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!

Employee Spotlight: Josh Ast, Foreman in Wichita

 

Kenton Brothers: Josh Ast

Kenton Brothers: Josh Ast and his wife MorganJosh Ast is a Kenton Brothers Foreman in our Wichita Territory. Josh has worked in the security field for almost eight years. Josh got into the commercial security industry after deciding not to pursue his accounting background, and he has enjoyed it ever since!

Josh strives to provide quality service to each of our customers with minimal service issues or impact to their day to day business. Josh really enjoys the customer feedback and it’s his most valued KB Core Value.

Josh is happily married to his wife Morgan and enjoys playing computer games when he’s not helping us protect People, Property and Possessions.

We’re so happy to have Josh on the KB Team!

Employee Spotlight: Mollie Porter, Field Service Project Administrator

By Kristen Harper and Taylor Peebles

Mollie PorterKenton Brothers is excited to introduce Mollie Porter as a Field Service Project Administrator.

Mollie is a former school teacher with additional background in administrative support. She’s always had a natural talent with management and strong leadership, which makes her a great fit for the Kenton Brothers team. She enjoys the process of continuous learning and growth among her colleagues.

In her personal life, Mollie enjoys mountain biking, kayaking and hiking. Getting out and getting active is her thing! When she isn’t out and about getting active, you can find Mollie enjoying some downtime with her Sheepadoodle puppy, Georgie while she practices her piano skills & cross stitch hobby.

Mollie has a wonderful little boy named Sutton who loves raising chickens with his mama in their yard in between playing ninja & nerf guns. Mollie is someone who has many talents and hobbies, she’s a colorful person with a great spirit & a go-getter on the job.

We are so happy to have Mollie be a part of our KB family!

Employee Spotlight: Taylor Peebles, Field Services Coordinator

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

Taylor Peebles and her dogsTaylor Peebles joins the Kenton Brothers team with a strong background in project management with an emphasis on customer service.

Taylor’s eight years of experience in custom interiors and construction bring a customer focus to the forefront of her work. She is good at making sure the small details are always treated carefully and with the customer in mind. You’ll often see Taylor in our office answering calls for customers. She also assists the Kenton Brothers team with every day duties such as scheduling and helping customers/colleagues by listening to their concerns and looking for solutions.

Taylor enjoys being involved in business planning, problem solving and teamwork to achieve company and personal employee goals.

When Taylor is not in the office, you can find her enjoying time in her first home with her partner, Evan. Taylor is a dog mom of two very opposite, fun-loving dogs; Boston the Schnoodle and Bonnie the Pitt-mix. Outside of new homeowner life, Taylor loves spending time at the lake with her family, swimming with her two nephews and grilling over a fire pit. You’ll likely catch Taylor “thrifting” and shopping for antiques on the weekends.

Taylor Peebles and Evan

If you ever get a chance to speak with Taylor, you’ll quickly learn that she feels laughter is the best medicine.

“I love making people laugh when things get hectic or stressful, although I know when to get serious. I think it’s important to take time out of your day to smile. And hopefully, you feel lucky to be part of a great team… like we have here at KB.” – Taylor Peebles