Once upon a time in America, no one had ever heard of mass production. Things needed in everyday life were crafted by hand using techniques handed down from generation to generation. Not only was great skill required, but pride in workmanship prevailed.

That was especially true in construction. Each part of a building, especially windows and doors, was hand-made specifically for that structure, carefully made while the building was going up. Those days may be long gone, but true craftsmen can still be found.

Architects, designers, contractors and homeowners who want the finest quality windows and doors for custom residential and historic renovation projects rely on Adams Architectural Wood Products.

Those timeless, traditional construction methods are alive and well here and combine with the latest in modern technology to achieve the finest quality product possible. All joinery is of mortise and tenon construction, permanently fastened with sash pins. Round top and larger curved sash sections are joined with through splines, pinned and glued for a strong, long-lasting bond.

Sash and jamb sections are carefully matched by hand, and all windows are hand glazed. Wood parts are individually sanded for a smooth, finish-ready surface. We use nothing but the finest materials as specified for each project. Historic restorations around the country have relied on us to provide superior quality, historically accurate windows and doors. In fact, we are listed with both the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Park Service. We have a solid history of quality, timely delivery and affordability.


Adams Architectural Millwork Co. started in 1981 under the name of Midwest Architectural Wood Products. It was owned and operated by Jim Englander. Jim built the business and reputation over the next 18 years.

In May of 1999 Jim decided to sell the business to Patricia (Patti) Adams. Patti renamed the business to Adams Architectural Wood Products. Patti put her mark on the business over the next nine years.

In March of 2008, Adams Architectural Wood Products was purchased by Dubuque Sash & Door Mfg. located in Dubuque, Iowa under the ownership of Chad and Dawn Lueken. The business was renamed to Adams Architectural Millwork Company and the business was relocated from Eldridge, Iowa to Dubuque, Iowa.

Since the transition in ownership, Adams has further developed as a millwork shop. Today we take on residential and commercial projects throughout the United States. At Adams, we focus on working with architects and contractors to design and build truly custom, one-of-a-kind window and door units.

We have recently enhanced our line of products to include storm windows and doors, wood windows and entry doors and other custom products that satisfy our customers who want something different and unique. At the same time, we have stayed true to our roots by continuing to replicate windows and doors for historical homes and buildings.

Quality Mission Statement

The Adams Architectural Millwork Company and Americana DeVenco Shutter Quality Mission is to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction through quality planning, quality implementation and documentation, and quality control. Each team member is responsible for providing knowledge to our customers and peers while continually inspecting products as they are produced, utilizing Standard Operating Procedures to train and maintain processes, documenting changes with Technical Change Orders, and continually looking for innovative ways to produce a quality product at every step of our processes.