HK Solutions Group: A Legacy of Safety, Efficiency and Attention to Detail

HK Solutions Group provides a vast array of services to meet the needs of industrial and municipal clients throughout the United States. With a fleet of hydroblasting equipment, powerful vacuum trucks, video inspection units and specialized tools and equipment, the HK team has the resources to solve any problem and meet every need.

There is no mess too big and no job we can’t tackle. We offer more than just industrial cleaning and hydroblasting services. Our areas of expertise include manhole inspection, lift station cleaning, trenchless rehab, wastewater treatment, hazardous waste removal and so much more.

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We’re equipped to respond when the unthinkable happens, from hazardous materials spills to natural disasters. Our Emergency Service Plan gives you peace of mind and assurance that our expert technicians are on-call at all times.

As a turn-key solution provider, HK can handle a wide range of scheduled maintenance and emergency service needs. We understand the importance of safety and efficiency, and you can trust us to complete your projects with great attention to detail. Our team is passionate about our services, and we pride ourselves on honesty, integrity and reliability.

Where it All Began: HK Solutions Group History

HK Solutions Group began in Maxwell, Iowa, in 1976. In the beginning, HK was just one man with a single line jetter. He performed a limited set of municipal services while working a fulltime job.

In 2000, HK headquarters moved to Des Moines, Iowa, and in 2011, we began to develop a long-term strategy for expanding our service offerings and geographic locations this led to the following acquisitions and expansions:

2013

  • Added CIPP pipe repair services with acquisition of A-Tech in Watertown, South Dakota and opened an additional location in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

2015

  • Acquired Infra-Tech in Minneapolis, Minnesota and began offering Monoform manhole rehab services and opened an additional location in Mankato, Minnesota

2016

  • Opened an office in Kansas City, Missouri

2017

  • Opened an office in Wausau, Wisconsin

2019

2020

2021

  • Established a distributorship for AGRU Lining Systems in DeLand, Florida and Mankato, Minnesota
  • Developed patented Monoform PLUS® lining system which provides a permanent structural and corrosive-resistant manhole rehabilitation solution
  • Acquired Hempen Mobile Wash in Keokuk, Iowa which allowed us to expand our service offerings into the Mississippi River Valley.

Our Priority: Our People

At HK Solutions, our commitment to safety is based on one simple concept: protect our most valuable resource — our people. We believe that people come first and all jobs can be done safely. By taking time to engineer safe solutions to any challenge, safety is always our top priority.

HK Solutions Group has developed an intensive in-house, hands-on training program that provides our employees with the skills they need to safely and efficiently solve problems and complete projects. Read more about our stellar safety standards and training.

The HK Team

Our people are the heart of HK Solutions Group. Our team is hard-working, and they aren’t afraid to get dirty in order to get a job done right. From laborers and mechanics to managers and directors, every member of the HK team is dedicated to quality and integrity. We make sure jobs get done quickly, efficiently and safely. We prioritize attention to detail, and our clients’ satisfaction is essential.

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The HK team is growing! We’re looking for hard-working individuals interested in taking on tough tasks with a positive attitude. We offer competitive wages, including overtime pay, along with paid time off, paid holidays and health insurance benefits.

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HK Leadership & Sales

Wade Anderson President & Chief Executive Officer

Wade joined HK Solutions Group in 2011 as the company's Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining HK, he worked in a leadership role at Deloitte & Touche for 8 years. In 2018, he was promoted to President and CEO. Wade focuses his time on strategic growth opportunities while overseeing the day-to-day operations.

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Rob Sherwood Chief Financial Officer

Rob joined the HK Solutions Group leadership team in 2019 after serving as the Chief Financial Officer for Broker Dealer Financial Services. He and his team are responsible for managing the company's financial statements, financial planning and analysis, cash flow, information technology and bank relations.

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Mike Ingham Chief Sales Officer

Mike joined HK Solutions Group in 2016 with over 20 years of sales experience in the industrial cleaning industry. When he joined the team in 2016, he was a regional manager in HK's South region. He was promoted to Director of Sales in 2018 and was most recently promoted to Chief Sales Officer in late 2019. Mike works with each of HK Solutions' Business Development Directors and Regional Account Managers, helping grow sales and customer relationships across all HK territories and service lines. 

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Jessica Goodson Chief Human Resources Officer

Jessica joined the HK Solutions Group team in 2014, filling the role of HR Manager. She was promoted to Director of Human Resources in the summer of 2016. In 2020, Jessica was promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer and is now responsible for overseeing the company's payroll and benefits department while also orchestrating the personnel components of our business including hiring and terminations, disciplinary procedures, new employee onboarding, training, performance reviews, and promotions. 

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Bill Denny Director of Fleet Maintenance

Bill joined HK Solutions Group in 2019 with many years of maintenance and DOT compliance experience. He was promoted to Director of Fleet Maintenance in late 2019. Bill is responsible for managing fleet maintenance and maintaining DOT compliance records for HK's equipment fleet.

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Ryan Blackburn Director of Industrial Services

Ryan joined HK Solutions Group in 1997 as a Service Technician and has risen to his current position as HK's Director of Industrial Services since 2018. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the Industrial Services and Wastewater Pretreatment Plant divisions. He focuses his efforts on increasing the capabilities and profitability of these divisions.

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Brian Craig Director of P.I.P.E. Services

Brian joined HK Solutions Group in 1996 as a Service Technician. Brian has risen to the current position as the Director of P.I.P.E Services since 2018. He is responsible for leading the P.I.P.E. Services division, growing HK's pipeline inspection capabilities and increasing the profitability of the P.I.P.E. Services division.

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Derrick Joens Director of Pipeline Rehab Services

Derrick joined HK Solutions Group through the acquisition of A-tech Sewer in 2013. He accepted his current position as the Director of Pipeline Rehab Services in 2018. He oversees the Pipeline Rehabilitation Services division and focuses his efforts on growing HK's capabilities and increasing the profitability of the Pipeline Rehab division.

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Chad Hauck Director of Structure Rehab Services

Chad joined HK Solutions Group in September 2020 as the Director of Structure Rehab Services. He spent 21 years in the United States Marine Corps and before arriving at HK spent six years in the concrete industry overseeing construction of footings, walls, flat work and demolition crews. Chad now oversees and focuses his efforts on growing the capabilities and increasing the profitability of the Structure Rehab Services division. 

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Brian Rinehart Business Development Director - Biofuels
Brian joined HK Solutions Group in 2000 as HK's first Client Service Representative. In 2018 he moved into the role of Business Development Director - Biofuels where he continues to find solutions for customer's cleaning and environmental needs.  Close
Chad Mesenbrink Business Development Director - Industrial Services
Chad joined HK Solutions Group in September 2017 as an Account Manager covering much of Iowa and Omaha, NE. In October 2020, Chad was promoted to Business Development Director of Industrial Services managing the same territories while also working to bolster communication between HK's sales group and operations in relation to industrial services. He focuses his efforts on ensuring projects are efficient and cost effective for HK's customers. Close
Matt Huston Business Development Director - Structure Rehabilitation
Matt joined HK Solutions Group in 2015 when HK acquired Infratech, a Midwest sewer rehabilitation company, with manhole rehab experience and capabilities. He has over 25 years of experience in wastewater structure rehab. His work now includes estimating manhole rehab projects, assisting with structure rehabilitation operations management and business development in HK's geographic footprint. Matt was one of the founding partners of Infratech and brought his considerable knowledge and experience to HK. He is invaluable when it comes to selecting the right solution for full structural rehabilitations, structural enhancements, corrosion protection or infiltration work and inflow mitigation. Close
Avery Zahn Business Development Director - Large Diameter Pipe

Avery hails from Infra-Track, one of HK Solutions Group's 2020 acquisitions. When he started Infra-Track, he was installing and repairing underground infrastructure systems. In 2014, he added CIPP and cement spray lining to his service offerings. He later expanded on these offerings by adding fold and form PVC lining and recycling jet/vacs to his fleet. In 2020, Infra-Track joined HK Solutions to bring new capabilities, thereby providing customers with a full range of services. 

 

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Todd Sykora Director of Fabrication and Distribution Services

Todd joined the company in 1997 as a Service Technician.  Over the years, he has been promoted several times and has been in his current position as the Director of Fabrication & Distribution Services since HK acquired Turner Lining in late 2020. He oversees and focuses his efforts on growing the capabilities and increasing the profitability of the Turner Lining (HK?s Fabrication & Distribution Services) division. 

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Wayne Turner Business Development Director - Fabricated Lining Systems
Wayne Turner, founder of recently acquired Turner Lining Company, has over 35 years of experience in the precast structure industry. Wayne has spent over 25 years focusing on designing, fabricating, and installing AGRU Lining systems and is considered the leading expert in the industry. Wayne was instrumental in the development of HK's patented Monoform PLUS® process. With his knowledge, we will be able to better serve our customers in both the precast and rehabilitation sectors. Close
Kenneth Hempen Business Development Directory - Mississippi River Valley
Kenny Hempen is the former founder and owner of Hempen Mobile Wash, an industrial services company in Keokuk, Iowa. When HK Solutions Group acquired Hempen Mobile Wash in 2021, Kenny joined the HK team. He will continue working with both existing and new customers by providing his expertise in industrial services in the Mississippi River Valley area of south east Iowa, north east Missouri and western Illinois. Close
Ben Anderson Logistics Manager
Ben joined HK Solutions Group in July 2019 as the Logistics Manager assisting with inside sales for Des Moines, IA. Prior to arriving at HK, he specialized in managing and assisting with the cleaning of ethanol facilities throughout the Midwest. Ben now uses his experience to coordinate equipment and personnel to create the best possible solutions for customers. Close
Steve Rehome Regional Sales Manager
Steve joined HK Solutions Group in 2016 as a Regional Sales Manager specializing in the industrial services market. He brought 20+ years of sales and customer service to the HK team as well as extensive experience in the food processing and manufacturing industries. In 2018, Steve's role with HK was changed to concentrate on gaining new customers within his territory of Western Wisconsin, South-Central Minnesota and the Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area. His primary concern is to always be a champion for the customer and to provide his clients with an unmatched level of service. Close
John Bluntach Regional Sales Manager
John is the Regional Manager for HK Solutions Group's Northern Minnesota and North Dakota areas. He has worked in the wastewater and storm water pipe and structure rehab field for over 24 years and joined HK's team in 2015. Due to his extensive field experience, John is able to provide unique insight on projects to ensure each customer receives the best possible service. As a lifelong resident of Northern MN, he is also able to meet the special needs of the region. Close
Chuck Patton Regional Sales Manager

Chuck started with HK Solutions Group in May 2018 and is the Regional Sales Manager for Kansas, Missouri and Southeast Nebraska. He specializes in many areas including: industrial, commercial and chemical manufacturing, food processing, municipal, environmental, agricultural and federal services, and waste management / hauling. Chuck prides himself on building long-term relationships with customers and providing custom solutions to any problem. 

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Jake Nanti Regional Sales Manager
Jake is the Regional Sales Manager of HK Solution Group's Municipal Services division. He joined HK in April 2018 as an inside sales rep tasked with taking any contractor call-in work that came through the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, before expanding to cover calls in all territories. In January 2019, Jake was promoted to Municipal Services Manager and now manages project bidding and RFPs, call-in work across all Midwest locations and he works to grow HK's customer service base in the Twin Cities. Close
Al Blackmon, Jr. Regional Sales Manager
Al came to HK Solutions Group via the acquisition of Vac-Con services in Kansas City in April 2020 where he worked for nearly 20 years. His career in the industry began in 1991 working in power plants. Now, Al's specialties lie in power generations, steel mills, cement plants, ag processing and elevators. With the additions of Vac-Con and Al to the HK team, we have expanded our services to include on-line boiler cleaning, sand/soda blasting, silo cleaning and bin drill/whipping. Close
Clyde Glanzer Regional Sales Manager
Clyde spent 20 years in the instrumentation and motion control industry before joining HK Solutions Group. He is now the sales manager for HK's territories in South Dakota, southeast Minnesota, northwest Iowa and northern Nebraska. Clyde is instrumental in assisting industrial and municipal customers with finding cost-saving solutions to everything from tank cleaning to rehabilitating deteriorating pipes and manholes over traditional digging methods.  Close
Brenda German Sales Coordinator
Brenda made a career change in 2019 and joined HK Solutions Group as the Office Manager of the former Pipemasters location in Watertown, SD. In 2020, she was promoted to Sales Coordinator where she manages requests for urgent callouts while also working to build the HK name in the northern part of South Dakota. Brenda and her team in Watertown primarily work with local dairy and farming communities, but also work with municipalities.   Close
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