J.W. Koehler Electric, Inc. was founded in 1969 by James W. Koehler. The firm concentrated on residential service work, house wiring, and heating and air conditioning control systems. The work consisted of a combination of competitive bid and service contract work.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s the home construction market began to slow down, and a decision was made to expand into the industrial market, as this was a familiar area of expertise for Jim Koehler. The estimating staff was expanded in both the commercial and industrial areas and we began building a strong reputation for customer satisfaction and high quality installations. As a result of their aggressive and professional style, they quickly experienced strong growth in the commercial and industrial markets.
Kevin W. Koehler has been promoted to president of J.W. Koehler Electric, Inc., in Davenport.
This promotion represents the third generation of Koehlers to retain the position of president, following Timothy W. Koehler (2006-2022) and James W. Koehler (1969-2006).
Kevin Koehler joins Robin Rollins, CEO; Tim Koehler, now Chairman of the Board; and Lesley Wolfe, Secretary-Treasurer, as company executives.
Kevin grew up in the electrical world and has been in the electrical construction industry since 2002. He has been employed at J.W. Koehler Electric, Inc. since 2005. He completed his electrical apprenticeship through the IBEW Local #145 in Moline.
He is a Certified Master Electrician through Block & Associates. Kevin has extensive experience in the commercial and industrial electrical industry.
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A 1984 graduate of Coe College, Robin has been with JW Koehler Electric, Inc for over 30 years. She is married to Jeff Rollins, and they have 5 children and 5 grandchildren. Outside of work, Robin is active in her church, raises monarch butterflies, she is an Iowa Hawkeye fan, and loves spending time with her family.
Secretary & Treasurer
A 1988 graduate from American Institute of Commerce, Lesley has been with JW Koehler Electric, Inc for over 25 years. She is married to Tim Wolfe, and they have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Outside of work, Lesley is active in her church, enjoys sporting events, loves traveling to Disney and spending time with her family.
Chairman of the Board & Safety Director
A 1983 Electrician graduate of IBEW Local 145, Tim has been with JW Koehler Electric, Inc for over 35 years. He is married to Sara Koehler, and they have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Tim is active with many non-profit & electrical industry organizations. Outside of work, Tim enjoys local and regional festivities, concerts and sporting events.
A 2008 Electricians graduate of IBEW Local 145, Kevin has been with JW Koehler Electric, Inc since 2005. In 2009 Kevin received his Master Class A Electrical Certification from the Iowa Electrical Examining Board. He is married to Melissa Koehler, and they have 2 children. Outside of work, Kevin enjoys golf, fishing, and spending time with his family.