by Karl D. Forth
Texas millwork company
makes planning a priority
Keystone Millwork keeps projects on track and organizes workflow and materials, while
being detail oriented on the administrative side.
Keystone Millwork’s strength is planning and manag- ing high-end architectural projects with many different types of materials.
Owner Bob Kraus said the Texas
company keeps projects on track and
organizes workflow and materials, while
being detail oriented on the administrative side. They also work closely with general contractors on a number of levels.
That emphasis on planning extends
to Keystone’s own operations. The company might have 30 to 35 jobs in progress
at any one time. Casework is 45 to 50
percent of the business.
“We don’t just make boxes,” Kraus
said. “We do a lot of the complex jobs
and a wide variety of things, including
fabric, leather, and metal. We make
mockups for architects, 3-D drawings.
Management planning and attention to
Thirty years in Aggie country
details are strengths.”
Because these jobs can be complex,
intricate projects, they want to make sure
that customers are getting exactly what
they wanted, said Keystone’s Kate Hen-
derson, marketing director. That also
allows Keystone to be in an advisory role,
using value engineering to complete a
job while saving money.
Keystone Millwork provides custom
architectural millwork for commercial
construction. They are located in Bryan,
Texas, in the heart of Aggie country and
in the middle of the Texas triangle of
Austin, Dallas and Houston.
Keystone operates out of a 40,000
square foot location but began 30 years
ago in a one-car garage in neighboring
Who: Keystone Millwork
Where: Bryan, Texas
What: Custom architectural
millwork for commercial
Plant size: 40,000 square feet
At a glance Keystone Millwork’s work may be in educational, medical, university, museums, and performing arts centers. A lot of work is related to Texas A&M University in nearby College Station.