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Our very own leadership team was recognized in the Kansas City Business Journal as People on the Move. Check out Mark Snyder, Jeremy Brock, and Ken Baxter‘s success.

Lenexa, Kan. — A local manufacturers’ representative company within the HVAC industry has transitioned ownership effective Sept. 30, bringing decades of experience to a business with more than 70 years of history in Kansas and Missouri.

Jorban-Riscoe, LLC — formerly Jorban-Riscoe & Associates, Inc. — has passed from prior ownership into the hands of Kevin Harre (CEO), Kurt Harre (COO) and Mike Lorenz (President). The former owners, Mark and Joe Riscoe, took over company ownership in 1975 and 1979 (respectively) from founder Herman Jorban, who launched the HVAC representative business in 1947.

The new owners bring several years of industry experience to their roles, most of which has been home-grown in leadership positions within the company. The Harres have worked within Jorban-Riscoe for more than 30 years each, while Lorenz has worked at the company 11 years following 25 years as a principal at another engineering firm.

Jorban-Riscoe represents more than 40 companies and manufacturing partners related to industrial and commercial HVAC product distribution across a wide array of verticals, from data centers to restaurants and health care institutions. Some of Jorban-Riscoe’s high-profile projects include the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, JE Dunn Construction’s headquarters, FDA Kansas City Laboratory in Lenexa, Mercy Hospital Joplin, and the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas. Currently, Jorban-Riscoe is providing equipment for the new KCI Airport Single Terminal project. Jorban-Riscoe additionally serviced the former Sprint campus — now called Aspiria — nearly 25 years ago.

“We supplied HVAC equipment to the Aspiria campus in 1997, and now we’re updating and replacing the same equipment at the end of its useful life, more than 20 years later,” Kevin said. “That’s proof of the integrity of our product offering as well as the importance we place in maintaining our partnerships.”

Going forward, the new owners hope to expand their territorial reach as well as their service offerings to provide better service to customers while promoting a bright future and plan of succession for Jorban-Riscoe. A new leadership team will be introduced by the end of the year, including the addition of a crucial sales leadership hire. Other goals include enhancing company culture and client satisfaction.

“While the transition is exciting and brings with it a new era of growth, we first and foremost want to focus on our wonderful team,” Kevin said. “It’s their commitment to service, company values and client relationships that have given Jorban-Riscoe our reputation for integrity and quality service. We also want to give heartfelt thanks to our fantastic clients and manufacturing partners, and we look forward to continuing to work alongside themand our team as we embark on this next chapter of Jorban-Riscoe’s story.”

About Jorban-Riscoe

Founded in 1947, Jorban-Riscoe has provided HVAC product management, manufacturing representation and distribution services for nearly 75 years throughout Kansas and western Missouri. Its experienced team offers application engineering, sizing, selection and budgeting for a wide range of HVACproducts across a variety of facility types. Jorban-Riscoe follows values of commitment, teamwork and integrity to deliver an unparalleled customer experience for clients and partners. Learn more at jorban-riscoe.com.

Herman Jorban founded Jorban & Associates back in 1947, an HVAC representative business. Mark Riscoe met Herman through John Gruss, a sheet metal contractor and friend of Mark’s dad. He joined Mr. Jorban and learned all the lines that they sold. Herman was in inside sales and Mark worked in outside sales calling on all the customers and engineers. One day, Herman decided to go on vacation and didn’t come back for 4 weeks! When he came back, Herman made the decision to retire at the age of 64 and sell the business to Mark. But, Mark wasn’t ready and tried to talk Herman out of retiring. However, Herman was ready to settle in Sun City, Arizona. He told Mark, “You only have to be right 51% of the time to be successful.”

In 1975, Mark began the current ownership of Jorban-Riscoe & Associates, Inc. in his parents basement with only $2,000. In 1979, Mark’s brother, Joe, joined him. They have been loyal partners ever since. With their persistence, dedication, honesty and optimism, they’ve grown JRA from a 2-man operation to more than 30 employees representing over 45 different HVAC manufacturers. Mark and Joe earned the trust from the HVAC Industry to become one of the top HVAC representatives in the Kansas City area and US.

Mark, Joe and Jorban-Riscoe have been a part of some of the major construction projects throughout Kansas City. They provided HVAC equipment for the Sprint Campus, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, AMC World Headquarters, JE Dunn Construction Headquarters, Children’s Mercy Hospital, KU Med Center, JCCC Culinary Center, National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, KS along with many others.

What set Mark and Joe apart from others, is that they were fun, positive, honest, professional and they never gave up. They treated others as they wanted to be treated. It didn’t matter if you were the CEO of a large company or a new salesperson right out of college or the company cleaning the windows, everyone was important. Oftentimes, you would see them helping unload a truck with stock for the warehouse or cleaning the kitchen after others. Mark wanted to know about every employee’s family and what was going on in their life, not because he felt he had to but because he was interested; he enjoyed talking with people and learning their stories. Joe was always there to help anyone with a mechanical application, specifically dehumidification. He was interested in teaching people about mechanical systems. As long as he wasn’t on the phone, which he was A LOT, he would sit with you and take the time to teach you about the equipment or help you out with a problem. Their doors were always open to anyone. Mark & Joe wanted everyone to succeed!

Throughout their careers, Mark and Joe always stuck to their core values and can be proud of that.

They are now moving on to a new chapter with their same enthusiasm, if not more. Their friends and family are excited to see what they do next and are extremely proud of them and what they’ve accomplished. They’ve taught us that to be successful, it takes lots of hard work, dedication and staying true to yourself and your values. Jorban-Riscoe & Associates, Inc. was lucky to have two great leaders!

Congratulations Mark and Joe!

As Mark Riscoe always says, “It’s a GREAT Day to be a Rep.” 

Take advantage of all the FREE online training classes available from factories. Right now, Jorban-Riscoe has several factories that are offering free online courses, which you can earn PDH credits. Its easy – all you need to do is sign-up for a class with your JRA Salesperson or Amy Warren and you’ll receive a link for the class. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

Greenheck

  • Virtual HVAC University Classes – Earn 1 PDH credit for each hour-long class you attend.  Classes are noon-1pm CST and range from Kitchen Ventilation Systems, Meeting Codes & Standards, Make-Up Air Ventilation, Louvers, Bathroom exhaust and much more. Greenheck will add a new schedule each month.
  • Online Trainings – Available at your convenience, you can earn PDH credits for completing online classes Fan Fundamentals 1.1 & 1.2, Accessories, Motors & Bearings. And, just for your information, you can view educational videos on coatings and construction materials.

Price Industries

  • Virtual Engineering Training – Price Engineering Training (PET) has gone virtual and you can earn up to 10 PDH credits. Classes are available every other month starting in April. Sign up today before it fills up and complete the program and leave with a superior understanding of foundational air distribution theory and the application of new technologies.
  • Engineer Focused Webinars – Earn 1 PDH credit for each webinar attended. Two dates and times are offered for each class. Classes range from Designing Safe Office Spaces, Schools; Chilled Beam Systems, HVAC Acoustical Ratings, and more. Classes are scheduled for the year – check them out today.

Camfil launches a new air filtration selection tool. In just a few quick steps, select your best air filter solution based on your particular environment & HVAC system configuration. Now is the time to make sure you have the proper filtration in your HVAC system to provide quality indoor air quality. Check out the new selection tool here!

Contact your JRA Salesperson for any questions with your filtration needs.

Style 2

Our very own leadership team was recognized in the Kansas City Business Journal as People on the Move. Check out Mark Snyder, Jeremy Brock, and Ken Baxter‘s success.

Lenexa, Kan. — A local manufacturers’ representative company within the HVAC industry has transitioned ownership effective Sept. 30, bringing decades of experience to a business with more than 70 years of history in Kansas and Missouri.

Jorban-Riscoe, LLC — formerly Jorban-Riscoe & Associates, Inc. — has passed from prior ownership into the hands of Kevin Harre (CEO), Kurt Harre (COO) and Mike Lorenz (President). The former owners, Mark and Joe Riscoe, took over company ownership in 1975 and 1979 (respectively) from founder Herman Jorban, who launched the HVAC representative business in 1947.

The new owners bring several years of industry experience to their roles, most of which has been home-grown in leadership positions within the company. The Harres have worked within Jorban-Riscoe for more than 30 years each, while Lorenz has worked at the company 11 years following 25 years as a principal at another engineering firm.

Jorban-Riscoe represents more than 40 companies and manufacturing partners related to industrial and commercial HVAC product distribution across a wide array of verticals, from data centers to restaurants and health care institutions. Some of Jorban-Riscoe’s high-profile projects include the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, JE Dunn Construction’s headquarters, FDA Kansas City Laboratory in Lenexa, Mercy Hospital Joplin, and the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas. Currently, Jorban-Riscoe is providing equipment for the new KCI Airport Single Terminal project. Jorban-Riscoe additionally serviced the former Sprint campus — now called Aspiria — nearly 25 years ago.

“We supplied HVAC equipment to the Aspiria campus in 1997, and now we’re updating and replacing the same equipment at the end of its useful life, more than 20 years later,” Kevin said. “That’s proof of the integrity of our product offering as well as the importance we place in maintaining our partnerships.”

Going forward, the new owners hope to expand their territorial reach as well as their service offerings to provide better service to customers while promoting a bright future and plan of succession for Jorban-Riscoe. A new leadership team will be introduced by the end of the year, including the addition of a crucial sales leadership hire. Other goals include enhancing company culture and client satisfaction.

“While the transition is exciting and brings with it a new era of growth, we first and foremost want to focus on our wonderful team,” Kevin said. “It’s their commitment to service, company values and client relationships that have given Jorban-Riscoe our reputation for integrity and quality service. We also want to give heartfelt thanks to our fantastic clients and manufacturing partners, and we look forward to continuing to work alongside themand our team as we embark on this next chapter of Jorban-Riscoe’s story.”

About Jorban-Riscoe

Founded in 1947, Jorban-Riscoe has provided HVAC product management, manufacturing representation and distribution services for nearly 75 years throughout Kansas and western Missouri. Its experienced team offers application engineering, sizing, selection and budgeting for a wide range of HVACproducts across a variety of facility types. Jorban-Riscoe follows values of commitment, teamwork and integrity to deliver an unparalleled customer experience for clients and partners. Learn more at jorban-riscoe.com.

Herman Jorban founded Jorban & Associates back in 1947, an HVAC representative business. Mark Riscoe met Herman through John Gruss, a sheet metal contractor and friend of Mark’s dad. He joined Mr. Jorban and learned all the lines that they sold. Herman was in inside sales and Mark worked in outside sales calling on all the customers and engineers. One day, Herman decided to go on vacation and didn’t come back for 4 weeks! When he came back, Herman made the decision to retire at the age of 64 and sell the business to Mark. But, Mark wasn’t ready and tried to talk Herman out of retiring. However, Herman was ready to settle in Sun City, Arizona. He told Mark, “You only have to be right 51% of the time to be successful.”

In 1975, Mark began the current ownership of Jorban-Riscoe & Associates, Inc. in his parents basement with only $2,000. In 1979, Mark’s brother, Joe, joined him. They have been loyal partners ever since. With their persistence, dedication, honesty and optimism, they’ve grown JRA from a 2-man operation to more than 30 employees representing over 45 different HVAC manufacturers. Mark and Joe earned the trust from the HVAC Industry to become one of the top HVAC representatives in the Kansas City area and US.

Mark, Joe and Jorban-Riscoe have been a part of some of the major construction projects throughout Kansas City. They provided HVAC equipment for the Sprint Campus, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, AMC World Headquarters, JE Dunn Construction Headquarters, Children’s Mercy Hospital, KU Med Center, JCCC Culinary Center, National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, KS along with many others.

What set Mark and Joe apart from others, is that they were fun, positive, honest, professional and they never gave up. They treated others as they wanted to be treated. It didn’t matter if you were the CEO of a large company or a new salesperson right out of college or the company cleaning the windows, everyone was important. Oftentimes, you would see them helping unload a truck with stock for the warehouse or cleaning the kitchen after others. Mark wanted to know about every employee’s family and what was going on in their life, not because he felt he had to but because he was interested; he enjoyed talking with people and learning their stories. Joe was always there to help anyone with a mechanical application, specifically dehumidification. He was interested in teaching people about mechanical systems. As long as he wasn’t on the phone, which he was A LOT, he would sit with you and take the time to teach you about the equipment or help you out with a problem. Their doors were always open to anyone. Mark & Joe wanted everyone to succeed!

Throughout their careers, Mark and Joe always stuck to their core values and can be proud of that.

They are now moving on to a new chapter with their same enthusiasm, if not more. Their friends and family are excited to see what they do next and are extremely proud of them and what they’ve accomplished. They’ve taught us that to be successful, it takes lots of hard work, dedication and staying true to yourself and your values. Jorban-Riscoe & Associates, Inc. was lucky to have two great leaders!

Congratulations Mark and Joe!

As Mark Riscoe always says, “It’s a GREAT Day to be a Rep.” 

Take advantage of all the FREE online training classes available from factories. Right now, Jorban-Riscoe has several factories that are offering free online courses, which you can earn PDH credits. Its easy – all you need to do is sign-up for a class with your JRA Salesperson or Amy Warren and you’ll receive a link for the class. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

Greenheck

  • Virtual HVAC University Classes – Earn 1 PDH credit for each hour-long class you attend.  Classes are noon-1pm CST and range from Kitchen Ventilation Systems, Meeting Codes & Standards, Make-Up Air Ventilation, Louvers, Bathroom exhaust and much more. Greenheck will add a new schedule each month.
  • Online Trainings – Available at your convenience, you can earn PDH credits for completing online classes Fan Fundamentals 1.1 & 1.2, Accessories, Motors & Bearings. And, just for your information, you can view educational videos on coatings and construction materials.

Price Industries

  • Virtual Engineering Training – Price Engineering Training (PET) has gone virtual and you can earn up to 10 PDH credits. Classes are available every other month starting in April. Sign up today before it fills up and complete the program and leave with a superior understanding of foundational air distribution theory and the application of new technologies.
  • Engineer Focused Webinars – Earn 1 PDH credit for each webinar attended. Two dates and times are offered for each class. Classes range from Designing Safe Office Spaces, Schools; Chilled Beam Systems, HVAC Acoustical Ratings, and more. Classes are scheduled for the year – check them out today.

Camfil launches a new air filtration selection tool. In just a few quick steps, select your best air filter solution based on your particular environment & HVAC system configuration. Now is the time to make sure you have the proper filtration in your HVAC system to provide quality indoor air quality. Check out the new selection tool here!

Contact your JRA Salesperson for any questions with your filtration needs.

Style 3

Our very own leadership team was recognized in the Kansas City Business Journal as People on the Move. Check out Mark Snyder, Jeremy Brock, and Ken Baxter‘s success.

Lenexa, Kan. — A local manufacturers’ representative company within the HVAC industry has transitioned ownership effective Sept. 30, bringing decades of experience to a business with more than 70 years of history in Kansas and Missouri.

Jorban-Riscoe, LLC — formerly Jorban-Riscoe & Associates, Inc. — has passed from prior ownership into the hands of Kevin Harre (CEO), Kurt Harre (COO) and Mike Lorenz (President). The former owners, Mark and Joe Riscoe, took over company ownership in 1975 and 1979 (respectively) from founder Herman Jorban, who launched the HVAC representative business in 1947.

The new owners bring several years of industry experience to their roles, most of which has been home-grown in leadership positions within the company. The Harres have worked within Jorban-Riscoe for more than 30 years each, while Lorenz has worked at the company 11 years following 25 years as a principal at another engineering firm.

Jorban-Riscoe represents more than 40 companies and manufacturing partners related to industrial and commercial HVAC product distribution across a wide array of verticals, from data centers to restaurants and health care institutions. Some of Jorban-Riscoe’s high-profile projects include the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, JE Dunn Construction’s headquarters, FDA Kansas City Laboratory in Lenexa, Mercy Hospital Joplin, and the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas. Currently, Jorban-Riscoe is providing equipment for the new KCI Airport Single Terminal project. Jorban-Riscoe additionally serviced the former Sprint campus — now called Aspiria — nearly 25 years ago.

“We supplied HVAC equipment to the Aspiria campus in 1997, and now we’re updating and replacing the same equipment at the end of its useful life, more than 20 years later,” Kevin said. “That’s proof of the integrity of our product offering as well as the importance we place in maintaining our partnerships.”

Going forward, the new owners hope to expand their territorial reach as well as their service offerings to provide better service to customers while promoting a bright future and plan of succession for Jorban-Riscoe. A new leadership team will be introduced by the end of the year, including the addition of a crucial sales leadership hire. Other goals include enhancing company culture and client satisfaction.

“While the transition is exciting and brings with it a new era of growth, we first and foremost want to focus on our wonderful team,” Kevin said. “It’s their commitment to service, company values and client relationships that have given Jorban-Riscoe our reputation for integrity and quality service. We also want to give heartfelt thanks to our fantastic clients and manufacturing partners, and we look forward to continuing to work alongside themand our team as we embark on this next chapter of Jorban-Riscoe’s story.”

About Jorban-Riscoe

Founded in 1947, Jorban-Riscoe has provided HVAC product management, manufacturing representation and distribution services for nearly 75 years throughout Kansas and western Missouri. Its experienced team offers application engineering, sizing, selection and budgeting for a wide range of HVACproducts across a variety of facility types. Jorban-Riscoe follows values of commitment, teamwork and integrity to deliver an unparalleled customer experience for clients and partners. Learn more at jorban-riscoe.com.

Herman Jorban founded Jorban & Associates back in 1947, an HVAC representative business. Mark Riscoe met Herman through John Gruss, a sheet metal contractor and friend of Mark’s dad. He joined Mr. Jorban and learned all the lines that they sold. Herman was in inside sales and Mark worked in outside sales calling on all the customers and engineers. One day, Herman decided to go on vacation and didn’t come back for 4 weeks! When he came back, Herman made the decision to retire at the age of 64 and sell the business to Mark. But, Mark wasn’t ready and tried to talk Herman out of retiring. However, Herman was ready to settle in Sun City, Arizona. He told Mark, “You only have to be right 51% of the time to be successful.”

In 1975, Mark began the current ownership of Jorban-Riscoe & Associates, Inc. in his parents basement with only $2,000. In 1979, Mark’s brother, Joe, joined him. They have been loyal partners ever since. With their persistence, dedication, honesty and optimism, they’ve grown JRA from a 2-man operation to more than 30 employees representing over 45 different HVAC manufacturers. Mark and Joe earned the trust from the HVAC Industry to become one of the top HVAC representatives in the Kansas City area and US.

Mark, Joe and Jorban-Riscoe have been a part of some of the major construction projects throughout Kansas City. They provided HVAC equipment for the Sprint Campus, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, AMC World Headquarters, JE Dunn Construction Headquarters, Children’s Mercy Hospital, KU Med Center, JCCC Culinary Center, National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, KS along with many others.

What set Mark and Joe apart from others, is that they were fun, positive, honest, professional and they never gave up. They treated others as they wanted to be treated. It didn’t matter if you were the CEO of a large company or a new salesperson right out of college or the company cleaning the windows, everyone was important. Oftentimes, you would see them helping unload a truck with stock for the warehouse or cleaning the kitchen after others. Mark wanted to know about every employee’s family and what was going on in their life, not because he felt he had to but because he was interested; he enjoyed talking with people and learning their stories. Joe was always there to help anyone with a mechanical application, specifically dehumidification. He was interested in teaching people about mechanical systems. As long as he wasn’t on the phone, which he was A LOT, he would sit with you and take the time to teach you about the equipment or help you out with a problem. Their doors were always open to anyone. Mark & Joe wanted everyone to succeed!

Throughout their careers, Mark and Joe always stuck to their core values and can be proud of that.

They are now moving on to a new chapter with their same enthusiasm, if not more. Their friends and family are excited to see what they do next and are extremely proud of them and what they’ve accomplished. They’ve taught us that to be successful, it takes lots of hard work, dedication and staying true to yourself and your values. Jorban-Riscoe & Associates, Inc. was lucky to have two great leaders!

Congratulations Mark and Joe!

As Mark Riscoe always says, “It’s a GREAT Day to be a Rep.” 

Take advantage of all the FREE online training classes available from factories. Right now, Jorban-Riscoe has several factories that are offering free online courses, which you can earn PDH credits. Its easy – all you need to do is sign-up for a class with your JRA Salesperson or Amy Warren and you’ll receive a link for the class. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

Greenheck

  • Virtual HVAC University Classes – Earn 1 PDH credit for each hour-long class you attend.  Classes are noon-1pm CST and range from Kitchen Ventilation Systems, Meeting Codes & Standards, Make-Up Air Ventilation, Louvers, Bathroom exhaust and much more. Greenheck will add a new schedule each month.
  • Online Trainings – Available at your convenience, you can earn PDH credits for completing online classes Fan Fundamentals 1.1 & 1.2, Accessories, Motors & Bearings. And, just for your information, you can view educational videos on coatings and construction materials.

Price Industries

  • Virtual Engineering Training – Price Engineering Training (PET) has gone virtual and you can earn up to 10 PDH credits. Classes are available every other month starting in April. Sign up today before it fills up and complete the program and leave with a superior understanding of foundational air distribution theory and the application of new technologies.
  • Engineer Focused Webinars – Earn 1 PDH credit for each webinar attended. Two dates and times are offered for each class. Classes range from Designing Safe Office Spaces, Schools; Chilled Beam Systems, HVAC Acoustical Ratings, and more. Classes are scheduled for the year – check them out today.

Camfil launches a new air filtration selection tool. In just a few quick steps, select your best air filter solution based on your particular environment & HVAC system configuration. Now is the time to make sure you have the proper filtration in your HVAC system to provide quality indoor air quality. Check out the new selection tool here!

Contact your JRA Salesperson for any questions with your filtration needs.

Style 4

Our very own leadership team was recognized in the Kansas City Business Journal as People on the Move. Check out Mark Snyder, Jeremy Brock, and Ken Baxter‘s success.

Lenexa, Kan. — A local manufacturers’ representative company within the HVAC industry has transitioned ownership effective Sept. 30, bringing decades of experience to a business with more than 70 years of history in Kansas and Missouri.

Jorban-Riscoe, LLC — formerly Jorban-Riscoe & Associates, Inc. — has passed from prior ownership into the hands of Kevin Harre (CEO), Kurt Harre (COO) and Mike Lorenz (President). The former owners, Mark and Joe Riscoe, took over company ownership in 1975 and 1979 (respectively) from founder Herman Jorban, who launched the HVAC representative business in 1947.

The new owners bring several years of industry experience to their roles, most of which has been home-grown in leadership positions within the company. The Harres have worked within Jorban-Riscoe for more than 30 years each, while Lorenz has worked at the company 11 years following 25 years as a principal at another engineering firm.

Jorban-Riscoe represents more than 40 companies and manufacturing partners related to industrial and commercial HVAC product distribution across a wide array of verticals, from data centers to restaurants and health care institutions. Some of Jorban-Riscoe’s high-profile projects include the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, JE Dunn Construction’s headquarters, FDA Kansas City Laboratory in Lenexa, Mercy Hospital Joplin, and the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas. Currently, Jorban-Riscoe is providing equipment for the new KCI Airport Single Terminal project. Jorban-Riscoe additionally serviced the former Sprint campus — now called Aspiria — nearly 25 years ago.

“We supplied HVAC equipment to the Aspiria campus in 1997, and now we’re updating and replacing the same equipment at the end of its useful life, more than 20 years later,” Kevin said. “That’s proof of the integrity of our product offering as well as the importance we place in maintaining our partnerships.”

Going forward, the new owners hope to expand their territorial reach as well as their service offerings to provide better service to customers while promoting a bright future and plan of succession for Jorban-Riscoe. A new leadership team will be introduced by the end of the year, including the addition of a crucial sales leadership hire. Other goals include enhancing company culture and client satisfaction.

“While the transition is exciting and brings with it a new era of growth, we first and foremost want to focus on our wonderful team,” Kevin said. “It’s their commitment to service, company values and client relationships that have given Jorban-Riscoe our reputation for integrity and quality service. We also want to give heartfelt thanks to our fantastic clients and manufacturing partners, and we look forward to continuing to work alongside themand our team as we embark on this next chapter of Jorban-Riscoe’s story.”

About Jorban-Riscoe

Founded in 1947, Jorban-Riscoe has provided HVAC product management, manufacturing representation and distribution services for nearly 75 years throughout Kansas and western Missouri. Its experienced team offers application engineering, sizing, selection and budgeting for a wide range of HVACproducts across a variety of facility types. Jorban-Riscoe follows values of commitment, teamwork and integrity to deliver an unparalleled customer experience for clients and partners. Learn more at jorban-riscoe.com.

Herman Jorban founded Jorban & Associates back in 1947, an HVAC representative business. Mark Riscoe met Herman through John Gruss, a sheet metal contractor and friend of Mark’s dad. He joined Mr. Jorban and learned all the lines that they sold. Herman was in inside sales and Mark worked in outside sales calling on all the customers and engineers. One day, Herman decided to go on vacation and didn’t come back for 4 weeks! When he came back, Herman made the decision to retire at the age of 64 and sell the business to Mark. But, Mark wasn’t ready and tried to talk Herman out of retiring. However, Herman was ready to settle in Sun City, Arizona. He told Mark, “You only have to be right 51% of the time to be successful.”

In 1975, Mark began the current ownership of Jorban-Riscoe & Associates, Inc. in his parents basement with only $2,000. In 1979, Mark’s brother, Joe, joined him. They have been loyal partners ever since. With their persistence, dedication, honesty and optimism, they’ve grown JRA from a 2-man operation to more than 30 employees representing over 45 different HVAC manufacturers. Mark and Joe earned the trust from the HVAC Industry to become one of the top HVAC representatives in the Kansas City area and US.

Mark, Joe and Jorban-Riscoe have been a part of some of the major construction projects throughout Kansas City. They provided HVAC equipment for the Sprint Campus, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, AMC World Headquarters, JE Dunn Construction Headquarters, Children’s Mercy Hospital, KU Med Center, JCCC Culinary Center, National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, KS along with many others.

What set Mark and Joe apart from others, is that they were fun, positive, honest, professional and they never gave up. They treated others as they wanted to be treated. It didn’t matter if you were the CEO of a large company or a new salesperson right out of college or the company cleaning the windows, everyone was important. Oftentimes, you would see them helping unload a truck with stock for the warehouse or cleaning the kitchen after others. Mark wanted to know about every employee’s family and what was going on in their life, not because he felt he had to but because he was interested; he enjoyed talking with people and learning their stories. Joe was always there to help anyone with a mechanical application, specifically dehumidification. He was interested in teaching people about mechanical systems. As long as he wasn’t on the phone, which he was A LOT, he would sit with you and take the time to teach you about the equipment or help you out with a problem. Their doors were always open to anyone. Mark & Joe wanted everyone to succeed!

Throughout their careers, Mark and Joe always stuck to their core values and can be proud of that.

They are now moving on to a new chapter with their same enthusiasm, if not more. Their friends and family are excited to see what they do next and are extremely proud of them and what they’ve accomplished. They’ve taught us that to be successful, it takes lots of hard work, dedication and staying true to yourself and your values. Jorban-Riscoe & Associates, Inc. was lucky to have two great leaders!

Congratulations Mark and Joe!

As Mark Riscoe always says, “It’s a GREAT Day to be a Rep.” 

Take advantage of all the FREE online training classes available from factories. Right now, Jorban-Riscoe has several factories that are offering free online courses, which you can earn PDH credits. Its easy – all you need to do is sign-up for a class with your JRA Salesperson or Amy Warren and you’ll receive a link for the class. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

Greenheck

  • Virtual HVAC University Classes – Earn 1 PDH credit for each hour-long class you attend.  Classes are noon-1pm CST and range from Kitchen Ventilation Systems, Meeting Codes & Standards, Make-Up Air Ventilation, Louvers, Bathroom exhaust and much more. Greenheck will add a new schedule each month.
  • Online Trainings – Available at your convenience, you can earn PDH credits for completing online classes Fan Fundamentals 1.1 & 1.2, Accessories, Motors & Bearings. And, just for your information, you can view educational videos on coatings and construction materials.

Price Industries

  • Virtual Engineering Training – Price Engineering Training (PET) has gone virtual and you can earn up to 10 PDH credits. Classes are available every other month starting in April. Sign up today before it fills up and complete the program and leave with a superior understanding of foundational air distribution theory and the application of new technologies.
  • Engineer Focused Webinars – Earn 1 PDH credit for each webinar attended. Two dates and times are offered for each class. Classes range from Designing Safe Office Spaces, Schools; Chilled Beam Systems, HVAC Acoustical Ratings, and more. Classes are scheduled for the year – check them out today.

Camfil launches a new air filtration selection tool. In just a few quick steps, select your best air filter solution based on your particular environment & HVAC system configuration. Now is the time to make sure you have the proper filtration in your HVAC system to provide quality indoor air quality. Check out the new selection tool here!

Contact your JRA Salesperson for any questions with your filtration needs.

Style 5

Our very own leadership team was recognized in the Kansas City Business Journal as People on the Move. Check out Mark Snyder, Jeremy Brock, and Ken Baxter‘s success.

Lenexa, Kan. — A local manufacturers’ representative company within the HVAC industry has transitioned ownership effective Sept. 30, bringing decades of experience to a business with more than 70 years of history in Kansas and Missouri.

Jorban-Riscoe, LLC — formerly Jorban-Riscoe & Associates, Inc. — has passed from prior ownership into the hands of Kevin Harre (CEO), Kurt Harre (COO) and Mike Lorenz (President). The former owners, Mark and Joe Riscoe, took over company ownership in 1975 and 1979 (respectively) from founder Herman Jorban, who launched the HVAC representative business in 1947.

The new owners bring several years of industry experience to their roles, most of which has been home-grown in leadership positions within the company. The Harres have worked within Jorban-Riscoe for more than 30 years each, while Lorenz has worked at the company 11 years following 25 years as a principal at another engineering firm.

Jorban-Riscoe represents more than 40 companies and manufacturing partners related to industrial and commercial HVAC product distribution across a wide array of verticals, from data centers to restaurants and health care institutions. Some of Jorban-Riscoe’s high-profile projects include the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, JE Dunn Construction’s headquarters, FDA Kansas City Laboratory in Lenexa, Mercy Hospital Joplin, and the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas. Currently, Jorban-Riscoe is providing equipment for the new KCI Airport Single Terminal project. Jorban-Riscoe additionally serviced the former Sprint campus — now called Aspiria — nearly 25 years ago.

“We supplied HVAC equipment to the Aspiria campus in 1997, and now we’re updating and replacing the same equipment at the end of its useful life, more than 20 years later,” Kevin said. “That’s proof of the integrity of our product offering as well as the importance we place in maintaining our partnerships.”

Going forward, the new owners hope to expand their territorial reach as well as their service offerings to provide better service to customers while promoting a bright future and plan of succession for Jorban-Riscoe. A new leadership team will be introduced by the end of the year, including the addition of a crucial sales leadership hire. Other goals include enhancing company culture and client satisfaction.

“While the transition is exciting and brings with it a new era of growth, we first and foremost want to focus on our wonderful team,” Kevin said. “It’s their commitment to service, company values and client relationships that have given Jorban-Riscoe our reputation for integrity and quality service. We also want to give heartfelt thanks to our fantastic clients and manufacturing partners, and we look forward to continuing to work alongside themand our team as we embark on this next chapter of Jorban-Riscoe’s story.”

About Jorban-Riscoe

Founded in 1947, Jorban-Riscoe has provided HVAC product management, manufacturing representation and distribution services for nearly 75 years throughout Kansas and western Missouri. Its experienced team offers application engineering, sizing, selection and budgeting for a wide range of HVACproducts across a variety of facility types. Jorban-Riscoe follows values of commitment, teamwork and integrity to deliver an unparalleled customer experience for clients and partners. Learn more at jorban-riscoe.com.

Herman Jorban founded Jorban & Associates back in 1947, an HVAC representative business. Mark Riscoe met Herman through John Gruss, a sheet metal contractor and friend of Mark’s dad. He joined Mr. Jorban and learned all the lines that they sold. Herman was in inside sales and Mark worked in outside sales calling on all the customers and engineers. One day, Herman decided to go on vacation and didn’t come back for 4 weeks! When he came back, Herman made the decision to retire at the age of 64 and sell the business to Mark. But, Mark wasn’t ready and tried to talk Herman out of retiring. However, Herman was ready to settle in Sun City, Arizona. He told Mark, “You only have to be right 51% of the time to be successful.”

In 1975, Mark began the current ownership of Jorban-Riscoe & Associates, Inc. in his parents basement with only $2,000. In 1979, Mark’s brother, Joe, joined him. They have been loyal partners ever since. With their persistence, dedication, honesty and optimism, they’ve grown JRA from a 2-man operation to more than 30 employees representing over 45 different HVAC manufacturers. Mark and Joe earned the trust from the HVAC Industry to become one of the top HVAC representatives in the Kansas City area and US.

Mark, Joe and Jorban-Riscoe have been a part of some of the major construction projects throughout Kansas City. They provided HVAC equipment for the Sprint Campus, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, AMC World Headquarters, JE Dunn Construction Headquarters, Children’s Mercy Hospital, KU Med Center, JCCC Culinary Center, National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, KS along with many others.

What set Mark and Joe apart from others, is that they were fun, positive, honest, professional and they never gave up. They treated others as they wanted to be treated. It didn’t matter if you were the CEO of a large company or a new salesperson right out of college or the company cleaning the windows, everyone was important. Oftentimes, you would see them helping unload a truck with stock for the warehouse or cleaning the kitchen after others. Mark wanted to know about every employee’s family and what was going on in their life, not because he felt he had to but because he was interested; he enjoyed talking with people and learning their stories. Joe was always there to help anyone with a mechanical application, specifically dehumidification. He was interested in teaching people about mechanical systems. As long as he wasn’t on the phone, which he was A LOT, he would sit with you and take the time to teach you about the equipment or help you out with a problem. Their doors were always open to anyone. Mark & Joe wanted everyone to succeed!

Throughout their careers, Mark and Joe always stuck to their core values and can be proud of that.

They are now moving on to a new chapter with their same enthusiasm, if not more. Their friends and family are excited to see what they do next and are extremely proud of them and what they’ve accomplished. They’ve taught us that to be successful, it takes lots of hard work, dedication and staying true to yourself and your values. Jorban-Riscoe & Associates, Inc. was lucky to have two great leaders!

Congratulations Mark and Joe!

As Mark Riscoe always says, “It’s a GREAT Day to be a Rep.” 

Take advantage of all the FREE online training classes available from factories. Right now, Jorban-Riscoe has several factories that are offering free online courses, which you can earn PDH credits. Its easy – all you need to do is sign-up for a class with your JRA Salesperson or Amy Warren and you’ll receive a link for the class. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

Greenheck

  • Virtual HVAC University Classes – Earn 1 PDH credit for each hour-long class you attend.  Classes are noon-1pm CST and range from Kitchen Ventilation Systems, Meeting Codes & Standards, Make-Up Air Ventilation, Louvers, Bathroom exhaust and much more. Greenheck will add a new schedule each month.
  • Online Trainings – Available at your convenience, you can earn PDH credits for completing online classes Fan Fundamentals 1.1 & 1.2, Accessories, Motors & Bearings. And, just for your information, you can view educational videos on coatings and construction materials.

Price Industries

  • Virtual Engineering Training – Price Engineering Training (PET) has gone virtual and you can earn up to 10 PDH credits. Classes are available every other month starting in April. Sign up today before it fills up and complete the program and leave with a superior understanding of foundational air distribution theory and the application of new technologies.
  • Engineer Focused Webinars – Earn 1 PDH credit for each webinar attended. Two dates and times are offered for each class. Classes range from Designing Safe Office Spaces, Schools; Chilled Beam Systems, HVAC Acoustical Ratings, and more. Classes are scheduled for the year – check them out today.

Camfil launches a new air filtration selection tool. In just a few quick steps, select your best air filter solution based on your particular environment & HVAC system configuration. Now is the time to make sure you have the proper filtration in your HVAC system to provide quality indoor air quality. Check out the new selection tool here!

Contact your JRA Salesperson for any questions with your filtration needs.

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Our very own leadership team was recognized in the Kansas City Business Journal as People on the Move. Check out Mark Snyder, Jeremy Brock, and Ken Baxter‘s success.

Lenexa, Kan. — A local manufacturers’ representative company within the HVAC industry has transitioned ownership effective Sept. 30, bringing decades of experience to a business with more than 70 years of history in Kansas and Missouri.

Jorban-Riscoe, LLC — formerly Jorban-Riscoe & Associates, Inc. — has passed from prior ownership into the hands of Kevin Harre (CEO), Kurt Harre (COO) and Mike Lorenz (President). The former owners, Mark and Joe Riscoe, took over company ownership in 1975 and 1979 (respectively) from founder Herman Jorban, who launched the HVAC representative business in 1947.

The new owners bring several years of industry experience to their roles, most of which has been home-grown in leadership positions within the company. The Harres have worked within Jorban-Riscoe for more than 30 years each, while Lorenz has worked at the company 11 years following 25 years as a principal at another engineering firm.

Jorban-Riscoe represents more than 40 companies and manufacturing partners related to industrial and commercial HVAC product distribution across a wide array of verticals, from data centers to restaurants and health care institutions. Some of Jorban-Riscoe’s high-profile projects include the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, JE Dunn Construction’s headquarters, FDA Kansas City Laboratory in Lenexa, Mercy Hospital Joplin, and the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas. Currently, Jorban-Riscoe is providing equipment for the new KCI Airport Single Terminal project. Jorban-Riscoe additionally serviced the former Sprint campus — now called Aspiria — nearly 25 years ago.

“We supplied HVAC equipment to the Aspiria campus in 1997, and now we’re updating and replacing the same equipment at the end of its useful life, more than 20 years later,” Kevin said. “That’s proof of the integrity of our product offering as well as the importance we place in maintaining our partnerships.”

Going forward, the new owners hope to expand their territorial reach as well as their service offerings to provide better service to customers while promoting a bright future and plan of succession for Jorban-Riscoe. A new leadership team will be introduced by the end of the year, including the addition of a crucial sales leadership hire. Other goals include enhancing company culture and client satisfaction.

“While the transition is exciting and brings with it a new era of growth, we first and foremost want to focus on our wonderful team,” Kevin said. “It’s their commitment to service, company values and client relationships that have given Jorban-Riscoe our reputation for integrity and quality service. We also want to give heartfelt thanks to our fantastic clients and manufacturing partners, and we look forward to continuing to work alongside themand our team as we embark on this next chapter of Jorban-Riscoe’s story.”

About Jorban-Riscoe

Founded in 1947, Jorban-Riscoe has provided HVAC product management, manufacturing representation and distribution services for nearly 75 years throughout Kansas and western Missouri. Its experienced team offers application engineering, sizing, selection and budgeting for a wide range of HVACproducts across a variety of facility types. Jorban-Riscoe follows values of commitment, teamwork and integrity to deliver an unparalleled customer experience for clients and partners. Learn more at jorban-riscoe.com.

Herman Jorban founded Jorban & Associates back in 1947, an HVAC representative business. Mark Riscoe met Herman through John Gruss, a sheet metal contractor and friend of Mark’s dad. He joined Mr. Jorban and learned all the lines that they sold. Herman was in inside sales and Mark worked in outside sales calling on all the customers and engineers. One day, Herman decided to go on vacation and didn’t come back for 4 weeks! When he came back, Herman made the decision to retire at the age of 64 and sell the business to Mark. But, Mark wasn’t ready and tried to talk Herman out of retiring. However, Herman was ready to settle in Sun City, Arizona. He told Mark, “You only have to be right 51% of the time to be successful.”

In 1975, Mark began the current ownership of Jorban-Riscoe & Associates, Inc. in his parents basement with only $2,000. In 1979, Mark’s brother, Joe, joined him. They have been loyal partners ever since. With their persistence, dedication, honesty and optimism, they’ve grown JRA from a 2-man operation to more than 30 employees representing over 45 different HVAC manufacturers. Mark and Joe earned the trust from the HVAC Industry to become one of the top HVAC representatives in the Kansas City area and US.

Mark, Joe and Jorban-Riscoe have been a part of some of the major construction projects throughout Kansas City. They provided HVAC equipment for the Sprint Campus, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, AMC World Headquarters, JE Dunn Construction Headquarters, Children’s Mercy Hospital, KU Med Center, JCCC Culinary Center, National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, KS along with many others.

What set Mark and Joe apart from others, is that they were fun, positive, honest, professional and they never gave up. They treated others as they wanted to be treated. It didn’t matter if you were the CEO of a large company or a new salesperson right out of college or the company cleaning the windows, everyone was important. Oftentimes, you would see them helping unload a truck with stock for the warehouse or cleaning the kitchen after others. Mark wanted to know about every employee’s family and what was going on in their life, not because he felt he had to but because he was interested; he enjoyed talking with people and learning their stories. Joe was always there to help anyone with a mechanical application, specifically dehumidification. He was interested in teaching people about mechanical systems. As long as he wasn’t on the phone, which he was A LOT, he would sit with you and take the time to teach you about the equipment or help you out with a problem. Their doors were always open to anyone. Mark & Joe wanted everyone to succeed!

Throughout their careers, Mark and Joe always stuck to their core values and can be proud of that.

They are now moving on to a new chapter with their same enthusiasm, if not more. Their friends and family are excited to see what they do next and are extremely proud of them and what they’ve accomplished. They’ve taught us that to be successful, it takes lots of hard work, dedication and staying true to yourself and your values. Jorban-Riscoe & Associates, Inc. was lucky to have two great leaders!

Congratulations Mark and Joe!

As Mark Riscoe always says, “It’s a GREAT Day to be a Rep.” 

Take advantage of all the FREE online training classes available from factories. Right now, Jorban-Riscoe has several factories that are offering free online courses, which you can earn PDH credits. Its easy – all you need to do is sign-up for a class with your JRA Salesperson or Amy Warren and you’ll receive a link for the class. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

Greenheck

  • Virtual HVAC University Classes – Earn 1 PDH credit for each hour-long class you attend.  Classes are noon-1pm CST and range from Kitchen Ventilation Systems, Meeting Codes & Standards, Make-Up Air Ventilation, Louvers, Bathroom exhaust and much more. Greenheck will add a new schedule each month.
  • Online Trainings – Available at your convenience, you can earn PDH credits for completing online classes Fan Fundamentals 1.1 & 1.2, Accessories, Motors & Bearings. And, just for your information, you can view educational videos on coatings and construction materials.

Price Industries

  • Virtual Engineering Training – Price Engineering Training (PET) has gone virtual and you can earn up to 10 PDH credits. Classes are available every other month starting in April. Sign up today before it fills up and complete the program and leave with a superior understanding of foundational air distribution theory and the application of new technologies.
  • Engineer Focused Webinars – Earn 1 PDH credit for each webinar attended. Two dates and times are offered for each class. Classes range from Designing Safe Office Spaces, Schools; Chilled Beam Systems, HVAC Acoustical Ratings, and more. Classes are scheduled for the year – check them out today.

Camfil launches a new air filtration selection tool. In just a few quick steps, select your best air filter solution based on your particular environment & HVAC system configuration. Now is the time to make sure you have the proper filtration in your HVAC system to provide quality indoor air quality. Check out the new selection tool here!

Contact your JRA Salesperson for any questions with your filtration needs.

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