Tharp Custom Cabinetry has long been associated with fine craftsmanship and high quality custom cabinetry. Locally owned and operated since 1971, Tharp has grown to be Colorado’s largest custom cabinet manufacturer.
Whether you are planning to build a new home or remodel your current one, it is very likely that cabinetry will be part of your project. Cabinetry is the only “furniture” you’ll buy that will be permanently affixed to your home. The quality, style, and longevity of your cabinetry will affect your family’s lifestyle and the value of your home for years to come. The following is an overview of cabinet construction, component materials, finishes, and distribution which you should consider as you plan your project.
Designed and made in Colorado, we add value to homes by listening to our customers and completing projects using cutting edge technology, combined with the hard work and care of our skilled craftsman. By working directly with our customers, we produce fine, made-to- fit solutions, with an almost infinite range of design and finish options.
Tharp designs, manufactures, delivers, and installs cabinetry in cities throughout Colorado and Wyoming including Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Cheyenne, and the mountain communities of Winter Park, Steamboat Springs, Vail, and Breckenridge.
Garth Rummery, President
Garth Rummery is the President of Tharp Custom Cabinetry, overseeing all product development, engineering, and process improvement of the Tharp cabinet products and services. Coming from an extensive engineering background, Garth has taken ownership of Tharp since August of 2014, bringing a series of positive changes and many more to come. Garth has gained his training from multiple roles with world class companies, including Berkshire Hathaway (Campbell Hausfeld), Danaher (Fluke, Hennessy, Ammco, Coats), Boston Consulting Group, Delphi Automotive (OnStar, XM/Sirius Satellite radio). The skill sets he utilizes in his roles include Strategic planning and Team building, Sales and Marketing management, Lean transformation and management, Engineering, Project Management, and Six Sigma.
Garth’s education background includes a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba, a Master’s of Engineering Management from McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Garth, his wife Ming, and their two young boys live in Fort Collins, Colorado. Garth enjoys outdoors sports including hunting, fishing, mountain biking, surfing, and skiing.
Ming Rummery, VP
As Executive Vice President of Tharp, Ming Rummery is responsible for many facets of Tharp’s operations including Strategic Sourcing, Vendor Management, IT, Employee Benefits, Insurance, and Special Projects. Ming is also part of the partnership team that acquired Tharp in 2014.
Ming started her career with Delphi Automotive as a Mechanical Design Engineer and served with Deloitte Consulting as a Strategy and Operations Consultant. Prior to joining Tharp, Ming spent 8 years with Asurion, a fast growing technology and service company where she held a variety of supply chain roles. She was responsible for building Asurion’s repair operations in the Philippines and expanding its global supply chain models to UK, Korea, Taiwan, and South East Asia.
Ming earned her MBA from Vanderbilt University and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Ming enjoys travelling, cooking, reading, and skiing and camping with her family.
Mike Fralic, Director of Sales
Mike joined the THARP team this summer in the role of Director of Sales. Mike has successfully lead the sales teams of three family owned manufacturing companies prior to his current role, as well as prominent sales leadership positions with PepsiCo and Stanley Black and Decker. He has a passion for building teams and coaching teams to provide the best value based solution for our customer’s needs. Mike is driven to exceed customer expectations by offering superior quality products and services at a fair price.
Teamwork is not a buzzword for Mike, but something that is a cornerstone of all successful organizations. Mike is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, and was part of the Gamecock football squad. After graduation, he spent 4 years in the Marine Corps, and is proud to have served our country. These days, you can find Mike attempting to furnish his new home, as well as enjoying our fine area golf courses. He spends as much time as possible with his two sons who live in the area, especially now that they are grown and offer to pay for dinner when out with dad.
Brett Zenisek, Director of Process Improvement
Brett joined the Tharp team in 2016 bringing 10 years of Operations Management and Lean Conversion experience. Brett’s responsibilities as Director of Continuous improvement include managing the supporting functions at Tharp including Systems Engineering, Operations Technical Support, Procurement, and Facilities and Maintenance. Brett is responsible for driving change. He and his team take great pride in continuous improvement, always looking for a better, more efficient way. Brett has managed Operations for multiple businesses, producing up to $75M in annual revenue. He has had significant experience with lean conversions; improving production efficiencies, inventory reduction, and maximizing departmental delivery capacity through the utilization of lean concepts.
Brett has a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming and a Master’s in Business Administration from Colorado State University. Brett loves taking advantage of all the great Northern Colorado golf courses the rare times he is able to break away from raising two young boys.
Stacy Spears, Human Resources Manager
Stacy Spears’s current position with Tharp Custom Cabinetry is Human Resource Manager and EH&S Manager. She is responsible for managing all aspects of human relations, policy and procedures, Labor Law Compliance, Payroll, Benefits, Worker Compensation, along with Safety and Environmental Compliance.
Stacy has been in the manufacturing industry for 20 years with varying positions. Prior to joining Tharp, Stacy worked as Human Resource Manager in the Modular Home Industry in Colorado, and 8 years prior with Fleetwood Motor Homes in both California and Texas locations. Her first ten plus years was spent at Eastman Chemical Company in North East Texas as an Environmental Design Engineer. She has a Bachelor’s in Science degree from University of Texas, and is SHRM PHR and SHRM- CP Certified.
Stacy considers Colorado home. She loves the mountains and hiking.
Shelly Cox, Controller
Shelly Cox is part of the senior management staff as Tharp’s Financial Controller. Responsible for all accounting functions including accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash management, financial reporting, payroll reporting, job costing and sales tax, along with special projects. During her 30 years in accounting, Shelly has worked in various industries from electronics manufacturing as CFO to media & publishing as Senior Finance Manager. Her special interest is in increasing profitability by streamlining processes using technology and software.
Shelly received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, earned her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in California, and her MBA from Colorado State University. She enjoys spending time outdoors biking and hiking with her family and dogs. On her bucket list is to bike as many rails to trails as she can along with floating many beautiful rivers.
Business Unit Leaders
As a Business Unit Leader with Tharp, Deborah Hernandez is responsible for managing a project team of 30 contributors which consist of sales, design, engineering and service. Deborah started her career in Woodworking 25 years ago by opening a high end Architectural Woodworking facility in Arizona that specialized in unique and extraordinary finishes. Prior to moving to Colorado and joining Team Tharp, Deborah was a Program Manager with Western Millwork, Inc., the largest millwork company in Arizona where she co-managed an $8 million dollar independent fixture division dedicated to the Starbucks Coffee Company. This division experienced tremendous growth, profitability and earned the distinction of being a premier supplier within the first 3 years. Deborah has been married for 30 years and enjoys vegan cooking, music, art and family.
Born and raised in Colorado, Mark has 25 years’ experience in local cabinet and furniture manufacturing and management. Having been involved in thousands of projects for clients up and down the Front Range and beyond, he has the experience to lead your project to the finish line. When he’s not working, Mark enjoys photography, fly fishing, hiking, camping, music, and church. He and his wife, Holly, live in Milliken, Colorado.
Richard Szejna is a Business Unit leader at Tharp Custom Cabinetry, where Richard leads a team of sales and design professionals, engineers and production staff to manufacture high quality custom cabinetry.
With over 30 years experience in all aspects of residential and commercial construction, cabinetry, fixture manufacturing, and installation, Richard has had the opportunity to work with many leading companies including, Brookfield Residential, Lencrafters, Audi AG, across the US, Canada, and Europe. Richard currently helps our residential contractors and homeowners bring design to reality with Tharp’s innovative concept of creating individual business units to offer a complete start to finish experience through dedicated teams to meet client objectives. Richard resides in Northern Colorado and is an avid outdoor enthusiast who plans a ski trip into every weekend possible.