MICHAEL & ALISON CUNDARI
781.749.0766 | morpheusco.com
Morpheus Company Enterprises is a design and manufacturing company that specializes in everything from kitchens and baths to individual pieces of furniture. The owners are married couple Michael and Alison Cundari who work out of Hingham.
Who or what inspired you to start your own business?
In 1991 I was a graduate student; we had no money and we needed furniture. I decided to make some. I thought it was going to be fun, and it was—so much so, that it became a hobby business for the next 10 years. In 2001, we quit our corporate jobs and began the business full-time.
Have you ever encountered any challenges in your family business?
In 2015, snow collapsed the roof of our building. Pretty much everything inside, aside from some heavy machinery, was lost. We had to work out of a garage for nine months.
What’s the best advice that someone in your family offered you?
My father, who spent his life working for others to support our family of seven kids, is the one who encouraged us to quit our corporate jobs and work for ourselves.