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About Us

Jim Olmstead, Owner

I started my career as a handyman and then worked my way up to a custom homebuilder. Over the course of the years, I learned a great deal about the importance of providing high quality work while also maintaining superior customer service.


Using my knowledge and the support of others, I decided it was time to change direction, combine our 60 plus years of experience and create American Hardwoods; a unique kitchen and millwork shop that provides custom work with competitive pricing. Our commitment to make you feel as though we are family sets us apart from our competitors and leads to stress free projects for our clients.


Since we make our own moldings in-house, we can save customers 30-50% on trim for the whole home - we don’t know of any other kitchen shop able to offer this service. Another unique feature is our ability to duplicate most any trim profile in any species of wood. Custom millwork of this type is perfect for matching trim in historic homes or creating something unique for new builds.


Whether you’re in need of cabinets, countertops, doors or millwork; give us a call today at (517) 279-2500 or stop by our 14,000 square foot facility to see our complete kitchen and bath showroom.



Thank you. My new countertops look great. The men that installed them did a great job.

Merle & Liz

Just a note of appreciation to you from some very satisfied customers. Our countertops are beautiful and the people who came and measured and installed them did an excellent job and were very cordial and professional. We have told many people who have admired them where they came from and who we worked with again, thank you for your knowledge and patience with us.

Rick & Kathy

Thank you for helping us achieve our objective of refurbishing our kitchen in the style of our 1929 built home. The kitchen blends into the original architecture but with the conveniences of a modern day kitchen. We also valued your flexibility and creativity working with our unique design. Our desire for cupboards designed to enhance the arts and crafts panache of the house was met successfully using the Omega cabinet design blended with your custom built cabinets, all complemented with era perfect cabinet door knobs and handles. We get repeated compliments about the quartz countertops and the fabulous highlight of the end grain up butcher block countertop island. It is not only beautiful but also extremely functional. The kitchen has and will continue to deliver great dishes for all of our guests to enjoy.

Mary Jo.

I want to thank you for my beautiful kitchen. You really went above and beyond. It was very appreciated.

Tom & Nancy

Thank you so much for all your help and design work on our vanity. It came out beautifully and we love it.


Thank you very much - I'd recommend you to anyone!

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