the real team


Real Carriage Door & Sliding Hardware offers a throwback to the craftsman era of quality and attention to detail. With solid wood construction and mortise and tenon joinery, our craftsmen take great pride in each door they design and build.

Step by step, they painstakingly put forth the time, energy, and personal attention each door deserves. Meticulous and steadfast, they are unwavering in the quality of the doors they build.

While here, you will find that craftsmanship, excellence, and innovation are of the utmost importance. We embrace the art of working with raw materials and the creative diligence to turn it into something extraordinary.

Unsurpassed quality and workmanship is what you can expect when you choose us. We lead the way in custom doors and we invite you to Build Real with us.


Don Rees started out as the builder, designer, and owner of Rees Builders. He started building authentic one-of-a-kind homes in 1976. His house building projects often incorporated his own wooden doors.

Don created his first swing-out carriage garage doors on a custom home in 1995. Soon his idea found a home in all his projects and became a significant part of Rees Builders. Don found a market for his handcrafted doors. His doors stood above standard garage doors in their quality, unique design, and operation. Soon business drove Don into creating Real Carriage Door & Sliding Hardware. Don continues to oversee daily operations, create new designs, and continues to innovate the idea of what a door can be.


Real Carriage Door is in the business of crafting fine wooden carriage garage doors in the style, tradition, and function of original carriage house doors. Therefore, we are leading a renaissance in the carriage door business with our real swing-out carriage doors. We strive to continue innovating new designs and applications, while also improving the quality of our Real Carriage Doors.

Real Carriage Door Company is located in Gig Harbor, Washington. From our 16,000 square foot facility we handcraft and ship beautiful wood doors all over the United States and Canada. The Real Carriage Door Family feels privileged to design and build right here in scenic Pacific Northwest. Whether fine-grained Douglas Fir or beautiful Cedar, the Pacific Northwest has the best wood options from around the world.

Give us a call or use the form below to get your custom door project started today.