Jarrell Contracting, one of the largest mechanical contractors in the greater St. Louis area, specializes in creating full-service solutions for the highest level of performance for commercial and industrial businesses. Jarrell Contracting is a family-owned company, bringing all the best people to the table with the knowledge, commitment, and passion to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Mr. Mark Wiegmann, service manager, has worked for Jarrell for more than 36 years serving the commercial industry with their operating needs including HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), electrical, plumbing, and sheet metal work. He manages 70 skilled technicians, including Jonc Pender. “I am pleased with Jonc’s performance” he says. “He has a strong work ethic and is a team player. Jonc trains with journeymen at Jarrell, learning everything there is to know about industrial maintenance and repair.”

“I got to know Mr. Pender as a student in my first year HVAC course at Ranken Technical College,” explains Chad Crouch, HVAC instructor. “He was always eager to be in the shop applying the theory behind the hands-on [curriculum]. During my semester with Jonc, he was well-liked by his peers in class and an attribute when working on group projects. I have always known Mr. Pender to be honest and hardworking during his training at Ranken.”

Jonc graduated from Ranken’s Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technology program in May 2020. He tells us, “[Ranken] set me up for a long-term career where I will be able to make a good living and support myself.” His favorite memory would have to be going out to play whiffle ball on the last day. Jonc’s father, Jonc Jason, graduated from Ranken’s Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and Heating Technology (RFAHT) program in June 1997.

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