Oak Ridge Cabinets History

A Better Way to Make a High-Quality, More Affordable Product

Oak Ridge Cabinets was founded in 1983 by Scott Bechhold and Sam MacNeill. Scott and Sam were working together in a local cabinet shop and felt they had a better way to make a high-quality, more affordable product.

Oak Ridge's first home was a small barn on the property of Scott's parents in Durham, California. During those early years, Sam and Scott were among the first to integrate computer aided design programs into their manufacturing. They discovered Cabnetware, a new program for designing and manufacturing custom cabinetry that was well suited to their needs.

Through their labors and investments in technology, they worked their way into the present home of Oak Ridge Cabinets, a large metal building complex on the southern fringes of Chico, California. With the additional space, Oak Ridge was able to increase production and expand the product line.

Sam and Scott are continually refining the manufacturing process with the addition of digitally controlled cutting and machining equipment. The idea has been to provide assemblers with extremely high-tolerance components which they can assemble carefully, by hand, into a superior product.

Today, Sam and Scott have welcomed their sons, Shawn MacNeill and Ryan Bechhold into the Oak Ridge business. Shawn is the shop production manager and Ryan is our lead salesman.

Oak Ridge Cabinets is a solid contributor to the local community employing twenty-five workers and providing support to various community events and activities.

Sam and Shawn MacNeill

Sam and Shawn MacNeill

Scott, Ryan, Shawn & Sam

Scott, Ryan, Shawn & Sam

Ryan and Scott Bechhold

Ryan and Scott Bechhold