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William Ohs Acquires Luxury Cabinet Competitor Draper DBS

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December 17, 2021 | Bill Esler

Denver, CO—Two nationally renowned luxury cabinet designers and manufacturers—William Ohs, located in Denver, CO; and Draper DBS, in Bucktown, PA—have merged with the acquisition of Draper DBS by William Ohs.

“The combination of Draper DBS and William Ohs brings together the ideas and manufacturing concepts of two legendary visionaries in the luxury kitchen market,” says Rick Casey, VP of manufacturing at William Ohs. “As the organizations transform into one, they will be adding new resources for their clients, providing valuable options for home upgrades and remodeling.”

William Ohs and Draper DBS say they will be able to provide the same detail-oriented approach to a larger market while achieving increased manufacturing efficiencies.

“We have invested more than $2 million in advanced equipment over the last two years in preparation for increased production,” says William Ohs president Bret Kaup. “Our factory is now equipped with a state-of-the-art machining center, an integrated inventory management system, and an automated sanding and finish line. Beyond the factory capability, we continue working on the order processing and customer service piece of our operation by expanding our capabilities with Advanceware 3D and Cabinetvision.”

William Ohs has provided custom, handcrafted furniture and home stylings since 1972. Founded by Bill Ohs, an industry pioneer, the company has expanded to serve a wide variety of styles and homes, focusing primarily on kitchen renovation, remodeling, and building.

“I have admired the quality of design and craftsmanship at DBS for many years. We are all very excited about the opportunities that this partnership opens up for both companies,” says Robert Cilli, the president of William Ohs Showrooms.

Bill Draper, founder of Draper DBS custom cabinets.

Founded in 1981 by Bill Draper, Draper DBS custom cabinet shop in Bucks County, PA gives meticulous attention to detail and the highest standards of quality, courtesy, and service — no assembly line, no stock of cabinets, and no shortcuts taken at it 23,000-sq.ft. plant. Grounded from the outset in development of exclusive hand finishing techniques, Draper DBS has a leading reputation in cabinet design with high profile commissions including Sub-Zero displays at five successive KBIS shows and showrooms in New York City, Chicago, and Costa Mesa, CA. “I am excited and humbled to be drawn into the most creative act of wood joinery in the industry — the dovetailing of the crafts, hearts, and creative legacies of Draper DBS and William Ohs,” says Draper.

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