B. J. Kadrmas, Vice President and Owner

Personal: B. J. was born in Dickinson, North Dakota and was raised on a ranch southwest of Killdeer, North Dakota.  After graduating from Killdeer High School, she lived in Denver, Colorado, working as a machinist in various factories.  In 1973, she returned to North Dakota and worked at Dunn County Abstract Company, a law firm, and various oil and land service companies until 1981 when she and Joyce Basic formed B. & J. Minerals, Co., a land service company serving the Williston Basin.  Over the years, the company evolved and it became a North Dakota corporation named B. J. Kadrmas, Inc.  She is married to Wayne Hecker and they have no children.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Association of Professional Landmen - Registered Professional Landman
  • Landman’s Association of North Dakota
  • Montana Association of Professional Landmen
  • ND Petroleum Council Member
  • Dickinson Chamber of Commerce Member
  • International Right of Way Association
  • National Association of Lease and Title Analysts
  • Denver Association of Lease and Title Analysts
Matthew R. Kostelecky, President and Owner

Personal: Matt was born and raised in Dickinson, North Dakota. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Upon graduation, Matt went to work for Healthcare Services Group, Inc. As Regional Director, Matt was responsible for floor to ceiling management of 6 District Managers, 67 Account Managers and 700 front line staff. In 2008, he moved back to Dickinson to be closer to family and began working for B. J. Kadrmas, Inc. as an in-house landman.  In 2011, Matt became Vice President and co-owner of B. J. Kadrmas, Inc. He is married and has one dog.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Association of Professional Landmen - Registered Landman
  • Landman’s Association of North Dakota -Advertising Chairman, 2011 to present
  • Montana Association of Professional Landmen
  • International Right of Way Association
  • National Association of Lease and Title Analysts
  • Denver Association of Lease and Title Analysts
  • American Petroleum Institute