1948

Horner Millwork was founded by William Horner. The Company manufactured primarily pre-hung interior and exterior doors.

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1977

 A devastating fire destroyed the business, but Mr. Horner was able to re-open one year later.

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1980

The Humphrey family, owners of PDH Lumber and building company at the time, purchased Horner Millwork from Mr. Horner. The Humphrey family has been in the lumber and building products industry for over 100 years.  The company was led by Peter D Humphrey.

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1981

Horner purchased Builders and Contractors Supply (today Horner Commercial Sales) to expand into the commercial construction market.

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1988

Opened a sales office and showroom in Southboro, MA to expand reach into central and northern MA.

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1991

Acquired Cooper Stairworks of Fall River, MA and began to manufacture pre-assembled stairs and stair parts. Enabled us to expand our manufacturing capability to custom windows and doors in the Architectural Products Division (APD).  We also acquired a competitor Phoenix Millwork of Fall River, MA.

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1994

Opened Remodeler’s Outlet in Fall River, MA. Began as a retail channel to sell returns and factory seconds at low prices. It has evolved over the years into a successful retail store that stocks new inventory as well as closeout products.

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1995

Horner opened a sales office and showroom in Pembroke, MA to expand reach into the South Shore of Massachusetts.

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1998

Launched the Architectural Services Group to specialize in servicing the needs of architects
Acquired Winter Building Products to expand NAMCO’s customer base.

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2000

Opened HomeSouth Architectural in Savannah, GA to enter into coastal Georgia market. Acquired stair company South Florida Millwork. However, we closed this location in 2011 due to market conditions.

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2001

Acquired Design Door of Medford, MA to expand commercial sales market to metro Boston and northern MA. This sales office is now located in Woburn, MA under Horner Commercial Sales.

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2003

Acquired Martin Millwork of Springfield, MA to expand our customer base of New England lumber dealers.

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2005

Martin and NAMCO merged and formed Cleary Millwork.  We moved the Springfield operation to Rocky Hill, CT.

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2010

Cleary Millwork acquires Saginaw Millwork and opens a sales office in Albany, NY to expand its wholesale distribution market. Cleary has sales locations in MA, CT, and NY. 

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2011

Cleary moved its manufacturing location from Rocky Hill, CT and consolidated into the Somerset, MA facility.  We kept our sales office in Rocky Hill and eventually purchased a business condo to relocate our sales team.

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2015

North Atlantic Corp. breaks ground for an expansion to our manufacturing facility with 53,000 square feet of additional manufacturing, prefinishing, loading/staging and an additional state of the art CNC machine to expand our customer manufacturing capabilities.  We also installed 4250 solar roof panels to provide 90% electricity to our facility.

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2017

January — Cleary Millwork acquires Wholesale Doors adding a manufacturing, sales, office and shipping location in Watertown, MA. We’ve expanded our product offering of commercial doors, frames, hardware, aluminum frames, toilet partitions and other products to specialty door frame and hardware businesses on a 2 step basis. 


July — NAC exited the South with the sale of HomeSouth to Guerry Lumber, a 90-year-old building materials company based in Savannah.  All of our employees were hired by Guerry. 

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