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Remodeling & Handyman

Jim Powell

Remodeling and Handyman Service Manager

Jim has been with Besel’s since 1996.  Before finding his home at Besel’s, he managed a lumber yard for 19 years, working with contractors and heading up installation sales.  Jim is licensed to oversee general-contracting service in several area cities and counties.  He is also EPA Lead-Safe Certified.

Exterior detail on AXA Building remodel

Some of Jim’s most memorable undertakings are historic rehabilitation projects, including the full-blown interior and exterior renovation of the AXA Building, 205 S. 5th St., in downtown Leavenworth, KS, better known as the former Corner Pharmacy (pictured above) and the historic dormer window replacement at the National Fred Harvey Museum, 620 Olive St., Leavenworth, KS (pictured below).

jim-harvey

Get to know Jim:

  • Who is your favorite author? Stephen King.
  • What would you do if you won the lottery? Retire.
  • If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be? Grandparents and mom and dad.
  • What was the last book you read? “Family Jensen”, William W. Johnstone.
  • What is your favorite movie? The John Wayne movie, “Rio Lobo”.

Mike Jostmeyer

Carpenter, Handyman

Mike has been with Besel’s since 1987.  Mike is EPA Lead-Safe certified.

Get to know Mike:

  • Who is your hero? Superman.
  • What is your favorite thing about your career? Payday.
  • What is your favorite movie? “Battleship”.
  • Do you collect anything? Junk.
  • Do you have a nickname? What is it? “Mikey”.

John Logan

Painter

John has been with Besel’s since 1988.  John is EPA Lead-Safe certified.

Get to know John:

  • Who is your hero? Mac Greenamyre.
  • What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play? Football.
  • What are your hobbies? Camping and fishing.
  • Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous? John Adams.
  • Do you have a nickname? What is it? “Pokerface”.

Brian Jostmeyer

Carpenter, Handyman

Brian has been with Besel’s since 2013.  Brian is another one of our jack-of-all-trade employees.  He can be found repairing gutters, installing a privacy fence, expanding a wood deck, and so much more.

Get to know Brian:

  • Who is your hero? My dad.
  • What is your biggest fear? Failing my family.
  • What are your hobbies? Building furniture.
  • If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have? All of Superman’s powers.
  • Do you have a nickname? What is it? “Hotdog”.

Kyle Kern

Carpenter, Handyman

Kyle has been with Besel’s since 2014.

Get to know Kyle:

  • What is your favorite thing about your career? Working outside.
  • What would you sing at Karaoke night? “Simple Man”.
  • What would you do if you won the lottery? Retire.
  • What is your favorite holiday? Christmas.
  • Do you collect anything? Coins.

Jamie Powell

Carpenter, Handyman

Jamie has been with Besel’s since 2014.

Get to know Jamie:

  • What is your biggest fear? Not being able to support my family.
  • What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play? Baseball.
  • What are your hobbies? Woodworking.
  • Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous? Jesse James.
  • Do you collect anything? Tools.