About Ocean Sash & Door
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 thirty years is no accident, it is TRADITION.
A Brief History
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.
Today the Shop resides at 17th and Shotwell St. on both sides of the intersection in the Mission District.