Video: Koch's history of American-made cabinets and doors

Koch brothers Jim and Dan with their uncle Fred Koch.

Photo By Koch and Company

Koch and Company's history goes back to 1989 when brothers Jim and Dan Koch, and uncle Fred Koch purchased their first building, known in the area as the old VFW dance hall. 

The family's woodworking history, and their love of woodworking, however, stretches back much further than that. 

From the 6th grade through high school, the Koch family began to hone their abilities, as seen in the video below. Their love of woodworking eventually led them to create a world-class door and cabinet manufacturing firm with a focus on providing a quality product, that was made in the U.S., at an affordable price.

 Today, Koch and Company has facilities at 12 locations, employs over 700 employees and sells to dealers across the United States.


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Larry Adams is a Chicago-based writer and editor who writes about how things get done. A former wire service and community newspaper reporter, Larry is an award-winning writer with more than three decades of experience. In addition to writing about woodworking, he has covered science, metrology, metalworking, industrial design, quality control, imaging, Swiss and micromanufacturing . He was previously a Tabbie Award winner for his coverage of nano-based coatings technology for the automotive industry. Larry volunteers for the historic preservation group, the Kalo Foundation/Ianelli Studios, and the science-based group, Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).