This year, Keeler was featured in the Grand Rapids Fall Parade of Homes. This home was beautifully designed by Hanson Homes in Ada, Michigan. We are thrilled to see Keeler featured in this home; each unique knob or pull design compliments the cabinets so well. Take a look around! The Kitchen: The kitchen features dark cabinets […]
Lifestyle Kitchen Studio based in Grand Rapids, MI renovated a kitchen in a home within “Heritage Hill”, a historic district near downtown, that is actually one of the largest historic districts in the United States! It’s 1,300 homes date from 1843 and represent Michigan’s largest and finest concentration of nineteenth and early twentieth-century houses. The residents in […]
Keeler OEM at the Furniture Market Did you know we design hardware for furniture companies? We have an in-house design team to create a piece of hardware to enhance any piece of furniture imaginable. Below is our hardware on the Lexington Oyster Bay dresser, featured at the High Point Furniture Market. We attend the market to stay […]
Our Apprentice Model Maker, Steve, is apart of our in-house design department. He has a love for the outdoors and enjoys camping, mountain biking, hiking and snowboarding. His interests complement his style by merging contemporary with a rustic feel. His design choices combine a modern elegance with organic elements that add character. The Caspian collection works well with Steve’s style […]
A newly built home in Grand Rapids, MI was filled with Keeler cabinet hardware, decking it with decorative hardware from floor to ceiling. Every room in the home has its own personal flair. With Keeler’s unique designs, each one brings something different to every room. KITCHEN Why is it that everything happens in the kitchen? It’s the […]
Since 1993, Keeler has been awarding the Joe Wither’s Scholarship to Kendall College of Art & Design (KCAD) students of Ferris State University since 1993 in honor of Joe Withers, longtime former president of Keeler. Dedicated to giving back and investing in the West Michigan design community, where Keeler began over 120 years ago, we award […]
We are excited to say that 2015 was a good year for KBIS (Kitchen & Bath Industry Show) and of course, our Keeler booth. Filled with visitors, we had the pleasure of meeting many new potential customers as well as keeping in touch with our loyal customers. We proudly displayed several new concepts in the works. Our […]
We are excited to be at KBIS from January 20-22nd in Vegas! We invite you to visit our booth (#N1969) so we can personally show you our new innovative display concepts that we’ve created. They focus on using different hardware styles and finishes on wood tones trending in the market. The hardware selection is vast, […]
Our Design Modeler, Taylor, just bought an older home in the Grand Rapids, MI area. She loves the vintage kitchen it came with, and mimicked the look of it to create her dream kitchen. Do you love the vintage elements of this design? Our “Vintage 1900” collection works perfectly in this kitchen!
Designer Touch is a hardware visualization tool that makes it fast and easy to match cabinet hardware with a wide array of cabinet finishes, colors, and styles. No matter what stage your project is in, Designer Touch works for you: Starting from scratch? “Window shop” by mixing and matching pre-loaded cabinet backgrounds and style palettes with Keeler’s extensive hardware collections. […]
120 Years in the Making
Through the years, Keeler has become one of the most renowned hardware brands in the United States. In 2013, we celebrated our 120th anniversary by reaching out to the West Michigan community, collecting stories about Keeler and sending the Keeler Traveling Lizard around the world.
JVA Associates purchased the company, making Keeler a privately held company for the first time since 1979. As a result of new ownership, Keeler has experienced huge growth by expanding their investments in technology and new product designs.
In 2006, a large portion of Keeler operations moved to Nashville, TN. In December 2008, Keeler moved back to Grand Rapids.
Keeler starts the Joe Withers endowment for Kendall College of Art and Design. Keeler has kept close ties with Kendall over the years, employing many Kendall Alumni as designers and modelers. The endowment has now grown over $139,000.
Keeler celebrates its centennial anniversary in 1993 by giving gifts to employees and customers, sponsoring community events and holding celebrations throughout the year.
High Point Restoration
Keeler purchased and restored a historical landmark at 1006 North Main St. High Point, NC. The house dates to 1905 and was renovated to mirror its glory days. Throughout the years, many architectural features had been hidden. Renovators discovered old pocket doors made of crafted oak. The house still serves as a showroom for Keeler.
Largest Hardware Company
In 1981, Keeler became the largest manufacturer of hardware for North America’s furniture industry.”Keeler hardware is probably in every house in the country.” -Don Marsh, Director of Employee Relations.
For the first time, Keeler is no longer owned by the Keeler family. Miner S. ‘Mike’ Keeler sold the remaining part of the company for $75 million. Still acting as CEO, he remained heavily involved in Keeler.
La Grande Vitesse
Keeler created a 1/23 size model of the La Grande Vitesse, an iconic sculpture in Grand Rapids, and the Keeler family donated it to the city. It was created so that blind visitors could “see” the sculpture in its entirety.
Fire at Keeler
The American Box Board Company was a joint tenant with Keeler in a facility located downtown Grand Rapids. In 1975, a fire at the American Box Board Company caused an estimated loss of half a million dollars to the Keeler building and inventory.