Hey! It's us.

Nebraska’s favorite nerds here to help you leverage technology to run at your peak potential all day, every day. But if you’ve made it this far, you already knew that. Let’s get to the good stuff.

What we do in a nutshell

Applied Connective is fortunate to employ the best and brightest experts in the region in virtually every facet of technology, which means our service offering is robust and, quite frankly, a bit of a mouthful. We’re truly one team for all your technology solutions and are dedicated to helping your organization achieve maximum security, efficiency, and profitability.

Managed IT & Cyber Security

Cyber Security, IT Consulting, Disaster Recovery (BDR), Managed Backups, Security Awareness Training, DNS Protection, Advanced Malware Protection, Endpoint Device Security, Helpdesk Support, Security Operations Center, Patch Management, Website Hosting, etc.

Business Phone Systems

VoIP/SIP, Hosted Voice, Traditional PBX, Conferencing, and Paging/PA Systems

Physical Security

Door Phones, Managed Plans, Routine Maintenance, Door Access Control, Surveillance Systems, Mobile Phone App, and Panic/Duress Buttons

Infrastructure

Low-Voltage Cabling, Cell Boosters, Cable Management, Data Centers, Wireless

Audio/Video

State-of-the-Art Speakers, TVs & Mounting, Digital Signage

And much more

...but you get the gist.

How we do it

01

Simplicity

We believe technology should make your life easier. Our mission is to provide you with technology that’s both cutting-edge and simple to use. So you can do what you do best—even better.

02

Unrivaled service

That means integrity, honesty, friendliness, and transparency. Our technical skills may be the cream of the crop, but the way we deliver them will always be our bread & butter.

03

Quality

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.

Our values

These pillars have always determined "the way we do things."

Our values—core to our company culture—have been pivotal guideposts throughout the journey. It’s our expectation that we each live up to and embody these standards in every interaction, every day.

Lead with integrity

It’s a character thing. We operate on Nebraskan values: Be honest, do the right thing, take care of one another, have integrity, throw the bones. You know the drill. 

Innovate like a boss

People over technology

We're tech people, but more than that, we're people-people. Nothing can replace the power of the human connection, and that'll never change.

Have fun

It's important to us that each and every one of our team members lands in the right seat, doing whatever is at the intersection of what they enjoy and what they're great at. We're also big on company outings, Team Days, traditions, happy hours, you name it. Work hard, play hard!

Make an impact

This is a big one. Philanthropy. Generosity of time and talents. Offering a helping hand. Leaving everyone a little better than we found them. This is more than a program here; it’s a passion of ours to give back to the communities who have given us so much. 

Be a grateful go-getter

As VP of Operations Will Zoucha says, it’s a subtle but powerful shift in perspective to look at the day ahead and say, “I don’t have to. I get to.” Game changer!

Deliver world-class customer service every time

We’re very proud to be known for our unrivaled customer service. We aim to treat each and every customer like our only customer. Always have, always will. Which leads us to…

"We wouldn't be where we are today without Applied Connective."
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Jed C., Commodity Solutions
"Based on our 17 years of experience with Ed and his staff, I strongly recommend Applied Connective Technologies as your technology partner."
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Russ B., FNB Ord
"Applied Connective has consistently demonstrated an exceptional level of professionalism, technical expertise, and dedication to delivering high-quality IT solutions. Overwall, I wholeheartedly recommend [them]."
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Marcus F., West Plains Bank

Always go the extra mile

Above and beyond is the standard, whether in our work, for our customers, or for each other. Literally and figuratively, going the extra mile is one standard that truly sets us apart. Thing is, you never regret it. 

Stay hungry

Grit. Curiosity. Coachability. We’re all in dogged pursuit of some ambitious goals—some shared, some personal—and we strive to get better every single day, which makes the future pretty exciting.

We'll take it from here

AND HERE AND HERE AND HERE AND HERE

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 Circle Elkhorn, NE 68022

Concerned about distance? We’re not! As a tech company, we have the capabilities to manage your tech remotely from our offices, 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. It’s a privilege to be trusted by hundreds of partners from Knox to Nuckolls and Holt to Hitchcock counties throughout Nebraska and far beyond. 

Our team

INTRODUCING our starting lineup

We're proud to work alongside some awesome motivators, innovators, and problem solvers (also affectionately referred to as gurus, brainiacs, wizards, and nerds). Get to know us a little better below!

Ed Knott

President

Will Zoucha Operations Manager Applied Connective View

Will Zoucha

VP of Operations

Jarod Dendinger Applied Connective View

Jarod Dendinger

VP of Business Development

Brigitte Burbach

HR Manager

Ryan Robinson Applied Connective View

Ryan Robinson

AVS Service Manager

Justin Niewohner Applied Connective View

Justin Niewohner

AVS Project Manager

Sara Rasmussen

IT Service Desk Manager

Nathan Niewohner Applied Connective View

Nathan Niewohner

IT Project Manager

Matt Childress

Relationship Manager

Relationship Manager Brandon Petersen of Applied Connective Technologies View

Brandon Petersen

Relationship Manager

Eric Petsche Applied Connective View

Eric Petsche

AVS Service Engineer

Lance Bain Applied Connective View

Lance Bain

Voice Technician

Cody Banzhaf

IT Manager

Jessi Larson Applied Connective View

Jessi Larson

Creative & Marketing

Alex Herstedt

Voice Technician

Eric Beckman

AVS Project Foreman

Kelsi Funk Applied Connective View

Kelsi Funk

IT Systems Specialist

Bryce Molt of Applied Connective View

Bryce Molt

IT Systems Speicalist

Voice Technician Eric Henn View

Eric Henn

Voice Technician

Chase Thieman

AVS Technician

Justin Borgmann

IT Support Specialist

Kris Wright

AVS Service Technician

Inventory Management Applied Connective View

Weston Ray

Inventory & Facilities

Mikki Mangus Applied Connective View

Mikki Mangus

Accountant

Scott Whaley

IT Support Engineer

IT Senior Network Engineer Kenley Silhacek of Applied Connective Technologies Norfolk, Nebraska View

Kenley Silhacek

Senior IT Network Engineer

Heidi Kahlo

IT Support Engineer

Logan Niewohner Applied Connective View

Logan Niewohner

IT Systems Specialist

IT expert Clay Anderson of Applied Connective Technologies Columbus View

Clay Anderson

IT Project Engineer

Kara Frey Applied Connective View

Kara Frey

Administrative Assistant

IT support specialist Heath Murray at Applied Connective Technologies Norfolk, Nebraska View

Heath Murray

IT Support Specialist

Grady Higgins Applied Connective View

Grady Higgins

IT Support Specialist

Audio/video technician at Applied Connective Technologies view

Justin Bounds

AVS Technician

Audio/video technician at Applied Connective Technologies View

Kurt Langer

AVS Technician

Casey Schalk Applied Connective View

Casey Schalk

AVS Technician

Audio/video technician at Applied Connective Technologies View

Will Frey

AVS Technician

IT Expert Applied Connective View

Konnor Gibson

IT Project Engineer

Lacey Henn Applied Connective View

Lacey Henn

Administrative Assistant

IT Technician Applied Connective View

Faith Nunn

IT Support Specialist

Brandi Lueninghoener

IT Support Specialist

Andy Grupp Applied Connective View

Andy Grupp

IT Support Specialist

Audio/video technician Blake Olnes of Applied Connective Technologies View

Blake Olnes

AVS Technician

IT Technician Applied Connective View

Mason Uhing

IT Support Specialist

Travis Petsche Applied Connective View

Travis Petsche

Relationship Manager

IT Expert Jill Petsche of Applied Connective Technologies View

Jill Petsche

IT Support Specialist

Tony Kresha

IT Support Engineer

IT Support Specialist Ron Leimser of Applied Connective Technologies View

Ron Leimser

IT Support Specialist

IT expert Nevan Hoffman of Applied Connective Technologies View

Nevan Hoffman

IT Support Specialist

IT technician Vaughn Finkral View

Vaughn Finkral

IT Support Specialist

Mandy Luettel Applied Connective View

Mandy Luettel

Director of Growth & Development

IT technician Noah Burwell View

Noah Burwell

IT Support Specialist

IT Expert Kory Bourek of Applied Connective Technologies Lincoln View

Kory Bourek

IT Support Specialist

IT Support Specialist Chase Gragg of Applied Connective Technologies Columbus View

Chase Gragg

IT Support Specialist

Shelby James Applied Connective View

Shelby James

IT Support Specialist

Kyle Oldenkamp of Applied Connective Technologies Lincoln Location Manager View

Kyle Oldenkamp

Relationship Manager

Blaine Young

AVS Technician

Tyler Martinsen

AVS Technician

Devin Rambali

IT Support Specialist

Haley Williamson

IT Support Specialist

Harrison Hawkins

IT Support Specialist

Elin Arakil

Customer Relationship Representative (Remote)

Remote Sales Rep Technology Assurance Group View

Harrison

Customer Relationship Representative (Remote)

Alyssa Anthony

Customer Relationship Representative (Remote)

Martin Castillo

Customer Relationship Representative (Remote)

Interested in joining us?

If you can see yourself on our team, we’d love to meet.

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

Warehouse

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

President

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