Renowned custom furniture maker and custom cabinetry company merge
December 14, 2021 | 10:20 am CST
Draper DBS

The custom hood is one feature of this kitchen design from Draper DBS.

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William Ohs creates high-end, custom closets.
William Ohs creates high-end, custom closets.

DENVER – William Ohs, the custom furniture manufacturer, has acquired Draper DBS, a Bucks County, Penn., custom cabinet shop.

"The combination of Draper DBS and William Ohs brings together the ideas and manufacturing concepts of two legendary visionaries in the luxury kitchen market. The combined synergies create both exciting and unparalleled opportunities moving forward," said Rick Casey, vice president of manufacturing at William Ohs.

As the organizations transform into one, they will be adding new resources for their clients, providing valuable options for home upgrades and remodeling, he said.

William Ohs and Draper DBS will be able to provide the same detail-oriented approach to a larger market while capitalizing on increased manufacturing efficiencies.

"We have invested more than $2 million in advanced manufacturing equipment over the last two years in preparation for increased production. Our factory is now equipped with a state-of-the-art machining center, an integrated inventory management system, and an automated sanding and finish line," said Draper president Bret Kaup.

“Beyond the factory capability, we continue working on the order processing and customer service piece of our operation by expanding our capabilities with Advanceware 3D and Cabinetvision. Both the William Ohs and Draper DBS brands are excited for what the future holds and look forward to crafting the finest custom cabinetry in the United States in the months and years to come.”

William Ohs, based in Denver, has provided custom, handcrafted furniture, and home stylings since 1972. Founded by Bill Ohs, the company has since expanded to serve a wide variety of styles and homes, focusing primarily on kitchen renovation, remodeling, and building.

Robert Cilli, the president of William Ohs Showrooms said, "I have admired the quality of design and craftsmanship at DBS for many years. We are all very excited about the opportunities that this partnership opens up for both companies."

Draper DBS is a custom cabinet shop that creates high-quality kitchens, bathrooms, libraries, bars, and more.

"I am excited and humbled to be drawn into the most creative act of wood joinery in the industry — the dovetailing of the crafts, hearts, and creative legacies of Draper DBS and William Ohs," said William Draper, founder of Draper DBS. "This will be an intertwining of their combined strengths, histories, and visions to cultivate the future inspirations of all those who love great and evolving furnishing design."

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