Kenneth and his wife JoAnn met in Baxley, Georgia. Nestled in the heart of slash pine country, with the pristine Altamaha River nearby, Baxley was the ideal place to grow up, a true southern town. There they married and began a family, raising their three children. While they didn’t know it at the time, all of the children would be and still are a part of one of the most successful family business stories in Georgia.
It was the late 60’s and early 70’s when Kenneth was first introduced to the cultured (cast) marble business. It was during this time that he learned the fine art of designing and producing superior cultured marble for commercial and residential bathroom use. In 1971, the Mincey’s moved to north Georgia settling down in Cumming, at that time a small community about 35 miles north of Atlanta.
Mincey Marble Manufacturing, Inc. was founded by Kenneth and JoAnn in 1977. Originally supplying exquisite marble to the upscale Atlanta residential market, Mincey Marble began moving into the Hospitality market in the mid 80’s. By1997, Mincey had made the move to concentrate exclusively on the commercial business.
That decision paved the way for the company to become one of the most recognized names in the hospitality marketplace for its quality cast marble products and great customer service. Over the years, Mincey Marble has been specified by some of the biggest names in the business, Marriott, InterContinental, Hilton, Choice and Best Western to name a few. In addition, over the last 10 years, Mincey has expanded the client portfolio to include a wide variety of markets, like Healthcare, Government, Educational, Military and Multi-Family.
Today Mincey Marble stands as a testament to Kenneth’s vision for what manufacturing should and can be. Since his first design’s in 1966 when Kenneth developed the integral backsplash and bowl, to the mid-70’s when he designed his first marble whirlpool tub, to his custom shower pan and integral aproned vanity designs of the 80’s and 90”s, innovation has been a huge part of that vision.
Manufacturing improvements and a process redesign in 1988 cut production and lead time in half. Beginning development in 1996, the MINCOR™ product line provided Mincey with a Class A fire and smoke rated product which became a standard for all Marriott brands.
In 2008 Mincey completed a first ever major office expansion which included a 2700 square foot design center and showroom. Mincey currently has more than 180,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities with more on the drawing board.
Thirty-Five years later the company is still a private; family owned and operated US business. In 2012, Donna Mincey, Kenneth’s daughter succeeded him as the President and CEO, but that hasn’t slowed him down. As Chairman of the Board, Kenneth is still active and available every day to assist in moving Mincey Marble forward. He can now however spend more time focused on his other passion, farming and livestock.
Kenneth’s extensive knowledge of dairy cows and Simmental beef cattle, led him to make the decision in the late 90’s to raise and breed Boer goats. After several years of careful selection and breeding he had his first auction and sale in 2001.
In the 2010 Kenneth made the decision to go in a different direction and took a trip to Australia with his wife JoAnn and son Kevin to take a look at the Savanna Goat. The endangered breed was desperately in need of new stock with pure genetics here in the United States. They returned with 4 bucks and 17 does. Today the Mincey Goat Farm is one of the largest and most respected breeders of Savanna Goats in North America.
A lot has changed over the years, but the vision and traditions set forth by Kenneth in those early years’ remains the same…
“It is our mission to produce the highest quality Cast Marble available, to sell at the most reasonable, affordable price, to deliver in a timely manner and to treat our customers with utmost respect and in the most professional manner possible. We strive daily to create products that impress all who see them, and to satisfy our customers’ needs through personal, efficient service.”
Kenneth and JoAnn Mincey 2011