President & Founder
KPI Concepts, Inc was founded in 1984 out of the garage of my Iowa home. I remember it like it was yesterday. Sitting at my work bench, staring out the garage door, day dreaming about where this venture could go. Start-up machinery included a table saw, radial arm saw, planer, shapers, jointer, and miscellaneous hand tools. Out of the garage, I built commercial cabinetry for malls, offices, banks, and other local businesses. In 1986, I built a new 4,200 square foot workshop and hired my first employees. Compared to the garage, I thought I was set for life. Looking back, it is incredible to think about how far we’ve come since then.
In the new workshop, KPI continued building cabinetry and counter tops for both residential and commercial clients. In 1986, we were fortunate to get an opportunity to manufacture products for a national grocery chain that was a perfect fit with our core competencies. From 1986 to 2006, we increased the size of our original building from 4,200 sq. feet to 42,000 sq. feet. Then in 2007, we purchased a second building that was 65,000 sq. feet. Four short years later, we added a 35,000 sq. foot expansion.