Petoskey showroom

1840 M-119 Unit#4 Petoskey, Mi. 49770  P: 231 881-9318  Fax: 231-881-0918



I have spent 26 years in the lumber and building materials industry working as a yardman, delivery driver, counter sales, and then progressing into management positions, culminating in managing two locations for Wickes Lumber from 1997-2002.  For the last 13 years, I have worked in outside millwork sales, first for Preston Feather, and for the last year and half, Thomas and Milliken.

Although this is what I would call an accidental career, having received a degree in education from Central Michigan University in 1989, it has been one that is rewarding and fulfilling.  I enjoy working with builders, remodelers, homeowners, architects, and designers, helping them to achieve their desired outcomes with the broad array of products and services that Thomas and Milliken offers.

I have been married for 23 years to Becki, a registered nurse.  We make our home in Vanderbilt and enjoy reading, gardening, canoeing, walking, and cross country skiing.

                Kent Strawderman                       

                Kent Strawderman




In 1999 I started out in this business as sales support, coordinator for service & warranty as well as Andersen Window direct van orders.  I didn’t even know what a sash was, let alone how many other parts made up a window.  It was an interesting learning experience to say the least, considering my background was in the food service industry.  With the help of a few key people, I quickly learned what I needed to become successful.  I took every opportunity to listen and learn as much as possible from the sales staff, and eventually moved into sales about 4 years ago.

                    Peggy Moore         

                    Peggy Moore


In the midst of learning about windows and doors, I also decided it was time to further my education, hopefully open a few more doors for myself and teach my kids that you’re never too old to go back to school.  I graduated from Davenport University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  I love being able to not only help our sales staff and customers, but keep our showroom running smoothly. 

I’ve been married to my husband Albert for 21 years.  We have three wonderful children and when we are not playing taxi cab for them, we love spending time biking and traveling as often as possible to car shows.

                                        Traverse City Showroom

                         903 Woodmere Avenue Traverse City, Mi. 49686  P: 231-995-0900  Fax: 231-995-0949



Amy Keene and her husband, Brandon, are full time residents of Traverse City. They have two grown sons, Evan and Logan, and a crazy pug named Cooper.

Amy Keene

Amy Keene

Amy began her millwork career in the mid 80’s, drawing AutoCad shop drawings for a major commercial cabinet supplier. Continuing on in project management through several large corporations, she desired a change of scenery and moved to beautiful northern Michigan with her family. She took a position as project engineer, full time AutoCad detailing for high end millshops through-out the United States.

She has been with Thomas & Milliken’s design showroom in Traverse City since 2003, working in design, sales, estimating, and purchasing and of course creating shop                                                                                                            drawings. Visit or email Amy in Travese City.




                                   931 Mill St.  Northport, Mi. 49670  P: 800-968-7236  Fax: 231-386-9817



Thomas and Milliken is located on the tip of Northern Michigan in beautiful Leelanau County. With over 38 years of woodworking experience we have evolved into a leader in the industry of custom doors, stair parts, windows and moldings.

For residential projects we work closely with the homeowner, architect and builder. We can produce any type of moulding, in any quantity and species. 

Our commercial projects ranging from resorts, offices, courthouses, churches, restaurants, libraries and museums. Once again our sales staff works closely with each builder, architect, and designer to ensure top quality and customer satisfaction. 


Our equipment is the latest in woodworking technology ranging from our CNC Router and 6 head molders to our new door hanging operation. Along with this we pride ourselves in making sure every door, stair part and molding you order is closely inspected. With over over 2000 knife patterns in stock we can create and match any trim pattern.

We specialize in curved trim such as rounds, arches, and ovals. This can be applied to windows, entry areas and doors. Whatever yours needs, Thomas and Milliken Millwork is here to serve you and help make your building experience enjoyable.

                                                                                               Andy Thomas

                                                                                               Andy Thomas

Andy Thomas started Thomas and Milliken Millwork back in 1977 with his wife Gloria.  Since then they have seen the business develop and evolve into the number one millshop in Northern Michigan.  Andy comes from a long line of workworkers dating back to his great-grandfather who built many of the homes in Northport.  "Woodworking is in my blood.  I started out of college making autoharps in my parents basement.  That quickly morphed into patenting a line of wood outdoor furniture.  From there it's history.  We now sell our products around to U.S. and currently are working with the Hotel Kimpton project on Grand Cayman island. We are fortunate in that we have great employees who work hard and with great attention to detail."  The road up to Northport, M22, has just been voted the most scenic fall color tour route in the country.  So make the beautiful drive up to Northport and meet Andy or email him


I've been with Thomas & Milliken for over 15 years.  As office manager I wear many hats, which can make my job both interesting and challenging. 

I came to Thomas & Milliken after working 12 years with another county manufacturing company that relocated to north Carolina.

I am very happy that I joined the Thomas and Milliken family.

I have been married to Al for over 35 years and we reside in Lake Leelanau where we raised our three daughters. We enjoy camping and traveling to South Dokta to visit our one daughter and husband.  You can contact kathy at