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About Contractors Wardrobe®

Our story is one of integrity, reliability and well-made products

The Cw® story

At Contractors Wardrobe®, our mission is very simple:
To manufacture products and service our customers better than anyone in our industry. That is why our logo features the words “Quality. ‘We set the standard.'”

Contractors Wardrobe® was founded in 1972 and began designing and manufacturing its own products in 1976. Since then, Cw® has continued to expand its product lines and developed some of the finest home improvement products found anywhere in the world.

Today, worldwide operations and state-of-the-art, vertically integrated manufacturing facilities are controlled from our 258,000 square foot corporate headquarters located in the Santa Clarita Valley, just north of Los Angeles.

Additional facilities and showrooms located in Sacramento, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Tempe, Arizona; Pompano Beach, Florida; in total over 500,000 square feet, as well as a broad distribution throughout the United States, keeps us poised to serve and supply the residential, commercial and hospitality industries with equal ease and service.

Steeped in history and heritage

Contractors Wardrobe® is very proud of our history, work, and reputation.
Below is a glance of our company’s history. Scroll down to see some milestones or use the navigation on the right.

1972

Contractors Wardrobe® is born

Contractors Wardrobe® was founded in 1972.

1974
We open our first location

We open our first location

From humble beginnings, Contractors Wardrobe® opens its doors in its first 1,700 square foot space in Van Nuys, California in a purple aluminum building as seen here offering its first product of Mirrored Wardrobe Doors.

1976
We move to Chatsworth

We move to Chatsworth

Contractors Wardrobe® becomes incorporated and moves to Chatsworth, California, giving them 15,000 square feet to work in, which they quickly outgrow and subsequently leases another 8,600 square feet to warehouse raw materials.

1985
We move to Valencia

We move to Valencia

Contractors Wardrobe® purchases and moves into a 60,000 square foot facility in Valencia, California and within five years outgrows that facility.

1990
We are growing

We are growing

Business grows and another move is necessary. This time they double their facility size and move once again in Valencia, California to a 121,000 square foot building.

1993
Shower Enclosures introduced

Shower Enclosures introduced

Contractors Wardrobe® sees a clear opportunity to enlarge its product line even further and introduces its extensive Shower Enclosure line.

1999
We expand to Sacramento

We expand to Sacramento

Contractors Wardrobe® expands its operations into Sacramento, California, and purchases a 49,000 square foot building.

2000
Duraflect<sup style="line-height: 2.0em;">®</sup> copper-free mirror is introduced

Duraflect® copper-free mirror is introduced

The Klöpper Mirror Conveyor is the world’s finest and is state-of-the-art in cutting edge technology. It is over 560 feet long (almost two football fields long) and is the fastest and most modern mirror conveyor on the North and South American continents. As a result, Cw® enters the world of producing Duraflect® Copper-Free Mirror, a patented process and was the first in the United States to manufacture Copper-Free Mirror.

2002
It was a big year for us

It was a big year for us

Running out of warehouse and raw material space, Contractors Wardrobe® purchases a building adjacent to its Sacramento facility (pictured left), giving them another 43,500 square feet of space, that now totals over 92,500 square feet in Northern California.

Later that year, to continue on their path of vertical integration they purchased an 81,000 square foot building in Valencia (pictured right) to house its glass processing center that includes cutting, fabrication and tempering of their Duratuf® tempered safety glass.

2005
We continue to grow

We continue to grow

Contractors Wardrobe® once again expands its processes by purchasing a 35,000 square foot facility in Las Vegas, Nevada to better serve its ever-growing customer base.

2006
We celebrate 30 years of incorporation

We celebrate 30 years of incorporation

Contractors Wardrobe® expands its footprint of a 12,400 square foot building in Phoenix, Arizona, by purchasing a 99,200 square foot “build to suit” building located in Tempe, Arizona (pictured left).

Later that year they open the vertical integration door of opportunity and begin roll forming shapes. Cw® starts fabricating and tempering glass for use in a variety of applications: shower enclosures, storefronts, railing systems, sliding glass doors and more.

2007
More products, more growth

More products, more growth

Contractors Wardrobe® introduces Room Partitions and Loft Dividers (pictured right) while opening its doors in the state of Florida to service more customers, making Cw® a coast-to-coast company (pictured left: Pompano Beach, Florida location).

2008
Product line continues to grow

Product line continues to grow

Contractors Wardrobe® sees a need in the marketplace for Heavy Glass Shower Enclosures (pictured). Hence it made its offering and continues to grow in this area.

Later that year the company refines, completes and presents its Cabinet Door line.

2010
Protecting your investment

Protecting your investment

Contractors Wardrobe® incorporates its own glass protection treatment process called CwShield™ Protective Coating, which is factory-applied on both sides of the glass.

2012
Do it yourself

Do it yourself

Contractors Wardrobe® expands the factory-applied CwShield Protective Coating product with the introduction of two new products to be used at home. The CwShield™ In-Home Kit allows you to add CwShield™ protective coating to many other surfaces in your home.

2013
More doors to choose from

More doors to choose from

In 2013 Contractors Wardrobe® launched the Serenity®, Tranquility® and Eclipse® wardrobe doors. The Serenity™ (left) is a mirrored Door that features a solid 2-inch wide hardwood frame, available in Espresso or White finish. The Tranquility™ (centered) features Snow White painted glass and a solid 2-inch wide hardwood frame, available in Espresso or White finish. And the Eclipse® (right) is a 3 diamond door that comes standard with Mystique™ glass and a 3 inch wide heavy-duty hollow tube side rail. Add extra style with true divided lite.

2014
uDivide<sup style="line-height: 2.5em;">™</sup> your space

uDivide your space

Cw®‘s uDivide partition and divider system helps you divide your old space when you want to create a new space. uDivide is a great addition to your home or office environment. Easy to assemble, easy to move, easy to create privacy when needed. It is very versatile and can also be used as a dry erase board. uDivide™, “redesigning life.” Check out the uDivide™ product page for more details and upgrade options.

2015
Leading the industry

Leading the industry

Cw®‘s introduced the Sequoia® wardrobe door; an aluminum bi-pass door with Walnut and White painted glass panel Inserts in a true divided 5 lite 3/2 design (pictured left). Matrix™ also made its debut. The Matrix™ wardrobe door is an aluminum bi-pass door with Maple and White painted glass panel inserts in a true divided 3 lite middle design (pictured center). Also in 2015, we launched two new shower enclosures; Models 7800 and 8800 are innovative and just plain cool! They offer a unique top rail system that will make your bathroom the talk of the town! The reversible frameless enclosures with Clear glass and in a Bright Clear or Brushed Nickel finish provides a modern style (pictured right).