A listing of companies that occupy the #51-75 spots on the WOOD 100 list of the fastest growing wood product companies.

#51 - 75



51. Kent Moore Cabinets Ltd.

52. Frohbose & Beers Woodworking

53. Imperial Casework Inc

54. Timber Wolf Forest Products

55. Impressions Marketing Group

56. MCS Woodworking LLC

57. PremierGarage Systems LLC

58. Riverwoods Mill Inc.

59. Designcore

60. CBR Woodworking LLC

61. Mishler Studios Inc.

62. Western Dovetail Inc.

63. Classic Woodworking Inc.

64. Collegedale/Advanced Lab Concepts

65. World Panel Products Inc.

66. The Maui Closet Co.

67. Laurysen Kitchens Ltd.

68. Mill Tech LLC

69. Custom Woodworks Ltd

70. Indiana Furniture

71. Alpha Cabinet Components Inc.

72. Montbleau & Associates Inc.

73. Showplace Wood Products

74. Northwest Woodworks Inc.

75. Helmstown





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#26 - 50

#76 - 100

 51.Kent Moore Cabinets Ltd.

Bryan, TX

‘06: $43,518,000 ‘07: $52,831,000

Sales ‘07: 21.400% Projected ‘08: 0%

Est.: 1971 Employees: 450

Custom cabinetry

Kent Moore Cabinets’ $6 million investment in a 100-percent water-based Giardina flatline finishing system enabled the company to reduce its VOC emissions by more than 80 percent while increasing production. In addition to the environmental benefits, KMC has seen improvements in the quality and consistency of the finish, says Teresa Galliher, vice president of sales. Also helping to spur production has been the addition of a second stain line, lumber planer, RF glue press and material handling equipment. Product developments include increased finish options, new species and hardware options. “Innovation is a core value, and improving and increasing the [product] offerings to customers allows more choice and differentiation from builder to builder….We have a product we are proud of, which makes it easy for our sales force to sell,” she adds.

In an effort to finish “moore” for less, Kent Moore Cabinets’ (No. 51) investment of $6 million in flatline, 100-percent water-based finishing system has helped the company improve the quality and consistency of the finish produced, while reducing VOC emissions by more than 80%.

 52.Frohbose & Beers Woodworking

Miami, FL

‘06: $3,067,000 ‘07: $3,717,000

Sales ‘07: 21.193% Projected ‘08: 7%

Est.: 1980 Employees: 25

High-end custom architectural millwork

“All of our employees focus on outstanding craftsmanship, attention to detail and high levels of customer service,” says Randy Beers, president. “Our clients realize and appreciate the quality of our work and the service they receive. It keeps them coming back, and continues to uphold our long-standing reputation for excellence.” Through its dedicated employee base, the company supplies customers with millwork and cabinetry, plus offers complete in-house design and production services, ranging from concept and consultation to fabrication. Aiding productivity has been the purchase of an Opti-Sand rotary sander and DeVilbiss sprayers.

 53.Imperial Casework Inc.

El Paso, TX

‘06: $1,249,000 ‘07: $1,511,000

Sales ‘07: 20.977% Projected ‘08: 0%

Est.: 2001 Employees: 9

Architectural woodwork and custom casework

Increased productivity is what enabled Imperial Casework to grow by 21 percent in 2007. The purchase of several pieces of equipment, including a Busellato horizontal borer/dowel inserter, Evans countertop saw, Vitap profile edgebander and Planit Solutions’ Cabnetware screen-to-machine software, helped make the company’s operations more efficient. “We were able to produce about 20 percent more with half the employees from the previous year,” says Eddie Palacios, president. Employee dedication was also a contributing factor in improving productivity, Palacios adds.

 54. Timber Wolf Forest Products

Hudson, NC

‘06: $1,927,000 ‘07: $2,330,000

Sales ‘07: 20.913% Projected ‘08: 5-8%

Est.: 1998 Employees: 20

Wood components

Timber Wolf provides a variety of components, including turnings and carvings, to the following industries: kitchen and bath, millwork, furniture, store fixture, hospitality, contract, commercial cabinet and millwork, upholstery and do-it-yourself. A strong marketing campaign contributed to boosting sales in 2007. “Our company has spent 2007 focused on building a brand image and letting the woodworking community know who Timber Wolf is and what we do,” explains Sales Manager Madison Roper. “Through traditional and online marketing and advertising, key employee placement, product development and a focus on creating total package value for our customers, Timber Wolf Forest Products has turned long-term growth from a dream into a reality.”

 55.Impressions Marketing Group

Lorton, VA

‘06: $63,407,000 ‘07: $76,548,000

Sales ‘07: 20.725% Projected ‘08: 16%

Est.: 1981 Employees: 400

Store fixtures and point-of-purchase displays

Company Vice President Boe Young says that employee skills and dedication are what drove Impressions Marketing Group’s sales success in 2007. “We have built around our main customer service metric of on-time delivery and married this tactical goal with a strategic objective of becoming a ‘total solutions provider’ to our customers,” Young says. Helping to provide the solution is a new Homag BAZ nested-based router, a Schelling panel saw, a Weeke point-to-point and a Holz-Her edgebander.

The assembling of an efficient and dedicated staff has been driving force in the success of Impressions Marketing Group (No. 55), says Boe Young, vice president. Helping the company in its goal of becoming a “total solutions provider” has been the purchase of new CNC equipment for the shop, including a nested-based router, panel saw, point-to-point boring machine and an edgebander.

 

 56.MCS Woodworking LLC

Milwaukee, WI

‘06: $532,000 ‘07: $642,000

Sales ‘07: 20.677% Projected ‘08: 25%

Est.: 1995 Employees: 6

Commercial cabinets and architectural casegoods

Owner Michael Schmidt says MCS makes customer service a priority. “Our goal is to make the millwork portion of the commercial build-out process go very smoothly. We take care of problems that arise and we use our experience to minimize problems for the general contractors,” Schmidt says. Helping MCS remain competitive is a new dust collection system.

 57.PremierGarage Systems LLC

Phoenix, AZ

‘06: $19,097,000 ‘07: $22,951,000

Sales ‘07: 20.181% Projected ‘08: 5%

Est.: 2003 Employees: 65

Garage enhancement products

With 85 locations in 38 states and three Canadian provinces, PremierGarage has grown quickly in five years. Mark Loberg, founder and CEO, says that continuing the growth and awareness of the garage enhancement market served as the main factor in increasing business in 2007 for this manufacturer, distributor and franchiser.

 58.Riverwoods Mill Inc.

St. George, UT

‘06: $7,399,000 ‘07: $8,873,000

Sales ‘07: 19.992% Projected ‘08: 0%

Est.: 1997 Employees: 65

Custom cabinetry, passage doors, moulding

Riverwoods Mill makes its sixth appearance on the WOOD 100 in as many years. In 2007, the company purchased a CNC door machine and Kleenspray finishing line, both of which have improved productivity and quality. The company offers a variety of products to serve as a one-stop shop for its customers. “The products we offer to our customers allow a one-stop opportunity for them to fill all their needs related to top quality wood products, appliances and windows,” says Scott Van Orden, CFO. “We take great care to ensure each customer knows what we can provide and also that it will be of the highest quality and workmanship.”

 59.Designcore

Brooklyn, NY

‘06: $23,472,000 ‘07: $27,951,000

Sales ‘07: 19.082% Projected ‘08: 9%

Est.: 1978 Employees: 287

Commercial millwork

The green trend is picking up steam around the world, and Designcore is right there with it, offering environmentally responsible products to its customers. In 2007, the company purchased a Biesse CNC machining center and Biesse CNC panel saw, as well as new materials, making its production and management of its green products better. “We deal with Fortune 500 companies, and green and LEED is the only way to do business with them,” says President Frank Ianno. “The environment is very important, and we stand behind all products and bylaws in doing business the green way.”

 60.CBR Woodworking LLC

Hainesport, NJ

‘06: $2,496,000 ‘07: $2,965,000

Sales ‘07: 18.790% Projected ‘08: 15%

Est.: 1989 Employees: 26

Architectural millwork and custom furniture

Increased productivity helped CBR Woodworking boost its sales by 19 percent from 2006 to 2007. “Because of lean practices and a new shop floor layout we have become more productive,” says Robert Schultz, owner/president. In 2007, the company also upgraded its software and purchased new spray booths.

 61.Mishler Studios Inc.

South Whitley, IN

‘06: $868,000 ‘07: $1,027,000

Sales ‘07: 18.318% Projected ‘08: 10%

Est.: 2002 Employees: 6

Custom cabinet and countertops

In marking the Mishler Studios’ second consecutive appearance in the WOOD 100, President Rob Mishler credits customer service with pushing sales growth in 2007. “Our commercial business is pretty much repeat customers,” says Mishler. “With the shortened project schedules we are seeing, having a track record of successfully completing projects on time gives us an inside track — especially if the job is negotiated.” Almost all of the company’s cabinets are frameless, and 90% of its work is commercial.

 62.Western Dovetail Inc.

Vallejo, CA

‘06: $2,273,000 ‘07: $2,676,000

Sales ‘07: 17.730% Projected ‘08: 25%

Est.: 1993 Employees: 25

Dovetailed drawer boxes

Success for Western Dovetail Inc. came from a combination of factors, according to President Max Hunter. “We have constantly balanced our efforts…We have been responsible for introducing nearly every major development in the drawer industry since we entered the marketplace 15 years ago,” Hunter claims. The company, which is celebrating 10 years of FSC certification status this year, recently purchased a Mereen-Johnson Select-A-Rip saw, a Dodds CNC dovetailer, a Lobo double-sided planer, and more than 20 new computers and servers to allow real-time schedule tracking and barcode reading throughout its facility.

 63.Classic Woodworking Inc.

St. Louis, MO

‘06: $1,802,000 ‘07: $2,117,000

Sales ‘07: 17.481% Projected ‘08: 0%

Est.: 1973 Employees: 19

High-end custom architectural woodwork

Employee skills and dedication, as well as repeat customers, and architects and designer referrals, are what drove Classic Woodworking Inc.’s sales success in 2007, according to Office Manager Lisa Showers. To continue its success and combat price cutting, Showers says the company will try to become more selective and only bid on

negotiated projects.

 64.Collegedale/Advanced Lab Concepts

OOLTEWAH, TN

‘06: $26,134,000 ‘07: $30,682,000

Sales ‘07: 17.403% Projected ‘08: 15%

Est.: 1951 Employees: 250

Science and laboratory furniture systems

Company President Chip Albright says that the need for green products helped drive Collegedale/Advanced Lab Concepts’ sales success in 2007. “Since much of our work goes into schools and universities, there is a strong interest in LEED,” he says. “As such, our green products have become a large part of our business.” Albright adds that in the future, the company will become even more of a niche producer in segments where its product has a competitive advantage.

 65.World Panel Products Inc.

Riviera Beach, FL

‘06: $2,845,000 ‘07: $3,335,000

Sales ‘07: 17.223% Projected ‘08: 20%

Est.: 1994 Employees: 16

High-end specialty panels

World Panel Products offers high-end specialty panels for the marine and furniture industries, including custom cuttings, layups and cabin soles. According to President Jeff Davies, employee skills and dedication aided World Panel Products’ sales growth the past year, and the company plans to keep visiting directly with its suppliers to ensure quality remains on the products it provides.

 66.The Maui Closet Co.

Kahului, HI

‘06: $1,404,000 ‘07: $1,642,000

Sales ‘07: 16.952% Projected ‘08: 10%

Est.: 1992 Employees: 15

Closet and home office products

For its second appearance in the WOOD 100, The Maui Closet Co. credits its excellent customer service record with helping to drive sales. “From the office, to sales, to the factory and installers, we all strive to go beyond the customers’ expectations,” says Debra Finkiewicz, president. “Repeat, referrals and word of mouth are our best advertising. We work to build a relationship with our clients, and everyone takes pride in their part. It is a team effort.” The company also recently purchased a Streibig panel saw to help it continue its sales growth.

 67.Laurysen Kitchens Ltd.

Stittsville, ON

‘06: $12,099,000 ‘07: $14,107,000

Sales ‘07: 16.596% Projected ‘08: 8%

Est.: 1970 Employees: 134

Kitchen cabinetry

“There are several factors that have contributed to the company’s overall success, but quality control improvements probably ranks as number one,” says Jim Gorman, controller. “Our continued efforts to improve our product is demonstrated by the purchase of the latest equipment to improve our finishing process.” The company recently purchased a Weeke Profi Line BHT 500 CNC gantry processing center, a Bütfering SBR 413 sander and a Homag Optimat edgebander.

 68.Mill Tech LLC

Columbus, OH

‘06: $2,600,000 ‘07: $3,018,000

Sales ‘07: 16.077% Projected ‘08: 10%

Est.: 2000 Employees: 23

Commercial cabinetry and millwork

General Manager Kevin Henderson credits customer service for driving Mill Tech LLC’s sales success. “Our customers continue to use our company because we complete projects on time and with the least amount of problems for the contractor,” says Henderson. The company, which is making its first appearance in the WOOD 100, focuses on plastic laminated casework and custom profile units for a customer base made up predominately of commercial contractors. Helping to aid production is the recent purchase of a Holz-Her edgebander.

 69.Custom Woodworks Ltd

Sioux City, IA

‘06: $5,434,000 ‘07: $6,282,000

Sales ‘07: 15.605% Projected ‘08: 12%

Est.: 1982 Employees: 41

High-end architectural mill

Custom Woodworks Ltd. makes its first appearance in the WOOD 100, and attributes its focus on customer surface as a leading factor. “Our clients use us consistently on their projects and expect every part of our contact with their project to be professional,” says Mark Gingery, owner/president. “We deliver.” The company, which specializes in bank fixtures and offers design, fabrication and installation of fixture packages nationwide, expects another sales increase in 2008.

 70.Indiana Furniture

Jasper, IN

‘06: $44,009,000 ‘07: $50,872,000

Sales ‘07: 15.595% Projected ‘08: 6-7%

Est.: 1905 Employees: 350

Office furniture

Reduced delivery times pushed sales success in 2007 for Indiana Furniture. “Indiana Furniture’s on-time-ship for 2007 was 97.4 percent,” says President/CEO Rich Slayton. “So far for 2008, we are at 99.7 percent with only a three-week lead time for build-to-order products.” Slayton says the company will aggressively pursue business in new or underachieving markets to grow its market share in 2008. Recent equipment acquisitions include a halogen oven finish line, two CNC routers, an edgebander and a finish sander.

 71.Alpha Cabinet Components Inc.

North Salt Lake, UT

‘06: $1,578,000 ‘07: $1,816,000

Sales ‘07: 15.082% Projected ‘08: 10%

Est.: 1998 Employees: 13

RTA cabinet boxes

Company President Evan Roth lists increased productivity as a strong factor in the recent sales success of Alpha Cabinet Components Inc. “Upgrading equipment, no employee turnover and streamlining our ordering process were the contributing factors to increasing our productivity last year, our ninth consecutive year of growth,” he says. The company manufactures its RTA cabinet boxes using melamines, wood veneers and plastic laminates for residential, commercial and institutional uses, and in the past year purchased a Weeke Venture 3 CNC machining center to aid production.

 72.Montbleau & Associates Inc.

San Diego, CA

‘06: $20,020,000 ‘07: $23,023,000

Sales ‘07: 15.000% Projected ‘08: 10%

Est.: 1979 Employees: 100

Architectural woodworking, corporate furniture, casework

Montbleau made significant improvements to its facility in 2007, giving the company more square footage, which increased efficiency and allowed for a larger volume of projects to go through the shop. Additionally, the company purchased new estimating systems software, which cut costs in reprographics by going paperless, while increasing estimating and budgeting efficiency. Ana Rothman, director of business development, also credits the employees’ skills and dedication for the company’s growth, saying, “We have extensive experience in successfully managing, engineering and producing complex commercial woodworking projects.”

 73.Showplace Wood Products

Harrisburg, SD

‘06: $65,165,000 ‘07: $74,377,000

Sales ‘07: 14.136% Projected ‘08: 5%

Est.: 1999 Employees: 499

Cabinetry

To enhance its finishing capabilities, Showplace installed a completely new sanding system and added finished goods warehouse space in 2007. However, Scott Korsten, marketing director, says it is the employees’ skills and dedication that has contributed the most to the company’s success. “In this day and age, when products and prices can be copied, the one true competitive advantage that cannot be duplicated is the people who build the products and service the customers,” he says. “When times are tough, the relationships forged between our employees and customers keep the ship on course.” In addition to the new sanding system, the company added a full-service cafeteria for its employees and an employee fitness center.

 74.Northwest Woodworks Inc.

Woodinville, WA

‘06: $5,480,000 ‘07: $6,227,000

Sales ‘07: 13.631% Projected ‘08: 5%

Est.: 1990 Employees: 30

Commercial casework and millwork

Most of the work done by Northwest Woodworks is custom casework and millwork — with some standardization where possible — plus installation services, for customers in the Puget Sound area. “Through constant innovation and creativity by our team we are able to meet the expectations of our very demanding customers,” says Timothy Hare, operations manager for the company. Aiding production efforts in the manufacturing is a recently purchased Holz-Her 7123 CNC machining center.

 75.Helmstown

Arab, AL

‘06: $735,000 ‘07: $832,000

Sales ‘07: 13.197% Projected ‘08: 30%

Est.: 2001 Employees: 14

High-end custom cabinetry

Helmstown, which makes high-end custom cabinetry for the residential market, makes its third appearance on the WOOD 100 Report. The company increased its 2007 sales through strategic partnerships and new product development. “We have aligned ourselves with other luxury product manufacturers in the kitchen and bath business, and are continuing to develop strategic partnerships,” says John Evans, vice president of sales and marketing. “These partnerships are continuing to grow our display, cabinetry and Vaniture business.”

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