Focus on Service
Since the Very Beginning
Dick and Karen Vaughn founded KDV Label in their garage. We often still hear them reminisce about juggling a household full of kids, Karen’s nursing career, and growing this new venture.
From that humble beginning, quality, consistency, and performance built the reputation that remains with KDV today. And they were doing something right because, in just a few years, those long days led to outgrowing the garage and moving KDV to a new home on Main Street in Waukesha.
With additional space and experience, KDV had found a niche in the Dairy industry and soon began shipping product as far south as Arkansas and out to customers along the East Coast. During this time, KDV was sticking to the fundamentals of the business and consistency and persistence were being rewarded with more business from new and existing customers.
Growth continued through the 80s and into the 90s, putting KDV on the Top 100 US Label Manufacturers list, as well as requiring more presses, staff, and space. As KDV scaled to meet customer needs, the second generation of Vaughn family joined the company.
Shane, a graduate of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, had worked in and around the business for a number of years. When he officially came on board in 1995, he already had a good understanding of the fundamentals and began taking on production responsibilities immediately.
Today, Shane is the president and CEO of KDV Label with production facilities in Waukesha, Wisconsin and Loveland, Colorado. We continue to lead with service carrying on the legacy left by Dick and Karen and maintaining the strong reputation for quality, consistency, and performance that they established from the very beginning.