Staff at Kuhlman's
Team Kuhlman
Owner, Kevin Kuhlman, is a certified welder with over 30 years experience in welding and fabrication. He has built many barges including the three we operate. He is wonderful at helping to plan your next big project and getting you the right schematics!

Maria has been with us since December 2009. She is usually answering the phone setting up all services and keeping the guys busy. She also is in charge of selling new and used hoists, Give her a call with any hoist questions you have!

Derek started working part time throughout his high school years and joined the year round crew in May 2010. He helps around the shop in the off season and during the summer months can be found driving the barge on  Big Spirit Lake and the smaller surrounding lakes.

Jim joined us in January of 2014  helping out as a shop assistant. He is usually found on the saw prepping metal for fabrication or grinding. He is a very friendly man who has something to say to everyone he meets!

Alec came to us in the spring of 2018 and is eager to help the guys where ever it is needed. He mimics a monkey and is great at helping throw on all the covers we service year round.

Aaron started in the Service department and has been a great addition. He is found helping wherever needed: barge, covers or service! In the winter he assists with hoist repairs and welding projects. 

Tyler can be found driving the barge on Big Spirit and occasionally East Lake. He is a great asset to our team and willing to put in work wherever it is needed. He has an attention to detail making many lake service customers love him! 

Johnny is our part-time truck driver. He has a great work ethic and we thank the skies he found us. He gets along with everyone and is a breath of fresh air! 

Samantha started years ago helping out on the barge and is quickly learning how to help out in various departments. She has an upbeat attitude and we love how eager she is to learn, and do jobs well!

Greg started out in the transportation department and has since started driving the barge for our smaller lakes. He is both a hard worker and has comedic relief to anyone willing to listen. 

Nikki came aboard in March of 2022 and has been a super addition to the front office. She is uber organized and has taken on the task of relabeling all the hoist covers, association layouts and more! She is bound to make spring installs much smoother with her attention to detail. Call her with any questions pertaining to Lake Service needs. 

Jayden started out in 2022 with us helping with covers. He has quickly caught on to organizing our covers and working with our Lake Service Manager, Nikki, on getting them all tagged and measured. 

MaKayla started in August of 2022 and is taking over all things service related. She has been re-organizing inventory, all the service call tickets, and more! She has a spreadsheet for everything and is quick to answer any questions you may have regarding your work ticket. 

Alex started Fall of 2022 and everyone enjoys his laid back hard working attitude! He is a fabulous welder, has been found helping out on the barge, and is willing to do any job! We are so excited he found us. 

239 252nd Ave Spirit Lake, IA 51360    Shop:712-336-1388    Fax:1-712-336-5661