Kevin’s career began with Sauder Courtroom Furniture over 20 years ago. Based out of New York, Kevin’s territory spans the New England states from New Jersey to Maine and all Eastern Canada. Kevin is best known for his consistency and aptitude for helping customers, while serving others. We are fortunate to have Kevin as a member of our team as his commitment to servant leadership and work ethic align with Sauder Courtroom Furniture’s purpose and core values. We had the pleasure of interviewing Kevin to learn more about him as a person and as a sales consultant. Learn more about Kevin below.
Tell us a little about yourself.
My wife, Lynn, and I have celebrated 31 years of marriage this year; and together we have three wonderful daughters and five grandchildren. We enjoy traveling, and I’d have to say that my dream vacation would be to visit my family’s roots in Ireland – as I was born there. When I am not working, my time is focused on family activities. We stay busy attending their sporting events and music programs with five grandchildren.
What is your favorite product and why?
My favorite product with Sauder Courtroom Furniture would have to be their Courtroom Benches. Not only do these benches and pews serve a purpose with functionality, but the detail of how we manufacture our furniture by hand is a work of art. Our benches and pews are contoured and shaped to provide comfort. That precise ergonomic design is why most architects and contractors prefer to use Sauder’s specs because of its engineering comfort.
What do you enjoy about your job as a sales consultant?
I thoroughly enjoy working with state and county courthouses throughout the Northeast. Seeing how these communities balance their support of historical architectures with current and future needs is inspiring. Many spaces in the Northeast have established buildings needing restoration or renovations. Sauder Courtroom Furniture can manufacture customized furniture to complement this balance. I am always happy to see how our seating can express the identities and values of various judiciary facilities and courtrooms.
A Memorable Project
One of my more memorable projects was Richmond County Supreme Court on Staten Island. This was a newly constructed courthouse in 2013. We worked closely with the architects, contractors, and judges to make this courthouse state-of-the-art. The courthouse received 141 custom courtroom benches fitted with custom bench ends to match the architecture. These benches were made from cherry wood and with a custom finish. As a result, the installation went over very well, and everyone involved was pleased with the final product and installation!