Meet The Crew
At RPM we have an amazing crew that have years of experience in wide range of areas including media blasting, HD trucks and auto collision repair, painting, fabrication, welding and electrical work. We have the knowledge and the talents to take care of all your industrial, commercial, agricultural, and general restoration projects. Also we have technicians experienced in truck and trailer repairs and maintenance. We strive to provide the highest quality work and pride ourselves on our customer service. Every project big or small that has been entrusted to us is very important and we hope all our hard work shows in the finished project.
The owner and glue of RPM. Randy got his love for restorations at a very young age; 15 to be exact. You may have seen this guy in a Bandag uniform, or more recently sporting a John Deere Logo. Randy and his wife of over 30 years, Chris, have two children, both of whom both live in Dubuque. Randy’s hobbies include: tractor restorations, driving his 1970 “Plum Crazy” purple Charger that he has owned for nearly 40 years, and spending time with his family.
Steve is a native to the Cedar County area. His passion started in high school when he attended an Auto Body class, and since then Steve has been hooked. This led Steve to opening his own shop, which he ran for over 30 years. He joined our team in 2018. His avid hunting and fishing skills keep him busy when he is not working on restoration projects. You may know Steve by C.B. or Machine Gun.
Curtis was raised on a farm with two brothers. This led him to drive his first tractor when he was five, and he has been working on equipment since he could walk. Curtis owns land and cattle south of Tipton, where he spends his free time. He stays busy outside of the shop with farming, custom baling, plowing snow, and, more recently, spending time with his wife Brittini and daughter Magdalena (Maggie). Prior to RPM Revival Curtis spent eleven years working as a technician at John Deere.
The one that supports our dream! Randy’s partner for almost 35 years, Christine, works part-time on the administrative, financial, and bookkeeping needs. She also works full time for Fidelity Bank and Trust here in Tipton.
Alec is the RPM Revival Creative Director. He helps us part-time with our website, social media and other marketing needs. Alec is the Director of Worship for the Grand View United Methodist Church in Dubuque and is the son of Randy and Chris. He recently added husband to his list of duties with his marriage to Staci.
Pat Helmold grew up on a farm near Tipton and enjoyed learning many hands-on skills from her dad, which she still uses today. She currently lives just outside of Tipton on an acreage with her husband Dave and daughter Sarah. She brings to RPM previous experience as an office manager for a painting & sandblasting business. As our Office Manager she will manage the finances, marketing and give support for the RPM Crew in many ways. She enjoys working with customers and discovering what project they need help restoring or repairing. When not at work she enjoys gardening, flower arranging with her own flowers to share with others and most of all spending time with her two grandchildren (and their parents, too!)