Awards and Certifications

The best employees providing the best workmanship – guaranteed.

Kelmann Restoration is a nationally-recognized local property damage restoration company. Our employees are highly-skilled and certified, and our work is award-winning.


National Recognition:

  • Patriotic Employer
    Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
    Awarded for contributing to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force.
  • Phoenix Award for Excellence in Restoration and Reconstruction
    Restoration Industry Association
    Kelmann is the only company to win the national Phoenix Award six times.
    2016, 2013, 2008, 2004, 2003, 1997
  • Chrysalis Award for Best Commercial Insurance Restoration and Remodeling
    Editors and writers of consumer publications
    2013, 2010, 2004

State Recognition:

  • Torch Award for Business Ethics and Integrity
    Wisconsin Better Business Bureau
    2019 and 2004 (runner up in 2006)
  • Best Place To Work
    Milwaukee Business Journal

Wisconsin Torch Awards 2019

best place to work Milwaukee


  • Dwelling Contractor Certification
    Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
  • Certified Firm
    Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification
  • ICRA (Infectious Control Risk Assessment)
  • NIMS (National Incident Management System) Certified
  • Individual Employee Certifications:
    • Water Damage Restoration
    • Fire and Smoke Restoration
    • Applied Structure Drying
    • Health and Safety
    • Carpet Cleaning
    • Odor Control
    • Contents Processing and Pack Out
    • Mold Remediation
    • OSHA 10
    • OSHA 30
    • Lead Safe Renovator
    • Licensed Asbestos Tester


  • AOMA/BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association of Wisconsin)
  • IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management, Milwaukee Chapter)
  • GMHLA (Greater Milwaukee Hotel and Lodging Association)
  • NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Wisconsin Chapter)
  • WSSCA (Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association)
  • WASBO (Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials)
  • WALA (Wisconsin Assisted Living Association)
  • Chamber of Commerce, Mequon/Thiensville
  • Mariners Club of Wisconsin

Our Process

When disaster strikes, you can count on Kelmann. Learn more about how we work together.


Team Kelmann

Join our priority program; we’ll create an emergency response plan for your property.



We’ll walk with you through the insurance process, acting as your advocate and partner.


Great company to work with. Bill Hutchinson was our contact. Great guy. Answered emails and his phone promptly. Followed up with us to make sure everything was done to our satisfaction. Great experience.

Warren H.

I was extremely pleased with my experience while working with Kelmann Restoration… I would choose them again if I was in the need of restorations and I would highly recommend their services to anyone that is interested.

Matt S.

A sewer backup in my house happened just before Christmas. Though the timing couldn’t have been more inopportune, working with Kelmann lifted so much stress away.

Kerstin H.

It was a pleasure to work with our project manager Jon Thorsen and his whole crew. They gave us a beautiful kitchen. We are very happy with the results.

Cheryl T.

Service extraordinaire! Everyone I met from Kelmann was nice, professional and good at what they did. Very responsive and did a wonderful job of getting everything back in shape! I would definitely recommend Kelmann Restoration.

Team Kelmann Client