Ferche Millwork was founded in Rice, Minnesota in 1958. Over 6 decades later, we've become North America's leader in hardwood mouldings and veneered millwork—and not by accident.
With innovation, passion and dedication, we've grown to be the nation's go-to manufacturer when quality and reliability are essential to the bottom line and the ultimate outcome of a project. With a focus on good old fashioned American craftsmanship and with a desire to meet the high standards of craftsmen and craftswomen in the field, we manufacture top quality goods to bring the beauty of hardwoods into homes and buildings throughout the world.
Our vast capabilities make no project out of reach, whether large volume or custom one-off, we can do it. We make over 13,000 products each year, so no job is too big or too small.
It began in 1958 with founder Bob Ferche’s desire to be the best. That meant hard work, innovation and commitment. Over half a century later, we carry on his tradition with those same principles leading the way.
At Ferche, the best means using the best lumber from the best trees. Then, it takes the best tools and even better people to produce fine hardwood mouldings worthy of the Ferche name. No step in the process can be overlooked or taken for granted if you’re trying to set the standard, not follow it.
Maybe it’s our small town roots — we’re still on the same piece of land as the day we were founded — or our Midwestern work ethic, but the dedication and hard work of our employees can be seen in every item we manufacture.
Over the past 55+ years, we’ve finely-tuned the art of moulding manufacturing. With a combination of modern tools and the experienced hands and eyes of our skilled workers, only the finest products leave our plant. You deserve that commitment to quality — that’s what you’re going to get.
Ferche is a one-stop-shop for solid moulding and veneered products.
Solid mouldings and veneered products are the two main categories of products. Solid hardwood mouldings are produced in two distinct areas of the plant. Orders are first defined as commodity or job-lot size. Large commodity runs, from one thousand to fifty thousand feet, are manufactured on high speed Weinig moulders which take longer to set up, but can produce a quality finish at a high feed rate. The job-lot orders, from 1 piece to one thousand feet, are directed to smaller Weinig moulders which can be set up quickly and produce their high quality finish at a much slower throughput. Both are efficient for their intended purpose.
The smaller moulders are the ones which have produced exotic jatoba door frames, 8 inch cherry crown, 2 ½” thick custom walnut casing, 10” mahogany thresholds and other unusual and short-run orders. Further example of Ferche’s diverse capabilities are reflected in last year’s production numbers: 1308 unique solid interior jambs in 36 species, 2047 casing profiles in 35 species, 767 base patterns in 31 species, 201 different astragals in 32 species.
In Ferche’s veneer work centers, door jambs, skirtboards, veneered boards and base are manufactured as the primary products . The two centers differ in that one (the flat line) presses veneers to the face of a substrate which has hardwood edges glued to it, while the other (the wrap line) wraps the veneer across the face and around the edges. The flat line includes a moulder which shapes the hardwood edge into the desired profile shape, such as the top cap on a piece of base.