Custom Storefronts recognized by JCCC Board of Trustees

Earlier this year, Custom Storefronts was honored to receive the SBA Exporter of the Year award for the Kansas City district. See ‘Olathe’s Custom Storefronts, Inc. Starts Small Exports Big‘. See also ‘Kansas City District Exporter of the Year ‘ (p. 29).

To honor the hard work and innovation demonstrated by Custom Storefronts, the Board of Trustees at Johnson County Community College invited Custom Storefronts to their June board meeting. Jon and Camille Roberts, the founders of Custom Storefronts, were present to accept this recognition.

With their guidance and leadership, the Kansas Small Business Development Center at JCCC has been instrumental in the success of Custom Storefronts. It was an honor that have them present for this occasion as well.

The Lakemary Center service project

Custom Storefronts joined Leadership Olathe in improving an outdoor, multipurpose space for Lakemary Center. The center provides services and opportunities for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities to maximize the freedom and control they can bring to their own lives.

This service project provided a much-needed venue for picnics, recreation and other special gatherings. Custom Storefronts provided custom hand railing and signage for Lakemary’s new outdoor space. The CSI team is thankful for the opportunity to enrich the facilities of Lakemary’s fantastic organization.



SBA Exporter of the Year

Custom Storefronts was honored to receive the SBA Exporter of the Year award for the Kansas City district. The award ceremony was hosted on Friday, May 5th in the company’s Metal Fabrication Shop.

Attendees included Malcom Richards & Dennis Larkin of the Kansas City District SBA, Tim McKee & Casey Wilhm of the Olathe Chamber of Commerce and Stephanie Landis & John Addessi of the JCCC KSBDC. Most importantly, this moment was shared with all of the employees at Custom Storefronts who make it all possible.

See ‘Olathe’s Custom Storefronts, Inc. Starts Small Exports Big‘. See also ‘Kansas City District Exporter of the Year ‘ (p. 29).


STRATA Architecture + Preservation visits CSI

Custom Storefronts was excited to host the crew from Strata Architecture + Preservation. We love to show colleagues what we do here at CSI, especially when it inspires them in their own field.

See what they said in this excerpt from their blog:

‘Customization can be defined as, “modifying something to fit a particular individual or task…”

We love this concept and seem to deal with it on a daily basis in our work.

STRATA had the great fortune to meet with a company who also does this on a daily basis, Custom Storefronts Inc. Yesterday we had the opportunity to quiz them on what they do and how we can align with (and tweak) their process to replicate historic storefront details and millwork. Thank you, Jon and Ashley for your presentation and tour, and taking time to show us how traditional methods can blend with modern technology to make a truly unique product.’



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Custom Storefronts partners with KHL for expansion

Custom Storefronts partnered with KHL Design Studio to create this stunning expansion for Sparhawk Laboratories in Lenexa, KS.  The curved staircase millwork, reception desk and restroom stalls highlight the “Pharmaceutical Elegance” of this design.  Custom Storefronts worked hand-in-hand with the general contractor, Strickland Construction, to ensure each element was properly designed and fitted.

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Custom Storefronts featured on JCCC’s front page

Custom Storefronts is featured in a front-page article on Johnson County Community College’s website this week.  The article describes the relationships between the company, the school and the Kansas Small Business Development Center.

Custom Storefronts wins Regional Award

Custom Storefronts was recognized by the State of Kansas with the Regional Business Excellence Award

This award recognizes “Kansas businesses and the contributions made to their communities and the state economy”.

Custom Storefronts receives State “Exporter of the Year” Award

The Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC), a state agency, hosted an annual awards ceremony in Topeka to honor Existing, Emerging and Exporting businesses from around the state.  Custom Storefronts was recognized by the KSBDC as the Exporter of the Year for our region.  The Exporting award is a new honor this year, and CSI was the sole recipient in the entire state!


Jon and Camille Roberts, the company’s owners, were recognized before the House and Senate at the state capitol and received a copy of the Senate Resolution.  Later in the evening, they were presented with the award by Senator Julia Lynn at the award ceremony in the capitol rotunda.


Did you know Custom Storefronts ships overseas?

Custom Storefronts’ doors opened on a new overseas store recently.  We have extensive experience working with partners outside the United States, and can accommodate you with shipping, proper crating, advice with customs and paperwork, and more!

Custom Storefronts invited by city to represent local small business

“Mayor Copeland presents the City’s proclamation to Olathe Chamber CEO Tim McKee (left) and owner of Custom Storefronts, Jon Roberts”     …… more