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​Karl Emergency Vehicles upfits commercial vehicles to the needs and standards of customers all over the state of Iowa and surrounding areas.  

We specialize in being able to accomplish all of your up fit needs under one roof.  Although we are a part of the Karl Chevrolet family of businesses we work on almost all makes and models.  If you or your company has a vehicle that needs bumpers, lights, sirens, or any other up fit accessory we can get the job done quickly, efficiently, and with quality second to none.

Back in 2011 Karl Chevrolet noticed a need for emergency vehicle installs, so we began to upfit vehicles at our main dealership. That first year we realized how big of a demand there was for quality builds and we began to run out of space for all of our projects.

In 2012 we opened a separate space at 5936 NE Industry Drive to have more room for the growing amount of vehicles we had coming in. This space worked for a while as the demand for full builds and turnkey vehicles kept growing.

In 2017 we expanded yet again into a bigger facility complete with a full showroom and larger shop, right across the street from the last location! We welcome visitors to come and walk through the shop at any time and learn more about what we do.


Give us a call today at 515-264-6325 to get started.

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We buy direct from the supplier and pass those discounts on to you, the customer.  The following is a list of products available for your vehicles:​

  • Havis: Center equipment consoles, computer equipment (docking stations, tablet mounts), K-9 inserts, prisoner transport inserts, trunk trays

  • Whelen Lighting Solutions: Internal & external lightbars, light & siren controllers, single head lights, siren speakers, running board lights

  • Setina: Single and full transport cages, K-9 inserts, lighted & non light push bumpers, window bars, single & dual weapons mounts

  • Pro-Gard: Single & full transport cages & weapon mounts

  • Truck Vault: Rear command and gun vaults

  • MPH & Stalker: Dual antenna radar units

  • Watch Guard, Digital Ally & L3 Communications: Mobile video options


Here at Karl Emergency Vehicles we are a Whelen Master Distributor as well as a Havis Platinum Reseller.  If you are interested in purchasing any of their products please give us a call at


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