Every day, we install the pipes and cables that power our lives—from lighting offices to heating homes. While this paints a pretty picture, our work is just pretty tough. We dig. We cut. We build.

Every time we climb into a protected hole, we’re taking a risk. The smallest mistake may cause an accident. This work demands safety, perfection, and efficiency. It’s Mission: Impossible. At KS, we live for it.

We build energy infrastructure that you depend on.

In this industry, everyone is good. WE ARE BETTER!”


Dennis Klumb, Jr.

President & CEO

Dennis Klumb, Jr. serves as President & CEO. Dennis has over 20 years experience in the utility industry and has served on a number of industry Boards including President of the Wisconsin Underground Contractors Association, Distribution Contractors Association (Director), Midwest Energy Association (Executive Board as Treasurer) and also served as Chairman of the Board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin in 2004. He has a BA degree from Marquette University, a Law Degree from Hamline University School of Law and is a member of the California and Wisconsin Bars.

Shawn Klumb


SVP – Fleet


Shawn has over 22 years of field experience and has overseen the company Fleet & Purchasing Department since KS was founded. Shawn also holds a BA degree from Cardinal Stritch University.


Lyle Hildebrand

Chief Operating Officer


Lyle brings over 25 years of experience to his role of COO. He is responsible for working with the executive leadership operational leaders of KS Energy Services to ensure safety, quality and productivity of field teams. Lyle has worked in various leadership roles in product and commercial management such as Cooper Power Systems. He joined PowerTeam Services to lead Business Development & Strategy. He has previously been President at Culy Construction, a PowerTeam Services, company. Lyle earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He also has an MBA from Marquette University.


Rick Klumb

SVP – Gas & Pipeline

Rick has over 36 years of hands on experience performing major natural gas projects throughout the country including large steel projects. He is experienced in tapping, tie-ins, fusing, house piping, inspecting and relighting of appliances, boring and operating machinery. Rick oversees our work in Central and Southern Illinois, Eastern Iowa, and various steel projects throughout our territory. Some of the customers he has performed work for include Alliant, Nicor, Ameren, We Energies, Xcel Energy, NSP, Duke Power, WPS and Consumers Energy.