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.

RPM Revival Team photo

Randy Amosson

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 Suchomel

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 Kuehl

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.

Christine Amosson

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.

Faron Drager

Faron is our head blaster and joined us after previously working a for a company in Cedar Rapids, where he did media blasting and painting for over eight years. We have been really lucky to have someone like him on our crew to add this kind of experience while continuing to improve on some of his other skills. Faron has a great attitude and is a phenomenal fit for the RPM Crew. Faron and his family live in Bennett.

Alec Amosson

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

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!)


Chance has grown up on his family acreage in rural Stockton. He joins us after working for his family’s lawn service. Chance has many skills that he uses throughout our operation. He has mastered blasting, helps disassemble and reassemble projects, assists in the truck and trailer repair shop as well as support for our paint technicians. Wherever we need him – he is always ready and willing!


Jake joins RPM as our second Paint and Body Technician. Originally from Dixon, Iowa he has had a long history of painting and restoring tractors. He started restoring tractors with his family at 8 years old and soon found his spot in the booth as a painter. He has been on TV shows with his family such as Timeless Tractor on Iowa Public Television and also Ageless Iron on Successful Farming. After many years of showing tractors at fairs he decided to perfect his skills by attending Kirkwood Community College, completing the Automotive Collision & Repair as well as the Automotive Electricity courses. Since then Jake has painted many projects and has added new skills which include building custom vehicles. This involves installing aftermarket parts as well as automotive electronics and wiring adding many custom features.


Cody comes to RPM from Holy Cross in northeastern Iowa growing up on the family dairy farm. A few years ago, when the family dairy operation ended, his love of wrenching took him to his first job as a mechanic. From there he recently joined us a technician in our Truck & Tailer Repair Shop. He is an excellent, hardworking, knowledgeable mechanic that is willing to tackle repairs small to large.


Nathan has grown up being a part of his family farm operation. While working for us as a summer intern we discovered what a hard worker he is and would tackle every job we gave him! He works part-time at RPM while finishing school. When not at school or work he helps as much as he can on the farm and is also active in 4-H.