Meet Our Staff

At Acme, each member of our team is a customer-focused, knowledgeable expert who will go out of their way to meet your wood flooring needs. Keep reading to learn more about our unique team, who are part of an family owned company that has been providing custom wood floor products and services to the Kansas City area and beyond since 1926.

Robert T. Kenney II

President & Owner

Robert began working with Acme when he was a teenager, and took a leadership role 25 years ago. In that time, he has provided expert direction to the residential and commercial sales teams that empowers them to best meet customers’ needs. Robert equally enjoys working on small residential projects and large-scale ones such as the Kauffman Performing Arts Center.

“Manufacturing our own high quality wood flooring gives customers something extra special,” Robert says. “Because we have expert craftsman we specialize in custom jobs, and if a customer can imagine a wood floor, we can make it happen for them. Our customers have become true friends over the years, and they take comfort in knowing they’re dealing with a company that has been family-owned since 1926.”

Barbara Kenney (Barb)

Secretary-Treasurer & Owner

Along with her husband, Bob, Barb has been providing leadership to the Acme team for 25 years, during which time she has contributed greatly to all areas of the company, particularly customer service and our showroom operations. Barb says she takes pride in being part of an eight-decade, fourth- generation family-owned company that offers the widest range of wood flooring options to our customers. In her spare time, Barb enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and making the most of an outdoor lifestyle on the family farm.

“No project is too large or small for us – we can make anyone’s flooring dreams come true,” Barbara says. “I especially enjoy finding out more about our customers, helping educate their flooring choices and then seeing their excitement when their out-of-the-ordinary floors are completed.”

Emily Kenney- Moore

CFO, Vice President

In 21 years with Acme, Emily has transformed our accounting, payroll and human resources departments. She has also developed insight into each part of our manufacturing, installation and service processes.

In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband Alan, her four-legged children Izzy & Annie, and with her grandparents on the family farm.

“We enjoy giving our customers unique floors and are committed to delivering top quality products and customer service every time,” Emily says. “It’s exciting to help customers pick the best options for them and then seeing those become reality.”

Brian Kenney

Vice President of Operations

In 21 years at Acme, Brian amassed invaluable experience as a carpenter and construction manager before moving into his current position. He believes that Acme’s 80-year-plus heritage as a family-owned and operated business and ability to offer beginning-to-end manufacturing, shaping, finishing and installation provides customers with the best wood floors available.

“We strive for perfection every day and are dedicated to providing flooring that matches our customers’ unique needs,” Brian says. “Our only goal is for each and every customer to be delighted with their new or refinished floors.”

Randy Hamilton

Commercial Sales

Over the past 18 years, Randy has provided Acme’s commercial customers with dedicated service and deep knowledge of the many gymnasium options we offer as well as many other commercial flooring options including stage floors, office floors and museum floors. He enjoys being involved in an endless variety of projects and in meeting customers from all walks of life.

“Helping bring people’s flooring wishes from an idea to completion is exciting for me,” Randy says. “I think we offer them unmatched attention to detail and quality of workmanship.”

Jessica Hamilton

Commercial Sales Administrative Assistant

Over the past seven years as a commercial administrative assistant, Jessica has helped build Acme through her enthusiasm for delivering customers the precise solutions they needed. Always looking for new things to learn, Jessica brings determination and excitement to every project.

Henning Mikkelsen

Installation Specialist

Over 17 years, Henning has brought his expert eye and unfailing attention to detail to countless Acme projects. As an installation specialist with Danish woodworking skill, his greatest satisfaction comes in helping customers realize their vision. Henning credits Acme’s great employees and constant variety in work to his tenure.

Bradd Benware

Sales Representative

Bradd has been with Acme for over seven years, and understands as much as any seasoned veteran what makes Acme truly special. “Everything Acme creates is custom made,” he says, “and we can meet any customer need.” As one of the company’s knowledgeable sales staff, he has complete confidence in not only his own experience with hardwood floors, but the expertise and hard work of every colleague.

“Each and every person at Acme plays a critical role,” says Bradd. “Every customer need is different, and we use them as learning experiences.”

Mike Moore

Sales Representative

Mike has been with Acme for about a year. As a key member of the sales team and one who truly enjoys meeting new people, he brings great personality to all client interactions. He plans on staying with Acme for a long time: he cites the stability and family ownership as two things he loves about the company.

John Crute

Operation Manager

Even among a company of long-time veterans, John is a truly seasoned pro with over 25 years of service to Acme and its many customers. As operations manager, he has seen every type of project, big and small, get completed by Acme’s talented workers. It’s the diversity of work that keeps him coming to work in the morning — that and knowing customers truly appreciate the company’s expertise and best-in-class installation. Ever the puzzle-solver, John works on BMW motorcycles in his spare time.

Ron Knoll

Scheduler - Homeowners

Ron is another Acme veteran with over 25 years experience serving in a variety of roles. He started as a carpet and vinyl installer, then hardwood floor installer and carpenter, and now serves as residential homes manager. Ron loves the work, but he loves the company’s family mentality even more. “We even treat our customers like family,” he says.

Ron takes pride in his own work, the company’s high service standard, and ensuring every customer’s experience is as smooth as possible.

Krista Forbes


Krista has been with the company for over five years, and has spoken to hundreds of customers about their hardwood floor needs, including cleaning best practices, repairs, and refinishing. She believes in Acme as a company who genuinely cares about their customers, and proudly represents them every time she picks up the phone.

“They really make customers feel like family,” says Krista. “They care on a personal level about each and every thing they do.”