers

Shawn Hamilton joined the KB family when one of his family members called him to see if he was interested in a new job opportunity. Shawn of course said yes, and was hired on the spot during his interview. He spent one year in Inventory, then four years at the front counter, and the last five years in the field as a service tech. He said, “I have gotten the opportunity to be certified in several different positions in KB.”

Shawn specifically enjoys going all over the city and learning several different unique situations. Being able to learn every day as well as teaching himself new innovative ways of getting the job done. Shawn really enjoys the work we do with the KC Royals which has placed him in several situations to see players practice and allowed him to have in-person access to the field/dugouts/club levels and hall of fame!

“I love working with everything. It keeps my mind busy and learning every day. Being certified in safes for the government keeps me very busy learning how they work. I like seeing the different kinds of safes and applications that work with them.”

Shawn really enjoys being part of a family that has been in business for 125 years… Fourth generation owned. And being recognized for his accomplishments!

Shawn enjoys spending time with his wife and family, making custom jewelry and is one of the best salsa and pickled veggie makers around town!

Employee Spotlight: Zach Holden

By Kristen Harper, Controller and HR Manager at Kenton Brothers

Kenton Brothers: Zach HoldenZack Holden has been with the KB family now for several years. I took some time with Zack to understand how he got into the industry… he actually wanted to work with his dad.

“I started working in a commercial hardware warehouse for almost five years, learning about different hardware and how to identify them. Then I stopped to see what our locksmith in our department was doing and became interested in how to work on locks. He saw my interest and made me his apprentice for two years… but wanted to do more. I came to Kenton Brothers and began working out in the field where I got to learn even more about hardware,  while being able do what I enjoy. Working with my hands and being outside.”

Zack enjoys specifically working on some of our Midwest accounts that require innovative solutions to get locks on a new type of electronic key. One of Zack’s favorite projects was the full rekeying of the Kansas City Union Station. He has been able to look around enjoy some of the history and architecture of the building and Science City.

When he isn’t working at Kenton Brothers, Zack enjoys spending time with his wife and family, playing with his kids, being outside, watching movies and playing video games.

Kenton Brothers: Zach Holden and Family

Employee Spotlight: Josh Hern

By Kristen Harper, Controller and HR Manager at Kenton Brothers

Kenton Brothers: Josh HernKenton Brothers is excited to welcome Josh Hern to the team as our Integration Manager.

Josh comes to us with a very long and strong set of experience and quality values within the industry. He started his career as a union carpenter in 1997 and was offered a job at a startup communication company with the goal to become an electrician. He ended up doing low voltage work and has been at it ever since. Josh owned his own low voltage company that specialized in vertical and mission critical data center work. He was also a project manager on many large scale Kansas City construction projects.

Josh particularly enjoys the progression of technology advancement and finds it particularly rewarding to lead a team. He considers being responsible for their career development an important responsibility. He also finds the diversity of video surveillance and access control a favorite customer solution to work with.

Josh has two beautiful children Brayden (12) & Makenzie (8) and he enjoys spending his personal time with friends/family at the lake. He is an avid hunter and fisherman and also enjoys skateboarding.

Kenton Brothers is so happy to have Josh join our family while we continue to keep our customers #AllSecure!

Employee Spotlight: Sean LaFond

By Kristen Harper, Controller and HR Manager at Kenton Brothers

Kenton Brothers: Sean LaFondSean Lafond is the newest member to our Kenton Brothers Mid-Missouri Territory Team!

Sean brings with him 11 years of experience as a low voltage technician. He started his career with TV/cable installation and progressed into low voltage security applications. Sean really enjoys the challenges and troubleshooting that come with our Commercial Security industry. No two days are alike! And Sean thinks that’s a big plus.

Sean specifically enjoys working with camera installations. When we asked what he liked about his work at Kenton Brothers, he said, “It’s very gratifying  to work on, position, place and install camera systems. I like seeing everything come together as a great solution for our customers.”

Personally, Sean is happily engaged to his fiancé, Harper Smith. Sean loves being outside and enjoys canoeing, hiking, axe throwing and cooking.

We’re so happy to welcome Sean to the Mid-Mo KB Team where he strives to keep our customers #AllSecure!