Meet the Team
About Us – At Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair, we realize that our services are only as good as the people that perform them and have assembled an amazing team of professionals. All of our technicians are dedicated, hardworking, thoroughly background checked, with a good driving record and enjoy a drug-free workplace. Every employee at Lamunyon receives industry-specific training both in-house and nationwide. We are the very best in the restoration industry, providing our neighbors with exceptional service no matter where they are located in Central Kansas. We truly want every one of our customers to be a cheerleader for Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair!
You are welcome to learn more about our our memberships and certifications within the industry by visiting our Partners page. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Lamunyon Team, visit our employment page today!
Mike Lamunyon, CEO
About: Mike and his wife Arlene started Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair back in 1973 and now have been in business for some 46 years. What started as a window cleaning/janitorial business is now an emergency water damage/foundation repair business. They have two adult children and still enjoy spending time together as a family.
Mike enjoys helping people recover from disasters and consulting with them regarding their foundation issues. In fact the tagline on company trucks and business cards say “When Big Surprises Strike Your Home.”
Mike particularly enjoys volunteer work, and served in the prison ministry for 33 years while living in Hutchinson. He also volunteers to help individuals with their marital and family issues. He finds joy and happiness in helping others get through their difficulties in life.
In business Mike obsesses about making cheerleaders out of his clients, going the extra mile, putting on our ‘customer’s eye glasses’ and delivering ‘Positive Moments of Truth’.
A special note to our customers: “We are here to serve the needs of others and to make life better when big surprises strike your home”.
Alex Schnell, General Manager
About: Alex is our General Manager and certified in all areas of our industry. He has an extensive background in construction too. His upbringing covers Nebraska, Utah, Idaho and Oregon so his hobbies include the outdoors, naturally! Like several of our guys he enjoys hunting, fishing and riding motorcycles. He and his wife are kept busy with their three daughters. He enjoys the different challenges the job brings and wants our customers to know, ‘you can’t do this yourself. We can handle it!’
Specializations: Applied Microbial Remediation Technician, Class-2 Asbestos Operations, Commercial Drying Specialist, Fire/Smoke Remediation, Hazwoper Safety 40-Hour, Kent State Restoration Project Management, Lead Safe Certified, OSHA Safe Certified, Reet's World's Fastest Drying System, Violand Technician Supervisory Trained, Water Restoration Technician, SafeBasements Foundation Repair and Waterproofing
Cody Beaver, Foundation Repair Sales Manager
About: Cody is our Foundation Repair Sales Manager, focused on helping locals with basement waterproofing and foundation repairs. He is also our Commercial Duct Specialist. Cody enjoys helping people most and is proudly certified in all areas of our industry. Cody was born in Clay Center, and was raised on a farm nearby. His background is in construction and drywall – both of which come in handy here! Cody, his wife and two children often enjoy hunting and fishing year-round.
Specializations: Applied Structural Drying, Applied Microbial Remediation Technician, Class-2 Asbestos Operations, Lead Safe Certified, NADCA Ventilation & Air Cleaning Specialist, OSHA Safe Certified, Reet's World's Fastest Drying System, Water Restoration Technician, SafeBasements Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing
Jamie Hoehn, Mold Remediation Manager
About: One of Jamie's favorite quotes is from Steve Jobs: "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." We're glad to have him with us full-time now as he had been an on-call tech for many years. He's a very hard worker and always eager to help. Expect to see his smiling face on your water loss - he'll be working to bring calm back to your life and home!
Specializations: Water Restoration Technician, Lead Safe Certified, Applied Microbial Remediation Technician, Trauma Scene Cleanup
Dustin Gibson, Mitigation Manager
About: Dustin recently re-joined our team, bringing with him 15 years of mitigation experience. In his free time, Dustin enjoys studying, golfing, cooking, and watching tv/movies with his wife Sarah. He has a dog he loves and four cats, all full of personality. His favorite season is winter, and is always vocal about his passions. Dustin loves getting to know new people, so feel free to say hello, and ask him about the time he came face-to-face with a mama bear and her cubs! Dustin would like to tell our customers, “Thank you allowing us the opportunity to serve you.”
Specializations: Water Damage Restoration, Applied Microbial Remediation, Applied Structural Drying, Carpet Cleaning, Fire and Smoke Restoration, Odor Control, Carptet Repair and Reinstallation, Journeyman Water Restorer, Crime Scene and Trauma Clean-up
Ed Forton, Foundation Repair Consultant
About: Ed was born and raised in Michigan and now lives with his wife of 30+ years in Hutchinson. Working closely with our office in Clay Center, Ed enjoys consulting with homeowners regarding foundation repair and basement waterproofing concerns. As a Home Comfort Specialist he is also proud to assist with crawlspace encapsulation, mold testing and remediation, among many other services. He’d like to thank our clients for their friendship and trust in the company.
Specializations: Applied Structural Drying, Certified Mold Remediation Supervisor, Class-2 Asbestos Operations, Fire/Smoke Remediation, Lead Safe Certified, Notary Public Kansas, Odor Control Technician, Reet's World's Fastest Drying System, Strategies for Success, Water Restoration Technician, SafeBasements Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing, Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
Zachary Vinduska, Foundation Repair Consultant
About: Zach came to us with more than 20 years of consulting experience under his belt, with several years of experience in home improvement, so he has plenty of knowledge when it comes to your home’s needs. He’s always ready for a good joke or pun, and loves chatting with the people around him. He keeps busy by spending time with his wife, their three boys and his dog, Lynx. He loves anything to do with old cars or trucks, and even does a little coin collecting on the side. We’re happy to welcome him to our team, and he’s excited to help you find the best solution for your home!
Specialization: SafeBasements Advanced Laser and Pier Training
David Hoes, Foundation Repair Production Foreman
About: David is our Foundation Repair Production Foreman. Having been with us since 2012, he's certified in all areas of our industry. He was born in Galveston, Texas and has been involved in a variety of construction fields. He and his wife enjoy staying busy with their three children and 3 dogs, Bud, Jersey and Honey. His hobbies include fishing and playing the drums. What he likes best about the profession is “the people I work with.”
Specializations: Applied Structural Drying, Applied Microbial Remediation Technician, Carpet Cleaning Technician, Class-2 Asbestos Operations, Lead Safe Certified, Reet's World's Fastest Drying System, Trauma Scene Cleanup, Water Restoration Technician, SafeBasements Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing
Caleb Jewell, Foundation Repair Production Foreman
About: Caleb lives in the Wichita area with a wonderful wife and two great kids. He grew up in a large family. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and boating. He likes to learn about such crafts as blacksmith work and wood structure building. He enjoys raising small farm animals. The goats eat the grass and provide the milk and his chickens provide the eggs for his family and neighbors. He has "proudly served in the United States Air Force". With his extensive experience in the construction field and customer service, you too will benefit when it comes to your improvements for your home.
Specializations: SafeBasements Training for Pier Diagnostics, SafeBasements Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing
Ryan Leonard, Marketing Representative
About: Ryan was born and raised in Clay Center, so he's the perfect fit heading-up new business and development throughout the state of Kansas. Keep an eye out, because you'll likely see Ryan in your town soon. He is often visiting Kansas locals we are so very proud to work with. Oh, and don't be shy, say 'Hi' when you see him! In his free time, Ryan enjoys going to amusement parks or embarking on a thrill-seeking adventure with family and friends; though a good NFL game doesn't hurt now and then too.
Specializations: Applied Microbial Remediation Technician, Water Restoration Technician, Lead Safe Certified
Mike Derousseau, Marketing Representative
About: We are very excited to welcome Mike to our team! Mike has a background in health care administration, specializing in marketing and business development. He loves to spend time outdoors, whether it be splitting wood for a bonfire, or playing golf all over the country. Mike, his wife, their 4 children and 10 grandchildren support Kansas State University, and attend sporting events there as often as they can.
David Balfour, Foundation Repair Coordinator
About: He started with Lamunyon in 2011 and is well versed in our industry. David, a Clay Center native, has a long history of customer service work and service industry related knowledge. He, his wife Christy and their daughter stay busy with a long-standing family tradition of playing Canasta and enjoying backyard vacations.
Lance Chapman, Restoration Technician
About: Formerly working in construction out of Kansas City, Lance continues to hone his restoration skills here and is a much-appreciated member of the crew! His dedication shines in the details of his work. In his free time, you'll find Lance restoring old cars, playing volleyball and when the weather is nice, a round of golf of two. Lance and his fiancee are parents to two beautiful little girls.
Specializations: Water Restoration Technician, Lead Safe Certified, Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
Jed Coleman, Restoration Tecnhician
About: Jed is proud to be the biggest Star Wars fan out of all Lamunyon’s employees. Born and raised in Kansas, he supports Kansas State Football and watches a game as often as he can. He thoroughly enjoys making model planes, tanks, etc and uses that attention to detail in his work as well.
Specializations: Water Restoration Technician, Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
Gustav Von Eckardstein, Restoration Technician
About: Gustav is not only new to our team, he’s also new to America! Originally from South Africa, he naturally loves the outdoors, and often spends time camping with his family. He’s also an accomplished guitar player, so feel free to make a request! He wants our customers to know that they made the right choice by calling Lamunyon!
Specialization: Water Restoration Technician, Lead Safe Certified
Johnathan Hibbard, Foundation Repair Installer
About: John enjoys spending his free time playing video games, chatting with friends and watching movies with his wife. He has a pet bearded dragon named Rexy.
Megan Clemons, Customer Service Representative
About: Megan is the company art enthusiast, and she paints whenever she has spare time. She and her boyfriend have a little boy, and are currently expecting another little one in 2020! She also enjoys volunteering at the local animal shelter whenever she can.
About: A few of our office staff are a bit camera-shy, so while you won't see them here, you have probably already talked to a few. Always ready to take a call, lend a helping hand, supporting our hard-working technicians, performing day-to-day functions and more - we really couldn't do it without them! They are our magic makers behind the scenes and valued everyday. As always, their focus is our number one priority... You!