Quick Transport, LLC
Quinn and Jen Kalies made a commitment to grow a family business from the ground up. The business would be built on hard work, quality customer service and a determination to see every project through. With these goals in mind, in 2009 they started QuiCK Transport, LLC, a specialized trucking company, with one truck and one trailer.
“We had tried to secure financing from other banks, but without any established business credit and no formal business plan, we were declined at all of them. Everything changed when we met with Business Banker, Ryan Johanek. We connected right away, and he fought for us. Denmark State Bank secured our financing when nobody else would.”
Over the years, the Kalies continued to grow their business by purchasing more trucks and trailers. Fast forward to today, they now operate their trucking company with 12 trucks and 40 specialized trailers. They also operate a brokerage business that allows them to use other carriers to accommodate their growing customer base. In addition, they own a trans-loading and storage facility where they have forklift capabilities up to 16,000 pounds, and mobile crane services up to 45 tons. What started as a two-person business, now operates in 49 states and throughout Canada. Denmark State Bank has been with them every step of the way.
“Denmark State Bank offers many of the same services of a bigger bank, but they also include personalized attention that you just don’t receive at a larger bank. Ryan, Joan (DeGrand) and everyone else at the bank really took the time to get to know us and understand our business plans and goals. Good, bad or ugly, we want, and need them to help us make sound business decisions. They believe in us and we believe in them.”
Quinn and Jen Kalies – Owners, Quick Transport, LLC