Next Level Quality
and Customer Service
At QES our customers always come first and are our primary focus. We deliver superior services and on-time delivery with the highest level of quality, at a fair price. We take this seriously by:
- Tracking every customer concern and reviewing them at a monthly meeting to identify opportunities for improvement.
- Maintaining a customer satisfaction matrix to ensure that we are meeting or exceeding our customers expectations.
- Surveying our customers each year to help identify our weaknesses so that we can address them.
Quality Engineering Service of the Chippewa Valley, Inc. was started in 1996 as a part time dimensional layout and PPAP facility serving its first and only customer at the time, ITW Engineered Fasteners. In 2002, under new management, Quality Engineering Service of the Chippewa Valley, Inc. became ISO 17025 Accredited and began to grow.
As a Christian Company, we have operated at the highest level of ethics and commitment to our customers. Today we serve many customers, from Chicago to Minneapolis / St. Paul, and nationwide, in the areas of first article inspection, special inspections and capability studies, and functional validation of manufactured parts. It is a business ran with God at the center of our ethics and decisions. A wise man once said, “there is no such thing as business ethics… there are just ethics”. We have 10 employees and hope to grow so that we can provide a Christian place of employment for up to 10 more families in the Chippewa Valley.
Meet the Team
We are a fun-loving group that doesn't take anything, but our work, too seriously.
We do our best to fill our customers' needs and meet or beat their expectations.
Tim A Tozer
Founder & President
I am a Catholic man trying and often failing to keep God at the center of my life. My wonderful family is made up of my lovely wife, Lou, a consistent and positive force in my life for the past 23 years, and my sons, Jalen and Peyton, who are 15 and 15 years old. The first one is adopted and the second is homemade. They both attend McDonell High School and are full of energy and enthusiasm for learning and life. We have been members of Notre Dame for about 22 years. I am an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Parish Council member and Usher. My boys are servers and Peyton reads. My extended family consists of the boys that I coached in football and basketball and the scouts in Troop 13 including their families. Chippewa Falls has been our home and community since 1992. Both of my boys, Jalen and Peyton, run cross country, are in the school play, and run track in the spring.
I have a typical past. I was baptized and raised Catholic went through first communion, reconciliation and confirmation all at St. Paul’s in Bloomer, and then as I went off to college fell away from the church. I began my return to the church through the adoption of my oldest son, Jalen. I needed to be there in the pew to have Father Sonneberger sign the necessary documents. So in the pew I sat, not really being there. Then came the time for my children to enter the Catholic Schools. I sent them there for the best education I could find and instead I ended up getting the education, a Catholic education. Now I was in the pew and paying attention. Then, at the Easter Mass celebration during the Veneration of the Cross something stirred deep inside me. I changed when the Holy Spirit opened my eyes to the truth; an “ah ha” moment. From that point on, I started to do all that I could to understand my faith. I learn every day. I went to reconciliation and begged for God’s mercy. I want and continue to serve where Christ calls me. Day by day I try to grow in faith. I have served as President of the Kiwanis Club of Chippewa Falls, Deputy Grand Knight, Adult Leader, Sojourner and Assistant Scout Master with the Boy Scouts of America.
My family has been the driving force behind my ambitions for over twenty years. I have a wife and 3 children, all girls! Having a family has helped me develop some of the qualities that I find most valuable, patience, understanding, and humility being at the top of that list.
I have over twenty years of manufacturing experience spanning a diverse array of products, industries, materials, and methods. In that time, I have developed my career from production floor operator to supervisor, CMM programmer and designer to my current role as the Senior Metrologist at Quality Engineering Service.
When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, hunting, fishing, and sometimes game or movie nights. My wife and I enjoy doing “DIY” home improvement projects together and there never seems to be any shortage of projects to tackle. In my free time, I like to be active, keep myself healthy, and take on 3D printing projects. I have also been known to pick up a controller and enjoy a fps or rpg from time to time.
Cole A Butterfield
Cole has been an intricate part of QES for the many years. He started in a part-time position that grew into a full-time as QES' Documentation and IT Specialist. He graduated from CVTC with an Associates Degree in IT Software Development. Cole resides in Bloomer with his wife and daughter. Outside of QES, Cole enjoys working with computers, hunting, lifting weights, and basketball.
Ian grew up in New Auburn Wisconsin on a hobby farm with his parents and 2 brothers. He attended UW-Barron County College for 2 years and then moved to Eau Claire and joined our team in 2017. Ian is an active adventurer who loves to travel, hike, workout, and explore new places. Watching and playing sports is a big part of Ian’s life as well. He married his beautiful wife Emily in July 2024, who also shares the love of adventure and living an active lifestyle.
Tyler was born and raised in New Auburn, WI. After graduating Highschool he continued his education at UW – River Falls where he received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics. In 2021 Tyler moved to Eau Claire and joined our team. He has recently finished his training to become a CMM Programmer. In his free time Tyler enjoys reading, play video games, and spending time with his family and friends.
Richard L Kinderman
Rick has over 30 years of manufacturing experience. Born and raised in Chippewa Falls, Rick is a husband and father of four children and many grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing in his workshop, and watching the Green Bay Packers and the Chippewa Steel Hockey Team. He is looking forward to more grandkids and retiring to a quiet place in the woods.
Peyton started at QES in 2018 after graduating from high school. He started working on miscellaneous maintenance projects and later became a full-time member in 2019. He is always immersing himself in nature and staying physically active. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and lifting weights. Peyton also prioritizes spending time with his family and friends. At QES Peyton enjoys experimenting and learning new things on the 3D printer.