The MAI Story


1981 - Raford Cade and his family start Moulding Associates, Inc. out of a home office, using a storage garage for warehousing.  The business model is slab only sales.

1986 - The Cade family moves the busines into office and warehousing space in Garland, TX.  The initial product offering is primarily decorative shaped glass doors and a few panel options.

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1990 - MAI continues to grow and adds several panels to the product offering.  During this time, stair parts are added to the product offering.


1999 - MAI builds a new manufacturing and office facility in Wylie, TX.  The expansion allows them to begin pre-hanging doors.


2003 - MAI adds warehousing space and a pre-finishing facility to it's operations.  The expansion brings their facility to 90,000 sq. ft.


2003 - MAI begins offering the beautiful Andean walnut doors with natural wood characteristics.  The Home Towne Collection is also added to the offering.


2007 - The Cade family sells MAI to Pella Corporation, an industry leader in windows and doors with over 90 years of company history.  Pella maintains MAI's customers and invests in the business in the form of high-tech equipment and a re-engineered pre-finishing formula for enhanced performance.

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2012 - The elegant diamond bevel glass is launched in Andean walnut doors.

2013 - MAI expands it's TDL offering with additional lite patterns and doors widths.

2014 - MAI launches the Contemporary Collection, which offers a modern look couples with MAI's tradition of quality.

2015 - The MAI Select Series is introduced.  It's a special platform that enables MAI to offer unique designs based on customer requests.

2016 - The Contemporary Collection is expanded with the addition of the Slim Lite and Vertical Lite designs.  Popular darker stains, Charcoal and Graphite, are added to the pre-finish stain options.  The Westport Collection, MAI's signature Mahogany craftsman door line, gets revamped.  This brings a number of grille options to our craftsman product.


2017 - MAI introduces the Mid Century Modern door line, a Knotty Alder value door line, a Shaker Style craftsman door line, and a unique, customizable interior Barn Door line.