|Arnold L. Kump Custom Home Builder|
L. Kump was born on June 14, 1927 in Joliet, Illinois.
After completing his duty in the army, Arnold returned home and purchased a DX filling station which he operated for three years.
There he met a customer,
Irma Bucciarelli, whom he later married and they had three sons. While
running the DX station, Arnold continued to build houses on the side with
his brother-in-law Tom Polyak. When the construction business became more
lucrative and demanding, he sold his gas station and focused on construction
full time. Arnold L. Kump Construction was officially born in 1952.
In the beginning, Arnold built small homes for spec, and sold them at a profit. He quickly became known for his quality and integrity. Customers began contacting Arnold to build their custom homes. Those customers then recommended Arnold to their friends and word-of-mouth advertising became the only form of advertising Arnold needed to sustain his business.
You know you're buying
a quality home when
your realtor tells you
"it's an Arnold Kump home"
Arnold’s dedication to doing every job right, to the highest standards, while giving customers great value, became his calling card.
As Arnold’s sons,
Arnie, David and Tim got older, he brought them on jobs to work with him.
Eventually Arnie and David became involved in the
In 2004, at the age of
77, Arnold finally took a step away from physically being involved in
construction, but continued to assist in running the business.
Arnold passed away on February 23, 2011 at the age of 83.