The more experience in an industry, the better the results. Established in 1935 as F. C. Goebel & Son Cabinet Shop, our focus was on quality and service. Some things should never change.
Today, four generations later, that small shop is 183,000 square feet of manufacturing space with 150 employees dedicated to the Goebel vision: to be the industry leader through its people, customer service, and quality products. We keep building on that solid foundation.
Goebel has remained true to its values throughout its 80-year history, and continues to exceed client expectations through:
- Valued and skilled employees
- Unparalleled quality and service
- Integrity, honesty and fairness
- Continuous improvement
Goebel is committed to exceeding client requirements and increasing client satisfaction through continual improvement of our products, services and the quality management system.
Goebel Fixture Company: A Timeline
Fred Goebel has a dream…
Fred Goebel uses his excellent woodworking skills to do small repairs for the community and starts making custom-built cabinetry.
Fred Goebel and his sons, Virgil and Harvey, open F.C. Goebel & Son Cabinet Shop – a kitchen cabinet and fix-it shop in Hutchinson, MN.
Fire nearly destroys the company’s new 2600 sq. ft. facility, built just a year earlier to accommodate Goebel’s move toward commercial projects.
New name, new focus…
The company changes its name to Goebel Fixture Company and sells its kitchen cabinet business to focus on store and bank fixtures.
Passing the torch…
Fred Goebel passes away, leaving Virgil to manage the business.
Harvey passes away, leaving Virgil to manage the business.
A period of growth…
The company is incorporated and earns a well-established reputation in the department store industry.
Providing employment opportunities…
Goebel Fixture Company grows to 63 employees and begins to produce knife blocks for Chicago Cutlery.
Celebrating our 50th Anniversary!
The Company celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Employee count is 133 with 300 additional employees working at job sites across the United States.
Mergers and acquisitions affect the department store industry and the Company’s business remains stagnant for six consecutive years.
Reinventing our brand…
Through in-depth strategic planning, Goebel Fixture Company reinvents itself – focusing the business on the high-end specialty retail market.
Reaching new heights…
The new focus of the Company results in sales topping $25 million. The knife block production line is shut down after 7 million blocks are produced.
The Company expands its capabilities to include vendor shops, in-house metal and international projects.
Expansion and Acquisition
Overall sales top $43 million, and with 105 employees, the company begins strategic efforts to expand, through partnerships or an acquisition.
A new facility…
Goebel Fixture Company increases its capacity through the acquisition of Environments – a 70,000 sq. ft. facility in Minnetonka, MN.
Celebrating our 80th Anniversary!
The company celebrates its 80th anniversary. Employee count is 150 employees.
A bright future…
Goebel’s strategic focus remains on luxury. The company has defined customer service as its mission and differentiation. Goebel will remain committed to the client and creating luxury environments.