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About Us

A Brief History

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Mike York - Owner 

Ocean Sash and Door has been in business since 1880 and was founded by Fernando Nelson (the most prolific home builder in S.F. History) who was responsible for building over 4000 homes. His business was called Fernando Nelson and Sons. The window / door / cabinet facility would follow the company from district to district as the Nelsons moved their home building enterprise around the city.


The Nelson Family changed the name of the Business shortly after Fernando passed away to Ocean Cabinets since the sons were no longer in the home building business. George Nelson who eventually took complete ownership chose to build Cabinets and Windows inside a shop on Ocean Ave. At 82, after moving the facility 2 more times, George retired, selling the shop to H.E. York in 1970. “Gene” York re-named the shop Ocean Sash and Door and retired the Cabinet department. He then moved the facility to 3154 17th Street into the old Groom Carpet Building.


The sons of Gene York, Michael and Wayne bought the business from him in 1977 and expanded the Door facilities to a full Pre-Hang shop across the street from the Window Factory at the intersection of 17th and Shotwell in the Mission District. The facilities manufactured windows and doors for 41 years in that location. 

Today, Ocean Sash and Door has expanded to 2 facilities in the Bay Area with the main Sales Offices at 2730 Oakdale Ave, just off Bayshore Blvd in San Francisco.  The second location is a large manufacturing plant in Concord, California.

Experience with excellence

Ocean Sash & Door, Inc. is dedicated to providing our customers with superior results by meeting or exceeding their expectations.

It is our goal to create a lasting beneficial relationship with our customers by providing the highest quality and service available from a window and door provider.

A family-run business serving the Bay Area for over one hundred and forty years is no accident, it is TRADITION.


Quality & Friendly service 

Ocean Sash and Door Inc. takes great pride in providing the highest levels of quality and finish. When dealing with a historic structure, you want to ensure that you are getting high quality replacement windows & doors to match. With over 140 years of continuous operation, Ocean Sash and Door Inc. has a reputation you can count on. We are conveniently located in San Francisco, and serve the entire Bay Area.

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