Meet our May Vendor Spotlight, Woodport, making doors in Shawano, Wisconsin, the heart of the Midwest.
On the cusp of Wisconsin’s North Woods, Woodport Doors is located within one of the most densely populated manufacturing regions of the country. The woodworking trade has long been part of Wisconsin history and we’re proud to continue the craft.
Here at Woodport, we build quality custom doors. We pride ourselves on the skilled men and women that make our custom doors as beautiful as they are strong. Our wide selection is sure to have one right for you. What’s more, our turnaround time is the fastest in the industry. If you don’t see what you’re looking for in our standard offerings, you can always create a custom door of your own. We’ll work with you to make sure the door is sized just right and created to meet your design criteria.
What products do you offer?
Woodport offers numerous product lines including interior doors both flat and raised panel as well as a wide variety if French doors. We offer finishing in both staining and painting options. Exterior door options as well as louver doors, Dutch doors, Café and Pantry doors are offered in multiple species. We offer Custom Etched glass, and all sorts of unique custom designs. From our Barn Doors to our multi-specie designs, Woodport will help you find what you are looking for. .
What sets Woodport apart in the industry?
First class customer service and rapid response are very strong attributes of Woodport. We pride ourselves on working with our customers and being there for them when they need us. Our associates at Woodport develop a one on one personal relationship with each customer to help get: orders, quotes, and products out faster. Turn-around time / Lead-time is one of our other strong suites to offer. Woodport being the manufacturer that can build many different types of products (listed above); production time can be quicker compared to other competitors that may need to source such items.
What are the top trends for doors right now?
Trends are pretty unique depending on your geographic location. For Wisconsin, it is primarily stain grade options. Our Woodport poplar and maple three panel traditional, with flat panel and square sticking seems to be quite popular. In the surrounding Midwest, it is best described as a tapestry of different preferences. For example, in Illinois, their primary trend is a primed MDF product, ranging from a one panel flat to a five panel flat equal. In the North East and Mid Atlantic Fir Doors and MDF doors are most popular.
How do you see doors changing in the next couple of years?
The popularity of primed / paint market throughout the states is still going strong. Iowa is a patch work of paint grade mixed with stain grade, where Wisconsin is primarily all stain grade. Contrasting to Wisconsin, Illinois is primarily primed MDF doors. Based on our sales analysis across the country, we are forecasting that the primed / paint market will continue to increase for the next few years. Primarily in the flat panel square sticking options. Let’s not forget what is happening in the world today. We anticipate a very strong push for Made in America. Many distributors currently rely heavily on Imports. This will change.
What is a key tip or hack when it comes to picking out doors?
It comes down to personal preference. Depending on if you are visualizing a concept that flows with your current home or a new construction. From what we are seeing in trends, a more modern or contemporary look is very popular right now. If you are updating your existing home, you may want to keep the original look with something perhaps more traditional. The key is to visualize a product that flows well with other items in your home, such as: trim, floor plan, and paint colors on the wall. We can certainly help the customer with many options.
Why should someone go with Woodport?
At Woodport, we take pride in our customer service. We are always here to help and can be to your location right away if you require anything. From our friendly outstanding customer service associates, to our top-notch production team, Woodport will build a personal relationship with all of our customers. Woodport encourages sharing our methods and techniques with our customers. Our video section on our website provides an inside look as to how we make our high-quality products. From our random moisture meter readings, to our glow in the dark fluorescent dye in our adhesives. Woodport takes extra care on verifying our products before it leaves our facility.