SERVPRO of Wausau Employee Photos

General Manager/Estimator

Kevin Lawton

Kevin Lawton is our General Manager/Estimator.  He has been in the restoration and insurance industry for 16 years.  He has extensive experience with water, fire, mold, biohazard, and reconstruction losses.  He worked as a Special Claims Adjuster for Farmers Insurance before coming to SERVPRO.  Prior to that he was a Supervisor at United Parcel Service.  He is also in the Army Reserve where he serves as an Army Reserve Career Counselor.  He grew up in Central Wisconsin, is married with 3 children and resides in Stevens Point.  He likes to spend his free time traveling, in the outdoors and spending time with his family. 

Kevin holds his IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification) Certifications in:

Water Damage Restoration

Applied Structural Drying

Applied Microbial Remediation

Fire & Smoke Restoration

Trauma & Crime Scene 

Operations Manager

Barry Nelson

As our Operations Manager, Barry is in charge of all of our crews and the day to day operations of our business.  He assigns our crews to their various jobs, oversees their work, and provides training and assistance where needed. 

Barry holds his IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification) Certifications in:

Water Damage Restoration

Applied Structural Drying

He is also holds his certification through the State of Wisconsin for Lead-Safe Renovation. 

Controller

Loraine Erickson

Loraine joined the team in February 2018 and serves as the company's Controller.  Loraine has decades of accounting experience in several different industries.  Loraine loves seeing small businesses succeed and the impact they can have on local communities.  She is excited to be a part of the SERVPRO franchise and the opportunities ahead for the company and it's employees.  

In her free time, Loraine loves to watch her two sons compete in sports and loves reading a good book.  Loraine also serves as a youth leader at her church.  

Loraine completed her accounting degree at UW-Stevens Point and holds a CPA License. 

Director of Sales & Marketing, male in black shirt

Jamie Wenzel

Jamie joined our team in July of 2021. Jamie brings experience that covers every aspect in insurance, from being a licensed P&C Agent to a Field Property Claims Adjuster. He has been involved in the Restoration Industry in several capacities from being a IICRC certified Restoration Technician, Project Manager and Director of Sales & Marketing for both an Independent and Franchise Restoration business model for nearly 10 years.  Jamie also served on the Board of Directors for the MCRA now known as the MCRP (Midwest Cleaning & Restoration Professionals) for over 3 years, along with being an elected Public School Board Official for over 3 years.

In his free time, Jamie enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams and being a W.I.A.A. licensed official for over 20 years.  Jamie and his wife Heather have 4 amazing children, Taya, Daxtyn, Zayden & Kollyns that keep them on their toes and extremely busy.

Jamie’s lifelong goal is to live by, “The Golden Rule”, you should treat others the way you want to be treated.”

Jamie is IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification) certified in: 

Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration

Odor Control Technician

Water Damage Restoration

Administrative Assistant

Mary Jo (MJ) Steckel

Mary Jo also known as MJ around the office joined the SERVPRO staff in April of 2020.  MJ's favorite part of her job is getting to work with a wide variety of people both within the company and with customers. She says SERVPRO of Stevens Point and Wausau is not just a “company” but it is more like a family as SERVPRO truly cares about their employees and customers. MJ loves working in customer service as she enjoys talking to and helping people, especially when they are in need. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, gardening, crafting, traveling & shopping!

Production Technician

Tony Shilka Jr.

Tony has been with the company since 2015 and is a valuable part of the SERVPRO team.  

Tony is IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification) in: 

Water Damage Restoration

Fire & Smoke Restoration

Applied Microbial Remediation

Odor Control Technician

Production Technician

Lee Ilagan

Lee has been with the company since 2019.  Lee enjoys making people laugh, playing bass and has a knack for problem solving which help him in his role as a Production Tech.  He has been married for 11 years to a spunky woman who got him into photography and traveling.  When Lee is not working you'll find him watching cooking videos on YouTube, playing bass in a band or riding his vintage motorcycle on the backroads of beautiful Wisconsin.

Lee is IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification) certified in: 

Carpet Cleaning

Water Damage Restoration

Applied Structural Drying

Fire & Smoke Restoration

Odor Control Technician

Production Technician

Herbert (Mike) Miller

Mike's experiences in construction began in his youth, working for his dad who owned a carpentry business.  Over the years he learned framing with his brother.  He is always eager to connect with people and can find humor in just about everything.  Things that bring him life are time spent connecting with nature and quality time spent with his family.

Mike is IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification) certified in: 

Applied Structural Drying

Carpet Cleaning

Water Damage Restoration

Production Technician

Tristan Justesen

Tristen joined the SERVPRO team summer of 2021.  He has been working as a Water Mitigation Technician since 2016 and has over 10 years in the construction industry total.  Tristen passions include being in the outdoors and listening to music. 

Tristan is IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification) certified in: 

Water Damage Restoration 

Applied Microbial Remediation

Fire & Smoke Restoration

Carpenter

Randy Grimm

Randy was self employed for many years as a new home builder and remodeler.  He joined the SERVPRO staff in 2019 as our Lead Carpenter.  He specifically enjoys cabinetry work, setting of doors and all trim work. With Randy's experience he can utilize his professional carpentry expertise to make your home or business look like a disaster never happened!