“There is nothing more gratifying or rewarding for an architect than working with a company that delivers beautifully crafted units with authentic detailing.”
—John H. Salem, Architect
We can build nearly any period or style of interior and exterior door imaginable. From simple hand-planed, style-and-rail paneled doors to high-style Georgian designs to monumental storefront doors, attention to period detail and craftsmanship is what make our doors special. Solid wood-paneled doors, French doors, Dutch doors, glass-and-paneled doors are all available in many styles and designs, material selection, glazing options and hardware.
Our exterior doors are often constructed with separate panels on the interior and exterior to allow for varying rates of expansion and contraction. Insulation can also be sandwiched between the panels to improve energy performance. French doors can be supplied with innumerable glazing options from laminated Restoration Glass™ to argon-filled, insulated Low-E glass. Doors can be purchased as door leafs only or pre-hung and weather-stripped, ready to install. Storm doors, screen doors and combination storm/screen doors are also available.
Getting it Right the First Time
Assembly of Georgian raised panel pine door
Whether it’s building simple hand-planed board-and-batten doors or a more complicated 12-foot in diameter fanlight window, we customize our millwork to meet the specific needs of each owner and property. For this reason, we do not publish a price list. All projects are priced individually from architectural specifications or specifications and plans we develop together.
When a contract is awarded we schedule the work and start the planning phase. Generally, we visit the job site to take field measurements, check conditions and discuss details with the architect, contractor, owner or all of the above. Next, we produce detailed shop drawings in AutoCAD to show elevations, full-size sections and details, and the interface of our products with the building. We often produce 3D drawings for complicated projects as these can be useful in understanding details, joinery, and installations. Shop drawings, samples and product literature on hardware, glass, weatherstripping, finishes, etc., are submitted for review and approval. Revisions are often required. After final approval by the architect or owner, we check and double-check the plans, cutting lists and purchase orders, and start construction.
The quality of our work is very consistent because we benefit from low turnover among our employees. Our craftsmen have years of expertise, specifically building sash, doors and millwork. Many had previously built hand-crafted cabinetry or furniture and take great pride in their work. Quality control is an ongoing process throughout production as well as prior to packaging and shipping.
We typically deliver to the site but do not do any of the installation. If problems come up, we send a service team to remedy them immediately. Our windows, doors and millwork are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for five years; insulated glass is warranted for 10 years.