Billund Woodworking and Carpentry Shop
Ole Kirk also builds other larger projects – houses, farm buildings, the dairy at Billund and at Randbøl, mission halls and a new gallery for Grene Church. He wins the contract to build the church in Skjoldberg, a project which returns very little profit to which Ole Kirk says: Oh well - it was for a good cause.
Faith and involvement in the local community
Ole Kirk is an active member of the local community and he lives his life according to simple basic principles, which to a high degree derives from his Christian faith: to look after what has been granted to him as well as possible. An attitude he has brought with him from childhood.
He is a frequent visitor to the Mission Hall in Billund, teaches youngsters at the local handicrafts school, and is on the board of Billund Generating Station, which he helped to build in 1917. He is heavily engaged in the Sunday school as well as in YMCA and YWCA and supports the Herrnhutt congregation in Christiansfeld.
Together with his wife, Kristine, Ole Kirk is a member of the Church Association for the Inner Mission, which is a well-established movement in the frugal community. Faith, combined with determination, hard work, courage and optimism, helps Ole Kirk Kristiansen survive when times are hard both personally and economically.
Workshop and family home in flames
The building of a new home
To highlight the focus on quality craftsmanship Ole Kirk lays a concrete sidewalk. It is the only sidewalk in Billund at the time. He also has two distinctive lion figures placed at the entrance.