“Applied Connective is a lot of things, but to me I guess there are four things that stand out. Number one: they’re prompt. Number two: they’re very knowledgeable. Number three: they’re solution oriented. They’ve often helped us solve our daily issues in an efficient manner. And number four: they provide great customer service.”

Kurt Pickrel
First Bank & Trust of Fullerton, Fullerton, NE

Applied Connective keeps us going! They work around our schedule, and we really appreciate the reliability with our network and software. Their ability to resolve any problem has been important for us.”

David Knoff
Attorney at Law, Kennedy Pier Knoff Loftus, Yankton, SD

“It’s such a relief to have someone so knowledgeable to handle all of the different components of technology here at our office. Both the onsite and remote assistance have been excellent. You will be impressed with the personal and professional service. What has pleased me most is their knowledge, availability, and ability to organize and streamline our technology systems!”


Joann Fischer
Knox County Courthouse, Center, NE

Applied Connective is knowledgeable, experienced, and solid. I am always impressed with the quick response and superior customer service followed by the depth of knowledge at ACT. You’ll be able to sleep at night knowing ACT is watching out for your company. Their level of professional service, knowledge of IT systems, forward thinking, and strategic planning has better allowed us to forecast our future IT needs. Thanks for all you do, ACT.”

Kurt Pickrel
First Bank & Trust of Fullerton, Fullerton, NE

“We’ve been customers of Applied Connective for several years. Ed and his staff have always been very professional and possess a wealth of knowledge. They’ve resolved many issues for our institution.”


Russell Blaha
First National Bank of Ord, Sargent, NE

“We are very satisfied. We appreciate the timely responses from Applied Connective, the value they provide, and their willingness to work directly with our State Software Support.”

Sarah Freidel
Burt County Courthouse, Tekamah, NE

“Applied Connective is my go-to technology group for IT products, services, and troubleshooting. They are always professional when working with any of our staff.”


Matt Sheehan
Farmers Ranchers Coop, Ainsworth, NE

“I would describe Applied Connective as efficient, prompt, competent. Another provider we were with before Applied Connective told us we’d be down for 3 days when we ran into an issue. Applied Connective was there the very next day with a server, and we have been with them ever since. The team at ACT is excellent to work with. I would recommend them to any business.”

Michael Moser
Vice President at Bank of Elgin, Elgin, NE

“They’re a great bunch of people with excellent customer service. They make accommodations to save us time and money.”


Gary Weaver
Cherry County, Valentine, NE

“I was especially impressed with Applied Connective during our move to the new building. It went smoothly due to the hard work and preparation of their team. No major issues, and any minor issues were addressed promptly.”

Bill Coleman
BigIron Auctions, St. Edward, NE

“Applied Connective is very reliable. We’ve been impressed with their ability to correct any and all of our computer and networking problems.”


John Benz
Melvin Savings Bank, Melvin, IA

“Applied Connective has the most knowledgeable technicians in the area. They’re able to fix issues that often can’t even be fixed by the software vendors we use, and I always appreciate the prompt service.”

Dr. Brandon Blair
Professional Eyecare, Ord, NE

“[We] first became a customer of Applied Connective Technologies in 2014… They rewired the entire high school; cleaned up the data rack; installed security cameras, clocks, door card system, phone systems; screens in the gym; touch televisions in the commons area; a sound system throughout the whole school building; and sound systems for the Wolbach football field and the Central Valley Auditorium in Greeley. They also installed a camera system in our school buses and Samsara software in our whole fleet of vehicles. They not only repair all of our technology, but they also help us make smart purchase decision, as they know the best on the market. Even though Central Valley has two [locations], Applied Connective has helped us to feel as if we are all in one building with our identical door card and phone systems. Applied Connective’s billing department is extremely helpful. They work hard at trying to save taxpayers as much money as possible by moving equipment to other places in the district where the equipment would work more efficiently.


“We have been extremely satisfied with the quality of equipment and their prompt response when a gitch does arise, and their customer service is top notch. I would highly recommend them to any business looking for a technology partner. It is a relief to know I have a one-stop shop that can take care of all my district technology needs.”


Amy Malander
Central Valley Public Schools, Greeley & Scotia, NE

“There have been so many times when Applied Connective has provided me with excellent service and products. They were instrumental in helping me connect three different buildings on our campus to our network, and they provide after-hours assistance whenever I need it. Hire them! Their staff and technicians are extremely knowledgeable, efficient, cost-effective, and responsive to our needs. They’re my go-to team for assistance.”

Mike Depko
Brown County Hospital, Ainsworth, NE

“10 out of 10 stars!”

Jim Arends
Vice President/Senior Leader, West Plains Bank, Ainsworth, NE

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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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.