As a former Army veteran of the US Armed Forces and current Co-founder of K & P, I believe it’s important to show leadership, integrity and a personal touch to the customers I work with. I have over 20 years history of working well with the public while volunteering for community events. My sales history with the Class I, short line and regional railroads in a variety of areas as well as my strong moral ethics brings added value to customer service.
Pride, loyalty, dedication and a “job well done” are of great importance to me. Earning a stellar reputation for delivering superior materials and services on time and within your budget has also been important to me. I believe that having great attention to detail, hard work and a personal handshake, ensures that we will have you mission ready at a moment’s notice.
After having my first child I decided to move my family out of the large city where I had been living, and back to my hometown in Kansas where family values matter. Once there I began reconnecting with my roots. Within months of renewing relationships with family members, K&P Rail was born.
My strong sense of entrepreneurship, leadership, and dedication helped to bring our shared vision of K&P Railroad Equipment to life. My background is first in advertising and marketing with over 20+ years in the business. I also have a solid background in technology, particularly building successful web properties, and have over 15+ years in experience in the field.
I am loyal to my family and friends, and feel a need to take care of those close to me. You can feel secure knowing if you are a friend or client of mine, your needs will be understood and met.
KPRail.com is the global marketplace for the rail, transportation, and cargo industries.
We have built the worlds first and largest true marketplace that caters to the rail, transportation, and cargo industries. We believe in relationships and we are also aware that more business is conducted online every day. That is why we help build relationships between customers and merchants in an industry that has largely been under represented in the online space.
We help our community of sellers take their business online with a free marketplace and web presence, where they can list their products and business information, set their own prices and be a part of a growing trusted destination for railroads and industry related customers. Our platform connects them with millions of buyers looking for a quicker and more transparent way of doing business.
KPRail.com is owned and operated by K & P Railroad Equipment.
A BIT ABOUT OUR FOUNDERS AND OUR ORIGIN STORY
While we have come a long way from where we started we still have a long way to go. The business model and idea have changed from our original plan, and has grown in to something amazing! Here is how it all started.
K & P Railroad Equipment was founded in 2018 in Arkansas City KS by Shae Koenke and Travis Pearman. Their goal was to optimize and tailor solutions to meet their customer needs while relieving any unwanted stress to their clients. Understanding the customer and their need to save time and money that is better spent on things other than sourcing, K & P Railroad Equipment was formed.
K & P prides itself on getting your order right and delivering on schedule. These two attributes combined with our dedication to our customers, form the backbone of our commitment to excellence to customer service. The railroad has a long rich history in the United States and K & P Railroad Equipment is proud to be a part of it's future. K & P Railroad Equipment "We keep you moving!".