Our Story

Our Mantra?

Keep it tight!

Originally from New York, Kristin Wilmes was in the wholesale seafood industry for eight years before coming to California. Drawn to the West Coast for surf and sand, Wilmes took his cold chain management experience and went to work for a San Diego-based trucking company. It didn’t take long to recognize the opportunity to create a reliable coastal transport business.
In 1999, JoAnne and Kristin Wilmes launched K’s Refrigerated Transport out of Leucadia, with a single dedicated refrigerator truck. The business initially thrived on the transportation of florals, plants and perishables. Quickly adding more to the fleet, K’s became the premier carrier for flower and plant growers in Southern California. More than 15 years later, K’s serves the SoCal Coast, handling all types of cargo for an array of accounts.

Call today for a schedule of services and rates: (760) 727-1690


“Teaming up with K’s for the past 15 years has been a great experience for Dos Gringos. Year after year they save us time and money. Best of all, their service is over the top great. We feel lucky to have them and consider them an important part of our team.”
– Jason Levine, Dos Gringos

The Team

JoAnne Wilmes

A/P, A/R

Kristin Wilmes “K”

Jon Simms


Javier Bazan


Ray “CHIEF” Wilmes

Warehouse Manager/Driver

Braeden Dargi


James Villasenor


Aaron Saenz


Susan Fefferman


Giving Back

At K’s Transport we believe in supporting our community and our partners. We are active with local organizations that align with our values, and we enjoy working with our national partners to make an even bigger impact. For example, during Hurricane Sandy, we partnered with JetBlue to help transport goods to the families in need.
Here are a few organizations that we support:

  • The Marshall Faulk Foundation
  • North Coast Calvary Chapel in Carlsbad
  • Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

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