McKee Family

(Pictured above: Adam with his son, Micah, and wife, Kendra.)

In light of our grand opening this month and our ribbon cutting coming up on October 28th at 1pm (We hope you can be there!) we wanted to allow you to get to know Adam, owner of Contemporary Woods, and his passion for woodworking and quality wood furniture, just a little bit better.

Q: What is your personal background that makes owning Contemporary Woods such a perfect fit?
Adam: My family has a long history of construction so, I have been passionate about woodworking & construction ever since I was 13 years old. I got exposure to fine woodworking in my high school shop class and I haven?t been able to stop since.


Q: Why did you choose to buy Contemporary Woods?
Adam: I used to work at Hardwood Heaven part time many years ago. I had kept in touch with Hardwood Heaven and one Saturday I got a phone call, letting me know that a great opportunity might have come available. After a few negotiations we decided to become the new owners of this long-time Lincoln business.


Q: Any fun facts about becoming the owner of Contemporary Woods?
Adam: The Contemporary Woods shop is across the street (300 ft away) from my father?s & grandfathers shop – where I had been building furniture & cabinets on the weekends for the last several years.


Q: What have you learned in the last 2 years of owning this business?
Adam: I have learned that without a valuable team there is no way in being successful in business. Each and every team member has something to offer that helps put our product, customers and vision ahead of everyone else.


Q: What is your favorite part about being a business owner?
Adam: Seeing the satisfaction in the customers face when we deliver a one-of-a-kind, unique piece that the customer has spent years searching for, and knowing that at Contemporary Woods, we made their dreams come true.


Q: How as owning your business changed your family?
Adam: Owning our own business has been a challenge as well as a blessing. My wife has been able to spend more time raising our 18-month-old son and I have been able to go to work every day doing something I love. Nothing is easy overnight, and we are building the business for our future and are employees’ future. We want to be the foremost furniture maker in Nebraska, and with a little hard work and elbow grease, we will get there.


(Pictured Above: Adam’s son, Micah, working hard with his dad. At 18-months-old, he’s already working towards taking over the family business someday.)