The chamber gave the award to the company at the second annual Industry Appreciation Breakfast April 2.
Chamber President Carolyn Wright said the company won the award for its growth, community involvement and economic impact.
“We did [the award ceremony] in conjunction with the Manufacturer Appreciation Week in the state of Georgia,” Wright said.
Carlos Deupree, president and owner of Dallas Millwork, attributed the award to the employees’ quality of work.
“Without them, we don’t exist,” he said.
The company makes custom interior and exterior doors, windows and historic renovations by hand with the assistance of state-of-the-art equipment, according to dallasmillwork.com.
Deupree started the company in his Dallas backyard working out of a 16-foot by 24-foot building with $600 in his bank account.
The company now is located in a 70,000-square-foot facility on Sunnyland Drive in Hiram and employs 50 craftsmen “with over 700 years of product knowledge,” according to dallasmillwork.com.
Dallas Millwork will personally deliver to 26 states as far west as Texas and as far north as New England, said General Manager Dan McCauley. They have created doors for celebrity homes, such as Paula Deen’s, and have renovated doors for historic buildings like the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
Sales Manager Barry Manley said the award reinforces the company as a leader in its market.
“It confirms to us, our employees, and our customers that we do what we say,” he said.
Customers cannot buy directly from the company but submit what kind of custom work they want through wholesale distributors.
“We feel that we have prepared ourselves to grow,” McCauley said.
The company has found better and faster ways to produce high quality products by more training for employees, hosting monthly safety meetings and making sure they have the best equipment, McCauley said.
Also they have worked to become ecologically-friendly, said Deupree.
“We are about as green as you can get,” he said.
The company recycles glass, saw dust, cardboard and aluminum; does not use endangered species of trees and works to cut down on waste going into the landfills, he said.
For more information on Dallas Millwork visit dallasmillwork.com.