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.

Tom Shaitel

COO & Secretary

Tom brings over 40 years of hands-on experience to his role of Chief Operating Officer and Secretary. He has worked in the natural gas, electric, water and sewer industries performing a number of major projects throughout his career. He is responsible for daily operations and estimating throughout Wisconsin. He has served on a number of industry committees including Diggers Hotline and served as President and Past President of the Wisconsin Underground Contractors Association.

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.