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#1 posted 12-21-2018 02:26 PM

There are lots of benefits to outsourcing doors (among other things).
  • You instantly get the benefit of all the capital equipment the manufacturer has invested in.
  • You get the benefit of economy of scale since he will buy larger quantities of material for all the jobs he does.
  • You don’t have to make room (in real estate terms) for making doors. This room can be shifted to increasing the volume of other operations you perform in house.
  • You can focus your time and labor to other operations.
  • You can become a little bit bigger fish in your pond – expanding your production beyond the walls of your facility without the expense of expanding your facility.

As for which to use – that is up to you.
Decore-ative Specialties, Caldoor, Corona Millworks, Northern Contours, Element Designs are a few of the regional/national companies I’ve used.
Then there are a handful of local companies in my area that I can also use.
Sometimes, who you use depends on the specific product you are sourcing.

Most all have high reputations for quality products and service. (Of course, YMMV)

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