Woodgrain has more than 65 years of quality craftsmanship and service as one of the largest millwork operations in the world with locations all around the United States and Chile. We make the highest quality wood mouldings, doors, and windows. Woodgrain’s strength comes from being vertically integrated. This allows us to oversee each step of the supply chain. From owning the forest and cutting the timber in our state-of-the-art sawmills to production in our network of manufacturing facilities and delivery of goods with our strategic distribution network. Woodgrain is proud to be family owned and operated, with the 3rd generation leading the way.
In 1954, Merrill “Bud” Dame planted a seed—a moulding company in Utah named Dame Moulding and Lumber Company. Bud had no background in the wood business and only a high school education. He made his living as a long-haul truck driver until he accepted sawmill equipment from a customer who owed him a significant amount of money. Being an entrepreneurial man, Bud learned how to use the equipment and began producing lumber and mouldings during the week then loading up his truck and personally hauling it to each customer.
This seedling company quickly grew and moved its corporate offices in 1969 to Fruitland, Idaho where it is still planted today. Eventually, the company was renamed Woodgrain and Bud’s sons took over and nourished Woodgrain into a highly successful, multi-product company. Reed Dame led the company as CEO for more than 30 years until Kelly Dame succeeded his as President and CEO in 2009. Today Reed and Kelly’s sons and son-in-laws hold key leadership roles and Woodgrain has established itself as a significant global wood products manufacturer with a reputation for the highest quality wood doors, mouldings and windows.
Dame Lumber and Moulding Company is founded in Utah.
Dame Lumber and Moulding Company moves to Lakeview, Oregon.
Corporate Offices open in Fruitland, ID.
Dame Lumber and Moulding becomes Woodgrain Millwork, Inc.
Reed Dame takes over as CEO of Woodgrain Millwork.
Woodgrain Doors is started with the acquisition of Meridian Wood in Nampa, ID.
Windsor Windows and Doors in West Des Moines, IA is acquired.
Windsor Windows and Doors opens a facility in Monroe, NC with the acquisition of Heritage of Monroe.
Woodgrain Millwork opens a mill in Albany, GA.
Woodgrain Millwork opens a mill in Marion, VA. Woodgrain Doors increases product offering with the acquisition of Jessup Doors in Dowagiac, MI.
Woodgrain Chile is formed out of a partnership in a moulding plant in Los Angeles, Chile.
Woodgrain Distribution is started and another mill is added to Woodgrain Millwork with the acquisition of Brown Moulding in Montevallo, AL.
Woodgrain Millwork acquires Atrium Patio Doors, now Asworth Doors in West Des Moines, IA
Woodgrain Millwork expands their product offering with the acquisition of DecraMold ® in Oklahoma City, OK. Woodgrain Millwork invests in Craftmaster Manufacturing Inc., a moulded door skin company.
Woodgrain Chile builds door plant in Los Angeles, Chile. Third generation family members join operations in various Woodgrain Millwork companies.
Woodgrain Doors opens a facility in Eagan, MN with the acquisition of Passages.
Monarch Windows and Doors in Anniston, AL is acquired. Woodgrain Distribution’s headquarters moves to Atlanta, GA.
Nature’s is started with the installation of the first pellet mill in Prineville, OR.
Kelly Dame becomes CEO of Woodgrain Millwork.
Finished Elegance ® is launched by Woodgrain Millwork and Woodgrain Distribution
Woodgrain Millwork acquires a mill in Lenoir, NC.
Woodgrain Millwork opens a sawmill in Emmett, Idaho; creating a Woodgrain Lumber division.
Woodgrain Millwork acquires Triwood in Americus, GA.
Woodgrain Distribution opens new facility in Jackson, MS.
Woodgrain Millwork acquires two new product lines WoodGuard and EcoForm.
Woodgrain Lumber expands with the acquisition of 2 sawmills in addition to a particle board plant all located in Eastern Oregon.
Woodgrain’s business philosophy consists of open, honest communication with all customers, accountability for our actions, and conducting business respectably. We build relationships with our customers based on trust and uphold high standards of quality and efficiency to drive success—success for ourselves and our customers. Our corporate values provide the base for all we do.
- Safety: We choose to place safety above all and keep each other safe.
- Integrity: We are honest and believe in doing the right thing every time.
- Servant Leadership: We lead best by serving and understanding others.
- Respect for People: We treat others as we would like to be treated.
- Customer Focus: We listen, and exceed customer expectations.
Our mission is to leverage our Vertical Integration to deliver Premier Service and Customer Driven Millwork Solutions. The way we treat our employees instills pride in themselves, their company and ultimately the customers they serve.