Our monthly spotlight series features Ben Kimminau, Owner of Kimminau Floors. Ben is an Acumen partner in our CEO team Ignite led by Growth Catalyst, Scott Stanger.

About Kimminau Floors

Kimmianau Floor Company has serviced Kansas City clients for the last decade. They have been ranked the number one hardwood flooring company in Kansas City. Kimminau Floors offers turn-key hardwood flooring solutions to both residential and commercial clients. Their unique flooring solution and craftsmanship are what differentiates them from competitors. Kimminau Floors give clients a seven-step process to ensure reliable customer service.

Ben's Background

Ben began his career as a software engineer and architect at Sprint. He worked there for 18 years and primarily focused on designing and writing software. Halfway through his Sprint tenure, a friend introduced him to the hardwood industry, and he bought into a franchise in 2004. That initial business took on several formations over the next couple of years and eventually led to the start of Kimminau Floors in 2011.

Ben Joins Acumen

Ben became part of the Acumen community in 2019 and is part of the CEO peer team, Ignite, led by Growth Catalyst Scott Stanger. Ben says having Scott as his growth catalyst has been invaluable. 

"He has definitely sharpened, inspired, and challenged me several times over the past three years. Our Ignite team is also very strong, and the relationships are close enough that we can all be very candid and honest with each other. These resources have allowed me to navigate some pretty turbulent times when I joined three years ago, and I feel blessed to have these individuals in my life." 

Ben relates to Acumen's value of "Challenging" the most because he's not afraid to challenge fellow Acumen teammates in monthly councils. 

More about Ben

Ben enjoys competitive sports and anything he can challenge himself to go to the next level. His favorite pastime is playing golf because it allows him to unplug from business and enjoy the outdoors. He also enjoys attending his kids' sporting events and taking family vacations. 

KimminauThank you, Ben, for your involvement in sharpening, challenging, and inspiring the Acumen community!

Elizabeth Shandy
Post by Elizabeth Shandy
July 14, 2022
Elizabeth Shandy graduated from Washburn University with a Bachelors in Public Relations. In addition, she received her Masters in Leadership from Grantham University. Her deep passion for leadership came from her role as a peer advisor for nontraditional and military students while studying for her Masters. Elizabeth is the Growth Marketing Specialist enhancing our brand awareness, content management and supporting regional and team marketing. She has several years of marketing experience as well as skillsets in recruiting and advising. Her favorite thing about being part of our marketing team is getting to make a creative impact every day. She has several certificates in digital marketing including social media, graphic design, sales support, and content management. Elizabeth and her husband, Nick, have one daughter and attend Prince of Peace. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring wineries, crafting, playing keyboard, and spending time with her friends and family.