Kendrick Inc. employs nearly 100 employees from the Northeast Iowa area, where we care about each other, our product, and our customers.
Tim and Rhonda Kendrick have owned Kendrick Inc. since 1983 and all four children are employed at Kendrick Inc.
Each Shimlee piece is hand made and built to last.
Building a Dream
In the spring of 2017 shimlee. was founded as a creative way to use excess lumber from our sawmill.
The unique name comes from the use of the boards that are created to make a shimlee print. The shims are three to five inch thin pieces of wood that are left over from larger cut boards. By attaching them together we are able to create the face of the print. And so the name shimlee was created.
Finding our Dream Team
Attention to detail, quality, and the ability to bring your idea into reality is what separates our team from others. We have people that care about each other and our customers and it shows in our products. We are proud to be made in the USA and have strong roots.
Each Shimlee is handled by seven of our team members (at least!) and is created in Edgewood, Iowa and shipped to your home.
Adapt with the Times
Our product line is always growing, changing, and adapting to bring you the best of the best for your moments. We strive to do and be better and make our prints built to last. With creative minds surrounding us, we have been able to create products that use bi-products and eliminate our waste.
Together we make a difference
Sustainability is defined as: The stewardship and use of forests and forest lands in a way, and at a rate, that maintains their biodiversity, productivity, regeneration capacity, vitality and their potential to fulfill, now and in the future, relevant ecological, economic and social functions, at local, national, and global levels, and that does not cause damage to other ecosystems.
By responsibly harvesting trees we use the bi-product from the logs for rail road ties, cabinets, home decor signs, shimlee photo prints, mulch, compost, sawdust, and much more. There is no part of the tree that goes to waste and by working with like-minded people we are able to continue to responsibly harvest trees. We encourage you to take a tour of our facility, that explores the process from start to finish. Click on the logo to view the other four branches of Kendrick Inc.