The Kamps Difference

Values We Stand Behind

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Excellence

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Integrity

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Respect

Leading The Charge

Our Executive Leadership

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48 Years of Experience


What "Customer Service" Means To Me

Delivering quality on time to the correct specifications.
It means anticipating the customer’s needs and offering creative solutions to their challenges.

Passions Outside Kamps

Bow hunting, golf, pickleball, exercising outside.

Bernie Kamps

Chief Executive Officer

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23 Years of Experience


What "Customer Service" Means To Me

Service is paramount when handling and managing pallets. Kamps culture is loving our customers!  It’s the depth of our service experience that provides value for our customers. 

Passions Outside Kamps

Pickleball, hunting, fishing, and running

Mitchell Kamps

President

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22 Years of Experience


What "Customer Service" Means To Me

We want our customers to know that they can rely on us to provide quality products and services to run their business and service their customers.  

Passions Outside Kamps

Camping, hunting and remodeling & construction projects

Brad Rietema

Chief Corporate Officer

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38 Years of Experience


What "Customer Service" Means To Me

The lenses I look through are focused both internally and externally.  My customers are my colleagues within Kamps, our vendors, pallet partners and purchasers of our physical product.

Passions Outside Kamps

Family and faith is everything.

Phil Minster

Chief Financial Officer

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18 Years of Experience


What "Customer Service" Means To Me

We will find a way to service our customers no matter what it takes because we realize that their product doesn’t move safely without a quality platform underneath it.

Passions Outside of Kamps
Bow Hunting, Pickleball, and spending time on the beach or water with my family.

Justin Kamps

Vice President of Operations

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34 Years of Experience


What "Customer Service" Means To Me

It means taking care of both our internal and external customers by getting to know them, anticipating their needs,  and helping solve problems; all while being responsive, caring, and professional. 

Passions Outside Kamps

Family, golf, boating, and euchre.

Joe Laurent

Vice President of Human Resources

Where We Have Been

Our History

  • Dec 18, 2020

    1973

    Kamps is founded in Grand Rapids, MI as 18 year-old Bernie Kamps begins selling sawdust & repairing pallets.

  • Dec 18, 2020

    1979

    Kamps Pallets invests in one of the first automated pallet machines available on the market.

  • Dec 18, 2020

    1984 - 93

    three location pins icon Kamps opens two new plants in Michigan (Potterville and Lansing) and acquires a new plant in Kalamazoo, MI.

  • Dec 18, 2020

    1990

    Kamps launches Mulch Division, further diversifying our product catalog.

  • Dec 18, 2020

    2002

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    Kamps opens plant in Taylor, MI - allowing Kamps to better serve Michigan's automotive industry.

  • Dec 18, 2020

    2006 - 08

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    Kamps opens new location in Louisville, KY, and acquires new facilities in Indianapolis, IN, and Versailles, OH.

  • Dec 18, 2020

    2011 - 15

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    Kamps acquires facility in Detroit, MI and opens plant in Erlanger, KY - while developing two customer on-sites.

  • Dec 18, 2020

    2015

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    Kamps develops National Sales team and also implements Business Reviews.

  • Dec 18, 2020

    2016 - 17

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    Kamps acquires two plants in Charlotte, NC and opens new facility in Columbus, OH.

  • Dec 18, 2020

    2018

    professional person icon Holding titles such as Plant Manager, Dir. of Sales, and EVP of Sales & Ops., Mitchell Kamps is named President.

  • Dec 18, 2020

    2019

     

    chart icon Kamps Pallet Network reaches 100 locations, while national sales posts record revenue.

  • Dec 18, 2020

    2020

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    Kamps acquires facility in Atlanta, Georgia - allowing the company to better serve the South-East region.

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