Kalmbach Media reaches more than 35 million customers through a diverse portfolio of brands that encompasses magazines, digital content, books and related products

A railfan taking a photo of a diesel locomotive speeding by.

Our mission

We are a leader in entertaining, informing and inspring our customers by creating and delivering high-quality media and related services in special-interest and enthusiast markets.

Our customers

Our customers are intensely passionate about their interests, and Kalmbach is committed to giving them outstanding opportunities to connect with their special-interest communities. We exceed customer expectations by anticipating and understanding their needs, and delivering exceptional products and services. First, last, and always, the customer is the boss of us all!

A railfan taking a photo of a diesel locomotive speeding by.
The company founder, Al Kalmbach, looks at a model railroad.

Our History

Founded in 1934, Kalmbach Media (formerly Kalmbach Publishing Co.) is an independent, privately held company based in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Our staff of creative, diverse and talented professionals are recognized experts in their fields and actively engage in the hobbies they serve.

We are customer focused

Each and every one of our employees represent the passion of our customers. We go to great lengths to anticipate and understand the expectations of our customers and serve their evolving needs. From our advertising teams to our editorial staff, we are working together to support the mission of Kalmbach.