Like many “homegrown” businesses, Fabricor began when Kent Summers recognized and seized an opportunity in 1982. Summers had been doing construction finish work and had bid a project in Springfield, MO., which included a call for a solid surface countertop design that had no seams. That had not been done before.
“We thought, ‘Let’s try that,” Barbara Summers recalls today. “It worked and we found that it was a new market. That’s how it started!”
Today, Barbara and Kent Summers (brother and sister) are the founders and owners of Fabricor in North Kansas City, MO. The company is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) offering solid surface and granite fabrication used by many hospitals to reduce crevices where bacteria and viruses can hide. Fabricor purchases solid surface products, cutting raw sheets and or molds them into finished, fabricated countertops and other fixtures, primarily for the commercial market.
The company leveraged an SBA 504 loan... Read More