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Mock Woodworking can be found in homes, institutions, restaurants, and businesses around the world…but if you look at the roots of our craft, you must go back to 1954 in Ohio’s Muskingum County,

At that time, Wilbur (Wib) Mock pursued the American dream of opening his own businesses after he learned the fine art of cabinetry and furniture making from talented local Amish woodworking craftsmen.

“I always liked to work with my hands. And I always enjoyed my work. Woodworking came naturally to me.”
-Wilbur (Wib) Mock, Founder

In 1954, Wilbur Mock started Mock Woodworking. The business grew, attracting talented craftsmen who created and installed high-quality, stylish kitchens and bathrooms for residences of Muskingum and other counties surrounding his Zanesville workshop.

Doug Mock grew up in the workshop, sweeping floors and learning every aspect of the business from his Dad and the other talented woodworkers. He went on to study business and pursued a corporate career before returning to Mock Woodworking in 1983.

The company soon began to serve commercial and retail customers, adding their unique knowledge of wood species, construction details and eye-catching designs for customers and professionals around the globe.

Mock’s talented team often serves as a consultant to clients seeking his expertise in the performance of wood species, custom architectural woodworking and specialty retail woodworking.

Mock Woodworking has done approximately 1,000 projects for American Eagle Outfitters, including work that appears on the store perimeter, storefront, fitting rooms and more. Other retail clients include Abercrombie & Fitch, Bath & Body Works, Bealls, Express, Victoria’s Secret, Vineyard Vines, and many more.

Among the hundreds of architectural clients are Huntington Bank, the Ohio State House, Marriott Hotels, Thompson Library at The Ohio State University, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House and more.

Today, Doug is still at the helm of our 40+ staff, often serving as a consultant to clients seeking his expertise in the performance of wood species, custom architectural woodworking, and specialty retail woodworking.