The in-kind gift from the Smitty Belcher Family, to create the Belcher Family HVAC Lab, exceeded expectations in terms of building renovation. This has been the largest gift, yet, to Peaslee Tech. This resulted in an increase from
17,000 square feet of renovation to 21,000 square feet of renovated space within the facility.
The new laboratory was primarily funded through a donation from the Smitty Belcher family. Belcher is the CEO of P1 Group Inc., a large mechanical, electrical and construction services firm that has a large office in Lawrence. The HVAC program is taught through a partnership with Neosho County Community College.