John is a lifelong entrepreneur and corporate executive with successful accomplishments in Franchising, Direct Sales, the Marine Industry and Financial Technology sector, just to name a few.
His warm, friendly and engaging personal style gives customers confidence and reassurance when working with him.
John saw a huge opportunity with Universal Factory Direct to bring High Quality, High Value Kitchen Cabinets to the Florida market and readily signed on as Franchisee #1.
Originally from Pittsburgh PA, John was a snowbird for decades and now has permanently relocated and settled into Palm Beach County to begin the next chapter in his life.
John has 3 grown children and enjoys supporting his Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins.
In his leisure time, you can find him playing golf, tennis and pickleball, riding his bike as well as soaking up the Florida sunshine at the beach.
Joe Grushkin has been a serial entrepreneur for over 40 years, with his “roots” in Direct Sales (as the National Sales Manager of Cutco Cutlery in Canada, opening 55 sales offices), Franchise ownership of multiple units, Business Coaching, Digital Advertising Sales and was the Founder of MaxExposure Social Media, which is now owned by his Daughter and Son-in-Law. Joe has tried to “retire” four times, which he finds boring, and is now building the premier Cabinet and Hot Tub, Factory Direct to Consumer franchise business in the country. His drive, passion, creativity, and vision set him apart from others, along with his charismatic style of leadership, energy and truly caring for the success of those who are awarded franchises as business partners. Joe now lives in Jupiter FL, after raising his 3 grown daughters in Westport CT, and he has one granddaughter. Joe loves beach time, boating, baseball, fun in the sun, entertaining friends, social golf, pickleball and travel to new places.
Kevin Slover, the consummate entrepreneur, and founder of Universal Factory Direct, in 1997, developed a sales process that has been duplicated many times. Over the years, focusing only on internal development and growth, he now operates a thriving business with over $8 million in sales annually and is the #1 distributor in New England, with all the manufacturers he works with. Kevin has an organization and team that are “unparalleled” running his business and is now “semi” retired and enjoying his incredible success.
Kevin has assisted many people to engage in the industry, over many years, and has seen them achieve a high level of personal success and financial freedom. To continue that legacy, his long-time friend, Joe Grushkin, approached him in 2023 with the idea of “Franchising” his concept, which was the perfect platform to bring his proven model to every community across the county.
Kevin has 3 “twenty something” children, and has homes in his hometown of Portsmouth NH, on Lake Winnipesaukee NH, and in Palm Beach County FL, where he splits his time. Kevin loves to play basketball & Golf, travel, exotic cars, entertaining friends and family, and is a HUGE fan of all Boston sports team.
We are open 6 days a week and Sundays By Appointment Only. For the best service for a free kitchen design and quote you can schedule an appointment with one of our designers here "Schedule a Free Design & Quote". Our designers have design appointments each day so its best to have an appointment to make sure someone is available to help you. If you want to just stop in Mon - Fri 10-4 and Sat 10-1pm are our open hours.