K-Pump, located in Oregon, U.S.A. is a family owned company started by Jim Kutella in 2004. Newly retired, an active rafter and fisherman, Jim saw a need for a better pump after years of struggling with the pumps that always seemed to be breaking. Jim set out to design a simpler, lightweight, durable and highly efficient user friendly pump.
The first pumps emerged from Jim’s basement workshop in January of 2004 and today are found in more than 40 countries and have become the “standard”. After extensive testing in the harshest conditions the K-Pump came to be. Today, all component parts are made in Oregon out of specifically formulated plastics. All K-Pumps are designed to be ergonomically efficient, comfortable with great strength and improved shock resistance.
Extensive testing by professional guides, outfitters and “I SUP” pioneers help us design what has evolved into the leading pumps on the market today.
Our business model initially was not to advertise in the typical media so that we could control our growth. We depend on the “word of mouth” to get our reputation out instead of manufactured claims of performance by an advertising column in some magazine. It’s working!! Today, we are generally discovered via “Blogs” which usually “tell it like it is”. We at K-Pump are very proud that we make the leading pump in our niche market and want to thank all of our customers for helping us get there.