Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry, a family-owned small business in Lewes, opened its doors 25 years ago in the fall of 1991. Owners Mark Woodruff and Richard Reed envisioned starting a company to be Delmarva’s premier building supplier, specializing in windows, doors, cabinetry, decking, millwork and more. At the time, Mark had limited prior experience in owning a business and Richard growing up on a Sussex County farm had none. However, both men were passionate about their dream and filled with entrepreneurial spirit. Today the company is one of Delmarva’s top building suppliers and boasts a show room in Lewes with 20 employees, a state of the art website, and pages on all major social media accounts.
Starting the company in 1991 was a huge risk for Mark and Richard. At that time they were working for the same business and were the company’s top two salesmen. Starting their own business meant quitting their jobs and giving up a steady income when both were starting families; a risk most people would never consider. But Mark and Richard had a dream and faith that with hard work and determination they could make it a reality.