Meet The Team

 

Shining Brightly on Chenoweth Lane Since 1982 

 
Welcome to Bill Brundage Jewelers, conveniently located near the intersection of Chenoweth Lane and Shelbyville Road in St. Matthews, Kentucky. 

We aim to satisfy each individual customer. Instead of Internet sales which lack personal touch and have overwhelming options with limited capabilities, unlike them we establish ourselves in the community with brick-and-mortar. We have hardworking team members who each bring something unique to the table. All are dedicated to do the best work and will stop at nothing to make each customer's request possible. 

 

Willam E. Brundage

Bill opened Brundage Jewelers November of 1982 and has continually upheld his motto that ‘service is everything’ for over 30 years. Since 1993, Brundage has opted not to advertise and this is attributed to the belief that high quality and service build success.

 Bill holds the titles of Gemologist, Graduate Gemologist with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and has completed the courses for Registered Jeweler, Certified Gemologist and Certified Gemologist Appraiser with the American Gem Society (AGS)*.  In his 40 years of experience working in the jewelry industry, Bill has sat on the board (as member and prior president) of the Kentucky Jewelers Association (KJA) and has worked with state government and organizations to insure industry ethics.  

 Bill greets each customer as his first, something he learned from his thirteen years working for Thornbury’s Toys. Bill takes great pride in his team and chooses them as he does his diamonds, with utmost quality and value that best represent Brundage Jewelers. In addition to the world of jewelry, Bill thoroughly enjoys outside work, both gardening and carpentry. Often, you will see him tending to the lawn at Brundage Jewelers. His community activities include: teaching Junior Achievement for fifteen years, Every1Reads for six years, mentoring students, and being on the board of the Bluegrass Honor Flight non-profit organization that sends our veterans to their memorials in Washington DC (www.honorflightbluegrass.org).

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Teresa Harris

Teresa began her work with Brundage in 1993 where she found her forever home. With 40 years of experience in the jewelry industry, she is an asset to the team with her extensive knowledge, ideas, and love of jewelry. She is titled a GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Gemologist and has completed coursework for AGS (American Gemological Society) Certified Gemologist*. She adores gardening, her back porch happy place, and working with her sister, Brenda.

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Brenda Rayzor

Brenda’s career in the jewelry industry began in 1979. Brenda is certified in GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Diamonds and Diamond Grading. She is our go-to for cad design (computer custom design) and redesigning of all types of jewelry. Brenda loves working with her sister, Teresa, most days and has been part of the Brundage family since 1995.

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Joseph F. Kremer

Joe Kremer is a Certified Master Bench Jeweler working in the Garden Level of our store.  His title was earned after extensive testing of his skills by Jewelers of America.  Joe was the first jeweler in Kentucky to earn this title and the ninth in the country.  Mr. Kremer has over 40 years’ experience in a field where experience is everything.  

Besides making and repairing jewelry, Joe has won a number of awards for jewelry design including two international awards by the AGTA (American Gem Trade Association) for design and manufacturing.  In his spare time Mr. Kremer makes wine cork art and plays a mean game of racquetball.  Joe speaks several languages, all of them English.

 

 

 

Mary Kay Monohan

Mary Kay Monohan has been a long term employee and currently serves as our bookkeeper.  In her nearly 30 years at Brundage Jewelers, she has worked in sales, restringing, appraisals, and bookkeeping.  She has studied Gemology and has earned the title of Registered Jeweler with the American Gem Society*.  Mary Kay is known as a jack-of-all-trades, Brundage Jewelers is happy to be one of the trades!

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Gracie Robbins

Gracie joined Brundage in 2015 as a part-time office assistant and sales representative and has evolved to full-time. It is her jewel of joy to be learning on an on-going basis from the team at Brundage. She graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration from Berea College and is an avid traveler…much to our dismay.

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David Marshall

David has been a bench jeweler for 20 years and has been with Brundage for two of those years. David graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor’s in Art History. He has been awarded copyright for one of his ring designs. David is critical to the running of Brundage Jewelers and between he and Joe, they are the reasons we are able to do all work in-house.

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Heath Ball

Heath brings 29 years of appraisal expertise with her to the Brundage team. Heath is a Graduate Gemologist from GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and has completed the full coursework from AGS (American Gemological Society) for Certified Gemology Appraisals*. She has spent 23 of those years as part of Brundage Jewelers and continues to provide top of the line service to our customers.