The Kountry Kraft Blog

 A living legacy woven from one family’s deep commitment to remarkable craftsmanship

Kountry Kraft HistoryEarly on as Elvin and Helen were establishing Kountry Kraft, they developed four guiding principles for success:

  • Craft the highest quality custom product
  • Kountry Kraft workshop circa 1961
  • Deliver it on schedule
  • Price it fairly
  • Be honest, genuine and friendly

By staying true to these values in all of their dealings, Kountry Kraft soon became widely known for top level craftsmanship and impeccable service.  The company soared, rapidly expanding from the small workshop in the Hurst family garage to a new 96,000 square foot facility built on the family The Evolution of Kountry Kraftfarm, where the company still resides today.   Elvin and Helen spent their lives running their business while raising their four children and managing an
80 acre farm.

As the company flourished over the years, two of Elvin and Helen’s four children, Elvin Hurst Jr. and Dolores Hurst-Funk worked alongside their parents to learn the business before purchasing the company from them in 2003.   This experience gave them a strong desire to guide our company into the future.  Elvin Jr. and Dee continue to operate the company today with a staff of over 100 skilled craftsmen who have over 1500 years of combined experience.

Today, Kountry Kraft’s technologies and systems are kept current to ensure efficiency and accuracy in order processing, design and accounting.  To maintain a focus on detail and craftsmanship, the factory is tooled with the newest and most accurate industry equipment such as computerized panel saws, dovetailing machines, pneumatic assembly systems, and the latest in high-quality finishing equipment.Kountry Kraft Image

For over 55 years Kountry Kraft has experienced steady growth due in large part to our commitment to quality.  We are proud of our company heritage – starting with our first Craftsman saw – which still stands in the lobby of the company today as a testament to the value of hard work and craftsmanship that withstands the test of time.

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Dee Funk November 22, 2016