Sun Mountain was founded in January 1998 as a distributor, pre-hanger, and pre-finisher of wood doors and mouldings. The company began servicing luxury homes in Colorado, along the Front Range and in the mountain ski resort communities. Although pre-finished cabinets were common in that day, few suppliers offered pre-finished doors and mouldings. The company’s ability to offer high-quality wood finishes at a better value than on-site painting led to rapid growth. Growing sales placed pressure on Sun Mountain’s door suppliers, and this led to the company’s vertical integration into manufacturing beginning in 2003. Production operations expanded over time—from the 30,000 square foot factory at the company’s founding, to the 105,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in operation today.
From the beginning, Sun Mountain focused on the needs of highest-end clients, offering better quality materials than local lumberyards. The company improved product engineering and implemented computer, scanning, and scheduling systems to become the fastest custom door manufacturer in the U.S. In 2008, Sun Mountain began expansion outside of Colorado, opening a boutique showroom and distribution center in western North Carolina. Also in 2008, the company introduced the “Teton Series,” a value-priced line of Knotty Alder interior doors manufactured at its Colorado factory. This line is designed to compete with the growing volume of low-cost, lower-quality imports from China.
Today, Sun Mountain remains true to its “direct” distribution model, providing the highest-quality custom products at the best prices—much lower pricing than multi-step competitors. The company has expanded well beyond Colorado, and regularly ships to all states in the continental U.S. Sun Mountain currently has operations in seven states including field sales, showroom, and delivery/service operations.
On May 1, 2022, Sun Mountain was acquired by Kodiak Building Partners. Headquartered in Highlands Ranch, Colorado (near Denver), Kodiak owns and operates a large collection of outstanding building materials companies throughout the U.S., including construction supply, lumber, sheetrock, appliance, and door and millwork companies. Kodiak keeps management and employees in place each time a new business joins their family of companies. They recognize that local operators know their business and customer base and, under Kodiak, the Sun Mountain “direct” distribution model remains unchanged. The company’s existing leadership continues to operate in and serve its local communities. Sun Mountain remains debt free and very healthy financially, and Kodiak provides additional resources for continued growth. Sun Mountain is big enough to support large-scale commercial projects, yet small enough to care about each and every product manufactured.
Welcome to Sun Mountain—manufacturer of the finest custom wood doors available.