Commercial Casework is celebrating over 40 years of success.


Commercial Casework Inc. was established on May 1, 1976 and was incorporated on August 4th of the same year. It was founded by four brothers from a woodworking family; Ralph, John, Bill and Tom Palmer. It is now run by the next generation, Nick Palmer along with, Eric Palmer, Lance Palmer. Commercial Casework is a 100% ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) company.

In the early years Commercial Casework Inc. specialized in retail fixtures, especially for jewelry stores. The banking industry boomed during that time period and Commercial Casework Inc. jumped in to fill the need.

In the early eighties their focus changed with the market to office tenant improvements. Going from complex custom bank fixtures to custom office interior woodwork was an easy transition. Since the Bay Area has a multitude of corporate headquarters, the need for quality custom woodwork was abundant.

Today, we still specialize in custom, commercial woodwork for premier companies throughout the Bay Area. Our business is where customers come for their high-end projects that they want done right, completed on time, and keeping their best interests in mind.


Commercial Casework believes in giving all our employees information pertaining to the company, so that they can be aware of any potential obstacles and be proactive.

“A business should be run like an aquarium, where everybody can see what’s going on – what’s going in, what’s moving around, what’s coming out. That’s the only way to make sure people understand what you are doing, and why, and have some input into deciding where you are going.”