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Meet The Team

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Jim Olmstead


Business Owner and Carpenter with over 30 years of experience. 

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Rachelle Minick

Kitchen & Bath Designer

Studied Interior Design at Central Michigan University.

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Kurt Beuerle

Kitchen & Bath Designer

Associates Degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design.

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Ben Olmstead

Warehouse Manager



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About American Hardwoods

Jim Olmstead his career as a handyman before working his way up to a custom homebuilder. Over the years, he learned a great deal about the importance of providing high-quality work while also maintaining superior customer service.


Using his knowledge and the support of others, Jim decided it was time to change direction, combine our 50 plus years of experience and create American Hardwoods; a unique kitchen, bath and millwork shop that provides custom work with competitive pricing. Our commitment is 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 and browse our showroom.

Where it all started

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