Augustine Mitsch started the family farm in 1865 breaking the prairie sod with only an ox and a plow. With five generations of dairy farming, Jim (JR) Mitsch Jr. grew up working on the family farm. His love for woodworking all started by doing various projects around the farm.
Over 30 years ago JR started making cabinets in the basement of his home with the intention to provide high-quality cabinets that fit the needs of his customers. JR’s custom cabinets became a reality as he went door to door to get business and would complete one project at a time. The company quickly grew when JR’S was featured in the Parade of Homes showcase and won Best Kitchen in 1992.
JR’s business outgrew the basement of his home, and he built a 2400 sq ft manufacturing facility in Lowell, IN.
With the high demand for his custom cabinetry, JR added an additional 8,000 sq ft facility. This building included an office, showroom, and grew to twelve employees.
JR formed a new partnership with Joe Long. Joe started working for JR’S Custom Cabinets in 1998. Working his way up and learning all aspects of the company from sander to builder and even installing, he eventually became a project manager working directly with customers to design their cabinetry. In 2010, Joe became JR’S business partner and now is the President of the company and overseeing daily operations.
With the economy booming JR’S Custom Cabinets expands the manufacturing facility again, adding another 8,000 sq. ft. building with 42 employees.
Kyle, JR’s youngest son, grew up watching and learning how to build high end cabinetry from his father. After completing his enlistment in 2014 with the USMC, he came home to join his father and Joe at JR’S Custom Cabinets. Kyle did the ordering while also estimating. Currently, Kyle is Vice- President and lead estimator of the company.
Today, JR’S stays true to its roots which is to focus on our customers and prioritize quality craftsmanship. We continue to grow and find new ways to give customers that feeling of pride and joy in their purchase and experience with JR’s Custom Cabinets.