experience for me.”
Kumph has also had to adapt into a teaching role,
which has been a rewarding part of his experience.
He has two sons and a daughter. Son Matthew took
construction management and engineering, later
went to Wentworth Institute of Technology, and be-
came an intern and later a project manager in Boston
before coming back to Premier.
Premier is an active member of the Cabinet Mak-
ers Association, and Kumph credits that involvement
with helping his own business. He has used CMA
training sessions and benefitted from associating
with other professionals in CMA.
He also said that the association challenges its
members to participate in marketing, education and
training. He uses the member’s forum, where he can
get a quick response to a question or problem, and
conversations are archived.
“The forum has been of real value to me as a business owner,” he said.
Shop handles variety of work
Shop manager Kurt Slevoski said the cabinet and
millwork operation in Georgetown is 8,800 square
feet and does both panels and solid wood.
An SCMI Superset moulder makes all mouldings
in house. Also here are a SCMI Sandya 35 widebelt
sander, SCMI jointer, Holz-Her 1411 edgebander
and a Streibig vertical panel saw. A C.R. Onsrud Pro
Series CNC router was added last year, and now does
much of the cutting.
This was a large investment for the company and
was only selected after considering several other machines. Kumph visited C.R. Onsrud and liked the way
the machine was made, using U.S. materials.
There was some anxiety in installing the machine,
the first CNC equipment for Premier, but the operator started at the company at the same time and took
A boardroom table with teleconferencing capacity, curved
veneer tabletops, concealed wire management system,
integrated IT hardware, power and video connections
received a Wood Diamond Award.
Ken Kumph, left, and shop manager Kurt Slevoski with the
C.R. Onsrud CNC router in the shop.
Premier started as a construction company, adding a
cabinet shop and millwork operation in Georgetown. It is
8,800 square feet and does both panels and solid wood.