Cabinet position: Long-time employees takes over as owner of firm

Chad Brandon

A 22-year employee who’s worked in a series of positions at Osburn Cabinets & Design has yet another as owner and president of the Grand Junction business.

Chad Brandon purchased the business from Marty Kolonel, who in turn acquired the firm from founder Bill Osburn Sr. in 1994.

“I’ve spent the last two decades in on-the-job training,” Brandon said.

Brandon started with Osburn Cabinets & Design in 1999 as a delivery driver. He subsequently worked as plant manager, production manager, operations manager and general manager.

Brandon praised Kolonel as a mentor. 

“I learned the most about how to own and operate a business from Marty Kolonel,” Brandon said. “Marty has an MBA and a long, successful career in both corporate management and business ownership. He worked with me directly over the last 10 years to develop my skills in leadership, people management and financial management. He gave me an education I couldn’t have received anywhere else, and for that I’m grateful”

Kolonel praised Brandon’s abilities. 

“He created and fostered customer and supplier relations, lowered costs, assembled Osburn’s team of employees and subcontractors and ensured the long-term stability of both,” Kolonel said. “Sales and profitability grew significantly during his management tenure. And when it came time to pass the torch, I knew the company would be in good hands.”

Osburn Cabinets & Design opened in 1974 to manufacture wood cabinets for kitchens and bathrooms. In 2002, the company expanded to offer commercial cabinetry and architectural millwork.

Today, Osburn Cabinets & Design serves residential and commercial clients throughout the Western United States in providing national brand cabinets as well as custom-designed and manufactured cabinetry.

Osburn Cabinets & Design operates a facility at 682 W. Gunnison Ave. For more information, visit the website at