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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.

Doug Mock

President

Doug is the second generation of Mock Woodworking’s founding family and is proud to have led the regional woodworking shop to become a leading resource for interior spaces worldwide. After 35+ years leading the company, Doug has transitioned leadership to Larry Sharrer. Doug is now focused on supporting the company and customers through strategic input, marketing, and key projects so that Mock Woodworking continues to grow and prosper.

Doug believes that Mock Woodworking’s longevity comes from offering customers the highest level of product and service quality in the markets we serve.

Among his favorite projects, he is especially proud of Mock’s installations at the Ohio Statehouse Restoration, the Hilton at Easton and Starstruck (country entertainer Reba McIntire’s office-studio complex).

Doug joined the organization in 1983.

Larry D. Sharrer

Vice President and General Manager

Larry is leading Mock Woodworking toward a new era, striving to position Mock in sustainable markets. His vision is to continue delighting customers while practicing the continuous improvements that keep the company strong.

He has studied Mock Woodworking’s long history of success (founded in 1954) and is developing the strategy that retains the best of our history while positioning Mock to be the woodworking source that continues to be trusted by design and construction professionals.

“Mock Woodworking offers exceptional value and quality products and services,” he states. “That will always be our mission.”

DelMar restaurant is a project Larry is especially proud of due to the complexity of the project, fine woodwork and Mock’s on-time installation within a tight timeframe.

Larry joined Mock Woodworking in 2018.

Tim Gifford

Estimating Manager

Tim leads the estimating team as they work with clients to build partnerships that result in great communication, trust and outstanding installations in commercial spaces.

Tim utilizes the most efficient estimating software and also asserts that “Mock Woodworking offers our customers superior quality crafted with a personal touch.” It is personalized service that keeps Tim engaged with satisfied customers for more than two decades.

He is especially proud of Mock’s installations at the James Cancer Hospital Solove Research Institute (The Ohio State University) and the M. Bohlke Veneer Corporate Headquarters, a world leader in wood and timber products. He looks forward to making every project a classic!

Tim joined Mock Woodworking in 1996.

Mike Rodgers

Senior Estimator

Mike offers Mock customers complete estimates that leave no stone unturned and maximize efficiency. Mike also works with our woodworkers to create a project where all the customers’ deadlines are met – and the installations beautifully executed.

He believes that the perfect mix of high quality in both products and service is what differentiates Mock Woodworking in the industry.

He is especially proud of Mock Woodworking that can be seen in Moxy Hotels.

Mike joined Mock Woodworking in 2017.

George Ullinskey

Sales / Business Development

George offers retail and architectural millwork customers more than thirty years experience in project management and fixture design. George is proud of every Mock project and doing his part to continue the tradition of excellence that began in 1954.

He is especially impressed by the craftsmanship visible in the atrium at SafeAuto’s corporate office in Columbus, Ohio.

George joined Mock Woodworking in 2012.

Jim Radcliffe

Production Supervisor

Jim leads our team of highly-skilled, creative craftsmen in creating high quality millwork and fixtures. His gifted combination of efficiency, accuracy and artistry has been part of nearly every project Mock has produced for more than 40 years – including one of his favorites: The M. Bohlke Veneer building in Fairfield, Ohio.

Jim joined Mock Woodworking in 1976.

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