Over one hundred years of high quality wood products.

What we do

We manufacture architectural millwork and solid wood components, and we source architectural-grade plywood and finger-jointed poplar and pine.

Custom Mouldings & Plywood
Whitewater Forest Products custom moulding profiles

For commercial, residential, and fixture projects. Random and fixed length mouldings. We can match existing profiles for historical restorations.

Cabinet Parts
Whitewater Forest Products Maple Drawerside

Face frame, drawer sides, stiles & rails in random, specified and fixed lengths.

Moulder Blanks & S4S
Whitewater Forest Products Moulder Blanks and S4S

We regularly run S4S boards and moulder ready blanks. We also rip to your spec.

Panels, Stair Treads & Parts
Whitewater Forest Products White Oak Retrofit Stair Treads

Edge glued panels, stair treads (retrofit, floating), handrail and other stair parts.


Custom Millwork, Architectural, Fixture Components + Sheet Stock for Commercial and Residential Projects

We operate out of a state of the art 60,000sf facility outside of Cincinnati, OH. Our equipment list is extensive, featuring the latest in computerized optimizing rip & chopsaws, high frequency glue presses, and high speed moulders.

Our capabilities also include surfacing & sanding (flat, profile), along with CNC tooling equipment to allow us to produce everything we need on site.

We regularly source high end sheet stock including custom matched veneers such rift and quartered white oak, walnut, and other domestic & imported plywoods. Fire rated and marine grade available.

Finger jointed poplar and pine, both primed and raw, are available in specified and custom lengths.

Additional Services

For Architects, Designers, and General Contractors

To assist our customers, we consult directly with architects, designers, and general contractors regarding proper material selection to fit a job, design, and more.

We're able to do site visits for gathering information for mock ups, CAD and 3D models, and producing sample pieces prior to beginning a full production run.

If you feel we can be of assistance please call us at 877.235.5861

Whitewater Forest Products Custom Base Moulding
Who we are

About Us

For over 150 years, our family has been manufacturing and distributing quality forest products. Our story begins in the mid 1800s when Hugh Shiels arrived in the Ohio river valley from Ireland. On the banks of the Ohio, he set up a veneer mill and a hardwood mill.

In the latter part of the 1800s, Hugh's son Charles opened his own lumber distribution company to service the burgeoning industrial markets in the Cincinnati area, ranging from supplying foundries for machine tool manufacturing to furniture and cabinet building.

The company eventually wound up in the hands of Charles' youngest son Richard, who pushed heavily into the domestic hardwood markets. In 1965 Richard's son Dan (our president) began working for his father as a janitor after school. Richard passed suddenly in 1968, leaving the company to his wife Marjorie.

In 1971 Dan graduated from the National Hardwood Lumber Association Inspector Training School. Following inspection school, he moved to the east coast where he graded imported species at the Port of Baltimore and domestic production at sawmills before returning to Cincinnati a few years later.

Dan was able to work his way up through the company, building a strong reputation for impeccable service and top notch quality, ultimately serving as President from 1986-2010. Having grown up with his dad taking him down to the yard, Chase started in the summer of 1999 in between school until his dad's departure in 2010, doing everything from cleaning bathrooms to working at the dry kilns and meeting with vendors. Today, he's responsible for overseeing day to day operations, technology, and driving future growth.

Whitewater Forest ProductsToday, Whitewater represents the sole fifth generation of our family in the lumber business. This gives us the advantage of a long term outlook rather than concerns about meeting a quarterly earnings goal and gives our customers, vendors, and employees the security of knowing there's a strong succession plan in place to continue the company.

We pride ourselves on running one of the most modern operations in the industry, and invest heavily in it because we know what it takes to stick around for the long haul. From a state of the art computerized millwork plant to maximize yield and minimize production time to a mobile dispatched fleet, our goal is to provide the best experience for our customers, team members, and vendors - without them, we wouldn't be here.

150+ years in we feel it’s safe to say that both quality and sustainability are our ingrained into our DNA.

This isn't just what we do, this is who we are.

Whitewater Forest Products Tooling

Experience matters.

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