We'd be great together

supercharge your business managed IT services from yours truly

We're a Nebraska tech company here to help you become your most secure, efficient, and profitable.

For 20 years, we’ve been helping businesses leverage the right technologies to operate at their peak potential 24/7. 


(& mind-blowing)

With experts in all facets of technology—from cyber security to physical security, audio/video to infrastructure, and phones to IT services—we are truly a one-stop shop for all your technical needs. Our partners enjoy more time on their hands, more bang for their buck, and more peace of mind knowing they’re operating securely, efficiently, and seamlessly around the clock.

  • IT services
  • Cyber security
  • Surveillance cameras
  • Phone solutions
  • Door locks
  • Audio/video
  • PCs & laptops
  • Data centers
  • Low voltage cabling
  • Wireless

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When your tech people are people-people

In a day and age where customer service is increasingly impersonal, automated, and delivered by robots and phone trees, we’re proud to be the real deal. We love technology as much as the next guy (alright, undoubtedly more), but nothing beats human connections, and when it comes to our world-class customer service, we’re committed to these three pillars of excellence.



Technology should make your life easier. Our mission is to provide you with the right tech for the way you work—solutions that are cutting-edge, proven-effective, and simple-to-use.



You rely on a wide range of technologies in order to do your job efficiently. We offer only the most reputable, highest-rated, top-quality brands and products, thereby minimizing issues and costly downtime.


Unrivaled service

Exceptional service is what we’re known for, and that means integrity, friendliness, transparency, and accountability. Our technical skills may be the cream of the crop, but the way we deliver them will always be our bread & butter.

Where we serve


Concerned about distance? We’re not! We can do most of our work remotely from our own offices or anywhere there’s a keyboard and an IT guy who knows how to wield it. But we’re just as happy to hit the road for a face-to-face when on-site work is necessary to make sure we’re delivering unrivaled service every time.

Albion Office

2585 State Hwy 14, Albion, NE 68620

Norfolk Office

321 W Norfolk Ave, Suite 400, Norfolk, NE 68701

Columbus Office

3629 23rd Street Columbus, NE 68601

Lincoln Office

701 P Street, Suite 302
Lincoln, NE 68508

Elkhorn Office

20101 Franklin Cir Elkhorn, NE 68022

We know what you're thinking. Bold claims. Can we back them up?

Like a hard drive.

We could tell you all day long how joining forces with Applied Connective will transform your efficiency and productivity, but you’d probably think we’re a little biased (you’ve got a point). So we’ll let the numbers do the talking.

Nebraska businesses trust us as their dedicated tech partner
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and here's how they're feeling this month

We mentioned transparency and accountability, right? We proudly stand beside our work, so here for all the world to see is our rolling customer satisfaction score. It’s based on how customers graded our performance on their help desk tickets this month.

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Which means it's pretty much a guarantee you'll be happy you joined forces with Applied Connective.

Yes, that’s a real stat (we just double-checked the math!). The security, efficiency, profitability, and well-being of our clients are our priority, and it shows. We go waaaay back with many of our customers (like “Windows 10, dial-up, hard-wired everything” back), and we plan to go way forward with them too. When you find the right technology partner, it just works.

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It's you and this army...

As an employer of a bunch of brainiacs in many different areas of technology, not only are we absolutely unmatched in our range of skills and service offering, but we also have the unique ability to be one team for truly all of our clients’ technical needs. No more calling multiple providers, vendors, or support teams—we’re your people. Put us on “speed dial.”

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...and this army's been around awhile.

In this ever-evolving field, few managed technology service providers can boast the level of experience and expertise we have in IT and business technologies. And that gives our customers a major competitive advantage.

Working with hundreds of customers over the past two decades has given us an invaluable vantage point into what a business truly needs to succeed. Simply put, we know our stuff like the back of our rapidly typing hands.

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We'll take it from here!

…and here…and here…and here…and here! We’re nerds. We have all the superpowers necessary to build a virtual force field around your systems and manage them totally remotely from our offices in Albion, Lincoln, Norfolk, Columbus, and Elkhorn. In other words, we’re your dedicated IT department…only you don’t have to reserve a parking space or save us a donut. Pretty great, right? 

Having said that, when on-site work is necessary (or you just want to see us face to face), we’re happy to “go the extra mile” and hit the road from our offices to make sure we deliver unrivaled service—every time.

Our customers say the nicest things!

And the feeling’s mutual; we’re their biggest fans too. When we ask what *specifically* they love about working with us, here’s what we hear most often.  

Customers love

don't take it from us

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“I would recommend Applied Connective to anyone looking for a partner to assist with implementation, support and solutioning of technology solutions. Their team has done an exceptional job in supporting our telecom, technology delivery and IT support. They have helped us to successfully deliver large migrations, design solutions, and manage costs as our organization has grown.”

— Mark Allen

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“We’ve been impressed with the entire team at Applied Connective. Their experts have been responsive, professional, and great at meeting our IT needs, which has been critical to ensuring our first years as a company have run smoothly. We appreciate that the services from this forward-thinking company are also very cost efficient.”

— Randy Whitaker

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“”We at Moesle Meats are very happy to have Applied Connective taking care of all our IT needs. The entire team is knowledgeable, attentive, and thorough, they are always there when we need them. We highly recommend Applied Connective for anyone looking for an IT firm.”

— Anne Braga

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I feel very comfortable having Applied Connective handling our technological needs.  With their knowledge and expertise, I would not hesitate to recommend their services.

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“We have started using Applied Connective because they have employees that specialize in various functions of technology…and believe Applied Connective can save us money and do a better job keeping up with the ever-changing times. They have made a lot of recommendations that we have implemented which are making us more efficient and profitable.”

— Clark Froehlich

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“We wouldn’t be where we are today without Applied Connective.”

— Jed C.

“Applied Connective is a very important long-term partner…We think so highly of Applied Connective that we annually include them in our strategic planning sessions with our board of directors, as they have been able to help us cut cost, and at the same time, provide a better solution time after time… We are fortunate to be partnered with such an innovative company.”

- Kurt Pickrel, President of FBT Fullerton

“Applied Connective has made a lot of recommendations that are making us more efficient and profitable.”

- clark froehlich, President of bankfirst

“We wouldn’t be where we are today without Applied Connective.”


But enough about us...

Let’s talk about what Applied Connective can do for you. Here’s what you can expect.


Identify needs & pain points

What solutions are you currently leveraging? How are they performing and what are they costing you? What are your goals? What are your struggles? What are you loving and what are you limping through?



We’ll show you what you can cut, connect, or consolidate, and with your approval, we’ll fit you with the best, proven-effective solutions that you need (and none that you don’t) to maximize your time and resources. 


Optimize & manage

Our experts have earned their nerd badges (don’t worry; that’s high praise around here). With our team at the helm, you can expect smooth sailing. That’s not to say you’ll never hit another technology snag again, but you’ll hit them far less frequently, and on the rare occasion you do, we’ll be there for you immediately to support and resolve.


Enjoy an easier life.

No really. Fewer hiccups, improved efficiency, greater productivity, and therefore a better bottom line. There’s no peace of mind like it.

Think we'd make an unstoppable team?

Us too.

Applied Connective has been helping our partners improve their bottom line with technology for 20 years, and it’d be our pleasure to show you how we can do it for you too. We can point out where you’re vulnerable, inefficient, or overpaying as well as offer our professional recommendations. It’s always a game-changer, and it’s totally on the house.

Kory Bourek

IT Support Specialist

Kyle Oldenkamp

Relationship Manager

Shelby James

IT Support Specialist in the Panhandle

Mandy Luettel

Director of Growth & Development

Noah Burwell

IT Support Specialist

Chase Gragg

IT Support Specialist

Vaughn Finkral

IT Support Specialist

Ron Leimser

IT Support Specialist

Jill Petsche

IT Support Specialist

Nevan Hoffman

IT Support Specialist

Lacey Henn

Administrative Assistant

Andrew Grupp

IT Support Specialist

Heath Murray

IT Support Specialist

Will Frey

AVS Technician

Konnor Gibson

IT Systems Specialist

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  • Canned soup
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned stew
  • Canned fish
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned beans
  • Whole grain pasta
  • Whole grain cereals
  • Rice
  • Applesauce
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Powdered milk
  • Boxed meals
  • Cooking oils
  • Crackers
  • Granola bars
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Detergent
  • Hand soap
  • And any other food, hygiene, or household product that is unused, unopened, and unexpired.

Kenley Silhacek

Senior IT Systems Engineer

Mason Uhing

IT Support Specialist

Faith Nunn

IT Support Specialist

Kara Frey

Administrative Assistant

Brandi Lueninghoener

IT Support Specialist

“Lakeview Community Schools has enjoyed our partnership with Applied Connective. They have been incredibly responsive, knowledgeable, and cooperative as we have worked together. Applied Connective has provided a team-like atmosphere in their service!”

Aaron Plas, Superintendent

Lakeview Community Schools

“We have been very pleased with their communication, efficiency, and customer service over the course of the last few years. We would highly recommend ACT to any other schools out there looking for a reliable partner for your technology needs.”

Brandon Detlefsen, Technology Director

Central City Public Schools

“Their service is always reliable and timely, and the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Our needs are their #1 priority! Boone Central is beyond grateful to have top-of-the line technology services and customer support.”

Nicole Hardwick, Superintendent

Boone Central Public Schools

“They’ve been with us every step of the way as we implemented phone systems, security cameras, and keypad doors. Their customer service is second to none, and their business knowledge is outstanding.”

Ronda Weber, Technology Coordinator

Burwell Public School

Applied Connective did an amazing job with our school security cameras. They were very professional and easy to work with. [They’re] patient with our questions and quickly respond when we need some direction. The cameras work great and are very easy to access. Thank you for a job well done!”

Amy Sokol, Principal

St. Anthony's School

Lance Bain

Voice Technician

Brigitte Burbach

HR Manager

Clay Anderson

IT Support Specialist

Brandon Petersen

Relationship Manager & IT Engineer

Relationship Manager/IT Engineer – I work side by side with our clients to ensure they are receiving the best value from our products and services, offer insights to improve their workflows, and resolve any issues that may arise as fast as possible.

Logan Niewohner

IT Systems Specialist

Justin Borgmann

Level 1 IT Technician

As a level 1 IT Technician, I assist customers in their daily IT needs, and respond to any issues that may arise.

Bryce Molt

Level 1 IT Technician

As a Level 1 IT Technician, I provide general help desk support for clients.

Weston Ray


Casey Schalk

AVS Technician

My role as a general technician at Applied Connective is primarily to work with the AVS crew to install and configure surveillance, internet, security, and voice technologies.

Grady Higgins

IT Support Specialist

Eric Beckman

AVS Project Foreman

Kris Wright

General Technician

My role as General Technician includes installation and troubleshooting of door access and camera security systems.

Mikki Mangus

General Accountant

Some of my duties as General Accountant include payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and reconciliation. I am happy that I am part of the Applied Connective Team.

Heidi Kahlo

IT Technician

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Eric Petsche

General Technician

My role as a general technician at Applied Connective is primarily to work with the AVS crew to install and configure surveillance, security, Internet, and voice technologies.

Kelsi Funk

IT Systems Specialist

Chase Thieman

AVS Technician

My role as an AVS technician at Applied Connective is to work with the AVS team to install and configure surveillance, security, internet, and voice technologies.

Cody Banzhaf

IT Manager

Eric Henn

Voice Technician

My job is to do whatever Ed tells me to. Just kidding…sort of. I am part of the voice group.

Alex Herstedt

Telecom / IT Technician

As a Telecom/IT Technician, I work with traditional and hosted phone systems.

Scott Whaley

Level 2 IT Technician

I’m part of the IT team at Applied Connective, so my days are spent setting up new PCs for customers; troubleshooting broken PCs, printers, etc., and installing new hardware.  

Jessi Larson

Creative & Marketing

I’m in charge of creative content development and marketing—advertising, design, copywriting, website management, PR, and social media as well as coordinating our philanthropy efforts—a wide variety, and I love it.

Matt Childress

Relationship Manager

Sara Rasmussen

IT Service Manager

Nathan Niewohner

IT Project Manager

Justin Niewohner

AVS Project Manager

I fit customers with the right surveillance, security, internet, phone, and audio-visual systems for their specific needs.

Ryan Robinson

AVS Service Technician

I provide and coordinate technical services and support for infrastructure, access control, surveillance, and audio/video solutions.

Jarod Dendinger

VP of Business Development

My role here at Applied Connective centers on business development, so that involves assisting our team in focusing on value-added processes as well as leveraging technology to provide solutions for our business partners that support them in continued success and growth.

Will Zoucha

VP of Operations

Ed Knott


As President at Applied Connective, I am responsible for organizational direction and general oversight of all product/service areas.