1.) PremierGarage Systems LLC

Phoenix, AZ

‘04: $3,848,000 ‘05: $12,210,000

Sales ‘05: +217.3% Projected ‘06: +85%

Est. 2003 Employees: 40

Garage enhancement products

The growth of its franchise network and an overall increase in consumer awareness of garage enhancement are what Mark Loberg, PremierGarage Systems’ founder and CEO, attributes to his company’s success. The company, with distribution centers in Phoenix and Atlanta, now has 80 locations in 42 states and three in Canada. With an all-new 57,000-square-foot factory getting ready to open in Phoenix and an expectation of 85 percent growth next year, the company is getting ready with new equipment, including a Selco WNT-600 panel saw, Biesse Stream edgebander, Biesse Rover 24XL CNC and RBO automated material stacking system.

 






2.) Advanced Woodwork Inc.

Palm Desert, CA

‘04: $564,000 ‘05: $1,338,000

Sales ‘05: +137.2% Projected ‘06: N/A

Est. 1999 Employees: 12

Custom residential cabinetry and architectural millwork

In its third appearance on the WOOD 100, and with its highest placing ever, Advanced Woodwork says that the addition of Microvellum software and a CNC router is to thank for its success. “We were able to take our cabinetmaking to the next level, not only building them much faster, but stronger and more precise,” says Philip Nikolich, co-owner of the company. The increased productivity allows the company to increase the amount of work it does, along with its profit margin, while keeping the quality high.

 






3.) True 32 Custom Cabinetry

Cape Girardeau, MO

‘04: $149,000 ‘05: $326,000

Sales ‘05: +118.8% Projected ‘06: +23%

Est. 1999 Employees: 4

Full-access cabinetry, light commercial projects and custom closets

A marketing program including an infomercial, regional home shows, radio promotions, local cooking shows, yellow page listings, brochures, showrooms, a Web site and more has helped this company earn the third spot in its first WOOD 100 appearance. Owner Jim Schuette says the company’s current focus is its Web site, adding that it “is a work in progress, and never seems to get completed.” The company has also joined its local Chamber of Commerce and the Cabinet Makers Assn., National Kitchen & Bath Assn. and Association of Closet and Storage Professionals.

 






4.) Vantage Woodwork Inc.

Steinbach, MB, Canada

‘04: $349,000 ‘05: $716,000

Sales ‘05: +105.2% Projected ‘06: +30%

Est. 2003 Employees: 11

Commercial woodwork, mouldings, display fixtures and specialized wood components

With the purchase of new equipment such as a Weinig U500/018 moulder, Weinig profile grinder, Europac straightline ripsaw, Murphy-Rodgers dust collection system and four new saws, as well as a reputation for quality products that exceed customers’ expectations, Vantage Woodwork more than doubled its sales in 2005. In addition to the increase in automation, President Norm Falk, who has been in the millwork industry for more than 30 years, says that the company’s success also is due to its employees.

 






5.) Precision Hardboard Components Inc.

Jacksonville, TX

‘04: $1,910,000 ‘05: $3,872,000

Sales ‘05: +102.7% Projected ‘06: +25%

Est. 2002 Employees: 38

Custom wood and wood products

According to Co-owner and Director of Operations Charles Carpenter, increased productivity is the reason for 2005’s sales growth. Of course, it does help that the company’s specialty — woodgrain printing — is a limited service in the United States, he says. The company has also been helped by new equipment, including Schelling CNC panel saws, print line equipment, roll coaters, ovens, borers and routers. Carpenter says that the company can handle any type of customer request made.

 






6.) Cabcor Inc.

Sherbrooke, QUE, Canada

‘04: $11,875,000 ‘05: $23,850,000

Sales ‘05: +100.8% Projected ‘06: N/A

Est. 1974 Employees: 215

Kitchen and bath cabinets and accessories

According to Tony Lortitch, technical manager of Cabcor Inc., the reason for the past year’s growth was its acquisition of Cuisine Ideale. The company expects the growth to continue due to investments in the newly acquired division. “With our investment program in both plants, we believe that we can remain competitive in our market and meet our goals of significant growth,” Lortitch says. This year’s additions to the plant’s machinery include an assembly press, packaging machine, conveyor system, automatic doweling machine, panel saw and sanding tables.

 






7.) Venuti Woodworking Inc.

St. George, UT

‘04: $685,000 ‘05: $1,314,000

Sales ‘05: +91.8% Projected ‘06: +25%

Est. 1995 Employees: 18

Custom cabinetry and closets

President Ben Venuti says that his company’s flexibility led to the increased productivity that brought them to the seventh spot. “We continue to hire employees and change production methods to meet demanding production schedules and deadlines,” Venuti says. Additions to the production equipment this year are an Altendorf sliding table saw and a Castle frame assembly table.

 






8.) Impressions Architectural Millwork

Cypress, TX



‘04: $1,376,000 ‘05: $2,597,000

Sales ‘05: +88.7% Projected ‘06: +33%

Est. 1981 Employees: 15

Retail fixtures, high-end reception desks, kiosks and conference tables

Now in its 25th year of business, Impressions Architectural Millwork realizes that fresh ideas and equipment are what keep a company growing. In the past year, the company has added additional CNC routers, widebelt sanders, a panel layup system and a paint booth — along with a bevy of newly developed products. “Diversify your shop; add metalworking equipment and special finishes to your arsenal,” President and Owner Brian Dumaine says. “This allows you to stay focused on your bread and butter projects and still have the capability to venture into new markets.”

 






9.)Gillpatrick Woodworks Inc.

Louisburg, KS

‘04: $591,000 ‘05: $1,009,000

Sales ‘05: +70.7% Projected ‘06: +40%

Est. 2003 Employees: 12

High-end residential cabinetry and commercial architectural woodwork

You could call Gillpatrick Woodworks a one-stop-shop for the design, engineering, field verification, fabrication, factory finishing and installation of cabinetry and architectural woodworking. Along with its myriad abilities, the company also provides its customers with various products and materials you might not find elsewhere. “Whether it is unusual species (veneers or solids), specialty finishes, unique designs or specialized engineering, we will not tell a customer, ‘it can’t be done,’” says President Bob Gillpatrick. Software from Microvellum, an OmniTech CNC router, a Viet three-head widebelt sander and TigerFence for an Altendorf sliding table saw have all been recent additions for the company.

 






10.) Rosewood Industries Inc.

Stigler, OK

‘04: $4,103,000 ‘05: $6,912,000

Sales ‘05: +68.5% Projected ‘06: +15%

Est. 1988 Employees: 93

Custom all-wood residential cabinets and vanities for the hospitality industry

Rosewood Industries’ employees are the key to its success. “Due to a massive increase in sales at the end of 2004, for the first time we were able to determine what we were truly capable of doing,” says James Love, president. The company now aggressively trains its employees using Six Sigma in an effort to eliminate mistakes and improve efficiencies. Rosewood Industries also purchased new equipment, including new finishing equipment, computers for the office, and SAGE MAS90 software for accounting, inventory control and production scheduling.

 






11.) Livingwerks Group

Lewisville, TX

‘04: $947,000 ‘05: $1,592,000

Sales ‘05: +68.1% Projected ‘06: +12%

Est. 1982 Employees: 5

High-end custom European millwork

This is Livingwerk’s third time appearing in the WOOD 100, and its highest ranking ever. CEO Neal Seider says that the employee skills and dedication needed to create high-quality products are the reasons for the company’s success. “It takes pride to repeatedly send out products of our caliber,” Seider says. The company did major upgrades in late 1993, and as part of its continuous upgrade process, recently added

vacuum forming tables and specialty items to the existing CNC program.

 






12.)R&K Woodworking

Vergennes, VT

‘04: $133,000 ‘05: $220,000

Sales ‘05: +65.4% Projected ‘06: +40%

Est. 1990 Employees: 5

Custom woodworking including chair parts,

cabinet parts, boat parts and flute/piccolo cases

Owner Randall Ouellate credits his company’s success with its ability to do rapid prototyping and production, and working hard to complete parts. The company recently purchased a Shopbot PRT-Alpha with a six-tool changer to help with production. R&K Woodworking will also subcontract parts from other small shops  that have received larger orders than they can possibly produce, and says it will sign non-disclosure agreements to protect other companies’ designs or concepts.

 






13.) Belet’s Millwork Inc.

Jacksonville, FL

‘04: $828,000 ‘05: $1,362,000

Sales ‘05: +64.5% Projected ‘06: +40%

Est. 2000 Employees: 14

High-end commercial casework and millwork

For J. Stewart Belet, success has been about building relationships around the Jacksonville community. His company invites local clients, potential clients and other shops to biannual open houses with food, music, vendor displays and equipment demos. Placing large orders, and paying on time also helps the company create lasting relationships with vendors, who in turn provide better service and timely delivery, Belet says. Recent purchases of an SCM Superset automatic throughfeed moulder, grinder and template maker will also help the company increase revenue and diversify its business.

 






14.) Ravenhill USA

San Diego, CA

‘04: $849,000 ‘05: $1,385,000

Sales ‘05: +63.1% Projected ‘06: +30%

Est. 1988 Employees: 20

High-end custom cabinetry and furnishings

Easily adapting to change is a quality that breeds success, in the case of Ravenhill USA. “Employees must have the ability to establish and work within systems in a constant state of change, and to train their replacement as a key to advancement,” says Robert Leiper, president and CEO. Besides changing employee skills and practices, the company also updated its production processes with new equipment, its most recent purchases being a Kundig sander, Langzauner veneer saw, Curtis rotary screw compressor and Microvellum software.

 


15.) PW Group Inc.

Sacramento, CA

‘04: $335,000 ‘05: $534,000

Sales ‘05: +59.4% Projected ‘06: +61%

Est. 1992 Employees: 16

Custom high-end residential cabinetry and

millwork, some higher-end commercial work

Adding a full-time employee devoted to marketing in August 2004 helped PW Group increase sales. “This has allowed us to pursue a vast assortment of projects that we wouldn’t have been aware of,” founder Don Folk says. The company, which has worked on such high-end commercial projects as the Bank of Sacramento, recently purchased new production equipment, including a Holz-Her nested-based router and Cabinet Vision Solid Manufacturing software.

 






16.) Trade Images

Buena, NJ

‘04: $4,540,000 ‘05: $7,190,000

Sales ‘05: +58.37% Projected ‘06: +40%

Est. 1995 Employees: 75

Architectural millwork for the casino industry

David Bird, president of Trade Images, notes one reason for his company’s continued success: his employees. “We work in an extremely fast-paced environment where we rely on the dedication and skills of our employees to deliver a quality product in a very short period of time,” he says. “Our employees work in excess of 40 hours per week for approximately six months out of the year.” Trade Images purchased a C.R. Onsrud 5 by 12 flat panel router in 2004, and more recently purchased a Holzma 12-foot beam saw, scissor lift and a new band resaw.

 






17.) Impressions Marketing Group

Lorton, VA

‘04: $33,125,000 ‘05: $52,421,000

Sales ‘05: +58.25% Projected ‘06: +10%

Est. 1981 Employees: 400+

Retail store fixtures and decor

Impressions Marketing Group has over 550,000 square feet worth of production and distribution centers in its three facilities. Each factory is equipped with modern CNC and robotic equipment and its fixture and decor products can be found in more than 10,000 stores. The company also says it offers impressive customer service, including a 99-plus percent record of complete and on-time deliveries. Vice President of Sales and Marketing Boe Young says the company recently purchased direct digital printers and CNC routers to enhance its capabilities.

 






18.) H&R Custom Cabinets

Redgranite, WI

‘04: $620,000 ‘05: $980,000

Sales ‘05: +58.1% Projected ‘06: +15%

Est. 1988 Employees: 8

Custom residential and bathroom cabinetry

In order to compete successfully in today’s marketplace, a quality product is necessary. Scott Rogers, owner of H&R Custom Cabinets, credits improved machinery in the shop with the increase in quality. H&R recently purchased a three-head widebelt sander, orbital sander, helical head planer and RazerGage optimizing saw.

 






19.) Mark Hall Cabinetry Inc.

Columbia, MO

‘04: $654,000 ‘05: $1,012,000

Sales ‘05: +54.7% Projected ‘06: +20%

Est. 1995 Employees: 18

Custom cabinetry

Expanded product lines and quality control improvements are the not-so-secret steps to Mark Hall Cabinetry’s success, according to President Stephanie Hall. “We used to gear only toward high-end custom jobs. We realized we were missing out on a lot of the market share in our community,” Hall says. “It took about three years to get things up and running smoothly but we are now able to produce both our high-end custom jobs and all of our mid-range projects simultaneously.” The company also added equipment such as a Biesse Rover CNC, Elcon 185 panel saw, Cehisa Pro-7 edgebander, TigerStop system and Whirlwind upcut saw, and Timesavers 2300 Series widebelt sander.

 






20.) Geppetto Kitchens

Rutherfordton, NC

‘04: $3,867,000 ‘05: $5,889,000

Sales ‘05: +52.3% Projected ‘06: +30%

Est. 1999 Employees: 73

Upper-end kitchen and bath cabinets

The owners of Geppetto Kitchens have been building custom cabinetry for more than 25 years. The company prides itself on its short lead times, which it says are about half what many other custom manufacturers offer. The company, which offers face-frame cabinets in standard overlay, full overlay and inset doors, recently purchased a CNC router, a larger edgebander and a Rhodes finishing line.

 






21.) Acorn Woodworks Inc.

Minneapolis, MN

‘04: $1,074,000 ‘05: $1,627,000

Sales ‘05: +51.5% Projected ‘06: +25%

Est. 1998 Employees: 18

Commercial and residential fixtures and cab insets in wood, plastic laminates and solid surfaces

We missed them in 2005, but now Acorn Woodworks is back in the WOOD 100, making its second appearance on the list, the first being in 2004. How did the company find this kind of success? Customer service is the key to building and maintaining a client base, Steve Gunderson, owner of Acorn Woodworks, says. “The number one reason for this is having good employees and number two is investing in automation,” Gunderson says. Acorn Woodworks recently added to its capabilities by purchasing a Weeke BHP200 CNC machining center and Microvellum software to complement the machine.

 






22.) Aubin Woodworking Inc.

Bow, NH

‘04: $1,191,000 ‘05: $1,801,000

Sales ‘05: +51.2% Projected ‘06: +15%

Est. 1995 Employees: 12

Architectural millwork for clients such as

hospitals, schools, libraries, offices and banks

When President Tony Aubin and his partner Randy Wasylak receive drawings and documents from their clients, the first order of business is to get right back to the general contractor and ask more questions. Anymore, says Aubin, projects come with directions in need of serious clarification, and questions will often uncover mistakes that had slipped through the cracks. “What we try to do, as a company, is catch as many details as possible and get as many answers as possible to be as accurate as we can,” says Aubin. “We are often complimented by the general contractor and/or architect for our attention to detail.”

 






23.)Valley Woodworking Inc.

Twin Falls, ID

‘04: $150,000 ‘05: $225,000

Sales ‘05: +50% Projected ‘06: +35%

Est. 2003 Employees: 6

Custom high-end cabinetry, entry and passage doors, custom furniture, unfinished furniture, complete finishing and furniture repair

Valley Woodworking’s customers are its number one priority, according to President Raymond Way. “I feel that we provide the best possible service from the start of the design process to installation and service after final payment,” Way says. In order to serve its customers, Valley Woodworking has added Cabinet Vision software, a new sliding table saw and a 16-foot trailer for cabinet delivery. Way also says that the company offers quick follow-ups if there is any problem with one of its products.

 


24.) Sunwood Doors Inc.

Long Beach, CA

‘04: $2,795,000 ‘05: $4,167,000

Sales ‘05: +49.1% Projected ‘06: +45%

Est. 2000 Employees: 58

Wood carriage house garage doors

People like to talk, and that is why it is so important to Sunwood Doors that the words coming out of its customers’ mouths are praise. “Most of our business comes from word-of-mouth, therefore quality must be very high,” General Manager Wesley Simmons says. Sunwood Doors says that the majority of its employees have built their careers within the garage door industry, and the company’s production team has the ability to create or re-create nearly any design you can imagine.

 


25.) Woodworks Int’l. of Clearwater Inc.

Clearwater, FL

‘04: $941,000 ‘05: $1,401,000

Sales ‘05: +48.9% Projected ‘06: +30%

Est. 1995 Employees: 12

Custom door manufacturer

Not only does Woodworks Int’l. of Clearwater design and manufacture custom exterior, interior and wine cellar doors, it also offers premanufactured doors, flooring, custom moulding and trim, decorative hardware, stair parts, bath vanities and other accessories. President Dan Nash says customers buy based on the company’s “service and quality maintenance.” The company recently purchased a 42-inch twin head widebelt sander and a horizontal dowel boring machine to aid in productivity.

 


26.) Shaw Woodworking Inc.

Cotuit, MA

‘04: $379,000 ‘05: $558,000

Sales ‘05: +47.23% Projected ‘06: +25%

Est. 1990 Employees: 7

Architectural millwork, bathroom, kitchen and entertainment cabinetry

Shaw Woodworking, enjoying its second appearance in the WOOD 100, has its employees to thank for its growth this year. “Our success is due to a complete team effort from each and every one of our employees,” President and CEO James Shaw says. The company, whose work is all one of a kind, says it often works with sound and lighting engineers to integrate its cabinetry with dynamic audio and video components. The company, which can provide unique custom finishes and hand-painted artistic designs on all of its projects, recently purchased a 20-inch SCMI planer to help with production.

 


27.) Premium Woods LLC

Lincoln, NE

‘04: $252,000 ‘05: $371,000

Sales ‘05: +47.22% Projected. ‘06: +35%

Est. 1998 Employees: 3

Plastic laminate and wood casework for the

commercial market

Premium Woods President Bob Long says that increased productivity and quality contributed to his company’s rise in sales this year. “This has led us to more design/build projects because our customers have more trust in our ability to deliver a quality job on time,” Long says. The company recently purchased new production equipment, including a Striebig vertical panel saw, Brandt KDN 350C edgebander, Conquest line boring machine and Gannomat construction drill. It also upgraded its Planit Solution software.

 


28.) Stevens Industries Int’l.

Ft. Myers, FL

‘04: $8,908,000 ‘05: $13,083,000

Sales ‘05: +46.9% Projected ‘06: +12%

Est. 1987 Employees: 125

Custom residential cabinetry and solid surface and natural stone countertops

Stevens Industries President Jeff Stevens credits his new equipment with helping speed production and putting the company on the path to success. “The new machinery has reduced labor costs and increased throughput,” Stevens adds. Included among the new equipment are a beam saw, flat table router, edgebander, frame machine, return conveyor and static conveyor system.

 


29.) Centorbi Custom Cabinetry Inc.

St. Charles, MO

‘04: $687,000 ‘05: $1,005,000

Sales ‘05: +46.3% Projected ‘06: +25%

Est. 1995 Employees: 13

High-end kitchen and bath cabinetry

Centorbi Custom Cabinetry has done a lot of rebuilding in the last two years, and not just in the business sense. “After suffering a fire in January of 2004 and having to shut down for two months, I devoted a lot of time to homebuilder marketing,” President Derek Centorbi says. “Now that has become 85 to 90 percent of our volume of work.” The company is currently using its newly purchased Tractivity’s TracManager for time tracking and scheduling, while slowly developing lean manufacturing techniques.

 


30.) Central Wisconsin Woodworking Corp.

Wausau, WI

‘04: $2,586,000 ‘05: $3,706,000

Sales ‘05: +43.31% Projected ‘06: +21%

Est. 1991 Employees: 28

Architectural millwork, custom furniture and

casework

President Scott Fletcher says that increased productivity is what made 2005 successful and moved the company up from 37 in last year’s WOOD 100. “We all have access to the same materials, equipment and workforce,” he says. “The only difference between us and the next shop is how well we utilize our employees and resources.” Fletcher says that to continuously increase productivity, his company looks to new equipment, software, plant layouts and expansions. Recently, it has added a Midwest Automation laminating line with a heated roller press, a sanding booth and remodeled its finishing area.

 


31.) Oak Craft Inc.

Peoria, AZ

‘04: $22,990,000 ‘05: $32,936,000

Sales ‘05: +43.26% Projected ‘06: N/A

Est. 1984 Employees: 350

Semi-custom kitchen, bath and home entertainment cabinetry

Oak Craft Inc. is always keeping the new ideas flowing, and it is paying off, making this the 12th year the company has been featured in the WOOD 100. “The continual introduction of new finishes, wood species, door styles and cabinet selections allows us to penetrate a wider market spectrum,” Marketing Director Gregory Johnson says. The company also benefits from new machinery, including two new spray booths and an ERP system.

 


32.) Drawer Box Associates

Zebulon, GA

‘04: $1,169,000 ‘05: $1,665,000

Sales ‘05: +42.4% Projected ‘06: +25%

Est. 2001 Employees: 31

Dovetail drawer boxes

Owner Kevin Clements says that increased productivity, which has cut lead times by 25 percent, are to thank for Drawer Box Associates’ spot in the WOOD 100. After the company’s sales figures grew by more than 153 percent between 2003 and 2004, earning Drawer Box a second place ribbon for 2005’s WOOD 100, the company has continued to push its growth by expanding its sales force into new states and adding an optimizer for the company’s rough mill.

 


33.) RB Cabinet and Design

Provo, UT

‘04: $125,000 ‘05: $175,000

Sales ‘05: +40% Projected ‘06: +75%

Est. 2003 Employees: 3

Modular and custom cabinets

Roland Ben, owner of RB Cabinet and Design, says that he can meet any price point for his customers. “We work hard to offer a wide range of cabinet options in modular and custom cabinets,” he says, adding that new product development was the key to the growth the company saw in 2005. Also helping spur production was the purchase of new machinery, including a Powermatic VSR120, a Holz-Her edgebander and a Ritter line boring machine. According to Ben, this should help the company grow even more next year.

 


34.) Riverwoods Mill Inc.

St. George, UT

‘04: $3,394,000 ‘05: $4,739,000

Sales ‘05: +39.6% Projected ‘06: +65%

Est. 1997 Employees: N/A

Cabinetry, passage doors and millwork

After outperforming last year’s projected growth by 20 percent, Riverwoods Mill is back for another year in the WOOD 100, marking its fourth appearance on the list. President Chris Peterson credits his customers’ word-of-mouth referrals with the company’s high number of sales. “Almost 100 percent of our growth comes from our existing customers,” he says. “Almost every customer through our door has been referred by a previous customer. We make every effort to make our design and manufacturing process enjoyable for our customers.”

 






35.) Wiegmann Woodworking & Fireplaces Inc.

Trenton, IL

‘04: $707,000 ‘05: $983,000

Sales ‘05: +39% Projected ‘06: +7%

Est. 1999 Employees: 9

Fireplace surrounds, stairparts, columns, moulding

Former school teacher and now Wiegmann Woodworking & Fireplaces president, Teresa Wiegmann says that though the purchase of spray equipment and a widebelt sander have made the company more competitive, it is customer service that keeps business strong. “I believe we have been successful because we try to cater to customers and their needs in every way possible,” she says. For example, both in-house or on-site finishing are offered to ensure matching to the customer’s home.

 






36.) The Carpenter Shop

Oklahoma City, OK

‘04: $171,000 ‘05: $235,000

Sales ‘05: +37.4% Projected ‘06: +20%

Est. 1992 Employees: 5

Residential custom cabinets and countertops

According to Al Gerhart, owner of The Carpenter Shop, a new marketing program greatly impacted last year’s sales. “Although developing high-quality unique finishes has really made us stand out from our competitors, our success wouldn’t have been possible without marketing,” he says. “We showcase our cabinets with our best finishes at two local home and garden shows and also ran a commercial on local television for 18 months.” A new spray booth, Torit dust collector, vertical panel saw and Planit Kitchen Builder software have been useful for the increased workload.

 






37.) JSI Store Fixtures Inc.

Milo, ME

‘04: $10,190,000 ‘05: $13,973,000

Sales ‘05: +37.1% Projected ‘06: +7%

Est. 1991 Employees: 108

High-end displays for supermarket chains

JSI Store Fixtures takes its core value, “Put Customers First,” very seriously. “Year after year, JSI employees have dedicated themselves to working long hours in order to satisfy customers’ needs,” Vice President of Finance and Co-owner Mark Awalt says. The company has also added a Biesse CNC router, Biesse CNC beam saw and a sander to its equipment repertoire.

 






38.) Charles Gemeiner Cabinets

Los Angeles, CA

‘04: $1,766,000 ‘05: $2,407,000

Sales ‘05: +36.3% Projected ‘06: +10%

Est. 1984 Employees: 21

Custom cabinetry for entertainment centers,

closets, kitchens, baths, libraries and garages

Dedication to employees and their training has resulted in years of success for Charles Gemeiner and his cabinet business. Employees are given financial incentives to learn different areas of cabinetmaking and take on more responsibility, says Gemeiner. “I have always told my guys that if you are good with your hands and have common sense, you will always be able to find work no matter what state the economy is in.” Along with strong employee skills and retention, Charles Gemeiner Cabinets has also enjoyed the addition of two OMGA cut saws with automatic stops, not to mention a new 28,000-square-foot facility.

 






39.) World Panel Products Inc.

Riviera Beach, FL

‘04: $1,876,000 ‘05: $2,550,000

Sales ‘05: +35.9% Projected ‘06: +12%

Est. 1994 Employees: 14

Interior and exterior flooring for boats

President Jeff Davies says that new product offerings, such as MarineLam flooring and ST Decking panels, in 2004 helped World Panel Products carve out the niche in the market it was looking for. Since the company provides flooring for all types of boats, “from canoes to super yachts,” there is a lot of variation in its customers, but all get the same service. “Customer service is the key to word-of-mouth recommendations from existing customers,” Davies says, adding that the company opened two new facilities in Michigan and North Carolina to better assist the needs of customers in those regions.

 






40.) Walker Woodworking Inc.

Shelby, NC

‘04: $441,000 ‘05: $599,000

Sales ‘05: +35.82% Projected ‘06: +54%

Est. 2000 Employees: 8

Custom cabinetry for the entire home

President Travis Walker would like to thank his employees for a successful 2005 that led to Walker Woodworking’s first appearance in the WOOD 100. “My employees truly care about the quality of work they put out and work as a team on every project,” he says. Walker Woodworking’s growth did not just occur in sales. The company’s machine shop has grown, with additions such as a 43-inch widebelt sander and buffer, SCM compact moulder, Dantherm Filtration 30-hp cyclone collector and Nordfab pipe, Hoffmann two-head dovetail key machine and an addition to its warehouse.

 






41.) LaBrosse Ltd.

Chicago, IL

‘04: $1,583,000 ‘05: $2,149,000

Sales ‘05: +35.75% Projected ‘06: +25%

Est. 1990 Employees: 12

Custom fabrication studio

Child’s play led LaBrosse

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