Sun Mountain was founded in January 1998 as a dealer/distributor, pre-hanger and pre-finisher of doors and moldings to higher-end Colorado homes along the Front Range and in the mountain ski resort communities. Although prefinished cabinets were common in that day, as they are today, almost no suppliers offered pre-finished doors and mouldings. Our offerings created market demand for high-quality wood finishes that could only be achieved in a controlled environment, using specialized equipment and industrial-quality coatings. Our ability to offer a higher-quality finish at a better value than onsite painting led to rapid growth. As our sales grew, we began to put significant demand pressure on our custom door slab suppliers. Ultimately, this led to our vertical integration into manufacturing our own doors. Over time, our factory grew from a small 30,000 square foot facility to the 105,000 square foot, state-of-the-art production facility we have today.
From our beginning we focused on the needs of our highest-end clients, offering better quality materials and better construction than that found at local lumberyards. We improved product engineering and implemented computer systems, scanning and scheduling processes to become the fastest full-service custom door manufacturer in the nation. We remain true to our "direct to the trade or homeowner" distribution model, allowing us to offer the highest-quality custom products at much lower pricing than our multi-step competitors.
In 2008 we opened a showroom in Asheville, North Carolina, to better serve our customers in the Smoky Mountains region and along the East Coast. We also introduced our Teton Series, a value-priced line of doors, made in the USA at our Colorado factory, and designed to compete with the growing volume of low cost and typically lower quality imports from China. In 2009 we acquired a high-end custom wood flooring product line, and expanded our offerings to include wide-plank, solid and engineered custom wood floors. Despite the challenges in the building trades and general economy, Sun Mountain, Inc. is debt free and very healthy financially. We are large enough to support multi-family resort-style construction projects, yet small enough to still care about each and every product we make.
We love the look and feel of real wood products, and we're excited to help you realize your dreams for your new home or remodeling project.