KCM Operations & KCM Barber School

Organizational profile

A History

To focus on the revitalization and economic development within the inner city. The corporation’s primary emphasis is business development and job training for the community and its youth.

A small corporation is comprised of four business entities, to include Kappatal Cuts Barber Shops of Hampton Roads , KCM School of Applied Barber Science, KCM Construction Co. and KCM Property Management operates a barber chain located throughout every city in Southside Hampton Roads with the exception of Suffolk. KCM School of Applied Barber Science is located on the Southside of Hampton Roads. KCM Construction Company is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Commerce, Board of Contractors. KCM Property Management handles acquisitions on behalf of its Parent company.

The organization was formed in 1985 under  the business name of Kappatal Cuts Barbershop. Our Company expanded from one barbershop to four between 1985 and 1988. In 1989, KCM School of Applied Science was started so that young men and women could be adequately trained in the field of barbering.

The next course of action was the creation of Porter T. Holding Corporation,an umbrella corporation that was developed to insure that the barbershop chain and the barber college would maintain their individual business identity while being protected by the corporation.

By 1990,the Kappatal Cuts Barbershops of Hampton Roads developed three additional locations and KCM Property Management had acquired commercial property, residential property, and land for Corporate Headquarters. In 1991, ground was broken on the land owned by the Thompson Family for the purpose of building additional office  and classroom spaces needed for the  barber school.

KCM Construction Company Completed the construction of the Barber School in November of 1992. By 1996 there were 19 Kappatal Cuts Barber Shops, 3 Schools, and real estate property that is all owned and managed by KCM Property Management.