Brent Kattau, Co-Founder

Brent Kattau, co-owner of Elevation Park Model Company, with his wife and children

Born in Elkhart, IN and graduating from Concord High School, Brent then finished his education at both Ball State University and Ivy Tech. He quickly got to work engineering at Hi Tech Housing designing floorplans. From there he moved on to the park model industry where he spent the next 20 years continuing in engineering, then into parts and warranty, and adding almost 13 years of being the sole purchaser. Combine all that time, in addition to making design selections and R&D amongst other tasks, and it adds up to more than half of Brent’s life deep into the custom manufacturing process.

Brent took great pride in helping that company grow to more than doubling its build capacity. He then realized the time had come to venture out and take a chance, recognizing a large market share could be served with a new twist on a growing niche market.

Brent spends his off time with his wife, Jennifer, and their four kids: Layla, Marley, and twins Ava and Rhys. He is an avid cyclist, enjoys time tinkering on his old pickup truck, and absolutely loves to mow.

Joel Lederman, Co-Founder

Joel Lederman, co-owner of Elevation Park Model Company, with his wife and children

After graduating from Bethany Christian High School, Joel went on to Hesston College in Kansas, receiving his degree in Business. Following college, he returned home and helped his Dad operate and expand the family company for over 10 years. After selling the business, he ventured into the RV Industry, learning the ropes in multiple positions before becoming the head of Sales for a leading Park Model RV manufacturer. Joel has a passion for people and building relationships to create a team atmosphere. His entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to identify and act on an opportunity were key factors in the formation of Elevation Park Model Company.

Joel & his wife Annerose have four daughters – Tenley, Kendall, Reagan, & Landry. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, riding bike, being involved with the girls’ sports activities, real estate investing, and Corvettes. Joel & Annerose attend RESTōR Church in Goshen, where they love spending time with their small group.

Regan Lehman, Controller

Regan Lehman and Family

Regan was born in Illinois, moved to Indiana at a young age, and was raised in Elkhart. He graduated from Elkhart Central High School, and then completed his education at Purdue University with a BA in Accounting. Following college, he earned his CPA designation and returned to Northern Indiana to join the family business – Lehman & Associates, PC – a local CPA firm specializing in tax and consulting. The firm expanded and evolved into Lehman & Hershberger & Co, of which Regan was the firm’s managing partner for over 20 years. This company was sold to an outside interest in 2021, affording Regan the chance to concentrate on his other entrepreneurial interests. He is excited to be involved with Elevation Park Model Company, and looks forward to the opportunity to serve.

Regan is devoted to his wife of nearly 30 years, Tracei, and their four children: Spencer (and daughter-in-law Lauren), Karlee, Emma, and Sawyer. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family at Baldwin Lake, clearing brush, campfires in the woods, family vacations, and travel.

Josh Walter, Plant Manager

Elevation Park Models' Plant Manager Josh Walter with his wife, three daughters, and two sons.

Josh was raised in northern Indiana, graduating from Fairfield High School. He spent the first 17 years of his professional career as a heavy equipment operator at Norfolk Southern, growing as a natural crew leader, dependable teammate, and loyal friend. When presented with the opportunity to join Elevation Park Model Company, he recognized a chance to utilize his skillset and work ethic to help foster an environment focused on valuing employees and manufacturing excellence. Josh’s positive attitude and encouragement of others was a natural fit with the Elevation model.

Josh and his wife Michelle have been married for 15 years and have five children: Emma, Charlotte, Matthew, Cason and Juliet. Josh enjoys attending his church, spending time with his family and friends, cooking on his smoker, and boating around the lake.

Kenyon Lederman, Plant Manager

Elevation Park Models' Plant Manager Kenyon Lederman with his wife and two sons.

Kenyon was born and raised in Middlebury, Indiana. Upon college graduation, he began working for Hustler Turf equipment in Kansas, where he created and implemented new tooling and processes to improve production. After returning home, he began a career as a firefighter for the City of South Bend, which included being on the river and technical rescue teams. Kenyon is always looking for a challenge and felt the chance to help grow production at Elevation was very appealing. His eye for innovation, engineering mindset, and knowledge of woodworking and welding were keys to setting up the new manufacturing facility at Elevation Park Model Company.

Kenyon and his wife, Darcy, have two boys, Jackson & Henry. In their spare time, they love to travel and be outdoors as a family, whether that means hiking, kayaking, or riding dirt bikes with the boys. Kenyon is a very skilled craftsman and enjoys building high-end custom furniture. They are also very involved at their church, Waypoint.

Gavin Blyly, Engineer

Elevation Park Model Engineer Gavin Blyly with his wife, Leah, and their dog, Oakley

After graduating from Northridge High School, Gavin attended Purdue University receiving a degree in Industrial Engineering. He began his career at Thor Industries as a Process Improvement Analyst and later transitioned to their subsidiary, Jayco. There he was part of numerous projects in a growing continuous improvement team. When given the chance to join Elevation Park Model Company, Gavin jumped at the opportunity to be part of a smaller, growing, family-oriented company and the many opportunities to contribute to its success. In addition, his background in engineering and continuous improvement will blend well in drawing and designing custom park models to be efficiently manufactured at the highest quality.

Gavin and his wife Leah live in Middlebury with their mini-Labradoodle, Oakley. In his free time, Gavin enjoys traveling, golfing, exercising, basketball, woodworking, and playing electric guitar. Gavin and Leah attend Waypoint Community Church in Middlebury where they love volunteering on the worship team together.

Angela McKenna, Office Manager

Angela grew up on a farm in Northwest Ohio’s Fulton County, just outside of Wauseon. After graduating from Wauseon High School, she moved to Goshen, Indiana to attend Goshen College. At college, she studied computer science and business. Once finished with school, she decided to stay in Goshen and has been here ever since. Throughout her career, she has worked in radio, manufacturing, and accounting.

In 1997 she married Edward McKenna and they have three children: Alex, Morgan, and Claire. She loves music of all kinds and never misses a chance to listen to it live. Outside is where she likes to be, especially camping and hiking, which is where you will find the McKenna family most weekends during the summer months. She also likes to crochet and has made many blankets over the years.

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