Custom millwork shop Starved Rock prepares for expansion, more jobs
July 9, 2020 | 11:46 am CDT
MENDOTA, Ill. – In early 2017, custom millwork firm Starved Rock Wood Products expanded from 45,000 square feet to 130,000, adding 100 jobs. Now, it's planning on a 25,000-square-foot two-story showroom and a larger warehouse, with plans to add 50-80 jobs over the next two years.
Starved Rock runs two locations in Mendota, supplying wood stairs, pre-hung doors, custom kitchen cabinets, and wood trims for the residential market. For the commercial market, it supplies hotels, hospitals, schools, offices, and multi-family projects with all their millwork needs: custom laminate and wood veneers cabinets, reception desks and wall panels, as well as solid surface counter tops and custom millwork pieces.
Company owner Peter Limberger thanked the city for the tax incentives given for the expansion. He told the Mendota Reporter he hopes to lure people from all over the Midwest to Mendota.
Starved Rock has recovered strongly after the Great Recession, which Limberger said took a severe toll. After being acquired by CL Enterprises, the company, formerly known as Illinois Valley Millwork, believes the best is still to come.

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