January 17, 2020

We are SUPER excited to announce the release of our new Get To Know SKP Design video! If you haven't seen it yet, please take a few minutes to click on the link and see what we are all about. We think you might learn a thing or two about the history of Kalamazoo's firs...

January 10, 2020

How do you protect your vintage trailer from the elements when you are between camping trips? An open rustic shelter like this allows for easy access and also serves as a focal point in your landscape. We can easily picture the Spartan Imperial Mansion under a shelter...

December 28, 2019

We recently saw these black and gold ThermoServ insulated tumblers listed on Etsy - set of three for $126! Let's just say we paid a fraction of that price at a local estate sale for our set of seven. There are lots of fresh new designs shown on the ThermoServ website....

December 20, 2019

We fell in love with a set of fiberglass trays during a recent trip to Goodwill. These beauties have a bamboo and leaf design in green and metallic gold. The 12 x 17 size is perfect for serving beverages or for eating a meal when table space is limited. Now to decide w...

December 6, 2019

What do you remember from Geometry class? A PARALLELOGRAM is a simple quadrilateral with two pairs of parallel sides. The opposite sides of a parallelogram are of equal length and the opposite angles of a parallelogram are of equal measure. A unique feature of this Spa...

November 22, 2019

The length of a Spartan Manor falls in the 24-28 foot range which makes it fairly easy to tow while providing enough space for a comfortable camper. We're calling campers in this size range "Travelers". This first floorplan option sacrifices some living space to allow...

November 15, 2019

After years of neglect, the interior of this Spartan Manor is clearly in poor condition. Here's the good news: Metal framing means that this camper is structurally sound. We can focus on making it look good and feel comfortable. While some may be overwhelmed by the mes...

November 8, 2019

We discovered this Spartan Manor at an estate sale in Marshall, Michigan. It still needs to be moved to our warehouse storage - hopefully before the snow flies. And obviously, this vintage camper needs A LOT of work! Like the Spartan Imperial Mansion, the exterior of t...

October 25, 2019

The 2019 Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association Show was a success! We met lots of people and enjoyed talking about potential projects in the restaurant and lodging industries. Many people were excited to see the Spartan Imperial Mansion and imagine how a renovate...

October 18, 2019

The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA) Show was October 15 and 16 in Novi, Michigan. This year, we decided to go BIG and bring the Spartan Imperial Mansion as our trade show booth. Getting the Spartan to the show proved to be an adventure in itself. By ca...

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