Custom fabricator of windows & doors: screen & storm doors, sashes & transoms; historical reproductions & restoration work; storefronts, ecclesiastical & other settings.
Adams Architectural is a renowned, historical millwork company. We are dedicated to service, quality and craftsmanship, and specialize in historical millwork projects. Adams Architectural offers storm windows, screens, sash, window units and doors. Our custom capabilities allow us to replicate virtually any shape or style of wood window or door. We combine old-world craftsmanship and attention to detail to create a truly authentic product that adds beauty and value to any home or business.
Once upon a time in America, no one had ever heard of mass production. Things needed in every day life were crafted by hand, using techniques handed down from generation to generation. Not only was great skill required, but pride in workmanship prevailed.
That was especially true in construction. Each part of a building, especially windows and doors, was hand-made specifically for that structure, carefully made while the building was going up. Those days may be long gone.but true craftsmen can still be found.
Architects, designers, contractors and homeowners who want the finest quality windows and doors for custom residential and historic renovation projects rely on Adams Architectural Wood Products.
Those timeless, traditional construction methods are alive and well here and combine with the latest in modern technology to achieve the finest quality product possible. All joinery is of mortise and tenon construction, permanently fastened with sash pins. Round top and larger curved sash sections are joined with through splines, pinned and glued for a strong, long-lasting bond.
Sash and jamb sections are carefully matched by hand, and all windows are hand glazed. Wood parts are individually sanded for a smooth, finish-ready surface. And, we use nothing but the finest materials as specified for each project. Historic restorations around the country have relied on us to provide superior quality, historically accurate windows and doors. In fact, we are listed with both the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Park Service. We have a solid history of quality, timely delivery and affordability.
Adams Architectural Millwork Co. started in 1981 under the name of Midwest Architectural Wood Products. It was owned and operated by Jim Englander. Jim built the business and reputation over the next 18 years.
In May of 1999 Jim decided to sell the business to Patricia (Patti) Adams. Patti renamed the business to Adams Architectural Wood Products. Patti put her mark on the business over the last 9 years.
In March of 2008, Adams Architectural Wood Products was purchased by Dubuque Sash & Door Mfg. located in Dubuque, Iowa under the ownership of Chad and Dawn Lueken. The business was renamed to Adams Architectural Millwork Company and the business was relocated from Eldridge, Iowa to Dubuque, Iowa.