George J. Kubat
October 8, 1945 – April 12, 2021
VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Sunday, April 18th from 2pm to 5pm followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 5pm at the West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, April 19th at 10:30am at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge Street. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Nebraska Game and Parks or a charity of your choice.
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It is with great sadness that I must announce the passing of George Kubat. George passed away peacefully yesterday with his 4 children at his side.
George purchased Phillips Manufacturing in 1992 when it had only 2 small locations in Omaha and was mainly a metal bead and trim manufacturer. Since that time, George led the growth of the company into an organization that has 4 factories as well as 4 redistribution sites across the country. The Phillips product line has also grown significantly, adding multiple new product lines starting with the vinyl Grip Stik products. After the Grip Stik line was added, the Phillips Kwik Stik paper bead line was added next and then several other product lines after that with the most recent new product category in our roofing line.
George was a skilled leader and excellent at seeing what was coming next. George was able to lead us through many difficult times and his expertise in accounting and finance management helped Phillips make it through those challenging times, coming out a stronger company.
George’s main focus at Phillips Manufacturing was the employees. He loved working with all the employees, from the office staff to plant employees. He spent much of his time traveling to the different facilities across the country, working with and interacting with the employees so that we could continue our growth and success in the marketplace. As many of you know, George enjoyed talking with employees on a personal level as well. Whether it was just small talk, or a more personal situation, George would spend time with any employee trying to help them any way he could.
George leaves a legacy at Phillips of growth, success and love. George built the business to have a family atmosphere and he wants that atmosphere to continue. We will continue to work to carry on his legacy. We all know how important Phillips was to him. He wanted everyone to know that he was grateful to have the opportunity to work with all of you for almost 30 years.
“George” (as he often referred to himself in the third person) will be tremendously missed by all of us.