Kelmann in the Community

“Isn’t it nice to know you can always count on family?” It’s our corporate mission in a nutshell. Kelmann Restoration is a family, and we treat everyone else like family, too. It’s our approach to ethics, a take on the famous Golden Rule, and a way of approaching how we work and run our business. When disaster strikes, you need to count on someone. You can count on family, and you can count on Kelmann.

The Kelmann Cares Foundation, founded in 2019, seeks to lift up organizations, programs and individuals that embody this mission. We empower those who are serving local families, improving our communities and supporting those who protect us. We believe that by impacting local families, we may impact communities, our nation and the world.


The Kelmann Cares Foundation transforms the lives of families, communities and first responders in southeastern Wisconsin.


The Kelmann Cares Foundation puts southeastern Wisconsin families first by creating, identifying and supporting projects and organizations that exist to:

  1. positively impact family life;
  2. better the communities in which we live and work; and
  3. support and honor the men and women who protect our families and communities.

Grants Program

Grants are considered on a bi-annual basis by the Foundation’s board of directors. Please note that the maximum amount to be awarded per winning applicant is $1,000. All applicants will be notified of the board’s final decision two weeks after the close of the grant deadline.

Spring Application Deadline: May 1, 2020
Applicants will be notified of the board’s decision by May 15, 2020.

Fall Application Deadline: October 1, 2020
Applicants will be notified of the board’s decision by October 15, 2020.

All applications must be submitted by email to Adam Nelson, Kelmann Cares Treasurer, at (download this form, complete it, print to sign and then scan back to email) or by mail to the following address and received by the appropriate grant period deadline listed above:

Kelmann Cares Foundation
ATTN: Adam Nelson
12001 W Dearbourn Ave.
Wauwatosa, WI 53226



We believe in giving back.

Our employees volunteer their time and talents with many organizations throughout the year, including:

Kelmann also works with several area schools, giving interns tangible job skills and supplying materials and expertise to high school skilled trade programs. We are also proud to contribute to local interests and non-profit organizations thanks to our participation in various professional and industry organizations.

Kelmann is a trusted voice on both local and national stages. Hundreds of Wisconsin insurance professionals have attended our Fire and Water Loss Seminars throughout the years. We frequently appear as expert guests on radio and television programs discussing remodeling, renovation and safety – as well as our mission to put family first and work with a spirit of service. We have been invited to participate in national roundtable discussions about issues and solutions in the disaster recovery and property renovation industries.

Giving back begins with supporting the families of our 80 employees. Kelmann Restoration is committed to investing not only in our employees, but in their families, children and communities. This extends to our business partners, subcontractors and clients.

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.


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

Over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to work with Kelmann Restoration on multiple occasions. Each and every Kelmann associate that I have worked with has shown me and my residents nothing but the utmost professionalism and courtesy.

Milwaukee-area Property Manager

Very satisfied. Very impressed. Kelmann was truly responsive and professional. A rarity these days.

Steve S.

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.

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.