Meet Our Staff

Keith Heikes

Keith and his brother, Kevin, are the co-owners of Factory Direct Furniture.  Prior to entering the furniture business, Keith worked in banking and in the automotive electronics industry.  Keith has lived in Hutchinson the majority of his life and is a HHS graduate.  When not at work, Keith enjoys motorcycling, golf, riding ATV, Vikings games and BBQ'ing.  Keith is also very active with the Hutchinson Rotary Club, a division of Rotary International.  Keith & his wife Tess live in Hutchinson along with Tess’s son Peyton.


Kevin Heikes

This is Kevin's 2nd time around as a co-owner of Factory Direct Furniture.  Kevin and his father, Jim, ran Factory Direct from 1985 to 1995.  Prior to this adventure, Kevin worked in the automotive and insurance worlds but the lure of retail furniture caught his attention once again.  Kevin enjoys nearly anything sports related, especially Gophers, Vikings & Twins games and also enjoys reading.  Kevin's wife of 30 years teaches 1st grade in Hutchinson.  They have two children, Kyle and Katelyn. 


Dawn Ashburn

Dawn has been in the furniture business for 25 years.  She has great suggestions to help you with your decorating needs!  Dawn can also help you with your window coverings.  A number of her drapes/blinds are on display at our Hutchinson location.  Dawn is very creative and keeps current with the latest trends in decorating.  Dawn's husband, Dave, works at 3M.  They have 3 daughters, all out of town, so they keep busy traveling.


Brenda Miller

Brenda is a long-time Hutchinson resident and is a familiar face to many that come into the store.  Brenda's outgoing and sincere personality make her a treasure to have around.  In her time away from the store, Brenda enjoys camping and spending time with her family.

Kim Heikes

Kim enjoys working with the customers and finding just the right fit for your home.  Kim lived in St. Louis, MO for 20 years, working in the banking world.  Kim enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her 8 nieces & nephews. 


Mike Tonn

Mike is usually found in the warehouse or out on the road delivering furniture.  A child of Lester Praire, MN, Mike joined our team after retiring from a career in the Air Force and working at HTI.  His military training provided Mike with a great attention to detail.  Mike is a sports minded individual that enjoys snowmobiling and motorcycling as well as watching the Vikings and NHRA Drag Racing.  Mike and his wife Chris live in Hutchinson and have one son, Eric, who also lives in Hutchinson.


Jeremiah  Markgraf

Jeremiah works in the warehouse/delivery area of the store and brings a wonderful amount of furniture experience having spent most of his adult life working in furniture.  He has the opportunity to travel, primarily throughout central Minnesota, while ensuring you get the furniture you purchased and that it is set up where you want it.  Jeremiah enjoys hockey, mountain biking, and spending time with his nieces.  He lives in Hutchinson.



Mary Skolberg

Mary can be found smiling no matter what she is doing in the Hutchinson store.  Mary's bubbly and cheerful personality is nothing short of contagious.  A native of Winthrop, Mary currently resides in Norwood/Young America. 


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