Fox River Remodeling Co. began in 1996, previously known as Exterior Elements and Character Elements. Kevin D. Klepps (pictured above left) is the owner with over 30 years experience as a carpenter/contractor and small business owner. Kevin, the youngest of six children, had an unique childhood because of his heritage. His father, Arthur D. Klepps "Art" (above middle), was also a contractor in the home improvement business. Art began his career in 1950 as an employee at Norman Brothers Roofing-Siding & Insulation Inc., est. 1943 in Neenah, WI. Art purchased the business in 1969, the year before Kevin was born.
Art's father, Arthur Peter Klepps, born in 1900 (above right), was also a carpenter/handyman/jack of all trades in and around the Fox Valley. Arthur Peter built small homes, garages, additions, porches, and farm buildings/barns, sheds, and garages. He was a builder-painter-roofer-sider-mason-logger-he even owned a sawmill business with which he used his own lumber to build with.
At a very young age, Kevin started to follow in his fathers footsteps, exactly the same as his father did with his father: tagging along on estimates, job sites and being a helper. Kevin spent evenings, weekends, and many summers working with his dad until he turned 18. He then began to take over the family business, Norman Brothers, along with his brother-in-law, Tom Francart, the current owner. In June of 1996, Kevin left his partnership with Tom and began his own business with the goal of focusing on all aspects of residential and commercial construction and remodeling. The name changed twice to fit with the growth of the business, advanced skills and the variety of services being offered. Today, Fox River Remodeling Co. is a carpentry, construction and remodeling business that really does it all. From start to finish, interiors to exteriors, basement to roof top, wall to wall and absolutely everything in between. A third generation of building and improving, coming from a long heritage of hands on carpentry with over a 100 year history.
Arthur Peter could be called a "Jack of all trades" and usually what follows is "master of none". Believe it, after three generations of professionally grounded service, Fox River Remodeling Co. "masters it all".
The Klepps name came to America in 1850, a German immigrant settling in the Manawa, WI area. Wouldn't you like to hire someone that will be here for years to come? That is what you will have in us.
Norman Brothers, 1950's --dad is on the far right.