Visit Edgewood, Iowa to tour and learn about the Kendrick, Inc. brand of family's of businesses. Learn how Tim and Rhonda Kendrick, along with their four children and now over 150 employees were able to turn one successful company into a family of five companies. You will begin your tour at Kendrick Forest Products, Iowa's largest sawmill, and the first of the family businesses, established in 1983. Next you will tour their custom cabinet shop, Forever Cabinets by Kendrick (est. 2001), where you will see how cabinets are made for the home. Next you will see and learn how the Kendrick Team used their desire to eliminate waste and create quality wood products led them to the start of two additional companies in 2017, Kendrick Home and Shimlee. Kendrick Home prints designs onto wooden signs, and sells them wholesale to other retailers such as the mom and pop shop down the street all the way to large retailers, such as Home Goods. Shimlee is a personalization business where you can go to their website, upload your photo, and checkout. The team will then print your photograph on real wood and either ship it to you or give you the option for local pickup. On this tour, you will see how the signs for Kendrick Home and Shimlee are built, printed, and shipped but one of the best things about this part of the tour is learning the "why" and the "how" behind these two new companies as well as the reasoning behind the fifth one, The Markket. Your tour will end at The Markket, the Kendrick Team's award-winning retail destination. Having won an Iowa Tourism Award in it's first six months of business in the category of Outstanding Retail Experience, The Markket will offer just that. The last stop on your tour will be in The Markket's 6,500 sq ft showroom where they showcase their line of Forever Cabinets, as well as home decor, lighting, rugs, furnishings, kitchenware, clothing, and so much more.
Take a Tour
Currently tours are paused until May 2023. Please call with any questions or concerns.
- Cost is $5/person
- Reservations are required.
The walking tour takes 1-2 hours, depending on the group, and is sure to amaze you with the process, the machinery, and the innovation this small town company has taken to become a leader in their field. The tour consists of both of our facilities and starts at our South location. This is where you'll tour Kendrick Forest Products which includes the sawmill, mulch operation, and kiln dried lumber operation. For the second part of your tour your guide will direct you to our North facility, just five blocks north, where you'll tour our sister companies and their operations; Forever Cabinets by Kendrick, Kendrick Home and Shimlee, and The Markket. Tours will end at our North facility where guests will have time to browse The Markket, our retail destination. All companies on the tour are a division of the Kendrick, Inc. suite of family businesses.
- Reserve your spot and purchase your tickets by calling 563-928-6431. Or fill out and submitting the inquiry below or email email@example.com and someone from our offices will reach out to you.
- Accommodations can be made for large groups, special events, educational parties, and those requiring handicapped assistance.
- Please wear comfortable, closed toe shoes. Eye and Hearing protection provided. Uneven or rough terrain, call for handicapped assistance.
- No children under the age of 5, all other youth must be accompanied by an adult.
- Please contact us at if you have any further questions.
For more information on the Kendrick Family Businesses please visit these websites and Facebook pages :
Forever Cabinets by Kendrick - custom cabinets
Kendrick Home - wooden signs
Shimlee - pictures printed on wood