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Archways & Ceilings is OPEN for business → read more.
Welcome Canadians! → start here

Our Team

Meet Your ACEs (Archways & Ceilings Experts): We’re a group of guys that love what we do.  We take pride in prefabbing cool stuff that adds the “WOW” factor to our homebuilders’ homes. 

We like to say that we’re in the business of curve appeal.  It’s like curb appeal, but only when you walk in a home. 

While we don’t have the room to show off our entire team, here’s our core team that at some point you’ll either talk to, text, or email.  It’s always nice to put a face with a name.  If you’re in the area, drop on by and we’ll go for coffee.  Better yet, we’ll grab a beer.

Mike The Inventor
Mike

The Inventor

George The Banker
George

The Banker

Russell The Maker
Russell

The Maker

Wesley The Wrangler
Wesley

The Wrangler

Matthew The Conductor
Matthew

The Conductor

Jim The Handler
Jim

The Handler

Justin The Enforcer
Justin

The Enforcer

Jimmy The Butcher
Jimmy

The Butcher

Patrick The Specialist
Patrick

The Specialist

Richard The Hunter
Richard

The Hunter

Jerimy

The Carpenter

Nick The Finisher
Nick

The Finisher

Our Story

We’ve come a long way since our founding in 1988.  And to think that it all began with 3 guys in a garage making window archways in their spare time. 

From a 400 sq. ft garage to over 30,000 sq. ft of manufacturing space, our story, like most successful small businesses, is fueled by passion, hard work, and sacrifice.

After 3 decades in business, we still take the time to remember where we came from.

1988
Mike Barry, a framing contractor, developed window archways - 1988
1988

The Beginning: In 1988, Mike Barry, a framing contractor, developed window archways due to the many problems he experienced building these in the field. After patenting his idea, he set up a business with George Goodwin and began making window arches in his spare time for framing contractors in Southern California. 

Archways & Ceilings grows through word of mouth marketing - 1990s
1990

Growth: For the first sixteen years, Mike and George slowly began building their business by word of mouth. With the immediate success of the window arch, Mike began developing soft archways, half-circle archways, elliptical archways, balcony rims, barrel ceilings, and dome ceilings. By the end of the 1990s, Mike and George had become the benchmark in Southern California for prefabbed archways & ceiling kits.

Archways & Ceilings licenses manufacturing to the Scott brothers in OK - 2004
2004

Plant Expansion: As the 1990s came to a close and the Southern California market became saturated with prefabbed archways and ceiling kits, Mike and George began looking for growth opportunities. In 2004, Mike and George licensed Matthew, Wesley, and Russell Scott to begin manufacturing their patented product line in Oklahoma. Servicing both the Oklahoma City and Dallas/Fort Worth markets, the Scott brothers, after 8 months in Oklahoma, relocated to a larger warehouse in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX.

Archways & Ceilings brings in new blood - 2005
2005

New Blood & New Approach: With the advent of new blood, the Scott brothers stepped outside the word-of-mouth marketing approach that had been the foundation of growth since 1988. For the first time, Archways & Ceilings began to exhibit at local builder shows and look for alternative marketing approaches that would help them take their local business to a national business.

Archways & Ceilings national expansion - 2007
2007

From Local to National: In the face of the Great Recession, the Scott brothers were forced to make the biggest and most strategic decision they’ve ever encountered: whether to down-size and ride out the recession or expand nationally. They chose to expand nationally by formulating a new business plan and revamping their website. Every aspect, from measuring, installing, and drywall was broken down into quick and easy steps with detailed instructions. Web traffic exploded and sales continued remarkable growth as videos and newsletters gained traction. The national dream had been realized.

Archways & Ceilings international expansion - 2010
2010

Internationally to Canada: As the Scott Brothers worked to expand and build a customer base nationally, several builders in Canada began to inquire if they could get archways and ceiling kits in Canada. Over the course of a few months, Archways & Ceilings became a Non-Resident Importer with the Canada Revenue Agency and added several local reps to help promote their products in Canada, thus, effectually allowing them to do business in Canada as if they were Canadian.

Archways & Ceilings DIY products - 2012
2012

Do-It-Yourself Line of Products: Since 1988, Archways & Ceilings has been predominately a direct-to-builder manufacturer. As more and more Do-It-Yourselfers called with requests for quote and orders, the Scott Brothers built 4 kits that were specifically designed, flexible, and easy enough for Do-It-Yourselfers (www.ArchKit.com). In 2013, Home Depot began selling these 4 kits online, and the Universal Arch Kit became an instant favorite, and continues to get amazing reviews with a solid 4.9 out of 5 rating.

Archways & Ceilings moved locations - 2014
2014

Bigger & Better: In early 2014, the Scott brothers moved down the street to double the size of their manufacturing plant along with increasing their investment in automation equipment to expand product development and reduce labor costs. As a result, several new products have been added to their robust product line: astroid curve soffits, elliptical groin vaults, range hoods, fireplace canopies, and the Cyclorama Infinity wall.

Archways & Ceilings launched a new website
2015

From Good to Great: As the Scott brothers product line continued to grow, they decided it was time for a new website that could give their builders’ a better experience along with giving them a robust infrastructure that could automate monotonous tasks. In October, Archways & Ceilings launched a new website with 8 archway kits, 12 ceiling kits, and 6 wall design kits with an easy-to-use interface that puts the freedom of complete customization in the hands of their builders and contractors.

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