family owned
five decades strong

At Jetco, we are not only a team, but a family. Since 1966 Jetco has been dedicated to quality, innovation, and most importantly supporting each other to do our best in everything we do.

Our Mission

We know we can't be the fastest or the cheapest contractor for every project. That is why it is our mission to make sure that the one thing we can do everytime is deliver the highest quality of any of our competitors. While being the best we also strive to ensure that our clients have the highest level of satisfaction so the project is smooth from start to finish.

Leadership Principles

Build Great Teams
We make sure that we employ Illinois Union Craftsman that specialize in industrial lining application. Applying a team-first mentality allows us to perform our best on every project.
At Jetco we make sure that we are doing our best to research and develop cutting edge techniques to provide the highest quality project to our clients.
We all know that improvement doesn't happen overnight. Jetco started in 1966 and everyday we learn something new about how to be a more productive organization. Our backend reviews data on a regular cadence to maxmize our results.
Planning & Transparency
Working as a team doesn't just include our staff. We make sure that our clients and all involved parties are included in the team. This means regular communication, planning, and collaboration to ensure that our initiatives have a positive impact on the project and that our clients are always aware of the status of their projects.
About Us

Ken Brend


There is only so much you can put without running on and on so we'll keep this succinct. Ken does just about everything at Jetco. From bidding the work, to managing the finances, to painting the beautiful logos you associate with Jetco. That's Ken.


3x Tnemec Tank of the Year Winner


Purdue University - Krannert School of Management

Life outside of Jetco

Ken has a Catahoula Leopard Dog, Belle, that the whole family loves to pieces. When he isn't playing with Belle, Ken is probably working on a car or cooking a family dinner.

alex brend

Project Manager | Full Stack Web Dev | CAD Expert

Alex is responsible for design and web based applications for Jetco. Alex has designed and maintained the Jetco website, employee database, and cloud based services. He is also responsible for all the computer-aided designs regarding metal fabrication and installation for repair work as well as 3D modeling designs for clients.

Professional Skills:

Programming: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python, SQL
Drafting/3D: AutoCAD, Blender, SketchUP
Design: Adobe Photoshop/Premier/Illustrator
Education: University of Minnesota

What do you do when you're not working?

Alex Spends his free time with his 2 toy poodles Moose and Leo. He also loves to run which he shares with his wife, Becca.

andrew brend

Project Manager | Journeyman

Andy handles the day to day tasks in the field. He's the muscle behind some of Jetco's best work. Andy is a Journeyman painter that knows the ins and outs of projects of any scale.

Professional Skills:

OSHA 30 Certified, Professional Mechanic, PDC 30 Journeyman
Education: Lincoln College of Technology


Andy is a tuner car enthusiast. He has a customized Nissan 370Z that he has been slowly modifying himself. If he isn't working on his car then he's driving it around with his wife, Gilly.