We left our civil servant jobs in California (Bill was a police captain and LeAnn was an elementary school teacher) to move to the Midwest in order to provide our daughter with a better place to grow up and get educated. In 2011 we knew no one here and were starting a new chapter. Looking for a different purpose, we decided to become employers. Bill travelled across the country becoming trained in metal refinishing, while LeAnn began studying business. We began our company in 2011 and have been extremely blessed by the relationships we have developed with both our employees and our clients.
Bill is the face of the company and uses his passion for restoration, service and people to lead the technicians and develop relationships with customers. LeAnn turns his passion into a business. She is behind the scenes with responsibility for human resources, procedures and all things legal and financial. As the leader of our woman-owned business, she is responsible for turning the vision into a reality.
We earnestly want to protect your reputation and be a good reflection and investment for your company. All our restoration specialists have been background checked, drug tested, and have received OSHA 30-hour certifications. We maintain a respectable appearance with our uniforms and lack of visible tattoos. We hire professionals who take your property and their work seriously.
Bill Luemmen – COO
My favorite thing about working for KC Restoration: providing employment, developing relationships with wonderful clients, creating a reputation of exceptional service and extraordinary quality.
Something unusual about me: my career path took me from Police Captain to owner of a small, thriving business
When I’m not working:
I enjoy spending quality time with my family, whether it’s serving together, going to movies , being involved in church activities or playing cards at home.
LeAnn Luemmen – CEO
My favorite thing about working for KC Restoration: I enjoy developing relationships with our employees and finding ways to enrich their lives.
Something unusual about me: my career path was from teaching kindergarten to being CFO
When I’m not working: Bill and I have a blast hanging out with our teen-aged daughter, her friends and high school students from our church.
Russ Miller – Sales Representative
My favorite thing about working for KC Restoration: I love to be with people and build relationships while helping customers solve their problems. My greatest reward comes from turning those relationships into lasting friendships. I try to learn something new every day and relish the fact that no two days are the same.
Something unusual about me: I played basketball in college and Europe before starting my sales career and thoroughly enjoyed my time visiting different places and getting the chance to experience new and different things.
When I’m not working: I am busy raising two loving daughters that I truly treasure and we are currently busy (and sometimes frustrated) training our new Boston Lab puppy. We stay busy with soccer, softball, Girl Scouts, fishing, our church, and enjoy family vacations.
Greg Bringaze – Operations Manager
My favorite thing about working on metal: Taking a weathered or vandalized piece of metal and giving it a brand new look.
Something unusual about me: When I was younger, I drove an ice cream truck. Yes, your neighborhood Good Humor man.
When I’m not working: I enjoy BBQing and hanging with my boys and friends. Enjoy golf, bowling and throwing darts.
Robert Wiest – Restoration Specialist
My favorite thing about working for KC Restoration: Being part of a small company and helping it grow into the best metal refinishing company in the MidWest!
When I’m not working: I love working on my new house and riding horses and my Harley.
Brad Phillips – Restoration Specialist
My favorite thing about working for KC Restoration: Leaving a project with a sense of satisfaction of a job well-done.
Something unusual about me: I’m obsessed with the Rubik’s cube.
When I’m not working: I’m making music.
Matt Miller – Restoration Technician
My favorite thing about working for KC Restoration: I enjoy working when the team all gets along. When there’s a feeling of community, work is always more enjoyable.
Something unusual about me: I go to Comic-Con and have just as much fun at a sporting event while most are on one end or the other.
When I’m not working: I am usually watching something sports or sci-fi related. I love my Chiefs and enjoy comic book and the science fiction world and community.
Kyle Halbhuber – Restoration Technician
My favorite thing about working for KC Restoration: I love fabrication and cleaning metal; restoration is one of my favorite things to do with metal. Chrome is my favorite.
Something unusual about me: I would one day like to race cars; my favorite race is this Budget race in California where you enter a car no more than 7K$ and race it.
When I’m not working: Cleaning my military collection, riding my motorcycle, tinkering or metal fabrication, shooting competitions and Sunday driving.
Rochelle Casey – Human Resources Generalist
My favorite thing about working for KC Restoration: I have enjoyed watching the company grow. I have come to appreciate all the time and hard work that goes into metal refinishing. The best part about my job is the opportunity to meet a lot of fun and interesting people.
Something unusual about me: I lived in South Africa for 3 years. South Africa is an amazing place to visit. My most memorable experience there was when a lion attacked my car (this was an extremely rare incident).
When I’m not working: I’m spending time with family and friends. I enjoy traveling, reading, running, photography, and going to my kids’ sporting events.
Moriah Ressel – Office Assistant
My favorite thing about working for KC Restoration: I enjoy KC Restoration as a company because I believe them to be a trusting and kind community. The people that work here are loyal as well as welcoming. Not only are the people who work here enjoyable, they are hardworking and strive to be excellent in their craft.
Something unusual about me: I love to make people feel heard and appreciated in a world that has a hard time listening.
When I’m not working: I enjoy spending time at home with my husband as well as pursuing hobbies such as painting, playing musical instruments and hosting at our home.
Rachel Bolton – Office Administrator
My favorite thing about working for KC Restoration: Seeing the amazing before-and-after results my talented co-workers achieve with metal, stone, and wood. I love that they are able to turn around eye sores that others think should only be ripped out and replaced. It’s also been fun to see their talents at matching patinas and finishes to existing work, to guess where the old one ends and the new begins.
Something unusual about me: I attended a college where no tuition is charged. All students work on campus so the school’s nickname is “Hard Work U.”
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