1900 – 1920

In 1911, Edward Kraemer, a twenty-one year old carpenter from a small village in Wisconsin, begins his own business with a tool box, four years experience as a carpenter, and six employees. Edward Kraemer’s first project as a business owner was the construction of a new home for a friend. His business quickly grew to the construction of houses, barns, cheese factories, schools and churches in the Village of Plain, Wisconsin and the surrounding countryside.