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Randy Kenton

Sales Manager

Randy has been with Besel’s since 1985, but started his career in the heating and cooling industry in 1977.  Over this decades, Randy has worked in just every facet of the HVAC business: installation, service, design, and sales.  His experience spans new and retrofit jobs, from the smallest residential rehab to multi-unit commercial projects.

Randy has been named a Associated Builders and Contractors Sheet Metal National Champion, and has served on the City of Leavenworth’s Mechanical Board of Appeals.

He is currently the Sales Manager for all new construction and retrofit installation, and the in-house trainer for continuing education for our service and sheet metal professionals.

Get to know Randy:

  • What is your biggest fear? Suffocation
  • What are your hobbies? Fishing
  • What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
  • What threes items would you take with you on a deserted island? iPad, TV, fishing pole
  • Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous? Stan Kenton, famous trumpet player
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Bob Beaver

Sales & Service Manager

Bob has decades of HVAC experience.  He works in both sales, and service management.

A native of Topeka, Bob and his wife lived in Albuquerque for four years.  They’re excited to be back in the area and looking forward to meeting and helping new people.

“I started in HVAC in 1987,” Bob says. “I ended up putting myself through school because I figured out I like working with my hands and I like helping people.”

Bob worked as a service tech for 13 years.  He then moved into service manager, sales, and sales manager roles.  After serving as vice president of the company and then co-owning another company, Bob moved back into sales.  Now, he’s working with Leavenworth residents to make their homes comfortable.

“I don’t like the term ‘sales,’” he says.  “It brings up a car lot. We’re not that way.  At Besel’s, we’re trying to generate a customer for life.”

Bob understands the nuts and bolts of heating and cooling.  But he also understands people.

“We’re an established company and we can help you with decision making,” he says.  “It’s not always about price, but about developing long-term relationships.  How can I earn your trust?  When it comes to a multi-thousand dollar system upgrade, there’s got to be some trust.”

“My biggest goal is to help our customers design a system that meets their comfort and efficiency needs for their family.”

Besel’s has been around for more than 100 years.  Like Bob, we are all about long-term relationships.  We aren’t going anywhere, and we hope our customers aren’t, either.  These bonds are what make our community strong.

Bob and his family are excited to be a part of the Leavenworth community.  “We have a 12-year-old daughter, so we’re getting involved in her school and activities,” Bob says. In the past, he has served as a member of Sertoma and as a big brother though Big Brothers/Big Sisters.  Now, he’s looking forward to getting involved in the Leavenworth community and meeting new folks.

If you have a question about your heating and cooling, Bob can help. Give him a call at Besel’s at 913-828-4875.

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Dennis Wacker

New Construction Installation Manager

Dennis has been with Besel’s since 1989.

Get to know Dennis:

  • What is your biggest fear? Others’ expectations.
  • What is your favorite thing about your career? Fixing things, improving them.
  • What would you do if you won the lottery? Give to church, grandkids, help others get started again.
  • What is your favorite holiday? All of them.
  • Do you collect anything? Junk.

Keith Peuker

HVAC Service & Installation Professional

Keith is our lead service tech, and an installer.

Keith has worked in the HVAC industry for almost 20 years. It’s work that he enjoys.

“A lot of what I like is just the stories I hear from the people I work for, then obviously getting their equipment running and putting a smile on their face,” he says. “I like the technical side, too. Some of it is a challenge. I like the variety of what I get to do each day.”

Keith studied at Vatterott College and is NATE certified. He has focused on continuing education throughout his career and has even toured a few HVAC manufacturing facilities over the years. His dedication has paid off – he was crew foreman and employee of the year in his past roles.

Keith has worked on a variety of equipment, installing and servicing boilers, radiant floors, ductless mini-splits, and geothermal systems. Besel’s is pleased to put his years of experience to work for our customers.

“This company has been around for a long time, and we’re not going anywhere. Besel’s isn’t a fly-by-night operation,” Keith says. “We’ll always be around to keep the warranty on customers’ equipment and work on it.

“Obviously, too, customers are number one in our eyes and we’re going to do whatever we can to take care of them. We want them to be satisfied with what we’ve done. I notice people here do whatever they can to take care of the customer.”

Get to know Keith:

  • What is your biggest fear?  Disappointment (Aside from customer callbacks).
  • What motivates you to work hard?  Providing for my family.  Continual growth.  Being better than the next guy.
  • What was the last movie you went to? What did you think? Jumani (2018) – Funny.  Never trust a gaming system.
  • What would you sing at Karaoke night?  “House of the Rising Sun”, by The Animals
  • What two radio stations do you listen to in the car the most? K-LOVE (contemporary Christian music), KAIR Radio (Country music and local news)
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Adam Patterson

HVAC Service Professional

Adam has been with Besel’s since 2014.

Get to know Adam:

  • Who is your hero? My grandfather.
  • What is your biggest fear? Spiders.
  • What would you do if you won the lottery? Take care of family.
  • What are your hobbies? Playing sports.
  • What is your favorite movie? Fast 7.

Learn about Adam’s training at Lennox’s Build-A-Tech program on our blog.

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Spencer Greenamyre

HVAC Service Professional

Spencer has been full time employee with Besel’s since 2014, however he grew up in the family business.  Spencer has spent time in all departments, (roofing, remodeling, and now HVAC).  He began is career as a heating and cooling professional in 2016, when he attended the Lennox Build-A-Tech program (read more about it on our blog).  On a regular day, he can be found in basements, attics, and crawl spaces maintaining HVAC equipment.  Spencer is also a GAF Factory-Certified Roofing Contractor.

Get to know Spencer:

  • Are you smarter than your parents? Depends.  They have too much education and experience for a firm ‘yes’…unless they need help with technology or remembering a password, then I’m the brains.
  • What is your favorite season? Fall.  Football and good weather are a tough combination to beat.
  • What would your dream house look like? Somewhere with privacy, a good view, and a fireplace.
  • What are your three must-have smartphone apps? Pandora for music, Nest for my home automation, Facebook for keeping up with friends.
  • What is one thing you would change about your home? A bigger garage would be great.  Currently, my truck has to sleep outside.
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Joshua Buley

HVAC Installation Professional

Joshua has been with Besel’s since 2014.

Get to know Josh:

  • What is your biggest fear? Spiders.
  • What is your favorite game or spot to watch or play? SPURS basketball.
  • What are you hobbies? Work.
  • What do you do to keep fit? Work three jobs.
  • Do you have a nickname? What is it? Josh.
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Chris Bullock

HVAC Service Professional

Chris has been with Besel’s since 2016.  Prior to joining Besel’s, Chris spent six year in the United States Army as a power generator mechanic.   He was stationed at Fort Carson, CO, and deployed to Iraq three times.  In 2015, Chris decided to transition into the civilian sector and chose the HVAC industry, then he enrolled at Pinnacle Career Institute.  After the classroom portion of his Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning certificate, Chris completed the real-world portion of his education at Besel’s where he did ride-along service and replacements with a number of our other technicians.  After graduating from his HVAC program, he became a full service technician.

Get to know Chris:

  • What is your favorite day of the week? During football season: Sunday.  Otherwise: Saturday.
  • What was the last book you read? “Death Troopers (Star Wars Legends)” by Joe Schreiber.
  • How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 30 minutes.  I need my shower and coffee.
  • Do you have any siblings? Yes, a younger brother.
  • Do you read reviews about a movie before deciding whether to watch it or not? No, but I will watch the trailer.
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Ricky West

HVAC Installation Professional
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Taylor Teeters

HVAC Installation Professional