As the owner of Life Essentials, Kathy works in all areas including but not limited to sales, purchasing, accounting, organizing, and phone operator. Due to her combination of backgrounds in both management and farming, she enjoys overseeing our operations in hardware, tools, and the mechanics of the Life Essential equipment. Kathy's background has given her the tools she needs to carry the load here at Life Essentials.
She began a career at Eli Lilly in HR and progressed onto Management at ACE and then Sears Hardware. She joined the team at Life Essentials in 1999. As it was still work in progress, she quickly grew the company in a direction that was unstoppable. Kathy has a compassionate heart and enjoys helping people that are in need. She understands the value of putting someone back to work that might have had a life-changing event. Sometimes sudden change and sometimes slow progress. Either way, Kathy is there to help them through that transition.
Kathy enjoys speaking at public events about caregiving. She has been a caregiver to family members in the past and daily to her husband Hubert, the founder of Life Essentials. This family know first hand what living with a disability is like. Kathy knows first hand the trials and the rewards of caring for someone who has limitations.
In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and spending time with her 5 grandchildren and her 2 children.
"I have a passion for helping people whose lives have been turned upside down by an accident or illness. My goal is to help them get back as close to their former life as we possibly can."
Every year, thousands of people are born with or acquire disabilities. While it can be frustrating, you don’t need to let it restrict you. Life Essentials will enable you to take back your life and regain your independence. Our mobility lifts and accessibility products can assist you in every day and work activities such as, mobility home lifts, farming, horseback riding, truck driving, industry work, and many activities at home and at play.
We don’t see your disability as a disadvantage – we want to get you back in the driver’s seat and ready to go! Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin conducted case studies. Life Essentials, Inc. has a 98.8% success rate of putting people back to work who want to go back to work and also remain independent for longer than if they didn’t use our mobility equipment. Are you ready to start your success story?
Life essentials Running Board Lift, can use existing runningboard or we can build a platform for you to stand on.
Life Essentials truck mounted lift to get a disabled person into farm and off road equipment. Reaches 12' high and 14' out from the drivers side of the truck. Will get the person out of the driver seat and into their equipment. Radio remote control operation.
Our customer requested a lift system that would work both front and back of his John Deere equipment. We designed a product that will do exactly that. Watch this video to see how it works! Demonstration done by Hubert VonHolten
A strong personal brand positions you and/or your company as an expert in your industry. This can lead to an increase in sales, word-of-mouth referrals and advocacy for your products or services. Isn’t that ultimately what you want? Yes, most certainly it is! So, now all you have to do is take the first step to Brand Yourself and Get Ahead with our Signature Program!