Since 1937

Service. Stability. Confidence.

The Gahms. A family with a single vision. Manufacturing the best kitchen cabinets at the most affordable prices. Across three generations, bringing innovation and hard work to a fast-growing, constantly changing industry. Transforming a small custom cabinet shop, whose beginnings date back to 1937, into one of the largest cabinet assembly plants in the United States.

Service. Stability. Confidence. These are the elements that make the KK philosophy work. Manufacture a quality product, do it consistently, and do it for the lowest possible price. Then everybody wins: customers, employees and owners. That’s the philosophy that’s seen us grow from the first day Dwight Gahm became involved back in 1955. It’s the philosophy that helped us do what others thought was impossible–stabilize pricing for almost a decade without a single increase. It’s the philosophy that’s been passed down from our founder, Dwight Gahm, to his three sons, and now to a third generation. It’s a part of our success, because it’s a part of our family.


750,000 Square Feet Under One Roof

Kitchen Kompact’s Jeffersonville, IN facility is one of the most efficient kitchen cabinet manufacturing facilities in the United States and employs nearly 300 workers with an average tenure of 15 years. Our streamlined production facilities, with the capacity to produce 10,000 cabinets per shift, allow us to produce more quality cabinets more efficiently.  As a result, KK has over a 75 year history of offering a very affordable product.

Mission Statement

When I bought this business as a small local custom shop in 1955, the Youngstown metal cabinet was THE competition. It was simply wood vs. metal.

The kitchen business has obviously changed since those days with the emergence of large conglomerates and publicly held companies. I feel very proud of being a family-owned company, with my three sons, and now a third generation involved, KK is in good hands for the future. The most important factor of this family-owned business is the advantage it provides over the competition. Neither stock-holders nor another large company tells us we have to raise our prices every year.

The philosophy of Kitchen Kompact is very simple. We will offer a quality product at a reasonable price and, most importantly, deliver these goods in the most dependable lead time in the industry.

We recognize we cannot be all things to all people. This philosophy allows us to focus our efforts on a limited number of styles and colors. These styles and colors will represent the volume segment, or approximately 75% of the market. Let the other manufacturers supply the rest of the business.

Efficiency of production, labor and financial stability are our key advantages. They allow KK to manufacture a kitchen cabinet for less money with equal or better quality than the competition.

Thank you,
Dwight Gahm

First Cabinet

Original "Kompact" Cabinet Built in 1937