History

Pioneer | Millwork was formed in July 1991 with a vision to change the supply model for doors, windows and moulding on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Our goal, then and now is for our business to be built on knowledge, relationships and quality products--the lifeblood of any successful enterprise. The early days were about building a name through hard work and good business. We started in a 4500 sq. ft. warehouse with most of the space dedicated to our pre-hung door shop and moulding inventory.

Pioneer Millwork Moves in 1998 Doubling Their Square Footage

By 1998, we were in need of more space and moved to our second home.  This new space almost doubled our square footage and allowed us to increase our production and inventory space area plus provide much needed office space and a small area dedicated to Pioneer's first showroom. During the next eight years, our business continued to grow. As the market evolved, we saw an opportunity to expand upon our original vision from 1991 and innovate the sale of our products through an "as installed" showroom.

Pioneer | Millwork Window and Door Shop

Pioneer Millwork Moves again in 2006 Opening a First-of-it's-Kind, Innovative Showroom featuring Windows, Doors and Moulding

On the first business day of January 2006, Pioneer | Millwork began business in our current location. We once again doubled in size to almost 15,000 sq. ft. More importantly, we opened a first-of-its-kind showroom displaying doors, windows and moulding like they had never been seen in the area. Today, we continue to innovate. Our showrooms are used daily by building professionals and home owners from all over the bay area. We have built a staff that is second to none in product knowledge, service and personal attention.

The History of the Rotating Ball...

The rotating ball on top of our building is also a piece of local history. The ball has been on the building since the early 1970's and was often used as a freeway landmark in those early days. The owners of Pioneer | Millwork, Don Mancini and Tom Sheehan both grew up locally and remember the landmark ball from their youth. In 2006 when Pioneer MIllwork took over the building, the ball was not rotating and in disrepair. Rotating signs were no longer allowed in San Carlos so Pioneer appealed to City Hall to allow repairs to the ball and return it to a functioning sign. Don Mancini wrote in his request letter to City Hall "as a young boy in the 70's, I remember many times driving home with my parents on 101 and when I saw the turning ball on the freeway, I knew that we were almost home to Redwood City". Pioneer was allowed to repair the sign under an ordinance "grandfather" clause and it was completely refurbished in late 2006. The ball once again proudly spins for the motorists on highway 101 advertising Pioneer | Millwork and Marvin Windows and Doors. It is one of only a few and maybe the only rotating sign in San Carlos today.