Our Staff

R.C. Worst & Co. is a third generation owned company that prides itself in drawing and keeping the very best employees in North Idaho. You can trust this highly trained staff to assist you find the right equipment and supplies for any application.

Ken Worst

Ken Worst - President - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Ken, along with his brother Allen, grew up learning the nuances of this family owned business and has carried on the important traditions of selling quality products and providing excellent customer service as taught to him by his father, Jim Worst. Ken oversees the operations of the company and it is his steady hand that guides the R.C. Worst & Co. ship. He provides the financial oversight to insure stability and longevity for their long-time customers, employees and future generations of family owners.

At Worst since 1987

Allen Worst

Allen Worst - Vice President - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Allen, who has advanced himself to be recognized as one of the authoritative figures on waste water treatment in the state of Idaho, is responsible for overseeing the development and specifications of complex water and waste water systems for the company. Working closely with regulatory bodies such as the Department of Environmental Quality and the Panhandle Health Department, Allen is a popular speaker and presenter of continued education programs throughout the state of Idaho. If he is not at work, you can usually find Allen underwater. As a technical rebreather diver and open circuit instructor, Allen finds nearly every excuse to get wet.

At Worst since 1992

Chris Worst

Chris Worst - Senior Manager - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Chris, son of Ken Worst, represents the fourth generation of family members to learn the ropes of the pumping industry. His primary responsibilities are to maintain function and progress for the growth and development of our website.

At Worst since 2012

Scott Jessick

Scott Jessick - Sales Manager - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Scott, a member of the management team and 28-year employee of the company, began his career in the service department and worked his way up through the ranks to be the guiding force and energy source that drives the sales team for this customer service oriented company. Scott's leadership and spirited personality provides the needed spark to this responsive sales team that has experienced steady and continued financial growth. Scott ensures that the sales and service elements merge as equal partners.

At Worst since 1995

Michael Bronson

Michael Bronson - Purchasing Manager - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Michael’s attention to detail and great computer skills make for a great asset to the RC Worst purchasing team. He and his wife, Kylee, were married in 2018. They enjoy spending time with their two cats. Michael grew up traveling the east coast, likes watching scary movies and enjoys cooking. He is an amusement park enthusiast and never passes up a chance to ride a roller coaster.

At Worst since 2018

Ray Koberstine

Ray Koberstine, P.E. – Manager/Engineer, Spokane

It was January of 1993 when Ray became the resident engineer for R.C. Worst & Co.'s wholesale outlet in Spokane. Working closely with regional engineers on large, engineered lift, booster and treatment systems provided him the well rounded experience he needed to take over the management duties of this location in 2005. The reliable design of these complex, packaged systems keeps Ray's crew busy and considered the premier source for such products in the Inland Empire. Directing customers in the development of these systems and being recognized as the authority of said systems in our area is a great source of gratification for Ray and his team.

At Worst since 1993

Scot McGuire

Scot McGuire – Branch Manager, Idaho Falls

Scot is a newer addition to the Idaho Falls location of RC Worst and looks forward to learning all about the different water systems. Scot spent many years as a firefighter so he has a background in fire service water pumping systems. In his free time Scot loves spending time with his wife of 30 years camping, traveling, fishing and riding their Harley together. He also enjoys most automotive sports and has been involved in drag racing most of his adult life.

At Worst since 2023

Terra Morehouse

Terra Morehouse - Office Manager - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Terra is the office manager at RC Worst, known for her exceptional organizational skills and can-do attitude. She is obsessed with Baby Yoda and has an extensive collection of memorabilia. Terra enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, boating, kayaking, and all things Summer. She is also an animal lover and has a menagerie of pets that she adores. Terra is a multi-talented and fascinating person who brings enthusiasm and joy to everything she does. She is a self proclaimed jack of all trades, master of none.

At Worst since 2022

Kawai Whittaker

Kawai Whittaker - Accounting - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Kawai and her husband are relatively new to the North Idaho area, having only moved here in 2022. In her spare time you can find her listening to horror podcasts, photography, or playing with her puppers Waffles. She is fluent in sign language and has an obsession with squishmallows and buffalo wings.

At Worst since 2022

Hailee Sheppard

Hailee Sheppard - Accounting - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Hailee is a 6th generation Idahoan. She married her high school sweetheart in 2016 and in 2021 they welcomed their daughter into this world. She enjoys being apart of the accounting team. In her free time Hailee enjoys making memories with her friends and family, attending concerts and all things outdoor.

At Worst since 2023

Jeremy Fox

Jeremy Fox - Technical Sales - Coeur d'Alene, ID

This Idaho native drove from Georgia to pursue a career in the water/wastewater industry. While at work he is often found helping customers size and select products, producing videos for Youtube channel, and educating himself on the industry. He shares his home with his lovely wife, two beautiful daughters and dexterous dog, and is often found exploring the inland Northwest or playing halo.

At Worst since 2016

James Pricket

James Prickett - Technical Sales - Coeur d'Alene, ID

James has lived in the Pacific Northwest his whole life. While at work he spends his time obtaining knowledge about water/wastewater systems, specifically Advanced Treatment Systems. Outside of the workspace, James spends his free time attending many concerts and music festivals but can also be found at any local Italian restaurant eating copious amounts of spaghetti.

At Worst since 2019

Rick Hayes

Rick Hayes - Technical Sales - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Rick brings humor and a great attitude to the RC Worst. Rick enjoys spending time with his kids when he is not working. He loves to hunt, fish and play sports with his kids. Rick was a residential electrician in California before moving north to join family already living in the Inland Northwest. We are happy he made the move as he is a great asset to the service team.

At Worst since 2017

Juan Ibarra

Juan Ibarra - Technical Sales - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Originally from Yakima, Wa. he loves to go visit and hang out with family on the weekends, traveling with family and friends and going to Seattle Mariners games and sporting events. Graduated from Yakima Valley College with a Bachelors in Business Management. He enjoys learning about the water and wastewater industry to better serve our customers.

At Worst since 2022

Madison Worst

Madison Worst - Technical Sales - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Madison Worst is a hard-working girl who currently works at RC Worst, the company owned by her father Ken Worst. Despite being the daughter of the owner, Madison is determined to make a name for herself in the company and is well-liked by her colleagues. Outside of work, Madison has a passion for snowboarding and fishing, and can often be found enjoying the outdoors in her hometown of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. One of Madison's greatest loves is her goldendoodle puppy, whom she dotes on and takes with her on her adventures whenever she can. Madison is a proud local of Coeur d'Alene, having been born and raised in the area, and is committed to giving back to her community through her work and hobbies.

At Worst since 2023

Mark Verhaag

Mark Verhaag - Purchasing Agent - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Mark is part of the R.C. Worst purchasing team and works closely with the purchasing manager and is happy to be able to spend the companies money! When he's not at work he can be found spending time with his wife and young son and also taking care of his many animals. On top of the horses, cows and goats, he also has 4 dogs to keep him pretty busy on the weekends.

At Worst since 2021

 Dave Harris

Dave Harris - Warehouse Supervisor - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Unless the house is in order, there is chaos. As Warehouse Supervisor, the performance of Dave's duties provide an assurance that the parts and components necessary to construct the simplest or most complicated water and wastewater treatment packages can be assembled correctly and in a timely fashion. An 19-year career at R.C. Worst & Co. insures that the critical functions of shipping, receiving and upkeep of the warehouse and yard are in capable hands. Dave is also an accomplished outdoor sportsman who seldom struggles to fill the freezer with fish or wild game.

At Worst since 2000

 Randy Vandinter

Randy Vandinter - Shop Lead - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Randy is a newer member of the R.C. team. However, in the time he has been with us he has shown a great can-do attitude as well as exemplary problem-solving skills. Randy is our Shop Lead and has been a great asset to our company. While at work, Randy spends his time building our assemblies and learning all he can about our industry. Randy has lived in the Northwest his entire life. Growing up in Washington and moving to Idaho when he met his wife there. When he’s not at work, he spends time with his wife and their five kiddos. He loves to spend time outside with his family camping and exploring the Idaho wilderness.

At Worst since 2021

Joe Follini

Joe Follini - Service Technician - Coeur d'Alene, ID

This friendly, transplanted New Yorker brings a "Git er done" attitude to his duties at R.C. Worst & Co. A typical day may find Joe pulling and repairing well or sewer pumps or maybe, installing new motor controls. From electrical to plumbing he brings a variety of expertise and skills that make him a valuable member of the service team. When Joe arrives at a location you will see a concerted and focused effort made to complete the job in a timely fashion and leave the area as he found it.

At Worst since 2005


Nate Zavala - Service Technician - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Nate always brings a smile and a great attitude to the job. In his free time you can find him hunting, fishing, competing in long range shooting, or spending time with his wife and young son. He is a Northwest native, having grown up in Bend, Oregon and parts of Idaho. At the age of sixteen, Nate surfed with Danny Devito’s son. He claims that he was taller than him, however, no photographic evidence has been provided.

At Worst since 2019

Cole Amende

Cole Amende - Service Technician - Coeur d'Alene, ID

This gentle giant is capable of great feats of strength. His capabilities in moving heavy objects is matched by his ability to service pumps and water systems alike.

At Worst since 2014

Jonathan Hernas

Jonathan Hernas - Service Technician - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Jonathan grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has lived in Coeur d’Alene with his wife and children for 10+ years. He joined the service department after a military career and oil field work. Jonathan brings a great attitude to every job and enjoys working, living, and playing in North Idaho.

At Worst since 2022

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