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Liberty Valley Doors

Address: 6005 Gravenstein Highway, Cotati 94931

Phone: 707-795-8040

Website: libertyvalleydoors.com

Employees: 12

COTATI -- Manufacturing custom, arched and rediscovered wood doors, using new and reclaimed lumber Americans used to build our nation, are the cornerstones of Liberty Valley Doors commercial operations. The firm also manufactures custom wood windows, millwork and tables.

The company is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, an organization promoting responsible forest management worldwide.

While the market for its products has been down for more than two years, there has been a recent uptick in demand, such as a $12,000 order for custom doors for a small home in the area. “People are getting back to what they want versus what they can afford,” said Mike Pastryk, president and founder.

Company clients include high-end residential and commercial customers, along with restaurants and wineries.

First established in 1978 as the PS Cabinet and Door Company, back when the company was housed in two Petaluma chicken barns. Today the firm continues to focus on human needs.

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“Giving back to the community is my primary objective,” said Mr. Pastryk, who together with son, Stephen, director of sustainability, marketing and sales, are part of the senior management team.

Mike Pastryk is an active Rotarian and will become president of the Rohnert Park-Cotati club on July 1. He is working under a grant from Rotary International to help supply solar hot water systems for 130 orphans in Guadalajara, Mexico, in cooperation with the local Rotary Club.

He devotes 15 to 20 hours a week volunteering and supporting Cotati Chamber of Commerce events, such as the Cotati Arts Project, the Economic Development Task Force and programs to feed the needy.

The Pastryk family and employees volunteer at the Redwood Empire Food Bank where they help to deliver food for 120 kids at the John Reed and Waldo Rohnert Elementary Schools.

“I also occasionally work with Neighborhoods Organized Against Hunger in Rohnert Park that every Wednesday provides food for 250 families,” Mr. Pastryk said.

He has donated wood to Rancho Cotati, Piner and Elsie Allen High Schools’ woodworking programs. His firm recently provided wood for a new shelter door for California Homemakers Association in Santa Rosa.

Stephen Pastryk has coached a company-sponsored softball team and also serves as an assistant coach of the JV basketball team at Rancho Cotati High.

Liberty Valley Doors has a clothing and shoe collection container near its highway entrance, along with a box of free wood scraps for anyone who needs it.

The Pastryks donate the sawdust from milling operations to local farmers to use as compost and animal bedding.

The company predominantly serves the greater Bay area and can ship anywhere in the world.

Liberty Valley Doors moved to its present location at 6005 Gravenstein Highway in Cotati in 1982.  This 15,000 square foot manufacturing facility, plus an adjacent 2,400 square foot showroom, comprises a physical plant with over $1 million in equipment and another $1 million invested in solar technology.

The production facility is covered with 624 solar panels generating 117 kWh of energy, enough to supply 100% of the company’s power needs.

“We’re still tied to the grid, but our meter runs both ways now. This solar project is just another example of our company’s sustainability commitment captured in our motto:  We’re opening doors to a greener tomorrow.”

Liberty Valley Doors is a certified Sonoma County Green Business.

Mike Pastryk received a BEA Award in 2009 and a Spirit of Sonoma County Award in 2010. In addition, he was honored as the Volunteer of the Year by the Sonoma County Adult and Youth Development Center in 2010.

Liberty Valley Doors has been named “Business of the Year” by both state Sen. Mark Leno and Assemblyman Jared Huffman.