D.R. GILCREST—Since 1957
A legacy of custom craftsmanship and personalized service to the lodging industry.
When you choose D.R. Gilrest, you enjoy the confidence of working with a company whose reputation for impeccable workmanship, gold-star service, and competitive pricing spans more than 50 years.
In 1957, in response to growing requests from apartment and condominium owners for his handcrafted cabinetry, Don R. Gilcrest established a company in Zeeland, Michigan, beginning with six employees. As demand for its products rapidly grew, the company expanded its manufacturing plant and workforce to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse clientele.
In the late 1960s, under the name of Billco, the parent company added medical and educational furniture to its offerings; and in the early 1970s, Billco formed its D.R. Gilcrest division, dedicated specifically to providing contract-manufactured furnishings for the lodging industry.
Today, D.R. Gilcrest draws on the expertise of 60 highly skilled, in-house workers to provide custom furnishings for both national and independently owned lodging businesses. Gilcrest’s relocation to Holland, Michigan, in 2005, marks the company’s fourth expansion of its facilities in response to an ever-increasing demand for its products.
With its hallmarks of world-class quality, responsiveness, cost-saving solutions, durable, low-maintenance designs, blanket-wrapped shipping, and start-to-finish care D.R. Gilcrest enjoys the loyalty of longstanding customers, a steady influx of new ones, and a glowing reputation as a leader in contract manufacturing for the lodging industry.
Meeting the needs of national chains and independent businesses with quality and flexibility.
Our outstanding adaptability as a contract manufacturer enables D.R. Gilcrest to serve a wide and impressive range of clients, from privately owned motels and bed-and-breakfasts to nationwide hotels and four-star luxury resorts.
D.R. Gilcrest is
• an authorized Hilton supplier
• a top-nominated supplier for Accor North America
• a primary manufacturer for many other nationally recognized companies such as Red Roof Inn, Value Place, and Motel 6.
We have also worked with many independently owned lodging businesses, providing quality products tailor-made to fit a broad array of circumstances and budgets.
Experience the Gilcrest difference for yourself! Contact us today to discover cost-effective, custom solutions to your needs in lodging furnishings.