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: 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!