Posted : Sunday, 24 July 2016 7:06PM
As the long-arm quilting machine business races headlong toward a more than $6-million a year benchmark, the dynamic team at Accomplish Quilting has settled in nicely at their new headquarters in St. Joseph, celebrating their ribbon-cutting ceremonies on Friday on spacious new quarters that will help them achieve even greater performance well into the future.Now a three-generation business, the locally owned and operated company is at the top of its game and continues to lead the nation in sales, training, and more for an industry that is enjoying a major resurgence thanks to the unique opportunities it brings to a hobby that has been amazingly streamlined due to the automated technologies.Company President Jeff Benedict and his team welcomed Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce members in celebrating the 4pm ribbon cutting ceremonies in their new building across from the John & Dede Howard Ice Arena in St. Joseph -- a building that was the decades-long home of the former Schneck's Supermarket and more recently a Dollar General Store.Benedict has taken the reins from his parents, who started the business in the basement and garage of their home, and now Jeff's own son is doing some work for the company, creating a third-generation in the business. Accomplish Quilting was founded in 2001, and moved this spring from space in the former Stevensville Post Office to their new quarters. That move was necessitated by their overwhelming growth pattern in the 15 years they've been on the scene. The Stevensville site was just over 2,600 square feet and their new showroom, demonstration center and teaching labs comprise more than 13,700 square feet at 810 Napier Avenue in St. Joseph just off the intersection of Napier & Niles.Jeff is especially ecstatic over the move. As he told me back in mid-January when they purchased the St. Joe building, "The limited space where we are has been holding us back from growing, so the new space will be fantastic for growth. Accomplish Quilting is the nation's largest provider of Innova long arm quilting machines.The company's growth spurt is also being felt in their Goodlettsville, Tennessee location, which will also undergo a sizable expansion in the near future due to the substantial increase in interest in quality quilting technology. In addition to being one of the top long-arm equipment sellers in the nation, Accomplish Quilting also provides a multitude of accessories and quilting supplies, all quality-tested by their in-house staff or recommended highly by industry professionals and veteran customers.