On a cold December day in 1967, two energetic young
men, Billy Morden and Johnny Martin, joined with Mr. Felder Wright
to form Wright's Cabinets, Inc. in North Litle Rock, Arkansas.
These three men comprised the total work force in the early years.
In January 1970, Mr. Wright sold his interest in the company to
Billy and Johnny and subsequently retired.
The company moved into a 15,000 square foot building
in Jacksonville, Arkansas on June 1, 1974. In March 1981, the
building was expanded by 15,250 square feet. Subsequent additions
in February 1986 and June 1991 resulted in a total of 56,000 square
feet. On January 26 1986, Billy Morden and his family purchased
Johnny Martin's interest in the company and Wright's continues
as a family-owned business.
In August 1990, Billy started Morden, Inc. which manufactures
an unfinished birch cabinet line in an 8,000 square foot building
near Jacksonville, Arkansas.
Increasing sales resulted in the need for additional
capacity, and in the summer of 1997, the company added a new 54,000
square foot facility in Louisville, Mississippi. In addition to
having the same capabilities of the Arkansas location, the plant
in Mississippi has a modern rough mill capable of producing all
of the oak face and door parts for both plants.
Approximately 160 people were employed at the end of
1998, and the total revenues were approximately $10 million for
Billy C. Morden - One of the original founders,
served as the company's Chairman of the Board, President and CEO
through 1998. In January 1999, Billy passed the duties of President
on to Dennis Burt.
Dennis E. Burt - Joined the management team at Wright's as Executive Vice President in June 1997 following 17 years as managing partner of a local CPA firm.In January 1999, Dennis assumed the duties of President. Dennis thren retired in Febuary 2005.
Bobby Morden - Has worked at Wrights Cabinets for 16 years, becoming President in March 2005.
Jimmy Walker - As an employee since June 1976,
Jimmy has extensive experience in all phases of cabinet manufacturing
and currently serves as Vice President for Production.
Other Key People:
Trance Riley------General Manager
Wendell Nicholson----Sales Manager
When you call the office, Tootie Nicholson will generally direct your call to either Kathrine Forret or Jennifer Besaw for answers related to your order.