It all started back in 1864 when 28 year old German immigrant Andrew Krempp, Sr., moved to the United States.
Andrew eventually settled into the materials and construction businesses, beginning with road construction and general supply in 1877. His son Andrew B. Krempp soon followed, and quickly became known as a pioneer in the construction field, building most of the area’s first rock roads.
The building materials and construction company opened in the early 1900′s and operated as Traylor & Krempp. In 1918, Andrew B. Krempp acquired Traylor’s equity in the company, and was joined by son Edwin in 1923. They formally incorporated as The Krempp Lumber Company in 1928.
Throughout the latter 1900′s, under the leadership of Edwin’s sons Ken and Stan, various businesses, from construction and supply to manufacturing, were founded through The Krempp Lumber Company. Most notable was Stan’s establishment of a cabinet manufacturing company that began as United Cabinet Corporation. The business grew rapidly and became known as Aristokraft Cabinetry. Aristokraft exists today as one of the premiere brands sold under the Masterbrand Cabinets umbrella – the #1 cabinet manufacturer in the country, which is still headquartered in Jasper, IN.
For more than 30 years while the UCC was developing and growing, Kenny Krempp continued to build a reputation for quality products, dependable service and honest construction under the company we know today as The Krempp Lumber Company. Eventually Kenny passed the business on to his sons Andy, John, and Bill. Along with the sales of quality building materials, the construction portion of the business continued to grow and evolve into a general construction company focusing on large institutional and commercial projects. The construction division of The Krempp Lumber Company was officially separated from the home center in 2010 and renamed Krempp Construction, Inc.
Today both Krempp companies proudly operate under the guidance of their 6th generation, and work diligently to maintain their strong reputation.
The feedback received from owners and architects is consistent: Krempp Construction does the job right, and operates at a level that far exceeds that of their competitors. The company has stood the test of time and looks forward to another successful century serving customers.
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Thank you, from everyone at Krempp Construction, Inc.