Our History

Our History

Marion van Veldhuizen the founder of Van's Cabinet & Door Shop located in Sonora California
Marion van Veldhuizen

Van’s Cabinet Shop opened its doors in Sonora by Marion Van Veldhuizen in 1971 across the street from Rubes Restaurant. “Van” moved into its current location in 1977. The cabinet shop was purchased by David Fickel in 1982 at which time David expanded to include pre-hung doors as well as the custom cabinets which we have become so well known for throughout the years.

In 2000 David Fickel and long time employee David Guzman became partners.

The cabinet shop was primarily overseen by David Fickel with his 22 years in the business and managed by Ron Loewen along with his 30 years in the trade. The door shop was overseen by David Guzman with his 29 years of expertise in the door industry.

David Fickel & Dave Guzman - Van's Cabinet Shop located in Sonora California
David Fickel & David Guzman

During a icy morning April of 2010 Ron Loewen had the misfortune of passing away on his way to work. Jesse Stevens who had been working in the cabinet shop for about 7 years then became shop manager.

Vans Cabinets and Doors suffered another loss in December of 2018 when David Fickel passed away from sudden onset cancer. David Guzman is now President of the company.  Jesse Stevens is now overseeing the Cabinet Shop from sales to design to delivery. Andrew Jessee manages the door shop and assists David Guzman with customers and sales.