A Better Way to Make a High-Quality, More Affordable Product
FastCabinetDoors.com is the online division of Oak Ridge Cabinets which was founded in 1983 by Scott Bechhold and Sam
MacNeill. Scott and Sam were working together in a local cabinet shop
and felt they had a better way to make a high-quality, more affordable
Oak Ridge's first home was a small barn on the property of Scott's
parents in Durham, California. During those early years, Sam and Scott
were among the first to integrate computer aided design programs into
their manufacturing. They discovered Cabnetware, a new program for
designing and manufacturing custom cabinetry that was well suited to
In 1990, through their labors and
investments in technology, they worked their way into the present home
of Oak Ridge, a large metal building complex on the southern fringes of
Chico, California. With the additional space, Oak Ridge was able to
increase production, expand the product line, and offer additional
services such as prefinishing. There was even space for a showroom.
Sam and Scott are continually refining the manufacturing process
with the addition of digitally controlled cutting and machining
equipment. The idea has been to provide assemblers with extremely
high-tolerance components which they can assemble carefully, by hand,
into a superior product.
Today Oak Ridge is a solid contributor to the local community employing
twenty-five workers and helping support various community activities.