During the early 1980s Roger Zatkoff gave one of his salespeople the western Michigan territory to see if he could expand Zatkoff’s presence there. That salesperson worked out of an apartment for a few years to call on new customers and offer solutions by working on projects together in person. By 1983, sales had dramatically risen to the point that the office needed a physical space for customers to visit. Zatkoff rented a small warehouse in Kentwood, Michigan, and brought additional staff from Farmington Hills to run the office.
Then, in 1994, we built our own building to house a growing inventory, and in 2001 we doubled our warehouse once again to keep pace with demand. This allowed Zatkoff to provide its engineering knowledge in the fluid handling, consumer durables, and automotive markets for manufacturers based in western Michigan. In 2019, 25 years after its construction, we started undergoing a remodel of the original building’s conference room, packaging room, and main entrance.