March 2020 - Kieffer | Starlite

Employee Spotlights | John Kinlen

Employee Spotlight: John Kinlen

At Kieffer | Starlite, the success of our company is driven by the passion and dedication of our employees. We pride ourselves on having a work environment where our team can thrive, share ideas, and help us evolve. Our key differentiator is our team and the passion they have to be the best in our industry!

Today our Employee Spotlight showcases John Kinlen. John is an integral part of our team through his industry knowledge and dedication to meet the demands of our clients. Read more about John and his experience at Kieffer | Starlite.

Role at Kieffer | Starlite: Client Services Field Manager

What is a typical day for you at Kieffer | Starlite? No two days are the same; just when you think you have seen or heard it before, that’s when you get a surprise. In our industry, this is typical when working with contractors.

What do you enjoy most about Kieffer | Starlite? I enjoy working with my coworkers and that everyone is approachable. The day to day surprises that can arise keeps my job interesting as well.

What do you find most challenging about your job? The things that happen out of your control that impact our project(s); Then adapting to your Plan B & C. I enjoy the challenge of adapting to these challenges, while still completing the project in our given time frame by our customers.

What do you enjoy in your spare time? Spending time with my family and trying to enjoy any free time.

Bucket List Item: Visit the six states that I have yet to visit.

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Company Update: COVID-19


3.16.20 – Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact/Response

We have continued to monitor and communicate safety measures and our business contingency plan in response to the evolving impact of COVID-19. Our commitment to our employee’s safety and customers’ needs remains at the forefront of our business. We will continue to monitor this rapidly changing situation and evaluate additional measures to support our employees and customers as needs arise. Below are a few highlights of our operations:


We are monitoring recommendations from the CDC, as well as state and local governments for each of our locations. Many team members have the opportunity to work remotely and continue to ensure project delivery with minimal impact on their jobs and customers they serve.

Material Suppliers

Our incoming raw materials and outgoing finished goods supply chain are in a favorable position looking ahead over the next six months. We have immediate needs, and future needs raw material components on hand and available through our supplier consignment and warehouse stocking programs. This includes ample stock of potential long lead time items with foreign components such as LED lights and power supplies.

Manufacturing Operations

With four company-owned locations throughout the U.S., we can shift production as needed to accommodate our production needs. Combined, we have over 250,000 Sq. Ft. of manufacturing capacity and can fabricate redundantly at each facility. Our facilities continue to operate regular production hours.

Installation and Service Teams

Our in-house installation and service teams and an extensive network of install partners continue to complete the installation without interruption.

We are thankful to have the team and systems in place to position our company to continue to operate and support our customers. If you have specific concerns or needs during this time, please do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to continuing to help support our employees and customers during this time of uncertainty. Thank you for your trust in Kieffer| Starlite.

We have created a dedicated web page for future updates. Click here to visit for the latest information.

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