our story

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.

Over a Thousand Projects for Major Retailers

Mock has produced more than a thousand projects for large retail organizations such as American Eagle, Bath & Body Works, Bealls, Express, Victoria’s Secret, Vineyard Vines® and Abercrombie & Fitch, as well as global medical device and healthcare companies like Hill-Rom®.

Architectural Clients

Among the hundreds of Mock’s 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.

Doug Mock

Partner and Director

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 Andrew S. Dix. 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.

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