Kolbe Gallery Central Wisconsin
1330 S. 11th Avenue • Wausau, WI 54401 • 888-995-0995questions@kolbegallerycentralwi.com   



Our Installation Expertise

Kolbe Certified Installation ProfessionalKolbe Gallery Central Wisconsin employs professionals with extensive experience with both new construction and renovation. What's more, our installers are required to become Kolbe Certified Installation Professionals (KCIP). As a prerequisite to attending the program, proof of at least 12 months' experience installing windows & doors in residential and/or light commercial applications is required.

InstallationMasters websiteKCIP training includes two days of the InstallationMasters™ curriculum, which was developed by the American Architectural Manufacturer's Association (AAMA) and is administered by accredited instructors. Another two days include intensive, hands-on training focused on the handling and installation of Kolbe windows & doors. Certification exams are required for each of the two training segments.

Lead Safe Certified FirmIn 2010, the EPA established lead safe regulations in the Renovation, Repair and Painting Final Rule. It mandates lead safe work procedures and certification for any business that renovates residential housing or child-occupied facilities that were built prior to 1978.

Kolbe Gallery Central Wisconsin and our team of installation professionals have completed the necessary registration, education and training, and are Certified Lead Safe Renovators by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Health Services.

As Certified Lead Safe Renovators, we are responsible for educating building owners and residents about lead safe practices prior to renovation. Learn more on the EPA website or the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.

Our Installation Experts

Dave Kellner, Kolbe Gallery Central Wisconsin Installer

Dave Kellner

Dave has been employed at Kolbe for over 24 years throughout the Kolbe operation. He has built half-rounds and specialty geometric windows, manned a CNC Router, and supervised co-workers. Dave has done handy-man projects for Kolbe as well — such as roofing, window & door installation, and garage construction. When he's not at Kolbe, Dave takes on the Wisconsin wilderness to cut firewood, bow-hunt, camp or fish.

Jim Tessmer, Kolbe Gallery Central Wisconsin Installer

Jim Tessmer

Jim has been employed at Kolbe for almost 23 years, working in numerous final assembly departments. Jim likes to work with wood, creating shelves, boxes, and re-purposing old cast-off items into newfound treasures. On weekends, you will find Jim dressed in buckskin carrying a musket at numerous pre-1840's fur trade rendezvous, selling his wares at numerous events like the Mosinee Log Jam, Reedsburg Historical Society, and the Baraboo River Rendezvous.