Highlands Cabinets Co.

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Highlands Cabinets Co., nestled in the heart of Cookeville, Tennessee, stands as a testament to entrepreneurial spirit and dedication. Founded by Jason Beaty, the company specializes in crafting custom cabinets and specialty wood production. Starting as a one-man show, Jason tirelessly built Highlands Cabinets from the ground up, evolving it into a manufacturing powerhouse with a focus on residential homes and marine interiors.

As the business gained momentum, experiencing a remarkable 400% growth in sales from 2019 to 2022, it became imperative to elevate every aspect of production to meet burgeoning demands while upholding quality standards. It was then that Jason met Tyler Asher, the lead consultant from the Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) in Cookeville. Recognizing the need for strategic guidance, Jason  turned to the TSBDC in January 2023.

Under the guidance of Tyler and his team, Highlands Cabinets Co. embarked on a transformative journey. The TSBDC helped Jason acquire essential funding, enabling the business to implement crucial upgrades across the entire production.

The impact of this collaboration was profound. Highlands Cabinets Co. not only streamlined its operations but also created additional employment opportunities in the Upper Cumberland area. The TSBDC played a pivotal role in fortifying the company’s growth, allowing it to scale sustainably and contribute to the economic development of the region.

Looking ahead, Highlands Cabinets Co. envisions an exciting future. Using the support and knowledge of the TSBDC, the company aims to double its sales over the next two years. The increased capacity, coupled with a dedicated team and support from existing and new clients, positions Highlands Cabinets Co. for continued success

Jason Beaty expresses his gratitude, noting, “The TSBDC has helped us improve every area of production – from fabrication to finishing, to delivery and install. With these improvements, we will be able to continue one of my key goals when starting this company: hire more people in the Upper Cumberland area and invest in our amazing community.”

The Small Business Development Center in Cookeville remains committed to supporting Highlands Cabinets Co. on its journey, ensuring that the company thrives and continues to contribute to the economic vitality of the region. Together, they exemplify the power of collaboration, dedication, and the positive impact that small businesses can have on local communities.

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