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We're just getting warmed up.

We’re building something special here. And we can scoot down to make room for you if you want to be part of it too.

Company culture's a big deal

Get a feel for ours

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Our key pillars

Technology & talent

We’re known for our technology and talent. As an employer of a bunch of brainiacs in many different areas, not only do we have the unique ability to be one team for all our clients’ needs, but we can also help solve each other’s problems by sharing our different perspectives, areas of expertise, and ideas. Our team is unmatched, and we believe in the potential of our people. We go further when we go together.

Growth & gratitude

You come to work every morning and give us your best. We respect that. We’re grateful for your commitment as well as this exchange of your time and talent. If you’re here, we see you, we appreciate you, and we honor that by putting you in the best position to align with your skills and interests so you can maximize your potential.

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Customer focus & connection

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We feel privileged to serve the communities who have given us so much. And while we may be a company who specializes in technology, we know nothing can replace human connection. That’s pretty evident in the way we deliver customer service—with patience, compassion, kindness, and humanity.

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Philanthropy & impact

And speaking of humanity, philanthropy is a big piece of our company culture. This is bigger than just the work we do. We hope to leave a lasting impact with every interaction. And we view those interactions not as obligations but as opportunities to leave people a little better than we found them. 

But what's it *really* like?

Well now that you asked...


Fitness competitions. Fantasy leagues. Fierce contests. Spirit days. Breakfast pizza days.


We like hanging out. Frequent office happy hours, random potlucks, family get-togethers, tailgates, a lake day, etc.

We're passionate & diverse

We have one shared passion for helping people go further with technology...and about 1,000 different ones. Podcasting. Woodworking. Hunting. Hair styling. Slapping the bass. What makes us different makes us awesome.

We're Nebraskan in our roots

Applied Connective started in small-town Nebraska ~20 years ago, and now we serve hundreds of partners throughout The Good Life and beyond. We're proud of where we come from & are excited about where we're going.

and in our values

Have integrity. Work hard. Give back. Throw the bones. You know the drill.

We're problem-solvers

We're growth-minded and motivated by challenges. We stay curious, hungry, coachable, ready to learn, and eager to innovate.

We're big on philanthropy

Told you this is a big one! We serve where we live, and we believe wholeheartedly in the ripple effect good acts can have. There are a handful of wonderful causes we all rally behind as a group and several more that our employees are moved to participate in individually.

We believe knowledge is power

Therefore, we aim to continually educate our customers and ourselves. We're devoted to staying on the cutting edge of our field by immersing ourselves in new & emerging trends, techniques, trainings, and development opportunities.

and in the potential of our team

Just a bunch of people who enjoy what we do and want to keep getting better every day. We wouldn't be where we are today without the unique superpowers of a diverse group of innovators.

Here's What our employees say about working here

A very positive place to work. I really feel like I’m appreciated and part of the team. Management really cares—I have never not felt appreciated at Applied Connective. You feel like you’re part of the big picture.
Scott Whaley, IT Technician
Great chemistry and energy here. Each person brings a different skill set and personality to the table, and we all work extremely well together.
Jessi Larson, Creative
We have a really good team right now that makes work enjoyable. We know how to have fun and be productive. It seems there are a lot of common interests within our group.
Justin Niewohner, AVS Project Manager
The crew gels well and works extremely well together. It’s great getting to work with good people.
Ryan Robinson, AVS Service Manager
Smart, fun, and supportive. Also pizza and donuts!
Eric Henn, Voice Technician

“I don’t just want this to be a good place to work. I want this to be the best place to work.”

-Ed Knott, Company Pres

Benefits + work perks

Safe-Harbor 401(k)

Simple and seamless. Your future self will thank you. You can contribute up to the max allowed by the IRS, and we'll match contributions up to 3%.

Life insurance

Company-paid life insurance policy

Group health insurance

Coverage options to accommodate single, employee and spouse, or full family

Short-term disability

Supplemental short-term disability, accident, hospitalization, and critical illness options are available (Aflac).

Long-term disability

Peace of mind knowing you've got company-paid long-term disability to fall back on if life gives you lemons.

Health savings account

$2,000 annual employer contribution

Legal & identity

We partner with a network to provide legal counsel and identity theft protection.

Vision & dental

Pretty self explanatory. Eyes and teeth. Kind of a big deal.

Cell phone reimbursement

A monthly stipend to help pay for your device.

Gun owners supplement

Gun owner? We've got you.

PTO & PTO banking

Accrue PTO and use it however you please. You earned it! Any unused PTO at the end of the year is put it into a team PTO bank as a safety net in case a fellow team member meets a hard situation that necessitates an extended absence. We hope nobody needs it, but it's there if you do. (We have each other's backs here.)

6 paid holidays

New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. (Sorry, Dupree. No paid Victory Over Japan Day.)

Philanthropy Leave

You'll also get 8 hours of "philanthropy leave" each year that you can use to volunteer at a worthy nonprofit or project that's close to your heart. Giving back is a key pillar of our culture here. We want to make sure we're giving you the opportunity to volunteer without having to dip into your own PTO.

But enough about us.

Let's talk about you.

Let us guess. You’re here because you’re curious. About your options. About our culture. About trying it on to see if it fits. And we’re here for it!

Our doors are always open and so are our inboxes! We are happy to answer any questions you might have about working here. Let’s have a conversation.

Open Positions

Have you "applied"?

Honestly, the boss is always keeping an eye out for motivated individuals who show great potential and who would be a great fit for our team! So if you don't qualify for the technical roles, never fear! That's why we have a "Random Clever Person" button.



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If you're thinking "Order me some business cards already," then first of all, right?! And second of all, you know what to do!

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 here at Applied Connective—advertising, design, copywriting, website management, PR, and social media as well as coordinating philanthropy efforts.

Matt Childress

Relationship Manager

Sara Rasmussen

IT Service Manager

Nathan Niewohner

IT Project Manager

Justin Niewohner

AVS Project Manager

I install surveillance, security, Internet, phone, and audio systems to fit our customers’ 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.