Doug Ford

Founding Partner

Doug Ford, our Founding Partner, majored in Industrial Arts with an emphasis in Fine Woodworking, at California State Long Beach University. While attending school Doug built furniture and cabinets to offset his college expenses. During the summer months, Doug worked in the housing industry framing homes for a large production builder. After receiving his B.A. in Industrial Arts and earning his Journeyman Carpenter designation from the Carpenter's Trade Union, Doug moved to Santa Barbara to fulfill his student teaching requirements at Santa Barbara Junior High School. However, Doug eventually left teaching behind to venture out into the construction field, working for a general contractor in town.

Shortly after that, Doug became a sole proprietor tradesman. The first few years were spent building cabinets and furniture in a single car garage with just one employee. Doug’s growing list of clients saw how his meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail set Doug apart. Their persistence saw Doug taking on bigger and bigger projects. Until ultimately, the demand for his skills led to Doug obtaining his general contractors license in 1980.